Moody 56

385,000 Tax Paid | Location: Tuscany


  • Make Moody
  • Model 56
  • Year 2006
  • LOA 56ft/17m
  • Class Sailing Cruiser
  • Hull Glass Reinforced Plastic
  • Keel Fin Keel
  • Rig Cutter
  • Engine Single Diesel
  • Drive Shaft Drives
  • Layout Centre Cockpit
  • Berths 7
  • Cabins 4
  • Aft Cabins 1
  • Ancasta Ref 31769
  • Name Ayame II


Designed for serious blue water cruising, the Moody 56 is a centre-cockpit yacht that is eminently capable of exploring the world’s oceans. Cutting through an expanse of ocean under full sail this is where the Moody 56 is in her element. Sailing her is certainly an experience to be relished. Engineered for stiffness and immensely strong, yet light enough to maintain optimum performance across the full range of ocean cruising conditions, no aspect of her design has been compromised. The balance and power of her underwater sections and lead keel certainly give superb sail carrying ability and stability for swift passage times. Her sail plan, on Seldén’s triple spreader rig, includes a cutter rig with self-tacking stay sail. Power, of course, has to be harnessed, and the Moody 56 can be sailed by just two people. Furling for the cutter rig and electrically powered primary winches are standard equipment, as is a 10hp bow thruster to aid manoeuvrability when mooring.


MOODY 56 CENTRE COCKPIT FIN KEEL SAILING CRUISER built by VT Halmatic Porchester, Portsmouth, commissioned 2006 and designed by Bill Dixon
Blue hull.
Flag of Registry: Italy
Teak Cockpit
Teak Side Decks

(inc. pulpit) 17.70m 58'1"
Hull Length 17.06m 56'
Length Waterline 14.02m 46'1"
Beam 4.85m 15'11"
Draft (Fin Keel) 2.28m 7'6"
Displacement 20.06 Tonnes 44,132 lb
Ballast(Fin) 6.8 Tonnes 14,960 lb

All figures approximate

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. Transom includes powered hinge down transom door/swimming platform. Swept teak laid ring deck plus forward 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.


Electric powered self tailing genoa sheet winches (Lewmar 64CEST)
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

Fully battened mainsail
Furling genoa
Furling staysail

I 21.00m 68'8"
J 5.967m 19'5"
P 18.89m 61'9"
E 6.161m 20'2"
Air Draft 22.75m 74'6"




Chain locker with access through foredeck hatch. Watertight bulkhead. Chain locker drains
directly overboard.

Centre line double berth with large storage lockers beneath. Hanging lockers to port and
starboard sides. Curve fronted ships topside lockers to port and starboard. Opening deck
hatch gives light and ventilation.

Twin single berths, with stowage space beneath the lower berth. Large hanging locker to
forward bulkhead. Vanity desk to aft bulkhead. Opening deck hatch gives light and ventilation.

Finished in attractive, wipe clean laminate surfaces. Wash basin, marine toilet (large bowl),
separate shower stall with hinging door. Hot and cold pressurised water, electrically pumped
shower waste water discharge to grey water box. Towel rail, toothbrush and glass holder,
toilet roll holder. Floor in decorative teak finish in way of toilet and basin, teak grating in
shower area. Stowage locker. Opening deck hatch provides light and ventilation.

Large C shaped settee to starboard side with extending leaf dining table. Generous stowage space beneath settee, tankage beneath saloon floor. Built in 2 seater sofa to port side. Outboard of settee and sofa are topsides lockers with hull windows between, lockers. Large fore and aft and forward facing saloon windows light the saloon area. Opening deck hatches and dorade vents provide ventilation.

Navigation desk with chart stowage space beneath lid, drawer space beneath chart table. Furniture units to incorporate space for navigational instruments, electronics, and electrical distribution board. Chart table seat. Wet hanging locker aft of chart table seat.

Large U shaped galley, one step down from saloon. Twin sinks in 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. Pioneer 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.

Accessed aft of navigation area the cabin comprises a single mid-level height berth above built
in locker/sideboard unit Washing machine. This area can be used as a lobby entrance/dressing room to the aft cabin • Opening portlight gives light and ventilation.

Large centreline double berth, with deep drawer space beneath. Twin curved seats flowing
away from the berth with curved stowage lockers above. Generous hanging locker space,
vanity units with storage space and dresser unit for forward bulkhead. Light and ventilation is
provided by opening deck hatch, portlights and hull topsides windows.

En suite to the aft stateroom, the compartment comprises a separate shower stall complete
with hinging door and electric waste water pump out via grey water box. large bowl marine
toilet and wash hand basin. Opening portlight for light and ventilation.


Yanmar 4JH3-UT E (100hp 73.6kw) 4 cylinder turbocharged diesel engine driving through reduction gearbox, bronze P bracket and 3 bladed feathering 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.
Engine Hours: 1830

24 volt batteries for yachts main electrical system plus four heavy duty 24 volt batteries for winch systems. 240/220 Volt shore support system with ring main, 40 amp 24 volt battery charger plus, 20 amp 12 volt charger shore powered sockets and immersion heater coil to calorifier hot water tank. Batteries wired through isolator switches and distribution panel incorporating circuit breaker switches, indicator lights, battery state indicator, fuel and water gauges. Separate isolator switches for engine and domestic circuits. Navigation lights, deck flood light and steaming light. Lighting in all accommodation areas with overhead downlights independently switched reading lights and recessed pelmet lights, floor level courtesy lighting. Cathodic protection with hull mounted anode.
Shore power inlet

11 Kw Onan Model MDKBN 5750426

Fresh Water 995 litres 210 Imp gal/252 US gal
Fuel 682 litres 150 Imp gal/180 US gal
Black Water holding tank
Grey Water boxes x 2
Hot and Cold pressurised system
Fresh water maker (Spectra 120 lt/h).

All figures approximate

Bow thruster
Air conditioning
Webasto heating


Autopilot, Compass, Depth Sounder, Log , 2 x Plotter with GPS antenna
(Raymarine E 80), Radar, Rudder angle indicator,
VHF Radio
Wind speed and direction

Automatic bilge pump, plus manual bilge pump.
Cockpit cushions
Teak cockpit
Cockpit table
Cockpit shower
Wheel steering pedestal, Whitlock Reflex with pedestal mounted compass
Engine instrument and starting panel pedestal mounted
Bow thruster control pedestal mounted
Cockpit seats and sole finished in teak
Stainless steel grab handles each side of companionway
Electric windlass
25Kg Delta anchor, 40 metres calibrated chain.
Switch over valve allows engine bay to be pumped from ships bilge pump
DTV, DVD, Hi-Fi, Radio AM/FM, Speakers (6), 2 x TV LCD .
3 dry powder fire extinguishers plus automatic extinguisher in engine bay
Mooring warps, fenders
Emergency tiller
Folding sprayhood top to windscreen
2 Directors chairs.
Deck Shower
Hydraulic Platform
3 x Fresh Water pressure pump

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