New Construction 2017
Our new construction project is a one-off, custom hull designed by Doug Zurn, and, in some ways, is a new venture for our yard. It will maintain the traditional aesthetic of a Downeast lobster boat above the waterline. Below the waterline, however, is a hard-chined, V-bottom with dual IPS drives instead of a traditional keel and single inboard engine. In effect, Zurn’s design will have more speed and maneuverability while keeping the classic good looks of a Maine boat that Newman and Gray built their reputation on. As in the past, we continue to work with the owner to build a custom layout with high-end joinery and finish work. The lightweight, foam core construction with varnished teak and mahogany trim will allow the boat to push speeds in excess of 40 knots. The Volvo-Penta D6 engines will operate on joystick or wheel control. It is a one-of-a-kind boat: combining the lines of a Downeast boat with modern hull and propulsion systems.