Moon Reach Morris Ocean Series 46RS 2006

Manchester by the Sea, MA


46 ft
13.08 ft
62 hp
5.5 ft


Moon Reach is a beautiful example of the Morris Ocean Series 46RS that was built for an experienced yachtsman and is for sale from her second owner, who has continuously updated her and kept her in excellent condition. The 46 Raised Salon built on the success of the Ocean Series 46 using the same hull but incorporating a center cockpit, raised salon deck layout that adds additional interior space and a separate full width aft master cabin with private head. The raised salon brings additional light into the interior and increases storage and tankage on boat for extended cruising. Beautiful details like marble and granite countertops combined with mahogany trim and custom cabinetry and heirloom quality artisanship result in a stunning interior.


Moon Reach is set up for easy shorthanded sailing with her electric winches and Leisurefurl main boom and her large, comfortable cockpit is protected by a custom bimini. The sail plan is designed with a large main and smaller, 105% jib which makes tacking much easier than with larger genoas. She has been used lightly summers in New England and kept in excellent condition in heated storage by either Morris Yachts or Manchester Marine since she was new. Currently inside getting ready for the coming season she is an excellent value for a quality boat equally capable of easy daysailing and extended cruising.


  • Boat Name: Morris Ocean Series 46RS 2006
  • Builder: Morris Yachts
  • Designer: Chuck Paine
  • Location: Manchester by the Sea, MA
Engine 1
  • Brand: Nanni
  • Engine Model: 5.280 HE
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Hours: 2320
  • Drive Type: Sail
  • Engine Power: 62|horsepower

Vessel Description





  • Morris “Rib-Kore” reinforced solid fiberglass laminated with Hydrex Vinylester resin with foam cored longitudinal structure reinforced with unidirectional fabrics.
  • Transverse reinforced longitudinal foam stringers.
  • Transom is reinforced with 1” foam core.
  • Stars and Stripes Blue Awlgrip hull paint.
  • Gold leaf cove stripe.
  • Double boot stripe.
  • Red bottom paint.
  • PVC rubrail painted to match hull with stainless steel chafe strip
  • Folding teak swim platform mounted to transom
  • Paine/Morris external lead keel with modified bulb for performance with moderate draft
  • Carbon fiber spade rudder
  • Side Power tunnel style bow thruster




  • Composite fiberglass sandwich with 1” Foam core except in way of hatches, genoa tracks, stanchion bases, mast partners and other deck hardware where high-density foam replaces the core material.
  • One piece construction with molded-in fiberglass bulwark.
  • The deck is permanently bonded to the hull using a horizontal integral laminated hull shelf and thru bolted.
  • Deck flange is solid fiberglass.
  • Sport Yacht White gelcoat deck with Greystone non-skid.
  • Varnished teak toe rails, hand rails, eyebrow trim, dorade boxes and coaming cap.
  • Stainless steel bow and stern pulpits and stanchions with double uncoated lifelines.       Gates port and starboard as well as through stern rail for access to swim platform on transom
  • Stainless steel Herreshoff style bow, stern and midship cleats
  • Custom cast stainless steel chocks integral to toe rail at bow, midships and stern.       Bow chocks are open to facilitate picking up larger mooring pennants
  • (4) varnished teak dorade boxes with chromed dorade vents and stainless steel guards for ventilation below
  • (4) Lewmar Ocean opening overhead hatches provide additional ventilation and light below
  • (2) solar vents provide
  • Custom stainless steel bow fitting with dual anchor rollers and connections for head stay and gennaker tack fitting
  • Large forepeak area with flush fiberglass hatch provides storage and access to chain locker with watertight bulkhead between forepeak and forward cabin
  • Vent cowling for ventilation of forepeak area
  • Anchor wash fitting with raw water pump and valve to tie in to fresh water system
  • Large lazarette area with flush deck fiberglass hatch in aft deck provides storage and access to systems.
  • Dedicated propane locker with two propane tanks by transom. System includes line that can be connected to a propane grill.
  • Stern rail incorporates a teak bench seat with a lift up at the gate (one of the best seats on the boat underway).




