Moody S38 for sale

Devon, United Kingdom

£88,000 GBP

Tax Paid / Included

Moody S38
General information
Moody S38
Used sail boat for sale
£88,000 GBP
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Name of boat
Bill Dixon
Length overall
11.89 metres
Length waterline
9.91 metres
3.95 metres
1.91 metres
8,650 kg
Fin Keel
Devon, United Kingdom

About this Moody S38


Moody S38 - 1996 - refit 2019/20

Rarely available and sought after Moody S38. The S series from Moody were way ahead of their time and sadly very few were built due to the cost and superior build quality.

Good looking with excellent seakeeping and sailing characteristics, combined with a palatial interior layout, mahogany interior, 3 double cabins 2 heads, large galley, chart table and saloon area, in a sub 40 foot boat!

Trilogy benefits from a recent mini refit 2019/20 with many age related items being renewed

Ready for a new owner to put their stamp on the interior and cruise on into the next decade

Full Specification

Construction and General

GRP Hull, deck and superstructure

Deck re-gelled 2020

Seacocks replaced with composite 2019

Synthetic teak cockpit seats and sole

Whitlock Cobra wheel steering with leather covered wheel

Fin keel

Spade rudder

Fractional 2 spreader rig

Standing rigging replaced 2020

LPG Gas system with vented locker

Eberspacher heating

H/C Water with calorifier and immersion heaters

Water pump (Jabsco) replaced 2019

Holding tank with macerator pump (aft head)


Part 1 registered


Lloyds register HCC (hull construction certificate)

Accommodation layout and details

Mahogany joinery

Teak and holly sole

Moulded headling

Salmon fabric upholstery in saloon

Lemon patterned fabric upholstery in cabins

LED lighting

Eye level lockers in all cabins and huge storage capacity

H/C water (all pipes and water pump replaced 2019)

Toilets replaced 2019

Eberspacher D3L Heating with 5 outlets

Holding tank with macerator pump (aft head)

The Moody S38 has extra spacious accommodation for up to 8 in 3 double cabins and the saloon, with 2 ensuite heads:

Fwd cabin with V berth and infill to make a double, mahogany slats panelling, large storage bins under berth, eye level lockers either side, vanity unity with drawer, locker and mirror, large hanging locker, overhead and reading lights, large opening hatch, heating outlet, 240V outlet, doors to head and saloon

Ensuite head with door to fwd cabin, Jabsco sea toilet with twist lock, moulded basin with SS grab rail, worktop and storage with H/C water and thermostatic shower mixer, shower drain pump, opening hatch, lighting

Spacious central saloon with U shaped seating to starboard, storage beneath, reinforced (removable) bracket for TV at fwd end, Single settee berth to port with "trotter box", storage below, behind back storage, shelving and eye level lockers either side, large drop leaf table with bottle storage, draw and locker, opening hatch, portlights, overhead lighting and heating outlet

L shaped galley with return to starboard, Plastimo Neptune 2000 SS 2 burner cooker, oven and grill, SS safety bar, safety strap, stone look worktop with deep fiddles, twin SS sinks, H/C water, large cool box with fridge unit, bin access through worktop, huge storage capacity above and below worktop. opening port above cooker, 240V outlets and overhead lighting

Nav station to port with good size chart table, chart light, storage within, space for books, electronics and custom 12V panel, 3 bosuns drawers, navigators seat with vinyl cover and storage

Main (day) head, which is also ensuite to the port aft cabin, Jabsco sea toilet with twist lock and holding tank, moulded basin with SS grab rail and storage, H/C water and thermostatic shower, shower drain pump, opening ports, heating outlet and overhead lighting

Port aft cabin with door to main head, large double berth, standing room, hanging locker and small vanity unit, opening port, access to rear of engine, heating outlet, overhead and reading lights

Starboard aft cabin with large double berth, standing room, large wet locker, hanging locker and small vanity unit, access hatch to cockpit, access to rear of engine, heating outlet, overhead and reading lights

NOTE: there is a "kick out" panel between the aft cabins to enable access to the cockpit hatch from the port cabin in an emergency

Externally is a large, safe cockpit with steering pedestal and attached teak folding leaf cockpit table, 2 cockpit lockers, with vented gas locker to starboard, the wrap around helm seat opens out to the sugar scoop transom with an integrated SS bathing ladder

Nice wide side deck with moulded non slip and a large anchor / chain locker with electric windlass

