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Modern Classic

New M-Series X-Type yachts are designed to dial-up our M-Series with enhanced sailing performance. We started with the award-winning quality, distinctive good looks, and innovative engineering that goes into every M-Series we build, then we partnered with Sparkman & Stephens to push the design envelope to ensure maximum sailing performance in all conditions. We added go-fast features like a tall carbon fiber rig from Hall Spars and high-performance 3Di sails from North Sails. A deep high aspect ratio fin keel to provide rock-solid stability and enhanced sail carrying ability. A carbon fiber wheel to deliver finger-tip control. And each slippery fast hull faired to ultra-precise tolerances and covered with drag reducing bottom paint. X-Type models redefine what a luxury performance boat can be.

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M42x Overview




  • LOA: 42’3″
  • LWL: 30’0″
  • Beam: 11’3″
  • Draft, 42x: 8’0″
  • Displacement: 16,030lbs
  • Sail Area: 869 ft2
  • I= 48’10”
  • J= 14’11”
  • P= 53’2″
  • E= 19’0″
  • Fuel: 40 gals



  • Infused composite hull with Vinylester resin throughout and SB.50 Balsa core
  • Performance keel with stainless steel fin with a fitted lead bulb. External keel palm is mounted into a molded hull recess with 316 SS bolts
  • Composite longitudinal stringers and transverse keel floors
  • Fiberglass engine bed
  • Marine Plywood structural bulkheads
  • Infused composite short trunk cabin deck with Vinylester resin throughout and SB.50 Balsa core
  • High density core replaces the standard core in areas of deck hardware and through hull fittings
  • Quarter sawn teak decking on cockpit sole
  • Contrasting tan gelcoat non-skid on the weather decks
  • Performance bottom, keel and rudder with sprayed on bottom paint burnished smooth



  • Yanmar 3JH5E x SD Saildrive unit, 3-cylinder, direct-injected, fresh water-cooled marine diesel engine, maximum 39 HP @ 3000 RPM
  • Flex-O-Fold 17” two blade propeller
  • Yanmar engine mount pan – fiberglass
  • Morris custom instrument panel at the helm, includes Faria gauges with SS bezels, ignition switch, preheat button, start button, stop button, audible alarms for cooling water high temperature, low lube oil pressure
  • Saildrive water sensor and tachometer with illumination switch
  • Edson SS single lever throttle located on the pedestal
  • Engine box is fitted with Soundown Vinyl/Foam composite noise reduction insulation
  • Yanmar spares kit and service manual September 8, 2014 Page 4 of 7



  • (2) Mastervolt AGM house batteries (450 Ah @ 12 VDC)
  • (1) Optima 1000M amp engine start battery with 800 cold cranking amps
  • (1) Mastervolt 90 Amp/12 VDC alternator with multi-stage regulator for battery charging
  • (1) BEP 12 VDC / 110 VAC distribution panel
  • (2) 12 VDC outlets
  • (1) Mastervolt 50 amp smart charger
  • (1) 110V shore power system with (2) outlets, SS power inlet, and 50ft x 30 amp cord



  • (1) Icom M424 water-proof VHF Radio w/ additional cockpit-mounted remote microphone
  • (3) B&G Triton high performance depth & wind instrument displays mounted on the seahood
  • (1) B&G Zeus2 8” GPS chart plotter mounted on the steering pedestal guard
  • (1) Fusion AM/FM Stereo with internal iPod dock and 6” speakers in the main cabin
  • (1) Ritchie 5” pedestal mount compass with polished SS cover
  • (1) Aquasignal LED bicolor bow light
  • (1) Perko transom stern light
  • (1) Aquasignal tri-color masthead light
  • (1) Aquasignal combination steaming light and deck flood light



  • (1) Jabsco diaphragm 12VDC bilge pump with removable strainer
  • (1) Whale Gusher 10 manual bilge pump located near helm in cockpit September 8, 2014 Page 5 of 7



  • (1) Racor model #220 spin-on fuel/water separator
  • (1) 40-gallon aluminum fuel tank w/SS deck fill
  • (1) Cruz-Pro tank gauge



  • Edson wire rope/chain steering system with 44” teak rimmed SS Destroyer wheel
  • Carbon fiber rudder and rudderpost
  • Jefa self-aligning rudder bearings
  • Emergency tiller



  • Fiberglass integral furniture are bonded to the hull and deck with two-part structural
    adhesive.
  • Fiberglass floor pan with oiled Teak cabin sole.
  • Cherry hull sheathing.
  • Cherry window frames and Cherry cap trim on main bulk
    head opening.
  • Cherry bunk rails.



