Alpha Three Morris Linda 28 1988

Byron, ME


28 ft
9.17 ft
Volvo Penta
18.8 hp
4.33 ft


     “Morris Yachts is well known for building sailboats that border on floating works of art. From this all-American builder comes the Linda 28 which was introduced in 1985 from drawing board of Chuck Paine, one of America’s pre-eminent naval architects. The Linda 28 is a fast and nimble pocket cruiser built on a custom basis for customers with an outstanding fit and finish, the kind you’d expect from Morris Yachts.” ~ Blue Water Boats

     Alpha Three is a rare find with her new Awlgrip paint job in 2020, varnish work in progress, repower in 2018, new Doug Pope genoa in 2019, new Doug Pope asymmetrical spinnaker in sock that has never been flown and a custom built trailer that will convey with the boat. Exceptional well built by talented Maine craftsmen, lovingly maintained and easily transported Alpha 3 is an exceptional opportunity.


  • Boat Name: Morris Linda 28 1988
  • Builder: Morris Yachts
  • Designer: Chuck Paine
  • Location: Byron, ME
  • Ballast Weight: 3,600 lb
  • Displacement Measure: 8,300 lb
Engine 1
  • Brand: Volvo Penta
  • Engine Model: D1-20
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Hours: 200
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Engine Power: 18.8|horsepower

Morris Linda 28

    “Morris Yachts is well known for building sailboats that border on floating works of art. From this all-American builder comes the Linda 28 which was introduced in 1985 from drawing board of Chuck Paine, one of America’s pre-eminent naval architects. The Linda 28 is a fast and nimble pocket cruiser built on a custom basis for customers with an outstanding fit and finish, the kind you’d expect from Morris Yachts. Perhaps best of all she’s got the same drop dead handsome lines that have won over Morris lovers worldwide.” ~ Blue Water Boats 

Designers Notes

     “The new Morris 28 is my latest design for Morris Yachts of Southwest Harbor, Maine. She is intended to combine the robust construction, ample tankage and unsurpassed directional and transverse stability demanded by a growing Bermuda and Beyond clientele, with fully modern, computer optimized hull lines and weight distribution to please the coastal cruisers and yacht club racers. The 28′ overall length was selected in order comfortably accommodate four adults for brief periods (or two living aboard for longer cruises) while still permitting a fully enclosed head… full sized galley usable upright or offshore, and truly ample storage in sensibly sized lockers. Yet in terms of original cost, ease of anchoring, size of sails and winches, and ability to be maintained simply and inexpensively, she still retains the virtues of a small boat. Linda possess all the seakeeping qualities which has made the Morris/Paine line of yachts so well respected. The designed waterline is exceptionally long for high speed potential and damping of pitching motion; ballast is of external cast lead for stability and security if grounded; all ports are opening and bronze; interior headroom is over six feet as are the cockpit seats for snoozing; inboard diesel power is standard with the propeller fully protected in a properly faired aperture; the glass work superbly laminated yet completely hidden from view belowdecks by fine Maine standard wood joinerwork. Most important in the opinion of her builder, is the fact that this yacht exhibits the graceful traditional appearance which will continually enhance the pleasure of ownership, and return fair value if resale is ever contemplated.” C.W. Paine Yacht Designs  

Hull and Deck

     “Built to the highest specifications using Reichold Hydrex Vinylester resin and quadaxial e-glass laminate. The gelcoat is the highest marine grade of ISO NPG. Decks are balsa cored. All areas with thru fastenings are solid fiberglass” ~ Morris Linda 28 Brochure


  • Solid fiberglass hull
  • Keel hung rudder
  • Flag Blue Awlgrip topsides ~ 2020
  • White Awlgrip cove stripe ~2020
  • White Awlgrip boot stipe ~ 2020
  • Red antifouling


  • Two tone decks white gelcoat with tan nonskid
  • Varnished teak toe rails ~ additional coats 2021
  • Stainless steel stanchions with coated braided wire life lines up and lower
  • Port and starboard gates


  • Stainless steel tube pulpit
  • Stainless steel stem head fitting with singe anchor roller and built in port and starboard chocks
  • Stainless steel bow cleat
  • Haws pipe for chain and rode

     Weather Decks 

  • Stainless steel thru deck chainplate fittings
  • Stainless steel midships chocks built into toe-rail
  • inboard jib/genoa tracks port and starboard
  • Stainless steel infills

