Windsock II is the quintessential sailing yacht and without a doubt the most distinctive vessel ever built by Morris Yachts.  Designed by Sparkman & Stephens, this M52 was created in a collaborative effort between Fontaine Design Group, venerable builder Morris Yachts, and her owner.  To say this boat was built to the highest standards is an understatement.  Every construction detail was carefully scrutinized by her owner and unique team of notable consultants, custom vendors and project managers at Morris.  Quality, crafsmanship and exquisite detailing throughout this yacht sets her apart from all others. Windsock II is a testament to the belief that boatbuilding in New England is indeed a form of art!



  • loa 52'11"
  • lwl 38'2"
  • beam 14'
  • draft 6'8"
  • displacement 34,064 lbs (half-load)
  • fuel capacity 80 gals
  • water capacity 100 gals
  • type Sail
  • designed by Sparkman & Stephens
  • builder Morris Yachts
  • model M52
  • year 2015
  • construction Composite/fiberglass
  • hull material Composite infused
  • configuration Fin keel with bulb
  • location Camden, Maine
  • boat engine Yanmar 4JH4-TCE
  • horsepower 75
  • cruising speed 8 kts
  • top speed 9 kts
Windsock II, offered by Lyman-Morse Brokerage
Yacht Windsock II available from Lyman-Morse Brokerage

Layout and Design

After producing the smaller M42 weekender, the M52 was the next logical design for Morris Yachts; providing a full-blown cruising interior without compromising her palatial cockpit so great for day-sailing. Like other M-series sizes, the M52 has all control lines led (below deck) to the helmsman so one person can safely and conveniently raise the mainsail, unfurl the jib, tend the mainsheet/self-tacking jib sheet, and adjust the backstay all while standing at the helm and steering the boat.

Windsock II, unlike hulls No. 1 & 2, has an extended cabin design forward of the mast. The extended cabin provides a design aesthetic that harkens back to the era of classic sailing yachts; eliminates the “step down” into the owner’s cabin; provides a larger, more open owner’s cabin and allows more natural lighting forward by virtue of the added windows.

Gloss-varnished teak cladding (finished with Awlwood) covers her cabin sides and nearly all cockpit surfaces, while teak decking has been applied to the cockpit sole, seats, decks and cabin top.  Every effort was made to match wood grain, pattern and color throughout the cladding process.

Main Salon

Descending the custom companionway steps reveals the spacious and functional main salon finished in light Butternut veneered bulkheads.  All interior bulkheads, with the exception of the inside of the head compartments are clad in satin varnished Butternut veneer. All passageway doors are constructed with panels to match the bulkhead styling. To port is a well equipped navigation station; complete with nav table and essential electronics.  When in port, a clever stow-away Butternut wood door can be pulled out and folded down to hide all the electronics. Forward and to port of centerline is a beautifully crafted butternut wood salon table surrounded by an L-shaped settee upholstered in marine-grade tufted leather, by Edelman (all other interior fabrics are by Hermes.)  The settee is long enough to double as an additional berth.  Additional dining centerline seating faces the L-shaped settee and incorporates custom storage for wine and galley equipment.  A handsome butternut wood handrail with custom stainless hardware above the seat’s backrest is consistent with the theme of the custom teak handrails found on the exterior cabin top.  The centerline settee also provides separation from the starboard galley which runs fore and aft.

A flat screen TV/monitor is mounted on the main salon’s aft bulkhead and provides great viewing from all salon seating.

The overhead throughout the boat is classic white v-groove panels affixed between traditional “deck beams” that contrast nicely with the light Butternut wood interior.  The unique modern Butterfly hatch also adds stunning contrast while also being functional with additional light and ventilation.

Aft of the dining table is a custom built swiveling “spindle” armchair by Thomas Moser, which serves as the Nav desk chair or swivels for additional salon seating.  The Nav desk space doubles as an office and central control station for the Yachts main electrical breakers by Czone.  Instrument repeaters, GPS Plotter, VHF radio, Blu-Ray player, stereo, Satellite phone, Apple TV are just some of the functions controlled in this area.