The large, center cockpit provides excellent visibility and a comfortable exterior living area with easy access to sail handling with protection from the elements.


  • Varnished teak cap on cockpit coaming
  • Walkthrough in coaming for easy access to deck port and starboard with dropboards
  • Sunbrella dodger with zip up forward center section and clear strataglass panels in dodger top
  • Stainless steel elkhide handrails on aft end and sides of dodger
  • Custom bimini with fixed aft bow and connector to dodger. Forward bimini bows fold down forward of dodger when not in use
  • All lines for main and jib sail handling are led to cockpit with jib sheets and main sheet in easy reach of helm
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Cockpit speakers
  • Edson Visions helm pedestal with integrated single lever engine control and stainless steel helm guard
  • Folding teak table with cover mounted to helm pedestal
  • Helm pedestal incorporates bow thruster control, windlass control, engine gauges, B&G Zeus display, Simrad autopilot control, Simrad VHF remote, bilge pump indicator lights and Ritchie compass
  • Edson stainless steel destroyer style wheel with varnished teak rim
  • Winch pockets with stainless steel trim rings in aft coaming face
  • Cockpit pull out deck shower with hot & cold water
  • Teak decking on cockpit sole
  • Teak framed companionway opening with removable louvered companionway doors with integral screen
  • Sliding companionway hatch with smoked lexan top allows light in when closed
  • Traditional companionway dropboards can be used in lieu of doors





The interior of Moon Reach is beautifully finished in classic Herreshoff style with Antique White Pionite bulkheads and gloss varnished cherry trim and gloss finished teak and basswood cabin sole. The interior layout provides privacy for two couples or a family with cabins forward and aft, each with attached head. Both berths are set up as v-berths with fillers to create large double berths for maximum flexibility in sleeping arrangements and the settees in the main cabin pull out to create additional berths if needed. A large full width main cabin under the raised salon incorporates a functional nav station, dining and entertaining area, which leads aft through the galley to the aft cabin. Interior details include:


  • White fiberglass v-groove overhead with cherry battens (overhead is put in in panels to allow removal for access to underside of deck or wiring)
  • Gloss varnished cherry locker doors are louvered throughout for ventilation
  • Satin finished cherry cabin liners
  • Overhead hatches have OceanAir recessed retractable screens and shades
  • Cherry finger rails along bottom of trunk cabin liner provides sturdy handhold throughout boat
  • Espar diesel hot air furnace provides heat throughout boat
  • Cedar lining in hanging lockers and cork liner in lockers
  • Abundant natural light and ventilation from a combination of opening overhead hatches, dorade vents (with interior closures), both fixed and opening portlights and the large raised salon windows
  • Hella 12v turbo fans for additional ventilation
  • Cabin sole lift outs where needed to access systems below
  • Varnished cherry sheathing along exposed hull sides with closed cell foam insulation between sheathing and inner hull surface




The large forward guest cabin has a v-berth with a filler to create a wide double berth and a separate door to the forward head


  • Cedar lined hanging locker to starboard aft of berth with set of drawers and locker with shelf
  • Additional storage in drawers under berth
  • Varnished cherry shelves on sheathing outboard of berth
  • Excellent ventilation from large overhead hatch and solar vent and dorade vent with closure
  • (3) fixed portlights bring in additional light
  • Overhead dome light and Frigast stainless steel bulkhead mounted reading lights plus a light in the hanging locker
  • Storage for v-berth insert in hanging locker




The forward head is accessed through the forward cabin and is finished in Herreshoff style with white bulkheads and oiled teak trim


