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2009 Morris M36

Irvington, Virginia


"Spirit" is an exquisite example of the finely crafted M36 Daysailer built by Morris Yachts of Bass Harbor, Maine.  The vessel has been professionally maintained since new and is in excellent condition.

The boat has been lightly used and is loaded with equipment including a full compliment of electronics, a diesel-powered cabin heater, and custom rub rails (new in 2019).  A new dodger has been installed and annual maintenance including fresh brightwork and Awlgrip detailing has just been completed.




Neptune Yacht Sales and Services is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Custom Yacht Service.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $395,000
Boat Name: "Spirit"
Make: Morris
Model: M36
Year: 2009
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Designer: Sparkman & Stephens
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: TMY36159F909
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 36 ft / 10.97 m
Length Overall: 36'1 ft / 11.00 m
Waterline Length: 25 ft / 7.62 m
Beam: 10'1 ft / 3.07 m
Max Draft: 5'3 ft / 1.60 m
Displacement: 9,800 lb
Bridge Clearance: 52 ft / 15.85 m
Ballast: 4,110 lb
Single Berths: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: Volvo
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 21hp
  • Type: Inboard
Displacement Type: Half Load


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 30 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 20 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 20 gal


Heads Count: 1
Total Liferaft Capacity: 4
Boat Class: Daysailers, Sloop
More Info : Manufacturer Website

Sail Area

I : 38.67 ft
J : 12.75 ft
P : 41.25 ft
E : 15.08 ft
Working Sail Area : 558.00 sq ft

Keel Details

Keel Type: Standard - fin 
Max Draft: 5 ft., 3 in.

Manufacturer Provided Description

The Morris Yachts, M36, designed by Sparkman and Stephens, is a 36' traditional, classic styled boat intended for short or single-handed sailing. Whether you are going for a day sail or a weekend, this S&S design produced with Morris Yachts quality and the latest in quality engineering materials will deliver performance sailing that is fun, comfortable, and simple. It is a classically designed yacht of moderate proportions, timeless sheer and long graceful overhangs. A modest cabin is incorporated into the design which contains a vanity head, a galley with sink, 12-volt refrigerator and storage space for provisions. The port and starboard settees are carefully designed for lounging or sleeping. Generous storage can be found in the forepeak. 

Sail handling has been thoroughly engineered for simplicity, reliability, and ease of use. All control lines, sheets and halyards have been led below the deck to control/winch pods located in the cockpit. Self-tailing primary winches are standard.  The port and starboard cockpit winches on "Spirit" are both electric, which makes all headsail and mainsail handling operations a breeze right from the helm seat. The boat does have a second set of two-speed self-tailing conventional winches for sheeting of an optional cruising gennaker. All of these features allow the helms-person to comfortably single-hand the boat whenever that is their preference. Forward of the control pods are spacious port and starboard cockpit seats that are over six feet in length. They are comfortably suitable for seating six adults. Cockpit seat hatches on all three seats allow access to the lazarette. Guests may lounge in the comfort and safety of this spacious cockpit.

The hull and appendages are designed and built for fast and nimble performance under both power and sail. Exterior styling is traditional with gelcoat deckhouse and gloss varnished exterior teak including the toe rail, coaming cap, eyebrow trim and cabin top handrails. Integral rub rails with stainless steel strakes have been tastefully added and are quite helpful in protecting the hull's exposed sheer.  The coach roof is finished in non-skid.  The decks and the cockpit sole are beautifully finished with teak decking. All mechanical installations are simple and straightforward. A Yanmar 21hp Saildrive engine with 2-blade Flex-o-Fold propeller is standard for auxiliary propulsion. Wind, depth and speed instrumentation are standard. A complete owner's manual is included.


Raymarine autopilot.

Raymarine C80 chart plotter.

Raymarine Tri-date depth sounder / knot meter.

Raymarine wind speed / direction unit (new in 2016)

Icom M424-G VHF radio in cabin with remote mic. at helm seat.

Alpine stereo with cabin and cockpit mounted speakers.

Electrical systems

12-volt DC electrical systems:

Navigation and cabin lights.

Bilge pump with automatic float switch.


Cockpit winches


Fuel and holding tank monitoring gauges.

AGM batteries new in 2017

110-volt AC electrical systems:

50 ft. 30-amp shore cord.

Mastervolt battery charger.


Spars and rigging

Carbon fiber mast.

Aluminum boom,

Scheafer 1100 headsail roller furling system.

Self-tending laminated North Sails brand jib with vertical battens.

Laminated  North Sails brand mainsail with single reef points and Harken bat cars.

Hall spars rigid boom vang.

Rod rigging.

Sailtec stainless steel hydraulic backstay adjuster.

Lazy jacks.

Zippered mainsail cover.

Jib sheets, headsail roller furler drum line, boom vang line, mainsail halyard, reefing line, and mainsheet all run below decks to the cockpit for an uncluttered deck and for ease in short-handled sail handling. 


Additional equipment

Espar diesel cabin heater.

Single burner alcohol stove.

Solid surface counter tops.

Cockpit cushions.

Anchor with chain and nylon rode.

Winslow 4-person life raft (certification expired Apr. 2019)

Solar vent in head.


Canvas helm cover.


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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