Moody Carbineer (1979) for sale in Chichester, United Kingdom


This Moody Carbineer 46 is a classic yet modern yacht offering 6 berths, 2 heads and a lovely deck saloon. She is fitted with a 115 HP Perkins engine and Ketch rigged with Proctor anodised aluminium spars and Stainless steel standing rigging, perfect for safe, comfortable long distance cruising. The interior is fitted out to a high standard throughout with a wheelhouse saloon including a helm and navigation equipment, U-shaped galley, main heads compartment, three cabins with generous single berths and ample storage space. She also benefits from a teak laid deck with cockpit table, good deck space, Bruce anchor, generator, and navigation equipment including a Furuno GP-32, Raymarine C120, and Raytheon ST6000+. Truly a stunning and well cared for vessel that bridges the gap of modern and classic design.

General information
Moody Carbineer
Used sail boat for sale
Price comment
Lovely Classic Ketch
Name of boat
Moody Carbineer
Laurent Giles
Length overall
14.70 metres
Length waterline
10.97 metres
3.72 metres
1.83 metres
Long Keel
Chichester, United Kingdom

About this Moody Carbineer


This Moody Carbineer is a lovely classic vessel that bridges the gap of being a modern construction with elegant, classic styling & design that draws attention in every Marina. Designed by Laurent Giles and built by AH Moody & Sons, only 32 of these boats were built, with Narooma being the last one constructed & thus benefitting from the 10 years of improvements & developments of the Marque. She is Ketch rigged & fitted with a 115 HP Perkins engine, all of which make her easy to handle & a safe, comfortable, long distance cruising yacht. Given the space, storage & accommodation, she would make a first class liveaboard. With 6 berths in 3 cabins, 2 heads & a lovely deck saloon, there is so much to appreciate. This boat just oozes quality, class & style & is a real head turner. She is suffering from some Osmotic Blistering and a full, recent survey is available to interested parties, but her price has been significantly reduced to allow for this. She is currently lying Southampton.

Main Specifications

Stock Number : ABS 2325

Year of Build : 1979

Moody Yard No : 5011

LOA : 14.70 m (46’6”)

LWL: 10.97 m (36’0”)

Beam : 3.72 m (12’2”)

Draft : 1.83 m (6’0”)

Engine : Perkins 6345 – 6 Cylinder 115 HP (86 kw)

Generator : Fischer Panda 4000s PMS Diesel Generator

Displacement : 16510 kgs

Fuel Tank Capacity : 1680 ltrs in 2 Tanks

No of Berths : 6

GPS : Furuno GP-32

Radar / Plotter : Raymarine C120

Autopilot : Raytheon ST6000+

Other Electronics: Raymarine ST60+ Speed, Depth & Wind

VHF : Icom MC-505 VHF with DSC Capability

Bow Thruster : Vetus Bow Thruster

Main Features


The spacious accommodation offers six berths in three cabins with good headroom throughout.


L-shaped seating area with a table to port with helm and navigation equipment forward. To starboard is a small settee, entertainment unit and storage in various cupboards and drawers. Opening hatches and lots of windows add to the feeling of space and walkways lead aft to the owners cabin and forward to the galley, heads and guest cabins.


Located to port and open to the wheelhouse is a U-shaped galley equipped with a Plastimo Neptune stainless steel 2-burner gas cooker with, hotplate oven and grill (Gas Certified in 2022), twin stainless steel sinks, fridge and ample storage in various drawers and cupboards.


Forward to starboard is the main heads compartment fitted with a marine toilet, wash basin and shower with additional stowage cupboards.


 Fitted with single berths to port and starboard, hanging locker and good storage in various drawers.  


Designed to be used as additional accommodation and currently offering two single berths it could be adapted to offer a double berth, additional storage, used as a sail stowage area or provide space for liveaboard equipment.


A walkway with lockers, leads down to the owners aft cabin which currently offers generous single berths either side of a central dressing table. An ensuite to port is equipped with a marine heads, basin and shower with further stowage space.  

The teak finished interior is fitted out to a high standard throughout and appears to have been lightly used and very well cared for. The saloon upholstery is in very good condition. Teak sole boards throughout with carpets & curtains (complete new set, never fitted ). Hot and cold pressurised water system via a calorifier with immersion coil or heated from the engine.


A good sized aft cockpit with binnacle wheel steering and excellent deck space provide a safe and confidence inspiring setting for Bluewater sailing. Teak laid decks (over fibreglass deck structure), cockpit seats and teak cockpit grating add to the feeling of quality and enhance her classic lines. A teak pedestal with folding cockpit table have also been fitted to add further practicality and charm.

