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  • Manufacturer: Moody
  • Price: £15,995
  • Location: Portishead
  • Year: 1978
  • LOA: 30'0" (9.14m)
  • Beam: 10' 0'' (3.05m)
  • Berths: 5
  • Draft: 1.45
  • Keel: Fin Keel
  • ID no.: 542
  • Cabins: 1
  • Heads: 1
  • Watertank Size: 227 Litres
  • Engine Make: Volvo Penta
  • Horsepower: 19hp
  • Drive Type: Saildrive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 113 Litres

Broker Remarks

Moody 30 - 1978

Fin keel masthead sloop from the popular Moody stable with a Volvo Penta 23 hp engine - recent shaft and propellor. 5 berths with twin forecabin. Wheel steering with Raymarine autopilot. Mainsail (roller boom), furling genoa 140%, spinnaker and storm jib.


Forward cabin
Double v berth with infill
Storage under berths and in storage lockers

Large sink with hand-pumped tap and mixer tap
Lavac toilet
Large hanging locker opposite

Twin settees convert to bunks
Saloon table
Storage below and behind settees

Cooker with twin gas burner oven and grill
Sink with hand-pumped tap and pressurized water 
Plate racks

Pilot berth with pulldown chart table
Long pilot berth converts to chart table with seat
Large chart table pulls down and secures
FM stereo/cd player
Chart light
Storage shelf and locker

Mechanical and Rigging

Volvo Penta MD 2020 19HP inboard diesel engine (Aug 2000)
Volvo Penta 120S saildrive (Aug 2000)
Regularly serviced

GRP hull, deck and superstructure
Masthead sloop
Fin keel
Spade rudder

Masthead sloop
Aluminum mast and boom with slab reefing points
Roller Furler genoa
Spinnaker pole
2 x Primary winches 
2 x Secondary winches

Genoa 140% (2012 - good)
Spinnaker (good)
Storm jib (good)


Solid-state battery splitter ensures starter battery is charged
2 X 12V house batteries (2018)
1 x 12V engine battery (2020)
BM2 battery monitor

Navigation Equipment
VHF radio 
VHF handheld radio (model, year)
Autohelm Raymarine ST 2000
Depth sounder
Garmin Echo map 
Wind unit - Clipper
Compass on binnacle

Deck Equipment

Manual Anchor Windlass 
Anchor, chain and warp

Navigation lights
LED Masthead tricolour
Deck light
Steaming light
Red and green bow light
Stern light white

Safety Equipment
Life raft - needs service and checking
Radar reflector
Horseshoe lifebuoy
Fire extinguisher 

Binnacle cover
Sail Cover

Owner's Remarks
I bought Cobalt in August 2018 and sailed her from Walton-on-the-Naze 700 miles back to Portishead. She certainly proved  all her hoped-for qualities; Stable and stiff, the flared hull ensured a dry deck, comfortable cabin. The Volvo Penta started first turn of the key.

When I took her out of the water in Portishead, I found that the sacrificial anodes had not been replaced, which meant a new propeller and drive shaft. She has been well maintained and the engine regularly serviced.

I am selling because with false knees I cannot sail single-handed so it is time for another family to enjoy her.


For a full, detailed specification with additional photographs and direct contact details for the listing office visit our website 

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Unless otherwise stated on the specification sheet the following presumptions are made
Sail drive and shaft seals are more than 5 years of age
Fuel and gas hoses and regulators are over 5 years old
Standing rigging and sails are more than 10 years old

NOTE - Please ring our offices prior to visiting, as the boat may be unavailable for viewing or located at a different marina.

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Disclaimer : boatpoint 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.