Morelli and Melvin Custom - “Shooting Star ”

Morelli and Melvin Custom - “Shooting Star ”


Ultra high Performance, wind speed plus!!

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This Morelli and Melvin designed custom 50 represents the summation of a veteran multihull owner's favorite parts of three legendary ultra high performance cruising cats. There is a nod here to the forward cockpit idea, while still providing protection from apparent wind and spray. There is a continuous open salon area connected with the aft cockpit on one level, giving a great indoor/outdoor feel. There is an aft starboard below sitting settee, which is ideal for many purposes. This is a unique, visionary cat, that has the best performance capabilities imaginable, combined with amazing forward thinking.

This is a boat that will easily sail 250 plus miles a day under sail alone, go upwind and downwind effortlessly. It has plenty of space, and an open flow ergonomically that will make for great comfort both at sea, and at anchor. The rig and sail plan are optimized for ultra high performance cruising. There is ample bridgedeck clearance, strong high lft daggerboards, and a retractable rudder sytem that allows this yacht to go into shoal waters easily.

If you want uncompromised speed, lots of room in a simple, ergonomic design, this is the boat. Don't wait, this is a true gem.

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LOA: 51'
TYPE: Morelli and Melvin Custom
YEAR: 2011
USD: $1,099,995
LYING: MA, United States
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Managing Broker
Derek Escher

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information

Boat Name
Shooting Star

Builder: Morelli and Melvin Custom 50
Designer: M&M
Keel: Centerboard

LOA: 50 ft 0 in

Engine Brand: Yanmar
Engine Model: 3GM30

Total Power: 30
Cruising Speed: 8-9


Shooting Star is a unique custom high performance cruising catamaran based on the design input of owners who have greater than 30,000 miles offshore multihull cruising experience. She is nearing final completion of the interior, but has been sea-trialed extensively over the last year. She is a joy to sail. She sails very smoothly with all weight distribution and hull shapes specifically designed to reduce pitching and enhance responsive steering. The helm is uniquely balanced throughout the various sail configurations and wind strengths. The sailing cockpit is protected, and all sail handling operations can be performed without getting cold or wet. All sheets and halyards are led to a winch deck and can be adjusted without letting go of the helm. The cockpit design allows passengers to be proximate to the sailors, without risk. The cockpit and sailing space has excellent 360 degree visibility, and is very convertible to allow protection in bad weather, dryness and warm in wet weather, and coolness in tropical heat. 
The interior is designed with three private staterooms with large amount of storage, and private heads each hull. The galley is very large and contiguous to both the pilothouse and below decks settee/dining area. Both ventilation and heat systems are oversized for maximum comfort belowdeck.

Length: 50’5” 
Beam: 26’ 3” 
Draft: 2’ to 7’5” 
Current: 17124 lbs 
Design Lightship: 20300 lbs 
Design Full Load: 22325 lbs 
Rig Height: 73’7” 
Sail Area [Main and Jib]: 1440 ft 
Morrelli-Melvin for Hull 
Hall Spars for Rig 
Cogan/Quantum for Sails 
Owners goals [met] 
o Boat speed to be able to equal wind speed 
o ergonomic all weather protected sailing cockpit with access to all running rigging; warm offshore or in winter, cool in summer 
o all weight including engines, fuel, water, batteries, etc. centered from mast to 8 feet aft of mast 
o lounge cockpit contiguous to sailing cockpit 
o very responsive steering with balanced helm 
o maximized light air performance [to avoid motoring] 
o singlehanded capability 
o 3 private queen sized berths, forward “garages” large enough for windsurfer/bike storage 
o all systems reliable and owner serviceable 
o capable of exploring or anchoring in shallow waterways , able to beach without prop damage 

Airlite foam various densities with fiberglass/Kevlar/epoxy outer skin and fiberglass/epoxy inner skin. Carbon fiber reinforcement bulkheads and ring frames. All post cured. 
3’ bridgedeck clearance to avoid wave slam 
Exterior Paint Alexseal [epoxy] Snow White topsides and Carina White for nonskid areas 
Interior finish Alexseal snow white with varnished cherry trim and fiddles 
Interior flooring Lonseal synthetic teak and holly 
Bows with 1’ sacrificial foam, and secondary watertight crash compartment immediately aft 
Forward “garage” storage for sails, windsurfers, bicycles etc with Lewmar Ocean 70 hatches for easy access 
Two large wingdeck lockers for storage of fenders, spare anchors and rodes, etc. 
Aft transom platform and steps allow easy boarding from either dinghy, launch, or variable height dock 
Headroom 6’3” in hulls and pilothouse 

