1982 Morgan 462 Morgan

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Class Sails
Category Cruisers
Year 1982
Make Morgan
Length 46'
Propulsion Type Single Inboard
Hull Material Fiberglass
Fuel Type Diesel
Location Ft Launderdale, FL
Galley Equipment

The galley is located amidships, to the right or starboard of the main companionway. There is a convenient wide open pass-thru area from galley to the main salon.  The Well laid out U-shaped galley features a Corian double sink with a spray faucet, a 3-burner stove with oven, microwave, a huge refrigeration system and a smaller 12V system for use with solar & wind power. The galley is well lighted naturally via the companionway as well as a large port and large hatch overhead. All cabinetry and trim has been recently and carefully varnished.  It includes lots of counter space, the counter-tops are all fiddled with teak rails, closed shelving above the counters and an open layout to the galley for entertaining.  There is additional drawer storage and a top-loading pantry. Trash is held in a dedicated locker by the companionway and has a slide out bin. Additionally, there is a closed locker attached to the nav station, facing the galley, for expanded galley storage with a stainless steel mesh slide out drawer for canned goods.

  • Large top loading 120V Technicold cold plate freezer (generator powered)
  • Large top loading 120V Technicold cold plate refrigerator
  • 12V Adler Barbour freezer box for use with solar/wind power
  • Force 10 three burner propane stove with oven  (with dedicated propane locker aft deck)
  • Sharp Microwave
  • Deep double Corian sink with Moen spray hose faucet
  • Excellent Counter Space and Lots of storage
  • Pressure water with accumulator tank

The 462 Morgan has a well designed layout and is great for cruising and living aboard with its spacious cockpit and cabins. The interior reflects beautiful teak trim and veneered bulkheads. All the teak has been refreshed and the bulkheads coated with a hand rubbed varnish. There are 7 hatches  and 14 ports for good ventilation. The ports have been upgraded to stainless steel, a very expensive upgrade, and rebedded in 2014. The ports are covered by Peek-a-Boo shutters inside and have removable mosquito screens. The nav station, salon and galley share and enormous amount of storage space. All galley, salon, cabins and passageways have a teak and holly veneer cabin sole. All below decks features ample headroom for a six foot person. The cockpit features seating space for 10 plus persons, a folding table, and navy Sunbrella seat cushions, 2 folding hi-back seats, a binnacle with instrumentation and a stainless steel destroyer wheel.


'Plankton's layout features an expansive Salon area with a U-shaped Dinette to starboard and a Settee to port. Forward is a large V-berth and head. Aft of the port Settee is the Nav Station on the port side with a secure U-Shaped Galley starboard of the companionway. A passageway leads aft to the Master Stateroom and offers a large Workbench to port with the Engine Room and Master Head opposite. The Master Stateroom occupies the aft portion of the below decks.

Deck & Hull Equipment

Plankton's hull is painted with Interlux Perfection two part epoxy providing a durable, low maintenance and beautiful hull.  Below the waterline is modified full keel and skeg hung rudder. The bottom is regularly repainted with ablative paint that overlies a protective epoxy base. The topside features a  ketch rig, two keel stepped masts with one spreader each, standing rigging that is led to external chainplates, three large and four smaller hatches and 14 oversized ports,  and two stern deck lockers.  The radar dome and wind generator are mounted on the mizzen mast. The weather station and Windex are mounted on the main mast. Deck cleats and chocks are aluminum and robust and up to the task. The chocks are mounted in the raised unvarnished teak toerail which surrounds the deck. The stanchions and safety lines are all in good condition.  Because the shrouds are led outboard to the hull sides the side decks are clear and easily traversed without having to do gymnastics to get around the shrouds.

The robust bowsprit and anchor apparatus are worth highlighting. The bowsprit is substantial, made of heavy gauge SS plate and SS tubing. It is well supported and accommodates two large anchors. On deck immediately aft of the bowsprit and anchors is a dual capstan windlass, with two enclosed hawse pipes to drop the chain & rode into the anchor-locker below. The chain locker is located below the centerline of the v-berth to distribute the chain weight away from the bow.  The foot switch for the windlass is centered. Forward of the windlass is a centerline cleat and there are two cleats, port and starboard, each with its adjacent aluminum inset chock. For ground tackle the boat has two primary anchors and two secondary anchors. 


