Please select your home edition
Edition
InSunSport - International - Endure

Yacht of the Week- Moody 41

by Des Ryan on 7 Apr 2014
Moody 41 classic .. .
As cruising boats as well as racing yachts get faster, glitzier and, above all, longer, there are still those of us who want the yacht we sail to be elegant rather than glitzy, fast enough but not to the exclusion of comfort, and a size that is 'just right' for short-handed sailing rather than as long as you can afford. Enter the Moody 41, our yacht of the week.

So the brief is towards safety and seaworthiness, to strength, power and a good design, to best performance yet not sacrificing comfort of the living spaces.

In short this is a timeless, elegant yacht to bring pleasure for years to come.

The back story of the Moody is an interesting one:

The original John Moody fell in love with boats as a young child and built boats in the courtyard of a house in the UK. When he died way back in 1880, he left his business to his son Alexander who continued to build dinghies and fishing boats. It wasn't until 1934 that his grandson (Alexander Herbert) decided to start building yachts. Before laying down the first keel, he wrote that his intention was that Moody Yachts were to be of only the highest quality materials and workmanship.

Moody yachts continue today to be 'island built' in a stand alone factory. This means that one team work on each yacht from start to finish. In this way skilled workers take control of the project and have great pride in the quality of the finished yacht.

Times move on, and it is Bill Dixon who has been designing Moodys since 1981. He uses his great store of tradition and experience but also pays close attention to modern advances in technology and production processes.

In 2007, Moody's decided that they needed to update their technology, and made a partnership with the Hanse Group.
This means the process is now almost entirely automatic and accurate to the millimetre… and of course significantly faster than before.

This has given them the winning combination of traditional skills and experience with progressive technology and innovative yacht design.



Birgit Schnasse and Design Unlimited are today responsible for the fabulous Moody yacht interiors. They push yacht interior design to another level combining traditional styling and attention to detail with today’s advanced technology.

You’ll find Moody interiors are well thought out, luxurious and comfortable, adhering to Herbert Alexander Moody's desire for 'highest quality materials and workmanship.'

So more than anything the Moody 41 represents the spirit of a golden age of yachting whilst being completely up to date in terms of performance and comfort.

The self-tacking headsail and lead aft lines makes sailing short handed a breeze.

The twin wheel steering position and curved glass windscreen give you excellent visibility at the helm. Well-cut sails are standard and drive the Moody effortlessly.



She features powerful winches, halyard, jib and mainsheet ball bearing blocks, as well as substantial chainplate fittings, cleats and fairleads.

Two large Lazarette lockers will easily accommodate all the yachts extra equipment.

Principal Specifications:

Length Overall : 12.70m
Length waterline : 10.90m
Beam : 4.00m
Draft : 2.0m or 1.65m
Displacement : 9.8 tonnes (approx)
Fuel capacity : 140 litres
Water capacity: 320 litres
Design : Dixon Yacht Design/Watervision
Interior stylist : Design Unlimited

To find out where you can access the nearest Moody boat dealer and learn more, click here

Zhik Isotak Ocean 660x82NaiadWildwind 2016 660x82

Related Articles

Reducing weight aloft with composite backstays
Reducing weight aloft is one of the most cost effective ways of increasing your boat speed and performance. Reducing weight aloft is one of the most cost effective ways of increasing your boat speed and performance. Every kilogram you take out of the rig is roughly equivalent to 4kg added to the bottom of your keel!
Posted on 26 Jul
Free $US3,000 Carbon Vang with SouthernFurl boom orders in July
Southern Spars is giving a free carbon vang - valued at US$3,000 - with SouthernFurl in-boom furlers ordered in July Southern Spars is giving away a free carbon vang - valued at US$3,000 - with all of their SouthernFurl in-boom furlers ordered in July. Carbon gas vangs make a great addition to the furling boom package, though if you’d prefer to keep your existing one, Southern Spars will offer you a 5% discount on the price of your boom instead.
Posted on 29 Jun
Newport Bermuda Race - High Noon takes honours
As the Newport Bermuda Race fleet rushed to the finish line on Monday in the wake of the first-to-finish boat, As the Newport Bermuda Race fleet rushed to the finish line on Monday in the wake of the first-to-finish boat, the powerful 100-foot grand prix Comanche, to the surprise of many they were led by an unusual boat and crew. High Noon, at 41 feet, is fully 59 feet shorter than Comanche and tens of feet shorter than many other entries.
Posted on 22 Jun
Platino recovery - Family confirms that tug has made rendezvous
Reports in social media say a salvage tug has made a rendezvous with the Platino earlier than expected. Reports in social media by family and friends of Nick Saull, the crew member killed during a catastrophic incident abroad the 66ft yacht Platino say the salvage tug which left on Tuesday night has made the rendezvous earlier than expected. The Facebook report says the tug, Sea Pelican, arrived on Friday morning, the weather in the area has eased and with a more favorable outlook.
Posted on 16 Jun
Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron to ban bottled water
Approval has been given to create a ban on bottled water that comes in plastic containers. The RQYS Management Committee has confirmed that approval has been given to create a ban on bottled water that comes in plastic containers. This will place the club as a leader in environmental impact management in Australia and around the world. The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club earlier this year did likewise. Who’s next?
Posted on 16 Jun
SouthernFurl In-Boom furling systems withstand Sydney Hobart test
Southern Spars design team have developed the SouthernFurl Boom smaller budgets and yachts from 35-70 feet. Have you ever scared your family when you got stuck with too much sail up when you should be reefed? Southern Spars’ range of SouthernFurl booms are the answer – letting you reduce sail quickly and easily without leaving the safety of the cockpit.
Posted on 23 May
2016 Garda Trentino Olympic Week - Day 4
Garda Trentino Olympic Week 2016 draws near to the conclusion: the weather once again proves difficult. Garda Trentino Olympic Week 2016 draws near to the conclusion: the weather once again proves difficult. Tomorrow the medal race is scheduled for the Lasers and another two races for the three paralympic classes.
Posted on 13 May
CCA presents RCC Award to Scott and Mary Flanders
CCA has announced that Scott and Mary Flanders are the recipients of the organization’s 2015 Royal Cruising Club Trophy. The Cruising Club of America (CCA) has announced that Scott and Mary Flanders are the recipients of the organization’s 2015 Royal Cruising Club Trophy.
Posted on 22 Apr
Cyclone Winston Relief Fund – Help the people of Fiji
Sea Mercy is sending volunteer fleet of small and large vessels, loaded with shelter, food and medical supplies to Fiji. Sea Mercy is once again sending our volunteer fleet of small and large vessels, loaded with shelter, food, water and medical supplies and teams to Fiji.
Posted on 27 Feb
Golden Globe Race - 30 sailors from 12 countries named for challenge
Sailors from America, Britain and France head the preliminary entry list for the 2018 Golden Globe solo round the world Sailors from America, Britain and France head the preliminary entry list for the 2018 Golden Globe solo round the world race. The 29 men and one woman – have each paid an initial A$3,000 entry fee. Other entrants hail from Austria, Australia, Brazil, Estonia, India, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Palestine, Russia and Switzerland.
Posted on 18 Feb