Tom Morris (1940-2008) launched Morris Yachts in 1972 and was joined by his son, Cuyler, in 1995. The life-long love of sailing for Tom and Cuyler has spanned 70 years. Tom, born in Philadelphia, extended a family tradition started in 1886 of summer vacations in Maine with his family, and at the age of 32 succumbed to his passion for sailing. The natural beauty of Mt. Desert Island, its down-east traditions, and a rich history of boat building were the perfect complement to his passion for sailing. Cuyler now runs Morris Yachts as the company’s President and Chief Development Officer.
Sailing in Maine refined Tom’s sense of what makes a good boat. He established several key objectives for building a “Maine” quality yacht, starting with proper engineering and design to provide weight savings and enhanced windward sailing performance in light air. Our M-Series and Ocean Series boats have won many industry awards and accolades, and Morris is renowed throughout the world as a pinnacle brand by which other boat builders measure themselves. Morris Yachts has grown steadily over the years, building a range of semi-custom finished sailboats which now number well over 300. To the best of our knowledge, every Morris Yacht ever built is still sailing today except for one, a 25′ Pemaquid Friendship Sloop which was used as a prop in the movie The Truman Show!
Supported by a highly skilled team of professional boat builders, service technicians, and sales personnel, our goal is to build the finest semi-custom sailboats detailed to each owner’s vision. Fulfilling this goal will assure pride of ownership and outstanding resale value for our customers, as well as employee satisfaction, long-term profitability and stability for the company. Our facilities are open to all visitors and we welcome the opportunity to show you first hand the Morris difference.