Night’s Beautiful Daughter is probably one of the finest, well-kept and maintained 1979 Morgan Out Island 415 you will ever find. It was delivered to the original owner at the Annapolis Boat Show in 1979. The second (and current) owner purchased the boat in 2000. The boat was given a total refit thru the winter and in the spring of 2001 was splashed as “Annabelle” and renamed Night’s Beautiful Daughter in 2012. The refit included all new instruments, dual heat pumps, new wiring, new sails, a peeled bottom, new ports, a four hp 12vdc/150A diesel generator, an 1800 watt inverter to name just a few items.
Starting from the bow of the deck, there are two CQR anchors – a 60# and a 45#. The 60# anchor is on 300 feet of chain rode, controlled by an electric windless. The windless has been modified by the owner to display, in the cockpit, the length of rode currently deployed. The 45# anchor has 25 feet of chain rode and 250 feet of rope rode. Also at the bow, the Genoa roller furling is a little different, in that there is a stranded wire around the drum that passes through the deck to an electric winch which allows you to unfurl and re-furl the Genoa at the push of a button in the cockpit.
The deck is covered in a non-skid material. All non-skid areas were painted in 2015.
Moving aft of the bow, there are two deck hatches (forward cabin and main salon) and two deck mounted solar vents (forward head and main salon) to help continually refresh the air inside the boat.
Mounted to the spreaders of the main and mizzen masts are a total of four 10W LED lights, which provide excellent deck illumination.
We now reach the center cockpit, which has a fiberglass bimini, and a Lexan windshield. There are two types of removable side panels – mesh for bug protection and privacy at dock, and Strataglass panels. All panels zip together and fasten at the bottom of the bimini and the combing of the cockpit, to provide a totally sealed enclosure. The cockpit stays dry even during hurricanes! Mounted on the bottom, front of the bimini is a teak box containing the RayMarine ST40 instruments for speed, depth and wind. This same box also contains the windless rode display. There is a RayMarine RL70C Color Radar/Chartplotter. The radar is a 4kw enclosed unit mounted high on the mizzen mast. There is also a non-functioning ST7000+ Autopilot and a functioning Interphase Forward looking Sonar mounted to the right side of the pedestal. A remote mic for the DSC VHF radio is located to the left of the pilot’s seat. Two of the 4 bench seats open to storage. The cockpit also includes companion ways to the main salon and aft cabin. There is overhead, dimmer controlled, rope lighting available for illumination when at dock or on anchor.
Behind the center cockpit, there is the mizzen mast, on which is mounted the afore mentioned radar, a digital compatible TV antenna and a 300W Air Marine Wind Generator. At the stern of the boat, there is a fiberglass propane locker with two 20# propane tanks, and a pair of davits rated at 220kg. A Danforth anchor and a LifeSling Overboard Rescue System are to the stern rail.
Lastly, the lifelines support a nylon safety mesh from Gourock. This is a heavy duty netting used for baseball batting cages. It is treated to be UV resistant. A great protector of onboard pets and clumsy sailors who drop things.
Starting again at the bow, the anchor locker is accessed from the forward cabin. The locker is divided into two halves, in order to keep the chain rode separate from the rope rode. A glance inside, and you can see the winch for controlling the roller furling mount to the top of the locker.
In the forward cabin, there are two single berths, one on each side of the boat, mounted bunkbed style. Under the upper berth is a set of storage drawers and a hanging locker. The hanging locker has been cedar lined to keep clothes smelling fresh. Under the lower berth is a 20 gallon propylene holding tank for the forward head.
From the forward cabin, we move into a small hall, which has a large hanging closet on the port side, half of which is taken up by the 16,000 BTU heat pump. This heat pump provides heating and cooling for the forward cabin, main salon/galley and forward head. The forward head is located on the starboard side, opposite the large hanging closet. The forward head features a large electric toilet (with an holding tank level meter), granite counter top sink and granite on the sole around the head. There is a good size shower floor pan in front of the sink/head. A separate shower head provides a comfortable way to bathe. A pump drains the floor pan to the outside of the boat.
Aft of the hall is the main salon. With a large settee on the port side and an L shape settee on the starboard side, seating for 7 people is possible. A fold-down table makes the L shape settee into a dining area. This same table will drop to the level of the settee, converting the settee into a double berth. The port settee is more than large enough to be used as a berth – bringing the total number of berths to 5 – not including the double berth in the aft cabin. There is sliding door storage behind the port settee, as well as storage under the settee. The forward storage of the port settee is setup to store a single scuba tank and gear. This seat locks so the equipment would remain secure, even if the boat were to roll. There is storage behind and under the L shape settee – including a small shop vac that is connected to 3 different outlets in the boat, providing a whole boat vacuum system. The main salon has a radio/cd player with excellent speakers located in the main salon, and switchable speakers in the center cockpit and aft cabin. There is a selector box located in the sliding door cabinet that allows you to choose up to 3 different external audio inputs to the stereo – one for a music device such as an iPod or cell phone, one to where the TV sits and one to where a DVD player was mounted.
