MOODY 64 for sale

Mallorca, Spain

£550,000 GBP

General information
Used sail boat for sale
£550,000 GBP
Name of boat
Length overall
19.35 metres
5.33 metres
Mallorca, Spain

About this MOODY 64


General Comments (courtesy of Darrell Nicholson, Cruising World, 2004)

The Moody 64 is what Dixon calls "a crossover boat," one that, through the efficient use of power-furling gear and winches, is designed to be managed by two very capable sailors but is big enough to attract those who expect to have family, friends, or crew aboard for more than just a few days. With a high-aspect masthead cutter rig, a fine bow, minimal wetted surface, and 22,000 pounds of ballast concentrated in a bulb at the bottom of its standard 8-foot-6-inch fin keel, the Moody 64 doesn't conceal her aspirations for fast passages. In the 2002 Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC), hull number one smoked a fleet full of long-legged Oysters and Swans to win Class A and take fourth overall. She covered the 2,680-mile transatlantic course from Gran Canaria to St. Lucia in just less than 13 1/2 days-- that's 200 miles per day.


The Moody's hull is hand-laid fibreglass cored with inch-thick end-grain balsa bedded in a polyester bonding paste. Solid laminate is used wherever there are through-hull penetrations and at the stem, keel, and skeg. A complex mix of glassed-in floors and stringers in the keel and main bilge area and in structural bulkheads and chainplate supports help stiffen the hull. Bonded-in tray mouldings also provide support in the forward and after sections. The deck is both bonded and mechanically fastened to an inward-turning flange on the hull. Monel rivets driven through an aluminium backing plate in the flange serve as the mechanical fasteners. The deck-edge bulwark is then fitted with a laminated teak caprail. A full-length rub-rail protects the hull, which in the case of Maisha is white gel coat. Meticulous computer-assisted design (CAD) engineering and a long background in streamlined production give the builder, Princess Yachts, the ability to produce eight to 10 of these boats each year.


The Moody carries most of its 17-foot beam from the amidships station all the way to the aft sections. The beam allows plenty of room for twin 42-inch wheels, each helm with its own bench seat and padded hip rest. The arrangement not only gives you your pick of leeward or windward steering but also opens a clear passage to the bathing platform aft.


The cockpit is divided by a small step between the higher steering stations aft and the lower, ample, main-cockpit area. The forward area seats six comfortably around a permanent drop-leaf table that has well-placed stainless-steel grab rails.


The rig geometry uses triple aft-swept spreaders with cap shrouds, upper and lower intermediates, and aft lower shrouds. The cap and lowers lead to a single deck fitting inboard near the raised cabin top, allowing easy fore-and-aft passage on either side. The load is transmitted from this fitting to a rugged, encapsulated plywood web; the web, in turn, is tied to the grid like floor structure and main bulkheads.


The foredeck is clear and uncluttered (Maisha has a lovely sun bathing area with cushions on the foredeck) .


A huge, 36-inch-diagonal hatch just aft of the inner forestay leads down to the skipper's cabin and allows for quick launching and stowing of spinnakers or storm sails. The Lewmar 3000 vertical anchor winch serves twin stainless-steel rollers and feeds into a large, self-draining, divided chain locker. Additional storage lies behind the cockpit in a wide and deep lazarette that's essentially a seagoing garage. Also aft is a dedicated locker for a life raft. Stainless-steel dinghy davits are standard (but Maisha has the Kevlar ones, which were lighter – and more costly!).


RCD Status: The yacht conforms with the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC or RCDII (2013/53/EU as appropriate (Recreational Craft Directive) and is categorised A – “Ocean” (or Cat B – whichever is appropriate)


Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:

  • Hand laid glass fibre construction to Moody specification of the time.
  • Underwater sections from stem to keel further stiffened by utilising an Aramid (Kevlar) laminate to increase impact resistance.
  • White hull.
  • Transom includes hydraulic powered hinging transom door / swim platform.
  • Swept teak laid deck. New early 2019.
  • Deck is stiffened with balsa core, plywood backing plates in way of deck fittings.
  • Deck edge incorporates a raised bulwark with lovely teak cap rail.
  • Solid stainless rail, port starboard.
  • Teak handrail around aft deck.
  • Kevlar crane dinghy davits at stern.
  • Garage locker in aft coaming.
  • Generous lazarette stowage space.


