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Moody Halberdier 36

Brief details

Builder

Moodys/Marine Construction, Plymouth, and others

The Halberdier was designed as a true motor-sailer, with genuine sailing performance as well as a semi-enclosed wheelhouse and fairly powerful engine. Although most Halberdiers were ketch rigged, a sloop rig was an option.

LOA

36' 1"

Sail area

standard ketch rig 890 sq ft, sloop rig 703 sq ft main and genoa

LWL

28' 0"

Rig

Sloop or ketch

Beam

11' 1"

Cabins

Forecabin, saloon & aft cabin

Draught

5' 0"

Berths

6

Displacement

20,383 lbs

Engine

originally usually a Perkins diesel

Ballast

7,710 lbs

BHP

usually 35

Keel type

Long keel with external iron ballast keel

Moody Halberdier 36

The Halberdier 36 was designed for Moodys by Alan Hill, and was the first all-GRP yacht built by the yard. A total of 29 were moulded by Marcon (Marine Construction Ltd., Plymouth), and finished by Moodys, between 1967 and 1973. At that point Moodys stopped building the class, but mouldings were still available, and an unknown number of further boats were built, finished by other builders, over the next ten or fifteen years.

Most Halberdiers originally had 35 hp Perkins engines, but some will by now have been replaced by now with a variety of alternatives. Most Halberdiers were ketches, with the sailplan as shown on the drawing at left.

Despite the wheelhouse and 'motor sailer' tag, the Halberdier is a genuine sailing yacht, with a classic long keel hull form and a powerful rig. Most of the photos here are of an immaculately restored and updated example - the only major change to the original specification being altering the aft cabin to provide a double berth.

Many of the older Moody motor-sailers were named after types of soldiers and their weapons Carbineer, Cavalier, Culverneer, Grenadier and Halberdier - a halberd being a sort of spear with an axe-blade attached, and would have been carried by a soldier known as Halberdier. The bow of the Moody Halberdier 36 has the shape of the weapon inlaid forward of the caveta style line along the hull.

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Moody Halberdier

The saloon has a dinette to port, with a table which can be lowered either on pivoting brackets (above)
or by adjusting a vertical leg (below) to put in an infill to make a double berth. The galley is to starboard.

The aft cabin in the Halberdier originally had two single berths, as in the photo below.
It is not uncommon to find this altered in various ways to provide a double, as in the photo above.
The aft cabin has a small en-suite heads, with pull-out washbasin.

The standard original engine was a Perkins 4.107 35 hp diesel, though at least one boat had the larger
72 hp Perkins shown above - the "engine room" under the cockpit floor being large enough to take this
with room to spare. The photo below shows a modern Yanmar fitted as a replacement

Moody Halberdier 36

Most of the photographs here are of an immaculately restored example

Moody Halberdier 36
Moody Halberdier 36

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Moody Halberdier 36

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