Reminiscent of 1920’s Wall Street commuter yachts, Liberty is constructed using Hodgon’s proprietary cold molded wood boat building techniques and combines traditional design with state-of-the-art materials and innovative systems. This 80-foot motor yacht – designed by Bruce King Yacht Design with interior designed by the owner and Allan Walton Design – is powered by a pair of 1,100-hp MAN diesel engines and comfortably cruises at over 25 knots.
Complex Details Throughout
The mahogany interior features an inlaid star pattern forward of the gallery, a rosette motif aft, and book-matched panels. This structured geometric patterning and combination of elegance and boldness provide an “art deco” feel.
Liberty’s svelte 15-foot beam helps provide stability, even in threatening seas. Her relatively flat running attitude and fine entry is a joy to see underway or experience on deck.
Strength at One-third the Weight
Under the traditional looking teak decks is a lightweight honeycomb sandwich structure. The boat’s rudders, rudder stocks, struts, shaft shrouds, mast and boom are made of carbon fiber. The mast and boom feature a fuax wood paint job.
Gazing at Liberty may be enough for some folks, but she really comes alive when you fire up her big diesels.
"It is not her speed that makes Liberty unusual, rather it’s three other factors: Her style (very understated); her quality (unprecedented), and her brute strength (stemming from modern composite construction)."