The Morris Ocean 44, designed by Chuck Paine and built by Morris Yachts, was awarded Cruising World’s “Bristol Award” for Best Boat of the Year. Morris Yachts has a well-deserved reputation for building boats of the highest quality. And the quality of Chuck Paine’s design and Morris’ construction are evident throughout Acadia Pearl. Morris and Paine got this one right, as they often do.
The Morris Ocean 44 is the same boat as the better known Morris Ocean 46 – the only difference being that the transom was extended by 18 inches in the 46.
The Morris 44/46 is designed as a modern high performance cruiser, cloaked within a more traditional look and feel, which could be sailed by a shorthanded crew. There are many features to like about this yacht including her safe cockpit and well laid out deck space. The interior is beautifully laid out, with thought given to ergonomics and function, including access to mechanical and electrical systems.
Each Morris 44/46 was custom built to the owner’s specifications. Meaning that each is unique in their own ways. Interior and external features differ widely from boat to boat.
Acadia Pearl is special. The original owners, who ordered her and specified all interior and exterior features, had a fine eye for esthetics and attention to detail with respect to light, ventilation, warmth, functionality and comfort, as well as being experienced sailors. Acadia Pearl is beautifully appointed. She was distinctive when her current owners purchased her in 2014 and stood out in both condition and features. Her current owners have doted over her. Read the full specifications and you will see that she has been well cared for, with many quality upgrades over the last two years. She is truly a pearl.
Except for her summer cruises, Acadia Pearl has been kept in fresh water in Portland, Oregon ever since she was new, far from the salt air. She has been well protected under a full boat cover except during the summers and has been continuously cared for, by both owners, and is in excellent condition.