Rapture Morris M36 2008

Dartmouth, MA


36 ft
10.08 ft
21 hp
5.25 ft


Rapture is a lovely example of the Sparkman & Stephens designed Morris M36 Daysailer.

Major yard periods in 2019 and 2023 make this beloved Morris a head turner.

The Morris M36 is “Sailing Simplicity at It’s Finest” – designed for single handed sailing while also boasting a spacious cockpit that allows for family and friends to join in the fun. 

Go sailing in style!


  • Boat Name: Morris M36 2008
  • Builder: Morris Yachts
  • Designer: Sparkman & Stephens
  • Location: Dartmouth, MA
  • 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: 592
  • Drive Type: Sail
  • Engine Power: 21|horsepower

Builder’s Comments

M36 Modern Classic
It is said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. When the M36 Modern Classic was first introduced in 2004, she was the only daysailer that featured a self-tacking jib, sail handling systems and helm control pods that are now often copied, but never perfected. Morris Yachts’ quality construction, together with her Sparkman & Stephens design pedigree, guarantees a boat of lasting value that will turn heads in every harbor.


Long time single handed sailors love the M36 because within 5 minutes they can be off the dock and sailing. Beginners are equally as enthralled because the M36 is simple to sail, simple to learn on and immediately rewarding with her straightforward sail handling and control lines that are lead under deck to electric winches at the helmsman’s fingertips. In addition, all instruments are intelligently arrayed to quickly provide all the information you need.

Hull and Deck

Sparkman & Stephens design heritage with renowned Morris Yachts build quality means that naval architecture, engineering, construction and finish are top of industry standard.

Hand laid fiberglass hull with vinylester resin and structural foam core makes a stiff and light laminate.  The foam cored deck is a one-piece part off a female mold.

The teak decks (cockpit sole and weather decks) are glued to the fiberglass subdeck thus minimizing fasteners.

The cockpit is designed for ease of sailing while also offering plenty of seating for guests. All lines are lead aft to the winch islands (with rope clutches) within arms reach of the helmsperson. 

Rapture has been improved for easier singlehanding: jib sheets are double ended and run directly to the electric secondaries while the main sheet is double ended at the electric primaries (both port and starboard) so both sails can be trimmed while driving from either side.  The boom vang is also double ended and lead aft to cam cleats on both sides of the helm.

The 5’3″ fin keel with bulb adds 5300 lbs of ballast while the spade rudder, built of carbon fiber, allows finger tip steering.

Hull is Awlgrip Flag Blue

Boot stripe is Alwgrip Cream

Bottom was stripped, barrier coated and two coats of Pettit Vivid antifouling applied (2023)


Simple, elegant interior.

Port and starboard settees

Ultrasuede cushions – natural/goldenrod color with blue piping

Removable table (table and leg storage outboard)

End tables forward of settees with countertop and storage below

Danish Cabin Frigast Lights throughout

Dome lights in head and galley

Galley to stbd with undercounter refrig box, stainless steel sink with manual fresh water pump

Galley drawers and outboard pantry lockers

Head compartment to port

Raritan Manual marine toilet

Stainless steel sink with manual freshwater pump

Forepeak is unfinished sail storage with teak louvered doors

Stainless steel hatch for ventilation and forepeak access

Systems and Electronics

The systems are elegantly simple aboard Rapture.

Yanmar model 3YM20FC – 21 horsepower, 3-cylinder freshwater-cooled diesel

Yanmar SD20 saildrive with 2-blade Flex o Fold prop

Morris engine instrument panel with Faria gauges

Single lever shift / throttle control

592 engine hours

Isotherm 12v refrigeration in insulated box

Mastervolt 12v Electrical Distribution panel

USB Charger and Cigarette Lighter Charger

Battery monitor

Battery switches

2x AGM Service Batteries (New 2020)

1x AGM Engine Start Batteries (New 2020)

Manual Marine Toilet

Manual Freshwater Pumps at galley sink and head sink

B&G Zeus plotter (New 2019)

B&G Radar (New 2019)

3x B&G Triton Multi Sailing Instruments (New 2019)

Raymarine ST60 Autopilot

Icom IC-M422 VHF – DSC capable

Icom Command Mic II at helm

Fusion MS-RA70 Stereo (New 2019)

Ritchie Binnacle Compass

12v automatic Bilge Pump

Manual bilge pump in cockpit

Rig and Sails

Carbon Fiber Hall Spars mast and Aluminum boom with traditional reefing

Harken belowdeck headsail furler for self tacking jib

Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster

Hall Manual vang / kicker (double ended lead back to helm for adjustment port and stbd)

2x Harken 40 Electric primary ReWind winches on winch islands with rope clutches

2x Lewmar 40 Electric secondary winches

1x Lewmar 16 winch on mast

North Main NorDac (New 2021)

North Jib NorDac (New 2020)

North AP Gennaker NorLon with Sock (New 2019)

Mainsail cover

Safety and Additional Equipment



Dodger and frame

Clock And Barometer

22# Bruce anchor with chain and rope rode

Morris Varnished Flagstaff

2x Fire Extinguishers

Morris Tool Kit


Air Horn

4x Lifejackets

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