The ultimate family cruising yacht from the board of Bill Dixon the Moody 54 is a good looking centre cockpit Bluewater cruiser. She comes into her own below decks with her spacious saloon and up to four cabin layout. This well travelled example is still in her original ownership, experienced yachtsmen she benefited from regular maintenance, sports a fulsome inventory, is presented in great order and ready to take her next owners on new adventures.
Please contact Alan McIlroy at +44 (0)1590 679222
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Designer: Bill Dixon
LOA: 54 ft 10 in
Beam: 15 ft 11 in
LWL: 45 ft 11 in
Minimum Draft: 5 ft 10 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 11 in
Displacement: 20060 kgs
Number of single berths: 7
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 2
RCD Status: The yacht conforms with the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC or RCDII (2013/53/EU as appropriate (Recreational Craft Directive) and is categorised A – “Ocean” (or Cat B – whichever is appropriate)
The hull laminate is a modern composite structure incorporating a balsa core for increased panel stiffness and weight saving to optimize the yachts centre of gravity.
Laminates utilize modern combination matts to increase skin strength.
The laminate is further strengthened with Kevlar below the waterline forward of the keel to increase impact resistance.
Hull moldings are hand laid in glass reinforced plastic and are manufactured in accordance with ISO 9002 under temperature and humidity controlled conditions.
Hull stiffening is achieved by a complex of glassed in floors through the keel bay areas and one molded in tray mold, plus structural bulkheads spaced throughout the yacht.
Keel floors are molded down into the keel sump.
Ring floors carry chainplated loadings through the hull and keel floors.
Floor structures are a combination of fan cored floor girders varying in width from 50mm to 100mm through the keel floor area over-laminated, including unidirectional glass stapes to maximize the modulus of rigidity.
Floors through the mast heel area are hardwood cored, with over-bonding to carry mast compression loadings.
Chainplate frames run continuously through the hull floor to bring the chainplate landings together.
The main bulkheads are inserted on traymold/matrix structural supports and are structurally bonded to the matrix supports, and the matrix to the hull.
Bulkheads are structurally bonded to hull topsides and the underside of the deck and coachroof, with 100mm go glass bonding both sides and also through bolted at 25mm spacings.
Stiffening in forward and after ends incorporates areas of tray mold flanging in addition dot bonded in hull cross-floors and framing.
Forward, below the waterline, an integrally molded GRP tunnel is provided to house the bow thruster.
Deck and Superstructure:
Hand laid up in GRP with polyester resins.
Flat areas of the deck and coachroof are balsa cored for strength and insulation, using 20mm end grain balsa 140kg per cubic metre density, vertical faces are cored with 12mm balsa of the same density.
Load bearing areas with the deck where fittings and fastenings are fixed balsa core is replaced with 20mm or 12mm marine plywood to the depth of the surrounding core.
Inner and outer skins of the deck sandwich are laid up with chopped strand matt.
In way of reinforcing plywood pads the inner skin is increased in laminate thickness.
Ring deck (side, aft and fore deck) plus forward section of coachroof laid with a solid swept teak deck.
Hull to Deck Joint:
Hull molded with a return flange onto where the deck sits; transom is integrally molded part of the hull molding.
The deck is structurally bonded to the hull flange, mechanically fixed to the deck edge bulwark, fitted with single piece fully length laminated teak cap rail, to port and starboard sides, plus a transom top cap rail.
The cockpit sole and seating is finished in teak.
Keel & Rudder:
This assembly comprises a semi-balanced rudder blade in GRP with stainless steel stock hung from a half depth skeg.
The rudder blade is secured to the stock by stainless steel supports.
These run internally throughout the blade and are welded directly to the rudder stock.
The rudder stock is supported and sleeved through the hull and rudder tube to the steering quadrant by rolling bearings and lip seals.
The skeg hull fitting is cast in bronze to provide optimum support to the rudder blade.
The skeg is integrally molded into the hull and is strengthened and supported using steel T-bars and a laminated plywood over-bonded frame, plus a modified top bracket.
Integrated in the pedestal design are the robush guard rails to protect the compass and provide a firm support when moving around the cockpit, a powerful and progressive friction brake operable without putting one’s hand on through the wheel, a unique non-magnetic single lever engine control and compass mounting platform.
