Bill Dixon designed centre cockpit Moody's of the mid 1990's are highly regarded by cruising yachtsmen around the globe. With a safe comfortable deck layout which offers crew protection from the elements and spacious practical accommodation below decks combined good performance under sail its not hard to understand why. The Moody 35CC offers the cruising sailor a great platform to get afloat and explore the coasts of the UK.
Having reluctantly decided to swallow the anchor DIAMOND BROACH has an extensive inventory including all the required gear for a first time buyer to walk aboard and enjoy their first cruising season. The layout below decks offers 6 berths with a spacious master cabin aft. Well presented she benefits from recent upholstery replacement below decks and a brand new, never fitted sprayhood ready for the 2018 season. Currently wintering on the Crinan Canal, viewing by appointment.
The masthead sloop rig with roller furling mainsail is easily controlled from the cockpit. The slab reefing mainsail is rigged with the halyard lead aft to the cockpit with a bank of Lewmar jammers and dedicated winch to starboard of the companionway. Slab reefing is all handled at the mast. The roller reefing genoa is controlled from the cockpit with the reefing line lead aft on the port side.
Both sails have been professionally valeted and serviced following the 2017 season.
The centre cockpit Moody built cruising yachts were very popular at the time of build offering a good compromise in regards to deck layout and accommodation space below decks. The commanding helm position from the centre cockpit provides excellent vision all around the boat with all sail controls easily to hand.
Finished in white the foredeck, side decks, aft deck and coachroof top are finished in non-slip textured panels in the same white providing excellent grip under foot. The foredeck is unobstructed with the anchor windlass accommodated within the self draining anchor locker accessed via a deck hatch. Mooring cleats are located well outboard, clear of the working deck area.
Side decks run the full length of the boat port and starboard with the chainplates being located approximately amidships, centrally on the deck. All opening deck hatches are kept within the elevated area of the coachroof and are out with the areas where crew make passage fore and aft.
Protected by the sprayhood the companionway is situated almost immediately aft of the mast with the cockpit extending aft from this. The cockpit is of the common design for centre cockpit cruiser with bench type seats running along both sides and wrapping around the aft end, behind the pedestal mounted wheel. Moulded coaming provide back support to those seated within the cockpit as some additional protection.
A short raised area of coachroof extends aft of the cockpit with the mainsheet track located immediately aft of the coaming. The aft deck area provides a single large lazarette lockers to starboard with two small lockers provided at the aft end of the coachroof. Access to the sugar scoop type transom is via an opening guardwire between the two sections of pushpit.
As would be expected of a highly regarded production boat builder such as Moody the quality of build below decks is excellent with a good practical layout for life afloat. Joinery is constructed is finished in a light teak with a satin varnish, sole boards are of the traditional teak and koto type again finished in a satin varnish while the upholstery in the saloon has been replaced in a pleasing patterened material with the upholstery eleswhere finished in a grey patterned material.
In the forepeak two berths are provided in the traditional V-berth configuration with an infill section creating a double berth. The cabin is spacious with standing room provided aft and a small dresser unit with storage to starboard. The cabin has additional storage with lockers overhead outboard and bin lockers beneath.
With an open plan layout making the saloon, galley and nav station one large open area the saloon feels incredibly large for a boat of 35' in length. A large drop leaf table is located centrally with a wrap around L-shaped settee to starboard and a bench seat to port. Storage is provided around the saloon with shelves and lockers above the seat backs outboard, bin lockers are provided beneath some of the seating and drinks storage in within the saloon table.
To port of the companionway the nav-station provides a practical works station for the navigator on passage with forward facing chart table and dedicated seat. Storage for charts and bosuns gear is provided within the table while the ships switch panel, radar display, multifunction repeater and VHF are mounted outboard of the table in full view.
Opposite on the starboard side the L-shaped galley is of a generous size running aft towards the master cabin aft. Ample worktop area provided for catering to a full crew. The island section provides twin stainless steel sinks with singled mixer tap faucet. The large fridge is located beneath the worktop with cooker located at the aft end of the space. Storage is provided over a mixture of lockers above and beneath the worktop.
Access to the aft cabin is possible through the galley on the starboard side or heads to port. The cabin itself is laid out with a large double bunk offset to the port. Seating and a dresser unit is provided on the starboard side of the cabin. En-suite access is provided to the aft heads on the port side.
The heads is located to port with access via doors from the main saloon and aft cabin. The compartment is finished completely in mouldings which are easily cleaned and maintenance free. The compartment is appointed with Jabsco manual marine toilet, sink and shower head with shower curtain to protect the timber door.
The engine is located within a dedicated sound insulated engine space beneath the companionway. Access is provide via opening hatches on the port and starboard sides of the compartment with a large hatch in the aft cabin provding excellent access to the gearbox and aft end of the engine.
In this case we are acting as brokers only. The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their 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.