Morningstar is a 43 foot cutter built by Sceptre Marine in Vancouver, Canada. She is equipped with a special rig and a number of interior innovations. The rig is tall with a larger mainsail than her sister ships but perfectly balanced with dual furling headsails and a boom furling mainsail. Her standing rigging is stainless steel rod rigging. The mast is tapered and all the running rigging is new. Morningstar is a fast and stable. Her construction and equipment make her an ideal long distance cruiser. In fact, two Sceptre 43's successfully circumnavigated the globe.
Morningstar is set up to be easily handled by a small crew or even singled handed. Matched grain excellent interior joinery enhances an excellent accommodation plan. A galley located aft to port is very complete and supported by excellent electrical systems.
If your plans include blue water cruising, or simply coastal cruising and quality build, comfort, speed and safety are high on your list of sailing attributes then you need to inspect Morning Star as she was built for a very demanding experienced sailor, racer and cruiser.
Please call Jim Eastland to arrange a personal showing of this vessel. 860-767-8224 office
The forward cabin has a large double berth to starboard with shelves above and a comfortable seat to port. A large hanging locker and more lockers are just aft of this seat which is across from the large head which is to starboard. This head also has exceptional storage in form of lockers and cabinets. There are mirrors, large sink, towel holders and a large separate stall shower. This shower has a comfortable seat and a large sliding curtain.
The main cabin has a large dining table and very comfortable seating all to starboard. This is added to by an excellent sound system and a TV. To port are two large very comfortable easy chairs. The forward chair can be raised and may be used as a comfortable steering station to be used in uncomfortable weather. The viewing port has its own windshield wiper. The port side of the main cabin is a large charting area, book cases, computer table, repeater instrumentation and all breaker panels. Across from the galley to starboard is a large enclosed quarter berth cabin. This cabin also has excellent storage, large berth, counter with sink and H&C pressure water. Her interior reflects custom yachts of the past with its warm and highly finished matched grain joinery.
The galley is aft to port and is exceptional. The galley has a huge deep stainless steel double sink with excellent storage under and many many drawers thru out the galley. There is a built in large microwave, a three burner force ten stove with oven and broiler. A very large refrigerator – ice chest- completes a most workable galley with it excellent counter space.
Moringingstar has many customized features to her rig that were specified by her owner. A new mast was fitted to the boat that was 4' longer and the boom length was increased by 1'. All of the standing rigging is stainless steel rod rigging and the mast is tapered. The purpose was to avoid large overlapping headsails and allow for performance sailing in any weather. The staysail is made with heavier than normal material with a sewn in heavy bolt rope in the luff to maintain sail shape when partially furled, it also functions as an effective storm sail. Both headsails are on roller furlers. With this rig configuration the boat is well balanced with no adverse helm effects. A carbon fiber spinnaker pole is mounted on the mast and is easily deployed. The assymetrical spinnaker can be launched and retrieved from the cockpit by one person after it has been setup. It is launched on a carbon fiber sprite and utilizes a ROLL-GEN system rigging. Morningstar is a joy to sail and is easily single-handed.
Morningstar is equipped with all the electronics to navigate safely in all conditions.
Stars & Stripes blue awlgripped hull
Anchor 1: Ultra Stainless Steel 44# Anchor with 400' chain
Anchor 2: Fortress anchor with 200' rode
Remote control for windlass in cockpit
Inside steering station with remote control for autopilot
Stainless pole on transom for radar and gps antennae
Kato dinghy davits
Kato outboard engine lift
Below deck storage for outboard motor (motor not included)
Companionway swinging doors
Companionway boards for offshore
Line cutter on shaft
Fire extinguishers (2)
Man overboard pole
Flag staff and ensign
Fitted cockpit cushions
Seagull water purifier
Screens on port windows
Shades on hatches
Fairclough winter cover and frame
Owner's personal gear not included in the sale (tools, inflateable life jackets, outerwear, computers, galley ware, dinghy and outboard motor)
33A Pratt Street
Essex, CT 06426