Morris Yachts M42
There’s a popular bumper sticker that
says “Life is too short to own an ugly
boat.” No one will ever call the M42 ugly.
Designed by Sparkman & Stephens and
built to order by
Morris Yachts in
Maine, the M42
from any angle.
Rather than squeezing in as much
accommodation as possible belowdecks,
the M42 is more about spending time
enjoying the surroundings as you slice
through the water. Morris refers to the
M42 as a coastal cruiser. With bunks,
the galley, and the head below, the M42
is set up to be sailed by a couple or even
a singlehander for days or extended
LENGTH 42’ 3”
BEAM 11’ 3”
DRAFT 6’ 11” to
on keel choice
FUEL 40 GAL.
WATER 50 GAL.
WASTE 25 GAL.
WEIGHT 16,250 LB.
The M42 has a
perfect setup for
POWER CRUISERS Sea Ray 450 Sundancer
The Sea Ray 450 Sundancer has a glass door at the rear of the saloon, with the main living spaces all on
the same level. There are so many windows on the main deck that Sea Ray actually refers to this as a sunroom rather than saloon. A retractable sunroof lets in even more light and air. Power comes from a pair of
Cummins 550-hp diesel engines, with the option of either V-drives or Zeus pod drives.
Accommodations below include a full-width master. Although Sea Ray uses darker trim woods, the interior
of the boat is light thanks to large windows below that can hardly be called ports. Other features that give the
boat an air of sophistication include solid-surface counters in
the galley and heads,
and an optional outdoor kitchen and
grill adjacent to the
swim platform. Want
to catch up on the
game? The 450 comes
with a 50-inch flat-screen TV in a dedicated media room.
BUY A POWER CRUISER longer than 40 feet and you’re likely to get some serious luxury for your money. Unlike trawlers, which may feature equally well-appointed interiors, power cruisers often have planning hulls and
larger motors, so if you want to get someplace in a hurry, these boats could be
the choice for you.
LENGTH 46’ 8”
BEAM 14’ 2”
FUEL 375 GAL.
WATER 120 GAL.
WASTE 42 GAL.
WEIGHT 33,500 LB.
The Sea Ray 450
Sundancer has a
and other high-end appointments,
such as a media
room that can
weekends on the water.
All control lines, sheets, and halyards have been led under
covers to control/winch pods in the cockpit, within easy reach
of the helmsman, leaving the deck clear and safe. There are
no stanchions or lifelines to detract from those curves, and the
carbon-fiber mast and light composite construction ensure
that the boat performs well, even in light airs. For dead-calm
moments, the three-cylinder Yanmar saildrive fitted with a
bronze folding prop will get you back to the dock.