View From the LSX120 Mold, Video Blog #14

Today Ill take you on a field trip to go inside the new LSX120 hull mold as it’s under construction.  I’ll show you a couple things that we do, a few of which you may not know.  If you have any questions feel free to email me at

Also leave a comment below and let me know what you think?

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15 Responses to View From the LSX120 Mold, Video Blog #14

  1. Matt R says:

    Great idea for a video location Rich. Hopefully this won’t be the last during the build of the 120. In our business we help build and deliver dreams, and I don’t think there is a better way to demonstrate this than seeing a dream being built and coming together.

  2. Chris Larson says:

    I’m curious as to why you are using Balsa core fiberglass as opposed to honeycomb or birch core?

    • Rich Lazzara says:

      Chris, Sorry for the delay, I wanted to go to the expert to get the correct information. Mike Schenk who is an expert in fiberglass and lamination and also works for Lazzara Yachts says this -

      “Balsa is by far the stiffest and strongest core in comparison to other cores in same thickness. Honeycomb also doesn’t bend well in compound application during vacuum bagging and needs to be cut to conform and will lose a lot of it’s property strength due to it. It also sucks up more resin ( in bagging process) and increases weight. Birch core is too heavy and does not form a good chemical bond with glass.”

      Hope that helps, thanks for the questions.

  3. Chris Larson says:

    Thanks for getting back to me on that. I knew there was a reason for doing so. I can see how honeycomb wouldn’t form well to the desired hull shape.

  4. Nick says:


    I sent an email to you a few days back regarding a megayachtradio edition that featured you discussing the new 120. I had a question regarding the ability for an owner to operate this vessel. I prefer to operate the boats I purchase, and we have been looking at the 92 for a few months. Now with the 120 in play, we are looking to go bigger.

    You stated that this vessel would not be one typically operated by the owner. I may not be a professional captian, but I am very experienced behind the helm of all different types of powered yachts (straight shaft driven, jet driven, and IPS). With the new 120 being Zeus Powered, will this yacht be something I can handle? Or should we stick with the 92?



    • Rich Lazzara says:


      I’m sorry I didn’t get your email. Ill email you directly right now. The bottom line is unless you’re self insured OR have a captains license getting insurance would be impossible. Beyond that being an “owner operator” of a 120′, while possible, would not be typical.

  5. Keith says:

    The 120 will use 2 x ZF4000 Pods. not Zeus. This is a new pod system designed and built by ZF.

    • Rich Lazzara says:

      Keith, thanks for correcting that comment from earlier. Actually the 120 will use 3x, triple ZF4000 pods. looking forward to an exciting project. thanks.

  6. james says:

    i had a question can a owner operate the lsx 120

  7. Omar Chacon says:

    Rich, Congratulations!!!!! Lazzara´s family have to be very proud of their yachts design and improvements, I´m a captain in Venezuela of medium size boats, no further of 40 tons, and usually, when I´m off, spend hours at internet watching a long list of yachts builders, marine engines, etc, new stuff, and you people are one of my very short list of favorites, you really are doing things in the right way, I confess; I spent so many hours investigating Lazzara´s 92, about engines and equipments than you install, at least what you people show, on your yachts, trying to find details of wrong equipment suplying and I recognized, all of them are the right one´s. I saw all your videos, I read all brochures, I download everything you have, like another yachts builders, and my conclusion it´s than your grandfather lets his heritage, his proud, his golden dream in the best hands he ever would find.
    I´m very impress, my regards to your family and keep growing, people.
    And You say a truth, is not usually a licensed captain buy a yacht, I think because when we get tired of work, to rest, we are not going to leave in another yacht, no way. I love to go out, but it´s different when you are out working in someone´s boats.
    P.D. If my words writing sounds a little be strange, I apologize, it´s because I have 27 years without going to the United States, where I took my certificate in Marine Engine Mechanics, in outboards engines, then years after I step in yachts, and at the other hand I´m 53 years old. I will appreciate very much if you show us more videos and pictures about the construction steps of the 120. Thanks a lot.

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  9. Rick says:

    Very impressed with the video of 120 hull lay up 11/28/09. Would like to see video updates on progress of LSX 120 or photos.

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