Moody 28 - ‘Ricochet’
LOA - 27’ 6” / 8.38m
LWL - 23’ 4” / 7.11m
Draft - 5’ 0” / 1.52m
Beam - 10' 0" / 3.05m
Displacement – 6550lbs / 2972kg
Fuel - 18gal / 80l
Water - 22gal / 100l
Builder - Marine Projects Ltd (1987)
Construction - Fin Keel, Half Skeg Rudder with Tiller steering.
Cruising Speed - 6 knots
The popular Moody 28 was designed by Bill Dixon in 1985 giving her a modern layout with a separate stern double cabin. She comfortably sleeps six in two separate cabins and saloon. The Moody 28 was created along the same design concepts as her extremely successful sister craft - speed, sailing performance, comfort, strength and stability, stylish appearance and is easily sailed single handed.
Yachting World, 1985, concluded: 'This 28 footer is one of the nicest we have tested. Modern good looks are complemented by the most comfortable interior.
Accommodation and Stowage
6 berths in 2 cabins and saloon
Large double berth in aft cabin.
Double V berth in forward cabin with infill.
Two single berths using saloon bench seating.
Folding saloon table with seating for six.
Good sized chart table with reading lamp
Cabin lighting throughout
Separate heads compartment fitted with a Jabsco marine toilet (new 2015), hand basin with a manual pump cold fresh water tap and storage areas.
Eberspacher central heating
Several carpet mats in key areas.
Many well designed stowage lockers throughout Cabins
Bow anchor locker (drains to bow)
Large stern locker under cockpit seating to port.
The L shaped galley is situated on the starboard side and is equipped with a gimbaled Nelson Spinflow two burner cooker, with oven and grill (new 2007).
Also equipped with good storage areas, Isotherm fridge (12v) and a stainless steel sink with a manual pump cold fresh water tap.
Sails and Rigging:
Slab Reefed Dacron Main fitted with stack pack system
Masthead Dacron Furling Genoa
Symmetric Spinnaker and snuffer.
Deck stepped mast and Windex indicator.
Roller furling headsail system with new stainless steel standing rigging.
Silver anodised alloy mast, boom and spinnaker pole.
Running rigging led aft through rope clutches
Deck Equipment and Fittings:
Lewmar Anodised Evo 30ST Primary (new 2015) and Lewmar Chrome 7 Halyard winches
Single Bow Roller
5 Lewmar deck hatches,
Teak grab rails
Stainless steel pulpit/pushpit and guardwires
Stainless steel cleats.
Aluminium toe rail
Sprayhood and named cockpit side dodgers
Transom Boarding ladder
Volvo Penta 2002 18hp diesel engine, reconditioned 2007 and well maintained annually (less than 200hrs since).
'P' bracket supported shaft drive to a fixed 2 bladed propeller, with annode and rope cutter.
Volvo Throttle control
12V system with 2 switched batteries.
- Domestic Battery (New 2013)
- Engine Starter Battery
240V shore power system
VHF radio Icom IC-M55
Furuno 1621 Radar
Garmin GMI20 instruments and sensors, Speed/Depth/Wind
Manual bilge pump operated from cockpit
Pilot Gas Alarm
Fire extinguisher x 2
Domestic Butane Gas system regulators and hoses, with space for 2 bottles in cockpit locker with drain.
Main and Kedge CQR anchors.
Clock and Barometer
Flag and pole
Fenders and warps
Maintenance program in our ownership (2007 onwards)
New self-tailing primary winches, 2x Lewmar 30ST - 2015
Replaced seacocks throughout - 2015
New Jabsco heads - 2015
New Standing Rigging - 2014
New Bow (port/starboard), tricolour, steaming/deck LED lights - 2014
New Garmin GMI20 instruments and sensors, Speed/Depth/Wind - 2014
New Sprayhood, Named Dodgers and tiller cover - 2013
Replaced Plastimo Compass - 2013
New tri-radial furling Genoa - 2013
New Main Sail, slab Reefing, - 2012
Stack pack fitted 2011
New Volvo Throttle control - 2009
Engine Reconditioned - 2007
Mast Compression Post Replaced - 2007
Keel bolt inspection, keel removal and re-bonding 2007
Replaced cooker and fitted gas alarm 2007