Lyman Morse big cat, almost done

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

4 Responses

  1. Roger B says:

    Ben, you have every right to be proud of Maine, you are a worthy ambassador for that beautiful state.
    If your question ” . . . is there a custom boatbuilder anywhere on the planet creating such an remarkable fleet of high-end yachts?” was not rhetorical might I propose –
    Pendennis Shipyard in Falmouth (England).
    No connection.

  2. JohnD says:

    The side station looks amazing.
    One thing. pillars, roofline and door all seem like they’d obstruct the view from the helm station, particularly because the actual standing position is back of the door. Am I imagining this?
    I come from the sailing side so don’t really know how it is done on powerboats. Is this common?

  3. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    John, I think there’s a wheel just visible in the forward cockpit, which is about as good as it gets on a catamaran with a deckhouse. Some designs try to solve that issue with one or two off center raised steering stations behind the house, but I thought that awkward the one time I tried it (link below). I really like forward cockpits like Mala’s, and as often seen on Chris White designed multihulls.

  4. jamie says:

    Excuse the shameless self-promo but I thought you might all enjoy the extended photo galleries of both Mala Conducta (exterior only at the moment) and Whistler on our site. I hope to get down to Thomaston to shoot some photos of the interior of one or both. Thanks, Ben for your updates.
    Jamie Bloomquist
    Maine, Boats, Homes & Harbors magazine

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