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2008 Morris 48

Jamestown, Rhode Island


Price Reduced!

A truly exceptional piece of craftsmanship from one of the finest modern American yacht builders. hull #6 of the Morris 48 series was built with a custom-designed Jim Taylor keel drawing 8’ 2” and carbon fiber Hall Spars mast, giving her exceptional sea-keeping abilities on an offshore passage and exceptional performance on the racecourse.

The current owner undertook a major refit in 2020-21 before leaving on a cruise from Newport to Nova Scotia to the Caribbean, and back. A partial list of refit items include:


  • New standing and running rigging, 2021
  • New sail inventory from North, 2021 & 2022
  • Fisher-Panda DC generator, 2021
  • Yanmar engine service 2021 (new turbo, injectors, SD60 sail drive)
  • New canvas, 2020/2022
  • New electronics, 2021
  • AB Inflatable RIB with 15 hp outboard
  • And much more – see detailed listing!

The owner’s change of plans has placed the boat on the market at a very attractive price for a turnkey performance cruiser. Shown by appointment only. 

Basic Boat Info

Make: Morris
Model: 48
Year: 2008
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Designer: C. W. Paine
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: TMY48006B708
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 48 ft
Length Overall: 48'9 ft
Waterline Length: 43'3 ft
Beam: 13'10 ft
Max Draft: 8'6 ft
Displacement: 28,100 lb
Dry Weight: 28,100 lb
Ballast: 10,700 lb
Single Berths: 2
Double Berths: 3
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH4-TE
  • Drive Type: SailDrive
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 75hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Folding
  • Year: 2008
Cruising Speed: 7 kn
Maximum Speed: 8 kn


Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 65 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
Water Tanks: 2
Water Tank Capacity: 60 gal
Water Tank Material: Stainless Steel
Holding Tank Count: 2
Holding Tank Capacity: 24 gal
Holding Tank Material: Plastic


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Sail
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers, Deck Saloon


Michael Beers (718)764-7215
Flagship Yacht Sales


Flagship Yacht Sales
500 Rushmore Ave
Mamaroneck, New York, US, 10577
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


The interior layout accommodates 7 people in 3 private sleeping areas, with 2 additional berths on settees that pull out to provide comfortable single berths. All berths feature lee cloths. A large head forward to port is connected to the master cabin. A second head aft includes a separate stall shower, which can double as a wet locker on deliveries. The U-shaped galley is aft of the forward cabin & head to port, with a settee & storage opposite to starboard. The dinette & nav station, under the raised portion of the salon, have abundant light & visibility to the outside. Espar diesel heating. 

Interior Finish:
The interior of the boat is finished in a Herreshoff style w/white bulkheads & contrasting satin-varnished cherry trim, including doors, handrails (4), hull sides and headliner. 

Teak & holly cabin sole w/latched lift-outs for service access below (entire cabin sole removable for complete access to bilges).

Lee cloths on starboard settee, port aft cabin berth, V-berth & starboard aft cabin berth
Ultrasuede cushions w/slip covers for all
Cushion foam upgraded (Visco-Elastic) on all sleeping berths

All interior lighting upgraded to LED


Forward cabin: 

Owner’s cabin with V-berth, insert filler, and enough storage for liveaboard cruising.

Bulkhead-mounted reading lights at forward & aft ends of berth
Cherry-framed 12V fans mounted at forward end of berth 
Large s/s overhead hatch trimmed in varnished cherry w/retractable screen & shade
3 s/s opening port lights, 2 rectangular hull port lights w/cherry trim rings port & starboard
Overhead dorades w/internal screen & airflow control 

Forward head:
Large head accessible from owner’s cabin with Scandvik hardware, shower, electric  head (new in 2021) and holding tank (new 2021) with Y-valve, deck pump-out & manual overboard pump-out.  

Main Salon: 

Large comfortable elevated U-shaped dinette to port aft of galley, maximizing views from deck salon. Outboard settee slides out to create sea berth. Flatscreen TV (2021) above and copious storage under and outboard of dinette seating (including additional freezer).

