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2005 Morris Yachts 42


Bernard,ME,United States

Morris 42 Profile
Morris Yachts 42 Interior
Morris Yachts 42 at dock
Morris Yachts 42 salon
Morris Yachts 42 Galley
Morris Yachts 42 QBerth
Morris Yachts 42 fwd view
Morris Yachts 42 Nav station
Morris Yachts 42 Port
Morris Yachts 42 Nav table detail
Morris Yachts 42 fwd cabin
Morris Yachts 42 U settee
Morris Yachts 42 table detail
Morris Yachts 42 V Berth
Morris Yachts 42 fwd cabin
Morris Yachts 42 head
Morris Yachts 42 cockpit
Morris Yachts 42 interior aft
Morris Yachts 42 companionway
Morris Yachts 42 deck 1
Morris Yachts 42 instruments
Morris Yachts 42 deck 2
Morris Yachts 42 Deck 3
Morris Yachts 42 Deck 4
Morris Yachts 42 Bow pulpit
Morris Yachts 42 Bow
Morris Yachts 42 transom
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The Morris Yachts 42 “Alacrity,” a Cruising World magazine Boat of the Year award winner is one of the most beautiful sailing yachts in America.  She’s a Chuck Paine designed head turner that attracts attention and excitement wherever she is sailed.  Enjoy a trip to Cannes next summer, a 1900 mile circumnavigation of Labrador or a week’s cruise to Edgartown and Nantucket.  This exquisite example of beauty, speed and comfort can be purchased in like-new condition for half the price of a new, comparably equipped Morris 42 ft. Ocean Series.  And it’s available now, not a year from now.  Lightly used, meticulously cared for, impeccably detailed and extensively equipped with all the bells and whistles including North sails, carbon fiber spars, rigging and rudder, bow thruster, teak decking and an interior to-die-for, Alacrity has had all of her seasonal maintenance completed, in turnkey condition ready to be launched

Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Fiberglass 
Hull Shape DisplacementBeam 12 ft 7 in 
Draft Board/Drive Up 5 ft 3 inEngine Make Yanmar 
Engine Model 4JH3EEngine Year 2005 
Fuel Capacity 50 galLength at Waterline 32 ft 
Length Overall 42 ftNumber of Heads 1 
Holding Tank Size 30 galWater Capacity 60 gal 
Number of Berths 4Number of Engines 1 

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Hull is built of Hydrex vinylester resin, External lead ballast- modern bulb design, Carbon Fiber spade rudder , Hull painted with Awlgrip ‘Flag blue’, Teak decks and cockpit sole, gelcoat non skid areas on cabin top.  All exterior woodwork is varnished teak, recessed cove stripe is gold leaf with clear coat protection, white awlgrip boot top stripe, blue Interlux Micron CSC Extra with biocide bottom paint.  Interior bulkheads are antique white high-pressure Pionite. All exposed areas of the hull interior are covered with varnished  mahogany sheathing, interior lockers lined with ¼” cork, all interior trim and woodwork varnished mahogany , cabin sole varnished teak and basswood.


The spacious interior accommodations were optimized for two couples, with the occasional addition of a guest or two. The interior layout provides two private double sleeping cabins, a large head with separate shower stall, a well thought out galley close to the companionway, and forward facing navigation station for efficient use of space and a truly elegant main salon. The bright ‘Herreshoff’ style interior has antique white bulkheads accentuated with varnished mahogany trim, doors and drawers.  The teak and basswood varnished cabin sole has lift outs for convenient access.  Cushions are 5” luxury foam covered with blue Ultrasuade.  The interior has beautiful natural lighting and ventilation provided by the 12 Bomar Stainless steel opening ports (with screens) and 4 Lewmar Ocean hatches located in the main cabin, forward cabin and aft cabin(smoke colored lenses with Ocean-Air sky screens).

Galley:Descending the companionway steps, the large U shaped Galley is located to starboard.  There is generous storage in the enclosed lockers and drawers, Scandvik SS mirror polished double bowl sink with single leer faucet with pull out spray, Force 10 three-burner propane stove with SS door, thermostatically controlled oven and broiler, Propane system monitor and alarm, Seafrost DC refrigeration system with evaporator plates and electronic thermostat. The large capacity molded fiberglass box is fitted with a top-loading hatch, adjustable shelves and lined with 4" of insulation.

Aft Cabin- Located aft to port is a fully enclosed cabin with a full size berth, ample storage in lockers and drawers and plenty of light and ventilation. 

