Moody 27 for sale

Southampton, United Kingdom

Listed price £12,950 GBP

Tax Paid / Included

General information
Moody 27
Used sail boat for sale
$15,893 USD | Listed price £12,950 GBP
Price comment
Good Condition
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Name of boat
Moody 27
Bill Dixon
Length overall
Length waterline
2.87 tons (U.S.)
Fin Keel
Southampton, United Kingdom

About this Moody 27


In our Opinion this Moody 27 is presented in very good condition for her age. Owned by her current Owners since 2006 , she has been well maintained and updated including having a new Volvo D1 engine fitted, that has only done approx. 75 hrs since as well as undergoing full, professional Osmosis Treatment 2 years ago. Rigged as a sloop, she has a good deep cockpit and a spacious cabin with 4 berths, comfortable saloon & separate heads. This particular Moody 27 had an original factory modification to remove the very small quarter berth and replace it with additional storage and a larger Galley area, making her more functional than many of her peers. Her solid teak woodwork is in good original condition & mirror the build quality of this highly respected marque. This Moody 27 is a great boat that is easy to sail, has been well maintained and offers family friendly cruising as proven by the large number of examples still sailing today. She is currently lying in Southampton & is available for viewings through Aspire Boat Sales.

Main Specifications

Stock Number : ABS 1985

Year : 1983

LOA : 8.23m 27’0”

LWL : 6.67m 21’10”

Beam : 2.90m 9’6”

Draft : 1.43m 4’8”

Displacement : 2608 Kgs

Keel Type : Fin Keel

Engine : 1 x Volvo D1 – 20 HP – approx. 75 hrs use

No of Berths : 4

VHF : DEMEK – Sealine II

Depth / Log : Raymarine Bi-Data

Autopilot : Simrad TP10 - Autopilot

Water tank : 82 Ltrs

Fuel Tank : 73 Ltrs

Designer : Bill Dixon

Main Features


The accommodation offers 4 berths in two cabins with approx. 5'8" maximum headroom. In the forecabin, V berth with infill to form a double berth with stowage under and opening hatch to deck. Saloon with two settee berths either side of a fixed table with drop leaves and further storage areas. Galley aft to starboard equipped with a Flavel gimballed gas cooker with two burners, grill and oven, stainless steel sink with manually pumped water supply, coolbox and storage. Separate heads compartment with marine toilet, washbasin and wet hanging area to port. Pale Blue upholstery with cream carpets and curtains throughout. 

Mechanical Systems

Located behind the companionway, Volvo D1 – 20 HP diesel engine with approx. 75 hrs use & serviced every year. Freshwater cooled. Single lever controls with electric start. 73L diesel capacity in steel tank. Shaft drive to two bladed propeller. 

Electrical Systems

1 x 12v Batteries charged via engine alternator. Shorepower system with ring mains and battery charger. Full cabin lighting.

Spars & Sails

Masthead rigged sloop. Alloy mast and boom. Stainless steel standing rigging (age unknown but over 10 yrs).  Headsail furling system. 2 x Lewmar 16 sheet winches. Lewmar halyard winch. Whisker pole.

Mainsail  - Lucas - Good Servicable Condition – Laundered & Serviced in 2019

Furling genoa  -  Hood  - Good Servicable Condition – Laundered & Serviced in 2019

Cruising Shute – North Sails with Snuffer

Navigation Equipment

Plastimo steering compass

Demek Sealine II VHF radio 

Raymarine Bidata – Speed & Depth

Simrad TP10 autopilot

Navigation lights

Deck Equipment

10kg Plough anchor with chain

Wooden Varnished Tiller

Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, stanchions and guardwires

Mainsail cover

Blue sprayhood

named cockpit dodgers

Stainless steel boarding ladder 

Coachroof grabrails



Boat hook

Additional Equipment

12v coolbox


Moody 27 built in 1981 by Marine Projects for Moody to a design by Bill Dixon. White GRP Hull professionally stripped back, dried & Epoxy treatment against Osmosis in 2017 with Navy style stripes. Superstructure and decks with moulded non-slip surfaces. Cast iron fin keel. Tiller steering to transom hung rudder. Aft self draining cockpit. 

Brokers Comments

In our opinion, this Moody 27 fin keel cruising yacht is in very good condition for her age. She has four comfortable berths in 2 cabins as well as an extended galley & a separate heads compartment. This particular boat has the massive advantage of a new Volvo D1 – 20 HP engine fitted recently that has only completed approx. 75 hrs use. In addition, in 2017, Pinstripe spent over a year ashore, where her hull was stripped back, dried out and an Epoxy Osmosis Treatment was professionally applied. Electronically, she is equipped with VHF, Raymarine Speed & Depth & Gauge and Simrad Tillerpilot. Her current owners have had her for nearly 14 years and it is clear to see that this boat has been looked after & loved.

The Moody 27 is known as being one of the Moody greats with a total of 162 built & many examples still sailed today. This particular boat is solidly built, making her a safe boat which is both fun to sail & comfortable to live on-board. She is ideal for family sailing around coastal waters whilst still being very capable of cruising further afield. She is currently lying in Southampton & viewing is a must if you are looking for a Moody 27.

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Volvo D1 - 20 HP
Engine hours
Fuel capacity
19 gallons (U.S.)
Number of cabins
Number of berths
Drinking water capacity
22 gallons (U.S.)

The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel, but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not a part of any contract or offer and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Aspire Boat Sales Brokerage, who are acting as Brokers for the Vendor. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and where appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and / or mechanical & electrical. Aspire Boat Sales Ltd will give access to vessels for viewing on behalf of the owner but it is the sole responsibility of those viewing to make sure they are wearing appropriate clothing and at their sole discretion as to whether it is safe to view the vessel in its location and at their sole discretion as to weather they use ladders or any other means of access that may be made available. Aspire Boat Sales Ltd accept no responsibility in the event o

Broker/Dealer Information

Aspire Boat Sales

Unit 15 Universal Marina
Crableck Lane,
Sarisbury Green
SO31 7ZN
United Kingdom
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