Keel & Rudder:

  • Lead / antimony ballast keel.
  • MAISHA has the optional “shoal draft” keel with flattened bulb.
  • This keel maintains the same centre of gravity position as the deeper fin keel.


Engine & Gearbox:

  • 1 x Yanmar 4LHA-STE 230HP, 4-cylinder, turbo charged diesel.
  • New turbo for engine (2021) – at time of writing it is not installed.
  • Max Prop 3 Blade Classic feathering propeller.
  • Sigmadrive prop shaft vibration isolation (2020).
  • Electronic Micro-commander throttle units, one at each helm.


Maintenance & Performance:

  • Engine hours – 8,528 April (2021).
  • Engine last serviced – Feb/March 2021.
  • Cruising speed – 8 knots @ 2200 rpm.
  • Maximum speed – 10 knots @ 3000 rpm.
  • Fuel consumption at cruising speed – TBC litres per hour.
  • Range @ cruising speed – TBC Nm.



  • Twins helm pedestal units connected by rod steering to a single rudder.
  • Carbon fibre steering wheels.
  • Emergency tiller system.



  • Sleipner Sidepower SP220TC Electric (thrust 220Kg, power 15Hp/11.2Kw) with controls at each helm.

Electrical Systems

Voltage Systems:

  • 24v ships system.
  • 220v AC system with ring main.
  • Simarine battery monitor (new in 2019).



  • 1 x Onan generator 13.5kW.
  • Hour meter reads approx. – 1,100 hours (we believe that total hours run is approx. 6,200, as at time of former sale they were 5100. Meter replaced or reset).
  • Generator serviced: February 2021.
  • Gen start battery.


Battery Banks:

  • 2 x 105 amps joined in series to provide 24 v DC for engine start, 2012.
  • 2 x 105 amps joined in series to provide 24 v DC for navigation, 2012.
  • 8 x 200 amps joined in series and parallel to provide 24 v DC for service - sealed batteries.
  • The domestic service battery bank was renewed in April 2019 in Turkey.


Battery Chargers:

  • Via 220v (shore or generator).
  • Victron charger/inverter Multiplus 24v/3000VA/70A.
  • 24V/95A charger Newman.



  • Engine driven 35-amp 24v alternator for power and navigation batteries plus a second custom 135-amp alternator for service batteries.


Shore Power:

  • AC electrical system comprises a 220-volt, 50-amp, 50 Hz shore power with two inlet sockets, one for standard use and a second one for the air conditioning.

Plumbing Systems


  • Seafresh water-maker, installed in Lazarette (this unit is laid up and has not been used recently).
  • Seafresh water maker display on/off by chart table.


Fresh Water & Water Heating System:

  • Hot water supplied via 220v boiler (shore or gen set) and from engine calorifier.
  • The boiler had a new element March 2021.


Bilge Pumps:

  • Automatic bilge pump.
  • Gusher 30, Manual bilge pump.
  • Bilge pump in engine room.
  • Bilge pump in lazarette.
  • Salt-water deck wash.



  • Total capacity of 2,145 litres.


Fresh water:

  • Total capacity of 1,380 litres.


Grey/Blackwater holding tanks:

  • Grey water is fitted with local grey water accumulation tanks with automatic discharge.
  • 230 litre black water tank (under VIP berth) with discharge pump.

