For Sale: Morris M36

This 2006 build is for sale through Lyman-Morse with an asking price of $320,000.
Morris M36 transom
Morris M36 Masquerade Courtesy Lyman-Morse

Broker Eric Roos at Lyman-Morse is promoting the Morris M36 Masquerade, a 2006 build that’s for sale out of Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, at an asking price of $320,000.

The Sparkman & Stephens design is a one-owner vessel with a modern fin keel and carbon-fiber spade rudder. “Masquerade is very competitive on the race course, yet easily handled by one,” Roos states in the listing. “Adorned with just enough high-gloss varnished teak, she is easy to maintain and still turns heads in every harbor.”

Morris M36 boom
Morris M36 Masquerade Courtesy Lyman-Morse

Features include in-boom mainsail furling and a self-tacking jib. All control lines run belowdecks and directly to the helm, a setup that allows the skipper to easily raise the main, roll out the jib, adjust the vang and backstay, and trim both sails from the helm.”

Inside, the cabin includes a day head; a galley with a stainless steel freshwater sink, a 12-volt refrigerator and stowage; and settees for lounging or sleeping. There’s additional stowage in the forepeak. Masquerade’s décor is done in Herreshoff style, with mahogany trim and white bulkheads.

Morris M36 interior
Morris M36 Masquerade Courtesy Lyman-Morse

Construction-wise, Masquerade has a handlaid composite hull. Layers of fiberglass and three-quarter-inch structural foam core material are hand-laminated and hand-rolled with Hydrex vinylester resin. The hull is reinforced with two pairs of continuous longitudinal structural foam stringers that are fiberglassed to the hull’s interior. There’s also a fiberglass-reinforced L-frame keel floor that’s laminated into the hull and bunk faces.

Morris M36 cockpit
Morris M36 Masquerade Courtesy Lyman-Morse

All the major bulkheads are glassed into the hull. Nonstructural bulkheads and furniture are affixed with 3M urethane adhesive. The deck has a reinforced fiberglass foam core and is built with one-piece construction.

For cruisers in locations where overhead clearance is an issue, the mast head of Masquerade is 49 feet, 8 inches above the waterline. (Add another 2 feet, 6 inches for antennas.) Bridge clearance is listed as 52 feet, 2 inches.

Morris M36 cockpit
Morris M36 Masquerade Courtesy Lyman-Morse

Additional power can be created through a removable solar panel, which plugs into a waterproof DC plug to power a 7-amp battery charge controller. This setup also feeds the house battery bank. 

The main 12-volt  distribution panel is fitted with a BTM panel to provide battery status. It includes individual breaker switches for all 12-volt functions.

At the transom, Masquerade has a 21-horsepower Yanmar 3YM20FC engine. Fuel capacity is 12 gallons.

Morris M36 on mooring
Morris M36 Masquerade Courtesy Lyman-Morse

Catch Cruising World‘s review of the Morris M36 HERE.

How builder Morris Yachts describes the M36 model: It’s a traditional, classically styled boat intended for short- or single-handed sailing. Whether you are going for a day sail or a weekend, this S&S design will deliver performance sailing that is fun, comfortable and simple. 

How to take a look at Masquerade: contact Roos at