1976 Sam L. Morse 28 Bristol Channel Cutter
|Make||Sam L. Morse|
|Location||En Route Via Nova Scotia, MD|
|Sailing and Rigging Gear|
|Electrical & Mechanical|
|The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.|
Currently this boat is berthed in Nova Scotia covered for the winter, and is heading to the Annapolis area in June 2018. Showings can be arranged at either location, but waiting until it makes it to Annapolis might be too late!
The Bristol Channel Cutter is a Sam L. Morse masterpiece that for decades has been the pocket yacht of choice for true bluewater cruisers. The BCC is a sturdy fiberglass pilot cutter based off the Lyle Hess wooden cutter designs. Morses tribute to the pilot cutters is equally as beautiful as the original wooden boats with classic lines, generous exterior wood features and modern day fiberglass longevity and top quality materials throughout.
This is one of the very early BCCs ever made. Like all BCCs this one tells an interesting story, after leaving Morses facility the boat was scheduled to be finished offsite. However the original owner was never able to launch the boat. In 1998 the new owner finished the interior and in 2002 installed a new mast, boom, sails and standing rigging and the boat was finally launched for the first time. Todays owner purchased the boat in 2015 and wanted to restore this vessel to bristol quality. Over the last few years the boat has been completely refit making it the nicest BCC for its age. No expense was spared, from new mahogany bulwarks, new white oak cover and striker boards , new marine plywood headliner, full refinish of all woodwork, new engine, transmission, rigging and more, this is the boat to buy!
The current owner is moving inland and wants this Classic BCC sold. After so many years of hard work this is a rare opportunity to get such a classic vessel in such superb condition. All recent work has been heavily documented and coming to see this boat is highly encouraged.