Designed for ease of handling, the 48 has a double-spreader swept-back rig with outboard chain plates. A small headsail overlap at 104 percent of fore triangle provides excellent sailing performance at all wind angles. To cruise coastal areas or oceans of the world she can be fitted with a shoal or deep draft keel.
The Morris 48 is very much at home offshore. Be prepared for the lightness of heart that comes from the light-filled raised salon and navigation areas or choose the optional galley up interior arrangement. And speaking of interiors, everywhere you look inside the 48 there are hand-built furnishings and precision fitted joiner-work, thick hand holds, gorgeous cherry wood, layers of carefully applied varnish, and solid Corian countertops. As for weight savings, we have our secrets. For example, while the bulkheads appear to be solid cherry or Formica, they're actually made of lighter composite material.