1976 Sam L. Morse 28 Bristol Channel Cutter

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Class Sails
Category Cutter, Cruisers
Year 1976
Make Sam L. Morse
Length 28'
Propulsion Type Other
Hull Material Fiberglass
Fuel Type Diesel
Location En Route Via Nova Scotia, MD
  • Fresh water foot pump
  • Whale manual fresh water pump
  • (2) Sinks
  • 3 single berths
  • Flip up galley surface
  • Force 10 propane cabin heater
  • Force 10 gimballed 2 burner stove and oven combo
  • LED lights throughout
  • (8) Opening bronze ports
  • Grooved & Painted Marine Plywood headliner
Deck Gear
  • 35 lb CQR anchor
  • 15 SL Claw anchor
  • Simpson Lawrence Windlass manual Rebuilt
  • Fenders
  • Dock lines
  • Dodger with isinglass
  • Sail cover
  • Dual anchor roller
  • (6) Bronze Hawse pipes
  • Douglas Fir 11 Bowsprit with NEW replaced fins
  • Mahogany Bulwarks NEW
  • Bottom painted NEW
Navigation Equipment
  • Standard Horizon Eclipse + VHF
  • Standard Horizon GPS Chart CP300 with C-Map
  • Raymarine ST4000+ autopilot
  • Horizon Multi unit depth and speedlog
  • SUUNTO bulkhead mounted compass
Safety Equipment
  • Gusher pump
  • Electric bilge pump
  • Gas solenoid
  • (3) PFDs
  • (3) Inflatable PFDs
  • Throwable Ring
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • (2) Whistles
  • Air Horn
  • LED Navigation lights NEW
  • Life Raft
  • Kiddie Night Hawk CO detector NEW
  • Fat Max watertight flashlight searchlight
  • Propane fume sniffer NEW
  • Fox 40 heaving line and Life Sling 2 MOB system
Sailing and Rigging Gear
  • Keel stepped Aluminum Mast (2002)
  • Integrated mainsail track
  • Standing Rigging (2002)
  • Furlex 200S furler
  • Running Rigging NEW
  • (5) Lewmar 8 winches
  • (2) Barient 2 speed 22-39 winches
  • Boom gallows white oak NEW
  • Main (2002)
  • Staysail (2002)
Electrical & Mechanical
  • Blue Seas 12V DC main electrical panel w/master switch, circuit breakers
  • Blue Seas 120V/30A AC main electrical panel w/master switch, circuit breakers
  • 30Amp shore power cord
  • 2 Rolls Batteries NEW
  • Victron Energy Charger monitor
  • Vessel totally rewired NEW
  • Guest Charge Pro Battery Charger
  • Groco raw water strainer NEW
  • Kanzaki KM2P-1 Transmission NEW
  • 22 mm stainless shaft NEW
  • Morse engine controls NEW
  • Racor fuel filter system NEW
  • Holding tank and hoses NEW
  • Seacocks NEW
  • 3 blade bronze fixed propeller NEW
  • Prop Shaft Stern tube NEW
  • Cutlass Bearing NEW
  • Skeg mounted transom hung rudder
  • Zinc NEW
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.
Nominal Length
Length Overall
Length at Waterline
Engine Make Yanmar
Engine Model 3YM30E
Engine Year 2014
Total Power 30hp
Engine Hours 18
Engine Type Other
Fuel Type Diesel
1976 Sam L. Morse 28 Bristol Channel Cutter

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.

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