|The Morgan 462 is the newest and finest of the line of older Morgan 46s designed and built by Charlie Morgan. The first was the Morgan 46 built primarily for charter. It grew from the popularity of the well known Morgan 41 out Island. Then Morgan designed the Morgan 461, which was aimed more at the blue water cruising market. Finally came the Morgan 462. The 462s are well built having solid fiberglass hulls and balsa cored decks.
The hull design is an excellent bluewater design, having heavy displacement, 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.
Tankage in the 462 is very adequate, carrying 175 gallons of fuel and 195 gallons of fresh water. 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 many sails, a 150% genoa, large main with lazy jacks, and mizzen, drifter (in very good condition), spinnaker pole mounted on the mainmast, and a storm headsail (in very good condition).
You will find this Morgan 462 to be an excellent liveaboard boat, whether you are cruising or dockside.
LOA: 46 ft 6 in
Beam: 13 ft 6 in
LWL: 39 ft 3 in
Minimum Draft: 5 ft 3 in
Displacement: 30000 lbs
Ballast: 8400 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 6 ft 0 in
Engine Brand: Perkins
Engine Model: 62
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Power: 62 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: (195 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (175 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: Plastic (13 Gallons)
The forward guest stateroom has a V-berth which sleeps two very comfortably. There is an overhead hatch, hanging locker and private entry to the guest head compartment which is just aft and to starboard. This head compartment has an toilet, sink, mirror, storage and shower. There is also an entry door from the salon. The salon has a very roomy U-shaped dinette on the starboard side and a long settee opposite. There are storage lockers and cabinets behind both. Just aft of the dinette is the U-shaped galley. There is plenty of room for the cook and convenient to the cockpit as it is next to the main companionway but out of the way. There is a refrigeration system in a large top loading box, stove with oven, double stainless steel sink with stainless steel dish drain area, pressure hot water and plenty of counter space. The chart table/navigation station is just opposite the galley on the port side at the forward end of the hallway back to the aft cabin. On the outboard side of the hallway are storage cabinets with a passage berth above the cabinets. The inboard side allows entry to the large engine and generator room. The owners stateroom aft has a huge full width berth which can be made up for various sleeping arrangements. There is a companionway to the aft deck which also supplies great ventilation. There are several storage locker and hanging lockers. The large master head compartment has a toilet, sink and full size bathtub.
Main Salon and Galley
The galley is located amidships, to the right or starboard of the main companionway. The navigation area is to the left or port of the main companionway. The galley features, 6' 2" headroom, lots of counter space, a new large and deep SS sink with integral SS drain surface, modern faucet, many cabinets, 120 VAC refrigerator and freezer (top access), microwave and LPG oven/stove. The counter-tops are all fiddled with teak rails. There is a convenient wide open pass-thru area from galley to the main salon. The galley is well lighted naturally via the companionway as well as a large port and large hatch overhead. There is also a 12 vdc florescent light overhead. All galley, salon, cabins and passageway all have a beautiful inlaid teak and holly cabin sole.
The main salon is forward of the galley and nav areas. The main salon is spacious and comfortable comprised of a "U" shaped settee and table to starboard and a straight settee to port. The salon headroom is 6' 2". Both settees are convertible for additional berthing. There is plenty of storage behind and under all settee seats.
Navigation area & electronics
The navigation area is the the left of the main companionway. It is spacious, with a large desk work area which can accomodate large charts, books, a computer, etc. It includes a large forward facing nav seat with an upholstered seat and back rest. The prior owners have kept navigation and communication equipment basic. Existing electronics consists of a Garmin Chartplotter at the helm and a Horizon 25 watt VHF radio. Behind the nav seat is a handy book shelf for all your ship's manuals, cruising guides, etc. Also right afte of the nav area is the ships main AC and DC distribution panels with metering for AC voltage and amps and DC voltage and amps. In addition to the main breakers, there are 10 separate AC breakers and 10 DC breakers. The nav area is well lighted naturally via the companionway and a large port and hatch overhead. There is also a 12 vdc florescent light overhead.
