Morris – M42x

Maine, United States

Suzanne is a stunning example of a modified M42x.   The M42 built on the success of her little sister, the M36, retaining the classic beauty, simplicity in sail handling and heirloom quality craftsmanship.  SUZANNE adds enhanced performance with a taller, high modulus carbon fiber mast, a deeper, S&S designed performance keel and rudder and North 3Di racing sails.  Additional improvements to her rigging includes carbon EC6 standing rigging and a dedicated carbon racing boom (in addition to the carbon Leisurefurl boom). Set up to be easy to single hand with family and friends and fast and fun in a regatta, she offers the best of the standard M42 with some of the performance of the x-series.

While competitive on the race course, SUZANNE is also designed to be comfortably and easily daysailed and cruised with family or friends.  A 105% cruising jib and the furling boom make sailing single handed simple and enjoyable and her original self tacking jib could be reinstalled for even more simplicity.  Her unique design makes her equally capable of coastal cruising, daysailing (solo or with family and friends) and being competitive racing.  Set up to be sailing and put away in minutes, she makes getting out on the water easy and fun.

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
8 ft
Cabins Count

Engines / Speed

Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make : Yanmar
  • Model : 3JH5E
  • 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
20 gal


Heads Count
Boat Class

Additional Info

Vessel Walkthrough





  • Composite hull infused with Hydrex Vinylester resin with Balsa core.  Core is removed or replaced with high density core in areas with through hull fittings.
  • S&S designed performance keel with stainless steel fin and fitted lead bulb
  • Composite longitudinal stringers and transverse keel floors for hull stiffness
  • All marine plywood structural bulkheads are glassed to hull and deck
  • Non-structural bulkheads, cabin sole, bunk tops, etc. are built from balsa cored Decolite panels to reduce weight in the interior
  • Carbon fiber spade rudder with carbon rudder post
  • Awlgrip “Super Jet Black” topsides with Cream bootstripe and cove stripe and white bottom paint




  • Infused fiberglass composite deck with closed cell foam core
  • High density core replaces the standard core in areas of deck hardware and through hull fittings.
  • Oyster White gelcoat with light tan non-skid (non-skid redone 2023).
  • Varnished teak toe rail with custom stainless steel chocks integrated into toe rail for bow, stern and midship lines (bow chocks are open for easier access to mooring pennants).
  • Quarter sawn teak decking on side decks and foredeck.
  • Varnished teak handrails on cabin top
  • Varnished teak eyebrow and dorade boxes
  • Herreshoff style stainless steel fixed stern cleats and removable midship cleats.
  • Large stainless steel bow cleat for bow lines or mooring pennant
  • Stainless steel folding padeyes for fenders with stainless chafe strips on toe rail (3 each side)
  • Stainless steel Manship deck hatch in foredeck and smaller hatches overhead and galley.
  • Floating eye adjustable jib lead system mounted on cabin top for traditional 103% tacking jib
  • Athwartships track forward of mast for jib sheet on self-tacking jib
  • Custom butterfly hatch on cabintop with stainless steel hatches and varnished teak cladding
  • (2) Stainless steel 4” cowl vents mounted on varnished teak dorade boxes with SS dorade guards
  • Large recessed anchor locker in foredeck with flush hatch for storage of anchor and pivoting anchor fitting when recessed back under deck
  • Large forepeak storage area with flush deck hatch to starboard of anchor locker with storage for fenders, lines, boat hook and boarding ladder
  • Easy open deck fills for fuel, water and holding tank on deck with integrated pop up handles