Deck Equipment

  • Lighthouse 1501 dual capstan electric windlass
  • Double anchor rollers
  • Anchors (4); one 75lb CQR type, one 45# Delta, two 21# two Danforth anchors
  • 285' (87m) 5/16 chain rode, 450' (137m) rope rode
  • SS stanchions with upper SS 1" rail and lower lifelines
  • 14 Stainless Steel ports/ 7 hatches
  • Walk-around side decks & coach roof coated with Kiwi Grip (2015)
  • Navigation, cockpit, and deck lights, LED for most
  • Radar reflector
  • Radar dome
  • 400 watt AirX wind generator
  • Tender - 10 foot Inflatable with Sunbrella chaps (new 2016)
  • Two outboard motors (Mercury 4hp, Honda 2.5hp)
  • Ten fenders (6 new 2015), 2 oversized round, 2 oversized tubes
  • Serviceable dock lines and springs
  • Large collection of additional lines, including new jib lines not installed.


Navigation Systems

Nav Station Instrumentation

  • Standard Horizon VHF with AIS (2014)
  • Backup ICOM Handheld VHF
  • ICOM M700 Pro SSB Radio Telephone (allows ham use)
  • Pactor Modem & AT140 Tuner for SSB
  • ACR 406 MHz Automatic Epirb
  • Raytheon RayPilot650 Autopilot
  • Raytheon RL70 Radar 15 mile
  • Raytheon Nav 398 GPS/Loran
  • Raytheon L750 knot, wind and depth - not working properly
  • LaCrosse wireless weather station

Cockpit/Helm Instrumentation

  • Garmin 478 Chart plotter (with entire Mediterranean charts loaded)
  • Standard Horizon GX2000 VHF with AIS (2014) & command mike at helm
  • Raytheon RayPilot650 Autopilot
  • Raytheon RL70 Radar 15 mile
  • Standard Horizon Depth sounder
  • Richie 6" Compass Binnacle Mount
  • Windex Wind speed and direction
  • Perkins engine control panel
  • DC switches
  • Morse gear & throttle control
  • 5 spoke SS Destroyer Wheel



Additional Equipment

Sails & Rigging

Cruise equipped ketch rig with SS wire standing rigging and aluminum mast stepped on keel w/fore and aft lowers, single spreaders on both masts. Battened main and mizzen, roller furling genoa, 5 winches.  The oversized cockpit winches never need gloves.

  • Furling genoa 120%, heavy duty offshore 9.5# (2006)
  • Harken roller furling
  • Fully battened mainsail, two reefs and lazy jacks, 8.5# (2015)
  • Battened mizzen, one reef, heavy duty offshore 9.5# (2006)
  • Storm jib
  • Spare Kevlar jib 80%
  • Spare Dacron mizzen (can also be used for the main, same slides)
  • Steering wheel with hydraulic steering
  • Aluminum main and mizzen mast & boom
  • 2 oversized Andersen winches, cockpit mounted
  • One Lewmar winch on main mast
  • One Lewmar winch on main boom
  • One Lewmar winch on mizzen mast
  • Standing rigging replaced 2009, checked annually
  • Running rigging: Single car main sheet traveler

Life saving Equipment

  • 6-man Winslow Offshore Life raft (mounted aft of mizzen mast)
  • Aft port mounted Lifesling
  • Aft port mounted Horseshoe buoy
  • Emergency tiller (mounted under workbench in passageway)
  • MOB pole with reflector (aft port coach roof)
  • Jack lines
  • Offshore harnesses
  • 4 heavy duty tethers with cockpit ring mounts
  • Two CO2 cartridge life jackets included in sale
  • 4 Type-II Orange life jackets
Mechanical Equipment

Engine Room

The Engine Room is large enough to complete any tasks comfortably with the Generator  located  outboard on the starboard side and accessible from the master head. The engine is directly accessible without leaving the passageway.  This means you can easily access the raw water pump, fuel injection pump, starter, engine & transmission oil dipsticks, coolant, belts for the alternator and raw water pump as well as change the oil and filter, ALL from the comfort of the passageway!  The owners will leave aboard a large inventory of spare parts, filters and tools needed to continue cruising.


