Moody S31 for sale

Southampton, United Kingdom

Listed price £39,950 GBP

Tax Paid / Included

General information
Moody S31
Used sail boat for sale
$53,256 USD | Listed price £39,950 GBP
Price comment
Graet Condition & Extensivley Upgraded
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Name of boat
Moody S31
Bill Dixon
Length overall
Length waterline
5.11 tons (U.S.)
Fin Keel
Southampton, United Kingdom

About this Moody S31


This Moody S31 Fin Keel Cruiser is probably one of the best available. It is presented in great condition & has had an extensive number of upgrades & improvements in recent years. These include new sails & sprayhood in 2020 & new standing rigging, batteries, electric windlass, anchor & chain in 2019. During 2017/18 she a new sail drive unit & new keel bolts & a few years prior, all her electronics were replaced or overhauled with new plotter, radar & AIS fitted. With six berths including large owners aft cabin & forward double cabin, Chart Table & separate heads down below along with a good size cockpit & spacious decks, this Bill Dixon designed Moody is built for luxurious, comfortable cruising. This particular S31 has a very high spec including Volvo 2020 (19hp) engine, Eberspacher heating & Raymarine Electronics. This Moody S31 has clearly been well maintained is presented in very good condition & comes with a very comprehensive service & maintenance history. She is currently lying Southampton & is available for viewings through Aspire Boat Sales.

Main Specifications

Stock Number : ABS 2094

Year of Build : 1996

LOA : 9.45 m (31’0”)

LWL : 8.08 m (26’6”)

Beam : 3.30 m (10’10”)

Draft : 1.68 m (5’6”)

Displacement : 4634 kgs

Ballast : 1475 kgs

Keel Type : Fin Keel

Engine : 1 x Volvo MD2020 ( 19 HP )

Fuel Tank : 91 Ltrs

Water Tank : 182Ltrs

No of Berths : 6

VHF : Simrad RD68 DSC VHF

Plotter : Raymarine e95 Touch Screen Plotter ( New 2012 )

Radar : Raymarine RD418D Digital Radar Head ( New 2012 )

AIS : Raymarine AIS 650 Class B Transceiver ( New 2012 )

Auto Tiller : Raymarine Tiller Pilot ST2000 ( Serviced 2013 )

Main Features



Two single berths can be converted into a double using insert.

Generous stowage under berths in moulded storage bins. Stowage shelves over berths. Two hanging lockers. Opening deck hatch.



 Settee berths port and starboard. Drop leaf saloon table incorporating bottle stowage. Water tanks under both settees. Stowage space behind settee backrests. Opening deck hatch. Dorado type vents. Opening and fixed windows. Stereo/media system.



Galley to port. Wipe clean laminate worktops. Pressurised water supply with hot and cold water (no immersion heater but could be fitted). Gimballed two-burner gas cooker with oven and grill. Thermoelectric (Peltier effect) fridge. Lockers and drawer for crockery, cutlery etc.



Chart Table and storage locker. Main electrics control panel. Electronic Navigation equipment (see below).



Large double berth. Upholstered seat. Hanging locker. Under and over berth stowage. Opening hatch to cockpit. Access hatch to stern gear and stowage area.

Navigation Equipment

Raymarine e95 Touch Screen Colour Plotter – at Nav Station - New 2012

3 x Raymarine i70 Instruments – On Bridge - New 2012

Raymarine RD418D Digital Radar Head – New 2012

Raymarine AIS 650 Class B Transceiver – New 2012

Autohelm ST 2000 Tiller Pilot Integrated into new electronics

Autohelm ST50+ GPS display – At Nav Station

All electronics Overhauled October 2016

Simrad RD68 DSC VHF Radio

Full Navigation Lights

Radar Reflector


Volvo MD2020 19hp diesel engine with Fresh Water Cooling ( Serviced Feb 2020 ) – New Exhaust Elbow 2019

Volvo Sail drive ( New Unit 2017 )

Throttle Lever & Cables mounted in Cockpit – All New 2020

2 bladed fixed propeller

Comprehensive Service History


3 x Batteries ( 1 x 105 Starter (new 2019) & 2 x 110 Leisure (new 2020)

Alternator/240v charging system

Integral Battery charger

Shore power with cable

Eberspacher Cabin Heating (serviced Nov 2019 )

Socket for Solar Panel / USB Charger

Victron Multi Function Battery Monitor



Sloop rig

Kemp Alloy Spars

S/S Standing Rigging – New 2019

Single line mainsail reefing with lazy jacks

Dolphin Sails Furling Genoa – New 2020

Dolphin Sails Fully Battened Main with Rutgerson Car Slide System – New 2020

Cruising Chute ( 1998 ) with Snuffer ( 2011 )

No 1 Jib - Hood (1997) – Very lightly used

Kemp Packaway mainsail Cover


Winches - 2 x 30 Lewmar S/T Genoa, 2 x 30 Lewmar Spinnaker & 2 x 8 Lewmar Halyards etc

Winch Covers

Lines led aft to cockpit

S/S Pulpit Pushpit & Guardrails

Forward, Centre & Aft Mooring Cleats

Opening Transom Gate giving access to Swim Platform with Boarding Ladder

Rocna Anchor with chain – New 2019

Electric Anchor Windlass – New 2019

Spray Hood with Grab Rails – New 2020

Dodgers with Boat Name

Boat Hook

Outboard Bracket

Flexi Teak Synthetic Teak Cockpit

Fenders & Warps


MOODY S31 – Launched in 1996

Designed by Bill Dixon, built by Marine Projects, Plymouth UK.

GRP hull, deck & superstructure

Fin keel

Tiller steering


Brokers Comments

This Moody S31 is in very good condition and has clearly been well maintained and loved by her Owners. With a truly surprising amount of space for a boat of her size, this S31 has a generous Owners cabin aft, another double cabin forward and the saloon provides an extra 2 berths. In addition she has a good sized galley with fridge, oven & hob, Chart Table & two sofas with drop leaf table between. Her saloon is finished in solid cherry woodwork with accents of gloss cherry to give a feeling of comfort & luxury throughout. On deck, she has a good size cockpit with all lines led aft to the cockpit to enable short handed sailing. This particular Moody S31 has a very high specification with many recent upgrades & improvements including new sails, new standing rigging, new electric windlass & a complete new sail drive unit & new keel bolts in 2017. Furthermore, in 2012 she had new plotter, radar, digital instruments & AIS fitted. She is powered by a Volvo MD2020, 19 HP diesel engine with sail drive seal replaced in 2016. This wonderful cruising yacht is a great example of the Moody S31 marque and is a real credit to her current owner. She also comes with an extensive documented service & maintenance history which is an asset to her new Owner.

The Moody S31 has all the space, styling & grace expected of this great Marque. Having been very well maintained & frequently updated, this boat certainly belies its age and feels & looks contemporary. In our opinion, this is probably one of the best examples of this much saught after Cruiser and is a must for viewing. She is currently lying Southampton. & available for viewings through Aspire Boat Sales.

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Volvo Penta MD2020 - 19 HP
Fuel capacity
24 gallons (U.S.)
Maximum speed
8 mph
Cruising speed
6 mph
Number of cabins
Number of berths
Drinking water capacity
48 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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