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Circe – a 57′ Morris

Well, this is one we absolutely can’t stop looking at – an absurdly beautiful 2008 Morris 57. CIRCE was custom built for a very experienced yachtsman through the collaborative efforts of Morris Yachts, Fontaine Design Group, and her owner and his captain. Exquisitely crafted, CIRCE was designed for long-distance cruising between New England and the tropics. At 57 feet, she is still easily handled by a couple, yet large enough to accommodate six people in luxurious comfort. Two guest cabins forward and a palatial Owner’s cabin aft make this center cockpit yacht feel like a bigger boat, yet her push-button hydraulics and well-thought-out mechanical systems make sailing and docking a breeze.

She’s extremely well-maintained, looking like she’s just been christened. She features a classic satin-varnished teak interior. Her bulkheads are teak veneered Meranti marine plywood abutting solid teak rails, stiles, corner posts and fiddles. The overhead throughout the boat is made with custom fiberglass white V-groove panels supported by custom varnished teak battens.

Her accommodations are simply luxurious, with the warmth of teak and plenty of natural light through ports and hatches. But she’s built for comfort on the long haul, with every imaginable piece of quality cruising kit.

Listed by Lyman Morse in Massachusetts, her price has recently been reduced to $999,000.

A 1990 Ted Hood 50

QUARTET, this flat out gorgeous Ted Hood 50 is a custom Lyman-Morse built sloop that was commissioned in 1990 by an experienced yachtsman for the purpose of circumnavigating – a dream she accomplished from 1990-1993. She is of extremely rugged construction with no expense spared, and features the Hood-designed “whale bottom” known for their sea-kindly motion.

With her teak house, flush foredeck and graceful sheer, she’s as pretty as they come, with a Herreshoff style interior that features custom mahogany cabinetry throughout.

Her second owner acquired the boat in 2011, and, like the original owner, has spared no expense—consistently storing the boat indoors during every winter layup, and attending to maintenance needs and (discretionary) upgrades in advance. Some examples include removal and replacement of original aluminum fuel tanks (even though they were still serviceable), “tuning” the centerboard with Delran shims (to remove even the slightest “board noise”), and installing a bow thruster. Although QUARTET is capable of again sailing the globe at a moment’s notice, the current owner (a family of four) have only cruised her regionally these past eight seasons. They are now ready to find the next steward of this exquisite yacht.

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QUARTET is listed for $399,000 by Morris Yachts and lies in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.

1981 Lyman Morse Seguin 44

Here’s another gorgeous Seguin 44 designed by Sparkman and Stephens and built by the legendary Lyman-Morse boatbuilding company in Camden, Maine.  Journey’s End was built in 1981, and is a splendid example of these beautiful yachts, which were hand laid-up utilizing foam coring above the waterline and a solid glass hull below the water line.

The teak deck on Journey’s End is both modern and classic in feel. A close look will reveal that the decks have no bungs. Having been completely replaced in 2014 with a laminated Teak Decking System they offer added protection for the sub decks with out losing the classic proven feel of teak. Along with the new decks, all exterior wood was stripped and refinished in 2015 and the chain plates where pulled for inspection and then rebedded.

Journey’s End looks like a classic from every angle, yet is well-equipped with modern equipment like electric winches, carbon fiber spars, furling main sail and a full suite of electronics.

Listed at $225,000 in Portland Maine.

A Hood/Lyman Morse Custom 60

A Hood/Lyman Morse Custom 60

Windwalker II, a Ted Hood-designed custom 6o footer built in 1999 by Lyman Morse has just hit the market in Newport, Rhode Island, and she is truly a stunner. A beautiful profile, exquisite joinery work, and an impressive equipment list  –  are all maintained in like new condition. Her shoal draft, centerboard design is said to be a blast in light airs, yet seakindly and stable offshore.

Recent significant upgrades include new engine, generator, teak decks and flush deck hatches. She looks ready to take her new owners anywhere in the world.

The builder, Lyman Morse Boat Building Company in Thomaston, Maine, is world-renown for their extraordinary craftsmanship, and their attention to detail is certainly evident in Windwalker II. In fact, according to Lyman Morse, Windwalker II set a new standard of finish for the yard, leading to the commissions of Whizzbang, Amelian and Fairweather. 

She is currently in Newport, Rhode Island and listed at $1,250,000.

A Lyman Morse 44

This Maine-built Lyman Morse Seguin 44 is a true timeless beauty – and the nicest one we’ve seen hit the market in a long time.  Diligently maintained, the pride of ownership is evident in every aspect of this boat. She has been exceedingly well cared for and upgraded extensively by the previous owner. She is currently priced well below her true value due the family needed to sell her quickly due to health issues.

The Lyman Morse Seguin 44 is a special boat. Designed by Sparkman & Stephens, this design has one of most seakindly motions in line with the likes of the Stephens 47 in how she will ride at sea. Alert has a lot of upgraded gear including Harken power cabin top winch, bow thruster, newer Corian counter tops, solid stern pulpits to gates, Icom 802 SSB with Pactor modem, Northstar AGM batteries, Village Marine watermaker and much more.

She is currently listed at $169,000 in Washington state.