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.
Vetus M4.35 diesel
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.
Yachtsnet photographs June 2020, owners photos various dates
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. )
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.
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.
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.
As well as this cruising chute with snuffer, the inventory includes a symmetrical spinnaker with pole and gear.
all June 2020,
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.
Vetus M4.35 35 hp 4-cylinder 1,758cc diesel, freshwater cooled, installed new 2016, run 370 hours.
Fuel tank capacity
Three bladed fixed
95AH and 85AH services batteries, plus 95AH engine start battery
Engine alternator. NASA BM-1 power monitor
and deck equipment
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
Sailspar continuous line furler
Cruising chute with snuffer
2 x Lewmar 42
2 x Lewmar 40 spinnaker winches and 2 x Lewmar 25 halliard winches, halliards led aft to cockpit
35 lb CQR with 60 metres 10mm chain
Fortress with chain and warp
Simpson-Lawrence electric windlass with handheld control
2 x autopilots, Autohelm 7000 with below-decks ram drive and Autohelm 4000 wheelpilot.
Rigel Poseidon on binnacle
Warps & fenders
4 warps and 8 fenders
Cockpit sprayhood, dodgers, cockpit cushions and cockpit table
Navigation Equipment and instruments
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
NASA Clipper with repeater
Brookes & Gatehouse Hornet
NASA PC Navtex (requires a laptop or notebook PC)
Swiftech M168. New VHF aerial and Windex at masthead 2020.
Seago 4-man valise serviced to 2/2022
2 x horseshoe
Echomax on mast
2 x manual pumps and 2 x electric
Pilot 2-channel gas alarm and Honeywell CO alarm
Forecabin, heads, saloon and aft cabin accessed from cockpit
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
Seago 2-man inflatable - available by separate negotiation
2 hp Mariner - available by separate negotiation
Steel cradle - available by separate negotiation
are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed and are subject
to confirmation by the purchaser subject to still being available.
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