Nav Station: The Forward facing navigation station is conveniently located to port and easily accessible from the cockpit or salon.  A comfortable upholstered seat and backrest is complemented by the opening chart table boasting a beautiful compass rose inlay. Forward vertical of station has two drawers and a tool box tray. Electrical panel is mounted outboard.

Main Salon: This is truly a ‘no compromise’ salon with a U-shaped settee to starboard and a full length settee to port.  All  cushions are 5” luxury foam beautifully upholstered with Blue Ultrasuede fabric.   The custom folding table has a beautiful shell wood inlay pattern. There is ample storage in outboard shelving and lockers

Forward cabin:  The forward cabin is separated from the main cabin by a custom mahogany door. The large V-berth has a filler and full length shelves outboard.   There is a hanging locker with a louvered door to port with additional storage provided by two drawers and a drop front  located below each berth.  Forward bulkhead has a  door to access the forepeak.

Head: The forward head compartment  is accessible from either the main salon or  forward cabin.  The generously sized shower stall  has molded fiberglass floor, removable grate and integral sump. Scandvik SS mirror polished oval sink with Scandvik mixer faucet and locker door below counter top. Scanmix shower faucet with thermostatic mixer control for constant temperature. Storage provided by outboard lockers with sliding doors,   cabinets and a drawer.  Shower curtain, SS towel bar, toothbrush & cup holder, soap dispenser, toilet paper holder and mirror. Vacuflush 848 marine toilet system with holding tank.


Offshore Carbon Fiber spars with double spreader rig. Masthead setup with one main halyard sheave, two sheaves for jib halyards and one spinnaker crane. (2) Lewmar 40 CCST halyard winches and (2) rope clutches. Masthead crane for VHF antenna and windex. Includes deck tie-rod and turnbuckle, Aluminum boom with internal outhaul and two internal reef lines.Hall Spars C-24 mechanical vang. Discontinuous rod rigging, all spars painted with white Awlgrip paint.

All lines made from New England Rope. Halyards are made from 1-900, control lines and sheets are Sta­Set. Standard running rigging includes main halyard, jib halyard, masthead flag halyard, port spreader halyard, jib furling line, vang control line, single ended main sheet, two reef lines, lazy jacks, two jib sheets, and traveler control lines.

  • North 9 oz Nordac full batten mainsail with two deep reefs. Battens have Batt-Slide #401-10 batten receptacles
  • North 9 oz Nordac 103% furling genoa, full hoist with rope luff, foam reefing pad and UV cover, 2012
  • North Genneker with snuffer, like new condition
  • Harken furling system
  • Continuous reefing system with main halyard and reef lines led to the cockpit. Lines are run aft thru stoppers to the port cabin top winch
  • Traveler: Harken Big Boat track and car. Car control lines with 4:1 purchase led back to cam cleats mounted at the aft end of the cabin top under the dodge
  • Mainsheet System: Harken blocks with 4:1 purchase. The sheet is led to the starboard cabin top winch
  • Genoa System: Harken Big Boat tracks and pin stop cars
  • Line Stoppers: Rope clutches for main halyard, reefing lines & boom vang. There are also (2) stoppers on the mast
  •   Mainsail cover


  • The head has a polyethylene tank with external level monitor and overboard vent. Tank can be emptied overboard through a seacock and discharge pump or by deck pump out.
  • Hot water heater- SS 10 gallon capacity heated by engine or 110 Volt AC power.
  • ShurFlo water pressure system.
  • Johnson 2200 electric pump and Ultra Safety Systems
  • Separate shower sump tank discharged overboard by Whale diaphragm pump. The refrigerator drains into the sump tank.
  • Edson 18 GPM diaphragm pump flush-mounted in the cockpit.
  • Forespar Marelon type reinforced plastic seacocks. Thru-hulls above the waterline are fiberglass tube.
  • ShurFlo Blaster 5.0 GPM wash down pump. The pump is connected to a SS flush deck spigot and a short length of garden hose with a spray nozzle is provided
  • (6) Cantalupi halogen dome lights and (1) waterproof dome light in the aft shower.
  • (4) Halogen rod lights. One above the mirror in the head and three in the galley.
  • Chart light (1) Combination white and red gooseneck light
  • Courtesy light One white light located at the base of the companionway
  • Multi-purpose light
  • 140 Amp x 12 volt.
  • Xantrex multi stage voltage regulator
  • Size 4D Meridian batteries for a total of 400 amp hours
  • Optima AGM starting battery with 800 CCA
  • Nav Lights: Aqua-Signal 55 bi-color running light on bow pulpit, SS stern light on aft rail, combination steaming light & foredeck flood light on mast, and tri-color anchor light at mast head.
  • Side Power ST75T Bow thruster, foot switch controls at pedestal
  • Espar D5L cabin heater
  • 110-volt system with a 30 amp x 110-volt inlet located on the outboard side of cockpit coaming, A 50-foot shore cord is included.
  • Mastervolt 80 amp three stage battery charger and separate 12V/2000 Watt inverter.
  • (4) Duplex outlets with GF1. Outlets are located in the galley, heads, main salon and nav station.
  • Dc Outlet in cockpit winch pocket.
  • SS  water tanks with a total capacity of 120 gallons located mid-ships. Tanks have removable inspection ports.
  • Aluminum  fuel tank with a total capacity of 50 gallons. Tank has baffles, clean out port and is vented overboard.
  • Tank gauges for fuel and water tanks