Immediately aft of the main salon area is the guest cabin with a generous double bunk and built-in hanging lockers, opening bureau drawers with more under the berth.  The hull side is clad with painted white wood sheathing, keeping the bright and cheery theme in all areas.  A clever cabin door system was designed to create separation from the main salon and provide privacy and dedicated access to the aft head at night.  Both cabin and head doors open inboard and are secured to an overhead beam with stainless hardware when the aft suite is in use.

The aft head functions as a day head and features a stainless Elkay “hand-hammered” round chrome bowl, varnished Butternut countertop, Tecma toilet and lots of cabinet/locker space for toiletries and personal items.


A fully-equipped modern galley is located to starboard of the main salon and features an electric cooktop and voluminous deep stainless steel sink, with storage lockers outboard.  Pull out drawer-style refrigerator/freezers are mounted under the counters and offer more than enough storage for food and drinks.  A stainless steel microwave oven and custom-mounted rotating Espresso machine complete the galley!  A large cabinet/pantry area provides space for ample dishes and galley-ware.  And an additional cabinet inboard of the pantry near the salon settee holds 6 or more liquor/wine bottles.

The cabin sole throughout the boat is teak with white strips between each plank, bonded to Decolite panels with cork backing and fastened with a panel mount system, except for areas that “lift-out.”  The main salon and primary bulkheads feature artfully detailed base board trim with toe-kicks at the galley.  Custom stainless hardware (by Lowe) has been installed throughout the interior; adding to the contemporary feel of the galley.

And finally, a dedicated locker just forward of the galley and below the pantry cabinet houses the main breakers for all main AC and DC circuits as well as the Czone backup display.  The interior of all lockers throughout the boat are lined with thin wood panels to conceal hoses, wires, backing plates and fasteners.  Forward and aft hanging lockers are lined with additional aromatic cedar.

Located forward is a very elegant owner’s cabin with centerline berth gracefully curved with built-in cabinets and book shelves outboard of the bunk.  The aft face of the bunk includes large flush drawers.  A custom layered foam mattress was fabricated for both owner’s and guest cabins. Painted white wood sheathing strips cover the hull’s interior surface; adding even more brightness and contrast to the Butternut wood interior. Highlighting the master cabin is the forward bulkhead, featuring a tufted leather headrest separated by a bullnose across the middle and large Butternut wood flat panel above.  A large hanging locker and bureau are located to starboard, while additional lockers are located to port.  There is a generous stall shower accessed through the head and includes a dorade vent, bench seat and water tight locker outboard.  The separate head includes a Vacuflush toilet, varnished Butternut wood countertop and cabinet faces with flush drawers and lockers.  All cabinet hardware is stainless steel and custom.  The vertical furnature faces are also made of Butternut veneer and varnished Butternut wood trim.  The head’s sink is hand-hammered chrome and undermounted with mixing faucet by Waterworks.  The overhead includes a small opening flush hatch for added light and ventilation along with one fixed cabin window.  All white v-groove panels are blind fastened with “push-to-lock” system.  Absolutely no screws or fasteners are visible through the entire boat.

A high gloss varnished teak table with drop leaves mounted directly to the cockpit sole on stainless uprights sits on centerline in the cockpit.  The table top incorporates custom teak fiddles on the top edges, (2) drink holders mounted on the underside of the teak lift-outs that provide access to drained storage inside the table.  Additionally, LED cockpit sole lighting has been incorporated in the table bottom.

Teak is definitely the “theme” on this sailing yacht, with high gloss varnished teak cladding on every possible surface where raw teak decking does not already exist.  Quarter sawn high quality teak decking covers the cockpit seats, cockpit sole, side decks, aft deck, foredeck and even the cabin top.  No visible fasteners or bungs are seen on any of the teak deck areas. A gorgeous wrap-around bull nose teak eyebrow surrounds the cabin where the cladding transitions to the cabin top teak decking.


The M52 is a composite boat; with hull and deck being vacuum-infused. The hull is constructed of e-glass and balsa core, using Vinylester resin throughout.

Composite longitudinal stringers and transverse floors were fabricated with additional layers of carbon fiber for additional stiffness. High density core replaces the standard balsa core in areas of deck hardware and thru-hull fittings. Structural bulkheads are constructed of marine grade plywood and fully glassed into the hull along their entire perimeter.

Decolite panels were used in the construction of the cabin sole and numerous small non-structural bulkheads, bunk tops, settee backrests and shelves to save weight.

