LOON | Morris M42 | 42ft

Portsmouth, RI, US


LOON | Morris M42 | 42ft


Portsmouth, RI, US


Morris Yachts and the legendary design firm of Sparkman and Stephens have once again teamed up to produce a timeless classic in the Morris 42. LOON is a very special version of the popular M42 thanks to a deeper performance keel and a taller mast (~2ft) than the standard model. One would be hard pressed to find a boat with a better combination of stunning good looks and fantastic sailing qualities. The M42 was designed to be easy to operate short or single-handed, with all of the rig and sailing controls led to the helm. LOON has benefited from light seasonal use, indoor winter storage each year and a captain/manager looking after her maintenance program.

Notable recent improvements

  • New standing rigging 2023
  • Furling Code 0/Gennaker 2023
  • New soft goods 2023
  • New running rigging 2022


  • Length: 42ft
  • Builder: Morris Yachts
  • Beam: 11' 3"
  • Draft: 6' 11"
  • Year: 2006
  • Displacement: 16300.00 lbs
  • Hull: Composite
  • Engine: (1) Yanmar, 39 hp


  • Builder: Morris Yachts
  • Designer: Sparkman & Stephens
  • Keel: Bulb Keel


  • Length Overall: 42.25 ft
  • Length Waterline: 30.00 ft
  • Max Draft: 6' 11"
  • Displacement: 16300.00 lb
  • Ballast Weight Measure: 6235.00 lb
  • Beam Measure: 11' 3"


  • Engine Brand: Yanmar
  • Year Built: 2006
  • Engine Model: 3JH4E X SD
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 848
  • Engine Power: 39 hp


  • Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (50 Gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: 1 (40 Gallons)


  • Number of cabins: 1
  • Number of heads: 1


  • Composite hull with Vinylester resin and vacuum-bagged Corecell core
  • Optional Kevlar reinforcement layer starting 12” above the waterline running from the stem aft to roughly 3’ aft of the trailing edge of the keel
  • Composite longitudinal stringers and transverse keel floors
  • Fiberglass engine bed
  • Composite deck and superstructure with Vinylester resin and Corecell core
  • Optional high-performance custom 7’ bulb keel
  • Carbon/epoxy spade rudder
  • Gelcoat deckhouse & gloss varnished teak exterior joinery
  • Awlgripped dark hull with single white bootstripe and red bottom
  • Optional teak cladding on cabin sides


All sheets, main halyard, jib furling line, main furling line, and vang control lines are led below deck to rope clutches and electric winches located at control pods in the cockpit within easy reach of the helmsperson. Forward of the control pods are spacious port and starboard cockpit seats. The seats are over six feet in length and are comfortably suited for seating six adults or for taking a nap. Hatches on all three cockpit seats allow access to belowdecks storage.

  • Gloss-varnished teak drop-leaf table
  • Optional teak cladding on interior and exterior of cockpit coaming, and aft trunk cabin ends
  • Teak decking on cockpit seats and hatches
  • Teak decking on cockpit sole
  • Telescoping shower faucet and control valve
  • Optional 48” varnished teak steering wheel
  • (2) Stainless steel cup holders in winch pods
  • Saloon style removable companionway doors (storage bag in cockpit locker)
  • Optional canvas dodger with S/S bows
  • Optional teak seahood


A comfortable, spacious interior with full standing headroom, finished in classic Herreshoff style with antique white bulkheads and optional varnished butternut joinery and gloss-varnished cabin sole. V-groove overhead.

The port and starboard settees are designed for comfortable lounging or sleeping. The butternut drop-leaf table incorporates liquor storage and invites gracious dining. A modern “butterfly-style” hatch above the dining table, eight large fixed portlights, five stainless steel overhead hatches and two 4” stainless steel dorade vents provide great natural light and ventilation. Twin end tables with storage lockers below and lockers with shelves outboard are built in at the forward end of the settees.

A hanging locker is forward of the head, with drop board storage and an extra hanging bar. Lockers outboard at the forward end of the settees provide additional storage. Open shelves outboard at the aft end of the settees provide space for books etc.

The forward cabin provides a centerline queen-sized berth, full-length shelves and two large drop fronts to access the space under the berth. Butternut veneered cabin sides with gloss varnish. Cabin sole is all teak veneer, rather than teak and holly. All fabrics replaced in 2023.


