Maine boatbuilder Morris Yachts has announced the design of their new custom Inflatable Standup Paddleboard (iSUP) as an added benefit with the purchase of an M46 sailing yacht. While paddle boarding often overlaps with the sailing lifestyle, no semi-custom production sailboat manufacturer has ever offered a custom paddleboard alongside a sailing yacht.
To create the board, Morris Yachts partnered with Hawaii-based C4Waterman to develop a custom board for this boat. This board is 10’9″ and designed for beginners all the way through to experts. The 34″ width gives it both extra volume and provides a very stable ride.
“Morris Yachts prides itself in creating exceptional yachting and yacht ownership experiences,” says Doug Metchick, CEO Morris Yachts. “Offering a custom paddleboard is just another way we can enhance our customers’ time on the water and help them get the most out of their sailing lifestyle and, ultimately, their Morris.” The M46, introduced in March, was designed to meet the demands of today’s active sailing family and her innovative drop down transom design provides easy and convenient water access for the Morris iSUP.
The M46 includes an on-board storage plan for the Morris iSUP. “The iSUP and storage bag will slip neatly into its allocated place in the M46’s bow locker where it is held in place by a security strap. When ready for use, all the owner has to do is release the strap and lay the board flat on the nearby foredeck to inflate it,” says Peter Smith, Chief Engineer for Morris Yachts. A pump with pressure gauge, carry bag, paddle, deck pad and hand hold are all included with the Morris iSUP.
For more information on the M46 and the custom paddleboard, visit www.morrisyachts.com