2008 Morris Yachts 48

  • 48 ft
  • Racer and Cruiser
  • Fairhaven, MA, US

Yacht price :

2008 Morris Yachts 48


Lease-to-own sale through maritime academy; contact listing broker for transaction details!

A truly exceptional piece of craftsmanship from one of the finest modern American yacht builders. KISMET is two boats in one: a bespoke cruising yacht with attention to detail shown at every turn, and a Bermuda-ready ocean racing machine, with a Hall Spars carbon rig, North Sails inventory, and winning track record with her two owners. IRC rating in 2015 was 1.126

If you are not prepared to sacrifice elegance, craftsmanship and beauty just to go fast, this is a boat that should be on your short list.

Can only be shown by advance appointment, please contact broker to make arrangements. 


Basic Information

Morris Yachts
Fairhaven, MA, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Vessel Name:
4250 - MMB
Boat Type:
Racer and Cruiser
Hull Material:
Hull Type:
Hull Color:
Flag of Registry:

Dimensions & Weight

48 ft - 14.63 meter
48 ft 9 in - 14.86 meter
13 ft 10 in - 4.22 meter
Draft - max:
8 ft 4 in - 2.54 meter
Bridge Clearance:
Dry Weight:


Cruise Speed:
Joystick Control:
Engine Type:
Drive Type:
Sail Drive
Fuel Type:
75 (Individual), 75 (combined)
Max Speed:

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
140 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
121 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
28 gallons - 1 tank(s)





The interior layout accommodates 7 people in 3 private sleeping areas, with 2 additional berths on settees that pull out to provide comfortable single berths.  All berths feature lee cloths.  A large head forward to port is connected to the master cabin.  A second head aft includes a separate stall shower, which can double as a wet locker on deliveries. The U-shaped galley is aft of the forward cabin & head to port, with a settee & storage opposite to starboard. The dinette & nav station, under the raised portion of the salon, have abundant light & visibility to the outside.

Interior Finish:

The interior of the boat is finished in a Herreshoff style w/white bulkheads & contrasting satin-varnished cherry trim

Teak & holly cabin sole w/latched lift-outs for service access below (entire cabin sole removable for complete access to bilges)

Cabin sole lift-outs, chart table, bunk top lift-outs, galley & ice box lids secured for knockdowns w/latches

Decolite balsa-core bulkheads minimize weight

Hull sheathing in satin-varnished cherry battens

Overhead finished with cherry battens

Four loop varnished cherry handrails on overhead

Doors are cherry-style & rail w/flat cherry panels

Door frames are cherry w/arched top & mitered corners

Locker doors are cherry-style & rail w/flat panels

Hanging locker doors are cherry-style & rail w/louvers

Interior lockers lined w/cork

Cherry companionway ladder w/teak treads

Lee cloths on starboard settee, port aft cabin berth, V-berth & starboard aft cabin berth

Ultrasuede cushions w/slip covers for all

Cushion foam upgrades (Visco-Elastic) on all sleeping berths

Custom protective floor covering for cabin sole while racing

Forward cabin:

V-berth w/removable filler, shelves w/fiddles port & starboard, 4 large drawers below w/drop doors below for access to hull, large hanging locker w/2 fiddled shelves above, cork lining to starboard, bureau forward between berth & hanging locker, bureau port aft of berth, countertop & locker above, 2 drawers & a drop front below, bulkhead-mounted reading lights at forward & aft ends of berth, cherry-framed 12V fans mounted at forward end of berth

Hull clad w/varnished cherry sheathing; large s/s overhead hatch trimmed in varnished cherry w/retractable screen & shade, 3 s/s opening port lights, 2 rectangular hull port lights w/cherry trim rings port & starboard, overhead dorades w/internal screen & airflow control

Forward head:

High-pressure laminate-covered bulkheads, molded fiberglass floor w/integral sump & grate

Scandvik oval s/s sink w/Scandvik mixer faucet, vanity cabinet w/locker door, Corian countertop w/satin-varnished teak trim, large teak-framed mirror on bulkhead with rod light above, outboard storage cabinet w/shelf & sliding doors, 2 s/s towel bars

Fixed shower w/acrylic doors, Scanmix thermostatic mixer control 

Wilcox Skipper manual toilet; holding tank w/Y-valve, deck pump-out & manual pump-out

Small overhead s/s hatch, opening port, overhead dorade w/internal screen & airflow control

Main Salon:

