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Seller's Description

Bluewater/Liveaboard Sailboat $82,500. St Petersburg FL ** If you can read this it is still available ** Celebration is one of the nicer well maintained 1979 Morgan Out Island 415s. We have owned and loved her for over 12 years and lived aboard for 10 of those years. We have sailed her all over the Gulf of Mexico and spent summers in the Bahamas. For us its time to move on to a yacht more suitable to our age. Were presently shopping for a trawler or other type boat and will consider trades. Whether its a childhood dream or two much rum at a Jimmy Buffet concert we have all desired what sailing has to offer. The freedom, blue water, fishing, swimming and the mandatory gin and tonic at sunset are just some of the things you can experience. The added benefit is the people you meet at the dock or anchored on the same small island. Sail boaters are in general a good group of people wanting to enjoy the simple pleasures that sailing offers. When needed there seems to always be someone there offering help. Specifications S/V Celebration: A Ketch rigged sailing yacht designed by the legendary Charley Morgan. They get the nickname of Reef Buster legitimately. There are over 1,000 of these lovely boats still sailing and this model hasnt been built since the early 80s. It has a spacious well laid out interior with plenty of headroom and enough storage to easily provision for six months to a year. It is designed to sleep six but we have stuck to the following. Drinks for six, dinner for four and sleeps two. We keep the V-berth open for grandkids and other visitors. She is fully equipped with everything required to cruise the beautiful waters around Tampa Bay or anywhere else you want to go. Everything stays with the boat. A very comfortable live aboard cruiser that is move in ready. Do your research. This is one of the nicer well maintained 415s. A Mercury dinghy with a 15HP Yamaha four-stroke. Dishes, bedding, lifejackets, all electronics Chart plotter, VHF, EPIRB and so many options I cant remember them all.

Equipment: Fresh water pump Shower Sump Pump Air Head composting toilet Rear Head in master stateroom Jabsco electric toilet with built in macerator Forward head New Shower faucets and hardware Forward head New Bottom paint 4/2021 Top and sides painted 3 to 4 years ago. Anchorman Power 1200 Windlass 24 vdc two new 12V batteries isolated to 24 volts Winches upgraded to Harken self tailing. Stainless steel boom vangs on both masts Martek Dinghy Davits with bracing 1 Step fender 4 new large fenders color matched Green Mantus 46# Anchor 200 foot of chain Chain is due to be replaced 4 years old New Kiwi Prop 3 blade feathering. Backup CQR 45# anchor Many new lines, Halyard, jacklines, etc. All running rigging runs back into the cockpit. This is a unique upgrade for this model. Rebuilt Salon hatch New lens, henge and seal New Cockpit cushions New interior mattresses and solon seating Master mattress is 12 four density layers Bimini and complete cockpit enclosure New Holding tank 12 ga. LPG locker, with protection shutoffs and venting Coast Guard approved with electronic shut off 2 Aluminum 2 Gallon LPG tanks Raymarine eS78 Multi Function Display with CHIRP Down Vision chart plotter Navionics charts for North America and Bahamas

Raymarine CPT 80 Thru-hull Transducer Raymarine 18 Digital Radome RD418D Autohelm ST8001 Autopilot Standard Horizon GX2350S VHF Radio Kenwood KMR D3826BT Stereo with 4, 6 spkrs 2, 6X9 Triaxle speakers in the cockpit Pyle Marine PLMRA 420, 1000 w. Stereo Amp To drive the cockpit speakers ACR 406 MHZ EPIRB Weems and Plath Night Visual Distress Signal TrueCharge 2 Series 3 bank 40 A battery charger 2 D4 AGM house batteries 8G4D, 8A4G 970 and 1110 CCA 2 D4 flooded engine start batteries 904D 1050 CCA 2000 Watt AMPEAK inverter ZHC Solar charge controller 80 Amp 12V/24V During full sunlight produce 22-24 A 2 x 160 Wat Solar panels Mounted on rear rails 2ea x 200 wat Windy Nation flexible Solar Panels On deck on either side of the mast 720W Total 4ea High intensity LED spreader lights 1ea High intensity LED forward spotlight Aqua Signal Masthead Tri color/ Anchor LED light 9ea ACEGOO reading lights internal 12V Dual light, blue night light, white dimmable spot High intensity LED downlights multi color Interior 24 HD LED TV Waeco Adler Barbour Cold machine refrigerator Dometic Cool freeze CFX Freezer portable GE smartwater whole boat water filtration Dometic Cruise Air 8000 BTU Air con/ heater In master Suite Marine Air 16K BTU Air conditioner heater Main salon and V-berth 2 X March run dry pumps for air conditioners For heat pump on both AC units Dickerson Caribbean 2 burner LPG stove W/ oven FR electric diesel fuel pump (for Perkins) Yamaha inverter Generator EF2000ISv2 Upgraded: Computer, controller and pump for Autopilot Rebuilt Helm and autopilot ram Set of New North Sail storm jib and tri-sail Storm Rails are installed on both masts Main and Mizzen are North sales In good condition, Genoa fair condition Mercury RIB Dinghy w/Yamaha 15HP 4 Stroke Dinghy needs some work, outboard runs great. Onan, 7.5 KW diesel generator decommissioned Do not need a generator of that size. Manuals are in fair condition. Service logs available


Charles Morgan
Morgan Yachts
# Built


Length Overall
41 6 / 12.7 m
Waterline Length
33 11 / 10.4 m
13 9 / 4.2 m
4 2 / 1.3 m
27,000 lb / 12,247 kg
9,000 lb / 4,082 kg

Rig and Sails

Reported Sail Area
892′² / 82.9 m²
Total Sail Area
Sail Area
Air Draft
52 11 / 16.2 m
Sail Area
Forestay Length

Auxilary Power

Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
138 gal / 522 l
Engine Hours


Water Capacity
170 gal / 644 l
Holding Tank Capacity


Hull Speed
8.1 kn
Classic: 7.81 kn

Hull Speed

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.


Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

A more accurate formula devised by Dave Gerr in The Propeller Handbook replaces the Speed/Length ratio constant of 1.34 with a calculation based on the Displacement/Length ratio.

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio.311
Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

8.11 knots
Classic formula: 7.81 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
<16: under powered

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.


SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64)2/3

  • SA: Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D: Displacement in pounds.
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance
<40: less stiff, less powerful

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.


Ballast / Displacement * 100

<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
275-350: heavy

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.


D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
<100: ultralight
100-200: light
200-300: moderate
300-400: heavy
>400: very heavy
Comfort Ratio
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.


Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam1.33)

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
<20: lightweight racing boat
20-30: coastal cruiser
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat
40-50: heavy bluewater boat
>50: extremely heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
<2.0: better suited for ocean passages

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.


CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
<2: better suited for ocean passages
>2: better suited for coastal cruising


See MORGAN OUT ISLAND 415 for more details.

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