FrontRunners: Winds of Change

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    Launched this summer in time for the company’s 40th anniversary, the Morris Yachts Ocean Series 48 GT (www.morrisyachts.com) marks a new era for this Maine-based boutique builder of sailing yachts. The 48 GT is the first model from the company’s next wave of performance vessels. It employs a larger rig than previous Morris models, to increase speed under sail. It also showcases the company’s self-tacking jib and a mainsail design that enables easier handling in heavy winds. The yacht, which has a starting price of about $1.25 million, can be customized, but the basic belowdecks layout includes two staterooms, a living area, and a full galley.

    The mod cruiser sports polished mahogany and teak, leather seats, and a windscreen from a Jaguar…
    The 130-foot yacht includes both modern and traditional design touches…
    Designed to emulate a grand tourer sports car, the yachts have sleek lines and long ranges…
    The new sailboat, christened Watermark, can do double duty as a cruiser or a competitive racing...
    The versatile boat can be reconfigured to meet the needs of a variety of owners…
    With the largest steel hull of its kind, this expedition yacht yearns for extreme latitudes…
    A host of helm controls and creature comforts set on high help elevate this 70-foot cruiser…
    A cinema, double-deck gallery, and massage room are just a few of the vessel's myriad...
    The boat offers endless options for play at sea, including fishing, diving, kayaking, and...
    The 116-day cruise stops in 25 countries including New Zealand, India, and Greece...
    The mod cruiser sports polished mahogany and teak, leather seats, and a windscreen from a Jaguar…
    The 130-foot yacht includes both modern and traditional design touches…
    Designed to emulate a grand tourer sports car, the yachts have sleek lines and long ranges…
    The new sailboat, christened Watermark, can do double duty as a cruiser or a competitive racing...
    The versatile boat can be reconfigured to meet the needs of a variety of owners…
    With the largest steel hull of its kind, this expedition yacht yearns for extreme latitudes…
    A host of helm controls and creature comforts set on high help elevate this 70-foot cruiser…
    A cinema, double-deck gallery, and massage room are just a few of the vessel's myriad...
    The boat offers endless options for play at sea, including fishing, diving, kayaking, and...
    The 116-day cruise stops in 25 countries including New Zealand, India, and Greece...