Engine, Electrical and Tankage


Volvo Penta MD 2040 3 cylinder diesel engine

Saildrive to 3 blade fixed prop

Ambassador rope cutter

Regularly serviced

Thorough service in 2017 including removing top end rebuild. The Head was sent to the service centre in Germany for service and a re-grind

Sail drive seal replaced and full service 2020

Starts "on the button"


12V DC domestic system

4 x 110 Ah domestic batteries

1 x 110 Ah engine start battery

Balmer 100A alternator and ARS-5 regulator (2020)

Isolator switches (at nav station)

Victron BMV 712 battery monitor

Custom 12V panel at chart table with battery level LEDs

Water and fuel gauges

Breaker switches for 12 and 240V systems

12 V outlets

240V AC shorepower system

240V Sterling pro digital battery charger - 50 A (2012)

240V Water heater

240V outlets


Fuel 160 L - Plastic (Tek Tanks) 2016

Water 350 L in 2 tanks - Aluminium and plastic (Tek Tanks)

Holding Tank with macerator pump for discharge

Spars, Sails and Canvas


Kemp aluminium 2 spreader mast

Kemp slab reefing boom with 3 reefs

Selden rod kicker

Furlex roller reefing system

Spinnaker pole on mast track storage

All lines led aft

Standing Rigging and most running rigging replaced 2019



Roller furling genoa with UV protection

Serviced 2020


Stack pack with lazyjacks and boot

Sprayhood with SS rail and grab rail

Winch covers

Deck Gear and Equipment

Deck Gear

2 Lewmar 48 ST Primary winches

2 Lewmar 30 ST Halyard winches

2 Lewmar 8 spinnaker winches

Winches serviced 2019

12 Spinlock rope clutches (2019)

Lewmar genoa tracks and adjustable cars

Lewmar mainsheet track and car on coachroof

Deck Equipment

Substantial SS double bow roller

Delta anchor and 60M 8mm chain

Lofrens Kobra 1000W electric windlass with remote

Windlass motor replaced 2019

2 Dorade vents on coachroof

Spring cleats

Sprung outboard motor storage bracket on transom

Integrated SS bathing ladder

Navigation Equipment

Chart table

Raymarine C80 colour chartplotter / radar

Cmap charts for West Europe, the Mediterranean and South to the Azores

Simrad RS10 DSC VHF radio with selectable deck / saloon speaker

Vesper Watchmate Vision AIS system (2020)

Over companionway

ST50 Tridata speed and depth

ST50 Wind speed and direction (masthead unit replaced 2019)

ST60 Multi display

12V Outlet

Wheel area

Raymarine p70s autopilot control unit

ST50 Navdata display

Silva steering compass


Raymarine radome on custom reinforced pole on transom

Raymarine inboard autopilot system

Brass clock and barometer on fwd bulkhead

Pioneer CD / FM stereo with saloon speakers

Bicolour and Stern nav lights

Steaming / LED deck light

Tricolour / anchor light at masthead

Hawk windex / VHF aerial

Safety Equipment

EPIRB (serviced 04/2021)

Liferaft (serviced 04/2021)

Manual bilge pump

Electric bilge pump with auto / manual switch

Fire extinguisher

General Inventory

Fenders and warps

Boat hook

Deck brush

Ensign and staff

Spare gas bottle

Teak folding leaf cockpit table on pedestal

2 Winch handles


Honwave 2.7M inflatable dinghy

Suzuki 6Hp 4 stroke outboard motor (2020)

Owners Comments

Trilogy has been my pride and joy for 11 years, during this time I cruised the Mediterranean for 5 years living happily on board for 4 of those years.

Trilogy is solidly built to traditional Moody standards and has been regularly maintained and upgraded, including a refit in 2019 / 2020

The Eberspacher heating works well heating the whole boat, in UK waters it is regularly used. The Vesper AIS new in 2020 has already proved a useful aid as discovered during the 2020 trip to the Channel Islands.

Trilogy is a strong working boat ready to take you anywhere, I hope the new owner uses her and enjoys many happy miles cruising.

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Volvo Penta MD 2040 Saildrive
Fuel capacity
160 litres
Number of cabins
Number of berths
Drinking water capacity
350 litres
Additional Accommodation Details
Holding tank

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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Broker/Dealer Information

Plymouth Yacht Brokers

Mr Kim Vasey
The Brokerage Office
United Kingdom
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