Large comfortable elevated U-shaped dinette to port aft of galley, outboard berth in dinette area pulls out to create more sleeping area (outboard leaf of table folds down to act as lee board); fixed dining table w/folding leaves, drawer, liquor storage;  chart storage locker w/long single-drop front door outboard above dinette seat backrests.  Starboard settee forward of raised salon opposite galley has pull-out to make wider berth, 2 storage lockers above backrest fore & aft w/varnished sheathing between, hull port light w/cherry trim ring centered between lockers, book shelf built in below, large raised windows, 2 overhead hatches

LCD TV built in a cherry frame mounted on aft bulkhead

Nav Station:

Forward facing nav station w/opening top for chart storage, 2 drawers, book storage,  upholstered bench seat w/storage drawers under

Custom electrical panel for 12V & 110V systems mounted in locker outboard, shelving & cabinet for mounting electronics (Raymarine plotter/radar display, B & G instrument display, VHF, SSB)

Port Aft Cabin:

Double quarter berth offset to port w/lee cloths, shelf outboard, hull port light w/cherry trim ring, hanging locker w/shelf above, s/s hanging rod w/cork insulation on hull, bureau aft of hanging locker w/shelves & fiddles, foot locker, countertop locker, small overhead hatch, 2 fans

Aft Head & Shower:

High-pressure laminate-covered bulkheads, Corian countertop, satin-varnished teak trim, large sliding-door cabinet outboard of toilet w/shelf, wet locker w/acrylic doors

Vacuflush head system

Scandvik oval s/s sink w/locker below, wood frame mirror, toilet paper holder, soap dispenser, Corian toothbrush & cup holder, 2 s/s towel bars

Separate shower compartment w/molded fiberglass floor, integral sump & grate, wall-mount shower head, Scanmix temperature-controlled mixer valve

Starboard Aft Cabin:

Single berth w/shelf above, hull port light, cherry hull sheathing, storage, remote engine panel, emergency bilge pump


Secure U-shaped galley to port 2 steps down from raised salon

Corian countertops w/cherry fiddles

Custom storage locker for coffeemaker, thermos & coffee mugs on aft bulkhead above sink

Custom tilt-out trash bin

Highly-polished deep double s/s sink, Seagull X-1F water filter, 2 Whale foot pumps (1 for fresh, 1 for salt)

Seafrost DC refrigeration system (refrigerator & freezer have separate top-loading hatches, large capacity, adjustable custom shelves)

Second freezer built into aft leg of dinette w/own Sea Frost DC compressor system & 2 evaporator plates

Overhead storage locker at forward end of galley above ice box has full-width shelf,  open shelves below locker w/rod light mounted to underside

Force 10 3-burner propane stove w/thermostatically-controlled oven & broiler, s/s stove guard bar, optional cutting board w/fiddles fits on top of stove (stored in slot directly forward of stove)

Pot locker below stove, full-length storage locker w/sliding doors outboard of stove

Hull port light w/cherry trim ring centered outboard of stove

Sliding storage outboard below port light, outboard cabinet forward of port light

Microwave oven mounted aft of port light

Large s/s overhead hatch incorporates retractable screen & shade

Potable Water:

2 S/S tanks w/inspection ports total 125 gal. water capacity

Water supply manifold w/full-flow ball valves

10 gal. S/S water heater (engine/110V)

Shurflo Smart-Sensor pressure water system pump

Spectra Ventura 150 water maker w/MPC automatic control unit


2 10 lb. Propane tanks

Tee from propane system w/hose to BBQ grill

Xintex propane system monitor & solenoid w/sniffer mounted below galley stove


ICOM M504 VHF at nav station, full-function remote VHF mic at pedestal

B&G H3000 instruments w/Performance Processor Package interfaced w/GPS, auto pilot & radar, also includes USB cable run to connect a computer; 2 GFD displays mounted in sea hood adjacent to analog wind & magnified wind displays, 1 GFD display mounted at nav station, 3 large 20/20 displays mounted in custom bracket on aft face of mast, Raymarine 125 GPS sensor

B&G H3000 auto pilot system w/Simrad hydraulic drive unit and B&G gyro compass

B&G Vision wireless remote for auto pilot & instrument system

Raymarine E80 radar/chart plotter at nav station

Raymarine E80 radar/chart plotter at pedestal

Raymarine AIS receiver & transmitter

Raymarine 2KW radar antenna mounted on radar post at stern

ICOM M802 SSB at nav station w/AT-140 tuner mounted in lazarette

Iridium satellite phone at nav station

LCD display at the Nav Station

Multiplexer at nav station to manage inputs for computer & nav data

2 Mobri radar reflectors


Alpine AM/FM stereo w/built-in DVD player, 2 Sonance speakers & 2 Alpine speakers for interior, 2 Alpine waterproof cockpit speakers, IPOD interface kit 