  • Thassos marble countertop with oval undermounted stainless steel sink and oiled teak fiddles
  • Hot/cold stainless faucet with pull out nozzle for showering
  • Stainless soap dispenser built into counter
  • 110v outlet
  • Removable shower curtain to keep head and counters dry
  • Storage in lockers outboard and under counter
  • Vacuflush electric head with holding tank monitor
  • Teak strips on head sole
  • Overhead dome light and rod light over counter
  • Additional light and ventilation from fixed portlight, overhead opening hatch and dorade
  • Mirror on forward bulkhead over sink




The full width main cabin is located in the raised salon area of the boat and provides a bright, open area for dining, entertaining and general living and integrates an aft facing nav station at the base of the companionway steps. A very comfortable L-shaped settee is next to the mahogany dining table with a settee opposite to starboard. The large, low-E glass windows of the raised salon bring in lots of light and a visual connection to the outside. Features include:


  • Mahogany drop leave dining table with leaves that extend full width to accomdate diners sitting on both settees
  • Liquor bottle storage built into dining table with silverware drawers in aft end
  • Storage in lockers outboard of settees with a bookshelf between the lockers on the port side and a Sony flat screen TV behind louvered doors on the starboard side.
  • The locker forward of the TV contains the stereo equipment and the locker aft features a custom wine bottle and glasses storage
  • Additional storage behind settee seat backs and in bureau at forward end of starboard settee
  • Port settee pulls out to convert to a double berth and the starboard settee slides out to create more comfortable single
  • Two overhead opening hatches with integrated retractable screens and shade bring in fresh air
  • Stainless steel Frigast bulkhead mounted reading lights are thoughtfully located at each end of the settees while overhead dome lights provide general lighting
  • A custom mahogany companionway ladder with curved treads and integrated handholds provides easy access to the cockpit




The nav station is located at the base of the companionway to port and provides a large chart table that can also be used as an office space or work area. The chart table lifts up with storage for charts and equipment and there are mahogany shelves above with removable fiddles


  • Panel above chart table hinged to provide access to wiring behind and contains VHF and SSB radios as well as chartplotter and instrument displays
  • Overhead dome light as well as chart light with dimmer
  • 110v and 12v outlets
  • Mahogany binocular holder
  • Storage in cubby outboard of nav seat
  • File storage under nav seat for manuals
  • Electrical panel located outboard of nav seat with hinged frame for access to wiring behind




The galley is located at the base of the companionway to starboard and runs aft to the aft cabin. Well lit from the large raised salon window above and connected visually to the main cabin, it provides a secure cooking area underway while still being social with the main cabin. Lots of counter space and well thought out storage and amenities make for an enjoyable cooking area.


  • Cambrian Black Granite countertops with varnished mahogany fiddles
  • Inboard counter has undermounted deep double undermounted stainless steel sink with single lever stainless faucet and integrated pull out sprayer
  • Stainless steel soap dispenser recessed in counter
  • Seagull filtered water spigot at sink
  • Custom dish storage outboard and above sink
  • Engine access below inboard galley counter though insulated and gasketed swing out access doors with lift off hinges for excellent engine access
  • Outboard counter has lift up hatches for the fridge and freezer compartments and an opening for the Force 10 stainless steel gimbaled three burner stove with oven
  • Crash bar for stove with hooks for strap
  • Overhead dome lights with additional rod lights over counters
  • Sea Frost 12v DC refrigerator and freezer with separate electronic controls
  • Additional storage in large lockers outboard of counter behind sliding louvered mahogany doors and below outboard counter after of stove
  • Xintex propane fume detector and automatic valve control
  • Knife block integrated into countertop at aft end
  • 110v outlet
  • GE microwave in locker outboard of stove
  • Excellent ventilation from overhead hatch, 12v fan and opening portlight





The full width aft cabin is accessed through the galley and includes a private head with separate stall shower. The very comfortable berth is laid out as a large v-berth with filler, allowing flexibility in sleeping arrangements and resulting in a very large double berth with the filler in. A large cedar lined hanging locker and matching bureau’s port and starboard provide excellent storage with additional space under berth. A storage locker with double louvered doors on the forward bulkhead on centerline has shelves but could also be used for a TV if desired


