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1994 Moody 38

Leros, Greece


Discover the perfect blend of adventure, comfort, and reliability with our Moody 38, meticulously maintained and ready to sail. Designed by Bill Dixon and built to the high standards of Moody Yachts, this vessel offers the ideal setting for those transitioning into a life at sea. Whether you're a tech-savvy couple seeking a floating office and home, a semi-retired professional craving tranquility and solitude, or an adventurous family on a sabbatical year, the Moody 38 caters to your every need without compromise. With its modern electrics, ample living spaces, and robust safety features, it stands as a testament to quality and thoughtful design.


A Vessel for All Seasons and Reasons: Equipped with solar panels, efficient energy storage, and a Volvo Penta diesel engine known for its reliability, this yacht ensures that your adventures are both eco-friendly and enjoyable. The spacious layout, including a centre cockpit, large aft cabin, and a versatile galley, makes it suitable for both solo voyages and memorable family moments. It’s a boat that understands the importance of being a comfortable, secure home away from home, with every detail crafted to enhance your time on the water.


Whether it's exploring the vibrant cultures of the Mediterranean, embarking on a digital nomad lifestyle across the seas, or teaching your children the wonders of marine life, this yacht promises to be your reliable companion. Priced sensibly to reflect its value and capabilities.

Basic Boat Info

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


Length: 38 ft / 11.58 m
Length Overall: 37'6 ft / 11.43 m
Waterline Length: 31'6 ft / 9.60 m
Beam: 12'8 ft / 3.86 m
Max Draft: 4'6 ft / 1.37 m
Displacement: 8,182 kg
Ballast: 3114 kg

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Volvo Penta
  • Model: MD22L-A
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 50hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Year: 1994
  • Engine Hours: 3,020


Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Sloop, Center Cockpit


Jonty Stubbs
Williams & Smithells Yacht Brokers


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


White GRP hull
White, non-slip integrated, GRP deck
White, centre cockpit, GRP superstructure
Iron shoal keel with bulb
Partial skeg hung rudder
Wheel steering


2023 – Underwater profile stripped back to GRP and Iron, 4 coats of International Primocon undercoat applied followed by International Micron 300 Antifoul. Single coat of International Micron 350 applied April 2024


Volvo Penta MD22L-A diesel engine (original)
3020 recorded hours (March 2024)
Shaft drive to fixed 3-blade propellor
Engine exhaust elbow replaced January 2020
Assorted hand tools
Assorted electrical tools


Spares include:
Volvo heat exchange elbow
Volvo freshwater pump
sea water pump seal
Volvo 40/60 coolant (>12L) 
belts, impellors, fuel filters, oil filters, thermostat and many more


Service and Maintenance:
In the last four years the engine/gearbox has had regular service. Oil changes approximately every 100hrs. Engine filters, belt, impellor every second service. Sea water cooling system flushed/soaked every year. Fresh water cooling system flushed and replaced with new Volvo Penta 60/40 coolant every 2 years.


12v, 48v and 220v onboard circuits
2 x Victron Li-Ion 200ah domestic batteries Feb 2021
Victron sealed lead 130ah domestic battery Feb 2021
Nord sealed lead 115ah engine start battery Feb 2020
2 x 215W Solar panels Feb 2021
2 x 50W Solar panels
2 x 48v Victron MPPT controllers Feb 2021
12v Victron MPPT control Feb 2021
2 x DC-DC 48v -12v Converters Feb 2021
Sterling alternator controller
Victron Multiplus 48v 5kva inverter/charger Feb 2021
Programming interface for Multiplus inverter/charger Feb 2021
Victron Energy VE.Bus BMS Feb 2021
Victron Color Control GX Feb 2021
Cabling, breaker boxes, bus bars and fuses replaced Feb 2021
Shore power with 3 x >20m cables with adaptors
Stirling Pro Save C galvanic isolator on shore power


Spares include:
Victron Charge controller for setting battery type on Phoenix
Victron Programming interface for Multiplus Inverter Charger
Quick 1 Windlass solenoid T503 12v 1500W
Quick 1 Windlass handheld control
Cable, wiring, plugs, sockets, relays, fuses, breakers, connectors


227ltrs Steel diesel tank
27ltrs Diesel fuel container
2 x Aluminium water tanks 405ltrs total capacity
86ltrs Tektanks high-density polyethylene holding tank

Rig and Sails

Sloop rigged
Aluminium, Kemp mast, boom and spinnaker pole
Stainless steel wire standing rigging 2007


2 x Lewmar ST44 primary winches
2 x Lewmar ST30 halyard winches
Lewmar 24 halyard winch
Lewmar ST16 main winch
Lewmar 8 genoa furler winch


White, Lucas in-mast furling mainsail 2007
White, Kemp roller-furling genoa 2009
UV Protective strip replaced November 2023
White heavy weather roller-furling genoa
Multi-coloured cruising chute with snuffer