Port lights in the deckhouse are 1/4″ safety glass bonded to the deckhouse.  The hull/deck joint is bonded with 3M 5200 and stainless steel bolts on 4″ centers.  The deck incorporates a custom extended cabin trunk and quarter sawn teak decking has been applied/glued over composite deck in all areas: Weather decks, cockpit sole and cabin top.

Her sail plan features a slightly taller than usual mast to accommodate her custom carbon in-boom full battened mainsail furling system.  A high aspect ratio self-tacking jib makes maneuvering upwind a real joy and with her hoistable G-0 Gennaker & anti-torsion luff with Karver furler, light air sailing is redefined and exciting!

A deep cockpit locker to starboard provides great storage and access to many mechanical and electrical systems.  Hatch hinges are highly polished stainless steel and flush-mounted.

Access to the rudder post is through a flush-mounted stainless steel cover in the cockpit sole.  Once removed, the emergency tiller (stored in the locker) can be inserted into the rudder post as needed for back-up steering.

Primary winches are Lewmar 2-speed stainless steel electric, mounted on winch plinths; (port and stbd) the tops of which are clad in varnished teak.  Outboard of the winches are rope clutches for main sheet, preventer, jib sheet and main halyard.  Stainless steel trimmed line storage cubbys (with LED lighting) keep the cockpit neat and tidy.  Secondary winches are stainless steel Lewmar electric 2-speed and are mounted on varnished teak plinths outboard of the cockpit combing.  Winch buttons are conveniently located at the helm for ease of operation.

The custom teak helm wheel and pedestal are a work of art in themselves.  Much thought and scrutiny went into the design and building of the pedestal to keep all elegant and functional.  Also integrated into the pedestal are engine controls, compass, chart plotter, switches for mainsail up and down as well as jib in and out.  (A clever system allows one button to control mainsail furler and main halyard winch.)

The cockpit features courtesy lights; two mounted on the cockpit walls, two under the table, and more in the line storage pockets.   Additionally, the boom overhead features two dimmable LED lights.

A large canvas dodger with excellent visibility is mounted over the companionway and includes elk hide-covered grab rails on the aft end and sides.  Viewing through the dodger when maneuvering around the docks is easy, and for those who need a little more “altitude”, the helm seat provides viewing right over the dodger top.  The isinglass is heavy duty and much less prone to crazing.  Two flush opening hatches are located port and starboard of the companionway in the teak decking; adding more natural light in the aft cabin and aft head.

Large over-sized instrument displays are located above the companionway and mounted in the aft face of the teak clad dodger combing.

Forward of the dodger is the “garage” or high gloss varnished teak clad seahood.  And forward of the seahood is a stunning custom, traditionally-styled opening butterfly hatch.  Two more flush deck hatches, mounted to port and starboard of the seahood, bring even more light into the butternut wood interior.

The cabin top is further adorned with handsom custom made teak handrails with one-off stainless mounting hardware.  Even the boathook is unique, having been made by Shaw & Tenney from ash wood and bronze, and cleverly mounted vertically along the starboard cap shroud in elk hide covered retainer caps!

Just aft and outboard of the mast are 2 sparkling stainless steel dorade vents mounted on high gloss varnished teak boxes.  And just forward of the mast is the stainless self-tacking jib track; mounted on more teak, sculpted from a solid timber!  Two more flush deck hatches complete the deckhouse layout.

One large flush hatch is centered over the master cabin, while two more teak covered foredeck hatches lay just ahead and provide tremendous storage for large items like a custom  swim ladder, outboard motor and additional sails.  Freshwater wash down is available and accessed through the foredeck for rinsing after a swim or washing the anchor/top sides.  The anchor chain locker is separate from the foredeck lockers and has its own dedicated bilge pump and separation bulkhead.

A stunning varnished teak toerail surrounds the entire boat; only interrupted by custom stainless steel cast chocks.

Custom designed stainless bow and stern pushpit/pulpits include double lifelines and opening gates.  Additionally, a custom varnished teak bow seat nestles just forward of the headstay; while two more custom seats are integrated into the stern pushpit.

