On the exterior, the M80 evokes feelings of yachting elegance that are reminiscent of the glory days – the days when gentlemen went yachting in their starched white linen shirts, and ladies carried themselves daintily so as not to displace their stylish sunhats. With a long, sleek profile and small pop-up deckhouse, she is a tribute to great S&S ocean racers like Bolero and Baruna, who until this day have been devoted and adoring owners who carefully maintain and restore them to perfect condition. A deck layout with two separate cockpits makes this yacht ideal for a large complement of guests and crew, where one cockpit is dedicated to lounging and dining, and the aft working cockpit can comfortably accommodate the sailing crew or give owners their own private outdoor dining area.
As is the case with all yachts in the M-Series, the M80 has a sailing arrangement geared toward simplicity and functionality, yielding a clean and expansive feel to the teak deck. In addition to the top-of-the-line stainless steel sailing hardware throughout, she will boast luxurious classic yacht fittings such as dorade vents, butterfly hatch, and separate crew companionway on the foredeck. The 90% LP jib allows the headsail to be set and tacked with minimal effort on the part of the owner or crew, but optional deck hardware can be added to expand the sail inventory for long-distance racing. Push-button operation of all sail furling and trimming functions is accomplished through a robust hydraulic system, which includes captive winches for the main halyard and sheet, as well as optional captive winches for the genoa halyard and sheets.
A wide variety of interior arrangement options provide owners with the ability to pick and choose the exact functionality they are seeking. Four distinct arrangements are available – Cruising, Offshore, Charter, and Daysail – each with their own options with regards berth and head configuration. All arrangements provide a generous full-beam main salon and comfortable crew quarters forward. The galley kitchen has abundant counter space for food preparation, as well as vast refrigerator and freezer compartments. Cabin arrangements vary from two to four cabins, allowing for options such as a day head and pilot berth to be available to the owner as well.
Whether fore and aft ensuite cabins with comfortable accommodations for two couples or a practical arrangement to accommodate an offshore racing crew of ten are desired, the new M80 will be the perfect sailing yacht for any style owner. And with a pedigree of Sparkman & Stephens design and Morris Yachts construction, she is sure to make quite a splash on the yachting scene!
M80 Sail Plan
M80 General Configuration
Training that’s as personalized as our boats
Each 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.”