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2011 Morris Yachts M42

  • 42 ft
  • Cruiser
  • Brooklin, ME, US

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The "SEA FEVER" SEA FEVER is a wonderful example of the short trunk cabin version of the M42. This version focuses the boat on what she was intended for, great day sailing with with reasonable accommodations for an overnight or short cruise. With the better deck layout she carries 1.92% more main and 5.8% more headsail area. This particular M42 is also fitted with a G0 on a furler making her a spirited sailor even in light and moderate conditions. As we listed the boat the owner recorded 7.5 kt in 10 knots of wind; not many boats will do that!

This M42, custom built for her only owner has numerous other pluses including new chart plotter/radar 2018, please check the full specs for details.


Basic Information

Morris Yachts
Brooklin, ME, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Vessel Name:
Sea Fever
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Dimensions & Weight

42 ft - 12.8 meter
42 ft 3 in - 12.88 meter
11 ft 3 in - 3.43 meter
Draft - max:
5 ft 9 in - 1.75 meter
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Cruise Speed:
7 MPH - 6.08 KTS
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Sail Drive
Fuel Type:
39 (Individual), 39 (combined)
Max Speed:
9 MPH - 7.82 KTS

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
50 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
68 gallons - 2 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
20 gallons - 1 tank(s)


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Cruising Speed: 6.5 kn Cruising Speed RPM: 2400 Max Speed: 8 kn Max Speed RPM: 3000 LOA: 42 ft 3 in LWL: 30 ft Beam: 11 ft 3 in Max Bridge Clearance: 59 ft 3 in Min. Draft: 5 ft 9 in Max Draft: 5 ft 9 in Dry Weight: 16279 lb Ballast: 6235 lb Fuel Tanks #: 1 Fuel Tanks Capacity: 50 gal Fuel Tanks Material: Aluminum Fresh Water Tanks #: 2 Fresh Water Tanks Capacity: 68 gal Fresh Water Tanks Material: Plastic Holding Tanks #: 1 Holding Tank Capacity: 20 gal Holding Tanks Material: Plastic Number of Heads: 1

Propulsion- Engine #1, Engine Make: Yanmar Engine Model: 3JH48 Primary Engines: Inboard Drive Type: Sail Drive Location: Center Hours: 550 Power: 39 hp Propeller Type: 3 Blade Propeller Material: Bronze

Vessel Walk Thru - The M42 is the outgrowth of the highly successful M36 daysailor. This handsome S&S design has a focus on day sailing but going to the larger version accommodations were expanded as well providing comfort for short cruises.

Accommodations for four in a Herreshoff style interior with varnished Cherry trim on white flat panels with a varnished teak sole. There is an abundance of natural light and ventilation with six large fixed ports a large hatch forward, two smaller hatches aft in the head, and galley area as well as two Dorades. All of the hatches are fitted with Ocean Air blinds and screens. Plenty of artificial lighting with swivel style reading lamps at all berths and settees and overhead dome style lamps in working areas and above the dining table. To extend the season or take the chill off on a foggy morning the yacht has been fitted with Espar diesel cabin heat.

Starting forward is the over 6'-6" V-berth with storage under. Above the berth the hull is lined with varnished cherry ceilings and there are shelves P&S for storage as well. Small bureaus with hanging lockers lockers outboard complete the storage in this area.

The Salon immediately adjoins next aft with 6'-6" settees P&S with tankage and batteries under and storage behind the seat backs as well as in the lockers and shelves above. A full height hanging locker is aft and to port.

An enclosed Head with ensuite shower is next aft to port and also features a Corian topped vanity with Scandvik polished stainless steel sink with H&C pressure water and with two drawers and storage in a locker. The W.C. is a fresh water plumbed Techma electric vacuum flush plumbed to the holding tank.

Opposite to starboard is the modified U-shaped Galley, Corian counter tops with fiddles, gimballed 2 burner Force 10 propane stove with oven, polished Scandvik stainless steel sink with H&C pressure water. A clever addition is a second attachable faucet that allows extension to the cockpit for H&C showers if desired. Storage is in a large full length lockers as well as other lockers and two drawers while chilled food stuffs are ably handled in the top load Isotherm 12 volt refrigeration box outboard.

