Ted Brewer was hired by Morgan Yachts to work alongside Jack Corey to build a "fast cruiser." The result was the Morgan 382 and its successors, which produced over 400 hulls. The Morgan 382, with its large fin keel and skeg-hung rudder is a classic example of cruising comforts and good performance in one attractive package.
Bon de la Merde is a well maintained 382 ready for her next cruise. On the outside, she sports attractive red canvas from stem to stern, with a dodger and bimini protecting the cockpit. On deck, her six-inch tall bulwarks and grippy nonskid deck provide solid footing when the wind is up. On the bow is a 50# anchor with 50-ft of chain and 100' of 3/4" rode. A new Lewmar hatch is mounted on the foredeck, and stainless steel opening portlights compliment her subdued cabintop. With a finished 4-inch wide teak toecap surrounding her and plenty of teak handholds and cleats, she has some classy looks little seen on modern boats. Aft-led controls, a mainsail with two reefs and a 140% genoa on a Harken furler give her the flexibility to be single or shorthanded. This particular vessel was upgraded to a larger, more effective rudder that became standard on later models.
Down below, the classic styling continues. Surrounded in warm teak and a teak and holly cabin sole, the galley features a three burner propane stove and oven, new refrigeration and freezer, and a microwave. Plenty of storage surrounds the deep double sink in the form of cabinets and drawers.
To starboard is a deep double berth for guests and a nav station with large opening chart table. A new Standard Horizon VHF/DSC/AIS-receiving radio is mounted conveniently under the AC/DC panels. A cabinet under the table houses a Prosine 2000 inverter/charger to maintain her new dual house/single start battery bank.
Moving forward, an L-shaped settee to port convers to a double berth, and a long single settee to starboard both access a large folding table that can accommodate several dinner companions. With tankage and storage under each and out the the way, there is a place for everything. There is even a dustpan built into the floor for easy cleanup.
Forward and to port is a large head and mirrored vanity with a separate, standup shower. The forward berth can be configured as a double, bunked singles, or double with extra storage. There are lots of options here! With hanging lockers and air conditioning, this boat has serious liveaboard potential!