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Long-Distance Cruising

The new Morris M65 is the natural progression of the M-Series yachts as designed by Sparkman & Stephens and built by Morris Yachts. Full hotel services below, with generator and air conditioning maximize comfort for those aboard, while the expansive hydraulic system provides rugged power to all sailing and anchor handling equipment, as well as the retractable bow thruster. This next bold step is aimed at long-distance cruising and weekend entertainment, with strong appeal for both families and couples.

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M65 Overview

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Features

Exterior styling of the M65 keeps in line with the classic, graceful aesthetics of its M-Series counterparts. The expansive flush deck and small pop-up deckhouse create a timeless and clean exterior, while still maintaining generous headroom below decks.

Sailing functionality on deck is kept as simple and user-friendly as possible, with powered winches and controls throughout, including captive main halyard winch and main sheet hydraulic trimming ram. The 90% self-tacking jib reduces required sail-handling, maximizing comfort and enjoyment at all points of sail. Hardware for flying an asymmetrical spinnaker is also standard, providing the owner with added versatility and fun. Most sailing functions can be operated from within the cockpit and from the full-function navigation helm station, reducing the need for crew to venture onto the foredeck in heavy weather. The spacious cockpit accommodates an entire family for an outdoor meal, or friends for an evening cocktail.

Below deck, the M65 provides two different layouts –three or four cabins. Both layouts provide double queen aft guest cabins, with a shared head and shower on port. The generous U-shaped galley has ample space for preparing large meals and food storage for longer voyages. Plenty of counter space and a large galley sink make food preparation, while still interacting with other guests, a delightful task. A large dining settee accommodates all guests comfortably for a meal and can be expanded to include the port settee, expanding dining capacity even further. A small navigation station at the aft end of the port settee provides adequate space for navigation equipment and charts, without compromising valuable living space below.

Forward of the main salon, the three and four cabin layouts provide owner’s with two excellent alternatives. The three cabin arrangement has an ample owner’s stateroom forward, with large closet spaces providing storage for clothing, linens, sailing gear, etc. The owner’s head is a spacious and comfortable space, with a large separate shower and additional linen storage. In the four cabin layout, some storage space is compromised by the addition of a comfortable children’s cabin, with double bunks and storage locker. The shared head forward still boasts a separate shower, and the owner’s cabin maintains the spacious king size berth and hanging lockers.

From a performance and engineering standpoint, the M65 has been designed to incorporate the latest technology in construction and systems. Built in infused FRP with a Corecell foam core, the M65 provides a reliable and seaworthy hull and structural grid. A state-of-the-art carbon fiber mast provides a lightweight rig, and improves overall stability by drastically reducing weight aloft. Full hotel services below, with generator and air conditioning maximize comfort for those aboard, while the expansive hydraulic system provides rugged power to all sailing and anchor handling equipment, as well as the retractable bow thruster.

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Training that’s as personalized as our boats

ownerEach handcrafted Morris comes with a personalized training course that is tailor made for you to help you use your new boat. The training happens right onboard in a location you choose and is taught by our most experienced professionals.

The purpose of the program is to give you hands-on experience and insight into key areas of your Morris lifestyle. From sailing, docking and anchoring to systems and maintenance, we’ll teach you practical, hands on techniques that will make your ownership experience more rewarding and more fun.

Course offerings are tailored to the personal needs of our owners and can cover a variety of topics from sailing fundamentals to advanced sailing; coastal cruising skills to offshore passagemaking; racing basics to advanced racing strategies. Maintenance and service are also covered in our training program.

“Every Morris owner wants to know more about their boat and more about how they can use it. What better way to learn than being taught on your own boat by the people who built it.” said Cuyler Morris. “We believe this program is just another example of the commitment we place behind our owners and we are proud to offer it exclusively to every owner of a Morris Yacht.”

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