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1998 Moody 46

location icon Swanwick, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Year 1998
Length 46 ft / 14.02 m
Builder/Manufacturer Moody Yachts

Moody 46 (1999) with a number of recent upgrades including a New Yanmar 110 HP Engine, New Sails, Bow Thruster and new electronics and May survey 2022 available on request. £197,500

This Moody 46 is a superb high-performance vessel for blue-water cruising. She accommodates seven, but can be sailed comfortably by two people, with In-mast furling and all her controls located easily to hand within the comfortable and secure centre cockpit. Regarded by many as the optimum layout for extended liveaboard cruising, with her bright and airy deck saloon configuration, the Bill Dixon designed Moody 46 is a sought after and respected cruiser that also turns heads in the marina or anchorage. Accommodation is excellent with a large centreline double fwd cabin, fwd heads and shower, twin bunk cabin fwd to port, single aft passage cabin and a large centreline double aft cabin with en-suite heads and shower.

Privately owned
Fully UK VAT paid.
Only for sale due to the owners change in personal circumstances.
Survey carried out afloat May 2022 available to purchasers.

She is on a mid-river mooring in the Hamble so a pre-booked appointment to inspect will be necessary to arrange access.


Year Built 1998
Category Sail
Length Overall 46'1 ft / 14.05 m
Beam 14'5 ft / 4.40 m
Max Draft 5'4 ft / 1.62 m
Construction Fiberglass
Keel Fin Keel
Min Draft 6'3 ft / 1.91 m
Drive Type Direct
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 110 hp
Tax Status Paid

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Yanmar
Model: RCD2-4JH11X1
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 110hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 3 Blade
Year: 2020
Engine Hours: 231
Engine Location: Center

Hand laid glass fibre construction with isophthalic gelcoat backed by initial lay up of powder bound mat and isophthalic resin
Hull topsides above waterline balsa cored sandwich construction for light weight and increased stiffness.
Hull stiffened by bonded in frames and stringers in conjunction with semi structural internal mouldings.
Shoal draft fin keel.
Transom includes hinging transom door/swimming platform
Deck areas with integrally moulded in non-slip finish in addition to swept laid teak deck to ring deck and forward coach roof
Deck areas stiffened with balsa core with plywood backing pads in way of deck fittings
Deck edge incorporates raised bulwark with teak cap rail Inset cavita line in topsides
Painted boot top, waterline and antifouling.

LOA : 14.05 m (46’1” )
LOW : 12.0 m ( 39’5” )
Beam : 4.40 m m (14’5”)
Draft : 1.90 m (6’3”)
Displacement : 14,870 kgs
Keel Type : Fin shoal Keel


Yanmar  RCD2-4JH11X1 110hp diesel engine (new 2020)
approx. 231 hrs use driving through reduction gearbox, shaft drive, bronze
P bracket and 3 bladed propeller with rope cutter.
Engine instrument panel mounted in cockpit
Fuel supply from tank fitted with manual remote fuel shut off cock
Sound insulated engine compartment
Automatic fire extinguisher thermostatically controlled blown ventilation to engine space & space for generator installation.

Three blade propeller with Ambassador rope cutter (new bearings fitted June 2018)


Engine driven 60 amp alternator charges 4 sealed house batteries 420 amp hour under aft bed and 1 Sealed 90 amp hour starter battery under starboard side seat in aft cabin, wired through isolator switches and distribution panel incorporating circuit breaker switches.
240/220 shore support system with ring main.
Victron 50 am battery charger, indicator lights, battery state indicator, fuel and water gauges.
Separate isolator switches for engine and domestic battery supply with engine starter battery isolated from domestic circuits.
LED Navigation, deck flood and steaming lights.
LED lighting throughout boat including downlights, independently switched reading and recessed pelmet lighting Cathodic protection with hull mounted anode


Fuel Tank :     431 Ltrs
Water Tanks : 772 Ltrs

Rig and Sails

Sanders main Sail – New 2021
Sanders 150% Genoa – New 2021
Two Storm sails

Masthead rigged, silver anodised mast and boom with stainless steel rigging.
Double aft spreader rig with continuous rising.
Inmast furling mainsail system.
Selden Furlex 400s headsail furling system.
Standing rigging replaced June 2015.
Mast step also replaced Jun 2015.
Twin pole system for downwind sailing.
Running rigging replaced June 2015


The interior is finished in Cherry with blue leather seating in the saloon.

Forward cabin: Centreline double berth,large hanging locker to starboard, opening deck hatch.

