Charles Morgan

1929 - present

Charles Morgan photo

Designer and builder of the famed Morgan(USA) line of sailing yachts. Charles Morgan was already well known as a designer of one particularly sucessful racer, Paper Tiger, when he started building another of his designs, the TIGER CUB, on his own. But it wasn't until 1965 when he joined forces with long time friend, Bruce Bidwell, and began to built the sucessful MORGAN 34. This was followed, most notably, by the MORGAN 24, 30, 41, and 45. The line grew to include a great number of cruising and racing yachts.
The OUT ISLAND 41, introduced in 1970, became legendary as a no-frills, center-cockpit standard, especially in the charter trade.

Sailboats Designed By Charles Morgan

Model LOA First Built
MORGAN 36T 35.75 ft / 10.90 m 1973
MORGAN 38 37.67 ft / 11.48 m 1969
MORGAN 40 CRUISING KETCH 40.16 ft / 12.24 m 1969
MORGAN 41 41.00 ft / 12.50 m 1967
MORGAN 42-1 42.00 ft / 12.80 m 1968
MORGAN 42-2 42.00 ft / 12.80 m 1969
MORGAN 45 45.67 ft / 13.92 m 1966
MORGAN 45 (S&J) 45.67 ft / 13.92 m 1976
MORGAN 54 (MARAUDER) 53.50 ft / 16.31 m 1969
MORGAN OUT ISLAND 28 28.42 ft / 8.66 m 1973
MORGAN OUT ISLAND 30 29.83 ft / 9.09 m 1977
MORGAN OUT ISLAND 33 33.00 ft / 10.06 m 1973
MORGAN OUT ISLAND 33 MS 33.00 ft / 10.06 m 1980
MORGAN OUT ISLAND 36 35.82 ft / 10.92 m 1973
MORGAN OUT ISLAND 37/372 37.00 ft / 11.28 m 1976
MORGAN OUT ISLAND 41 41.25 ft / 12.57 m 1971
MORGAN OUT ISLAND 41 CLASSIC 41.25 ft / 12.57 m 1986
MORGAN OUT ISLAND 415 41.00 ft / 12.50 m 1975
MORGAN OUT ISLAND 416 41.25 ft / 12.57 m 1981
MORGAN OUT ISLAND 49 49.00 ft / 14.94 m 1976
MORGAN OUT ISLAND 51 51.50 ft / 15.70 m 1974
NAUTICAL 39 39.00 ft / 11.89 m 1979
SPINDRIFT 24 24.00 ft / 7.32 m 1984
STARRATT & JENKS 45 45.00 ft / 13.72 m 1976
TIGER CUB 28 28.50 ft / 8.69 m 1964

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