  • Excellent ventilation from opening overhead hatch and (5) opening portlights as well as two dorade vents with inside closures over the berth
  • Shelf outboard of berth on boat sides for pillows, books, etc.
  • V-berth filler lowers to become seat when not in use
  • Cushions are custom 6” matresses with latex topper




The aft head is connected to the aft cabin and includes a separate stall shower


  • Thassos marble countertop with oval undermounted stainless steel sink and oiled teak fiddles
  • Single lever stainless faucet
  • Stainless soap dispenser built into counter
  • 110v outlet
  • Storage in lockers outboard and under counter
  • Vacuflush electric head with holding tank monitor
  • Removable teak slats on shower sole
  • Overhead dome light and rod light over counter
  • Additional light and ventilation from fixed portlight, overhead opening hatch and dorade
  • Mirror on forward bulkhead over sink
  • Smoked lexan bi-fold shower door
  • Abundant natural light and ventilation from opening portlights in head and shower and fixed portlight in shower
  • Stainless shower faucet with thermostatic mixer for constant water temperature





  • Upgraded Nanni SD 5.280 HE 62 horsepower 5 cylinder diesel engine with sail drive
  • Flex-O-Fold three bladed folding propeller
  • Racor 500 dual fuel filter system with water in fuel sensors
  • Sea Fire FM-200 automatic fire extinguisher system in engine compartment with manual override
  • Reverso oil change pump for engine oil
  • Engine room blower vent fan
  • 100 gallon aluminum fuel tank with clean out port and fuel stripper tube for removing water and deposits from the bottom of the tank
  • 150 gallons fresh water in two 75 gallon stainless steel tanks
  • ShurFlow 12v fresh water pump with internal pressure regulator
  • Atlantic 10 gallon stainless steel hot water heater heated from engine and 110v electric power
  • Separate 25 gallon polyethylene holding tanks for each head (50 gallon total) with dockside pump out or overboard discharge (where permitted)
  • Tankwatch 4 holding tank monitors
  • Gray water tanks with automatic float switch and connected to Whale Gulper 220 waste pumps for shower, fridge and freezer drains
  • Spectra Catalina 300 water maker with MPC control
  • CruzPro calibrated gauges for fuel and water tanks
  • Espar DL5CC diesel heater with outlet in aft cabin, aft head, main cabin, forward head and forward cabin
  • Sidepower 8 hp tunnel bow thruster with control at helm
  • Sea Frost 12v refrigeration and freezer systems with electronic control
  • (2) 2200 gph electric bilge pumps with Ultra Safety systems automatic float switch, manual overrides and indicator lights at helm
  • Edson high capacity manual bilge pump
  • SureFlo anchor washdown pump with fresh water tee for fresh or salt water use
  • All through hulls below the water line are Forespar Marelon seacocks
  • (2) 10 lb. aluminum propane tanks regulator assembly, remote solenoid shut off and separate hose for on deck propane grill




  • Edson Vision steering pedestal with chain to cable steering assembly
  • Carbon fiber spade rudder with carbon fiber rudder post and self aligning composite bearings
  • Emergency tiller




The electrical system includes both 12v DC and 110v AC systems with a Mastervolt electrical panel located at the nav station.


  • House battery bank with 675 am hours consisting of three Mastervolt AGM 4D batteries (new 2019)
  • Optima 1000M starting battery (new 2019)
  • Emergency parallel switch to combine house and start battery banks
  • 100amp alternator on engine with external regulator and battery isolator
  • Mastervolt battery watch system – disconnects house battery from house loads when voltage drops below 10.5 volts to protect batteries from complete discharge
  • Mastervolt battery monitoring system with controls for charger and inverter
  • Mastervolt Mass 12/80 80 amp battery charger
  • Mastervolt Mass Sine 12/2000 true sine wave 2,000 watt inverter
  • 30 amp shore power inlet with galvanic isolator and main breaker
  • Electrical panel mounted in hinged mahogany frame for easy access to wiring electrical equipment behind
  • ABYC compliant wiring with each end of every wired labeled
  • GFCI protection on all 110v AC outlets




