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Offshore Sailing

“Circe” is a spectacular display of Morris brightwork and joinery at its finest. She is a collaboration of the owners, designer Ted Fontaine, and Morris Yachts that reflects the owner’s desire for long distance cruising amid luxurious surroundings. Having spent the past 15 years sailing a similar sized yacht the owners thought it was time to replace the old with the new while at the same time maintaining the proven sea keeping qualities of their previous vessel.
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Circe Overview

Interior Opulence

The interior of the yacht is finished beautifully in the traditional style of satin-varnished teak. The rich wood is offset by the creamy white hull sheathing and the teak and maple cabin soles. Custom cabinet doors are caned with satin finished chamfered teak frames. No detail is spared.

Luxurious Accommodations

Accommodations are as commodious as they are thoughtful and include a fully appointed walk-thru galley and a comfortable main salon featuring a bar area and a U-shaped dinette that converts to a double berth. There is also a pop-up flat screen TV along the centerline. The boat features three cabins including a very comfortable aft owners cabin with king size centerline berth, a desk/vanity with laptop capabilities and a head with an independent walk-in shower. The owner’s shower, in addition to the galley, provides full headroom access to the engine room. Boarding the boat from a dinghy or taking a dip has been eased by custom hydraulic fold-down transom stairs.

Cruising Comforts

The pilothouse features a retractable sunroof but the interior is also heated for those chilly nights. The cockpit is also designed with comfort in mind, a highlight being the watchman’s station under the hard dodger for comfortable passage making.

Practical, Safe & Fast

Circe’s design is based on the interior necessities of the owner, as well as sail handling capabilities geared towards single-handed or two couple sailing. Accordingly, all sheets and control lines lead back to the helmsman for confident shorthanded sailing. Emphasis has been placed on comfortable offshore sailing performance, without sacrificing safety for speed. Carbon fiber construction will keep the weight low and sail area high while the 6′ draft of the design (with board up) is designed for sailing New England, the Chesapeake and points beyond.

The hull configuration of Circe is the evolution of the highly successful shallow draft centerboard “Delta Form” hull, developed by designer Ted Fontaine of the Fontaine Design Group. This 6’0” shallow draft design enhances stability through beam, minimizes wetted surface by creating steep dead rise hull sections with soft U-shaped fore and aft sections. The high lift hull form combines low wetted surface with a high interior volume to provide fast passages with comfortable accommodations while allowing for entrance into shallow anchorages.

The cruising range of this custom yacht is limited only by imagination and desire of her owner.

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.”