Aft of the L shape settee is the galley. The galley features a black marble counter top, dual deep stainless steel sinks, a dual burner stove top with an oven. A microwave is mounted over the stove, and finally a small 110vac refrigerator completes the appliances. There is an ice box under the main countertop. This has 12vdc refrigeration that quit working – it appears that it needs to be recharged. Service ports have been added to the compressor for recharging. Under the sink there is a filter through which all water in the boat must pass. There is another filter that is used when filling the water tanks, thus providing clean water.
Next the galley is the companionway into the cockpit. Under the companionway is the pump for the water system, and valves to select which of two water tanks is currently being used.
Across from the galley on the port side is the nav station. The DSC VHF radio is mounted here, along with the control panel for the 12vdc generator, and a display for a camera mounted to the top of the mast. There are a couple of RayMarine SeaTalk to RS-232 converters mounted near the VHF radio – one is dedicated to providing data to the VHF radio, the other is not being used. The 110vac refrigerator is mounted under half of the nav station – the other half is storage with smoked gray Plexiglas doors.
From the nav station moving aft is a hall way that passes under the cockpit. On the port side is the main water tank with sliding door storage above it. On the starboard side is the breaker panel followed by the engine room access. The engine room is comfortable to work in, and has a multitude of LED light panels providing excellent illumination everywhere. In addition to the main engine, the 12vdc generator, 7 gallon hot water heater, and battery charging system. Two 4D AGM batteries provide power for the house, and a group 27 battery is dedicated to starting the engines. The batteries can be connected together in case of an emergency. An 1800 watt inverter for providing 120vac when away from shore power is also located in the engine room. Lastly, the 75 gallon fuel and 75 gallon water tank are located on the starboard side of the engine room.
Aft of the hall is the main cabin. This has a double berth running sideways. There are two cedar lined hanging closets, and a third hanging closet that is where the 7000 BTU heat pump is located. This heat pump provides heating and cooling for the aft cabin and aft head. The aft head has an electric head connected to a 22 gallon propylene holding tank, with a holding tank level meter. The countertop is black marble, with a stainless steel sink.
The bilge contains two pumps – one is mounted slightly higher than the other. The higher pump contains a high level alarm mounted in the cockpit.
Electronics: RayMarine RL70C color chart plotter/radar display (2001) RayMarine 4k 24” Enclosed Radar (2001) RayMarine ST40 Instruments (wind, speed, depth) (2001) RayMarine ST7000+ Autopilot – non-functioning (2001) RayMarine RayStar 120 GPS (2011) RayMarine SeaTalk-NMEA Converter (2) (2001) InterPhase Forward Looking Sonar (2001) Standard Horizon DSC VHF Radio with RAM 3 Remote Mic (2014) Fireboy LP Gas Detector Mast mounted low level camera with nav station mounted display
Lighting: All lighting on Night’s Beautiful Daughter is LED. This includes interior lights and navigation lights. The engine room is fully illuminated for easy seeing during maintenance.
Main engine – Perkins 4154 62HP Diesel – Rebuilt 2007 – standard alternator replaced with a 90A alternator – just over 600 hours since rebuilt. Electric oil pressure and water temperature gauges with alarms – cockpit (2003). Mechanical oil pressure gauge mounted in the engine room (2007) Ample Power 12v Generator -4HP Kubota diesel engine running a 150A alternator (2001) Simpson-Lawrence chain gypsy windlass (2012) – modified to display rode deployed from the cockpit Electric Roller Furling (2013)
Stainless steel water tank – 150 gallon (2003) – locking fill cap Fresh water pump – 4 gallon/minute – 60psi (2016) Hot water heater – 7 gallon – electric and engine coolant operation (2015) Aluminum Fuel Tank – 75 gallon– with cockpit mounted fuel level meter (2015) Aluminum Water Tank – 75 gallon (2015) 16,000 BTU Revers cycle heat pump (2001) 7,000 BTU Reverse cycle heat pump (2001) 20 gallon holding tank (2003) 22 gallon holding tank (2012) two bilge pumps with high water alarm (2001, 2015)
Batteries – while separate, the batteries can be connected together via a switch
two 4D AGM house batteries for 400AHr. one group 27 battery for starting the engines.
ProSine 1800W inverter (2001). 300 W wind generator (2001). Ample Power energy monitoring system – AHr used, current amps, battery voltage, battery status (2001) All new wiring meeting ABYC standards (2001) – inspected by an ABYC certified electrician AM/FM/CD radio with remote 10 CD changer and two remotes and 6 speakers (2001)
Galley: 2 burner LP gas stove top over an LP gas oven (2001) Small 120vac refrigerator (2010) Ice box with refrigeration – compressor needs to be connected and charged Dual Deep Stainless steel sinks Overhead LED illumination Black marble counter top Power switch and outlet for whole boat vacuum system
Sails: North Sails 115% Genoa, main and mizzen (2001)
Interior: All teak treated with a high gloss varnish Main Salon/Galley Sole is teak and holly with high gloss varnish Forward cabin sole – faux wood floor (vinyl – 2014) Aft hall and aft cabin sole – rugged industrial carpet squares Hanging closets cedar lined Aft clothing storage cedar lined