Morris – M42

Maryland, United States

Gorgeous Modern Classic

You will not find a nicer M42. Sundog has been through a major refit and wants for nothing.  Resent upgrades include Electronics, a new Bottom, new Awlgrip, new Sails, new Canvas, new Cushions and fully refreshed varnished.  She is currently lift kept and awaiting your inspection.

The M42 is one of Morris Yachts most successful models ever built and once you take a closer look its very easy to see why.  A fantastic hybrid that incorporates an incredibly easy to handle sail plan including a self tacking jib and all lines run to the helmsperson, luxury accommodations for a couple to cruise for weeks at a time, and all in a jaw-dropping gorgeous package that assures the owner the most beautiful boats in almost any harbor.

Designed in partnership with Sparkman & Stephens, this boat retains all of the great ease of handling features and classic beauty Morris is known for. The new M42 provides greater interior volume for more luxurious accommodation below and an even larger cockpit with more generous seating. This boat is extraordinary in so many ways. It combines performance, comfort and safety in a sailboat of lasting beauty.


Basic Boat Info

Boat Hull ID
Has Hull ID


42.25 ft
Length Overall
42.25 ft
Waterline Length
30 ft
11.25 ft
Max Draft
5.75 ft
Cabins Count

Engines / Speed

Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make : Yanmar 4JH
  • Model : Yanmar 4JH
  • Fuel : Diesel
  • Engine Power : 39 hp
  • Type : Inboard
Total Engine Power
39 hp


Fuel Tanks
Fuel Tank Capacity
40 gal
Water Tanks
Water Tank Capacity
50 gal
Holding Tank Count
Holding Tank Capacity
12 gal


Heads Count
Boat Class
Cruisers, Daysailers

Additional Info

Items of Note
  • 2022 - New Bottom
  • 2022 - Hull Paint Flag Blue
  • 2022 - North 3di Main & Jib
  • 2022 - Cockpit Cushions 
  • 2022 - Cabin Upholstery
  • 2022 - Varnish Fully Refreshed, refreshed 2024
  • 2022 - Fusion stereo system 
  • Resent Raymaine Electronics and Navigation Suite
  • Airconditioning
  • Retractable Bow Thruster



Sundog offers a comfortable, spacious interior including berths for four, with full standing headroom, finished in classic Herreshoff style with antique white bulkheads and gloss varnished cherry joinery.

Port and starboard settees are designed for comfortable lounging or sleeping. The cherry drop-leaf table incorporates liquor storage and invites gracious dining. A modern “butterfly-style” hatch above the dining table and eight large fixed portlights provide great natural lighting 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 forward of the head and lockers outboard at the forward end of the settees provides additional storage. Open shelves outboard at the aft end of the settees provide space for books, etc.

The forward cabin provides a queen size berth, full length shelves, and two large drop fronts to access the space under the berth. A large overhead hatch and two 4” SS dorade vents provide great natural light and ventilation.

  • Marine Air 10,000 BTU air conditioner
  • All interior upholstery is new – 2022.
  • Ocean-Air Skyscreens on overhead hatches.
  • (4) Hella Fans.


  • Located aft to starboard.
  • Isotherm top loading 12VDC refrigerator with stainless steel liner and removable shelves.
  • Force 10 two burner propane stove with thermostat controlled oven on a gimbal mount.
  • Corian counter top.
  • Mirror-polished stainless steel sink with chrome single lever mixer faucet.
    Garbage bin. 


  • Located aft to port.
  • Varnished cherry counter top with polished stainless steel sink.
  • Scandvik mixer valve with wall mount shower head.
  • Molded fiberglass floor pan with integral shower sump and electric drain pump.
  • Shower enclosure.

Sails and Rigging


Sail inventory by North Sails.

  • 2022 North 3di full batten mainsail with cover.
  • 2022 North 3di furling Jib.
  • Gennaker G-AP3 with snuffer.
  • G-0 Gennaker with furler. 

Rigging and Sail Handling

  • Carbon fiber mast by Hall Spars (awlgripped Cream).
  • Fractional rig with swept back spreaders.
  • Dutchman system for mainsail flaking.
  • Aluminum Hall Spars boom - Awlgrip 2022
  • Spreader lights.
  • Antal mainsail luff track.
  • Antal halyard lock systems for Jib
  • Self-tacking jib on athwartships curved track.
  • Schaefer 2100 manual headsail furling system.
  • Standing rigging is Navtec stainless steel rod.
  • Navtec integral hydraulic backstay adjuster.
  • Hall Quick-Vang.
  • Running rigging is low-stretch New England Rope.
  • Lewmar rope clutches.
  • Lewmar 50 CCEST electric self-tailing primary winches. Cross connected switching and foot switching to allow for maximum convenience.
  • Lewmar 44 CCST manual secondary winches.
  • Lewmar 30CCST manual spinnaker halyard winch with mast mounted rope clutch for easy sail handling.
  • Lewmar Reefing winch on boom for second reef.