Sharp Aquos LCD TV mounted in main salon in cherry frame (interfaced w/stereo & DVD player) (includes cable run to computer location in nav station)

Shore inlet for cable TV


5 AGM batteries new July 2017 (4 4D house, Optima starting)

12V/110V Systems w/combined Mastervolt panel consisting of breakers, illuminated labels, digital voltmeter, digital amp meters

Polarity indicator, main breakers, battery manager, switches & cross connect system for emergency starting

140 amp Engine alternator w/Ample Power smart voltage regulator

Second 160 amp alternator, spare Ample Power multi-stage smart regulator, Powerline regulator

Mastervolt 2000 watt sine-wave inverter, separate Mass 80amp charger w/remote panel

AC outlets in galley, aft head, forward cabin, main salon, aft cabin, plus 6 extra outlets

DC outlets in cockpit winch pocket, nav station, plus outlets in foredeck locker & pedestal

9 Extra 12V outlets throughout boat

2 Two-pin DC inlets in sea hood for solar panels

Shore power inlet, shore power cord

Navigation lights including running lights & stern light (upgraded to LED), combo steaming/foredeck light

Upgraded Lopolight LED w/strobe light in lieu of standard tri-color masthead light

Halogen spreader lights

Halogen flood light at top of radar post

Swivel reading lights, dome lights (red/white lights), rod lights throughout boat

Courtesy lights at base of companionway ladder & in stair riser entering salon, plus 6 additional courtesy lights

Fans located throughout boat with dedicated circuit breaker on electrical panel

Boarding light below bottom transom step

Copper bonding strap for ground & lightning protection

SSB bonding

Waterproof switch panel in cockpit for exterior lights 


Hull Construction:

2013 Flag Blue Awlgrip hull, white Awlgrip boot stripe, recessed cove stripe w/gold leaf detail; Interlux 2000 barrier coat below waterline, red bottom paint; white gel coat deck w/tan non-skid

Hull is laminate of Kevlar/E-glass glass laminate layer in both outer & inner skin over 1 Corecell core using Hydrex vinylester resin

Hull deck joint is solid glass hull shelf bedded to deck w/3M 5200 & mechanically fastened every 4"

Sugar scoop stern w/integrated steps to cockpit, mount for swim ladder

6 Hull port lights

Gray gel coat bilge

Jim Taylor designed externally fastened lead keel w/deep balanced carbon fiber spade rudder & rudder post

Forespar Marelon-type reinforced plastic seacocks

Deck Construction:

Deck is laminate of E-glass over 2.54 cm Corecell core utilizing Hydrex vinylester resin

White gel coat deck, tan non-skid

Forepeak storage separated from forward cabin by watertight bulkhead, fiberglass flush-mounted hatch to forepeak

Deck Hardware:

All deck fasteners drilled & tapped

Hardware bedded & bolted through deck w/backing plates

Teak dorade boxes with s/s cowl vents, removable s/s guards, screens & sliding draft controls

6 Manship s/s hatches w/Ocean-Air Skyscreens

8 Opening glass port lights through cabin side in lieu of fixed ports

Second opening port light in starboard cockpit well

4 Bent glass laminated safety glass windows port & starboard, 3 flat glass laminated safety glass forward, upgraded Low-E glass for salon windows

2-Piece s/s folding ladder at transom

Teak toe rails, hand rails & dorades

All teak has custom sun covers, including toe rails

S/S deck fills w/integral folding levers for all fuel, water & holding tanks

Custom s/s chain plates w/removable cover plates


Canvas dodger, bimini & connector

Racing dodger

Teak drop boards w/storage bag

Halogen boom light w/dimmer switch

Upgraded Edson Visions II series pedestal w/Ritchie compass & through shaft wheel brake, single lever control, s/s guard

60" wheel

Cockpit drains w/sizing to meet ORC requirements

3 Sail lockers with s/s gas pistons

Shelf in starboard lazarette locker to store life raft 

Transom shower


Cruising Sails: 

2008 North Spectra Norlam full-batten main w/2 reef points & Dutchman system

2008 North Spectra Norlam roller furling jib

Racing Sails:

