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Moody 33 Mk II


afloat Cornwall


Marine Project, Plymouth, for Moody Yachts Ltd.






33' 0"

Sail area

580 sq ft with genoa

Brief details


28' 5"



The Moody 33 is a moderately fast centre cockpit cruiser with excellent accommodation for her size, and a powerful engine. The Moody 33 makes an excellent family cruising yacht, if you are happy to accept access to the aft cabin via the cockpit. This is a very well looked after example with a recently replaced engine and a good inventory. She is certainly a lot of sound and capable yacht for the money.


11' 5"




4' 5"




10,522 lbs


Vetus M4.35 diesel


3,815 lbs



Keel type

Iron fin keel with rudder on full skeg


The Moody 33, designed by Angus Primrose and built by Marine Projects Ltd., was first introduced in 1973. It was the first Moody design specifically aimed at mass production, rather than semi-custom designs, and rapidly became very popular.

One of the first Moody 33s was taken more or less straight off the Marine Projects production line by Angus Primrose and entered in the Azores and back (AZAB) Race in 1974, coming 4th. He later also sailed the same boat in two OSTARS and a Round Britain Race.


The Moody 33 went through several minor revisions, and remained in production until late 1983. The Mk I models were built until 1976, and Mk II from 1976-1981. They have slight variations in internal layout, to the galley, chart table and saloon. Externally the only obvious difference is that Mk Is have a central hatch to the aft cabin, whilst in Mk IIs this is offset to port. From 1979 to 1981 an aft-cockpit version, the 33S, was also offered. The 1981 Moody 333 is very similar to the Mk 1, but has a walk-through to the aft cabin from the main saloon. In late 1983, this model was finally replaced by the Moody 34.

Moored June 2020
Moored June 2020 the day after launch
Ashore June 2020

Yachtsnet photographs June 2020, owners photos various dates

Ashore - Moody 33 Mk II for sale
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Sailing - Moody 33 Mk II
Forecabin berths
Forecabin entrance

The Mk II Moodys 33s have a cutaway bulkhead with the heads to starboard. On this yacht the forecabin door has been removed, though the door is available and can be put back.

( Mk I Moody 33s have a full-width heads compartment, - larger than really needed, and you have to go through the heads to get to and from the forward berths. )

Saloon forward
Saloon port side

The galley has a two-burner and oven gas cooker, with hot water for the sink and heads coming from an instant on-demand gas heater. All the Moodys 33s were built with these water heaters, which although unusual now, work well and give hot water without the need either for shorepower or engine running.

Saloon aft
Chart table
Accommodation plan of Moody 33 Mk II

The engine is under the cockpit sole, which lifts, and there are also access panels in the saloon and aft cabin
under the companionway steps. The engine was new in 2016 and has run approx 370 hours to date.
This engine replaced the original Thornycroft diesel.

Aft cabin

The cupboard with shelf and mirror above at the aft end of the aft cabin gives access to the rudder quadrant
and cables, and the ram-drive autopilot mechanism.

Aft cabin looking forward
Deck aft
Cockpit with table and cushions
Cockpit aft
Cockpit forward
Aft deck

Under sail


As well as this cruising chute with snuffer, the inventory includes a symmetrical spinnaker with pole and gear.

Yachtsnet photos
all June 2020,
owners photos
various dates

Moody 33 Mk II for sale

We photographed this boat firstly ashore in late June 2020 and a few days later just after she was launched. This is a very nice example of these yachts, which although now 40 years old represent a lot of very seaworthy and spacious boat for the money. This one has a 4 year old engine with just 370 hours use, heating, a ram-type autopilot and a good general inventory. The hull had all the old antifouling scraped off in early 2020, and was then epoxied and re-antifouled.


Engine details

Vetus M4.35 35 hp 4-cylinder 1,758cc diesel, freshwater cooled, installed new 2016, run 370 hours.

Fuel tank capacity

40 gallons


Three bladed fixed


95AH and 85AH services batteries, plus 95AH engine start battery

Battery charging/electrics

Engine alternator. NASA BM-1 power monitor

Sails and deck equipment

Rig details

Sloop rig, Proctor alloy spars with S/S standing rigging dating from 2006.


Collins Sails slab reefing ( 2 reefs ) with stackpack type cover


Collins Sails - new UV strip 2020

Genoa furling

Sailspar continuous line furler



Cruising chute

Cruising chute with snuffer

Primary winches

2 x Lewmar 42

Secondary winches

2 x Lewmar 40 spinnaker winches and 2 x Lewmar 25 halliard winches, halliards led aft to cockpit

Bower anchor

35 lb CQR with 60 metres 10mm chain

Kedge anchors

Fortress with chain and warp

Anchor windlass

Simpson-Lawrence electric windlass with handheld control




2 x autopilots, Autohelm 7000 with below-decks ram drive and Autohelm 4000 wheelpilot.

Steering compass

Rigel Poseidon on binnacle

Warps & fenders

4 warps and 8 fenders


Cockpit sprayhood, dodgers, cockpit cushions and cockpit table

Navigation Equipment and instruments


MLR FX-312


2 x plotters; Navman Tracker 5100 at chart table and Navman Tracker 5600 in cockpit. Both have internal GPS and C-Map cartridges for English channel


Brookes & Gatehouse Hornet

Depth sounder

NASA Clipper with repeater


Brookes & Gatehouse Hornet


NASA PC Navtex (requires a laptop or notebook PC)

VHF radio

Swiftech M168. New VHF aerial and Windex at masthead 2020.

Radio receiver

JVC radio/CD

Safety/emergency equipment


Seago 4-man valise serviced to 2/2022


2 x horseshoe

Radar reflector

Echomax on mast

Bilge pumps

2 x manual pumps and 2 x electric


Pilot 2-channel gas alarm and Honeywell CO alarm


Cabin layout

Forecabin, heads, saloon and aft cabin accessed from cockpit

Cabin heating

Eberspacher D3L blown hot air diesel heating -outlets in forecabin, saloon and aft cabin



Water tank capacity

40 gallons. Pressurised hot water from Main Nymph on-demand gas heater


Flavel gas


Front-opening fridge


Blakes Lavac




Seago 2-man inflatable - available by separate negotiation



2 hp Mariner - available by separate negotiation



Steel cradle - available by separate negotiation

These particulars are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed and are subject to confirmation by the purchaser subject to still being available.

For further information or to arrange a viewing,

please contact Yachtsnet on 01326-212234


The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not a part of any contract or offer, and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be conducted via Yachtsnet Ltd., who are acting as brokers for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars, and where appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical checks or tests

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