The Moody Legacy

David Moody has kindly requested that his book be available to members as a download free of charge

Moody Archives

The old Moody website carried brief details of all their boats. We saved it just before they took it down.

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Have you modified your boat?  Done a technical project which others may find interesting? Taken your Moody to interesting places?. The Editorial Team would love to hear from you.

Our Data Privacy Policy has changed

As reported to members at the AGM in February and in the Spring Compass magazine, the MOA has reviewed our processes and procedures under the new General Data Protection regulations (GDPR), which come into force on the 25th May 2018. Following this review our Privacy Policy has been been updated and can now be viewed on the MOA web site.

Welcome to the MOA

We are a friendly bunch – come along to one of the events listed below, use the Info Exchange for your technical queries or to sell your boat and equipment
How we organise our websites
We have 2 websites so that we can keep our offerings separate.  This means we don’t have to keep all our electronic eggs in one basket. is the one you are on now, and is our primary site for general goings on regarding the association.  Here you can find out all about us, join online if you are not a member, join as a temporary member for a year to ask really detailed questions if you are  seriously looking at a number of boats, or just apply for a guest membership for really general questions (paying no subscription).  We hope both temporary members and guests will become full members, but we are trying to help those seeking a Moody to ask those really important questions before committing themselves. Branches are very important to our UK members and their events are detailed on this site too, together with all sorts of useful links to weather forecasts and the kinds of information every sailor needs.

is the site where members, temporary members and guests can ask questions about the technical aspects of their boats using our Information Exchange.  All members of every description have a personal login, but only full and temporary members can see the questions and ask their own.  If you have a problem, others have usually faced the same one before and are always willing to offer their solutions for your consideration.  Technically it is a number of forums which are dedicated to one topic or another.  You can search to find a range of solutions. Also within this site is our Technical Library which contains a number of articles and complications about solutions and projects members have undertaken.  Most have pictures attached and are offered to provide inspiration to others contemplating a project. For Sale / Wanted boards – there are 2 boards catering for this.  One just dedicated to selling Boats and the other for other General boat related items.  These are open to non members to view to enable those advertising to have the widest possible reach. We have boards associated with Branches and Chapters giving information about ports and facilities in the area Compass Magazine, our printed flagship publication is also available to download so that those off cruising beyond the range of postal services may read a complete pdf version online. We are continually improving both websites, which have links to each other and really welcome suggestions about how to do so.

Membership Types - what's the difference?
The MOA offers 3 types of membership.

  1. Full Membership.  If you own a Moody yacht, this category is for you. It gives you full access to all facilities on both websites. You will receive three editions of our prestigious Compass magazine and the annual membership handbook.  You have access to all the website archives, answers to your technical questions using our Information Exchange and Technical Library for £20 pa
  2. Temporary Membership.  If you are actively seeking a Moody and want to benefit from membership, then you may wish to join us on a temporary basis.  This membership will last a year, and if you buy a Moody during this period you will be transferred to full membership. Temporary Members are not eligible to vote and don’t have access to our membership lists, but otherwise they have full access to our forums and technical library. Current subscription is £20.
  3. Guest Registration This allows access to the “Thinking about buying a Moody” board.  It allows guests to ask very general questions about Moody yachts, but not detailed technical advice for which Temporary Membership is more appropriative.  There is no charge for this registration.

Choose Membership Option

Future Events

click on the event for more details

17 NovIrelandAGM - Ballymascanlon Hotel, Dundalk
17 NovEast CoastWinter Get Together
24 NovSolentLaying Up Supper
9 DecScotlandBranch AGM Royal Gourock YC
26 JanEast CoastAGM and Lunch
10 Feb Solent AGM - Marwell Hotel
23/24 FebAssociationAGM and weekend in Bristol
23/24 FebSouth WestSW AGM at Association AGM weekend

Information Exchange and Technical Library

The Information Exchange is the place to ask technical questions about any problems you might have with your Moody. The Technical Library contains articles written by members for this website or for Compass Magazine.  There are manuals for boats and engines and there is a wealth of other information. Click here  to access this valuable resource

MOA Group MMSI number is 023200031

If you have installed a new VHF Radio, it will almost certainly have DSC facilities and you will have an MMSI number. You may wish to store our group MMSI above to call any fellow members in the area. The MOA was one of the first associations to register a group MMSI number.

Association AGM Weekend


Sat/Sun 23/24th February 2019

Saturday AM guided walk, PM 5 star visit to SS GB and Brunel exhibition The AGM will be held on Sunday morning followed by prize giving

Fly the Flag

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Boats and Equipment

For Sale and Wanted


Richard Martin writes

“I am delighted to welcome you to the Moody Owners Association Website. The aims of the Association are to serve as a custodian of information about Moody boats; to provide a forum for owner experiences concerning the marque; to promote social and sailing opportunities for owners to meet, sail together and socialise and to provide a point of contact for prospective Moody owners. Our magazine Compass and our Website strives to provide all this, so please do explore and enjoy them.  If you own a Moody and are not a member already, please come and join us.”