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Moody 27

Brief details

Builder

Moody Yachts/Marine Projects, Plymouth

The smallest of the production Moodys, the Moody 27 is a useful small family cruiser that still looks modern, despite the design dating back to 1981.

LOA

27' 8"

Sail area

412 sq ft main and genoa

LWL

21' 11"

Rig

Sloop

Beam

9' 8"

Cabins

Saloon & forecabin

Draught

4' 8 " fin or 3' 5" bilge keels

Berths

5

Displacement

5,750 lbs

Engine

Volvo diesels

Ballast

2,530 lbs

BHP

17 - 20

Keel type

Iron fin or bilge keels keel and transom-hung rudder

The Moody 27 was introduced in 1981, and was the predecessor of the 1985 Moody 28. The two designs have many similarities: the main difference being that the 28 has an inboard rudder and a small sugarscoop step on the transom.

 

One of the interesting curiosities is the whilst the Moody 27 was marketed at 27' 8" in length, the Moody 28 replacement was two inches shorter.

The design of the Moody 27 is sometimes attributed to Angus Primrose, and sometimes to Bill Dixon, who was working at Primrose's design office at the time. The boat certainly looks like the other Bill Dixon designs for Moody, and does not have the Primrose "trademark" flared bows as seen, for example on the Moody 29

The original engines fitted were either 10 hp single cylinder Bukhs, or twin cylinder Volvo 17 hp MD7Bs or 18 hp Volvo 2002s. The last boats built may have Volvo 2020 diesels.

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Saloon headroom is 5' 10"

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