Design Concept

Main Salon

The Morgan 60 was conceived as a fast, seaworthy and comfortable cruising yacht with exceptional accommodations and ample storage space. Spacious cabins begin with the main salon and continue through the private staterooms and individual heads, each complete with numerous lockers and cabinets.

The structural concept of the 60 was prerequisite in order to accomplish the open, spacious interior arrangement. The center cockpit with a sliding companionway hatch and double entrance doors allows easy, comfortable access to below decks.


The 60 has an open, spacious main salon, with versatility for purpose and comfort, both dockside and passage making. The adjacent work areas of galley, navigation station and dinette are incorporated visually, yet segregated for efficient space usage without compromise.

                            Main Salon - Port                                   Main Salon - Starboard
     Main Salon - port side   Main Salon - starboard side

     Galley                                              Navigation Station


This yacht is primarily designed as a three double stateroom version with large head areas for each stateroom and individual privacy. Influenced by the fact that versatility is required in a yacht this size.    A crew’s quarters has also been provided.

                             Twin Stateroom - Port                                        Master Head
                Twin Stateroom - port - head, forward shower                Master Head

 Master Stateroom

     Master Stateroom

Ariel's Interior Layout

          Ariel Interior Layout


The hull, a proven design, can best be described as a canoe body with a wide maximum beam. Her modified fin keel is separately developed and joins the hull form with a minimum radius. The lead ballast is low inside the keel. A large skeg-mounted rudder allows for excellent maneuverability; the 60 can turn in a little more than her own length.

The engine room on the 60 has been kept as open as feasible for ease of maintenance. Access is available from both the walk-thru passageway and aft head bulkhead forward of the tub. Lights and convenience outlets are located for servicing convenience. Removable joiner work on the aft bulkhead makes the area fully serviceable for major mechanical work.

Engine Room

The 60’s schooner rig is the essence of practicality. With her roller furling headsail and two equal and interchangeable mainsails, sail handling is simple and efficient offshore and coasting.


General Design Specifications

LOA     59’ 11"    (~18 M)

LWL     50’         (~15 M)

Beam   15’ 10"    (~ 5 M)

Draft    6’ 8"       (~ 2 M)

    100% Fore Triangle
    Storm Trysail



Ariel is a 60 foot equal mast schooner designed by A. Pertner for Charlie Morgan Yachts Inc.  She was one of 18 built in 1982 and commissioned in time for the American Cup Races in Newport Rhode Island.

Ariel was purchased by Steve Reinken in 1996 and spent 1 1/2 years being completely refit.  She was re-launched in 1997 with new engine, new generator, all plumbing and the electrical system replaced and entirely rewired.   Since then she has been continually upgraded and meticulously maintained.

Ariel now holds a Cayman Island registration and flies the Cayman ensign.