  • VHF- Icom M502 in nav staion, ICOM HM-127 Command Mic at pedestal
  • Raytheon ST-60 depth, speed, wind instruments in sea hood with repeater at Nav station
  • GPS- Raytheon Raystar 120
  • Radar #1- Raytheon RL80CRC color radar/chart plotter at Nav station, interfaced with Seatalk
  • Radar #2- Raytheon RL72C LCD color radar chart plotter, repeater at helm, interfaced with Seatalk
  • Questus 500 small radar antenna
  • Autopilot- Raytheon 7001 with linear drive and control head, interfaced with nav and sailing instruments
  • Raytheon ST600R Autopilot hand held remote
  • 12V computer power outlet at nav station


Edson Classic pedestal with through shaft wheel brake, single lever control for shift & throttle, SS guard and SS 40" Destroyer dished wheel


  • Ritchie 6" Globemaster with SS hood
  • SS Stem fitting made with two anchor rollers, one on the starboard side to accommodate the standard 451b CQR anchor and one on the port side to fit an optional 44lb Bruce anchor.
  • SS deck plate with screw in low profile SS cowl vent on the fore deck in addition to windlass pipe
  •  Deck cleats:SS 12" Spartan Blue Water (2) SS 10" Spartan Blue Water (2) 55 10" Spartan Blue Water
  •  Custom cast SS stern and mid-ship chocks
  •  SS Skene chocks mounted on the cap rail atthe bow
  • Windlass:Electric Lewmar V2 SS vertical capstan windlass on the foredeck with gypsy for 5/16" HT chain
  • Bow Rail:Custom built SS 27" height, double rail with mounting plate for bi-color running light
  • Stern Rail:SS 27" double rail with bracket mounted stern light. A 1.25" SS flag staff socket is welded to the rail
  •  Lifelines:Double lines with 3/16" uncoated 1 x19 SS wire, turnbuckles, and toggle end fittings. Upper and lower lines are both fitted with pelican hooks at the gates. Safety nets
  • Two piece SS folding swim ladder with PVC treads 
  • SS deck fills with integral folding levers for all fuel, water and holding tanks
  • Dodger on custom SS Bows (Beige Sunbrella
  • Full cockpit Bimini with custom SS Bow (beige Sunbrella)
  • Windex Installed at the masthead 
  • 5/16 HT galvanized chain spliced to 200' of 5/8" three strand nylon rope.
  • (3) Ribbed fenders 10"X26" with polar fleece covers & lines.
  • (3)Kidde Mariner 10 dry chemical fire extinguishers 
  •  45 LB COR plow anchor mounted on roller, 50' of5/16 HT galvanized chain spliced to 200' of 5/8" three strand nylon rope 
  • Docklines (4)Three strand nylon 5/8" x 40

Owner’s personal effects and artwork are not included


Yanmar 4JH3E 56-hp diesel with sail drive system mounted on a molded fiberglass bed. Single lever for throttle and shift controls in the pedestal, Teflon lined control cables, fiberglass pot muffler, electric stop and full instrument panel in the cockpit. Engine combustion air is ducted to a blower and vented out thru the starboard winch pocket. Water pump has Speedseal cover for easy access to the impeller. 3 Blade Flex-O-Fold 18" folding propeller. Racor 220 single filter system.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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