Centercockpit, Deck Salon, Cutter Rigged, Bill Dixon Design
One Owner, Well Maintained , Only in the water 5 months each year !
Only 1204 Hours on Mani Engine, Under 500 hrs. on Genset...
This is the " fresh water only " blue water design you have
been looking for !!! Replacement Cost Over a Million $,$$$,$$$
Onan Genset, Bow Thruster, Air / Heat, Extra sails, Newer Radar & GPS
Brokerage is also original delivery dealer to this original owner.
Selden Mast with InMast Furling Mainsail, Operated by One of Two Lewmar CEST #50 electric winches mounted aft at companionway.
The forward facing " jumper diamond stays " designed by Selden Spars, take the place of needing " runners " for the staysail. So, this cutter rig with it's self-tacking staysail and electric winches, can easily be handled short handed under sail. And for docking, The bow thruster works really well !
Ridgid Selden Boom Vang
Furlex Furling Systems for Yankee and Stay Sail Furling, Furling Lines led aft past the mast to port side Lewmar Electric Winch
Very Large Foredeck Locker, with Electric Anchor Windlass also stores fenders and deck gear.
The mid deck & companionway is shielded by the custom shaped windscreen, leading edge of dodger is attached to windscreen. The bimini has full surround cockpit enclosure with windows and also screens.
Port & Starboard Lewmar CEST #64 electric winches handle the yankee / heasail sheets which travel thru adjustable cars, inboard at the base of the cabin trunk. The adj. cars have their own set of p&s winches.
The mainsail traveler is located on the aft cockpit coaming, outsider the enclosure and also have p&s winches.
The companionway hatch, " disappears " vertically straight downward into the companionway. It simply slides up and down for easy access.
The aft deck cabin trunk has a built in life raft locker. The aft deck has a very large center deck hatch to access the full beam deck locker underneath. The push pit has integrated teak stern seats. The swim platform is operated electrically from the helm to reveal the teak trimmed platform / swim ladder and dinghy boarding area.
The teak decking lumber on this Moody production run was uniquely designed and fitted to an external fiberglass skin or " tray". So, the teak deck is applied as sections and fastened / caulked to the deck, using very few screws, illuminating fastening each teak deck board individually with multiple screws. The teak deck has never been sanded, it's the original thickness , save normal use.
RayMarine ST 6000 Autopilot with Hydraulic Ram Drive,
ST 60 Speed, Depth, Wind,
Recently new RayMarine Touch Screen GPS and Digital Radar,
Intrepid VHF w/ Cockpit Mic,
Stereo w/ Cockpit Remote at Helm, 3a. zone control for Stereo Speakers in salon and cabins, 2 ea. Flat Screen TV's,
33,000 BTU Cruise Air / Heat, 3 ea Units, 3 ea. Digital Zone Controls
Onan 13.5 KW Genset, factory installed in fully insulated hush box under 500 hrs.
Vacu Flush Heads
Upgraded waste tank capacity : approx. 60 gal.
Upgraded Leather Upholstery
Upgraded Mattresses fore and aft cabins, custom bedding and decor
Ordered new with U.S. Shoreside 110v System with upgraded extra 110v outlets throughout the interior
Custom Ordered Cockpit Cushions
Teak Folding Chair in Salon
Dining Table converts from cocktail size to larger dining size, leaf stores internally in the table pedestal
Fitted with the optional " office cabin". This area has extra storage and a large desk area. A single sea berth folds out of the wall with mattress.
Both heads fore and aft have full size shower stalls, teak grating, avonite counter tops and vacu-flush heads.
The galley has separate side opening refrigerator and top loading freezer. The stove w/ oven looks like new !
The passageway to the owner's aft cabin has large opening doors to the engine space inboard and outboard has the single pilot berth with lots of storage under.
Original Hood Furling Mainsail, Yankee and Furling Staysail,
Hood Asymmetrical (see photos)
Additional Sails Include : UK Kevlar Mainsail, UK Kevlar 130% Genoa,
There is an adjustable whisker pole, that stores on a mast mounted track on sliding car.
Engine and Genset Serviced by Factory Qualified Techs.
Included systems spares and maintenance items.
This Moody 54 , overall has had moderate use. It has always been maintained by the dealer that delivered it new to the owner. The hull and deck have been buffed and waxed every season. It has VC-17 Bottom Paint, 3 Blade Max Prop and It includes a winter canvas deck cover and the original massive steel shipping / storage cradle.
Princess M is hull # 35 of the 55 Moody 54's that were produced. They sold for over a million$$$ when the final 54's were delivered Here's your opportunity to own one at half price ! ! She's ready to cruise anywhere your desire ?
General Information from Original Brochure. Not intended to represent the exact build specifications for this listing.
Stiff, immensely strong, yet light enough to maintain optimum performance across the full range of ocean cruising conditions, the Moody 54 has been designed without compromise. The balance and power of her underwater sections and lead keel give superb sail carrying and stability for swift passage times. This sparkling performance is complemented by her ease of handling by two people. Standard equipment includes furling for all sails, electrically powered primary winches and a 10hp bow thrusters. Her powerful sail plan, on Seldens triple spreader rig, includes a cutter rig with self-tacking stay sail.
Wheel steering pedestal, Whitlock Reflex with pedestal mounted compass. Engine instrument and starting panel pedestal mounted. Cockpit seats and sole finished in teak. Cockpit table. Stainless steel grab handles each side of companionway.
