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1977 Morgan Heritage West Indies

Fernandina Beach, Florida


Seadacious is a Charles Morgan design that brings together his many years of experience and knowledge of building safe and comfortable cruising and liveaboard sailing vessels.

Morgan’s Heritage Yacht Corporation built this semi-custom cutter rigged, center cockpit ketch in 1977.

This design includes many “must see” attributes including a diesel engine heating system, custom built mahogany full cockpit dodger, modified full keel, incredible 6’6” & 7’ interior headroom, large workbench,  very large aft  master cabin with a queen sized bed and washer/dryer, a two entry aft shower and lots of provision storage space throughout.

If you need a sailing home or office, a fully off-grid/self-contained cruising sailboat and a gorgeous classic style boat, Seadacious would be a great choice.

This vessel has been upgraded, maintained and sailed by the current owners of the past 12 years.


YSI-The New River is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Redmond Boats and Yachts.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Seadacious
Make: Morgan
Model: Heritage West Indies
Year: 1977
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Heritage
Designer: Charles Morgan
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: HYA460340677
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Full Keel


Length: 46 ft / 14.02 m
Length Overall: 46 ft / 14.02 m
Beam: 15 ft / 4.57 m
Max Draft: 5'9 ft / 1.75 m
Displacement: 33,000 lb
Bridge Clearance: 59 ft / 17.98 m
Cabin Headroom: 6'6 ft / 1.98 m
Ballast: 11,000 lb
Electrical Circuit: 110 V
Single Berths: 1
Double Berths: 3
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Perkins
  • Model: 4-236,
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 85hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 1977
  • Engine Hours: 2300
  • Engine Location: Center
Displacement Type: Dry Load


Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 100 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
Water Tanks: 3
Water Tank Capacity: 180 gal
Water Tank Material: Aluminum
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity:


Heads Count: 2
Total Liferaft Capacity: 6
Drive Type: Direct
Stock Number: Seadacious
Boat Class: Ketch, Motorsailers

Information From The Owners Of Seadacious


Information from the Owners of Seadacious:

This Charles Morgan designed cutter ketch is a fast, spacious, center cockpit, modified full keel boat with an 85 HP Perkins Diesel engine.  She is a unique, gorgeous, one-of-a kind yacht. Only 13 were built.   Always the Queen of the harbors we have visited. Everyone wanted to know all about her.  She is sturdy and safe and has all the amenities you would want/expect in a high quality live aboard cruising sailboat. Below, she has lots of beautiful woodwork, lots of head room, plenty of storage for provisions, etc., two heads so everyone has privacy, interior and exterior showers, air conditioning, water maker and solar panels (you can be totally self-sufficient). Even a central vacuum.

The galley is equipped with a large refrigerator and a freezer, two sinks, gimbaled stove, spice racks, stowage cabinets and a microwave. The beautiful shelf divider between galley and dining is convenient for cookbooks, hanging produce, place mats, a pass through, or?

The chart table is large and can easily be put into service as an at home/boat office. It even has a fold up shelf where you can put a printer.

The main salon is gorgeous with lots of woodwork and a dining table that will seat six or seven.  There is a TV, DVD player, boat wide stereo, and shelving.  A large settee across from the dining table can accommodate your guests.  There is an ample provisioning system (shelves & baskets) behind the settee.  Also, lots of under floor provisions storage space.  We recently recovered all cushions. 

Cockpit:  The full mahogany custom cockpit dodger is a dream.  This area expands the livable space and provides valuable protection in inclement weather or rough seas.  There are isinglass surrounds for the open spaces which allows for a complete enclosure.  The boat is rigged so that you can control the ship from the cockpit and stay high and dry!  Very important for a happy crew!


We have loved Seadacious and have made many additions and improvements during our 11 years of part time cruising/adventuring.  We have listed some below.


We have repaired, added, replaced or improved the following:

Bottom ceram kote, rigging, electrical, bilge pumps, electronics, new sails, holding tank, isinglass cockpit surround, life raft, propane tanks, solar controller, audio system, wind generator controller, refrigerator, freezer, upholstery, diesel water pump & injectors, alternator, hatches, clothes washer/dryer, vacuum, LED lighting, sub-electrical board at pedestal, batteries, fuel tank, house batteries, starting battery, fire extinguishers, etc., etc., etc.   AND, always maintained the yacht we care about.  Thank you for your interest in this great boat!














