Far Out

Morris 52RS

The Overview

Price Reduced. Chuck Paine designed the Morris 52 RS Series to be a comfortable, safe and easy-to-handle cruising yacht. Lively performance characteristics make it a trophy contender in both local PHRF as well as in distance races. The interior detail and engineering is some of Morris Yachts’ best, featuring an easy-living layout with accessible systems. On deck, the cockpit design ties in nicely with the deck saloon, offering occupants protection, visibility and access to control lines. Quite simply a well-kept yacht, as one would expect from being in the care of Morris Yachts since build.

  • Used summers only; heated winter storage
  • Powerful mainsail driven sail plan allows for smaller headsail, easier tacking
  • Carbon fiber mast and boom
  • North 3Di sails on furlers (new, 2016) — only a handful of days on them
  • Modified bulb keel and high aspect carbon fiber rudder, efficient through the water, exceptional windward performance
  • Electric winches, boom furling, push-button sailing
  • Cruising comforts, such as generator, air conditioning, water maker, large fridge & freezer, washer/dryer, sugar-scoop transom
  • Retractable bow thruster
  • Practical interior layout with forward guest cabin berths close to mast
  • Hand-built Maine craftsmanship
  • Systems are easy to access
  • A yacht that is easy to get underway for an afternoon, yet comfortable enough to stay aboard for a season

Built by a knowledgeable sailor with guidance from Tom Morris’ own offshore experiences, FAR OUT is a stunning yacht at rest, and a dream to sail.

Review from YACHTING MAGAZINE October 2003

Morris 52: A conservative cruising yacht that sails with beautiful balance.

By Dennis Caprio October 3, 2003

We gingerly made our way from the dock aboard Morris Yachts hull number two, the 52 foot raised-saloon cruising sloop Far Out. The wind blew 15 to 20 knots; we were going to have a grand sail.

The conditions were tailor-made for sea trials aboard a cruising boat designed and built for fast passage making offshore.

To give the new 52 a current Morris identity, Chuck Paine designed a totally new deck and house. The result is a handsome, conservative yacht that should stand the test of time and hold a healthy resale value.

Back aft, a good cruising yacht wants enough bearing to support a crowd in the cockpit, stuff in the lazarettes and, in this yacht, the master stateroom. A generous surfing area is another benefit of carrying aft a large percentage of the yacht’s maximum beam.

If the designer can make the yacht stable enough to stand up under a large rig, he’ll achieve sail area/wetted-surface and sail area/displacement ratios that permit high top speeds with exceptional light-air performance. Paine found a reasonable compromise over the entire range. I wouldn’t toss the auxiliary, but I’ll wager the owner won’t have to use it much if he doesn’t want to.

We didn’t have to think about light air during my sea trial. Under reefed main and full jib, Far Out accelerated in a flash to her theoretical hull speed of 9 knots at about 30 degrees to the apparent wind. Although we didn’t encounter any waves long enough for surfing, the 52 readily exceeded 9 knots close reaching down the face of the existing waves.

On all points of sail, the steering remained accurate and easy, providing all the tactile sensation a good unassisted system should. I always knew what the rudder was doing. Every one of Paine’s designs I’ve sailed balances so well you’d think an autopilot was an extravagance. This was true of Far Out. On any point above a beam reach, I could leave the helm unattended for a minute or more before she began to creep slowly into the wind. If I had to endure a hard chance, I’d want my boat to behave as well as this Morris 52.

Exceptional workmanship in the laminate and the joiner work, comfort and safety under way, and timeless good looks make Morris yachts a good value for the long term. Far Out ought to please her owners for many years to come.

Complete article from YACHTING available.

The Spec

Manufacturer &
Morris 52RS
Year: 2002
Length: 52ft
Beam: 14'-3"
Draft: 8'-3"
Price: $395,000
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Location: Portland, ME, USA


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