Moody S31 for sale

Bursledon, United Kingdom

£38,000 GBP

Tax Paid / Included

Moody S31
General information
Moody S31
Used sail boat for sale
£38,000 GBP
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Length overall
9.75 metres
3.35 metres
4,815 kg
Fin Keel
Bursledon, United Kingdom

About this Moody S31


Remarks :
The Moody S31 is a comfortable, fast, cruiser/racer with very spacious accommodation. She has a large, double berth aft cabin, two saloon berths, and a twin/double berth forward cabin. The Moody S31 is a very popular yacht with good sailing characteristics, ideal as a family cruiser or club racer. 

Accommodation :


Sleeps 6 in two cabins plus saloon

The Moody S31 domestic layout comprise of a very large aft double cabin, fore peak double and two singles in the saloon. The L shaped galley is to port and nav area and heads to starboard when descending the companion way stairs. The main cabin has a double leafed dining table with wine storage.

Spacious heads compartment
Jabsco marine WC
Wash hand basin
Pressurised hot and cold water

Fridge under countertop
Nelson Gas oven, Grill and Twin Hob burner
Ample storage
Stainless sink
Pressurised hot/cold water
Rear facing chart table
Double skin head lining throughout
Fitted CD player/radio (with stereo speakers in the main saloon and single speaker in cockpit)
Replacement of carpet linings in cupboard and shelf areas
Cabin Lighting (LED)
Double leafed dining table with wine storage
Navigation equipment stowage rack
Curtains (2014)
Opening port lights to main cabin and, heads (replaced 2014)
Large full-size bed (it is huge!)
Dressing area and Wardrobe
Overhead lighting
Access to stater battery 
Stowage under bed 

V berth with infill,
Hatch (perspex replaced 2014)

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.

Inventory :

Built by Marine Projects in Plymouth to designs by Bill Dixon

GRP Hull, deck, and superstructure
Fin keel
Tiller steering
Skeg hung rudder 

LOA - 31.9ft / 9.68m
Beam - 10.83ft / 3.30m 
Draft - 5.6ft / 1.68m 

Hull hand laid up in GRP with temperature and humidity controlled conditions operating within an ISO 9002 quality assurance environment. Hull laminate manufactured from polyester resins with Isophalic gel coats, two applications of gel coat hand brushed and checked for thickness prior to first laminate. Initial layup also in isophalic resin with powered bound matt. Hull laminate is a combination of single skin Hull bottom with skin thickness increasing through high stress areas such as keel and fin and tuck.

Hull stiffening is a complex mix of glasses in floors through the keel bay areas and moulded in tray mould/stiffening matrix in the forward and aft ends. Keel floors are moulded down into the fin keel sump. Top sides are stiffened with balsa cored stringers. All main bulkheads landed with tray mould/matrix structural supports and structurally bonded to the matrix slots and the matrix to the hull.

The desk structure is hand laid up in glass fibre with polyester resins. The flat areas of the desk and coach roof are balsa cored for strength and insulation. Load areas within the deck where fittings and fastenings are fixed, the balsa core is replaced with 12mm marine plywood. The inner and outer skins of the deck sandwich laid up with chopped Matt.

The hull to deck joint is formed from a return flange moulded on the hull, onto which the deck sits. The transom is an integrally moulded part of the desk moulding. Deck and transom are structurally bonded to the hull flange, an anodised aluminium alloy toerail is fitted around the deck edge and through bolted to the deck edge and hull flange.

Domestic batteries replaced 2016 with two Yuasa marine M31-100 domestic
One marine M27-90 engine battery
all charged either using mains power using an onboard charger or via an Adverc voltage regulating system connected to the engine alternator for optimal engine charging
Battery voltage/current and charge meter in rear cabin

Fenders and warps
Anchor, warp and chain
Sprayhood - 2012 
Stack pack - 2012 
Cockpit cushions
Cockpit table
Cockpit seating replaced with solid teak - 2011 
Jack stays 
Teak flag pole and ensign

NEMA 2000 751 GPSMap plotter
Garmin depth
Garmin log
Garmin wind (with vertical propellor anamometer)
Two colour multi-screen Garmin GM120 display units
JRC 1000 Mk2 radar
Simrad TP10 tiller steering system (linked to chartplotter for auto navigation)
ICom DSC radio (linked to chart plotter for position)
Garmin GPS with low power anchor watch
CD player with radio at nav station

Gas piping fully replaced and new spinflo Nelson cooker 2009
Saildrive diaphragm replaced 2010
Standing rigging fully replaced in 2007, and substantially replaced again in 2016
Seago 4 man life raft, refurbished in 2014 but now out out date
Fire extinguishers in all cabins and automatic extinguisher in engine bay
Radar reflector
Rocna anchor , 5m of chain, 45m of anchor plait
Dan bouy, horse shoe float with light, mob sling
Electric and manual bilge pumps
Tiller extension 
Throwing line 
Anchor ball 
Steaming triangle 


I undertook a comprehensive refit when I bought her in 2014. This included:

Perspex in all of the windows and hatches replaced
New Garmin instrumentation
Domestic batteries replaced 2016 with two Yuasa marine M31-100 domestic and a one marine M27-90 engine battery, all charged either using mains power using an onboard charger or via an Adverc voltage regulating system connected to the engine alternator for optimal engine charging. Battery voltage/current and charge meter in rear cabin.
Morse lever replaced to allow selection of reverse gear without pressing a button. This is particularly useful to stop the boat when berthing.
Fuel tank removed and corroded lower half replaced.
New water tank level sensor and meter.
New curtains and upholstery throughout.
New calorifier
Refurbishment of storage locker including new floorboards
Overhaul of Ardic warm air heater, replacement of hot air pipes
Replacement of carpet linings in cupboard and shelf areas
New masthead wiring to vhf areal, new aerial
Wi-fi onboard installed
Replaced cockpit speaker
Replaced electric bilge pump
Regular painting of keel bolts (which were removed and inspected prior to our purchase)
Regular anti fouling and gel coat polishing
New teak document rack over nav station and towel rail in heads 

Original sales paperwork, invoices, builders cert available, and a good invoice maintenance trail, with all manuals in lever arch folders. Running rigging replaced 2014, with updates since. Standing rigging replaced 2015, sails replaced with Hyde tri-radial using a very strong and durable cruising laminate fabric. The main is fully battened with roller cars and the Genoa roller reefed, both 2009. The original sails are still in good order and used as spares. She has a beautiful red, white and blue cruising chute with an amazing snuffer, plus (never used?) orange storm sails.

Mechanical :
19HP Volvo MD2020-CBT 86870
Diesel engine with fresh water cooling
Volvo 120 SD sail drive with two-bladed fixed 16” propeller
Single lever control (recently replaced)
Rev counter and warning lights for oil pressure
Temperature and loss of charge
Engine was installed from new and has been 100% reliable

Masthead sloop deck
Stepped mast aluminium made by Kemp Masts Ltd
Standing rigging stainless steel 1x19 7&6 mm
Standing rigging fully replaced in 2007 and inspected and substantially replaced in 2016

Headsail foil by Furlex 519-270
Hyde cruising laminate tri-radial fully battened mainsail with roller cars
Lazy jacks & stack pack
First and second reef (separate lines for each luff and leech to optimise sail setting)
Leech line for third reef in boom
All other lines led aft through clutch jammers
Hyde cruising laminate tri-radial Genoa
Hyde cruising chute & snuffer
Antal W16 self-tailing coachroof winches

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Network Yacht Brokers (Conwy), Conwy Marina, Conwy, North Wales, LL32 8GU
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