"Lionfish" was commissioned in 1978 for an East Coast sailor. He chose Lyman Morse to build her to exacting standards. She was built with the finest materials available. For example, teak was used in most of her structure and details such as copper sheet laminated into the flybridge top to ward off any future leaks. She is a rugged and capable vessel. On one trip we hit 15' seas on the port forward quarter. She forged ahead at 9 knots and was sure and predictable. At one point a large Nordhaven trawler radioed us to ask what the heck kind of boat are we as we passed by. We radioed back "A Jarvis Newman 46" and the reply was "It figures!".
I have had the pleasure to cruise "Lionfish" extensively and one thing that stands out is her versatility. Handling around the dock is easy and I find her maneuverable enough for one person to easily dock. She as well as you may figure can also carry a crowd with plenty of elbow room. I find there is a living area for any occasion. The main saloon and lower cabins are perfect for relaxing on a cold autumn Nor'easter.
The flybridge and aft upper deck are great for visibility and sunbathing while underway. The lower aft deck with overhead protection from the flybridge extension is perfect for getting out of the evening dew or relaxing in the shade on a hot summer afternoon.
Below, starting from the bow, is the owner's cabin with double berth, with abundant storage. Plenty of hatches, portholes, etc. There is a private head and large hanging locker. to starboard is the guest cabin with over and under bunks, bureau, lockers and private head. Opposite to port is the linen room and separate stall shower with hallway and storage/pantry area.
Up two stairs you enter the main saloon with full length galley to port, featuring under counter freezer, refrigerator, large storage lockers, plenty of counter space for prep work and appliances. A large double sink and trash hopper. Next aft is the incredibly wonderful Shipmate propane, 4 burner stove with 2 ovens and broiler, separate exhaust hood. Forward to starboard is the large helm area with custom teak wheel, large compass and engine gauges. The bulkhead houses the AC/DC distribution panel. Aft to starboard is the large L shaped settee with cushions and dropleaf teak table. Seating for 8 is common utilizing the teak bench seat from the aft cockpit dining table.
The engine room is accessed through the sole hatch on center line and the whole saloon sole is removable.
Next aft and outside is the aft cockpit with 2 upholstered storage boxes port and starboard. There is a large teak dining table with 2 chairs and large bench seat, seating 5-6 people. Stairs to side decks and stairway to flybridge.
The flybridge consists of a large bench seat with storage forward to port with the helmsman swivel seat to starboard. A built in 3 bottle propane locker and AC/DC ice box. Nice secure railings, plenty of room for folding chairs, aft dinghy storage and custom observation radar mast with boom for dinghy launch and retrieval.
All in all, she is a vessel that offers much more usable space than any other boat in her size range and looks that stop people in their tracks wherever she travels. "Lionfish" has been a wonderful and trustworthy friend to our family.
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