Builders History:
  • Builder:
  • Heritage Yacht Corporation, Clearwater, Florida

  • Designer: Charles Morgan

  • Flag of Registry: United States

  • Keel: Modified Full
Heritage Yacht Corp.: 12900 Automobile Blvd.Clearwater,Fl

Heritage Yacht Corp.: 12900 Automobile Blvd.Clearwater,Fl


LOA: 46’ 0”

Displacement: 33,000# w/11,000# ballast

Beam: 15’0”

Maximum draft: 6’0”

Main Mast Height: 59’

  • Engine Brand/hp: Perkins 4-236, 85 HP (2300 hours)

  • Year Built: 1977

  • Engine Type: Inboard

  • Engine Fuel : Diesel

  • Location: Center

  • Drive type: Direct Drive
  • Tanks:


  • 2 aluminum fuel tanks, 100 gallons
  • 3 aluminum water tanks, 180 gallons
  • Number of cabins: 3


  • Number of heads: 2
Sleeping Accommodations
  • Aft cabin has a queen bed (2)

  • Forward cabin has a large full+ v-berth (2)

  • Main salon (3)
  • Depth sounder

  • Navigation center on cockpit pedestal

  • -Garmin 4210 Chartplotter at pedestal

  • - Autopilot
  • -Compass, 6” Danforth constellation

  • -GPS

  • -VHF, 2 Garmin (one fixed and one hand held)

  • -Radar, mast mounted

  • -Autohelm: Raytheon ST7000+
Nav Station
  • -Garmin 4208 Chartplotter & 3” Airguide Compass

  • -Satellite Phone: Qualcomm Global Star 1600

  • -Single Side Band Radio: Icom IC-735 HF transceiver

  • -VHF Standard Horizon fixed at Nav station
  • Rigged as a Cutter ketch
  • Wheel steering and emergency tiller
  • Spinnaker pole
  • Rigged to operate all foredeck sails from the cockpit
  • Drill operated electric winch
Sail Inventory
  • Harken Roller Furling—Main, 140% headsail & staysail, w/sacrIficial

  • Mizzen sail with stack pack with zipper cover

  • Two storm sails: main and mizzen (tri-sail)

  • Drifter (cruising spinnaker)
Additional Exterior Equipment
  • Windlass: Heavy duty, Lighthouse Anchor Windlass

  • 2 Propane tanks

  • Winches: (13)

  • -2 Barient 28 -3 Barient 10
    - 2 Barient 28ST -2 Barient 22
    - 2 Barient 18
    - 2 Barient 16

  • 10 Solar Panels generate 800 amps

  • Air X Wind Generator, mounted on the mizzen mast
Interior Equipment
  • 2 Electric Bilge Pumps

  • Xantrex Truecharge 2, 40 amp battery charger

  • 2 Blue Sky Solar controllers

  • 2 Alternators

  • Heating—diesel engine cabin heat system

  • Hot water: shore power and engine heated

  • Washing machine/dryer

  • 2 Electric marine heads

  • 12V Refrigerator and 12V Freezer

  • Inverter/charger: Heart Freedom, 3000 watt

  • Central vacuum

  • Easy access to diesel engine from companionway

  • Large/long workbench with vice and organizers and safety nets

  • Galvonic Isolater

  • Shore power inlet (30 amp)
Safety Equipment
  • All Coast Guard required equipment plus--

  • Life Raft (6 person Zodiac)

  • E.P.I.R.B

  • Carbon Monoxide Detectors

  • 2 -12V Submersible Bilge Pumps one manual pump
  • Water Alarm & safety switches

  • Bilge Water Alarm and safety switches

  • Ladder stored on davits on stern
At Port Air Conditioning

Sedacious Includes Mermaid Air Conditioning When Docked at Port With the 30 amp Service.

The air can work at sea with a Portable Generator or a Full Generator Can be added by the next owner. There is a spot for One

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.

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