Hull and Deck


  • Hull - Flag Blue Awlgrip. - 2022
  • Bottom - Soda blasted, fresh Interprotect 2000 barrier coat and bottom paint. - 2022
  • Maxpower retractable bow thruster.
  • Varnish Fully Refreshed 2022, refreshed 2024
  • Teak decking on side decks.
  • Rrubbing strake with stainless steel half oval.
  • Composite hull with Vinylester resin and vacuum bagged Core-Cell core.
  • Composite longitudinal stringers and transverse keel floors.
  • Fiberglass engine bed.
  • Composite deck and superstructure with Vinylester resin and Core-Cell core.
  • High density core replaces the standard core in areas of deck hardware and through hull fittings.
  • Teak toe rails.
  • Single lifelines with removable stanchions.
  • Butterfly hatch with optional teak cladding.
  • High performance bulbed keel.
  • High aspect ratio carbon/epoxy spade rudder.
  • Cabin house and other gelcoat - Oyster White.
  • Two piece SS folding boarding ladder.


All sheets, main halyard, jib 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 comfortably suitable for seating six adults or taking a nap. Hatches on all three cockpit seats allow access to below-decks storage.

  • Gloss-varnished teak drop leaf table (with cover).
  • Varnished teak steering wheel.
  • Cockpit seat and backrest cushions - 2022
  • Canvas pedestal and wheel cover - 2023
  • Teak decking (on cockpit seats and cockpit sole).
  • Teak foot block for helmsman.
  • Teak clad foot rest below cockpit table.
  • Saloon style removable companionway doors 
  • Cockpit boom light (w/dimmer).
  • Dodger with ss bows and aft and side handrails.
  • Helmsperson bimini with folding bows.
  • Varnished teak cladding inside coaming and cabin backs 

Electronics and Navagation
  • Raymarine eS97 color radar/chart plotter display (helm).
  • Raymarine Axiom 12 repeater flush mounted in cockpit.
  • Raymarine ST6001 S1G Autopilot 
  • Raymarine  i70 displays (3) for speed, depth and wind mounted over companion way.
  • ICOM IC-M422 waterproof VHF Radio w/ additional cockpit-mounted Command Microphone.
  • Ritchie 5” pedestal mount compass with polished SS cover.
  • Perko bicolor bow light and transom stern light.
  • Aquasignal tri-color masthead light (LED), & combo steaming/deck flood light.
  • Fusion stereo system - 2022
  • I-Pod interface with stereo.
  • XM satellite radio tuner with antenna mounted on spreader.
  • Alpine waterproof cockpit speakers.

Electrical and Mechanical


  • Mastervolt AGM house batteries - two (450 Ah @ 12 VDC).
  • Optima 1000M amp engine start battery with 800 cold cranking amps.
  • Mastervolt 90 Amp/12 VDC alternator with multi-stage regulator for battery charging.
  • Mastervolt 12 VDC / 110 VAC distribution panel.
  • Upgraded 2000W inverter/charger.
  • 110V shore power system with (2) outlets, SS power inlet, and 50ft x 30 amp cord.
  • Zinc saver galvanic isolator on AC system ground wire. 


  • Yanmar 3JH4E x SD Saildrive unit, 39HP FWC marine diesel engine with approximately 1260 hours.
  • Flex-O-Fold three blade propeller.
  • Yanmar engine mount pan - fiberglass.
  • Morris custom instrument panel at the helm. - Faria gauges with SS bezels, Ignition switch.Start/Stop buttons, Audible alarms for cooling water, high temperature, low lube oil pressure, and Saildrive water flow, Tachometer with hour meter, Illumination switch.
  • Morse single lever throttle located on the pedestal.
  • Engine box fitted with Soundown Vinyl/Foam composite noise reduction insulation.
  • Engine compartment “fire port”.
  • 40-gallon aluminum fuel tank w/SS deck fill.
  • Cruz-Pro tank gauge.
  • Maxpower retractable bow thruster.
  • Marine Air 10,000 BTU air conditioner
  • Racor dual fuel filter with built-in bypass valve. 

Water and Waste Systems

  •  SS deck fill.
  • ShurFlo pressure water system pump.
  • Quick 6 gallon SS water heater plumbed to engine heat exchanger and 110VAC.
  • Whale water system filter.
  • Cruz-Pro multi-tank gauge system.
  • 50 gallon tank capacity
  • Sealand Vacuflush marine toilet.
  • 20-gallon Polyethylene waste holding tank with gravity drain to seacock for overboard discharge.
  • Snake River external tank level monitor.
  • Diaphragm 12VDC bilge pump with removable strainer.
  • Whale Gusher 10 manual bilge pump located near helm in cockpit

Additional Equipment
  • Delta 35 lb anchor w/150’ nylon, 15’ of chain.
  • Anchor deployment system w/manually rotating arm and integral anchor roller in foredeck locker.
  • Lewmar V2 SS windlass with rope/chain gypsy.
  • Salt water wash-down system with SS spigot located in the anchor locker.
  • Docking Lines and Fenders (with fleece covers).
  • Teak boat hook with storage chocks on cabin top.
  • Kidde Mariner 110 portable dry chemical fire extinguishers (3).
  • Horseshoe buoy.
  • Varnished teak flagstaff and flag.
  • Tool kit, spare bulbs & fuses

Manufacturer Provided Description

The Morris Yachts M42 developed out of the tremendous success of her smaller sister, the M36. Retaining all of the great ease of handling features and classic beauty of the M36, the M42 provides greater interior volume for more luxurious accommodations below and an even larger cockpit with more generous seating. Morris Yachts and the legendary design firm Sparkman and Stephens have once again teamed up to produce a yacht of lasting beauty and a yacht that will grace any harbor and provide her owner with pride of ownership for many years.

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