The Moody 27 was in production between 1981 and 1985. In that time there was 162 built and was the predecessor to the Moody 28. They were initially built by Marine Projects in Plymouth as this particular model was and designed by the very clever and forward thinking Bill Dixon.
This is the bilge keeled version which is ideal for exploring our shallower estuaries and creeks. This gives so much more flexibility to our travels and allows over night stays in drying harbours and anchorages at what are more favourable rates.
She is in good condition and below decks is warm and welcoming. The yacht can sleep 5 at a push with a generous double cabin in the bow, two singles in the saloon and a large pilot/quarter berth aft.
Well equipped galley with gas fuelled Flavel Vanessa oven, sink and coolbox. Separate heads with sea toilet. Good headroom throughout.
Ideal starter boat for a young family or for a couple keen to downsize from a larger craft.
Below decks is warm and inviting. The combination of wood and dark fabrics make this space a welcoming place to be. The yacht can sleep 5 with ease with a double berth in the forward cabin, 2 singles in the saloon and a large single aft next to switch panel.
The saloon is entered from the cockpit via two steps incorporated into the engine housing. There is a galley to starboard with stainless steel sink, hand pumped fresh water, top loading coolbox and a Flavel Vanessa gas oven with two burner hob and grill.
Opposite the galley is the large heads compartment with sea toilet and wash hand basin. The main saloon has a central table with drop leaves. This area is large enough to sit 6 persons and the settees double as berths. A bi-folding door leads to the forward cabin with double berth and infil. All upholstery is finished in a dark brown soft fabric.
Plentiful natural light from the port lights and deck hatches. There is 12V lighting throughout.
Well equipped yacht suitable for coastal cruising. Included in the sale are:
Plastimo Contest Compass
Nasa Clipper Wind speed
Garmin 750s Colour plotter/GPS
Standard Horizon DSC VHF
Anchor with chain and warp
Manual bilge pump
Sprayhood and dodgers
Clock and barometer
Warps and fenders
GRP constructed yacht with twin bilge plate keels. Transom hung rudder with tiller steering. Large self bailing cockpit with locker storage. Cockpit protected by stainless steel pushpit. Nice wide side decks allowing easy access forward. Large self bailing anchor locker with ground tackle.
Engine & Electrics:
Vessel powered by a raw water cooled MD17B. This 17hp unit is in good order and has been regularly maintained. The engine is situated in a sound proofed compartment that incorporates the steps down into the saloon. Engine start panel with audible and visual alarms for oil pressure, water temperature and charging.
Reduction gearbox driving a stainless steel shaft and 2-bladed folding propeller to minimise drag.
Bank of 2X12V, Numax 86amph batteries providing engine start and domestic power. These are fitted with a rotary isolator and recharged via the engine alternator.
Rigging & Sails:
Deck stepped Bermudan sloop rigged yacht with mast head rig.
All standing rigging was replaced in 2015 by local yard.
The running rigging has been carefully maintained and replaced as part of an ongoing maintenance programme.
All lines are led aft to the helm via a series of deck organisers and turning blocks.
Sails include a slab reefing main by Crusader with two reefing points. This is mounted on the boom and has a protective cover.
There is a roller furling genoa by Crusader with a UV strip. Also included is a cruising gennaker but this has not been used during present ownership.