Spars & Sails

Ketch rig. Proctor anodised aluminium spars. Stainless steel standing rigging. Slab reefing main sail with stack pack and lazyjacks. Slab reefing mizzen with stack pack and lazyjacks. Rotostay headsail furling system. 2 x Lewmar self tailing sheet winches. Lewmar ancillary winch. Lewmar self tailing winch, Lewmar 40 and Lewmar 8 halyard winches on main mast. 3 x Lewmar 8 halyard winches on mizzen. Spinnaker Pole

Fully Battened Mainsail – Good Serviceable Condition

Furling Genoa – Good Serviceable Condition

Mizzen Staysail – Good Serviceable Condition ( not used by current Owner )

Cruising Chute – Good Serviceable Condition ( not used by current Owner )

Mechanical Systems

Located under the wheelhouse sole, Perkins 6.354M 6-cylinder 115hp diesel engine. Freshwater cooled via heat exchanger. Single lever controls with electric start at both helms. Shaft drive via hydraulic gearbox to 3-bladed fixed propeller. Vetus Bow thruster with control at Deck Helm.

In 2017 the engine, gearbox & transmission were completely removed from the boat & professionally and comprehensively overhauled with new Starter Motor, Alternator & Seawater Cooling Pump all replaced. In 2019 two new stainless steel fuel tanks & ancillaries were were installed and a new alternator was fitted. 

Electrical Systems

8 x 12v Batteries in a 24v bank charged via engine alternator. Shorepower system with ring mains, Victron Phoenix 24v/240v automatic battery charging system (new 2019) and immersion coil for water heating. Fischer Panda 4000s PMS diesel generator (not currently running ) with remote electric start ( New in 2013 ) and dedicated battery. Full cabin lighting. 

Navigation Equipment

2 x Compasses

Icom IC-M505 DSC Capable VHF radio

2 x Raymarine ST60+ echo sounder - depth

2 x Raymarine ST60+ speed/log

2 x Raymarine ST60+ wind instruments

Raytheon C120 colour GPS chart plotter with radar 

Raymarine ST6000+ Autopilot Head at Deck Helm

Autohelm 7000 Autopilot Head with Joystick Control at Saloon Helm

Deck Equipment

30 Kg Bruce Anchor with 80m chain

Additional Bruce Anchor with 60m Chain ( stowed in Lazarette )

Additional Smaller Bruce Anchor with 6m Chain ( behind windlass )

Simpson Lowrance electric anchor windlass with remote or manual control for chain & rope

Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit and stanchions

Main and mizzen stack pack sail covers in blue

Binnacle cover in blue

Hatch Covers in Blue

Winter Saloon Window Covers in Blue

Boarding ladder

Original Boathook

Warps and fenders

3 x Horseshoe Buoys & Throwing Line

Large Fog Horn

Fold Out Teak Table attached to Binnacle

Cockpit Seats & Cushions

Shorepower Lead


Moody Carbineer 46 built by A H Moody & Sons Ltd in 1979 to a Laurent Giles design. White painted GRP hull and superstructure with teak decks. Long fin keel with encapsulated lead ballast. Wheel steering to skeg hung rudder. Self draining cockpit. 

Only 32 Carbineer's were ever built showcasing the design and build quality Moody are famous for. Narooma is the last of the later 46 versions with the extended stern to create a more spacious aft cabin with greatly improved headroom.

Owners Comments

I purchased Narooma in 2011 after a full, out of water survey by Chris Moody. At the time, there were some signs of osmotic blistering below the waterline but this did not concern Chris Moody or Myself and it has been monitored each year and is no worse now, than it was then. Also, with the hull being 34mm think at the point of the Bow Thruster, the hull is solid. The rigging, whilst over 10 years old, has been checked each year & in 2022, at the request of my Insurance Company, I had a 10 year, out of water survey completed which is available to interested parties. In addition, a library of instruction manuals and original drawings will be handed over upon sale.

Brokers Comments

This Moody Carbineer is a very special boat. From the minute you see sight of her with her varnished trim & elegant woodwork glinting in the sun, you will think she is a Classic Yacht from a bygone era. She has the lines and styling of a boat that just ouzes Classic Class. However, in reality, she benefits from a modern GRP Hull, meaning a lot less work & maintenance required. Step onboard & the feeling of warmth & sophistication continues with an abundance of beautiful teak furniture and cabinets that have clearly been built by Master Carpenters, yet still offering so much space and accommodation you won’t fail to fall in love. For those a little more adventurous, she would make an absolutely stunning liveaboard & blue water cruiser, but she could be equally comfortable as a second home on the south coast that you can take out sailing whenever you want. Whatever you choose to do with this magnificent sail boat, it has so much potential and flexibility, your adventures are only just beginning.

Moody are known for building yachts of distinction & this Carbineer was built in the 1970’s by AH Moody & Son, who, at the time, were bespoke Boat Builders of the highest calibre & Narooma reflects this throughout. Once described by Yachting Monthly as the “Bentley of Sailing” this description sums her up well. Her new owner will not be disappointed with beautiful classic looks, solid build quality, space & accommodation. She is clearly a very capable boat & is a must for viewing. She is currently lying in Chichester & is available for viewings by appointment through Aspire Boat Sales.

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Perkins 6345 - 115 HP
Fuel capacity
1,680 litres
Number of cabins
Number of berths

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

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Aspire Boat Sales

Unit 15 Universal Marina
Crableck Lane,
Sarisbury Green
SO31 7ZN
United Kingdom
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