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Morris Yachts introduces the M29

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Cuyler Morris, President of Morris Yachts announced the latest addition to their M-Series line today. Morris Yachts’ M29, designed by Sparkman & Stephens, is intended for short or single-handed sailing. Hull 1 will be launched in February.

Like the M29’s predecessors the M36, M42 and M52, the M29 delivers performance sailing that is fun and comfortable. The boat is a graceful combination of classic style, the latest in naval architecture and modern boatbuilding materials. Her Morris Yachts quality construction and finish, together with her S&S design pedigree will guarantee lasting service and value. To date the company has sold 73 M-Series yachts since the first M36 was launched in 2004. All yachts in the M-Series are designed by Sparkman & Stephens.

“I can’t believe I am going to say this but I can’t wait for winter!” said Morris. “We plan on launching Hull 1, putting her on a trailer and driving her south for some sailing. We are also launching Hull 1 of the M52 so this winter is going to be very exciting for Morris Yachts.”

New to the series, the M29 will be sailed with a tiller and has been designed to be crewed by a single person, therefore sail handling has been engineered for simplicity, reliability and ease of use. All control lines and sheets have been led to the cockpit keeping the deck clear, clean and safe.

Other features that distinguish the M29 include:

This boat is trailerable. With less than an 8’ beam, the total towing package weighs 6875 lb. A Blazer or Suburban can do the job.

Perfect for container shipping: The entire package (mast and trailer included) fits inside a high box container for easy, safe and cost effective shipping anywhere in the world. Once in its homeport, the container can act as a storage box or workshop.

Easy Deck Step: Her carbon spar weighs 75 pounds and can be installed with two people. Goodbye yard bills - no cranes or extra yard visits needed to get this boat rigged and sailing.

CKLTM Spinnaker launching: One of Cuyler’s touches – the CKLTM, “Cuyler’s Kite Launcher”. Inspired by the Dragons, fast skiffs and dinghies out there, the CKLTM system brings sailors singled-handed spinnaker launching capability. We believe it is the only and the first system of its kind on a boat of this class.

Morris has engineered and detailed this boat to be all about sailing and enjoying the ride. When sailing is complete, drop the hook, and the cockpit is a perfect spot to read a book, enjoy a picnic or simply enjoy the scenery and company.

A small cabin is incorporated into the design that contains full-length port and starboard settees, a toilet, a cooler and plenty of forepeak storage space. Below is the perfect place to stow picnics, sail bags and a great place to nap.

The hull and appendages are designed and built for fast and nimble performance under both power and sail. A carbon fiber mast and rudder are standard. Exterior styling is traditional with white deckhouse and the same signature elements that define the M-Series. Varnished teak trim includes the toe rail, eyebrow, coaming cap, cabin top handrails and flagstaff. Custom cast stainless steel bow and stern chocks that integrate beautifully with the varnished teak toe rail. The main deck, cockpit, and cockpit seats are finished in non-skid.

In order to maximize performance, the weight targets for the yacht are aggressive. We believe in the potential development of a one-design class. Therefore, weight control is an important part of the design and build for this yacht.

All mechanical and electrical installations are simple and straightforward. A Yanmar 14hp Saildrive diesel engine is standard for auxiliary propulsion. A complete owner’s manual is included. The yacht is CE certified Category C –Inshore.

The standard Morris M29 has been engineered as a complete boat right down to the gold MY cove stripe, dock lines and fenders. No other systems or additional gear is required to sail the most elegant and performance driven sailboat in its class. Price $185,000.

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