Morris 57 Circe was custom built in 2008 for a very experienced yachtsman through the collaborative efforts of Morris Yachts, Fontaine Design Group, and her owner and his captain. Exquisitely crafted, Circe was designed for long-distance cruising between New England and the tropics. At 57 feet, she is still easily handled by a couple, yet large enough to accommodate six people in luxurious comfort. Two guest cabins forward and a palatial Owner’s cabin aft make this center cockpit yacht feel like a bigger boat, yet her push-button hydraulics and well-thought-out mechanical systems make sailing and docking a breeze. Extremely well maintained and only sailed by her original owner, Circe is now ready for her new stewards to enjoy their next adventure together.



  • loa 57'
  • lwl 42'1"
  • beam 16'1"
  • draft 5'11" /13'2"
  • displacement 52,082 pounds (half-load)
  • fuel capacity 248 gallons
  • water capacity 266 gallons
  • type Sailing
  • designed by Fontaine Design Group
  • builder Morris Yachts
  • model Centerboard long range cruiser
  • year 2008
  • hull material Composite
  • location Newport. Rhode Island
  • boat engine Yanmar 4LHA-HTP
  • horsepower 124 hp


Circe boasts a classic satin-varnished teak interior. Her bulkheads are teak veneered Meranti marine plywood abutting solid teak rails, stiles, corner posts and fiddles. The overhead throughout the boat is made with custom fiberglass white V-groove panels supported by custom varnished teak battens.

Main Salon/Nav area

The center cockpit companionway steps lead into the main salon, amid-ship. The steps are teak and finished in crushed walnut shells and varnish for excellent non-skid control. The top and bottom steps are hinged and provide storage. The navigation table with cushioned seat and vessel AC/DC breaker panel and some electronics are to starboard of the stairs. Slightly forward of the Nav desk and outboard are two custom seats separated by a built-in teak table with drawers for storage. Additional storage alcoves and lockers/drawers with cane or solid teak panel doors provide plenty of space for owner gear. Two hull ports surrounded by bright white sheathing provide natural light in this navigation/reading area. The “knockdown” secure cabin sole throughout the boat is satin-varnished teak and maple planking with maple perimeter border. The main salon’s teak table, with folding leaf, is supported by custom polished stainless steel bases. When not dining, the port side settee can be transformed into additional berth by extending the settee’s port side leg inboard 6″.  The centerline settee backrest houses a 23″ flat screen TV that raises and lowers electrically and rotates 180 degrees for optimal viewing. Storage is provided below the centerline seat.

A liquor/wine bar storage cabinet and locker provide ample space for bottles and glasses and are convenient to the main salon table. Additional lockers/cabinets (high and low) with cane paneled doors and flat paneled teak doors are located on the inboard leg of the dinette, adjacent to the main mast.


 The galley is aft and port of the main salon and runs fore and aft. Access to the aft  cabin is through the galley.  A  satin-varnished teak stile and rail door with arched top and flat teak panels separates the Owner’s  cabin from the fore/aft galley area.  A second watertight door aft and inboard of the galley refrigeration provides excellent access for monitoring the engine room while underway.  A generous galley Corian countertop on both sides provide excellent space for food preparation.  The inboard counter includes two single stainless steel sinks with storage above the countertop in two cabinets as well as more space below.  The force 10 (3)-burner stove with SS hood is also mounted on the inboard side of the galley. A generous number of cabinets and drawers provide more than enough space for a very well equipped galley.  An 800 watt Microwave  in the galley as well.

Two large custom refrigeration/freezer units are installed aft and outboard of the galley and include separate Seafrost DC controls and interior temperature gauges.  Custom spice and knife racks and excellent ventilation with opening ports make this the perfect offshore galley layout.  

 Galley Stove

Circe has a Force 10 three-burner propane stove with a thermostatically controlled oven/broiler. The unit is gimbaled to allow it to swing freely when the boat is underway. The stove includes a custom stainless steel stove hood and exhaust fan.

Aft Cabin

The aft cabin has a centerline king berth flanked by two custom dressing seats to port and starboard. Four drawers are located at the foot of the berth and additional storage is found under the seat cushions. Lots of additional storage; hinged lift up locker tops, two large hanging lockers lined with aromatic cedar; 3 storage shelves behind cane cabinet door panels, as well as a drop-front storage lockers. Just forward of the king-sized berth is a teak bureau with mirror above and five satin varnished teak drawers. Six additional cane paneled lockers are found throughout the cabin. Great storage! 

The cabin is well-ventilated by opening ports in the trunk cabin sides; dorade vents in the overhead; two opening deck hatches and Hella electric fans. Excellent lighting is provided by overhead domes, reading and courtesy lights.  The teak and maple cabin sole runs throughout the cabin and into the private head with separate stall shower. A watertight door opens in the forward shower bulkhead to access the walk-in engine room.

