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  • Manufacturer: Moody
  • Location: Chatham
  • Year: 1985
  • LOA: 27'8" (8.43m)
  • Berths: 5
  • Draft: 1.42
  • Keel: Fin keel
  • ID no.: 38192
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heating: No
  • Heads: 1
  • Showers: 1
  • Watertank Size: 90 Litres
  • Engine Make: Volvo Penta
  • Horsepower: 18hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 81 Litres
  • Cruise Speed: 5.5
  • Top Speed: 6.5

Broker Remarks

1985 Moody 27 £14,750
The Moody 27 is a small family cruiser that is easily handled and fun to sail. This fin keel example has been well cared for and continuously upgraded. Five berths in two cabins and good sails and new standing rigging. Well worth viewing, currently being prepared for this 2019 season. A 2019 survey report is available on request.


The accommodation offers five berths in two cabins. In the forecabin, V berth with stowage under. Opening hatch to deck. In saloon, two settee berths. Fixed table with drop leaves. Upholstery finished in Ochre velour. New saloon flooring March 2019. Galley to starboard. Flavel Vanessa gimballed gas cooker with two burners, grill and oven. Stainless steel sink with manually pumped water supply. 18-gallon freshwater capacity. Cool box.  Separate heads compartment with marine toilet and washbasin.  Quarter berth to starboard. Radio/CD

Mechanical and Rigging

Sails and Spars

Masthead rigged sloop. Anodised aluminium mast and boom.  Stainless steel standing rigging (March 2019). Terylene running rigging (new 2018). Slab reefing to mainsail with lazyjacks new 2019. Sailspar headsail furling system.


1 x Mainsail (good condition valeted 2019)

1 x Genoa (good condition valeted 2019 new sacrificial strip)


2 x Sheet winches (self tailing)

2 x halyard winches (on mast)

2 x Sheet winches for spinnaker

Mechanical Systems

Located behind the companionway, Volvo MD2002 twin cylinder 18hp diesel engine.  Electric start. Seawater cooled. Shaft drive to two bladed GORI folding propeller. Single lever control. 16-gallon diesel capacity in stainless steel tank. 5 knot cruising speed. Maximum speed under power 6.5 knots. The engine was last serviced March 2019. 2018/2019 new keel bolts and plates, new windows and curtains, running rigging replaced, standing rigging replaced, new Blakes seacocks.


Electrical Systems

2 x 12-volt batteries charging from the engine alternator, shore power connection with 240-volt ring main. Sterling battery management system.


Deck Equipment
  • Anchor CQR
  • Chain/Warp 30/30m
  • Jeckells Lazyjack and sail cover system (April 2019)
  • Sprayhood (refurbished 2018)
  • Cockpit dodgers named
  • Boarding ladder
  • 6 x Fenders
  • 6 x Mooring warps
  • Winter cradle
Navigation Equipment
  • Compass
  • Depth (Clipper)
  • Speed/Log (Clipper)
  • Windspeed/Direction (Clipper)
  • VHF Radio
  • GPS (Garmin)
  • Navigation lights
  • Masthead light (LED March 2019)
  • Clock/Barometer
Safety Equipment
  • 2 x Fire extinguishers
  • Fire blanket
  • Jackstays
  • Cockpit harness points
  • Deck light
  • Horseshoe lifebuoy
  • First aid kit
Hull Keel

Fin Keel, Tiller steering

History and Construction

Built in 1985 by Marine Projects for Moody to a design by Bill Dixon. White GRP hull with style stripes. Alloy toe rail.  White GRP superstructure with moulded non-slip to deck. Fin keels. Transom hung rudder. Tiller steering. Aft self-draining cockpit. 2018/2019 new keel bolts and plates, new windows and curtains, running rigging replaced, standing rigging replaced, new Blakes seacocks.

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Disclaimer : offers the details of this vessel for sale but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of the information contained in the specification or warrant the condition of the vessel or equipment. A buyer should instruct his agents, or surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered for sale subject to no prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.