Moody 36 for sale

Argyll, United Kingdom

Listed price £78,950 GBP

General information
Moody 36
Used sail boat for sale
$97,449 USD | Listed price £78,950 GBP
Price comment
Immaculately kept and maintained. Lots of upgrades
Name of boat
Taladh a Cuan
Bill Dixon
Length overall
Length waterline
7.45 tons (U.S.)
GRP hull with external iron ballast keel
Fin Keel
Argyll, United Kingdom

About this Moody 36


A well presented and extensively upgraded example of this easily handled, spacious, centre cockpit cruiser from

Moody Yachts. Highly regarded for their build quality this cruiser will carry you safely and in comfort to wherever you wish to go.

The Bill Dixon designed Moody 36 centre cockpit grabbed the attention of the yachting press when launched in the mid 1990’s. A slightly more performance orientated hull form when compared to her predecessors. The design captured all the qualities of her larger sisters and distilled this into a yacht that was easily handled by a couple while providing spacious accommodation below decks; ideally suited as a family cruiser.

Bought by her current owners in 2016 the Moody 36 TALADH A CUAN benefits from extensive upgrading in the current ownership. Some of her inventory highlights include:

Volvo Penta MD2040 engine, professionally rebuilt winter 2019/20.

Saildrive unit overhauled and hull diaphragm replaced 2017.

Varifold 3 blade bronze folding prop.

Steering system overhaul including new cables in 2017.

New engine and domestic batteries fitted 2017.

NASA battery monitor system installed 2018.

Solar panel

Raymarine ST60 instrumentation

Raymarine E70 HybridTouch MFD chartplotter, installed 2017.

Raymarine Pathfinder Series radar

Icom M421 DSC VHF radio.

Digital Yacht AIT1500, AIS transponder.

Plastimo Neptune 4500 galley stove fitted 2017.

Jabsco ‘Twist ‘n’ Lock’ manual marine toilet fitted 2018

Planer diesel fired, blown air heating system fitted 2017.

Lights converted to LED throughout accommodation.

Freshly antifouled and launched after wintering ashore TALADH A CUAN is now offered for sale in ready to go condition. We hold a 2016 survey on file along with a large number of additional high res images, all available to interested parties by request. While restrictions remain in place for COVID 19 we are able to offer virtual viewings of the boat by prior arrangement.


‘If you’re looking for a 36ft cruising yacht that has a reputation for meticulous construction quality, that has rarely (if ever) been afflicted with the dreaded osmosis, has a palatial master suite, is easy to handle by a couple, exhibits a comfortable, sea-kindly motion under way and holds its value on the used boat market – then you wouldn’t go far wrong seeking out one of these.

You could trust her to take you almost anywhere in the traditional cruising waters of the world, safely, steadily and with a high level of comfort.’

Graham Snook. Yachting Monthly, June 2015 – ‘Our verdict on the Moody 36’.


Hull Construction:

Single piece GRP moulded hull.

Hand laid glassfibre construction with isophthalic gelcoat backed by initial lay up of powder bound mat and isophthalic resin.

Hull topsides above waterline balsa cored sandwich construction for reduced weight and increased structural stiffness.

Hull stiffened by bonded in frames and stringers in conjunction with semi structural internal mouldings.

Transom encorportating mouled in board steps.

Topsides finished in original white gelcoat with navy cove line and boottop.

Underwater hull freshly antifouled, spring 2020.

Deck & Superstructure Construction:

Single piece GRP moulded deck incorporating coachroof and self-draining cockpit.

Sandwich construction on deck areas, stiffened with balsa core. Marine plywood backing pads in way of deck fittings.

Deck finished in white gelcoat with a non-slip pattern moulded in panels on all deck areas.

Deck edge incorporates raised bulwark with teak cap rail.

Cockpit sole and seating finished in synthetic teak panels.


Bolt on fin keel.

Cast iron construction.


Skeg hung, semi-balanced.

GRP moulded rudder blade.

Stainless steel rudder stock.


Engine & gearbox:

Volvo Penta MD2040 marine diesel engine.

38hp @ 3600rpm

3 cylinder, naturally aspirtated, indirectly cooled.

Volvo Penta 120SD saildrive.

Volvo Penta control panel in cockpit.

Single lever morse control.

Maintenance & Performance:

Professional full engine re-build winter 2019/20 including: Full strip down and inspection of engine internals, new pistons, piston rings, valves and fresh water pump.

Saildrive unit stripped down and overhauled with new seals spring 2017.

Saildrive hull diaphgram replaced with new spring 2017.