  • All sheets for cruising sails, 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. Control lines for overlapping race jibs leads are led back to cockpit and sheets run to secondary electric winches.
  • Winch pockets for line storage aft of primary winches
  • Additional line storage in removable custom canvas line bags below primary winches
  • Main sheet block and tackle traveler system for fine tuning main
  • 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.
  • Teak decking on cockpit sole and cockpit seats.
  • Removable teak foot block for helmsman on centerline and removable wedges to port and starboard.
  • Varnished teak cockpit table with folding leaves and integrated storage and footrest – table is removable for racing and includes padded cover
  • Cockpit cushions.
  • Sunbrella pedestal and wheel cover.
  • Dodger with stainless steel bows with side and aft handrails.
  • Saloon style removable varnished teak companionway doors
  • Varnished teak dodger coaming with Garmin instrument displays
  • Fusion waterproof cockpit speakers
  • Cockpit shower with hot and cold pressure water mixing valve in port winch pocket
  • Stainless steel folding padeyes for safety harness attachments
  • Stainless steel recessed drink holders by winches port and starboard at helm
  • Custom Morris helm pedestal with Edson Pro-Series carbon fiber wheel and wheel lock
  • Helm pedestal integrates single lever engine control lever, engine control panel, hydraulic control panel and VHF remote mic.
  • Removable deck plate for access to top of rudder for emergency tiller
  • Harken carbon fiber hydraulic control panel for backstay and vang tension





The comfortable, spacious and open interior is finished in classic Herreshoff style with antique white bulkheads and varnished mahogany joinery. The white painted wooden v-groove overhead and gloss finished teak plank cabin sole add to the traditional aesthetic. 


Immediately to starboard at the base of the companionway is a small but complete galley with an enclosed head with shower opposite to port.  The main area of the interior incorporates port and starboard settees designed for comfortable lounging or sleeping. A large mahogany 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 separating the main salon area and the large forward berth.  A hanging locker forward of the head and lockers outboard at the forward and aft end of the settees provide additional storage. Open shelves outboard at the

center point of the settees provide space for books, etc.




  • Located aft to starboard.
  • Isotherm top loading 12VDC refrigerator with stainless steel liner and shelves.
  • Force 10 two burner propane stove with thermostat controlled oven on a gimbal mount.
  • Corian counter top.
  • Drop down door below stove.
  • Custom shelving and dividers to maximize storage space.
  • Mirror-polished stainless steel sink with chrome single lever pull-out mixer faucet.
  • 12v Hella Turbo fan
  • Storage shelf above counter on aft bulkhead
  • Varnished mahogany paper towel holder
  • 12v and 110v outlets
  • Single bay handrail at companionway
  • Overhead opening hatch with integrated retractable screen/shade on mahogany frame





  • Forward cabin centerline berth with storage below the berth.  Matching bureaus port and starboard with outboard lockers divide the berth from the main cabin
  • Large overhead stainless steel hatch over berth and two dorades with interior airflow controls provide excellent ventilation
  • Varnished mahogany shelves outboard of berth port and starboard
  • Hanging locker aft of port settee




  • Located aft to port opposite galley
  • Varnished mahogany trim.
  • Varnished mahogany counter top with undermounted polished stainless steel sink.
  • Scandvik mixer valve with hand held shower head.
  • Molded fiberglass floor pan with integral shower sump and electric drain pump.
  • Shower enclosure (folds out from forward bulkhead and stores when not in use).
  • Mirror on forward bulkhead.
  • Storage in lockers outboard and aft of sink and in large drawer under counter
  • Stainless steel overhead hatch with integrated retractable screen/shade in mahogany frame






  • Yanmar 3JH4E x SD60 Saildrive unit, 39HP FWC marine diesel engine (1,125 hours March 2024).
  • Flex-O-Fold two bladed folding propeller
  • Yanmar engine mount pan – fiberglass.
  • Yanmar instrument panel at the helm with:
  • Start/Stop button, Audible alarms for cooling water, high temperature, low lube oil pressure.
  • Tachometer with hour meter.
  • Engine pre-heat button
  • Morse single lever throttle located on the pedestal.
  • Engine box is fitted with Soundown Vinyl/Foam composite noise reduction insulation.
  • Yanmar spares kit
  • Racor primary fuel filter/water separator.
  • 40-gallon aluminum fuel tank w/SS deck fill.
  • Cruz-Pro electronic calibrated tank gauge.



  • 50-gallon fresh water capacity.
  • SS deck fill.
  • ShurFlo pressure water system pump.
  • Quick 6.5 gallon SS water heater plumbed to engine heat exchanger and 110VAC.
  • Whale water system filter.
  • Cruz-Pro multi-tank gauge system.



  • Tecma macerating marine toilet.
  • 20-gallon Polyethylene waste holding tank with deck pumpout and gravity drain to seacock for overboard discharge.
  • Snake River external tank level monitor.



