It should come as no surprise that hull design affects boats’ handling characteristics significantly. The 23’ Lyman pictured here cruises comfortably at 18 knots, with a cushioned, supple and level ride. Its even ride results from a sharp forefoot that easily splits waves and handles chop without drama. And its wood “clinker-built” construction gives slightly, allowing for movement in the water and contrasting sharply with riding on plane in a fiberglass, hard chine boat.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2016/07/07/clinker-hulled-lymans