Sleeps 5 in 3 cabins plus 2 in saloon
Forward double V-berth cabin
Forward heads with W/C connected to holding tank and shower
Pipework replaced August 2022
Walkthrough saloon with U-shaped seating to starboard
Sofa seating to port
2 x Saloon tables removable and can swivel
Blue saloon upholstery
L-shape galley to port
Walkthrough cabin to starboard
(Currently used for storage, no mattress)
Aft master cabin with centreline double berth
Aft ensuite heads with W/C (direct discharge) and shower
Light wood interior joinery
All lighting changed to LED
Opening portlights and hatches with insect screens
Four-way wind scoop
Standard hatch wind scoop
6’2” – 5’10” headroom
Carpet in all cabins


Spares include:
Jabsco 1 Electric waste pump
Jabsco 2 Twist & Lock heads pumps 29040-3000
Jabsco Water Pump – Paar Max 3
Jabsco head service spare parts.


Spinflow Nelson gas cooker with oven grill and two hobs
2 x Stainless steel sinks
Frigoboat fridge re-gassed January 2024
Vivax IM-122T Icemaker
20ltrs Calorifer replaced 2021
Cutlery and crockery for 8
Instapot pressure cooker (3L)
Various cooking utensils
Pioneer CD/Radio
2x Caframo 12v fans (main cabin and saloon)
Inventor Avra dehumidifier
Clock and Barometer set
Digital temperature/humidity monitors (saloon and main cabin)
Vintage oil lamp
White board


Lofrans Kobra electric windlass 2011
20kg Rocna bow anchor (2010) with 70m/8mm chain
Chain re-galvanised February 2023
23kg Fortress FX 23 anchor with 12m/8mm chain
Snubber line with chain hook
Spare snubber chain hook
10 x Mooring warps
70m Med mooring line (with 5m chain with carabiners)
50m Med mooring line (with 2x2.5m chain with carbiners)
30m Spare med mooring line
19 x Assorted fender
2 x Standard boathooks
Moorfast boathook
Aluminium Pasarelle mountable forward and aft
Blue sprayhood
Blue bimini
Swim ladder on transom
Deck shower on transom (tap inside port lazarette)
3 x Gas bottles in gas locker
Gas Control Solenoid Valve (in gas locker)
15m water hose and assorted hose fittings
Two stage filter manifold for filling fresh water
Lights - navigation lights, deck light, mast light, steaming light


Diving Equipment
12L Steel Faber SCUBA tank with backpack
Scuba regulator set 
Diving weight belt - for cleaning or inspection below waterline
Regulator set serviced February 2024
SCUBA tank last hydrostatic test June 2022


Silva 125 pedistal compass
Raymarine C90W Plotter
Autohelm Tridata speed/log
Autohelm Tridata depth sounder
Cruiser wind indicator
Radar Furuno colour radar
Raymarine Ray 54E VHF
2 x Standard Horizon HX270 handheld VHF radio
Autohelm ST7000 autopilot
Autohelm personal hand compass
Digital Yacht GPS
Raymarine Raystar 125 plus GPS sensor (spare)
Charts and pilot books for Greek waters, West Mediterranean, Turkey


Current owners rarely use installed chartplotter or radar (unplugged, mounts under the companionway, stored in the v-berth cupboard), preferring to utilise modern online apps, including Navionics, Predict Wind, Windy, Navily, Marine Traffic, and Google Maps. Nearly all passages were done in daylight hours during favourable weather conditions.


Zodiac 2.6m C260 Airlite
3 Piece wooden floor
Capacity 3 Adults, one child
Yamaha 6hp outboard (serviced 2023)
5L tender fuel container
11L tender fuel container
12L external fuel tank with hose for outboard engine
2 x paddles for tender plus 2 x spares
Manual pump bailer for tender
Anchor line and warp for tender
2 x ~ 3kg dinghy anchors
Stand up paddle board with paddle, bag and leg strap
2 x Citizen fold-up bicycles with carry baskets, locks and lights


Spare include:
Bilge discharge valve
Inflation valves
Patches and adhesive
Spark plugs, fuel filter


Lifeguard DSB Deutsche Schlauchboot 6-person life raft
Serviced March 2021
5 x Manual fire extinguishers
Auto extinguisher in engine bay
Fire blanket
2 x Electric bilge pumps
2 x Manual bilge pumps
4 x Crewsaver life jackets
4 x Jackstays (2 x cockpit to mast, 2 x mast to anchor locker)
Grab bag
ACR Globel Fix EPIRB
7 x Flares (Yacht)
2 x Flares (Tender)
Horseshoe collar lifebuoy
Static radar reflector between spreaders
Standard dan buoy
Pilot gas Monitoring System (in galley)
Gas bubble leak detector (in gas locker)
Portable CO gas monitor (main cabin)
2 x Manual air horns
Man overboard rescue sling
Throwing line
2 x Raymarine life tag system (2 tags)
Handheld spotlight with socket in anchor locker
Bolt cutters
Petzl rope access harness
ASAP fall arrest device and Edelrid rope
Pantin ascender
Climbing helmet
Fire axe


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.

Disclaimer and Travelling to Inspect

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate 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 for such engine on our part. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


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