Starboard settee forward of raised salon opposite galley has pull-out to make wider berth, 2 storage lockers above backrest fore & aft w/varnished sheathing between, hull port light w/cherry trim ring centered between lockers, bookshelf built in below, large raised windows, 2 overhead hatches 

Navigation Station:

Forward facing nav station w/opening top for chart storage, 2 drawers, book storage, upholstered bench seat w/storage drawers under 

Custom electrical panel for 12V & 110V systems mounted in locker outboard, shelving & cabinet for mounting electronics (see electronics section) 

Port Aft Cabin: 

Double quarter berth offset to port w/lee cloths, generous storage, small overhead hatch, 2 fans 

Starboard Aft Cabin (captain/off-watch): 

Single berth w/shelf above, hull port light, cherry hull sheathing, storage, remote engine and generator panel, emergency bilge pump

Aft Head & Shower: 

Aft head with separate shower compartment directly at base of companionway, perfect for removing wet gear on the off-watch. Vacuflush head, Scandvik fixtures, outboard wet locker and integral sump. 




Secure U-shaped galley to port 2 steps down from raised salon; generous storage for full time cruising/passagemaking

Corian countertops w/cherry fiddles 

Custom storage locker for coffeemaker, thermos & coffee mugs on aft bulkhead above sink 

Highly-polished deep double s/s sink, Seagull X-1F water filter, 2 Whale foot pumps (1 for fresh, 1 for salt) 

Seafrost DC refrigeration system:

            Top loading refrigerator 
            Top loading freezer
            Remote freezer under dinette via separate Sea Frost compressor

Force 10 3-burner propane stove w/ oven, broiler and integrated cutting board


Potable Water:
2 S/S tanks w/inspection ports total 125 gal. water capacity
Water supply manifold w/full-flow ball valves
10 gal. S/S water heater (engine/110V)
Shurflo Smart-Sensor pressure water system pump
New Catalina 340R watermaker 2022 (DC powered)

2 10 lb. Propane tanks
Tee from propane system w/hose to BBQ grill
Xintex propane system monitor & solenoid w/sniffer mounted below galley stove 


Hull and Deck

Hull Construction: 

2013 Flag Blue Awlgrip hull, white Awlgrip boot stripe, recessed cove stripe w/gold leaf detail; white gel coat deck w/tan non-skid 

Bottom stripped, new barrier coat and bottom paint winter 2020/21

Hull is laminate of Kevlar/E-glass glass laminate layer in both outer & inner skin over 1 Corecell core using Hydrex vinylester resin 

Hull deck joint is solid glass hull shelf bedded to deck w/3M 5200 & mechanically fastened every 4" Sugar scoop stern w/integrated steps to cockpit, mount for swim ladder
6 Hull port lights

Jim Taylor designed externally fastened lead keel w/deep balanced carbon fiber spade rudder & rudder post 

Deck Construction:
Deck is laminate of E-glass over 2.54 cm Corecell core utilizing Hydrex vinylester resin 

All deck fasteners drilled & tapped; hardware is bedded & bolted through deck w/backing plates 

Teak dorade boxes with s/s cowl vents, removable s/s guards, screens & sliding draft controls 

6 Manship s/s hatches w/Ocean-Air Skyscreens 

4 Bent glass laminated safety glass windows port & starboard, 3 flat glass laminated safety glass forward, upgraded Low-E glass for salon windows 

All exterior teak stripped & recoated with 8 base coats of Epifanes; fresh top-coat applied June 2023

All teak has custom sun covers, including toe rails 



All electronics upgraded in 2021:

B&G Zeus 9 (helm) and Zeus 12 (nav) chartplottersB&G H5000 CPU with Gragphic displays at helm, companionway and nav

Twin B&G 2020 displays at companionway

H5000 Autopilot controller 

Precision9 compass

Autopilot ram with spare


KVH FleetOne satcom system IridiumGo


4 Mastervolt 8D 225 amp hour house batteries with Balmar alternator and regulator/monitor (new in 2023)

2021 Fisher Panda DC5000 generator

2022 Solar panels on bimini (four panels, approx. 400 watts)

12V/110V Systems w/combined Mastervolt panel consisting of breakers, illuminated labels, digital voltmeter, digital amp meters 

