Yesterday I heard that Charlie Morgan was no longer with us and it got me thinking about some of his designs.
While there’s something about the look of his Out Island series that sorta/kinda rubbed me the wrong way there’s no denying that they are prime candidates for VolksCruising. Just take a look at the Out Island 33…
Way overbuilt with moderate shoal draft as befits a boat designed to go into charter it’s a lot of boat in a smallish envelope. As they made a lot of them they can be found for a reasonable price and since they were built like a tank they’re mostly in pretty good shape.
Charles Morgan designed a lot of sailboats boats as well and his body of work is as impressive as you can get so well worth a study.