Master & guest staterooms and two private heads
The spacious master stateroom spans the aft section of the boat. It is reached via the easily traversed portside passageway. Passageway headroom is 5' 10". It includes a large private head complete with shower, bathtub, vanity and manual head. The stateroom has plenty of storage, including a large teak hanging locker, shelving, teak cabinetry and eight large teak drawers for clothing & linens. The cabin sole as the rest of the boat is inlaid teak and holly. The berthing wraps around the stern such that the area can be set up as a double berth for two or two separate single berths. Theere is an aft companionway which can allow excellent ventilation and or ingress and egress between the master stateroom and the aft deck. There is a large mirror and several handy teak shelves for cosmetics, etc.
The master head is large, well lit and includes complete with shower, bathtub, vanity and manual head. The cabinetry and floor are teak, teak and holly, and creme colored formica. The sink basin is stainless steel. There is a large overhead hatch and a large opening port. There is also a large mirror adjacent to the vanity. A conventional sliding shower helps to confine any spray to the tub/shower area. The head is well lit with natural light and two florescent lights.
Cockpit, deck and hull equipment
The deck, coach house and cockpit are all large and allow easy movement around the deck, and in and out of the cockpit. The deck is surrounded by a raised teak towrail with inset chocks. The cockpit has the frame for a dodger and matching bimini. The new owner can choose the color for the new enclosure. Other topside features deserving mention include, the center-cockpit design, the ketch rig, the keel stepped masts, the standing rigging is led to external chainplates, the many large hatches and oversized ports, the aft companionway, and the two stern deck lockers, and the teak swim platform and fold down SS ladder. There are two LPG tanks secured to the port sternrail and a very nice Magma barneque grill on the starboard sternrail. There are two double sheeve turning blocks on deck port and starboard to accomodate properly run spinnaker sheets. Deck cleats and chocks are aluminum and robust and up to the task. The chocks are mounted in the raised teak towrail which surrounds the deck. The stanchions and safety lines are all in good condition and there are two substantial mast pulpits for security when working at the mast in a rolling seaway. Because the shrouds are led outboard to the hull sides the side decks are clear and easily traversed with having to do gymnastics to get around the shrouds. The robust bowsprit and anchor apparatus is worth highlighting. The bowsprit is substantial, made of heavy gauge SS plate and SS tubing. It is well supported and accommodates two 45 pound anchors. On deck immediately aft of the bowsprit and anchors is an Ideal 12 vdc, vertical, dual capstan windlass, with two enclosed hawsepipes to drop the chain & rode into the anchor-locker below. The foot switch for the windlass is to starboard. Aft of the windlass are three robust aluminum line cleats. One is on centerline and then there are one each to port and starboard, each with its adjacent aluminum inset chock. For ground tackle the boat has two primary anchors. One is a 45 lb CQR and one is a 45 lb Danforth. Both have 150 feet of 5/8" rode. One has ss chain.
As you come down thru the companionway you will immediately see that the interior design is spacious and sensible. The galley and navigation area are amid ships. There is a large galley with plenty of counter space and work area. Across from the galley is the large navigation area. This vessel has a large chart table and plenty of storage for all the necessary gear. It also houses an electrical panel with easy access.
Moving forward you will find a large salon with U shaped settee and a straight settee. They provide ample seating for the salon and also additional berths.
Further forward is the large guest cabin with V berth and private head.
Going aft from amidship 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 u-shaped sleeping area in the master cabin provides several possibilities for sleeping. It can be made up to provide several single berths or one large double berth depending on your needs. The master cabin head has a vanity, head, bathtub and shower.
Sea Wench is everything you would expect from a Morgan. It has classic good looks, seaworthiness and an interior that gives you large amounts of storage and living space. A small amount of work will bring huge rewards as you bring this great boat back to pristine condition.