48' Morris 2003



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48' Morris 2003 CONSULTING TIME II


The Morris Ocean Series 48 is a high-performance cruising yacht that is custom built to a high level of craftmanship: Extremely durable and perfectly suited for fast, efficient cruising while still being easy to take out for an afternoon sail. The raised salon provides excellent visibility from the interior and creates an easy three step transition from the cockpit to the interior.

CONSULTING TIME II was built for an experienced yachtsman and his wife who worked with Morris to customize her with many options incorporated into a very functional two cabin, two head layout with a dinette up under the raised salon and the galley a step down midships where she’s comfortable to work in both underway and while at anchor.

Despite her efficiency and speed, the MY48 gives up nothing in comfort. Her interior gleams with hand-built furnishings and precision-fitted joinerwork—thick handholds, gorgeous cherry wood, layers of carefully applied varnish.  Her large interior provides ample space for the tankage, systems, and storage space necessary for extended offshore passages. 






Ocean Series 48

Cruise Speed:


Max Speed:


Range NMI:



13' 10"

Engine Details:

Yanmar 4JH3-TE

Engine 1:

2003 75.00 HP

Engine 2:

2003 75.00 HP

Engine Fuel:

Inboard Diesel

Fuel Capacity:

123 GAL

Water Capacity:

170 GAL


  • The hull is vacuum-bagged laminate of Kevlar/E-glass laminate layer in both the outer and inner skin over a 1’ Corecell core using Vinylester resin. A hard core was utilized in areas receiving load bearing hardware.

  • Hull deck joint is solid glass hull shelf bedded to deck with 3M 5200 and mechanically fastened every 8”.

  • Sugar scoop stern with integrated steps to cockpit and mount for swim ladder.

  • Recessed cove strip with gold leaf detail.

  • Navy blue Awlgrip Hull (2014)

  • White Awlgrip Boot Stripe (2014)

  • Red Bottom Paint. (Pettit Trinidad, 2017)

  • Gray gelcoat bilge.

  • Custom Chuck Paine designed externally fastened shoal draft lead keel.

  • Custom deep balanced carbon fiber spade rudder and rudder post

  • The deck is a laminate of E-glass over a 1” Corecell core utilizing vinylester resin.

  • White Gelcoat deck with tan non-skid.

  • Forepeak storage separate from forward cabin by watertight bulkhead.

The interior of the boat is finished in a Herreshoff style with white bulkheads and contrasting cherry trim with satin varnish.

  • Teak and holly cabin sole with latched liftouts for service access below. Entire cabin sole is removable for complete access to bilges.

  • Hull sheathing in cherry battens with satin varnish.

  • Interior locker lined with cork.

  • Lee cloths on port settee, aft cabin berth, and the pilot berth.

  • Overhead finished with plastic laminate attached to Divinycell closed cell foam. The panels are removable.

  • Four loop and three loop varnished cherry handrails on overhead.

  • Ultrasuede cushions with Sunbrella passage covers for seats.

  • Doors are cherry stile and rail with flat cherry panels.

  • Door frames are cherry with arched top and mitered corners.

  • Locker doors are cherry stile and rail with louvers.

  • Companionway ladder is cherry with teak treads.

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

The interior layout accommodates four people in two private sleeping areas, one person in the pilot berth and one or two additional berths on the settee. There are two tables for the settee, depending on the needs of the owner.  One table is a single piece and the settee will make into a double berth.  The other table folds and with it in place, the settee becomes a single berth.  A large head forward is connected to the master cabin and 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 and head to port with a pilot berth and storage opposite to starboard.  The dinette and navigation station are under the raised portion of the saloon and enjoy abundant light and visibility to the outside.

Fwd Cabin-

  • Queen berth

  • Large hanging locker with fiddled shelf above and cork lining to starboard with a dressing table forward between the berth and hanging locker.  Storage on both sides of queen berth.
  • Storage cabinets located on both sides outboard of the berth.

  • Three large drawers below berth

  • The hull is clad with varnished cherry sheathing.

  • A large stainless steel overhead hatch and three stainless steel opening portlights provide natural light and ventilation.

  • Additional ventilation from overhead dorade with internal screen and airflow control.

  • Retractable Oceanair Skysol screen and shade for overhead hatch with varnished cherry trim.

  • Two bulkhead mounted reading lights at forward end of berth.