And finally, a unique anchoring arrangement was designed in the starboard side of the bow hull to leave the classic S&S design lines of her bow clean and pure. A stainless steel Lewmar V3 electric windlass is mounted below deck in the starboard forepeak locker with wired remote for operation of the anchor.

(1) 2-Burner Kenyon electric cooktop.

(2) Large Vitrifrigo stainless steel refrigerator and freezer drawer units with flush-mount frames and aircraft style latches custom built into Butternut wood cabinetry.

(1) Stainless Steel countertop with an integral single bowl sink and finished with Butternut wood fiddle rail trim.

(1) Grohe Concetto faucet in “super-steel” finish to match stainless countertop

Propulsion & Sails

(All sails by North Sails)

  • Mainsail is Marathon 3DL furling in boom
  • Self-tacking jib is Marathon 3DL with UV protective cover on leach
  • G-O package with hoistable Karver furler: components include sail with UV protection, Arimid fiber torsion line in luff, reinforced mast section, sheave box and 2:1 halyard terminal on mast, Karver KF furler, continuous furler line, reinforced deck in pad-eye area and upgraded tack point, halyard, rope clutch on mast, gennaker sheets, sheet lead blocks and misc hardware.
  • Preparation for Asymetrical Gennaker includes: halyard exits, halyard, winch, sheets and tack point.
Spars and Rigging

  • Carbon fiber mast with fractional rig, back spreaders and Navtec SS rod rigging
  • (6) LED spreader lights (4 on upper spreader facing up and down and 2 facing down on lower spreader.)
  • Electric carbon fiber furling boom by Offshore Spars with internal boom preventer
  • (2) Lewmar 48 SS self-tailing manual halyard winches
  • Harken SS Self-tacking jib track on custom teak curved track
  • Reckmann EF90 SS electric headsail furler system
  • Welded SS chanplates with Navtec D550 turnbuckles and SS covers
  • Hydraulic system includes SS control panel, SS backstay and SS cang cylinder.  Hydraulic hoses on deck are covered in stainless steel sheathing.
  • Running rigging is low-stretch Marlow rope
  • Custom stainless bow and stern pulpits with high gloss varnished teak seats and double lifelines with boarding gates.

Propulsion is provided by a Yanmar 4JH-TCE 4-cylinder, direct-injected, fresh water-cooled, turbo charged 75 HP marine diesel engine coupled to a SD60 Saildrive unit and 20″ 3-blade Flex-o-fold propeller.  All engine data is converted to NMEA 2000 and interfaced with the Garmin MFD plotter at the helm. Single lever throttle/gear shift is mounted on the pedestal side.A 120v AC 6kW Genset by Northern Lights is installed aft of the main engine and accessed through the large cockpit locker to starboard.  This Genset is large enough to supply power simultaneously for Air Conditioning, electric range and microwave, while also capable of running the watermaker and general boat electrical panel.  Extensive sound insulation panels fabricated of Thinsulate, cork and aluminum are installed in the engine space minimizing noise levels when running.  The genset has its own dedicated start battery.An  8 HP Sidepower tunnel-style bow thruster is installed and assists with maneuvering in tight areas with Lewmar SS foot-style controls located on the cockpit sole just aft of the helm.A 16,000 BTU Marine-Air air conditioning unit with upgraded control panel has been installed for main salon and owner’s cabin.  Very clever custom butternut wood grilles were fabricated to conceal the duct work.  An additional 6,000 BTU unit has been installed in the guest cabin aft.In addition to the “reverse cycle” heat provided by the Marine Air units, a dedicated ESPAR diesel heater has been installed for alternative heat when engine and Genset are off and the boat is away from the dock.A Spectra Catalina 300 Mark II watermaker system provides fresh water when not using shore-side facilities.  A selector valve allows one to choose which tank to direct the water.