Well maintained  62-hp Perkins 4.154 diesel engine with new (2015) transmission. 4000hrs estimated, Fuel consumption  0.75gph/3 liters  at  5-6 knots.  Fresh water cooling, raw water sea strainer and engine shut off; manual and automatic bilge pumps; manual fire extinguishers; propane solenoid switch; two marine heads with holding, hydraulic steering, destroyer wheel. 3 blade fixed bronze prop

  • Fresh Water Heat Exchange System w/ Sea Strainer
  • Racor Fuel Filters
  • 3 blade fixed bronze prop mounted on a 1 1/4" bronze shaft
  • Shaft seal - waxed rope
  • 500 GPH/2000 liter fresh water pump
  • (2) 1500 GPH/6000 liter automatic bilge pumps
  • (2) manual bilge pumps
  • 2 Sea water pumps (never used)
  • Two manual heads with overboard and bladder holding tanks

Electrical system
12-volt DC system,12-volt circuit panel with voltmeter, ammeter; 120-volt AC system with circuit breaker panel, 7.5KW generator, 2500 watt charger/inverter, 600ah house bank of batteries.

  • Shore power 30 amp 110V inlet
  • Onboard dock power European 220V (4-jack)
  • European 220V to 120V Transformer
  • 3 Mastervolt batteries (200 ah) 12V house bank
  • Trace Charger/Inverter 2500 watt
  • 100 amp alternator
  • 400 watt AirX wind generator
  • 140 Watt Solar panel
  • 7.5KW New Age Generator with Kubota engine
  • Interior LED lighting and 110 outlets with dedicated Genset battery & alternator
  • 6 gallon hot water heater (2009)
Total Power
62.0 hp
Speed and Distance
Cruising Speed
Max Speed
Nominal Length
Length Overall
Fuel Tank Capacity
Fresh Water Tank Capacity
Engine Model 4-154
Total Power 62hp
Engine Hours 3900
Engine Type Single Inboard
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Shape Other
1982 Morgan 462 Morgan

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The Morgan 462 was the last and finest of the line of older Morgan 46s designed and built by Charlie Morgan. The 462s were aimed at the blue water cruising market and are well built, having a solid fiberglass hull and deck with a plywood core.  This boat currently lies in Greece and is easily accessible from Athens. If you have ever dreamed of sailing your own boat thru the Greek islands, this is your chance. The owners have finished their sailing plans since crossing the Atlantic in 2010 and cruising throughout the Mediterranean for several years.  She's ready to go and you could be sailing the islands this spring and summer!

The hull design is an excellent bluewater design, having heavy displacement, a modified full keel design, and a protected skeg hung rudder. It is also a center-cockpit design permitting crew comfort, good all around visibility, and a large owner's stateroom and head aft. The boat is ketch rigged to enable it to carry maximum or minimum sail plans and sail areas and to be manageable by a short-handed crew or couple. The interior design is spacious and sensible, with galley and navigation area amid ships, a large salon with U shaped settee and a straight settee. Further forward is the guest cabin with V berth and private head. Amidships under the cockpit, is the spacious engine room with a Perkins 4-154 62 HP diesel engine. There is a spacious and well lit passageway leading aft on the port side with a good sized pilot-berth and lots of built in storage. The passageway leads to the spacious master cabin, with its own private companionway to the stern deck, and a private head. The master cabin head has a vanity, manual head, bathtub and shower. Tankage in the 462 is very adequate, carrying 78 gallons of fuel and 200 gallons of fresh water, as well as solar and wind power. 

The boat has tons of storage space throughout, in various easily accessed lockers, cabinets, and drawers. At the bow is a robust dual anchor platform and windlass. At the transom is a teak swim platform and a swim ladder. She comes with good sails, a 120% genoa, a new fully battened main with lazy jacks, and a mizzen, as well as a storm headsail.

You will find this Morgan 462 to be an excellent liveaboard boat, whether you are cruising or dockside. She has 110 shore power but is also fitted with four 220V bulkhead jacks for use at the docks in Europe.  She is fitted with a Captain's navy canvas bimini, a 40ml Strataglass dodger and a wide selection of canvas covers, awnings and shades on deck, along with matching navy trimmed fenders. Her hull and cockpit have been coated with the finest Interlux Perfection epoxy.  Her interior teak and bulkheads have been varnished with a hand rubbed finish. She is very clean, comfortable and fresh.

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