Balmar XT-DF 170 amp alternator

Mastervolt 2000 watt sine-wave inverter, separate Mass 80amp charger w/remote panel 

2021 DC Generator (Fisher Panda)

AC outlets in galley, aft head, forward cabin, main salon, aft cabin, plus 6 extra outlets 

Multiple 12V DC outlets in cockpit and cabins 

Navigation lights including running lights & stern light (upgraded to LED), combo steaming/foredeck light 

Upgraded masthead tri-color Lopolight LED 

Halogen spreader lights, flood light at top of radar post 

Interior LED lighting including swivel reading lights, dome lights (red/white lights), courtesy lights thoughout including companionway and transom 

Copper bonding strap for ground & lightning protection 



Upgraded Edson Visions II series pedestal w/ 60” wheel, Ritchie compass & through shaft wheel brake, single lever control, s/s guard Cockpit drains w/sizing to meet ORC requirements. Plotter, graphic display and autopilot control at helm

Teak drop boards w/storage bag 

Halogen boom light w/dimmer switch 

3 Sail lockers with s/s gas pistons; shelf in starboard lazarette locker to store life raft

Sugar scoop transom with molded steps up to cockpit, swim shower, folding swim ladder

Removable Davits (2021, carbon fiber)

Cockpit cushions 


2022 New bimini and frame
2020 New dodger
2022 boat awning (aft cockpit to shrouds)


Sails and Rigging

2020 North Sails 3Di Ocean 700 Mainsail2021 North 3Di Ocean 700 furling jib2021 North NPL Tour furling inner jib2022 North Helix Code Xi furling gennaker/code sail

Complete inventory of additional sails from 2008 to 2014 including spinnakers, North 3DL race inventory and Dacon cruising inventory. 

Custom stainless steel prod/sprit integrated into bow roller for A-sails/Code Zero (2021)


Lewmar 64 CCEST electric primaries 

Lewmar 58 CCEST electric mainsheet winches

Lewmar 44 STC reefing on cabin top 

Lewmar 48 STEC electric main halyard on cabin top under dodger 

2 Lewmar STC at base of mast for jib & spinnaker halyards 

Spars & Rigging: 

Hall Spars carbon fiber mast & boom, discontinuous rod rigging, Harken furling headstay, Navtec hydraulic backstay

New rod rigging, 2020

Dutchman mainsail system 

Double-ended mainsheet system run to secondary winches port & starboard 

Removable inner forestay system w/2 halyards, running backstays w/detachable tails 

Antal storm trysail track 

Awlgripped carbon spinnaker pole w/mast storage, mast track deployment w/adjustable car & butt lift system Custom jib in-hauler, hobble strap & crossover blocks forward of cabin top winches

Engines and Mechanical Systems

Yanmar 75 HP diesel engine, with upgraded SD60 sail drive (new in 2020) and 3-blade Flexofold prop (2020)

Engine compartment enclosed in Thinsulate & cork/aluminum sound-absorbing materials with access hatches at all service areas

New alternator, turbo and injectors (2020 to 2023)

Fuel tanks cleaned in 2020 (one 90 gal, one 40 gal)

Remote engine panel at base of companionway in captain’s berth

Dual Racor filter system w/vacuum gauge & water sensor, small LED mounted behind bowl

Reverso oil change pump


Safety and Miscellaneous Gear

Winslow 4-man Ultralight liferaft, re-packed 2023

Life jackets, flares, MOM unit, fenders & docklines

EPIRB and ditch bag

Extensive spare parts

Drogue & tether line

Folding boarding ladder for mid-ships

Ground Tackle

Removable anchor roller with separate prod/bowsprit

88 lb Rocna primary anchor with chain/rope rode

Forepeak locker divided for chain

Secondary 85 lb Mantus anchor stored under floorboards in cabin

Electric Muir windlass w/manual override & hand-held wired remote (sockets in forepeak & cockpit)

Shurflo deck washdown system w/spigot on foredeck
Luke storm anchor mounted below cabin sole (zip-tied under captain's cabin) 


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Additional Contact Information

Contact Michael Beers, CPYB

(718)764-7215 mobile