The newest member of the Morris family was launched in spring of 2002: the Morris 46 Raised Salon. Morris Yachts and designer Chuck Paine have developed a center cockpit design for the traditional and very popular MY46. The traditional good looks and spaciousness of the aft cockpit MY46 lent itself perfectly to this adaptation. From toe rail down she is the oceangoing thoroughbred that is well known throughout the sailing world as a leader in integrity of performance, safety and sea keeping abilities. This raised salon deck version has dramatically increased the interior space and layout possibilities, offering Morris Yacht customers the opportunity to create precisely the layout that suits their needs.
On deck, the yacht is laid for ease of use, safety and comfort. She carries a high performance sail plan utlizing a non-overlapping jib, carbon spar, electric primary and halyard winches and a windlass with remote control in the cockpit. Navigation instruments are all interfaced with each other and are well located for visbility on the seahood and at the pedestal. The cockpit is large and has a secure feeling, with a walk-through at each coaming. The lazarette on the aft deck provides ample storage for sails, inflatable dingy, and related cruising equipment. A separate propane locker is located aft of the lazarette and accomodates three 10-lb bottles. A watertight bulkhead separates the forward stateroom from a foredeck locker, which is accessed by a Bomar hatch.
The MY46 Raised Salon is a wonderful blend of modern styling, traditional high quality finish, and excellent sailing performance backed by an uncompromising 30-year commitment to integrity that has guaranteed Morris customers enduring quality and value.