  • Sailing hardware is Harken or equal
  • Harken Performa self-tailing racing winches
  • (2) Harken Performa 50 STP electric self-tailing primary winches
  • (2) Harken Performa 46 STP manual secondary winches
  • (2) Harken 10” aluminum Speed-grip lock-in winch handles
  • Lewmar rope clutches
  • Varnished teak toe rail and coaming cap
  • Custom cast SS bow, midship and stern chocks that integrate beautifully with the teak toe rail
  • Varnished teak flagstaff and 60” US flag with SS socket welded to the backstay chainplate
  • Varnished teak steering wheel Removable teak foot block for helmsman on centerline aft of the pedestal
  • Varnished teak cockpit table with leaves and storage cover
  • Teak clad foot rest below cockpit table
  • Stainless steel deck plates and latches
  • Two SS cup holders in cockpit winch pods with drains
  • Cockpit drainage meets the minimum requirements of ORC Category 2 and CE Category B



  • (1) Delta 35 lb anchor w/150’ of 5/8” diameter Yale Brait with fifteen feet of 5/16”HT chain
  • (1) Anchor deployment system w/manually rotating arm and integral anchor roller in foredeck locker
  • (1) Lewmar V2 SS windlass with rope/chain gypsy
  • (1) Salt water wash-down system with SS spigot located in the anchor locker
  • (3) Schaefer Herreshoff style stainless steel cleats
  • (1) 12” at bow and (2) 10” at stern
  • (2) Schaefer 8.5” SS removable cleats midship w/canvas storage bag
  • (6) Morris custom cast stainless steel toe rail chocks
  • (1) Bow line 30’ nylon, 5/8” diameter
  • (2) Spring lines 45’ nylon, 5/8” diameter
  • (1) Stern line 30’ nylon, 5/8” diameter
  • (3) 10” x 26” vinyl ribbed fenders with 10ft of rope and polar fleece covers
  • (1) SS line storage bar in the forepeak locker
  • (1) Aluminum boat hook



  • Toe rail: varnished teak
  • Deck: gelcoat Oyster white with molded tan non-skid
  • Hull topsides: Awlgrip choice of standard colors
  • Boot top stripe: Single stripe in choice of standard Awlgrip colors
  • Hull stripe: Narrow strip of hull topside color is visible between the boot top and bottom paint
  • Bottom paint: Seahawk CU-Kote in choice of standard colors
  • Cove stripe: Gold leaf
  • Name & Hail: Gold leaf Bilge: White gelcoat



  • Hall Spars high Modulus carbon fiber mast and boom with Awlgrip Clear-Coat finish
  • Fractional rig with swept back spreaders
  • Navtec stainless steel rod rigging w/ SS turnbuckle covers
  • Antal size 40 mainsail luff track
  • (1) Harken Performa 35 STP halyard winch.
  • Self-tacking jib on athwartships curved track
  • Harken MKIV Unit 1 manual headsail furling system
  • Integral hydraulic backstay adjuster
  • Hall Quick-Vang
  • Fixed carbon fiber bowsprit for Gennaker
  • Running rigging is Marlow high-performance racing line


Sail inventory is by North Sails and includes the following sails:

  • Marathon 3Di Full Batten Mainsail w/single slab reef, lazy jacks and North Sails Sunbrella “Quick Cover”
  • Marathon 3Di Furling Jib with UV protective cover on leach
  • Gennaker G-AP3 with Karver furler
  • MY sailing & training program
  • Every owner will receive private instruction from a Morris coach. Each customized program will be designed to match the needs, skills and requests of each individual owner. This exclusive service is included in the price of your Morris. If training takes place at another location, the owner is simply responsible for the coach’s meals and accommodations.



  • Ultrasuede interior cushions with owner’s choice of color
  • Sunbrella cockpit seat cushions in owner’s choice of color
  • Tool kit
  • (4) Adult Type II life jackets with storage bag
  • Flare kit
  • Air Horn
  • USCG Rules of the Road
  • Engine spare parts kit
  • Spare bulbs and fuses



M42x Color Sail Plan

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M42x Sail Plan

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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.”