Port guest cabin: Twin single berths, hanging locker and storage, opening deck hatch.

Forward heads: Wash basin, marine toilet, separate shower area, hot and cold pressurised water, opening deck

Saloon: Large C shaped settee to port side with folding leaf table, to starboard are 2 built in armchairs with a
built-in locker between, the built-in armchairs house pull out stools to provide additional seating around the
dining table, hull portlights, large saloon windows, opening deck hatch.

Navigation area: Navigation desk, chart table seat, wet hanging locker aft of chart table seat.

Galley: One front loading fridge and one top loading freezer (can double as Fridge). Both have upgraded compressors and pipework installed January 2016. Keel cooled units with anodes recently replaced. Seagull water filter installed June 2014 Panasonic Microwave (requires AC Power) & 4 burner cooker & Gas Oven

Port passage cabin: Accessed aft of navigation area the cabin comprises a single mid-level height berth above extra storage area for clothes and spare parts for engine etc

Aft cabin: Large centreline double berth, ample storage and en-suite heads/shower room.


Watermaker: Aquabase XD121 12 volt Watermaker (pickled) @50l/per hour
Webasto 5500 heater with heating to all cabins and saloon
All new plumbing/pipework installed (2018) and one Holding tank for aft head located in Engine room.
Stainless steel calorifier installed below saloon floor mounted on new plinth.
Aquatic AV Model IQ-3B-X ipod AM/FM Radio with speakers in cockpit and main saloon (wiring to forward cabin prepped)

Two number bilge pumps beneath saloon area with non-return valves on both.
Manual bilge pump below mast (controlled in cockpit).


Pulpit, Pushpits and stanchions in stainless steel.
Twin guardwires with boarding gate (stainless steel boarding ladder in Lazerette).
Pushpit gate access to hinging transom door/ swimming platform.
6 nr. Stainless steel mooring cleats.
Teak handrails to coachroof.
Stainless steel framed windscreen with Tecsew sprayhood top (new June 2016).
Twin lazarettes for deck storage plus vented gas bottle locker to starboard and anchor locker.

Delta 30kg with 60 metres chain and 30 metres of rode.
Fortress aluminium anchor stored in anchor locker on bespoke hook.
Lewmar concept 2 reversible electric anchor windlass with handset control plus binnacle switching.
Stainless steel stemhead fitting with twin bronze bow rollers.

Bimini & Sprayhood
Manual Simpson Cooney Davits 175kg lifting with custom made brackets to hold Avon Rib and outboard
Simpson Cooney engine hoist


Raymarine RL70 Chartplotter mounted at chart table.
Vesper AIS Class B Transponder/Receiver installed behind chartplotter (switch to transmit/ receive located above radio)
3 i70 displays mounted to companionway plus 1 usb marine charging port.
Raymarine Chart Plotter mounted to Binnacle (2021)
Raymarine hybrid touch E7 Chart Plotter at Nav Station
Raymarine Autopilot at Binnacle.(2021)
VHF - IC-M423 Fixed - Class D VHF / DSC c/w HM195 Command Mic



We bought our boat for what was planned to be an extended time at sea and I was drawn to this yacht because of the Moody reputation. She has undergone several upgrades in order to ensure she would be a safe vessel for our family. We have enjoyed sailing her but with a change in circumstances it is time for her to go to a new family.


This Moody 46 is a fantastic boat that is probably one of the best Blue Water / Long Distance Cruisers of its size. Recognised as one of Bill Dixon’s best designs the Moody 46 has superb living accommodation with a very impressive Owners Cabin with en-suite bathroom. Her saloon provides ample space for all the family with a well appointed forward cabin, separate twin bunked cabin, good size galley, complete with fridge & freezer compartment and even a separate forward facing nav station for passage planning. Up top, her teak decks appear in lovely condition and she has a good sized cockpit with plenty of seating space. Furthermore, she is fitted with a very powerful Yanmar 110 HP engine, that was recently installed (2020) and has completed only approx. 231 hrs. In addition, it has recently had new sails, new bow thruster and an electronics upgrade, so she is ready o make some new adventures.

Moody Yachts have long been known for building solid, well constructed boats. With the 46, Bill Dixon has managed to maximise the available living accommodation without compromise to the handling and performance of the rest of the yacht to produce a boat that has been called by many as a “Modern Classic”. This particular Moody 46 is in great condition and has benefitted from a caring and knowledgeable Owners who have loved and appreciated her. She is currently lying Southampton and is available for viewings through by prior appointment.

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