I'm going to be listing my boat for sale soon and I'm trying to decide which version is my boat. It was built in 1984 (from the manuals) but sold as a 1985 N/M Catalina Morgan.
The boat is drastically different than some of the other N/M Morgan 45's I've now compared it to. (Sugar scoop stern, Larger cockpit, dedicated shower in fwd head, smaller steering pedestal housing in aft berth, fwd facing nav station, ss companion ladders
, no walk-through to aft head from saloon, larger side windows in salon, different mast, different mast step, compression stay to deck from mast step, better use of space, ect.).
I have only good things to say about the boat as I've now lived on it for 2 years but the stories I hear from other owners are positive but with tons of repairs
to things that are in very good condition on this model. Seems that all the issues were fixed in this version.