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1996 Morris OCEAN SERIES 46

Annapolis, Maryland, United States


New Flag Blue Awlgrip Paint 2/14/19

Lexington is a superbly equipped Morris 46 that was extensively refitted in Annapolis by the top professionals in the field. Her systems layouts are typically found on yachts twice her size. She is ideally suited for short handed passage making and has all of the creature comforts. Her systems are as proven as her design and she is ready to take you over the horizon. Some of her highlights are listed below.

  • First-rate build quality
  • Timeless design
  • Top shelf refit
  • Veteran Passagemaker

Basic Boat Info

Price: US$299,000
Make: Morris
Year: 1996
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Morris Yachts
Designer: Chuck Paine
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 46 ft
Length Overall: 45'11 ft
Waterline Length: 34'6 ft
Beam: 13 ft
Min Draft: 5.5 ft
Displacement: 24,000 lb
Ballast: 8,200 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH57
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 57hp
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze, Folding
  • Year: 2016
  • Engine Hours: 1600


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 115 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 150 gal


Heads Count: 2
Boat Class: Cruisers, Sloop


Co Brokerage Sail Search is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Forbes Horton Yachts.


The following upgrades were performed in 2016

  • Gori 3 Blade Propeller (new 2016, serviced 2018)
  • New Shaft
  • New Aquadrive
  • New Yanmar common rail diesel
  • New Northernlights 6Kw Generator 50/60 Hz. (please inquire)
  • New Blue Water Water Maker 40 gal/hour!!!!!!
  • New Webasto Airconditioning 50/60 Hz 16K BTU, 10K BTU (please inquire)
  • All Domestic Plumbing replaced with manifolds
  • New Scanvic Water heater 6 gal
  • New L6 Lifeline AGM batteries 800 Amp hours
  • New Solara High-efficiency solar panels 2 on hard dodger 1 on bimini
  • Watt and Sea Charger
  • Top Down Bamar furler with custom stainless sprit
  • LED nav lights
  • LED tricolor
  • B&G Zeus II 12" at Nav Station 2 (' plotters in cockpit )
  • B&G forward facing sonar
  • Simrad Autopilot (new ram 2018)
  • Mom 8 Man Overboard Module
  • Custom SS Dinghy chocks on fore deck
  • Outboard crane on pushpit
  • Ultra west stern anchor reel
  • Rocna anchor with 300' of 3/8 chain and ultra west swivel
  • Bruce Anchor
  • Danforth Anchor
  • Electric cabin top winch
  • Mast painted
  • New standing rigging (Die Form)
  • Carbon Fiber Spinnaker Pole
  • Wisker Pole
  • Rebuilt Lewmar Windlass
  • Bose Speakers in cockpit
  • ACR epirb
  • Raritian PH II head
  • Atlantis head fwd
  • Seafrost fridge and freezer
  • Aird Bilge System
  • Twin Groove headstay
  • Staysail

Hull: Solid fiberglass. Initial construction begins with application of 18-20 mils of gelcoat and two skin coats of resin rich fiberglass mat laminated and hand rolled with Hydrex Vinylester Resin. Water line to shear consists of 14 layers (two layers of 1.5 oz mat as a skin, ten alternating layers of unidirectional glass, with waterline to centerline having two additional layers).

Centerline reinforcement, including the keel and skeg area, consists of additional 12 alternating layers of bi-axial fiberglass (total of 26 layers and approx. centerline thickness of 1.5. Two fiberglass reinforced longitudinal stringers. 

Deck: Gelcoat and Hydrex Vinylester Resin as applied to hull. 1 Baltec end grain balsa core except in way of hatches, genoa tracks, stanchion bases, mast partners and other deck hardware where solid fiberglass replaces the core material. One piece construction with molded fiberglass bulwark.

All hardware locations are drilled, tapped, bedded, and thru bolted completely through the deck. Trunk cabin sides are solid fiberglass. The deck is permanently bonded to the hull using a horizontal integral laminated hull shelf to which the deck is bedded in 3M 5200 Marine Sealant and thru-bolted on 8 inch centers. 