The pedestal is fitted with a cockpit table and instrument mounts.
Additional fitment includes the engine control console, bow thruster control panel and switch panel.
The wheel steering system consists of four principal parts:
Steerer – the pedestal unit.
Steering wires – these connect the steerer to the quadrant. Where they connect to the steerer, the wire is replaced with a chain, which runs over a toothed sprocket on the steerer (wires replaced 2012).
Idlers – the idlers are the main sheaves that turn the steering wires through 90 degrees towards the aft of the yacht, when they emerge from the pedestal. Instead of idlers and other sheaves, the wires can run in contour fitting conduits back to the quadrant.
Quadrant – the wires connect to the quadrant, which in turn fits to the rudder stock.
Engine & Gearboxes:
The Yanmar H4D3HTE 100hp diesel engine has 6,300 hours.
Built in electric oil change pump for engine and generator.
Maintenance & Performance:
Engine last serviced October 2017.
New hoses, and belts (2014).
Cruising speed of 7 knots at 2,000 RPM and a maximum speed of 8.5 knots.
Cruising fuel consumption approximately 7 litres per hour, giving a cruising range of approximately 900 nautical miles.
Propulsion & Steering:
The cockpit provides accommodation for the pedestal steering system. Engine instruments (starting panel) are mounted at the helm on the steering pedestal.
The stainless prop shaft is connected to the gearbox via a flexi coupling with a dripless shaft seal (replaced 2015).
The seal is water lubricated via the raw water cooling system.
The ‘P’ bracket cutlass bearing was replaced in 2015.
10hp Sliepner bowthruster (new control unit 2014).
3 x main 24v battery banks:
Bank 1 consists of 4 x 12v 110 amp/hr dedicated to winches and bow thruster.
Bank 2: 4 x 12v 110 amp/hr batteries for domestic use.
Bank 3: 4 x 6v 150 amp/hr batteries also for domestic use.
1 x 12v 110 amp/hr for engine start.
1 x 12v 110 amp/hr for generator start.
Al batteries have been replaced between 2015-17.
All have change over and isolation switches.
1 x 24v shorepower 40 amp charger.
1 x 12v shorepower 20 amp charger.
Both can be powered by the generator.
1 x Main engine 110 amp 24v alternator.
1 x Main engine 50 amp 12v alternator (new 2016).
1 x Propshaft 24v 25 amp alternator.
1 x 12v 20 amp alternator.
Onan 240/220v 7KVA generator regularly serviced, last 2017. New hoses, belts, impeller and anodes replaced 2016.
Shorepower socket on aft deck with several lengths of cable and several worldwide plug adapters.
10 x 240v sockets below deck.
12 annd 24v sockets in the cockpit and at the chart table.
Shaver sockets in heads.
Link 20 battery charging and monitoring system.
Fresh Water & Water Heating System:
240v immersion heater and tank (new 2017).
50 litre hot water calorifier (2017).
1 x Manual sea water pump in galley.
1 x Fresh water pump in galley.
1 x Filtered water unit in galley.
Hot and cold pressurised taps in galley, aft heads, forward heads, showers and bathing platform (pumps replaced 2013/14).
Seafresh HT04A water maker (new motor 2012) fully serviced with new motors.
1 x Automatic bilge pump with manual override.
1 x Automatic bilge pump for the lazarette.
1 x Manual pump
1 x 3” emergency electric pump (1,500 litres per min).
1 x Electric pump with wander hose.
1 x Main tank 682 litres with a transfer pump via a polishing filter to a 240 litre day tank. Both tanks have gauges.
The fuel system has a fuel polishing filter.
The fuel is further filtered by 5 micron filters, change over valves and a vacuum gauge.
700 litre fresh water split between 2 x tanks.
Grey/Blackwater holding tanks:
250 litre blackwater tank with gauge and macerator pump (2013).
2 x greywater tanks with pumps and level sensing switches (2016).
Main compass in binnacle.
Raymarine RL80C radar and chart plotter.
Raymarine echo sounder.
Raymarine wind and speed indicator.
Raymarine speed and log display.
Raymarine autopilot controller.
At the chart table:
QUASAR V has 2 x fully independent Rayamrine hydraulically driven autopilots with a changeover switch. One Raymarine 6001 and one Raymarine 6000+.
