For the offshore sailor, the Morris 55 provides an incredibly strong hull, a Morris hallmark. You won't hear creaks and groans on a Morris attests an owner who sailed his Morris 51 from Bass Harbor, Maine around Cape Horn and back again. Her vacuum-infused balsa core sandwich construction of E-Glass / Kevlar and 100 percent Vinylester resin produces a brutally tough, sensibly lightweight structure with unmatched impact resistance. In addition the bulkhead that separates the forepeak from the living space is watertight. The rudder and rudderpost are of high modulus carbon fiber combined with a Lewmar Mamba pedestal steering system for the ultimate in feel and reliability. Equipped with an optimally designed double spreader rig featuring a high modulus carbon mast, aluminum Leisurefurl boom and North Sails Spectra main and jib the Morris 55 is a pleasure to sail and is easily controlled from the cockpit.
In the main salon, the starboard L-shaped dinette with its contoured cushions invites you to comfortably lounge or dine with your guests. The cherry drop-leaf table incorporates liquor storage and a silverware drawer. A full length settee on the port side faces the dinette and provides a great place to relax with friends. The fixed salon windows and hull ports provide a tremendous amount of light for the main salon. Ample bookshelf space is built in above both the port settee and dinette areas centered between the storage lockers. Located aft of the starboard settee, the aft facing Nav Station has an upholstered bench seat and desk with built in chart storage. The instrument console is mounted on the bulkhead above the desk. Outboard of the Nav desk the electrical panel and all monitoring devices and gauges are organized in one convenient location. A solid cherry companionway ladder with Morris's signature crushed walnut non-slip surface on each tread leads you up from the main salon to the cockpit.
The aft Owner's Stateroom features a queen sized centerline double quarter berth with a large built in seat on the starboard side. There are two full width drawers below the berth and four large upper storage lockers flanking the berth outboard. A full height hanging locker and bureau are located forward on the starboard side of the stateroom. An oversized hatch on the cabin top and eight opening portlights flood the cabin with light. The owner's head is private and accessed directly from the stateroom. Located on the port side, the head is complete with a Tecma electric macerating toilet, Corian countertop, SS wash basin, mixer faucet with hot and cold pressurized water, two SS towel bars, teak cabin sole and two large storage lockers outboard. The adjoining separate shower stall features a molded fiberglass floor pan with integral sump, teak floor grate, teak seat and wall mounted shower with temperature controlled mixing valve.