Surprise Morris M36 2005

North Kingstown, RI


36.25 ft
10.08 ft
5.25 ft


Surprise, a Morris M36, is a terrific example of a well-built Sparkman & Stephens-designed sloop with lovely finish work throughout.

Grace and Agility. Well cared for vessel you will love to call yours. Her proportions are beautiful and efficient. Her sails are 2015, and she has been meticulously upgraded and maintained. If you are in the market for a distinctive sloop both in style and seaworthiness, you may want to look at this Morris!

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  • Boat Name: Morris M36 2005
  • Designer: Sparkman & Stephens
  • Location: North Kingstown, RI
  • Dry Weight: 7,700 lb
  • Ballast Weight: 3,750 lb
  • Displacement Measure: 8,900 lb
Engine 1
  • Brand: Yanmar
  • Engine Model: 3YM20C
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Hours: 296
  • Drive Type: Direct

Sail Area

Main: North, 2015

Jib: North, 2015

Gennaker: North, 2015

Keel-stepped carbon fiber mast, aluminum boom by Hall Spars.

Leisurefurl in-boom mailsail furling system

Self-tacking jib with Harken furler

2 sets of electric Lewmar self-tailing winches

Navtec SS rod standing rigging

Navtec integral hydraulic backstay adjuster

Keel Details
Keel #1
Keel Type: Shoal_Draft
Max Draft: 5.25 ft

Manufacturer Provided Description


Manually consolidated composite hull and deck with Vinylester resin and core-cell core. Varnished teak toerails, coaming cap, eyebrow, and hand rails. Morris Blue awlgripped hull with white boot stripe and gold cove stripe, white decks with tan non-skid.

The M36, designed by Sparkman & 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 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 day head, a galley with galley with sink, 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. An alternative layout converts the forepeak space into a v-berth.

Displacement (1/2 load)


Equipment List


Ritchie 5″ Compass

Icom VHF radio w/additional cockpit-mounted Command Microphone

Raymarine 435i 6 color GPS display helm-mounted on pedestal

Alpine AM/FM/XM stereo with CD player with main cabin and cockpit speakers

Tack Tick Ocean Pack sailing system, which includes speed, depth, and wind sensors

Removable Tack Tick digital displays mounted in cockpit

Varnished and SS Destroyer pedestal mounted wheel

Bruce 22 lb anchor w/6′ of 5/16″ chain and 100′ 1/2″ nylon rode

Danforth anchor w/rode in lazarette

Lines, fenders w/covers, boat hook

Optional: 2007 Custom wooden nutshell sailing tender, spars, sail & oars built by Tim Ward


Yanmar 3YM20C, 3-cyl, 21 HP with SD Saildrive unit.Direct injected, FWC. 2-blade propeller. Edson steering, Morse single-lever controls. Carbon fiber rudder and post.

Tanks Fuel: 12 gallons in aluminum tank Water: 20 gallons in plastic tank Holding: 20 gallons in plastic tank

Electrical Two 12V house batteries Optima 1000M 60-amp engine start batteries 90 amp/12V DC alternator Mastervold 12V DC distribution panel

Accommodations Aft of rope locker is large forward stowage area with newly added 6’7″ berth space to starboard, built to fit cockpit cushions. Cabintop hatch above. Next aft through louvered doors are two 6’3″ settee/berths port and starboard with end tables & Frigast lights forward, open shelves outboard. Next aft to starboard is galley area with Corian counter, SS sink with handpump, DC refrigerator (top loading), lockers and drawers. Circuit breaker panel on stb. aft cabin bulkhead. To port opposite galley is enclosed head equipped with Vacuflush head, Corian counter, SS sink, and fresh water hand pump. Aft of companionway steps is engine access. Cabin 5′ sitting room with excellent lighting through six port and starboard windows. The finish throughout cabin is varnished mahogany trim and ceiling, white bulkheads, blue ultrasuede cushions. Up in the cockpit is ample seating for 6-8 on dark blue cushions. Self-tailing Lewmar winches in cockpit. Oiled teak sole. Wide side decks to large clean fore deck



Additional Description


Fuel: 12 gallons in aluminum tank

Water: 20 gallons in plastic tank

Holding: 20 gallons in plastic tank


Two 12V house batteries

Optima 1000M 60-amp engine start batteries

90 amp/12V DC alternator

Mastervold 12V DC distribution panel

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