Fixed 3/8” lexan forward window, Ό” outboard hatch and skylights 
Opening forward Ό” lexan side windows 
Removable side windows Str 
Fully enclosable with roll up aft awning and side/aft windows 
All electronics readable and accessible at helm 
All navigation lights operable from helm 
Ritchie 5” Globemaster Compass elevated to be just below line of sight 
Sailing cockpit forward of pedestal 8’ x 3’ with side bench seats, forward winch and sheet stopper deck with organized line storage under 
Passenger/lounge cockpit aft of pedestal 9’ x 13’ able to comfortably seat eight with removable carbon clear coat dining table 
Helm seat for two 4’ wide, reversible by rotating on supports to be elevated facing forwards and drop to standard height facing aft 
4” EZ dri foam cushions for all seating with Sunbrella surface and mesh bottoms 
Lockers under all seats 
Flooring Tek-Dek synthetic teak 
Eight large scuppers with flap valves, coaming around entire pilothouse 

Yanmar 3-YM-30 each hull, shaft drives inboard 
Transmissions ZF25A-2.7 very robust with identical gear ratio forward and reverse for counter rotating props 
Aquamet shafts 
Dripless shaft seals 
Flex-o-fold 17/12 3 blade folding props 
Speed under power one engine > 6 kts, two > 8 kts 
Engine compartments insulated with soundown 
Soundown custom waterlift mufflers 
Automatic fire extinguisher system each engine compartment 
Separate Racor fuel filters 
Engine completely accessible with removable side and top of compartment 

Standing Rigging: 
Mast: carbon Hall Spar single spreader rig 
Standing rigging: aramid cap and lower shrouds, nitronic rod diamonds, wire headstead inside foil 
Harken System C with harken batten cars and intermediates 
Longeron: carbon Hall Spar 
Boom: Aluminum Hall Spar 
Carbon fiber chainplates with stainless rods to accept spectra lashing 

Navigation lights 
Masthead Lopolight LED 24 V with anchor light 
Mast mounted steaming and deck light 24 V aquasignal 
Deck mounted LED 24 V Aquasignal ??? running lights 
24V Hella Headlight on longeron 
24V Spreader lights 
All lights controllable from helm 

Running Rigging: 
Self tacking jib on full length curved track 
Full length main traveler end boom sheeting 
All control lines lead internally to winch deck 
Halyards: 2:1 Main 
2:1 Reacher on single line free flying Profurl furler 
2:1 Solent jib on single line free flying Profurl furler 
Jib with harken unit 3 furler 
Spinnaker halyard 
Flag halyards spreader and mast head 
Main boom topping lift doubles as dinghy hoist with inboom gantry 

Main : Quantum Fusion M full battens with 3 reefs, antal leech blocks for 1rst and 2nd reef, 958 ft2 
Jib: Quantum Fusion M vertical battens roller furling 481 ft2 
Reacher: Kevlar 1385 ft2 
Solent Jib: Dacron 210 ft2 
Stack pack [Kinder industries] with retractable lazyjacks 
Longeron storage bag for reacher and storm jib [Kinder Industries] 
Sail # US 60150 

Mechanical with 48” Lewmar carbon wheel, Edson chain drive spliced to spectra line, carbon cross tube and links. 
Rudders vertical lifting in cassettes from 2’ to 5’ draft 
Daggerboards vertical lifting 2’ to 7’5”, designed to break before trunk fails 
CNC routed Molds for both rudder and daggerboard for replacements if needed 
Simrad APC 24 V autopilot with HLD2000 long stroke hydraulic ram directly connected to rudder 

Deck Hardware 
Winches [2] Andersen 58 STE 24V with variable speed electric power 
All lines lead to winches through 3 custom spinlock deck organizers 
Sheet stoppers Spinlock XTE, XX and Z jammer 
Anchor sheet stopper Antal Maxi 
Blocks Harken 
Main traveler Harken Mini Maxi 
Jib traveler Harken Big Boat radiused with doubled car 
Bow cleats Goiot folding aluminum 260mm 
Four Harken lifting padeyes H629 [breaking strength 24,000 lbs each ]for haul out and dock lines 
Two wichard folding padeyes for halyards and spring lines 

Stanchions AES composite 
Lifelines Ό” spectra 

Tanks and Plumbing 

Water: integral construction holding 70 gallons each hull 
Fuel integral construction holding 20 gallons each hull 
Holding tank for heads OTL 30 gallons each hull, gravity overboard drainage as well as pump out 
Isotemp 4.4 gallon hot water tanks each hull 
Two saltwater seacocks each hull, one each dedicated to engine cooling 
Sealand Vacuflush freshwater system with toilet each hull 

