Morgan 46 (Scheel)

1979
Designer
Henry Scheel
Builder
Morgan Yachts
Associations
?
# Built
?
Hull Type
Fin with rudder on skeg
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
45 11 / 14 m
Waterline Length
39 2 / 12 m
Beam
13 5 / 4.1 m
Draft
6 0 / 1.8 m
Displacement
30,000 lbs / 13,608 kg
Ballast
3,810 lbs / 1,728 kg (Lead)
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Masthead Ketch
Reported Sail Area
876 ft2 / 81.4 m2
Total Sail Area
756.9 ft2 / 70.3 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
281.2 ft2 / 26.1 m2
P
43 2 / 13.2 m
E
12 11 / 4 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
475.8 ft2 / 44.2 m2
I
50 9 / 15.5 m
J
18 9 / 5.7 m
Forestay Length
54 1 / 16.5 m
Mizzen
PY
26 6 / 8.1 m
EY
8 11 / 2.7 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Perkins
Model
?
HP
?
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
8.4 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
14.52
under powered
Ballast/Displacement
12.7
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
221.49
moderate
Comfort Ratio
34.82
moderate bluewater cruising boat
Capsize Screening
1.74
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

Also sold as MORGAN CUSTOM 46.
The designer, Henry Scheel, was also the builder of the original molds for this yacht at his company in Maine in the early 1970’s. (Sheel had collaborated with Charles Morgan on a number of the earlier Morgan’s.)
The molds later came into the possession of Morgan Yachts, where they were used for a number of years with various modifications to build a number of models similar to the one shown here.
The Morgan nomenclature is especially confusing in the 45-46 foot range. Names were reused for entirely different models.
Boats very similar to this one were sold as the MORGAN 45/46 (SCHEEL) the MORGAN 461, MORGAN 462, MORGAN 463 and possibly others.
(There is at least one other MORGAN 46, (usually referred to as MORGAN 454-5, designed by Nelson/Marek and also built by Morgan Yachts.)
Available as sloop or ketch.
(See MORGAN 462 for other details.)
Thanks to Skip Gundlach for sharing his knowledge of Morgan’s of this generation.


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