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1994 Moody 38 CC

Lefkas, Greece


Moody 38 CC built 1994 by Marine Projects, UK to Bill Dixon design.  Popular and highly respected Centre Cockpit cruiser.  Shoal bulb keel (ideal for the shallows and canals), wheel steering,  Accom for 6/7 in 2 double cabins & saloon, two heads. Powered by 50hp Volvo (2,873hrs), sloop rigged (2009) with Hyde in-mast furling main, genoa sails(both 2019), solar panels 300w, batteries 2021/22. Holding tank, Hercules tender (2021). Long term British ownership. One of (perhaps the) best Moody 38 we have seen!  VAT paid. £84,995

Basic Boat Info

Tax Status: Paid
Make: Moody
Model: 38 CC
Year: 1994
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Moody - Marine Projects (Plymouth) Ltd
Designer: Bill Dixon
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Bulb Keel


Length: 38 ft / 11.58 m
Length Overall: 38 ft / 11.58 m
Waterline Length: 31'6 ft / 9.60 m
Beam: 12'8 ft / 3.86 m
Max Draft: 4'6 ft / 1.37 m
Min Draft: 4'6 ft / 1.37 m

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Volvo Penta
  • Model: MD22L
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 50hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Feathering
  • Engine Location: Center
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Engine Hours: 2,873


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Cruisers, Center Cockpit


Williams and Smithells Ltd
Williams & Smithells Yacht Brokers


Williams & Smithells UK
Fareham, GB, PO16 9DR
Tel:+44 (0)1329 827 053


Moody 38 CC built by Marine Projects (Plymouth) Ltd 1994
Designed by Bill Dixon
White GRP hull, deck & structure
Teak in centre cockpit
Shoal bulb keel
Skeg hung rudder
Wheel steering

Preventative epoxy treatment 2002
Last survey 2009

LOA:     37'6 (11.43m)
LWL:     31'6 (9.60m)
Beam:   12'8 (3.86m)
Draft:     4'6 (1.37m)
Displacement 8,182kg
Ballast            3,114kg


Volvo Penta MD22L 50hp (original engine)
Hours: 2873 August 2023
Cambelt hours 187 August 2023
Shaft drive to 3 bladed feathering prop


3 x 110 a/h domestic batteries (July 2021)
1 x engine start battery (June 2022)
12v & 220v systems
Charging from engine, shore & solar power
Shore power
40 amp Newmar battery charger
300w solar panels
2 x 220v fans


Fuel:      227 ltrs in single steel tank
Water:    364 ltrs in 2 s/s tanks (tanks linked)
Holding:  83 ltrs in single plastic tank

Rig and Sails

Sloop rigged s/s (from 2009)
Kemp/Seldon spars – alloy
Spinnaker pole and winches

Inmast furling mainsail, by Hyde Sails, white (19 yrs)
Roller furling genoa, by Hyde Sails, white (19 yrs)

All winches by Lewmar
2 x 44 ST Genoa winches
2 x 30 Spinnaker winches
2 x 16 main winches
1 x halyard winch (on mast)
2 x 8 travelers


See layout attached
Accom for 4/7 throughout in 2 double cabins (forward V berth & aft double master cabin) with possible 3 singles in saloon and passage berth. Galley to port, Nav station to stbd
2 x Jabsco heads ensuite (port/stbd – fore & aft)
Stripped wooden flooring throughout saloon
Light teak joinered interior
Blue fabric upholstery
Carpet in cabins
New solid teak washboard (2022)


25ltr calorifier
Plastimo Neptune 2500 cooker
Oven, grill & 2 burner hob
Double s/s sink
Sony TV
Kenwood radio
Assorted pots/pans/utensils etc
Safe (located in bosuns locker)
(Eberspacer heater does not work)


Lewmar Cayman electric windlass
16kg Kobra windlass with 80m 8mm chain
15kg Fortress anchor with 6m chain & 50m warp

Teak cockpit table (2021)
Various (8) warps
Fenders (10)
Swim/boarding ladder
Wooden passerelle
Stern swim platform


Plastimo compass
Autohelm -speed/log/depth
Raymarine plotter
Raymarine 54E VHF
ST6000 autopilot
AIS reciever
Easy Navtex
Navigation lights
Masthead nav lights led


Hercules T-270 ki tender (June 2021) carried on deck or towed
Suzuki 2hp outboard (serviced April 2023)


4 person life raft (needs service)
Dan buoy
Life buoy
4 fire extinguishers
Fire blanket
Electric & manual bilge pumps
4 life jackets
Jack stays
Radar reflector (mast head)
Emergency tiller
Gas alarm
Grab bag

The condition or level of safety equipment on board is not to be negotiated on following survey. It is likely to be listed by most surveyors but is not structural or an integral working part of the vessel and is not to be used to further negotiate the price down after survey. We strongly suggest that for your own personal safety that when purchasing a yacht you provide new safety equipment rather than relying on second hand gear.

Should you become the new owner of this yacht then the responsibility to re-register or update official bodies for items such as EPIRB, VHF, MMSI or AIS becomes yours.


Bought by the current British owners in the UK 2008. Since then they have sailed from Newcastle Upon Tyne to Northern France, River Seine, the French Canals, Rhone, Corsica, Sardinia, Italy and Greece where she has been for some years.

General info from Moody Owners Archives:

Moody 38 (circa 1990's)
Introduced: September 1991
Ceased: November 1996
Built by: Marine Projects (Plymouth) Limited
Designer: Bill Dixon
Boats Built: 163
Berths: 7

Imast furling mainsail and furling genoa were standard on the Moody 38. Forward cabin: 2 single convert to a double, en-suite access to Forward shower/toilet: marine toilet and separate shower, hot and cold water. Saloon: Ushaped settee, second settee opposite, folding leaf dining table. Galley: hot cooker. navigation area: Chart table, cabin: passage berth with stowage under and lockers above. Master Suite: Large central double berth, opening portlights in transom and cabin sides, en-suite shower/toilet compartment with marine wc, shower.

Title Documents and Tax

List of All documents seen prior to setting details live for mkting.

Copy - Current British SSR Certificate
Copy - Brexit Location letter
Copy - Bill of Sale 2008 (to current British owners)
Copy - Bill of Sale 2002
Copies - First Bills of Sale Manufacturers/Agents (1994)
Copy - Original VAT invoice (1994)
Copy - Lloyds hull construction certificate (1994)
Copy - Evidence of TEPAI cruising tax paid
Pre dates RCD Built 1994

Disclaimer and Travelling to Inspect

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