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Experience the blend of timeless design and modern innovation that defines Lyman Boats.
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Introducing the All-New 2024 Lyman Runabout & Center Console

Timeless Elegance

At Lyman Boats, we craft more than vessels, we craft memories. Each curve of mahogany and brass fitting on our boats harkens back to a golden era of boating, where craftsmanship was an art and every launch a cherished tradition. Our boats carry with them the charm of bygone days, offering a timeless journey over the waters they navigate. 

Legacy Reimagined 

As we carry the Lyman legacy forward, we blend the soul of our storied past with the pulse of modern innovation. We stand at the helm of tradition, ready to unfold a new chapter that respects our heritage while sailing towards the future. 

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Enduring Summer Memories

With us, every journey promises not just a destination, but an experience steeped in the rich history and loving craftsmanship that is unmistakably Lyman. 

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The Lyman Runabout 16.5

Length – 16’ 6”

Beam – 5’ 11”

Loaded Draft – 1’ 2”

Trailer Weight – 1,250 lbs

Max Capacity – 6 Adults

Power by Mercury Outboard, 4 stroke, EFI, 50 HP (up to 70 HP available)

16 gallons fuel capacity

AGM Battery

Remote battery charger

Digital read out instrumentation

Hydraulic steering

All LED lighting, Nav and anchor

Helm and cockpit courtesy LED lighting

Load Master Trailer with alloy wheels, power brakes

Other options are available

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The Lyman Center Console 16.5

Length – 16’ 6”

Beam – 5’ 11”

Loaded Draft – 1’ 2”

Trailer Weight – 1,250 lbs

Max Capacity – 6 Adults

Power by Mercury Outboard, 4 stroke, EFI, 50 HP (up to 70 HP available)

16 gallons fuel capacity

AGM Battery

Remote battery charger

Digital read out instrumentation

Hydraulic steering

All LED lighting, Nav and anchor

Helm and cockpit courtesy LED lighting

Load Master Trailer with alloy wheels, power brakes

Other options are available

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Nate Sublett, President and Owner

Nate Sublett, President and Owner of Chippewa Boatworks, is driven by a passion for creating exceptional experiences. By revitalizing the iconic Lyman Boats line, known for their high-end mahogany craftsmanship, Nate aims to bring the joy of boating to a new generation of families. His dedication to providing memorable experiences led him to start Benchmark Craftsmen in 2002, which rapidly grew from four employees to 65 by 2023.
 
Benchmark Craftsmen leads in designing, fabricating, and servicing exhibits and fixtures for tradeshows, museums, and specialty environments. Nate has successfully delivered projects for renowned brands such as NASA, Disney, BMW, Harley Davidson, and The Cleveland Museum of Art.
 
With an expertise in creating vibrant spaces and project management, Nate’s mission is to create unforgettable experiences for his clients. His commitment to quality and innovation unites his work with both Lyman Boats and Benchmark Craftsmen, establishing him as a standout figure in his field.

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Kurt Cerny, Naval Architect

Born and raised in NE Ohio, Kurt Cerny grew up with a passion for Lake Erie and the watercraft that called it home. From his family cottage in Marblehead, he saw firsthand the grace and beauty of the classic Lyman. His grandfather, father, and uncles all owned Lymans throughout the years and they praised them for their seakeeping in the often choppy waters of the Western Basin. Tasked with designing a modern Lyman, Kurt knew it was one thing to create a beautiful boat but another to design a hull that would live up to the revered Lyman name.

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