Quick Look: Morris 45

Cruising World 2008 New Boat Showcase

September 13, 2007

A close sister to the Chuck Paine-designed Firefly, which Cuyler Morris and family raced to a class victory at Antigua Sailing Week last May, the Morris 45 is optimized for sailors who want to be able to go anywhere and post high days’ runs along the way. Brimming with typical Morris appointments, it will turn heads wherever it goes.

A split-level sole takes full advantage of the headroom under the raised cabin trunk, while the warm-finished joinerwork basks in the light that pours through the stylish, bent-glass windows. Of course, being a Morris, exactly how the details of the interior layout pan out is a matter for the customer to discuss with the builder and designer. That the Morris 45 will sail up to its reputation is not in doubt.

Morris 45 Specs


LOA: 45′ 4″
LWL: 40′ 7″
Beam: 13′ 3″
Draft: 7′ 0″
Sail Area: 1046
Displacement: 23,974
Water: 125 gal
Fuel: 60 gal
Engine: Yanmar 54 hp
Designer: Chuck Paine
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