Moody S38

89,950 Tax Paid | Plymouth United Kingdom


  • Make Moody
  • Model S38
  • Year 1996
  • LOA 38ft/12m
  • Class Sailing Cruiser
  • Hull Glass Reinforced Plastic
  • Keel Fin Keel
  • Rig Sloop
  • Engine Single Diesel
  • Drive Sail Drive
  • Layout Aft Cockpit
  • Berths 6
  • Cabins 2
  • Aft Cabins 1
  • Ancasta Ref 20004
  • Name Colonia


Beautifully presented Moody S38. Owners version commissioned in April 1997. Fitted with a Volvo 2040 3-cylinder 40HP diesel. Spacious accommodation for 6 in 2 ensuite cabins plus saloon conversion. Cabin heating. Makore interior fit out. Comprehensive inventory including GPS/plotter, radar, autopilot etc etc. A set of interior & exterior photographs are available on request. Early viewing highly recommended.


MOODY S38 (Owners Version)
Designed by Bill Dixon
Built by Marine Projects Plymouth, in November 1996.
Commissioned in April 1997
Last out of the water 26/4/23 - 3/5/23
Last antifouled and anodes 2/5/23 (saildrive, bowthruster and propellor)
Last survey date 2007
Sandblasted twice in current ownership (2008 and 2012)
Epoxied 2012

GRP Hull, decks & superstructure
Fin keel & skeg hung rudder
Whitlock wheel steering with Emergency tiller
Opening fold down transom door with swimming ladder
Teak cockpit sole and seating (replaced 2008)

LOA: 11.58m (38' 0")
LWL: 9.991m (32' 6")
BEAM: 3.95m (12' 11")
DRAFT: 1.91m (6' 3")
DISPLACEMENT: 8,650kg (19,064 lbs)
BALLAST: 3,096kg (6,823lbs)

*All figures are approximate


Selden anodised aluminium spars
Stainless steel standing rigging (replaced and improved 2015)
Terylene running rigging
Single line slab reefing mainsail
Lazy jacks & sail bag
Furlex genoa furling gear
All control lines lead aft to cockpit
Cockpit adjustable genoa cars
Cockpit adjustable mainsheet track
11x Lever action rope clutches
Cockpit halyard & sheet bags

Kemp mainsail (approx 2008)
Kemp furling genoa (approx 2008)
Last valeted 2020 (Dolphin Sails)

2x Pontos trimmer 4-speed genoa sheet winches
2x Lewmar #40s self-tailing winches
1x Lewmar #30 genoa furling winch


Sleeps 6 in 2 double & 2 single berths in 3 cabins, 1 aft
Makore interior joinery
Eberspacher D5L 6 outlet cabin heating
Headroom 1.83m (6' 0") +

Galley area with 2 burner Neptune gas cooker, oven & grill
Microwave cooker
12v Fridge (replaced 2015)
Twin galley sinks
Filtered drinking water tap

2 x heads compartments each marine WC, Twist 'n' Lock pumps fitted
2 x handbasin & shower


VOLVO 2040 40HP 3 cylinder diesel (hours unknown)
Last serviced 2023
Fresh & sea water cooled
Single lever control
Saildrive - diaphragm replaced May 2012
3-bladed Brunton autoprop propeller
Side Power bow thruster
Crusing speed approx' 6 knots
Maximum speed aprox' 7 knots

12v system supplied by 3x AGM house batteries
1x red flash battery for engine start
1x red flash battery in bow for bowthruser and windlass with own 240v trickle charger
Swiched and charged by engine alternator & 240v battery charger
Shorepower with ringmain

Fuel capacity approx' 182 litres (40 gallons)
Water capacity approx' 384 litres (80 gallons)

Pressurised hot & cold water system
Water heated by engine calorifier & immersion heater
Separate Nature Pure filtered water tap at galley for drinking water (new filter 2023)

*All figures are approximate


Pedestal mounted steering compass and NavPod for instruments
Autohelm ST60 Tri-data log/speed/depth
Autohelm ST60 windspeed & direction
Raymarine E80 chartplotter at binnacle, repeater at chart table with Raymarine keypad
Garmin GPS & plotter at chart table
Raymarine Raydome
Autohelm ST6000 Autopilot and control instrument on NavPod
ST60+ graphic display
Icom VHF with cockpit command mic.
Giro upgrade
AIS transponder

15kg Rocna anchor with 40m x 10mm calibrated chain & 20m warp
Horizon Express elecric windlass

Firdell Blipper radar reflector
Manual bilge pump
Navigation lights including Tri-colour
Guardwire, pulpit & pushpit
Sprayhood with grab rail
Binnacle/wheel cover
Cockpit tent
Warps, Fenders & Boathook
Some engine spares
Clock, barometer and weather station
Pioneer digital radio with Bluetooth
Teak cockpit table and removable mug holder
3x Cockpit harness eyes
Webbing jackstays
Jonbuoy danbuoy
2x Horseshoe lifebuoys with lights and drogues
1kg Fire extinguisher (new 2023)
Automatic engine room fire extinguisher (new 2023)
Fire blanket
Carbon monoxide alarm
Scrubbis hull cleaner with spare head
Replacement anodes for bow thruster, propellor an saildrive
1 1/2 tins Shogun antifouling
Maststep mast ladder
Sestrel hand bearing compass
Pilot gas monitoring system with alarm and remote on/off for gas bottle

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