Distinctive details

  • M52 Windsock II, offered by Lyman-MorseCustom anchor roller system:  The anchor has been upgraded to a SS Delta 44 lb plow and is mounted on a custom through-the-hull roller weldment.  An electric windlass is mounted to the same anchor chute platform and in line with the anchor.  A dedicated anchor rode compartment is directly below the windlass platform.  A wired handheld remote controls the deployment and retrieval of the anchor and is stowed in the foredeck locker.
  • Custom Sunbrella “Linen” canvas butterfly hatch and companionway cover for sun protection.
  • Custom Sunbrella “Linen” cabin sole protective cover with non-slip material on underside.
  • Custom Sunbrella “Linen” helm/pedestal cover (Extra large to cover custom wood clad pedestal base)
  • Custom Elk hide covers were fabricated for dodger grab rails, backstay and side stay toggles.
  • Custom 2 PC SS Midship folding removable swim ladder with cleanly styled mounting brackets that attach solidly to the deck. Ladder was lengthened to allow for (2) steps to be below water when deployed.  Custom storage chocks are provided in the forepeak locker.
  • A custom awning has been fabricated that attaches to the inside of the boom and ties outboard to the lifelines with adjustable straps.  The awning covers the area forward of the dodger’s aft grab rail and runs to the aft cockpit combing.
  • Glendinning CRM50 shore power cord retrieval system.  The reel is located in the centerline stern deck locker.  Cord deploys manually and retracts electrically with RF remote control.  A back up switch is located on the unit as well.
  • All interior lighting has been upgraded to LED and controlled by CZone as well as a few manual rocker switches.  All fixtures are high quality stainless steel.  Custom lighting has also been added to the cockpit including (4) flush-mounted white LED; 2 mounted in the vertical cockpit walls and 2 in the underside of the custom teak cockpit table.  Additional LED lighting is located in the cockpit winch pockets and 2 small soft white lights are mounted in the underside of the boom with dimmers.
  • Stereo system has been upgraded to Garmin Meteor 300 and includes 4 Cambridge audio speakers below, a Fusion active subwoofer, 2 Minx Min 21 speakers in the main cabin and 2 Min 11 in the owner’s cabin.  Cockpit speakers have custom teak wood grilles and are waterproof and by Alpine.
  • Lightweight interior:  Decolite panels were used in the construction of the cabin sole and numerous small non-structural bulkheads, bunk tops, settee backrests and shelves to save weight.  (A weight savings of nearly 350 lbs.)
  • Custom fabric-covered window panel inserts are provided for all interior port lights.  The panels are “press-fit” with small pull tabs for removal.
  • Custom linens include; (2) bolstered pillows, (2) mattress pads and a set of coverlets and shams for both sleeping cabins.  In addition,  2 upholstered mats were fabricated for lounging on deck.
  • All faucets/fixtures and head hardware by “Waterworks.”
CZone breaker panel:A software driven 12 VDC / 110 VAC electronic breaker/control screen by CZone has been installed in lieu of a traditional manual Mastervolt breaker panel.  All functions can be controlled via the Nav station screen, the helm screen or Ipad.  Breakers have been organized into “suites of functions” for ease of use.  These breaker modules allow crew to turn on “dining lighting” or “night sailing” or “sailing music” etc with one touch of the screen.  The CZone system then energizes the appropriate circuits to turn on the requested functions.  The CZone system can be further modified at any time to meet any owners specific needs.Specific Electrical equipment:

