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Morris Yachts adds an S&S-designed 42-footer

JUNE 27 -Morris Yachtsof Bass Harbor, Maine, has added a 42-footer to its M-series sailboats. Joining the M36, the M42 was designed by Sparkman & Stephens, and offers more amenities for cruising sailors than its little sister.

While the M42’s classic styling is similar to that of the M36, the builder says the M42’s interior sets it apart. There’s 6 feet, 3 inches of standing headroom below, with a large saloon, galley, head and forward V-berth. The interior is finished with white bulkheads and varnished solid mahogany trim.

The M42 has an LOA of 42 feet, 3 inches; beam of 11 feet, 3 inches; and draws 6 feet, 9 inches or 5 feet, 3 inches depending on keel configuration. All control lines, sheets and halyards are led below the deck to custom-designed winch pods in the cockpit. Electric primary winches are standard. The only sheets running on deck are for the cruising gennaker, led aft and controlled by self-tailing manual winches.

Morris expects hull No. 1 to launch next spring. Call (207) 244-5509 or e-mail

Jason Fell