LEXINGTON's interior is classic Herreshoff finish trimmed in cherry with satin varnish. Her forward cabin features a large v-berth double bunk aft of a bulkhead with access to the chainlocker . The forward cabin is completed by extensive storage, both hanging locker and drawers, and an en-suite head. With three opening port lights and a large Bomar reversible overhead hatch, this cabin is both bright and well ventilated. The forward head has an integral shower, Crown II electric head, two lockers with louvered cherry doors, large mirror, and ventilation provided by overhead dorade and opening port light.

The main salon is furnished with tan Ultra leather cushions, has a u-shaped dinette to port with a large fixed table with fold out leaves, and a settee to starboard. There is excellent storage outboard and behind the seatbacks. Two large Bomar reversible hatches brighten this area. The Nav-desk is aft of the main salon and to starboard, facing outboard. The desk is spacious with a large lockable lift top for chart storage and includes a swing away seat.

The galley is to port and features twin stainless sinks, refrigerator and separate freezer that can be thermostatically controlled to function as a freezer or fridge, Corian countertops, three burner Force 10 propane stove (new in 2016) with oven and microwave oven (new 2016).

Aft of the galley to port is the aft stateroom with a double berth, hanging locker, dresser and custom stowage for charts. To starboard of the companionway is the head, complete with separate stall shower (with a custom stainless bar for hanging foul weather gear), stainless steel sink, Corian countertop, large storage locker and Raritan manual head.

Deck and Hull

Hull: The exterior topsides are an Awlgrip finish of Morris Blue with a single white boot stripe and a white cove stripe (paint condition is poor). Deck, cabin, and cockpit surfaces are of white gelcoat with grey nonskid areas (excellent condition).

Deck Hardware: LEXINGTON is fitted with a custom hard dodger, with three opening ports on the forward side, and a flat mounting surface on the top to mount solar panels. Double stainless steel wire lifelines with port and starboard opening gates amidships. A three-piece SS boarding ladder mounts at either port or starboard gate. Stainless steel chocks and cleats for docking lines at bow, stern and amidships port and starboard. Double stainless steel anchor roller. Additional chain pipe for secondary anchor chain/rode. Inner forestay tang and tack fittings. Four stainless steel dorade vents with stainless steel guards (on forward set) provide ventilation to forward cabin, forward head and main cabin areas. Stainless steel deck fills for water, waste and fuel. On deck varnished teak include cap rails and cockpit table and drink holder.

Engine and Electrical

Engine is a Yanmar 4JH 57, 4 cylinder, common rail, fresh water cooled diesel engine rated at 57 hp (new 2016). Engine is mounted on four flexible rubber mounts bolted to the fiberglass engine beds integral to hull with a new Aquadrive. Engine is located under the galley counter in an extremely well insulated (sound and heat) engine compartment. Excellent access to engine area through removable panels. Drive train is a new one and one half-inch stainless steel shaft mounted through an Aquadrive system for vibration damping. Dripless shaft seal system with spare seal mounted on shaft. The shaft is fitted with a three blade Gori folding propeller with line cutters. Fuel tanks are of aluminum construction with a capacity of 115 gallons. Fuel filter(s) are  Racor dual system with change-over valve. Fuel tank level monitored using WEMA gauge system at nav-station. Primary fuel tank is located under the main cabin dinette platform and is easily accessed for maintenance. Secondary fuel tank is mounted under forward v-berth. A 12V transfer pump and filter system on the fwd tank allows fuel to be circulated for cleaning or moved to the aft tank. All fuel hoses have been replaced and a new fuel manifold has been designed and installed.  Fuel is polished as it is transferred.   


Lexington is designed to operate on 110V 60 Hz or 240V 50Hz allowing her to plug in anywhere in the world!