Raymarine chart plotter/radar RL80C.
Raymarine auto pilot remote
Hand held compass.
Dolphin marine security system.
Vista AIS transmitter/receiver.
Simrad RD680 VHF (DSC) radio with deck speaker.
Iridium sat phone and ship mounted aerial, interface for laptop PC.
ICOM M802SSB with 5 metre whip aerial and a DSP multi-mode Pactor modem controller.
Raymarine handheld VHF set.
Emergency hand held VHF set (grab bag).
1 x Microwave (2012).
4 x 240v plug sockets.
1 x Isotherm water cooled domestic size fridge.
1 x Isotherm water cooled top loading domestic size deep freeze.
4-burner stove with grill and oven, electrically controlled gas shut off switch, plus manual shut off switch.
SS standard sink and small sink.
Pressurised hot and cold water taps.
Manual sea water pumps.
Manual fresh water pumps.
Filtered water tap.
Full sets of crockery and cutlery, glasses, beakers etc. with specially made storage in shelving and drawers.
Red night light.
Toaster, food mixer, iron and mini ironing board.
Forward and aft heads fitted with Jabsco manual toilets emptying either to sea or holding tanks.
Basin and shower, pressurized hot and cold water, emptying into grey water boxes (new hoses 2013).
Separate valves and hoses to allow disinfectant to be flushed through blackwater system.
Razor sockets in both heads.
Blackwater level sensor and pump switch in forward heads.
Heating & Ventilation:
5 x Cabin fans.
3 x Cruiser air water cooled air conditioning units, 1 x 16,000 BTU and 2 x 12,000 BTU with separate controllers in each cabin (new sea water pump 2012).
Eberspacher 12kW heating system with separate controllers in aft, saloon and forward cabins with bleed off for bunk room and pilot berth (new 2016).
Stereo radio/CD player with leads for iPods etc.
Internal and deck speakers.
All lights are LED with extra lifting in engine room, cockpit and lazarette.
Remotely controller night boarding light.
Summary of Accommodation:
7 berths: 2 in forward cabin, 2 in bunk cabin, 1 pilot berths, 2 in aft state room. All have 2 x sets of fitted sheets, duvet sets, pillows and towels.
All head linings and fabric trims replaced 2012.
Below decks, the furniture and bulkheads are made from natural wood and veneered marine ply and finished with a sprayed lacquer protective coating.
Soft furnishings include vinyl linings, textile curtains, seating and bunk cushions.
Natural leather seating in the saloon (2008.
Description of layout from forwards:
Large double bed, which lifts up on gas struts with lots of storage beneath.
8 side lockets.
Lewmar hatches with blind and mosquito screen.
Heating and air conditioning outlets with controller.
240v plug socket.
Bunk and overhead lights.
Private access to forward heads.
Bunk Room Cabin:
2 single bunks with lee sheets.
2 cabin fans.
Storage under bottom bunk.
240v plug socket.
Lewmar hatch with mosquito screen.
Bunk and overhead lights.
Air conditioning and heating outlet.
Large cupboard and shelves.
Forward Heads Compartment:
With large shower compartment, wash basin, Jabsco manual toilet, shaver, socket, soap dispenser, toothbrush holder and glass.
Vanity locker and under sink storage.
Lewmar hatch with mosquito screen.
Large table which expands to seat 8 with place mat storage.
2 additional folding captain’s chairs.
2 Lewmar hatches with mosquito screens.
8 overhead lights.
Lots of under seat storage.
Fitted drinks cabinet with drawer for glasses.
Leather upholstery (new 2008.
U-shaped galley with Isotherm, sea water cooled domestic sized fridge and freezer.
Hot and cold taps.
Manual sea water pump.
Manual fresh water pump.
Filtered water tap.
Stainless steel sink and a half.
Corian work tops.
Pots and pans in large cupboard under sink.
Extra racking for 8 person crockery set.
Cutlery drawer with dividers.
Sharp knife holder in separate cupboard, with lots of storage.
Fold-out cupboard for toaster, iron and food processor.
4-burner stove with oven and grill, with electric gas shut off switch (also manual gas shut off valve).
Gas detector control, red night light and extractor fan.