  • Located aft to starboard
  • Isotherm top-loading 12VDC refrigerator with S/S liner and wire basket
  • Force 10 two-burner propane stove with thermostat-controlled oven on a gimbal mount with custom cutting board top with butternut fiddles
  • Optional cutting board to fit over top drawer in galley
  • Corian counter top
  • Optional Whale foot pump and Scandvik folding faucet tied to fresh water supply
  • Mirror-polished S/S sink with chrome single-lever mixer faucet
  • Garbage bin


  • Located aft to port
  • Corian counter top with Corian sink and single-lever faucet
  • Grohe mixer valve with wall mount adjustable shower head
  • Molded fiberglass floor pan with integral shower sump and electric drain pump
  • Mirror with frame on forward bulkhead
  • Oiled teak joinery


  • (2) 12 VDC AGM house batteries
  • Optima 1000M amp engine start battery
  • Mastervolt 90 amp/12 VDC alternator with multi-stage regulator for battery charging
  • Mastervolt 12 VDC / 110 VAC distribution panel with custom locker door cover
  • Mastervolt 50 amp smart charger
  • 110 V shore power system with (2) outlets, S/S power inlet, 50 ft. x 30 amp cord
  • LED amber interior lights
  • LED running lights
  • LED tri-color masthead light and steaming light
  • (4) 12 V outlets


  • ICOM IC-M422 waterproof VHF radio with additional cockpit-mounted Command Microphone
  • Raymarine sailing instruments with three displays above companionway (new 2014)
  • Raymarine eSeries HybridTouch color radar/plotter at pedestal, with Quantum digital radar (new 2016)
  • Raymarine Sirius satellite weather receiver
  • Raymarine ST6001 S1G autopilot
  • Iridium GSP1600 satellite phone
  • Wireless router to allow computer connection to satellite phone
  • Optional Dynaplate and extra copper bonding tab for future SSB
  • Alpine AM/FM stereo receiver and CD player with iPod interface for stereo and speakers in salon and cockpit
  • Ritchie 5” pedestal mount compass


  • Yanmar, model 3JH4E 39HP coupled to a saildrive unit
  • Optional Flex-O-Fold three-blade propeller
  • Optional Racor dual filter with built-in bypass valve
  • Yanmar engine mount pan – fiberglass
  • Morris custom instrument panel at the helm with Faria gauges with S/S bezels, ignition switch, start/stop buttons, audible alarms for cooling water, high temperature, low lube oil pressure, tachometer with hour meter and illumination switch
  • Morse single-lever throttle located on the pedestal
  • Engine box is fitted with Soundown vinyl/foam composite noise-reduction insulation
  • 40-gallon aluminum fuel tank
  • 50-gallon fresh water tank
  • ShurFlo pressure water system pump
  • Atlantic 6-gallon S/S water heater plumbed to engine heat exchanger and 110VAC
  • Whale water system filter
  • Cruz-Pro multi-tank gauge system
  • Vacuflush marine toilet
  • 20-gallon Polyethylene waste holding tank with gravity drain to seacock for overboard discharge
  • Snake River external tank level monitor
  • Optional Y-valve for direct overboard option
  • 12VDC bilge pump with removable strainer
  • Whale Gusher 10 manual bilge pump located near helm in cockpit
  • Secondary Whale manual bilge pump installed below deck
  • Edson wire rope/chain steering system
  • Carbon fiber/epoxy rudder with carbon fiber rudderpost
  • Emergency tiller



  • Custom carbon fiber mast by Hall Spars (added in 2007 – 2’ taller than standard)
  • Fractional rig with swept back spreaders
  • LeisureFurl in-boom mainsail furling system
  • Self-tacking jib on athwartships curved track
  • Schaefer 3100 headsail furling system
  • Navtec S/S rod rigging, new 2023
  • Navtec integral hydraulic backstay adjuster
  • Forespar yacht rod vang
  • Optional trysail track installed on mast
  • Optional insulated backstay to create an antenna for the SSB
  • Optional genoa tracks with S/S stand-up blocks
  • Optional spare main halyard sheave
  • Lewmar rope clutches
  • Shepard’s hook burgee hoist


  • Lewmar 50 CCEST electric self-tailing primary winches
  • Optional Lewmar 44 CCST manual secondary winches
  • (2) Lewmar 30 CCST halyard winches

Sails (all by North)

  • 3Di Fully-battened mainsail (2018)
  • 3Di 95 self-tacking jib (2018)
  • Code Zero/Gennaker on removable furling drum & torsion cable (2023)
  • 105 Racing jib
  • .6 oz. Asymmetrical spinnaker


  • Delta 35 lb. anchor with 150’ nylon, 15’ of chain
  • Anchor deployment system with manually rotating arm and integral anchor roller in foredeck locker
  • Lewmar V2 S/S windlass with rope/chain gypsy
  • Bow and stern pulpits
  • Stanchions and double lifelines with mid-ship gates


The owner’s personal effects are excluded from the sale.

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.



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