  • 12v Hella fan mounted at forward end of berth.

  • Major storage under berth

Fwd Head-

  • High-pressure laminate-covered bulkhead and Corian countertop with oiled teak trim.

  • Molded fiberglass floor with integral sump and grate.

  • Nordic shower with hose and mounting rail.

  • Acrylic shower doors to create shower enclosure.

  • Raritan PH II highboy oval manual toilet.

  • Nordic SS oval sink with Nordic single lever mixer faucet.

  • Manual fresh water pump and faucet.

  • Outboard storage cabinet with louvered locker door and a shelf.

  • Sink cabinet with louvered locker door.

  • Stainless steel towel bar.

  • Corian toothbrush and cup holder, SS hooks and toilet paper holder.

  • Small overhead stainless steel hatch and opening port for natural light and ventilation.

  • Additional ventilation from overhead dorade with internal screen and airflow control.

  • Teak-framed mirror on door.

Pilot Berth-

  • Pilot berth to starboard with Raymarine ST 290 repeater

  • 12v Hella fan and reading light

  • Lee cloth


  • Secure U-shaped galley to port two steps down from the raised salon.

  • Corian countertops with cherry fiddles.

  • Full length storage locker with sliding doors outboard of the stove.

  • Sliding storage outboard below portlight.

  • Microwave oven mounted in outboard louvered cabinet.

  • Custom spice locker mounted on the aft bulkhead above sink.

  • Highly polished SS double sink 24” x 14.5” x 8” deep with a trash bin attached to a swing out door below.

  • Sponge storage tray, three drawers, one with a silverware tray, lift top storage bin outboard of the sink and a pot locker below stove.

  • Refrigerator and freezer are at the forward end of the galley. Refrigerator and freezer have separate top loading hatches, large capacity, 4” of insulation, and custom shelves. Refrigerator has a lower door for easy access.

  • Two Seafrost cold plate refrigeration systems; 110 volt A.C. and engine drive.

  • Overhead storage locker at the forward end of the galley above the ice box. The locker has a full width shelf.

  • Force 10 three-burner propane stove with thermostatically controlled oven and broiler.

  • SS stove guard and fiddles.

  • Soap dispenser mounted through the countertop

  • Paper towel holder.

  • Large SS overhead hatch provides ventilation and incorporates retractable screen and shade.

  • Nordic single level faucet with pullout spray

  • Nordic faucet sprayer connected to pressurized deck wash-down system.

  • Manual fresh water pump and faucet, foot powered.

  • 12v Hella fan

Main Salon-

  • The large comfortable dinette area is aft of the galley and elevated to take advantage of the large raised saloon windows, with excellent visibility to the outside.

  • U-shaped dinette with large dining table to port in raised salon area.

  • Outboard berth with lee cloth in dinette area.

  • Removable and rotatable dining table with folding leaves and fiddles.

  • Additional one piece dining table which lowers to form a queen berth.

  • Large salon windows are tinted and have a low E-coating on the interior surface.

  • LCD TV built in a cherry frame mounted on bulkhead.

  • Starboard settee located forward of the raised salon opposite the galley with storage below.

  • Two storage lockers inboard of pilot berth on either side of starboard settee.

  • Two overhead hatches provide ventilation.

Nav Station-

  • Forward facing navigation station.

  • Opening top for chart storage.

  • Two drawers and teak tool box in cabinet

  • Upholstered bench seat.

  • Custom electrical panel for 12 Volt and 110 Volt systems mounted in a locker outboard.

  • Shelving and cabinet for mounting electronics.

  • Two book storage cabinets and one drawer forward.

  • Tool and spare parts storage under nav seat.

  • Narrow drawer in nav station for storing a notebook computer.

Port Aft Cabin-

  • Double quarterberth is offset to port

  • Hanging locker with shelf above and SS hanging rod with cork insulation on the hull.

  • Bureau aft of hanging locker with optional shelf and fiddles, two drawers, foot locker and a countertop locker.

  • Small overhead hatch for ventilation

  • 12v Hella fan

  • Overhead chart, dodger-bimini insert and aft sun screen storage locker.

  • Two large drawers under berth.

  • Major storage under berth.

Aft Head and Shower-

  • High-pressure laminate-covered bulkheads and Corian countertop.

  • Satin varnished teak trim in head. Oiled teak trim in shower.