Up three steps into the Cockpit featuring graciously curved seats P&S with large sail lockers under as well as a seat aft for the helmsman, again with storage under. A large varnished teak pedestal table with storage provides plenty of space to spread luncheon for a large sailing party. Additional storage is under the helmsman's bench seat aft.

Throughout this M42 shows like the yacht she is!

• 4 12 volt Hella turbo fans• Sunbrella Royal Blue upholstery with beige piping • Alpine AM/FM/CD stereo with i-pod interface; speakers in cockpit and salon • Sirius satellite radio tuner with antenna on spreaders interfaced to Alpine system • Custom V-berth cushions by Portland Mattress

Sails & Rigging Hall Spars carbon fiber, 7/8 rigged', Awlgripped double spreader, keel stepped mast, with Navtec rod rigging. This is a shorter house version of the popular M42 providing increased sail area over the standard yacht of this class by 1.92% for the main and 5.8% in the jib making her a notably faster boat than her sisterships. In addition she is equipped with an inner headstay with a G0 making her particularly nimble once cracked off a few degrees.

• Sailtec hydraulic backstay adjuster • Forespar boom vang • Liesure Furl Carbon Fiber boom for easy mainsail furling • Harken MKIV furler for jib • Harken MKIV furler for G0 • New England Rope low stretch running rigging • Mast customized for permanently installed G-0 with reinforcement tang and sheave • (2) Lewmar 50 CCEST electric primary winches and main halyard • (2) Lewmar 46 CCST secondaries • Lewmar 30 CCST halyard winch on mast for headsails • North soft Norlam fully battened mainsail • North soft Norlam 100% jib with UV protective cover • North Gennaker G-0 with UV protective cover app 160%


Fully equipped for coastal cruising with new in 2018 Raymarine Axiom series color radar/ plotter and VHF.

Below decks:  Raymarine Ray 70 water proof VHF radio with DSC 2018 at electronics panel below

Cockpit:  Raymarine Axiom Pro Hybrid Touch 12" color chart plotter/radar display 2018 at helm • Raymarine 4kw radar antenna on Kato SS fixed mast bracket • Raymarine Coimmand Mic 2018 • Raymarine ST 8002-X10 autopilot with X-10 linear drive • Raymarine hand held remote fro autopilot • Raymarine I70 wind point & speed 2018 • Raymarine I70 speed/log 2018 • Raymarine I70 depth 2018

Electrical - Wired for both 12 Volt DC and 110 Volt AC service.

12 Volt DC:  Distribution panel with breakers • Digital Volt/Amp meter • 3 Northstar high capacity AGM house batteries 630 ah total • Optima 1000M start battery with 800 cold cranking amps • Balmar 80 amp alternator • Exterior 12 Volt outlet in starboard locker • Interior (2) 12 volt outlets

110 Volt AC:  30 amp shore power inlet in cockpit • 50' 30 amp shore power cord • Zinc saver on AC ground wire • Mastervolt 50 amp smart charger

Machinery - Yanmar 3JH4E with SD50 Saildrive, fresh water cooled engine showing 550 hours as of July 12 2019, fitted with 3 blade Flex-O-Fold propeller

• Yanmar keyless engine panels • Edson single level engine controls with neutral safety • Soundown Vinyl/Foam composite engine insulation • Custom 50 gallon fuel tank • Racor fuel filter • Saildrive line cutters • Engine compartment light • Cruz-Pro multi tank gauging system for Fuel & Water • Tecma electric W.C. • Snake River waste tank level monitor • Gravity waste overboard fitted with remote electric controlled valve • Seaward 6 gallon hot water heater (engine supplied) • Edson steering pedestal with wire/chain drive with 44" rim teak wheel • Carbon fiber rudder and rudder post • Jeffa self aligning upper rudder bearing • Tides Marine self aligning lower bearing • Jabsco 12 V DC electric bilge pump • Whale Gusher 10 manual bilge pump • Additional 18 gallon water tank

Construction, Hull and Deck - Fiberglass hull built with vinylester resin and balsa coring using a resin infusion molding process. Finish is Stars and Stripes Blue Awlgrip with Gold Cove Stripe and Cream Boot Stripe. Uniqe to this M42 is that she has been "de-cored" in way of all through hulls. The bottom is finished with Interlux Pacifica black ablative anitfouling. Fiberglass decks with end grain balsa coring with high density foam coring in way of all hardware. The finish is light tan Awlgrip with griptex in all deck areas on Oyster White deck gelcoat. The cockpit is finished out with quarter sawn teak decking.