  • Whale automatic low profile 12VDC bilge pump with removable strainer
  • Whale Gusher 10 manual bilge pump located near helm in cockpit.
  • Whale Gulper IC electric bilge pump in forepeak




  • Edson wire rope/chain steering system.
  • Carbon fiber/epoxy rudder with carbon fiber rudderpost.
  • Emergency tiller.




  • (2) Mastervolt Lithium-ion house batteries (2019)
  • Optima engine start battery.
  • Mastervolt 90 Amp/12 VDC alternator with multi-stage regulator for battery charging.
  • BEP 12 VDC / 110 VAC distribution panel.
  • Upgraded 2500W Mastervolt Mass Combi inverter/charger.
  • Mastervolt EasyView 5 system monitor (2020)
  • 110V shore power system with (6) outlets, SS power inlet, and 50ft x 30 amp cord.
  • Zinc saver galvanic isolator on AC system ground wire.



  • (6) wall mounted stainless steel LED reading lights in main salon and forward berth
  • Stainless steel LED spotlight above salon table
  • Stainless steel LED dome lights in head, galley and engine compartment
  • LED strip lights (two in galley, one in head over sink)
  • Cockpit boom light on furling boom
  • LED spreader lights
  • Foredeck light




  • Garmin chartplotter/radar display mounted at helm (2022)
  • Garmin radome with removable powder coated stainless steel mast bracket (2022)
  • (3) Garmin TD50 color touch screen instrument displays over companionway (2022)
  • Garmin autopilot with GHC 50 control display (2022)
  • Integrated Garmin AIS transceiver
  • Icom M506 VHF with integrated AIS receiver and HM195 CommandMic installed at helm
  • Fusion MS-IP700i stereo with Bluetooth and speakers in cabin and cockpit



  • Hall Spars high Modulus carbon fiber mast and boom with Clear-Coat finish (clear coat renewed 2018)
  • Fractional rig with swept back spreaders
  • EC6 carbon standing rigging (2019)
  • Dyneema backstay (2019)
  • LED spreader lights in lower spreaders
  • Leisurefurl carbon clear coated furling boom with carbon luff track on mast and LED boom light
  • Offshore spars carbon clear coated conventional racing boom (2019)
  • Harken hydraulic boom vang
  • Harken hydraulic backstay adjuster
  • Harken Proforma 50 STP electric self-tailing two speed primary winches (main halyard, main sheet, jib furler, self-tacking jib sheet, gennaker halyard)
  • Harken Proforma 46 STP electric self-tailing two speed secondary winches
  • Antal Double V-Grip rope clutches for lines at primary winches
  • Harken Performa 46 STP halyard winch on mast
  • Custom block and tackle traveler system to pull boom upwind
  • Carbon fiber headstay extrusion
  • Facnor Flatdeck jib furler
  • Upgraded Marlow running rigging, updated as needed



  • North 3Di 780 Endurance full batten mainsail for Leisurefurl boom (2015)
  • North 3Di 780 Raw full batten race main (2019)
  • North 3Di 780 Endurance furling jib with UV cover on leach (2015)
  • North 3Di 780 Endurance 105% AP furling jib (2016)
  • North 3Di 780 Raw 105% MH jib (2018)
  • North 3Di 780 Raw 105% LM jib (2018)
  • North 3Di 780 Raw 105% LM jib (2020)






  • 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. Windlass and anchor bracket are removable for racing
  • Salt water wash-down system with SS spigot located in the anchor locker.
  • Docking Lines and  Fenders (with fleece covers)
  • Aluminum boat hook.
  • Carbon fiber JonBouy MOM system with custom mount on transom (Not currently installed)
  • Carbon monoxide alarm in main cabin
  • (3) portable fire extinguishers with engine compartment fire port
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Offshore flare kit



  • Canvas pedestal and wheel cover
  • Canvas cabin sole cover
  • Canvas storage bag for removable cleats and blocks
  • Line storage hooks in sail lockers
  • Chelsea 4 ½” “Ship-Strike” polished brass ships clock and barometer
  • Tool kit
  • Engine spars kit
  • Life jackets
  • Fenders with fleece covers
  • Dock lines
  • Boat hook

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