  • Raratan PH II highboy manual oval commode.

  • Nordic SS oval sink with locker below.

  • Nordic single handle mixer faucet.

  • Large cabinet outboard of toilet with a single shelf.

  • Small cabinet outboard of sink with louvered door.

  • Large cabinet under sink

  • Wet locker with acrylic doors in shower.

  • Wood frame mirror, toilet paper holder, soap dispenser, Corian toothbrush and cup holder.

  • Separate shower compartment with molded fiberglass floor with integral sump and grate, Nordic shower with hose and mounting rail, and Scandmix temperature controlled mixer valve.

Engine/Generator Compartment-

  • Genset is mounted outboard to starboard of main engine. Access through aft shower allows ease of maintenance of Genset and easy access to main engine.

  • Engine with Saildrive transmission is located aft of the companionway steps.

  • Engine compartment is lined with 1.5” of sound deadening material combined with a layer of cork dampening material and covered with aluminum perforated sound absorption panels.

  • Removable gasketed doors port and starboard as well as under companionway steps have secure easy open latches and are designed for direct access to all engine service points.

  • Utility light in engine compartment and over Genset.

  • Genset has its own sound shield.

  • Canvas dodger with roll up front window and large side windows fitted to folding SS bows. The aft bow has a welded SS grab rail covered in elkhide.

  • SS side grab rails on dodger.

  • Canvas cockpit bimini on SS collapsible bows mounted to the stern rail with cover when in stowed position.

  • Clear plastic filler piece to connect bimini and dodger.

  • Teak drop boards with storage bag.

  • Teak and removable tinted plastic companionway doors with built-in screens and storage bag.

  • Edson pedestal with through shaft wheel brake, single lever control, SS guard, Navpod for MFD, and SS grab rail.

  • Edson 54” wheel with elkhide cover.

  • Ritchie 6” Globemaster compass with SS hood and light.

  • Recess in starboard Tee of cockpit for engine panel.

  • Switches for the exterior lights and blower are mounted next to Autopilot control panel on steering pedestal.

  • Sail lockers to starboard

  • Shelf in starboard lazarette locker to store life raft.

  • Small line locker to port.

  • Port lazarette for storing power cords, etc.

  • Starboard lazarette allows access to “basement” storage for spare parts, etc.

  • SS drink holder at steering pedestal provides holders for binoculars and two coffee cups.

  • Teak cockpit table with two folding leaves and a fleece lined canvas storage bag. Extension for cockpit table provides seating for four with fiddles.

  • Cockpit cushions covered with white Phifertex Plus.

  • Emergency steering tiller.

  • Hardware is bedded and bolted through the deck with backing plates.

  • Fiberglass dorade boxes with SS dorade vents, SS guards, screens, and sliding draft controls.

  • Seven Bomar SS hatches with Ocean-Air Skysol shades and screens.

  • Large Bomar hatch to access chain locker forward of the watertight bulkhead.

  • Acrylic sliding companionway hatch.

  • Vented propane locker located in a port lazarette locker.

  • (8) Opening Hood glass portlights through the cabin side with screens and shades in lieu of fixed ports.

  • Additional opening portlight in the port cockpit well with screen and shade.

  • (4) bent glass laminated safety glass windows port and starboard.

  • (3) flat glass laminated safety glass forward.

  • Upgraded Low-E glass for salon windows.

  • SS bow rail with mounting plate for SS bow running light.

  • SS stern rail with gate and outboard motor mounting bracket.

  • Propane BBQ grill mounted on SS stern rail.

  • Fishing rod holder mounted on SS stern rail.

  • Teak Stern rail seat.

  • Double lifelines (2012)

  • Two piece SS folding ladder at transom.

  • Teak handrails and toe rails.

  • SS deck fills with integral folding levers for all fuel, water, and holding tanks.

  • Custom SS mast collar with welded bails.

  • NavCom tower with davit for outboard motor and power-tilting platform for radar, AIS, GPS, and TV antennas.

  • Edson outboard motor mount on stern rail


  • Yanmar 75hp diesel engine.

  • Yanmar SD40 sail drive.

  • Second 28 gal fuel tank with Raycor filter and transfer pump to main 95 gal tank.

  • Electric stop and full instrument panel mounted in the cockpit.

  • Waterpump fitted with Speedseal cover for easy access to the impeller.