Starboard Side Pilot Berth:
Bunk with lee sheet.
Three large cupboards to side of bunk.
Large storage drawer, plus large cupboard under bunk.
Zanussi washing machine under bunk in separate cupboard and cabin fan.
Air-conditioning and heating outlets.
One opening side hatch with mosquito net.
Aft State Room:
Large double bed with lee sheets and storage under.
2 wardrobes with hanging space and shelves.
2 bedside seats with cupboards above and storage under.
Large mirror and dressing table with storage.
2 bunk lights.
Cabin fan, heating and air-conditioning outlets.
Lewmar hatch with fitted blind and mosquito net.
New upholstery and head linings (2012).
6 overhead lights.
2 side hatches with mosquito nets.
Aft En-suite Heads:
Jabsco manual toilet with diverter valve for sea or holding tank.
Large shower compartment, hot and cold water and seat.
Side opening hatch with fitted blind and mosquito net.
Wash basin, hot and cold water, large mirrored cupboard above.
Toothbrush/liquid soap holder.
Loo brush holder and towel ring.
Lots of cupboard storage under sink.
Heating and air-conditioning outlet.
Access from both pilot berth and aft heads.
Yanmar 100hp engine, Onan 7kW generator, water maker.
300+ piece tool kit housed in 7 drawer tool cabinet.
Prop shaft generator, automatic electric cooling fan.
12v and 24v battery chargers.
8 extra lights.
Jabsco electric integrated oil change pump.
Storage fenders, sheets, mooring lines etc.
Separate automatic bilge pump.
12kW Eberspacher diesel heater.
The yacht is rigged as a mast head cutter with a powder coated mast boom and spinnaker pole (2007).
Triple swept back spreaders and jumpers supplied by Selden with in-mast reefing.
The Standing rigging was replaced 2013.
2 Carbon fibre twissle poles with all fittings, lines, blocks etc. and twissle swivel.
Two Lewmar 64 CEST 24v electric self-tailing primary winches.
Two Lewmar 48 CST 2-speed secondary winches.
Two Lewmar 16 CST self-tailing tertiary winches.
One Lewmar 44 CEST self-tailing electric winch on coach roof.
One Lewmar 48 CEST self-tailing electric winch on coachroof.
One Lewmar 44 CS winch on mast.
One Hood Vortec 57.03 sqm in-mast vertically battened furling mainsail (new 2014).
One Hood Vortec heavy weight yankee 77.06sq.
One Hood Vortec self-tacking staysail 23.18sqm.
One Hood Vortec lightweight yankee 77.06 sqm (2007).
One storm jib.
One steady sail for backstay.
Cockpit table has been modified to seat six, with fiddles.
Stainless steel grab handles each side of the companionway.
Sliding main hatch with drop down front panel.
An electrically operated hydraulic ram combination is used to operate the hinged transom door and is operated from a control panel mounted on the binnacle.
A manual override tap/switch is fitted in the lazarette – should there be a control failure.
Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:
33kg Delta anchor with 50m of calibrated chain.
26kg Fortress anchor with 10m of chain and 100m of anchor plait with deploying storage and recover system on push pit.
Lewmar Concept 3 24v anchor windlass with gypsy (and remote control lead new 2010).
New motor 2010.
Parachute sea anchor.
Several light and heaving weight mooring lines.
8 Large fenders.
Covers, Canvas & Cushions:
Framed windscreen with sprayhood.
Dark blue spray dodger.
Dark blue bimini.
Full set of cockpit cushions and clip on backrest cushions.
Tender & Outboard:
15hp Johnson outboard.
2.8m inflatable dinghy (2012) with inflatable floor.
3kg folding anchor in bag with cable.
Danbuoy with lights.
Horse shoe life ring with light.
8-man lfie raft (serviced 2016).
Grab bag with emergency radio, GPS set, SART, EPIRB, firt aid kit, torches and extra flares.
Offshore flare kit.
Emergency storm boards for windows and hatches.
8 lfie jackets with lights and sprayhoods.
Extra 4 inch cockpit drain.
6 fire extinguishers.
Fuel cut off controls in lazarette.
High water bilge alarm.
Personal strobe lights.
Automatic fire extinguisher system in engine room.
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.