New Morning is our home and our vehicle. We invested four years in her design, development and construction, hoping to create the “perfect” yacht for a cruising couple. Of course she’s not perfect, but we gave it a shot! The menu items on the left show the finished boat (courtesy of Billy Black), explain how we developed the ideas for her design, provide some insight into her systems and document her construction. Like New Morning, these pages are still a work in progress and will be updated regularly. Here is what you’ll find in this section:

Just the Facts: A short summary of the dimensions, ratios and basic construction details.

Billy Black Photos: Some of Billy’s beautiful work showing her interior, exterior details and under sail.

Safety: How New Morning addresses safety.

Design: All the why, what, who and details of the design.

Systems: A closer look at the electrical, fuel, HVAC, lighting, electronics and plumbing systems.

In the News: Links to news articles

Construction photos: A photo history of the construction from the plug for the mold through the launch and first sail.