40 kg Rocna anchor with 25’ X 3/8” chain and 250’ Ύ “ double braid rode. Anchor retracts into wingdeck when not deployed, but is deployed from roller at forward end of longeron to avoid damage to bottom of boat 
1” double braid bridle attached to padeyes with Tylaska trigger snap shackle for mooring or anchoring, > 20,000 lb breaking strength 

Ockam wind, depth and speed with T1 processor 
Ockam Matryx displays [2] mast mounted 
Ockam Unisys central processor 
Ockam Tryad T2 multiplex 
Ockam Lynx wireless remote controller 
Hardwired pushbutton controls for Ockam system at helm pedestal 
GPS integrated into Ockam system 
Maretron 3 axis compass sensor 
Simrad APC 27 autopilot 24 V with hardwired remote controller at helm pedestal 
AIS with dedicated spreader mounted antennae 
Nobeltec radar 24 V spreader mounted radome 
Standard Phantom black box VHF with remote Microphone at pedestal 
Big Bay 17” DIBM-17 moniter at helm with wireless remote control 

24 V system with two 12 V 8D Mastervolt Batteries 240 amp hour in series 
12 V Group 27 battery deep cycle for engine start 
24-12 V Vanner 90-50 converter for start battery charging 
24-12 V Vanner 60-20A equalizer for 12 V electronics 
24V Outback 2.5 KW inverter/charger 
Outback smart solar regulator 
Two Sharp 185 watt solar panels mounted on pilothouse roof 
Balmar 60-24-70 high output alternators on each engine 
Balmar ????regulator each engine 
Balmar centerfielder for regulator control 
Link battery moniter at helm 
Circuit breaker panel with Blue Sea breakers 
Shore power with galvanic isolator 
Detailed wiring schematics 

Heat and ventilation 
Espar Airtronic D5LC 24 V diesel hot air heaters each hull 
Large opening grille leading edge of wingdeck allows high flow ventilation of both hulls in all weather, can be closed off 
Deck Hatches Lewmar Ocean 
Lewmar 44 escape hatch [4 dogs] each hull per ISAF Offshore regulation 
Portlights Bowmar 
Companionway hatches custom Manship 
Aft portlights under transom steps can be open in all conditions 

Port Hull aft to forward 
“Master” stateroom with hanging locker, seat two dressers and queen berth 
Wet locker inboard at companion way, enclosed shower outboard 
Electrical/Battery compartment over engine compartment with storage I nboard, work bench outboard 
Head with vanity sink and separate WC 
Forward stateroom with hanging locker, seat, two dressers and queen berth 
Separate storage garage 

Starboard Hull Aft to forward 
Aft settee with cushions and clearcoat carbon surfaced table seating 4, chart storage in table, excellent seaberth 
Galley [see description below] 
Head with vanity sink and separate WC 
Forward stateroom with hanging locker, seat, two dressers and queen berth 
Separate storage garage 

Galley Details 
Force 10 propane stove in center of 5’ counter 
Microwave Tappan 7050S on shelf above stove 
Scandvik double sink under portlight outboard in 8’ long countertop 
Refrigerator built in with 5” foam insulation 
Freezer built in with 6” foam insulation 
Both units with Glacier Bay superinsulated hatch doors vertical mounted 
Both units powered by Frigoboat K50-SSC compressors with keel coolers 
5’ long pantry outboard 

Stateroom Details 
Three staterooms all private, all designed with: 
Queensized berth 6’6” length x 5’ at head 
6” foam mattresses 
Two dressers 
Under berth shelving 
Hanging locker 
Seat with cushion and laundry storage under 

West Marine 10’ RIB 
Mercury 15 HP engine 

Safety and Miscellaneous gear 
3 type ABC portable fire extinguishers 
2 engine compartment fire extinguishers 
Jack lines 
Two throwable cushions 
4 Fenders 34” x 12” 
4 30’ Ύ “ dock lines, 2 50’ Ύ “ dock lines 
2 Original Yanmar alternators 
Molds for daggerboard and rudder 

All particulars are believed to be correct, however some items may be listed in error. It remains the responsibility of the buyer to verify that all listed equipment is onboard. 

Polars are available on request.

Disclaimer: The Multihull Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Managing Broker

Derek Escher

Office Phone: 617-803-8976
Fax: 215-508-2706
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