  • Optima 1000M amp engine start battery with 800 cold cranking amps
  • (4) 12 VDC Victron AGM house batteries (660 Ah @ 12 VDC)
  • (1) Electromaax 160 Amp/12 VDC alternator with multi-stage regulator for battery charging.
  • Zinc saver galvanic isolator on AC system ground wire.
  • (2) 12 VDC outlets, one at helm and second by main salon deck.
  • (1) mastervolt Mass Combi unit with 2500 watt inverter and 100 amp smart charger
  • (1)  110V shore power system with (6) outlets, SS power inlet and (2) 25′ x 50 amp/110V cords.  AC outlets in guest cabin, heads, galley and settee area.
  • (1) Garmin 300 waterproof VHF Radio w/GHS 20 wireless remote handset.
  • (2) Garmin GNX120 displays for speed and depth mounted in aft face of teak seahood.
  • (1) Garmin GMI-20 for wind information mounted in aft face of teak seahood.
  • (1) Garmin 7612 12″ MFD mounted at the Nav station.
  • (1) Garmin 7612 12″ MFD Navigation/chart plotter display mounted at the helm pedestal.
  • (1) Garmin GMR 18″ 4KW HD digital radar mounted on stainless steel mast bracket.
  • (1) Trilens radar reflector is mounted to the mast and below the radar platform; painted to match spar.
  • (1) Garmin AIS 600 transceiver mounted on lower spreader, interfaced with MFD displays
  • (1) Garmin GXM52 Sirius satellite weather receiver mounted on lower spreader interfaced with the MFD displays.
  • (1) KVH V3-IP Satellite telephone/internet/WIFI system, mounted on lower spreader and painted to match spar.
  • (1) Garmin GHP Reactor Autopilot with wireless remote.
  • (1) Garmin Meteor 300 black box stereo interfaced with the MFD displays.  Cambridge audio speakers in the main cabin and forward cabin.
  • (2) Alpine waterproof speakers mounted on the helm seat vertical face with custom wood grilles.
  • (1) Apple TV box in main salon.
  • (1) 24″ LCD monitor for TV/Video mounted in main salon in custom varnished Butternut wood frame on a fixed bracket.
  • Blu Ray DVD player by Samsung – BD-F5900.
  • (1) Richie 5″ flush-mount compass with polished SS cover, 5-degree compass card and red night light.
  • (1) set of anodized aluminum Lopolight LED side lights mounted on bow pulpit
  • (1) Anodized aluminum Lopolight LED stern light mounted on stern rail.
  • (1) Peters & Bey LED tri-color / anchor masthead light
  • (1) Peters & Bey LED combination steaming light and deck flood light
  • Spreader lights (LED) on upper and lower spreaders (facing up and down.)
Fresh Water System

  • 100 gallons of fresh water in two tanks with stainless steel deck fills with levels being monitored via CZone control panel.
  • (1) Spectra Catalina 300 Mark II watermaker system.
  • (1)  Shurflo pressure water system pump.
  • 11 Gallon stainless steel water heater plumbed to engine heat exchanger and 110VAC
  • (1) Whale water system filter
  • (1)  Hot/cold shower mixing valve and spigot in Bow locker
Bilge System

  • (1) Johnson 2200 submersible electric bilge pump with removable strainer
  • (2)  Whale Gulper 220 12VDC diaphragm bilge pump with removable strainer
  • (1) Whale Gusher 10 manual bilge pump.
Toilet System

  • (2) Tecma marine toilets
  • (2) 20-gallon Aluminum waste holding tanks with electronically controlled seacock valves for overboard discharge (controlled by CZone).
  • (2) Snake River external tank level monitors
Fuel oil system

  • (1) Racor model #230 spin-on fuel/water separator
  • (1) 50-gallon aluminum fuel tank with stainless steel deck fill
  • (1) 30-gallon aluminum fuel tank with stainless steel deck fill
  • (1)  Tank monitoring fully integrated with CZone panel
Fire & Safety Equipment

  • (3) Kidde Mariner 110 portable dry chemical fire extinguishers
  • Engine compartment has a “fire port” for extinguishers
  • Boat is equipped with Carbon monoxide detectors
  • Boat is equipped with High-water bilge alarm
Deck Hardware

  • (2) Lewmar 65 stainless steel electric self-tailing primary winches
  • (2) Lewmar 50 stainless steel electric self-tailing secondary winches
  • (4) Lewmar SX ss winches switches
  • (3) Lewmar 10″ aluminum lock-in winch handles
  • (2) Lewmar rope clutch assemblies with stainless steel side plates
  • Custom cast SS bow, midship and stern chocks that integrate beautifully with varnished teak toerail.
  • (2) Custom teak handrails with stainless mounting hardware on cabin top
  • (1) Varnished teak flagstaff & Gold leaf top with 48″ x 60″ US Flag with custom SS welded socket in Backstay chainplate.
  • Raw Teak foot block for helmsman
  • Varnished tak cockpit table with leaves, storage cover and optional fiddle rails on the underside of the table lift-outs.
  • Stainless steel deck plates and latches
  • Stainless steel cup holders in cockpit winch pods with drains
  • Stainless steel deck fills for fuel and water flush-mounted in teak deck.
  • Stainless steel rims on line bins in cockpit with built-in organizer to store remote controls.
  • (9) SS cockpit and deck drains (1.5″ dia)
  • (4) SS folding padeyes in cockpit for harness clip-in.
  • Winslow life raft has dedicated storage chocks in starboard cockpit locker and MOM 8 module is mounted on stern rail.


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