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Moody 31

Brief details

Builder

Moody Yachts (Marine Projects, Plymouth)

One of the most popular of the smaller Moodys, the 31 has excellent accommodation including a good-sized aft double cabin. Both fin and bilge keel versions were built, and wheel steering was an option.

LOA

30' 9"

Sail area

558 sq ft main and genoa

LWL

25' 5"

Rig

sloop

Beam

10' 6"

Cabins

3

Draught

5' 0" fin keel or 3' 8" bilge keel

Berths

6

Displacement

9,966 lbs

Engine

usually a Volvo MD2002 or MD2003 diesel

Ballast

3,675 lbs

BHP

18-28

Keel type

Iron fin keel or twin bilge keels with skeg-hung rudder

Designed by Bill Dixon, the Mk I Moody 31 was built from late 1983 to the end of 1985, at which time it was superseded by the Mk II, which was very similar, the main difference, apart from some minor alterations to the interior, being the addition of a sugar scoop stern.

Production continued until 1991, by which time over 300 had been built in total. As standard the boats were tiller-steered, but many, as in the case of some of the yachts illustrated here, had wheel steering as an option.

Unlike the earlier generation Moodys, which used a lot of exposed GRP and laminate, the Moody 31s have a fairly traditional and 'woody' interior

Moody 31

The Moody 31 Mk I (below) has a flat transom, whilst the Mk II (above)
has a small sugarscoop boarding platform.

Mk I plan

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The accommodation consists of a two-berth vee/double forecabin, with two more
settee berths in the saloon. To port is the chart table and the entrance to

the heads compartment, and to starboard is the galley and the door to the aftcabin

Mk I boats had a a side-facing chart table with a swivel stool for the navigator, whilst on the Mk II (photo below) the chart table was forward-facing, with a fixed seat

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Moody 31

Although as standard Moody 31s were fitted with tiller steering, some had wheels as an option. Whilst some people prefer wheels, there are considerable advantages to tillers in a yacht of this size, both in terms of "feel" of the helm and in freeing up cockpit space when moored.

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