Design Services

  • For 50 years CHARLES E. (Charley) MORGAN has been engaged in the design of sail and power yachts, small commercial vessels and special watercraft for several Theme Parks and Tourist Attractions; including the original fleet of over 100 special watercraft for DISNEY WORLD, Florida that included the submarines, (2) side and (1) sternwheeler of approximately 100 ft.

  • As founding partner of THE MORGAN YACHT CORPORATION, and as its chief of design, Charley organized, directed and managed the company's engineering and design team and its product development effort until his retirement from the company.


Inducted as a Member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers in 1971, Charley has remained a member of SNAME for thirty- two years and has served on the Society�s panel for advanced hydromantic studies for sailing yachts.


Charley often consults to clients in the marine industry on marketing, operations, and yacht design and product development matters, and on occasion appears as an �expert witness� in a variety of legal matters and issues relating to the marine industry.


In his current work, and in keeping with the advancing technologies of the times, Morgan uses numerous of the latest computer based hull design, performance prediction and structural software tools and aids for sail and power yacht design in metal, composite and wood.

RECENT DESIGN PROJECTS... Shown below are several images of recent custom design activities

BUILDERS TRIALS of a 57', steel, extended range, shoal draft, pilot house, trawler yacht for an experienced cruising couple who elected to have a partially completed, motor away, project which they completed dockside at their home. Their completed home afloat has recently returned from a successful three month cruise to the Bahamas. This vessel was beautifully constructed under the able hand of Jeff Kint of St. Johns Fabricators at Green Cove Springs, Florida

FIRST LAUNCHING of a 47', trailerable, fast, aluminum, �trawleresque� yacht.

Capable of up to 20 knots the vessel of 13.5� beam, provides dual cabins with heads, salon and pilot house. This vessel too was ordered as a partially completed project and finished by the owners. The owners recently called with enthusiastic comments after its first 1000 mile cruise. Primary construction in aluminum was accomplished at the yard of the "irrepressible" Topper Hermanson of New Fernandina Beach, Florida.

PassageMaker Magazine ad

Shown below is our current ad running in PassageMaker Magazine where we have maintained a successful ad campaign directed to the growing Trawler Yacht market.


One of the more exciting and interesting design assignments that we have performed in recent years is developing the design of a fast, 65�, 84 passenger, hovercraft for a New York City client investigating feasibility plans for introducing a commuter fleet in the metro-NYC area � The photograph shows a scale model of the design.


NEW CUSTOM DESIGNS or consultation
We are always happy to discuss your design requirements.
We urge you to contact us by phone or
by email at �
Charley Morgan
12505 5th Street East
Treasure Island, Florida 33706