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Morris Yachts

27 Ramp Road
United States

Fax:  207-244-5866

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1981 Morris Yachts Frances


Friendship,MD,United States

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The Morris Frances is true "pocket-cruiser" with abilities far outreaching other boats of similar size. She was designed to be comfortable, capable, and able to deliver an owner safely anywhere. TRUANT has had two loving owners, the most recent (of nearly 20 years) who has made significant upgrades to the boat including a Morris Yachts installed enclosed head, and a complete removal and rebuild of her Yanmar engine and transmission. TRUANT needs a few cosmetics but generally is an excellent example of this well respected design.

Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Fiberglass 
Beam 8 ft 2 inMax Draft 3 ft 10 in 
Engine Make YanmarEngine Model 1 GM 
Fuel Capacity 6 galLength at Waterline 21 ft 3 in 
Length Overall 26 ftHolding Tank Size 14 gal 
Water Capacity 25 galNumber of Engines 1 

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27 Ramp Road
United States

Fax:  207-244-5866

Hull & Deck

  • Solid fiberglass hull.
  • White hull with green boot and whale stripe.
  • Forward hatch.
  • Two fixed portlights.
  • Opening portlight on fwd end of cabin.
  • Sikkens gloss on exterior wood.
  • Non-skid decks.


  • Tiller steering.
  • Sail locker in starboard seat.
  • Dodger.


NOTE: Truant recieved a complete mechanical overhaul in 2009. Both the engine and transmission were completely removed from boat, rebuilt, repainted, and reinstalled. The engine and bilge area were degreased and cleaned. The following components were replaced with new: engine mounts, shaft, coupling, cutlass bearing, three bladed prop, fuel pump. The PYI shaft seal was updgraded.
  • Yanmar 1GM Marine diesel. (Rebuilt 2009)
  • Transmission. (Rebuilt 2009)
  • Racor fuel filter.
  • Shaft. (New 2009)
  • PYI Dripless shaft seal. (upgraded 2009)
  • Three bladed prop. (new 2009)


  • White interior with varnished mahogany trim.
  • Light pine hull ceilings.
  • Mahogany cabin sole.
  • 3 Bunks (two forward and quarterberth).
  • Enclosed head to starboard. (installed by Morris Yachts 1993)
  • Custom mahogany main cabin table.
  • Counter area to port with storage in lockers outboard.
  • Sink and icebox to starboard forward of head with hand pump on counter.
  • Solar vent.

Electronics, Communications, & Navigation

  • Horizon VHF.
  • Datamarine depthsounder.
  • Standard speed/log.


  • (2) 12-Volt batteries with 1-2-both switch.
  • 110 AC shore power. 1993
  • Battery charger. 1993
  • Tri-color masthead light.
  • Foredeck light.
  • Steaming light.

Spars and Rigging

  • Keel stepped aluminum spar.
  • SS wire rigging (professionally inspected recently).
  • Sloop rigged.
  • Lewmar winches on mast (main #6, jib #7)
  • Barlow #20 primary winches.


  • Mainsail with two reefs and green cover.
  • 130% Genoa.
  • Staysail.
  • Working jib.

Anchoring & Mooring

  • 15# CQR Anchor.
  • 25' of 3/8" chain and 100' of 1/2" nylon rode.

Safety Equipment

  • Lifejackets.
  • Flotation cushions.
  • Electric bilge pump with float switch. (2007)
  • Manual bilge pump.
  • Single lifelines.
  • Flares.
  • Lifesling.
  • Fire extinguisher.

Other Equipment

  • (2) Kerosene lamps.
  • Boat hook.
  • Fenders.
  • Lines.
  • Preventer.
  • Screens for main hatch.


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.