Engine professionally recommissioned and run-in spring 2020.

Cruising speed 6.5kts

Propulsion & Steering:

Volvo Penta 120SD sail drive.

Volvo Penta Vari-Fold, bronze, 3 blade folding propeller.

Whitlock pedestal with stainless steel wheel.

Cable drive steering system.

Steering cables and protective ducting all replaced 2017.

Emergency tiller.


Raytheon ST6000 Control head.

Raytheon linear drive, direct to quadrant.


Voltage systems:

12VDC onboard power

240VAC shorepower connection

Shore Power:

Single 16amp connection

Extension lead to make connection between boat and shore power socket.

Hardwired, RCD protected system.

Polarity indicator on switch board.

5x UK 3pin sockets on ring main.

Battery Banks:

Engine Battery Bank – 1x 12v, 110Ah, lead acid. (2017)

Domestic Battery Bank – 3x 12v, 110Ah, lead acid. (2017)


Engine driven 70amp alternator.

Solar Panels:

Flexible panel mounting on sprayhood.

100W capacity.


Mobitronic portable plug-in unit.

Battery Monitor:

NASA BM1 system (2018)


Fresh Water:

Full pressurised hot and cold water system.

Mono-tap faucets in galley and heads.

Galley faucet pulls out to be showerhead.

Shower head in heads.

Manually pumped freshwater faucet in galley with charcoal filter for use as potable water.

Bilge Pumps:

1x Manual bilge pump – located in cockpit.

1x Electric bilge pump – Manual and auto switching (new auto switch fitted 2019).

Gas System:

Two gas bottles in self-draining locker.

System tested 2017.



Single alloy tank.

225ltr capacity.

Fresh Water:

Twin alloy tanks.

Combined capacity of 320ltrs.


Single tank.

Heated via engine cooling water or 240VAC heating element.

Tank Monitoring:

Moody gauge system built into switch panel.


On Deck:

Depth – Raymarine ST60

Log – Raymarine ST60

Wind – Raymarine ST60

Chart Plotter - Raymarine E70 HybridTouch MFD (2017)

Magnetic Compass – Plastimo Olympic 100

Below Decks:

Radar – Raymarine Pathfinder SL72 with 2Kw mast mounted scanner.

Communications Equipment:

DSCVHF – Icom M421.

AIS – Digital Yacht AIT1500, AIS transponder.



Plastimo Neptune 4500 gas stove. Two burner, oven and grill. (2017)

Top loading fridge built into worktop.

Double stainless steel sinks.


Jabsco manual marine toilet (2018)

Wash hand basin


Heating & Ventilation:

Planer diesel fired, blown air system (2017).

Thermostatic cabin controller.

4 outlets.


Built in top loading fridge in galley.

Frigoboat cooling plate and air cooled compressor.


All lighting throughout accommodation space converted to LED.

Overhead lighting in saloon, galley, heads and cabins.

Bulkhead lighting in saloon.

Reading lights above bunks in all cabins.


Sony CD/Radio head unit with USB connection.

Saloon speakers.


Curtains for all portlights.

Insect screens for all deck hatches.


Summary of Accommodation:

Double master cabin aft.

Twin cabin forward.

Pilot berth in separate walk-thru cabin

Large single heads with shower.

Accommodation Finish:

Blonde teak interior joinery with strudy moulded fiddles around work surfaces.

Traditional teak and holly soleboards throughout.

Hull sides lined in teak faced simulated planking panels finished with varnish.

Headlining finished in vinyl panels set into moulding with varnished teak trims and covering boards.

Fully moulded, easy clean heads compartment.

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Cabin:

Two single berths in traditional V-berth layout, infill section to create double.

With infill section fitted bunk measures 2.13m long and 1.82m wide at aft end.

Standing room aft of bunks

Overhead lockers running the full length of the bunks outboard, port and starboard.

Hanging locker to port, aft of bunks.

Compact dresser unit to starboard, aft of bunk.

Large bin style lockers beneath bunks forward and aft.

Large opening deck hatch providing light and ventilation.

Main Saloon:

Spanning full width of boat.

Centrally located double drop leaf table. Bottle storage within in central section of table.

U-shaped settee to port with bench settee to starboard.

Port bunk serves as occasional single berth if required, infill section to create wide bunk.

Storage shelves outboard of seat backs, port and starboard with lockers running the length of the saloon outboard, overhead.

Opening deck hatch forward.


To starboard of companionway.

L-shaped galley

Double stainless steel sinks forward, worktop infills for both.