Navigation Equipment

In cockpit:

  • 2 x Raymarine plotters MFD units, one at each helm (9” displays), new 2021, with
  • Axiom 9 software SD1 Navionics,new 2021.
  • Raymarine instrument repeaters over companionway x 3 – log/wind direction/depth, new 2021.
  • Raymarine Autopilot coupled to gearbox drive and remote fitted at starboard helm.
  • Furuno VHF at port helm.
  • 2 x Plastimo binnacle compasses.


At chart table:

  • Raymarine hybrid touch screen plotter/GPS at chart table, new 2018.
  • AIS Raymarine, new 2018.
  • ICS Nav 6.
  • Raymarine VHF RAY 218E.
  • Furuno DSC VHF radio (with 2nd handset at helm).

Domestic Equipment

Heating & Ventilation:

  • Cruisair Air Conditioning and Heating system – to the aft cabin, saloon, and port cabin.



  • Force 10 gas cooker with oven and 3 x burners.
  • Beko Microwave.
  • Plates, glasses, cutlery, pans, utensils, etc.
  • Water filter system and tap for drinking water, new 2020.
  • Fridge unit, front opening.
  • Freezer.
  • New fridge and freezer compressors in 2020.
  • Drink’s fridge 24V air-cooled, in cockpit table.
  • Electrolux Perfect Care 600 clothes washer (in crew cabin), new 2020.



  • 3 x Vacuflush toilets.
  • 1 x Jabsco manual (crew).
  • 3 heads, 2 private and one for day use off the saloon and starboard twin cabin.
  • 4th. head and shower forward for crew.
  • All heads include shower facilities.
  • Vacuum toilets reconditioned 2020.



  • CD Radio in master cabin.
  • Fusion AV system in saloon new in 2018.
  • The earlier Fusion system from the saloon was re-installed in the VIP cabin.
  • DVD surround sound cinema in saloon with 20-inch retractable flat screen TV to starboard.
  • TV in the aft cabin, behind a mirror which elevates electrically.



  • 24 volts LED interior lighting.
  • All lights changed for LED and fitted LED strip lights on deck, and below – also LED deck lights -2018.


Summary of Accommodation:

  • 9 berths in 5 cabins.
  • 2 berths for crew in V berth cabin forward.
  • 2 berths in starboard upper and lower berth cabin.
  • Double berth in port side VIP cabin.
  • Double berth in aft owner cabin.
  • Single Pullman style berth in port cabin / office.
  • The interior woodwork is finished in teak.
  • MAISHA benefits from cream colour leather upholstery, which matches well with the woodwork and provides a light modern style.
  • Grey crew covers, new 2020.
  • Interior headlining all replaced 2021.
  • All deck hatch Oceanair blinds new 2021.


Note: In 2014 - new saloon floorboards, new mattresses, new carpets, plus new interior and exterior upholstery and furnishings. Galley floor reconditioned 2020.


Description of layout from forwards:


V-berth crew cabin forward with crew head and washbasin. The cabin is accessed from the deck hatch or via the starboard guest cabin. In the centre under the V berth is installed an Electrolux top loading washing machine.


Guest twin cabin to starboard with upper/lower berths (fitted with lee cloths), hull window, overhead hatch, wardrobe, and locker.


There is a separate head and shower compartment aft of the cabin that can also serve as a “day head”.


Double bedded VIP guest cabin to port with reading lights, overhead hatch, hull port, lockers, and cupboard.


Forward of the cabin is its own ensuite head and shower area. Fusion music system.


The main saloon is amidships and full width - to port is a circular sofa and extendable dining table.


To starboard is a sofa - outboard of which is the TV that rises at the touch of a button from the cabinet.


With hull ports each side, 2 overhead hatches, and coaming windows (also in the forward section) the saloon is a particularly light and airy living space.



The galley is to starboard aft of the saloon built in a U shape for practical use at sea it is fitted with the Force 10 cooker, a fridge, deep-freeze, microwave, twin sinks inboard (with covers) and has good storage.


Navigation Station:

Situated aft of the saloon to port it has a large chart table with seat. The electric panels are located inboard.