  • B&G Zeus 9” touch screen chartplotter at helm (2015)
  • B&G Zeus 12” touch screen chartplotter at helm (2015)
  • B&G 4G broadband radome mounted on stainless bracket on mast (2015)
  • Sirius sat weather receiver integrated into B& G system
  • B&G multifunction instruments for wind, speed, depth mounted on teak board over companionway (2015)
  • B&G multifunction instrument repeater at nav station (2015)
  • Simrad NAIS-400 class B AIS transponder interfaced with B&G system
  • Icom M802 SSB radio at nav station
  • Simrad RS35 VHF at nav station with wireless remote mic at helm
  • Simrad autopilot with wireless remote
  • Ritchie Powerdamp compass at helm
  • Syrens onboard Wi-Fi system




  • Fusion MS-AV700i stereo with DVD player and ipod docking station
  • Sony 23” flat screen TV
  • (2) Sonnance speakers in main cabin and (2) in aft cabin
  • Fusion MS-AM702 zone amplifier for cockpit speakers
  • Alpine V-Power MRP-F240 amplifier for interior speakers




  • Offshore carbon fiber mast with double spreader rig and discontinuous rod rigging
  • Leisurefurl boom painted to match deck with integral sail cover
  • End boom furling with Harken traveler located aft of cockpit
  • Preventer line rigged on boom and lead to rope clutch in cockpit
  • Forspar rigid boom vang
  • Harken hydraulic backstay adjuster
  • Insulators on backstay for SSB antenna
  • Removable inner forestay with soft stay
  • Additional fixed forestay for code-0 sail with furler (currently not installed on boat)
  • Running backstays with removable tails for use with inner forestay
  • Shafer 3100 jib furler
  • Harken big boat genoa tracks for jib sheet and staysail sheet blocks. Genoa tracks are recessed into the deck to eliminate trip hazard walking forward
  • Whisker pole with varnished teak storage chocks on trunk cabin
  • Double ended main sheet to starboard secondary winch allows easy access from helm
  • Spreader lights and deck light




  • Lewmar 58 electric chromed self-tailing primary winches
  • Lewmar 44 manual chromed self-tailing secondary winches
  • Lewmar 48 electric chromed self-tailing winch at companionway port for main halyard, main furler and preventer
  • Lewmar 44 electric chromed self-tailing winch at companionway starboard for main sheet, topping lift and vang
  • (2) Lewmar 40 manual chromed self-tailing winches on mast




  • North full batten main (2015)
  • North 105% furling jib (2015)
  • North furling G-0 with furler (2006)
  • North Asymetrical crusing spinnaker with sock
  • North staysail (2006)



    • Lewmar V2 electric verical gypsy capstan windlass with stainless steel Delta 55lb anchor with 150’ 5/16” chain and 150’ 5/8” rope rode.
    • Windlass control with foot buttons at bow and by switch at helm
    • 44lb Bruce secondary anchor with 30’ chain and 200’ rope rode
  • (3) Marine fire extinguishers
  • Lifesling mounted to stern rail
  • MOM 8-A mounted to stern rail (inspection good through April 2022)
  • Jacklines for side decks and cockpit
  • CO detector
  • Padeyes for securing a liferaft aft of traveler
  • ACR Global Fix EPIRB (battery certified until November, 2022)
  • Horn



  • Stainless rods for lines with line holders in forepeak and lazarette
  • Novalift outboard hoist and custom varnished teak outboard mount on stern rail
  • Sunbrella helm pedestal and wheel cover
  • Folding stainless steel boarding ladder with mounts at port and starboard gates
  • Cockpit shower at transom
  • Fenders
  • Docklines
  • Trelens radar reflector installed on mast
  • Excellent as-built owner’s manual

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