2014 North 3Di 780 main

2009 North 3DL #1 genoa

2012 North 3DL #2 genoa

2012 North 3DL #3 jib

2012 North 3DL #4 jib

2014 North 3Di furling jib

2008 North A2 asym. spinnaker

2008 North Code Zero

2009 North A1 asym. spinnaker

2010 North A2 asym. spinnaker

2014 North A4 asym. spinnaker


2008 North dacron staysail

2008 North dacron storm jib

2008 North dacron trysail w/dedicated mast track


Lewmar 64 CCEST electric primaries

Lemmar 58 CCEST electric mainsheet

Lewmar 44 STC reefing on cabin top

Lewmar 48 STEC electric main halyard on cabin top under dodger

2 Lewmar STC at base of mast for jib & spinnaker halyards

Spars & Rigging:

Hall Spars carbon fiber mast & boom

Discontinuous rod rigging

Dutchman mainsail system

Boom vang w/increased purchase (6:1)

Spartite mast wedge

Harken Big Boat traveler located on cabin top forward of dodger w/control lines led aft port & starboard (8:1 purchase)

Double-ended mainsheet system run to secondary winches port & starboard

Harken Big Boat genoa tracks w/stop cars (tracks w/line control cars)

Rope clutches on cabin top for main halyard, reef lines, mainsheet & jib furling line

Harken M4 headsail furler

Masthead windex

Removable inner forestay system w/2 halyards, running backstays w/detachable tails

Antal storm trysail track

Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster

Kevlar backstay w/antenna for SSB bonded to it

Boom preventer

Asymmetrical tack line (run aft to rope clutch & stand-up block outboard of cockpit)

G-0 package w/Profurl EC4000 hoistable furler system includes dedicated halyard, rope clutch on spar, sheets & stand-up blocks for sheet leads; furling line led aft through series of stanchion lead blocks to rope clutch

Awlgripped carbon spinnaker pole w/mast storage, mast track deployment w/adjustable car & butt lift system

Custom jib in-hauler, hobble strap & crossover blocks forward of cabin top winches



Upgraded Yanmar 75 HP diesel engine, upgraded Yanmar SD50 sail drive (2011)

Engine compartment enclosed in Thinsulate & cork/aluminum sound-absorbing materials

Seafire FE-241 automatic fire extinguisher system in engine compartment w/auto shutdown option for engine & generator

Removable gasketed doors to lighted engine compartment have secure easy-open latches & are designed for direct access to all engine service points

Second fuel tank with fuel manifold

Electric stop & full instrument panel mounted in cockpit

Remote engine panel at base of companionway

Water pump fitted w/speed seal cover for easy access to impeller

3-Blade Flex-O-Fold feathering prop

Dual Racor filter system w/vacuum gauge & water sensor, small LED mounted behind bowl

Reverso oil change pump

Climate Control:

Espar D5L diesel heater w/4 vents

Waste & Grey Water:

Polyethylene holding tank aft

Flexible 14.5 gal. holding tank forward

Tanks can be emptied overboard through a seacock & discharge pump or by deck pumpout

2 Separate sump tanks for showers & refrigerator/freezer discharged overboard by Whale diaphragm pumps


10-Man Winslow life raft (needs re-pack)

Life jackets



Drogue & tether line

Extensive spare parts

Dock lines

Fenders w/fleece covers

Whale diaphragm bilge pump

Johnson 2200 electric bilge pump w/Ultra Safety Systems float switches in bilge sump

Ultra Safety Systems high water bilge alarm

Aqualarm bilge alarm sounds every time pump runs continuously for more than 2 minutes

Edson high-capacity manual bilge pump in cockpit

Additional Edson 30GPM manual bilge pump below cabin sole in salon

CO2 monitor

2 Dry chemical fire extinguishers

Jack lines

Ground Tackle:

Removable anchor roller built to fit Rocna 45 lb anchor w/150' 5/16" HT galvanized chain &100' 5/8" braided rode

Secondary Fortress anchor w/dedicated rode

Forward section of forepeak locker divided w/storage for 2 anchor rodes

Electric Muir windlass w/manual override & hand-held wired remote (sockets in  forepeak & cockpit)

Shurflo deck washdown system w/spigot on foredeck

Luke storm anchor mounted below cabin sole (zip-tied under captain's cabin)

Race Results and IRC:

IRC rating of 1.126 (2015)

2nd Place - 2012 Newport Bermuda Race, IRC Class 6

1st Place - 2014 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, CSA 8

3rd Place - 2013 Marblehead Halifax Race, IRC-2


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