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Moody 346

Brief Notes

Builder

Moodys/Marine Projects (Plymouth) Limited

Designed by Bill Dixon, the Moody 346 was a continued evolution of Moodys very successful 33/333/34 range of centre cockpit cruisers, the quality of the interior fitout steadily improving as the years went by.

Length OA

34' 5"

Sail Area

670 sq ft

Length WL

27' 9"

Rig

Sloop

Beam

11' 8"

Cabins

3

.Draught

3' 9" bilge keel or 4' 11" fin keel

Berths

6

Displacement

11,200 lbs

Engine type

usually a Thorneycroft T80

Ballast

4,500 lbs

Engine bhp

35

Keel type

Fin or twin bilge options

The Moody 346 was introduced in June 1986 as an update to the Moody 34, itself a modernised replacement for the old Angus Primrose designed Moody 33/333 range. These Dixon-designed models were considerably sleeker looking than the earlier Primrose designs, yet retained all the virtues of interior space and good sailing performance. The interior fit-out of the 34 and 346 was also to a significantly better standard than the earlier 33s, which used a lot of plastic laminates instead of wood.

The Moody 34 and 346 are virtually identical, except that the 346 has a transom bathing/boarding platform. The Moody 346 continued in production until mid-1990, proving one of the most successful designs for the company. Bilge keel versions remain a very sought after boat.

The Moody 346 has a slightly lower profile and more elegant deck line than the contemporary equivalent models from Westerly such as the Seahawk, Oceanquest and Oceandream - the Westerlys however having more interior headroom.

This Moody 346 bilge-keeler is currently for sale
Moody 346


The hulls were built and fitted out for Moody's by Marine Projects, to Lloyds specifications, each hull having a Lloyds Hull Release Note. The keels are iron.

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Moody 346

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The L-shaped galley extends aft into the walkway to the aft cabin, which is the major selling point of this and other recent Moody centre-cockpit designs

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Engine access is genuinely excellent, via a large hatch in the passageway through to the aft cabin. The cockpit sole above is also removable if required, to allow engine and gearbox to be lifted out if major work is ever required.

The Thorneycroft T80 engines originally fitted to Moody 346s are based on Mitsubishi blocks, and usually seem to be very long-lived - most boats still have their original engines.

Moody 346
Moody 346

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