  • 3 blade Flex-O-Fold 18” propeller.

  • Dual Racor filter system with vacuum gauge.

  • Reverso oil change pump.

  • Engine blower

Bow Thruster-

  • Sidepower 8hp bow thruster with foot controls at helm station.

Climate Control-

  • Two Marine Air Vector Compact reverse cycle air conditioning/heating units (16,000 and 10,000 BTV)

  • Four Hella 12V fans.

  • Eight opening Hood portlights

Waste and Grey Water-

  • One 24.2 gal polyethylene holding tank forward

  • One 24.8 gal polyethylene holding tank aft.

  • Tanks can be emptied overboard through seacocks and Jabsco diaphragm discharge pumps or by deck pumpout.

  • Two separate sump tanks for showers, forward sink, and fridge/freezer discharged overboard by Whale diaphragm pumps.

Potable Water-

  • Three SS tanks with a total capacity of 170 gallons with removable inspection ports.

  • Water supply manifold with full-flow ball valves.

  • SS 10 gallon hot water tank heated by engine or 110 volt AC power.

  • Whale pressure water system pump.

  • Whale foot pumps at galley sink, forward head sink and aft head sink.

  • Transom shower with Nordic mixer and retractable hose.


  • (2) 10# Propane tanks.

  • Tee from propane system with hose to BBQ grill.

  • Trident propane system monitor and solenoid with sniffer mounted below galley stove


  • Forespar Marelon type reinforced plastic seacocks.

  • Tank Tender to monitor levels in all water and waste tanks and main fuel tank.

  • 12 Volt and 110 Volt Electrical systems with combined Paneltronics electrical Panel (hinged for easy access to wiring behind)

  • Electrical panel consists of breakers, illuminated labels, digital voltmeter, digital amp meters, main breakers, battery manager, switches and cross connect system for emergency starting.

  • Three Northstar TPPL AGM’s, 555 A hrs. (2014)

  • One Optima AGM starting battery.

  • 140 Amp engine alternator with Balmar Max Charge smart voltage regulator. (2017)

  • Second 80 amp Yanmar internally regulated alternator.

  • Xantrex ProSign 3000-Watt sine-wave inverter/charger with remote panel (2008)

  • Heart Digital Echo charger to automatically “trickle charge” engine starting battery.

  • AC outlets in the galley aft head, forward cabin, main salon, aft cabin, and nav station.

  • DC outlets in cockpit winch pocket, steering pedestal Navpod, aft cabin, settee and nav station.

  • Link 20 battery monitoring system.

  • Fischer Panda mini-8, 120 Volt A/C, 8kw genset in sound shield. (2015)

  • (2) 30 amp shorepower inlets and (2) 50’, 30 amp shorepower cords.

  • Navigation lights including running lights and stern lights, combo steaming and foredeck light.

  • LED anchor light

  • Halogen spreader lights

  • Swivel reading lights, red/white dome lights, rod lights in galley.

  • Cockpit table light

  • Courtesy lights at the base of companionway ladder and in the stair riser entering the raised salon.

  • Four fans located throughout boat with dedicated circuit breaker on electrical panel.

  • Copper bonding strap for ground and lightning protection and SSB bonding.

  • Waterproof switch panel at helm station for exterior lights and blower.

  • Icom M502 VHF at Nav Station with Command Mic at helm.

  • Raymarine ST 290 Repeaters (Two over companionway, one at Nav Station, one at pilot berth)

  • Raymarine ST 290 wind system

  • Raymarine Nav 300 GPS/WAAS system (Backup)

  • Raymarine C95 MFD at Nav Station. (2012)

  • Raymarine C95 MFD at pedestal (2012)

  • West Marine AIS receiver and transmitter with dedicated VHF antennae.

  • Raymarine 4KW radar antenna mounted on radar post at the stern with electric tilt capability. (2012)

  • Icom M502 SSB at the Nav Station with AT-140 tuner mounted in lazarette.

  • Pactor modem for SSB communication via Sailmail.
  • Laptop computer connected to GPS and SSB running Cap'n navigation software and communications with Sailmail.
  • Simrad Robertson AP-20 Type II Autopilot with a hydraulic drive on Edson bracket at pedestal.

  • Simrad Robertson AP-21 handheld remote control with cable and jack. (2011)

  • Alpine AM/FM stereo with built-in DVD player.