The Owner’s head has Corian counter and sink, teak-framed mirror, electric head and ventilation (with auto lighting) via an exhaust fan. Dome lighting as well as lights at each mirror and near cabin sole at the vanity lockers.

Forward Guest Stateroom

This guest cabin is fitted with a generous sized vberth, built of satin varnished teak surfaces and the solid teak corner posts, rails and stiles found throughout the boat. The berth incorporates a dressing seat with storage beneath the cushion. The aft end of the berth includes four teak drawers for storage. Additional storage areas with cane panels provide more than enough space for guest clothes, bunk linens and blankets. There is one aromatic cedar lined hanging locker in the cabin. Both reverse cycle air conditioning and heat are provided to both guest and Owner’s cabins as well as dedicated Espar heat. The cabin sides are sheathed in white wood strips. The reflective custom fiberglass v grove overhead panels trimmed with varnished teak battens keep the space bright and cheery. Ventilation is provided by opening port lights in the trunk cabin sides, an overhead hatch and by two Hella fans. Three overhead dome lights and two bulkhead mounted reading lights are included as well as courtesy lighting in the aft face of the seat and near the cabin sole.

Engine Room

The engine room is a watertight space accessed from the galley or aft cabin shower. Both doors are aluminum A30 rated watertight doors by Pacific Coast Marine. This engine room was meticulously designed by the yacht’s captain and owner and includes the forethought of “soft patches” in the engine room overhead, making genset or engine removal via the cockpit sole possible. The room is insulated with materials by Novitechniek. Ease of maintenance, access and safety has determined the layout of all equipment in the engine room. Removable insulated panels are located as needed. A removable aluminum grate floor system provides great strength and visibility throughout and the engine room is even fitted with a work bench!

Electrical Equipment

Charging system

  • (2) 24 volt battery chargers and DC/DC converters/chargers
  • (2) Mastervolt Magic 24/24 20 amp DC/DC converters
  • (1) Mastervolt 24/12 20 amp DC/DC converter
  • (1) Mastervolt 24/12 20 apm DC/DC converter for back up 12 volt emergency battery
  • (1) Mastervolt Mass Sine 24/2500 sine wave inverter


  • Ockam Instruments with Matryx Displays
  • Nauticomp Computer (2) 12″ LCD displays for plotting and radar
  • Furuno NavNet GPS Antenna
  • Furuno Plotters
  • Simrad AP24 Autopilot
  • Icom ICM-604 VHF Radio
  • Icom ICM-802 SSB 12 v Radio
  • Sony Ericcson Cell Phone & Digital Antenna
  • Satellite Phone and Antenna
  • Stereo & DVD Player
  • Samsung TV with Electric lift system
  • Phone inlet shore side service

Deck wash system (fresh and salt)

  • Groco C-60 24 volt DC Salt water deck wash automatic, self-priming and corrosion-resistant on-demand pump Delivers up to 6.5 GPM. A 15′ length of self-coiling hose with bib fitting and nozzle connects to the Jabsco stainless steel flush deck fitting.
  • Freshwater wash down connector is installed on the starboard side deck and plumbed directly to the freshwater pressure system. The same 15′ hose length used for saltwater washdowns can be attached at this deck fittings for swimmers needing a rinse!



The engine is a Yanmar, model 4LHA-HTP, (Serial # M26318), 124 horsepower diesel with in-line transmission (ZF45A).  Gear ratio is 2.43:1. It includes an 80-amp alternator and 150-amp 24v alternator. Shaft installation includes stainless steel strut and PSS shaft seal. A shark fin is mounted to protect the shaft strut.  Engine access is excellent with watertight bulkhead doors in galley and Owner’s cabin shower, as well as soft patch in engine room overhead/cockpit sole.  Engine room is insulated with Iso-Cor 3mm cork-rubber dampening sheets and 3M Thinsulate 6710. All insulation is covered with Millennium Metal aluminum panels. Engine room has additional sound dampening via Visco Damp material.  Engine room has 24v exhaust fan to help bring in fresh air for engines and eliminate heat in the room. Engine exhaust is expelled through a wet/dry exhaust system.

Oil Change pump

A Reverso OP-6-24V oil change pump is mounted in the engine room aft and to port of the transmission and provides an efficient way for draining and filling engine oil.


A three-blade Flex-O-Fold propeller is fitted to the shaft. The prop is 24″ x 17″ and includes a tip and donut collar zinc as well as a shaft-mounted line cutter.


Circe has a Simrad AP25-CH-3D autopilot with display mounted at the nav station. A second station is mounted in the cockpit at the helm.  Autopilot is interfaced with both radar and GPS. The autopilot’s CPU is located high on the aft bulkhead of the engine room. A heading sensor (Simrad RC42) is located on centerline under the sole in the aft cabin. An electric linear drive unit and rudder feedback sensor are also included in the system.

Bow Thruster

Circe has a Lewmar 250TT electric 8 KW tunnel bow thruster. The thruster is powered by the 24 volt battery bank and is operated from the helm via a joystick.

Morris 57 Circe engine


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