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MoodyMoody 40 (circa 1990's)
Introduced: December 1996
Ceased: December 1998
Built by: Marine Projects (Plymouth) Limited
Designer: Bill Dixon
Boats Built: 40
Berths: 7 or 8

Moody 40 had inmast furling mainsail and furling genoa as standard. On the Mark II version of the Moody 40 the internal layout was altered so as there is access to the Aft cabin from the port Passage cabin and the starboard Passageway and Aft heads are combined. Forward cabin has two large single berths converting to a double hanging locker. En-suite forward heads compartment, pressurised hot and cold water, a marine toilet, a shower and an opening hatch. Saloon has a U-shaped settee to port, a second settee opposite to starboard, a large folding leaf dining table, fixed portlights mounted in hull topsides outboard of settees. navigation area has a navigation desk, electronics and electrical distribution panel, chart table seat, and a wet hanging locker aft of chart table seat. Galley has a centreline galley unit with twin stainless steel sinks and hot and cold pressurised water. There is a second galley unit outboard with large refrigerated icebox and cooker. Passage cabin (Mark I): is situated to port aft of the navigation area. Twin single bunks. Hanging & storage space. Aft heads (Mark I): access from passage aft of galley plus en-suit access to aft cabin. Separate shower stall, marine toilet, wash basin with hot and cold water. Aft cabin (Mark I): Large central double berth. Lockers. vanity desk on the forward bulkhead. Passage cabin (Mark II): is situated to port with access from the navigation area. One mid level single berth. There is a drop in panel to shorten the berth and create an extra hanging locker for aft cabin, making the passage cabin into a dressing room for aft cabin. Aft heads (Mark II): are accessed from the aft cabin or aft of the galley. Separate shower stall, marine toilet, wash basin with hot and cold water. Aft cabin (Mark II): Large central double berth. Lockers. vanity desk on the forward bulkhead. The port passage cabin can be incorporated as a dressing room.

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Draft (fin keel)1.85m6'1"
Draft (shoal keel)1.5m4'11"
Displacement (fin)10,500 kg23,100 lbs
Displacement (shoal)10,726 kg23,597 lbs
Ballast (fin)3,149 kg6,927 lbs
Ballast (shoal)3,375 kg7,425 lbs
Water274 ltr60 gal / 72 US gal
Fuel274 ltr60 gal / 72 US gal
Inmast Furling Mainsail33.2m²357 sq ft
Furling Genoa43.8m²471 sq ft
Volvo MD22L, 50hp diesel engine.

Test Reports: Yachting Monthly 1997 & Yachting World 1997.

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