• Lewmar V2 SS electric windlass with rope/chain gypsy • Delta 35 lb plow with 150' braided line and 110' 5/16" chain • Flip out anchor pulpit stows within anchor locker • Salt water washdown plumbed to anchor locker • Secondary FX23 anchor with 50' chain and 150' rode• All stainless deck hardware • Double stainless bow and stern rails and double stainless stanchions P&S with upper and lower lifelines and gates P&S • Cockpit cushions • Cockpit table and wheel cover • Cockpit awning, full length • Dodger with exterior grab rails • Removable 2 piece stainless boarding ladder mounts midship • 3 fenders with covers & 4 braided docklines • 6 Type II Lifejackets • Lifesling • Flarekit • 3 Kiddie 10 Portable fire extinguishers

Additional Information -  The short trunk cabin allows for 1.92% MORE MAIN SAIL and 5.89% MORE JIB SAIL area (compared to a long trunk model) • The only 42 with a ROLLER FURLING G - 0 and this sail, along with the increased sail area in the main, will maximize your boat speed in lighter winds • The LEISURE FURL SYSTEM makes it easier to single handle the boat and is TERRIFIC WHEN IT COMES TO REEFING • The mast and boom are CARBON FIBER • ELECTRONICS AXIOM PRO FROM RAY MARINE was installed in 2018 and is the finest you can find • Bow and stern pulpits and double life lines with gates on Port and Starboard make SEA FEVER A VERY SAFE BOAT FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY • FLEX I FOLD PROP WITH SPUR LINE CUTTERS make it less stressful to navigate lobster pots • The mattress was CUSTOM MADE by PORTLAND MATTRESS COMPANY • The DODGER GRAB RAILS come in handy in a blow • ENLARGED FUEL CAPACITY - A total of 50 gallons, allows for extended cruising • EXTRA WATER TANK - Total of 68 gallons VERY SIGNIFICANT IF YOU WANT TO CRUISE FOR A WEEK OR SO • LEWMAR 35 ANCHOR will give you a good night's sleep

Manufacturer Provided Description - The Morris Yachts M42 developed out of the tremendous success of her smaller sister, the M36. Retaining all of the great ease of handling features and classic beauty of the M36, the new M42 provides greater interior volume for more luxurious accommodations below and an even larger cockpit with more generous seating. Morris Yachts and the legendary design firm Sparkman and Stephens have once again teamed up to produce a yacht of lasting beauty – a yacht that will grace any harbor and provide her owner with pride of ownership for many years. A comfortable, spacious interior with 6’ 3”standing headroom is finished in classic Herreshoff style with antique white bulkheads and gloss varnished solid cherry joinery. The galley is complete with a gimbaled stove, DC refrigeration, Corian countertop, polished SS sink and hot and cold pressure water. The enclosed head includes an electric Tecma macerating toilet, varnished cherry countertop with a polished SS sink, hot and cold pressurized water, wall mount thermostatically controlled shower and overhead hatch for ventilation in an enclosed shower stall. In the salon, the port and starboard settees are designed for comfortable lounging or sleeping. The cherry drop-leaf table incorporates world class craftsmanship and invites gracious dining. "Butterfly" skylight style hatches above the dining table and eight large fixed portlights provide great natural lighting and ventilation. Twin end tables with storage lockers below and hanging lockers outboard are built in at the forward end of the settees. Four corner lockers are built in outboard of the settees. The forward cabin provides a very large berth, full length shelves, and dove-tailed clothing drawers. A large overhead hatch and two 4” SS dorade vents provide loads of light and ventilation. Sail handling has been thoroughly engineered for simplicity, reliability, and ease of use. A Hall Spars carbon fiber mast, Hall Quick vang and SS hydraulic backstay adjuster are standard equipment. Her generous fractional rig with self-tacking jib makes for a powerful yet remarkably easy to control sail plan. As perfected on the M36, all sheets, main halyard, jib furling line, reef line, and vang control line are led below deck to rope clutches and electric winches located in the cockpit within easy reach of the helms person. The asymmetrical cruising spinnaker is trimmed from self-tailing manual winches outboard of the helm. All of these features allow for comfortable and convenient access to all sail controls for the skipper with lots of cockpit room for family and guest.

Default Disclaimer - 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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Disclaimer: 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/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.