Interior furniture to be finished in a choice of attractive timber finishes.
Large U shaped galley, one step down from saloon. Twin sinks in Avonite worktop, sinks fitted with electric pump out. Large stainless steel lined front opening refrigerator plus separate top opening stainless steel lined freezer. Gimballed 4 burner cooker complete with crash bar. Microwave, wired to shore power circuit Extractor fan built in above cooker. Generous work top space with deeply fiddled edges. Stowage lockers for food, crockery, pots and pans plus cutlery drawers.
Yanmar 4JH2-UT(B)E (100hp 73.6kw) 4 cylinder turbocharged diesel engine driving through reduction gearbox, bronze P bracket and 3 bladed propeller. Engine instrument panel mounted in cockpit. Fuel supply from tank fitted with remote fuel shut off cocks. Sound insulated engine compartment. Automatic fire extinguisher. Thermostatically controlled blown ventilation to engine space. Space available for generator installation.
Hand laid glassfibre construction with isophthalic gelcoat backed by initial lay up of powder bound mat and isophthalic resin. Balsa cored sandwich construction for increased panel stiffness and optimum weight distribution. Hull stiffened by bonded in bulkheads plus frames and stringers. Underwater sections from stem to keel further stiffened by utilising an Aramid (Kevlar) laminate to increase impact resistance. Hull to have a choice of 3 colours, white, dark blue or burgundy. Transom includes hinging transom door/swimming platform.
Swept teak laid ring deck plus for'd and after coachroof areas. Deck 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.
Electric powered self tailing genoa sheet winches (Lewmar 54CEST). Secondary winches (Lewmar 40CST). Mainsheet and staysail sheet winch (Lewmar 48CST). Mainsail control line winch (Lewmar 44CST). Mainsheet traveller winches (Lewmar 16CST). Mast mounted halliard winch. Genoa sheet tracks with adjustable cars and traveller lines led aft to jamming turning blocks. Genoa sheet turning blocks. Staysail sheeted to self tacking track. Mainsail control lines led aft through deck organisers and individual rope clutches.
Masthead rigged cutter with silver anodised mast and boom with stainless steel standing rigging. Triple aft swept spreader rig, keel stepped. Inmast furling mainsail system Selden Furlex furling stays on both forestay and inner forestay for Yankee and staysail. Option of fully battened mainsail with recirculating ball cars, single line reefing and lazy jacks. Inmast furling mainsail, Furling Yankee, Furling self tacking staysail. Sails by Hood.
Perry Design Review: Moody 54
Forgiving cruiser with lots of comfort
By Bob Perry
August 25, 2000
Here's a nice big cruising boat designed for Moody by Bill Dixon. The drawings show a rig with in-the-mast furling, so we can assume this design is aimed at carefree cruising.
The Moody 54.
The D/L of the Moody 54 is 201 and that's on the light side for a boat of this type. Beam is moderate. Overhang forward is fashionably short. There are two keels offered: one with a 7-foot 6-inch draft, and another shoal keel that draws 5 feet 11 inches. The hull shape looks reasonable, although I don't have a lines plan. The deck plan forward looks full, which would be consistent with other Dixon designs. This design has an attractive, gentle spring to its sheerline.
The rudder is a partially-balanced spade on a short, partial skeg. This allows for a lower bearing for strength. This is an oddly shaped rudder blade. Note that the leading edge is almost vertical. I'm going to guess this was an attempt by the designer to get more balanced area forward of the rudder stock to relieve steering pressure.
Once you get the LOA into the mid-50s you get the volume you need for a spacious three-stateroom boat. Unfortunately, the pressure to expand the accommodations falls on the forecastle and lazarette. Both these utility areas have been reduced to the minimum.
This is a very nice accommodation plan. The galley looks good with counter space on each side of the range for pots and pans. The sinks could be moved aft a foot. The big, curved dinette looks roomy, but I don't think you could seat more than four in comfort. Note the wet locker location and the handy sea berth in the passageway aft. I think the foot of the sea berth tucks into the aft cabin. Sleeping areas are roomy and have plenty of hanging locker space. The small stateroom forward has upper and lower berths and a small vanity. It's tight, but adequate. There is access from the forward stateroom to the head and shower.
Rig fashions come and go, but the good old cutter rig seems to still be the cruiser's rig of choice. I should correct myself: a cutter is defined more by the mast location than the number of headsails. This rig is really a sloop with extra headsails. The staysail will be used for heavy air and reaching. There is a track just forward of the mast indicating that the staysail will be self-tacking. Note the swept spreaders combined with fore and aft lowers.
The sail area-to-displacement ratio for this design is 16.49. This number is low by today's inflated ratios, but it is where it should be for a yacht of this type. Remember that a big, powerful rig will be more demanding on the crew and the gear. Family-type cruising boats are better off with modest rigs and an SA/D between 16.5 and 19.
The deck is laid out with all halyards and lines led back to the cockpit. This means you will be able to unfurl the main from the cockpit. The windshield is a good feature. The swim step looks to be on the small side, but any more area devoted to it would have to be subtracted from the lazarette, and I'm not sure that would be a good trade-off.
This is a very "normal" cruising boat in every respect. There are no surprises and no novel features. It is obviously designed to have wide market appeal.