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Moody 27

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8.43m (27'8")



Underwater profile
Bilge keels


1 x Diesel 17hp, Volvo Penta MD7B (1982)

Portsmouth Harbour


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Extra Details

Designer Bill Dixon
Builder Marine Projects
Lying Portsmouth Harbour
Fuel capacity 54.6 ltr (12.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 70.0 ltr (15.4 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 17hp
Engine make and model Volvo Penta MD7B (1982)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 2 Blade Fixed (+ Rope Cutter)
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.5 ltr (0.3 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots


Rope Cutter - Stripper Propeller Protection.


LOA 8.43m (27'8")
LWL 6.65m (21'10")
Beam 2.95m (9'8")
Draft Min 1.04m (3'5")
Draft Max 1.04m (3'5")
Displacement 2,608kg (5,751.0lbs)
Headroom 1.75m (5'9")
Storage Ashore



Sloop rigged Kemp Aluminium spars (1982) with stainless steel standing rigging (2007)


Mainsail Sanders - Inmast (2013)
Headsail Sanders - Furling (2010)


The Sanders 2013 in-mast furling main has vertical battens.

Electrical Systems


12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge keels
Finish Gelcoat finish


Water tank capacity is approximate as the owner replaced the tank in 2001 with a Seaflex tank.


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Curtains tick
Manual water system tick
Non-Smokers tick


2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick


Cobra DSC VHF.
Garmin GPS 76.
Autohelm Tiller Pilot.

Deck Gear

Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick


4 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
1 anchors
33.00m (108'3") of chain

Safety Equipment

LPG Detector tick
Boarding ladder tick


1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 Electric)

Broker's Comments

A Great British classic, one of the builders that pioneered the way for ordinary families to get out on the water safely and comfortably. The Moody 27 sums up the very ethos of British leisure cruising.

This particular boat seems to have all the virtues and none of the vices of the breed – she certainly is not a “floating caravan!”

The saloon is spacious and comfortable and the galley is well laid out and safe. She is clean and entirely free of clutter and ready for the next owner to move in.

New rigging in 2007, so no worries on survey or with pernickety insurance companies! Her in-mast furling main was new in December 2013, and as you would expect from such a modern sail, she has vertical battens. The Genoa was also new in 2010. Oh – while I am banging on about new things, her headlinings were all replaced in 2010, there’s another thing you won’t have to get stuck in to!

She has all the basic gear you need for navigation; GPS, decent cockpit instruments, and a decent sprayhood to keep the Great British summer out of the cockpit!

That is enough for now, this is a really nice boat, an ideal first cruiser or a step up from something smaller maybe? Come and see her, she is well worth the trip.

This Moody 27 has been personally photographed and viewed by Ian Dawes of Boatshed Port Solent. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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