Starboard Bunk Cabin:

Aft of the chart table in the passage to the owner cabin is a single bunk cabin, which has a fold down bed. This area cleverly doubles as a work area/office.  With the bed folded up you have a desk with seat. There is a storage unit and for natural light a hull port.


From here, there is good access into the engine room.


Owners Cabin Aft:

  • This very comfortable cabin has a large double bed, seats each side, ample lockers, and storage with wardrobes to port and starboard, plus reading lamps. There is a TV behind the mirror.
  • Together with its 4 opening ports, 2 hull windows and 2 overhead hatches (2021) it a remarkably good cabin for this size of yacht.
  • Forward and to starboard the cabin has its own full en-suite facilities.

Deck Equipment


  • Cutter rig.
  • Selden aluminium white painted mast.
  • Standard cutter rig with powered headsail, staysail, and mainsail furling.
  • New s/s wire standing rigging July 2015.
  • Mast and boom and spinnaker pole re-painted 2014.
  • Hydraulic In-Mast furling mainsail system.
  • Furlex Selden hydraulic furling headsail unit.
  • Furlex Selden hydraulic furling unit for staysail, new 2015.
  • Self-tacking staysail system with track at deck.
  • Pushbutton controls for genoa in/out at starboard helm.
  • Pushbutton controls main and jib in/out by companionway.
  • Navtec hydraulic adjusters for vang and backstay with s/s panel by the starboard helm.
  • Hydraulic vang and backstay reconditioned in 2020.
  • Hydraulic blocks and power pack reconditioned in 2020.
  • Headsail furlers reconditioned in 2020, including new hoses.
  • Mast rigged for two spinnaker halyards.
  • Two spreader lights.
  • Diamond jumper struts in addition to running backstays.
  • Passarelle halyards and fittings.
  • Deck blocks and pad eyes for cruising chute.



  • Electric powered self-tailing Yankee sheet winches, Lewmar 66 CEST x 2.
  • Electric powered mainsheet staysail sheet & mainsail outhaul winch, Lewmar 58 CEST x 2.
  • Secondary winches, manual Lewmar 58 CST x 2.
  • Mainsheet traveller winches, manual Lewmar 30 CST x 2.



  • Mainsail – (sail was new in 2014).
  • Hood Yankee.
  • Hood Staysail.


Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:

  • Anchor windlass - Lewmar 3000 reversible electric unit with handset control forward and switch control at the helm.
  • Stainless kedge anchor roller at stern.
  • Main anchor - 60 kg Plough anchor with 100m of 12mm chain.
  • New anchor chain 2019.
  • Secondary anchor - 30 kg Bruce anchor.
  • Emergency anchor.
  • Fenders. Mooring lines etc.


Covers, Canvas & Cushions:

  • Foredeck cushions and sunshade for foredeck – all new 2018.
  • Fitted towelling sunbathing cushions for aft decks.
  • Cockpit cushions and covers.
  • Bimini in Sunbrella material, new 2018.
  • Spray hood in Sunbrella material.
  • Covers for helms and wheels.
  • Cover for cockpit table.


Tender & Outboard:

  • Arimar Sea Pioneer 430 – 40hp Johnson 2-stroke.


Safety Equipment:

  • ADEC ISO 9650-1, 12-person liferaft in canister, new 2020.
  • ACR 406 EPIRB auto release – new 2020.
  • Various medical and safety items as on board.


Fire-fighting equipment:

  • Fire extinguishers.
  • Engine room FM 200 automatic fire extinguisher.


Note: In 2014 and 2015 under former ownership the yacht benefitted from a general refit.


That included the new standing rigging, new running rigging, overhaul of and new motor on the windlass, new motor on the bowthruster, replaced Navtec panel, new cooker, new water heater, new Perspex in forward cabin deck hatches, and other improvements.

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Maximum speed
19 kph
Cruising speed
15 kph
Number of berths
Broker/Dealer Information

Berthon International

The Shipyard
SO41 3YL
United Kingdom
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