Patience | Sam L. Morse 28' 1988

Marblehead, MA

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Yacht Name: Patience
Builder: Sam L. Morse
Model: BCC 28
Year: 1988
Location: Marblehead, MA
Asking Price: $150,000
Designer: Sam L. Morse
Hull Material: Fiberglass

Without question, the Bristol Channel Cutter, built by Sam L. Morse Company, in Costa Mesa CA is one of the most appealing vessels on the face of the earth (ocean) today. This phenomenon is easily explained. The vessel is natural, it is human-sized. It is a realization of our imagination and our deepest yearnings to sail. It is a way to have great and wonderful adventures. The people who own these vessels do have great and wonderful adventures! 

There are 122 of them somewhere in the world and no one knows exactly where. There are lots of people yearning to own one. These vessels simply do what they are meant to do.

Here is your chance to own one. She'll sell quickly. 

Patience as she's called was built in 1988. She is Factory finished as is hull number 86. We owned hulled number 95 and also 113. We know these boats better than most. This BCC has had major dollars and love put into her. 

-The engine is original volvo and it runs super smooth with a new exhaust system installed last year. 
- Monitor windvane 
- Raymarine tillerpilot 
- New batteries, charging, alternator, lights, upgrades galore. 200AH house and 100AH starting batts, dual charger, AC charger, heart interface 
- All current electronics including Garmin GMI, dual vhfs, furuno radar, garmin chartplotter 
- Deck totally redone couple years back, awlgrip 
- Topsides recent awlgripped in green  
- New EP sails in excellent condition

Patience is turnkey ready for a serious cruise, does not need anything except a new owner.


Length: 28'
Beam: 10' 1"
Draft: 4' 10"
Water Tank Capacity: 40 Gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity: 30 Gallons
Holding Tank Capacity: 20 Gallons
Engine Manufacturer: Volvo
Power: 28 HP
Number of Engines: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel


It is easy to see why for three decades, the Bristol Channel Cutter designed by Lyle Hess and built by the Sam L. Morse factory in Costa Mesa, CA has remained on the "best" list and featured in Rerrence Mate's Best Boats books (all three volumes. Having owned two beautiful BCCs ourselves sailed far and sold over 40 of them, we know why this is true.It is a pleasure to represent such a fine boat. 

A Bristol Channel Cutter is a very special boat. Lyle Hess has inspired so many people along with Sam L Morse and Ferrence Mate. We've all stared at those beautiful pictures long before we owned one. We all looked at every single one that came available. Now you can own one! A very special one. 

This BCC is very special as she is one the Factory Finished REAL ones, having been laid up in 1988! We know this BCC28 very well. Her current owner lavished her with money to upgrade her with a complete modern electronics package, a beautiful seahood and dinghy chocks, a Lyle Hess designed Fatty Knees sailing dinghy, rubrail, She is a wonderful, complete BCC.

Great sailing dreams do come in small and beautiful packages. The BCC is one of those vessels that really can make dreams come true. Maybe it is the incredible safety at sea rating and note worthy construction. Maybe it is the elegant simplicity that inspires so many first time boat owners. Maybe it is the lavish comfort and beautiful old world charm. Maybe it is the wide, wide side decks and the stable feeling under your feet as you gain your sea legs. The incredible sail plan that allows you to set sails for any and all conditions to sail in light wind or heavy conditions. The BCC is a truly great boat. She's a true ocean going vessel that even one small person can safely sail. She sails faster than much larger boats do to her long waterline, gorgeous underbody, and generous sail plan. So many couples and solo sailors have found this vessel to be their perfect choice. She just about perfect!!! Maybe she's perfect for you. 

This Bristol Channel Cutter is a wonderful and well equipped boat well cared for boat!