     Coach Roof

  • Secondary winch
  • Triple rope clutch clusterMolded turtle for sliding hatch
  • Varnished teak dodger coaming
  • Molded turtle for sliding hatch
  • Varnished teak hand rails port and starboard 
  • Varnished teak dorado box with stainless steel cowl
  • Triple turning block on beveled varnished teak pad
  • Three deck mounted blocks at base of mast
  • Whisker pole end fitting
  • Vent for heater on varnished teak trim
  • Solar fan above head
  • Large deck hatch over forward cabin
  • Varnished teak brow port, starboard and forward


  • Molded cockpit coaming
  • Primary winches port and starboard mounted on molded coaming pads
  • Upholstered fitted cockpit cushions 
  • Suite of electronics (see Electronics)
  • Aft facing destroyer type stainless steel wheel
  • Varnished teak box for wheel shaft
  • Winch handle pockets port and starboard
  • Engine control panel
  • Throttle
  • High volume emergency manual bilge pump with handle
  • Main sail traveler on aft cockpit coaming

     Aft Deck

  • Stainless steel tube pushpit
  • 75 Watt solar panel mounted on pushpit
  • Shakespear VHF antenna mounted on pushpit 
  • GPS antena mounted on pushpit
  • Stainless steel chocks port and starboard
  • Stainless steel cleats port and starboard

Under Sail

    “The Linda 28 is seakindly and fast, though specifically designed for day sailing and coastal cruising she has capability for extended cruising into blue waters. The 4′ 4″ draft makes accessing shoal waters easy and opens up the Bahamas and Florida Keys as cruising grounds. While loaded down with cruising gear, beware that it’s easy to have the boat stern heavy due the leading edge of the keel (hence ballast) so far aft, this is a gremlin Chuck Paine has noted on occasion.” ~ Blue Water Boats


  • Bohndell mainsail 
  • Furlex mainsail furling system on mast
  • Pope genoa ~ 2019
  • Pope asymmetrical spinnaker in sock ~ 2019 (never used)



  • Furuno radar display
  • Raymarine rotary autopiloit with control head and mount on wheel
  • Moor depth display
  • Datamarine Corinthian II speed display


  • Raymarine C120 chart plotter

Navigation Station

  • Standard Horizon marine VHF


  • Closed array radar dome

Electrical System

12-Volt DC Sytem

  • Bass Products 12 volt DC distribution panel 
  • Battery tester
  • 12-Volt outlet below companionway step
  • Nova DC Power main switch
  • Perko double bank battery switch
  • True Power 600 watt marine inverter 
  • Solar Industries 75 watt sollar panel


     Stepping into the interior of Alpha Three to port is the galley that features:

  • Opening port-light outboard
  • Locker storage outboard above work surface
  • CSI Gas Systems, Inc. (2)-burner CNG range with stainless steel safety rail with harness rings
  • Icebox 
  • Single basin sink 
  • Drawer storage below work surface


     Continuing forward past the Galley and Navigation Station you enter the beautifully thought out and built salon. With port and starboard settee’s that double as single bunks and the low profile varnished teak table with fold up double leafs, this area is open, bright and most importantly comfortable. This area also boasts;

  •  Opening port lights port and starboard
  • Dome lighting below the soffits port and starboard
  • Large locker storage port and starboard forward
  • Stainless steel chain plated attached to partial bulkhead aft of large lockers with easy access from both sides
  • Additional locker storage above the settees port and starboard aft
  • Diesel heater
  • Upholstered seats and backrests port and starboard
  • Wide plank sole


     Passing through the door forward of the salon you enter the head that separated the forward cabin from the salon. With the head to port and the sink to starboard this set up allows for a larger head while also allowing access from the forward cabin and the salon to the head. Also of note in this area:

  • Single basin sink
  • Locker storage below sink
  • Manual marine head
  • Locker storage above and outboard of head

Forward Cabin

    Continuing through the head is the forward cabin with a traditional v-berth. With a large hatch overhead and this space offers good ventilation. The area also features:

  • Overhead dome lighting
  • Shelf storage to starboard over bunk
  • Access to chain locker forward
  • Upholstered infill for v-berth
  • Upholsterd split cushion mattress cushions
  • Storage below bunks 

Navigation Station

      Opposite of the galley and outboard to port of the companionway steps is the aft facing navigation station. Locating at the navigation station are:

  • Opening port light
  • Dome light under the soffit
  • Marine VHF (see Electronics)
  • Inverter (see Electrical System)
  • Top loading chart table
  • Bench seat with upholstered seat cushion
  • Cubby storage outboard with shelf storage over
  • CNG Solenoid for stove
  • 12-Volt outlet this (2) cigaret lighter type inlets and (1) USB inlets
  • DC distribution panel under companionway (see Electrical System)
  • Battery switch (see Electrical System) 


    The current owner had a custom built trailer built for Alpha Three. The trailer is in like new condition and will convey with the boat.

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