 Shore power fed by single 50 amp cord 

Mastervolt Battery charging system with inverter and battery conditioner
1-2-Both battery switch 
30 position 12-volt circuit breaker panel with digital voltage and amp meters 
8 breaker AC circuit breaker panel with digital voltage and amp meters (including sub-panel for inverter fed items) 
Four 200 amp house batteries 
Emergency battery parallel switching ability 
Extra electrical grounding (tanks, stanchions, pulpits, winches) 
Ultra Safety Systems Bilge alarm 

Deck lights with cockpit switches 


Galley Equipment: Two-basin stainless steel sink. Well-insulated icebox divided into separate refrigerator and freezer compartments. Refrigeration cooling supplied by two separate 12V Sea Frost refrigeration units.  Galley stove is a Force-10, 3-burner propane stove /oven. Propane supply is two, 10 lb. Propane cylinders stored in a sealed and ventilated locker. Propane supply is controlled using a Xintex LPG gas solenoid control and fume detection unit. 

Climate Control: Interior cabin temperature is controlled a Webasto 50/60 Hz 16,000 BTU reverse cycle heat and air-conditioning system (run from shore power or the generator or European Voltage).  There is an additional system in the aft cabin (10K BTU) Additional heat is supplied by an Espar D5L Diesel Fired Cabin Heater with outlets throughout the boat.


North mainsail (needs replacement)(main and LeisureFurl system new 2003)
North 110% Furling Genoa (new 2018)
North Storm Jib 
North Storm Trysail 
A-Symmetrical on top-down furler
Symmetrical Spinnaker


Aluminum mast supported by wire rigging, in a double spreader masthead rig sloop configuration. 

Mast painted 2016

Carbon Spinnaker pole

Wisker pole

New Die Form Standing rigging
Storm Trysail track on mast 
Removable inner forestay with running backstays 
Spare main halyard 
Aluminum spinnaker pole 
Mechanical boom vang 
LeisureFurl mainsail system 

Electric Cabintop Winch

Electronics and Navigation

Autopilot: Simrad AP 28

Depth sounders: B&G
Speed instruments: B&G.
Radar: B&G
Wind : B&G

B&G VHF with blue tooth remote MIC new 2017
Multi-function instruments: B&G displays (3) Zeus II
Chart plotters: B&G
SSB radio: ICOM IC 804 with tuner and Pactor II modem


Northern Lights 6KW Generator (280 hours) 50/60 Hz
Blue Water AC Water Maker (40GPH)
WEMA Multi Tank Monitor System (5 tanks) 
Saltwater foot pump & faucet at galley 
Saltwater/Freshwater deck wash with faucets forward and aft 
Cockpit shower 
Edson 30 GPM Manual bilge pump (cockpit) 
Jabsco electric bilge pump with Ultimate Junior Float Switch 
Raritan Electric Crown Toilet in Fwd Head 
Raritan manual head in aft head 
Deck Scupper water collection system 
Seafrost Fridge & Freezer 
Espar D5L Diesel Cabin Heater 
Webasto 16,000 BTU and 10K BTU Air Conditioner w/reverse cycle heat 
Fuel transfer pump/filter/recirculating system 
Gori Folding prop (3-blade) new 2016
Spurs line cutter 
Jabsco oil change pump for engine & generator 
Auto Halon Fire extinguishing system for engine


(2) Lewmar #54 self tailing 2-speed primaries 
(2) Lewmar #44 self tailing 2-speed secondaries 
(1) Lewmar #44 self tailing 2-speed mounted under hard dodger 
(1) Lewmar #44 self tailing electric mounted under hard dodger

(2) winches on mast

Ground Tackle and Docking Gear

Primary anchor system consists of a Rocna anchor with 300 feet of 3/8 HT ISO galvanized chain and 100 of 5/8 three-strand nylon rode spliced to chain. The primary chain is lead through the chain gypsy of the anchor windlass and directly to the chain locker. 
The chain locker is divided athwartship to facilitate the storage of both primary and secondary chain/rode. The windlass is electric, vertical dual direction, 12-volt DC electric windlass with up and down foot switches.

Safety/ Miscellaneous

Jack-lines with padeyes, Epirb 406, Secured floorboards, floor grates, chart table, nav seat, bunktops, table liftouts, and galley ice chest lids for knockdown, mast mount Firdell radar reflector, Winslow 8 person life raft (bag style) recertified 2018. 

Huge inventory of spare parts.  

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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