‘Live the Dash’, a Morgan Out Island 37 Ketch
by owner Jeff Rudolph

‘Live the Dash’, a fine example of a Morgan Out Island 37 Ketch, is  a proven liveaboard cruising boat. She's moored at Christiansted Harbor, St Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. She is meticulously maintained - everything works.

Morgan Out Island 37 ketch‘Live the Dash’

Unlike many sailboats selling in this price range, our boat is ready to sail away tomorrow.

Make your escape to the warm, sunny, and friendly Caribbean.

She’s a very comfortable cruising boat, with many opening ports for the Caribbean breeze.

She's a cutter-rigged ketch, also known as a staysail ketch – an extremely flexible sail plan.

Built 1977, designed by Charley Morgan himself, she's very solidly built (unlike so many newer boats).

Multiple surveys are available for inspection – 2022, 2017, 2013, 2000, 1998, 1993.

Most recent survey value $45,000.

Full maintenance schedule available for inspection (many years long).

Extensive list of updates.

Morgan Out Island 37 alongside, stern

Up the masts…

Sail plan includes custom made, relatively new main and mizzen, two very serviceable roller furling jibs (working and 130), a hanked-on staysail, drifter, storm trysail, storm jib, and more.

Morgan Out Island 37 alongside, bow

On the deck…

Ground tackle includes 35 lb Delta with 200’ chain & rode, plus a bow-mounted Fortress FX-16 with chain & rode, and a spare Danforth in the lazarette (ready to deploy).

New custom made bowsprit using quality 316 stainless steel.

Morgan Out Island 37 foredeck

In the cockpit…

Instrumentation includes Garmin Chartplotter with in-hull transducer, additional DataMarine depth sounder with thru-hull transducer, Raymarine autopilot, and Icom marine radio with remote mic for the cockpit.

Recently replaced dodger, bimini, and connector. Custom made with quality Sunbrella and Isinglass windows.

Morgan Out Island 37 wheel

In the engine room…

Reliable 50 hp Perkins 4-108 diesel in a clean engine room with sound proofing tiles.

Recently replaced heat exchanger and rebuilt wet exhaust system.

Morgan Out Island 37 engine

In the cabin…

Fully independent power based on rail-mounted solar panels and large battery bank, all monitored with a Xantrex LinkPro.

Includes a 3000W inverter.

Complete support for shore power too.

Morgan Out Island 37 salon port
Morgan Out Island 37 salon starboard

In the galley…

Super cold refrigeration (makes ice!) with a reliable Alder Barbour Coldmachine.

Force 10 propane stove with solenoid safety shutoff.

Hot and cold running water (both galley and head).

Recently replaced hot water heater (Kuuma).

Morgan Out Island 37 galley

Below the waterline…

New bottom paint and boot stripe.

All seacocks in excellent working condition and routinely checked.

Recently installed new propeller (NiBrAl 17LH16 1-1/4) plus a spare prop, new prop shaft, and all new zincs.

Morgan Out Island 37 underwater
Morgan Out Island 37main hatch

Onboard safety…

Equipment includes (4) fire extinguishers, plus an Amerex CO2 extinguisher (5 lbs) and fire access port for the engine room.

Also (2) automatic bilge pumps with high-water alarm, plus a Whale high-capacity manual bilge pump.

Morgan Out Island 37 quarterberth

Offshore safety…

Equipment includes jack lines and (2) harnesses, (4) automatic life jackets, many sturdy life jackets, lots of flares, and a Lifesling.

Also, an offshore life raft (Viking RescYou Pro, 4-persons), a well-stocked ditch kit, and (2) ACR PLBs.

Morgan Out Island 37 forepeak

Dinghy and motor available separately – Good condition AB VS-10 dinghy and 9.8 Tohatsu 2-stroke outboard. Willing to negotiate a complete package price.

Mooring available separately - Mooring is a robust well-maintained mooring located in a great spot in Christiansted Harbor. Built with USA parts. Willing to negotiate a complete package price.

Boat stands available separately – A full set of (7) HOSTAR boat stands in excellent condition. Willing to negotiate a complete package price.

Come inspect, and fall in love with, this Good Old Boat.

Asking Price & Contacting the Owner

'Live the Dash' THUMB''Live the Dash'

I'm asking $36,900 $33,900 for 'Live the Dash', my 1977 Morgan Out Island 37’ Ketch.

If you're looking for more information or would like to be 'Live the Dash's new owner please contact me, Jeff Rudolph here...

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