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Kent Clarke & Carter

Gillingham Marina
United Kingdom

Fax:  +44 (0)1634 571605

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  A former giant of the British sailboat building industry, the Moody name has been synonymous with quality yachts for many generations. In the very early 1970s the family run yard engaged Angus Primrose to design a 33ft comfortable cruising yacht, which would be built by Marine projects, builder of Princess motor yachts. The new boat was a resounding success and spawned a growing range of craft with sizes spanning from 27-64ft, that followed the same premise of offering a quality, solid and comfortable cruiser. From the early 1980s onwards, the range was designed by Bill Dixon, with the boats generally becoming larger, more luxurious and faster. However by the 2000s volumes were falling and in 2007 the company was sold to Hanse Group, which commissioned Dixon to design a range of three bang up-to-the-minute deck saloon yachts from 45 to 62 feet, plus more traditionally styled 41ft and 45ft sloops.    

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1978 Moody 44 ketch

£59,950 (Listed price: US$99,379)

Southampton,United Kingdom

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Border Collie, a Laurent Giles designed Moody 44 ketch.  Superb blue-water yacht with excellent performance.  First launched in 1979.  Re-fit completed in 2007 included professional hull epoxy treatment, with copper coat antifoul, renovated teak decks, new running and standing rigging and much more. A true blue water ketch well worth inspection.

Please call our Office at Gillingham Marina +44 (0)1634 571605 for further information or to arrange a viewing.

Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Fiberglass 
Hull Shape MonohullBeam 12 ft 7 in 
Max Draft 6 ft 6 inDraft Board/Drive Up 6 ft 6 in 
Engine Make YanmarEngine Model 4JH-3TE 
Fuel Capacity 96 galLength at Waterline 34 ft 
Length Overall 44 ftCabin Headroom 7 ft 
Number of Heads 2Water Capacity 320 gal 
Stock Number PierNumber of Engines 1 
For Sale by

Gillingham Marina
United Kingdom

Fax:  +44 (0)1634 571605

Additional Comments

Only 19 Moody 44's were built between 1972 and 1978. A long refit was completed in 2007 and she was re-launched in 2008. Surveyed in December 2007.


Up to nine berths in three cabins. 7 ft approx maximum headroom. Two heads compartments with marine toilets, basins and one shower (option for second shower). Pressurised hot and cold fresh water system heated by engine calorifier or 240V immersion heater. 240V ring mains system with sockets, immersion and battery charger. Galley with sink, paraffin cooker with oven, top loading fridge and various crockery and cutlery. Teak flooring.

Fore peak with twin bed. Aft to forward heads compartment. Aft to saloon with two bunks and cot bunk. Plenty of storage and extending table. The chart table is to port with navigators bunk. The galley is opposite and to starboard. Engine under companionway with excellent access from all sides. Aft of the galley is another single bunk.The aft owners cabin has twin beds and en-suite heads compartment.

Spars & Sails

Masthead bermudan ketch rig, both masts deck stepped. Anodised aluminium masts and booms by Proctor (75/79). Stainless steel standing rigging, 2007. Terylene running rigging, 2007. Spinnaker pole. Four Lewmar sheet winches. Three mast mounted Lewmar halyard winches. Four additional winches. Slab reefing to mainsail and mizzen. Kemp Furlex headsail furling system.

  • Mainsail - Good
  • Mizzen - Old
  • Furling Genoa - Good
  • Spinnaker - Old
  • Staysail - Good
  • Storm Jib - Good
  • Many spare hank on sails

Mechanical Systems

Located aft of companionway under cockpit. Yanmar 4JH-3TE marine diesel engine rebuilt in 2008. 75 hp. Four cylinders. Fresh water cooled. Shaft drive to three blade fixed propeller. (New prop and shaft in 2011). Morse type engine controls. Approx 80 gallons fuel capacity. This give a range of some 500nm at a cruising speed of some 7 knots. New alternator and engine mounts 2011. Approx 200 hours on engine since re-build.

Four 12V batteries in two banks charging via engine alternator and 240V shore power charger. Two new domestic bnatteries in 2011.

Additional Equipment

Inlatable dinghy with 2hp Yamaha outboard motor. Tender also available.

Deck Equipment

  • CQR anchor with 60m chain.
  • Kedge anchor.
  • Lofrans electric anchor windlass, new in 2009.
  • Main and mizzen covers in brown.
  • Sprayhood in brown.
  • Stainless steel and teak boarding ladder.
  • Plenty of mooring warps.
  • Ten fenders.

Navigation Equipment

  • ICOM fixed VHF radio, DSC type, installed in 2007.
  • ICOM hand held VHF radio.
  • Raymarine echo sounder
  • Raymarine speed/log.
  • Raymarine windspeed/direction.
  • Two compasses.
  • Raymarine C80 combined chart plotter/gps, 2008.
  • Raymarine radar to chart plotter, 2008.
  • CD/radio player with 10 disc player.
  • Clock and barometer x 2.
  • Deck level and masthead navigation lights.
  • South and East Coast charts.
  • European electronic charts.

Safety Equipment

  • Three fire extinguishers.
  • Fire blanket.
  • Two jackstays.
  • Two radar reflectors.
  • Cockpit harness eyes.
  • Fog horn.
  • First aid kit.
  • Two lifebuoys.
  • Danbuoy.
  • Manual, electric (2008) and engine driven (2011) bilge pumps.
  • Emergency tiller.
  • 6 automatic lifejackets & two harnesses.
  • Hand held halogen lamp.


Fin keel with encapsulated lead ballast.


Moody 44 Ketch built by AH Moody & Sons Ltd in Southampton in 1978 and first launched in 1979. White grp hull and coachroof. Hull professionally epoxied in 2006 and has coppercoat antifouling. Teak laid decks (refurbished in 2007). Centre cockpit, self draining. Wheel steering to skeg hung rudder. Fin keel with encapsulated lead ballast. Anchor well. New perspex to windows, teak interior floorboards and upholstery throughout in 2011.

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The company normally acts as broker for the vendor who unless otherwise stated is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.

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