  • (2) Sonance speakers

  • Sharp Aquos 15” LCD TV mounted in the main salon in a cherry frame (interfaced with the Alpine stereo and DVD player) (2008)

  • Shorepower inlet for cable TV

  • Double spreader GMT Composites carbon fiber mast.

  • Offshore Spars aluminum boom.

  • Lazy jack mainsail system

  • Hall Quick Vang. D-3

  • Discontinuous Navtec rod rigging

  • Spartite mast wedge

  • Harken Big Boat traveler located on cabin top forward of the dodger with control lines led aft port and starboard (8:1 purchase)

  • Double-ended mainsheet system run to secondary winches starboard and cabin top port.

  • Harken Big Boat genoa tracks with stop cars (optional 8’ tracks with line control cars).

  • Rope clutches on cabin top for main halyard, inner forestay halyard, Code O halyard, main sheet, reef lines, preventer sheets and vang.

  • Harken 2.5 headsail furler

  • Two reefing lines led to cockpit. Third reef lines at mast.

  • Masthead lighted Windex.

  • Removable inner forestay system with high modulus ropestay at mast and halyard led back to cockpit.

  • Running back stays with detachable tails. When mainsail is double reefed, boom will clear setup backstays

  • Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster.

  • Backstay with antenna for the SSB

  • Double boom preventers led through boom to cockpit allows jibing without leaving cockpit.

  • Harkin continuous line furler for code O. Halyard served from cockpit. Two sheets and swivel for tack.

  • Forespar Composites 4” diameter carbon fiber Awlgripped spinnaker pole with mast storage and mast track deployment with adjustable car and butt lift system.

  • Firdell radar reflector

  • North 9 oz. Norlam full batten main sail with Antal slides and three single-line reefs. 2014

  • Canvas mainsail cover

  • North Norlam 9 oz. furling jib (2008)

  • North 9 oz. Norlam furling job (2003)

  • North Dacron Storm inner forestaysail, 150 sq. ft, 12.5 oz Dacron with soft hanks and high modulus rope in luff. (2003) Custom deck bag.

  • North Asymmetrical Spinnaker. (1995)

  • North Code O Gennaker 1.7 oz. Norlam on continuous line Harken furler. Custom deck bag.

  • Harkin B64.2 STEC12 Electric Primaries, two speed self-tailing.

  • Harkin B48.2 STEC 12 Electric for Main Sheet (stbd). Two speed self-tailing.

  • Harkin B48.2 STEC electric winch on cabin top (port) under dodger for halyards. Two speed self-tailing.

  • Harkin 48.2 STC on stbd cabin top for reefing, and preventers. Two speed self-tailing.

  • Harkin B44.2 STC winch at base of mast for jib, spinnaker halyards, and innerforestay. Two speed self-tailing.

  • Anchor roller built to fit both CQR 45lb anchor with 220’ of 5/16” HT galvanized chain and 100’ of 5/8” nylon 3-strand rode and a Bruce 45 # anchor with 35’ of 5/16” HT galvanized chain and 250’ of 5/8” nylons 3-strand rode.

  • Both anchors can be stored in bilge.

  • Forward section of forepeak locker is divided with storage for two anchor rodes.

  • Lewmar V-3 anchor windlass with IP68 enclosure (2013)

  • Whale deck washdown system with spigot on foredeck.

  • 6 Man vacuum packed Winslow life raft.

  • Lifejackets

  • Flares

  • MOM -8

  • Lifesling

  • Johnson 2200 electric bilge pump (2008)

  • High water bilge alarm.

  • Johnson 2200 electric bilge pump in rode locker.

  • Edson high capacity manual bilge pump in cockpit.

  • CO monitor

  • (3) Dry chemical fire extinguishers

  • Jacklines

  • Cabin sole lift-outs, chart table, bunk top lift-outs, galley and icebox lids are all secured with latches for knockdowns.

  • Extensive spare parts

  • Docklines

  • (6) 10” x 26” fenders with fleece covers. TaylorMade transom fender.

  • Sunbrella covers for large windows, bimini, instrument panel over companionway, cabin top handholds, toerails, and most hatches and winches.

    NOTE: Personal items including tools and galleyware (other than built-in items) are excluded from the sale.

This listing is presented to you courtesy of a member of the International Yacht Brokers Association and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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