Built in, top loading fridge below worktop outboard, forward.

Gimbal mounted gas cooker aft.

Selection of storage above and below worktop.

Nav Station:

Aft of saloon to port.

Dedicated, forward facing navigators seat and chart table.

Ships switch panel and storage locker outboard of seat.

Instrument pod protruding out, above table.

Chart storage within table.

Hanging locker aft of navigators seat.


To port of companionway.

Walk-thru heads compartment with doors to allo access from saloon or master cabin.

Forward facing manual marine toilet mounted at aft end of compartment. Moulded seat lid to cover toilet when shower in use.

Wash hand basin and counter top forward.

Vanity lockers outboard over head with storage locker beneath wash hand basin.

Pilot Cabin:

Walk-thru cabin in passageway from galley aft to master cabin.

Single berth outboard with lee cloth, berth measuring 1.9m long.

Lockers running length of bunk outboard, overhead.

Storage shelf along inboard side of cabin.

Large opening panels providing access to engine space.

Aft Cabin:

Master cabin with en-suite access to heads.

Large double bunk located centrally. 1.9m long x 1.4m wide.

Walk around access to bunk from either side.

Sideboard units with drawers and lockers beneath outboard port and starboard.

Hanging lockers with drawers beneath outboard port and starboard, forward of bunk.

Vanity unit and mirror on bulkhead forward of bunk.



Deck stepped, double spreader, masthead sloop rig.

Silver anodised alloy mast and spars, manufactured by Selden.

Standing rigging of 1x19 stainless steel, full replacement in spring 2017.

Selden alloy tube type chafe protectors fitted on shouds.

Selden Furlex roller reefing system fitted on forestay.

Selden rodkicker.

Selden spinnaker pole, stowing on port guard rail.

Majority of running rigging replaced 2017.


Primary Winches – 2x Lewmar 44, two-speed, self-tailing.

Halyard Winches – 2x Lewmar 16, two-speed, self-tailing.

Furling Winch – 1x Lewmare 10, single speed.


Mainsail – Dacron cruising laminate, white. Fully battened, 3 slab reefs. Owen Sails 2018

Genoa – Dacron cruising laminate, white, blue UV strip. Roller reefing, padded luff. Owen Sails 2018

Spare Genoa – Dacron, white, blue UV strip. Roller reefing. (2008).

Canvas Work:

Mainsail cover – Stackpack type cover with mast boot. (2018).

Boom cover – conventional style boom mainsail cover.

Sprayhood – Blue, windows forward. Tecsew (2017).

Cockpit Tent – Blue, windows in side panels and aft. Roll up side and aft panels. Tecsew (2017).

Cockpit Winter Cover – Old sprayhood and cockpit tent.

Pedestal cover

Hatch covers


Lewmar Ocean genoa tracks with cars.

10x Lewmar Domino type rope clutches in cockpit, 6 replaced with new in 2018.

Anchoring & Mooring:

Bower Anchor – 25kg Rocna anchor on 8mm chain/warp rode. (Chain and warp new 2018)

Electric Windlass – Lewmar windlass. Foot switch controls on foredeck.

Mooring Warps – Selection

Fenders – Selection


Double stainless steel bow roller.

Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit rails.

Toerail mounted stanchions supporting stainless steel guard wires.

Guard wires spanning transom between pushpit rails, removable to allow access.

Stainless steel mooring cleats port and starboard, bow and stern.

Below decks anchor locker with windlass mounted inside locker.

Hardwood grabrails running length of coachroof aft of mast.

Fixed lower section of sprayscreen with canvas sprayhood above.

U-shaped cockpit seating, finished in synthetic teak panels.

Whitlock pedestal with hyde covered stainless steel wheel.

Folding teak, drop leaf cockpit table.

Large, full depth lazarette lockers port and starboard aft.

Boarding steps moulded into transom with drop down stainless steel swimming ladder.


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

Navigation Lights:

Low level navigation lights forward and aft.

Mast mounted steaming light

Masthead tri-colour light

Masthead anchor light.

Life saving:

Liferaft – Seago Offshore GX cannister in stainless steel cradle.

Horseshoe buoy with light


In this case we are acting as brokers only.

The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.

This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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• Volvo Penta MD2040 marine diesel engine. Professional rebuild winter 2019/20. 38hp @ 3600rpm. 3 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled. Volvo Penta 120SD saildrive.
Fuel capacity
59 gallons (U.S.)
Drinking water capacity
85 gallons (U.S.)
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Mark Cameron Yachts

Mr Mark Cameron
The Braes
United Kingdom
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