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Moody 31 MkII (1985) for sale in Blyth, United Kingdom

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The Moody 31 MkII, 'Maighdeann Mhara,' built in 1985, is a well-maintained 9.37-metre family cruising yacht situated in Blyth, UK. Designed by Bill Dixon, it offers reliable performance powered by a serviced Volvo Penta MD2003 inboard diesel engine. This sloop-rigged vessel features new stainless steel standing rigging, various navigation aids, comprehensive safety equipment, and a full inventory including a dinghy with a Yamaha outboard. It has accommodations for six, with an inviting interior finished in teak and maroon upholstery. The yacht is noted for its ease of handling, suitable for both coastal and long-range cruising.

General information
Moody 31 MkII
Used sail boat for sale
Name of boat
Maighdeann Mhara
Bill Dixon
Length overall
9.37 metres
Length waterline
7.75 metres
3.20 metres
1.52 metres
4,521 kg
Fin Keel
Blyth, United Kingdom

About this Moody 31 MkII


'Maighdeann Mhara' is a great example of the Mark II version of the ever popular, Bill Dixon designed, Moody 31. With 6 generous berths this is the ideal family cruising yacht. Fitted with a shaft drive Volvo Penta MD2003 inboard diesel offering economy and reliability. Deck stepped masthead sloop with brand new stainless steel standing rigging. 
Comprehensive inventory including dinghy, outboard, yard cradle, sprayhood and full framed cockpit enclosure.


Vessel powered by a well maintained, inboard Volvo Penta MD2003 diesel engine.
This 28hp workhorse offers reliability and economy and was serviced in March 2024.
Fuel is stored in a carbon steel tank holding 76 litres. 
The engine is housed in a soundproofed compartment beneath the companionway steps. There is easy access to both the front and rear of the engine for daily checks and servicing.
Reduction gearbox driving a stainless steel shaft and 2 bladed fixed bronze propeller. Rope cutter.
The yacht will cruise happily under engine at 5 knots. She has a top speed of 7 knots.
Bank of 2X12V batteries fitted with rotary style isolator. Battery No1 was replaced in April 2023 and No2 in August 2017 and are marine grade.
The batteries are recharged via the engine alternator or a portable battery charger. Fused switch panel situated at chart table.


Well equipped yacht suitable for either long range or coastal cruising. Included in the sale are:

Navigation Aids

  • Plastimo compass
  • NASA Speed/log
  • NASA Depth
  • NASA Wind speed/direction
  • GPS
  • Seavoice 550 VHF
  • Simrad TP20 autopilot
  • RC400 Chart plotter
  • Navigation Lights
  • Clock and barometer set

Deck Equipment

  • CQR anchor with chain and warp
  • Fenders
  • Mooring warps
  • Mooring cleats
  • Solar powered deck vents
  • Shore power with isolator and RCD. Meter Maid and/or digital onboard meter 
  • Boarding ladder
  • Dinghy
  • Yamaha 4-stroke outboard
  • Boathook
  • Radio/CD player

Safety Equipment

  • Horseshoe buoy
  • Fire blanket
  • Eflare
  • Manual fire extinguishers X2
  • Gas alarm
  • Radar reflector on mast
  • Life jackets x2
  • Air Horn
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Electric bilge pump
  • Rope cutter

Canvas Work

  • Stack pack with boot
  • Cockpit dodgers
  • Winter Cockpit bridge cover
  • Full cockpit enclosure with full standing head height
  • Sprayhood with frame


Sails & Rigging

Bermudan sloop rigged yacht with deck stepped aluminium spars.
Stainless steel standing rigging, replaced in 2024
Braid on braid running rigging in good condition and replaced on an ongoing basis.
Majority of the lines are led aft via a series of deck organisers and clutches to the helm.
The yacht is a dream to sail short-handed or with an inexperienced crew.
Self-tailing Lewmar halyard and sheet winches mounted in cockpit. Additional halyard winches on mast.
Sails include a fully battened, slab reefing mainsail, roller furling genoa with smart blue sacrificial strip and a cruising chute. 


Below decks is well maintained and in good order. The main cabin is accessed from the cockpit via a sliding hatch and twin washboard system. The woodwork is a combination of  solid teak and teak veneer/marine ply bulkheads. The upholstery is comfortable, in good condition and finished in an attractive, hard wearing maroon material. The headlinings are wipe clean and add light to the interior. 
This is one of the very few yachts from this era with an aft cabin. This space is bright and spacious with a hanging wardrobe to starboard and hull-mounted cubby hole storage. There is an opening port into the cockpit allowing ventilation. This area is carpeted and has 12V lighting. Returning to the saloon and continuing on the starboard side is the L-shaped galley. There is a gas-fuelled Plastimo Neptune 2500 oven with two-burner hob and separate grill. Top loading fridge for perishables and a circular stainless steel sink with pressurised cold water. There is a calorifier but this is disconnected.
Opposite the galley is the chart table/navigation area. Here you will find the forward facing chart table with seat, chart storage, and drawer storage. Here is the 12V switch panel and chart reading light. 
Central drop leaved table with central bottle storage. Well upholstered settee/berths port and starboard, finished in maroon easy clean fabric. Storage below each berth and hull mounted above the backrests. 
Bow cabin with bi-folding privacy door. Double berth with additional infill cushion. Cupboard storage to starboard and hanging locker to port. Large escape/deck hatch for light and ventilation.
To the rear and aft of the chart table is the heads compartment. This area features a moulded sink unit with cold pressurised mixer tap and storage cupboard below. There is a Jabsco marine toilet. Wet locker aft. 


GRP constructed yacht with 1.52 m, ballast keel and skeg mounted rudder.
Gleaming white gelcoat topsides with navy and pale blue striping.
The vessel is wintered ashore most years and has her own yard cradle. Below the waterline is prepared ready for antifouling topcoat. 
Raised coachroof in white gel coat. Wide side decks finished in smart gray nonslip.
Handily placed teak grab rails. Access gate fitted to starboard side making access safe and easy.
Stainless steel bow and stern rails joined by stanchions and guard wires. 
Large self-draining cockpit with tiller steering. Large locker to port. Self-draining gas locker starboard aft.
Stainless steel stemhead fitting with offset nylon anchor roller.
Large self-bailing anchor locker with lid. 


  • Main sail area - 17.93
  • Head sail area - 22.34
  • Total sail area - 40.27

Contact Information

The yacht is located ashore where she will remain until sold. To arrange a viewing on this super craft, please call 0191 272 9086 and ask for David or Matt.

For a full, detailed specification with additional photographs and direct contact details for the listing office visit our website

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.

Unless otherwise stated on the specification sheet the following presumptions are made
Sail drive and shaft seals are more than 5 years of age
Fuel and gas hoses and regulators are over 5 years old
Standing rigging and sails are more than 10 years old

NOTE - Please ring our offices prior to visiting, as the boat may be unavailable for viewing or located at a different marina.

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1 x Volvo Penta MD2003
Fuel capacity
76 litres
Maximum speed
13 kph
Cruising speed
9 kph
Number of cabins

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.

Broker/Dealer Information

boatpoint at Royal Quays Marina

Royal Quays Marina Albert Edward Dock Coble Dean Road North Shields NE29 6DU
United Kingdom
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