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    Moody - 56 Cutter Rigged Sloop

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    This professionally maintained Dixon Yacht Designed Moody 56 cutter rigged sloop is set up for ease of sailing and maximum performance with in mast, headsail and staysail furling. She also benefits from a self tacking staysail, powered winches and the optional deeper fin keel with bulb.

    She was first launched in 2005 and has had two owners and has been well maintained. Her current owner has cruised her lightly in the mediterranean with a professional skipper.

    Her interior is attractively finished in teak which, in addition to the standard two berth, three head accommodation, has an improved passage/crew cabin with a fold out single berth, head, shower and basin.  For comfort this Moody 56 has Climma reverse cycle air conditioning, Eberspacher 24V heating system and Electric flush heads.

    This Moody 56 auxiliary power is provided by a Yanmar 100Hp diesel engine with a Max-Prop three bladed feathering propeller and rope cutter.

    Among her many features she benefits from:

    Onan 7Kw Generator

    Inverter system 300W and 1kW

    10hp Sleipner sidepower bow thruster

    Spectra watermaker

    Mastervolt 24/50 battery charger

    Simpson and Lawrence stainless steel electric davits

    Raymarine E80 navigation and auto pilot equipment with colour chart plotter/radar above and below deck

    5 electric winches

    Electric windlass, 40Kg Delta anchor and 100 metres 12mm calibrated chain

    JVC Stereo radio/CD Player with speakers in saloon and cockpit

    Sony Bravia flat screen TV in Saloon with hi gain TV antenna on mast and independent 200w inverter

    Sail Areas

    I - 21.00m (68'8'')

    J - 5.967m (19'5")

    P - 18.89m (61'9")

    E - 6.161m (20'2")

    In boom furling Mainsail - 57.032m² (614 sq ft)

    Yankee - 77.065m² (830 sq ft)

    Self tacking Staysail - (23.177m²) 249 sq ft

    Hull and Deck

    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 for’d and after coachroof areas

    Teak laid cockpit sole, cockpit seating

    Teak grating below helm

    Deck stiffened with balsa core, with plywood backing pads in way of deck fittings

    Deck edge incorporates raised bulwark with teak cap rail

    Inset gold cavita line in topsides

    Dark blue gelcoat topsides

    Painted boot top

    White antifouling

    Underwater appendages

    Lead/antimony fin keel with bulb

    GRP semi balanced rudder mounted on half depth skeg with bronze heel fitting

    Rudder supported with stainless steel bar rudder stock

    Sailing systems

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

    Secondary winches (Lewmar 40CST) (Port winch electric 40 CEST)

    Port companionway Mainsheet and staysail sheet winch (Lewmar 48CEST)

    Starboard companionway Mainsail control line winch (Lewmar 44CEST)

    Mainsheet traveller winches (Lewmar 16CST)

    Mast mounted hallyard winch (Lewmar 40)

    Genoa sheet tracks with adjustable cars and traveller lines led aft to Spinlock clutches

    Genoa sheet turning blocks

    Staysail sheeted to self tacking track

    Mainsail control lines led aft through deck organisers and individual rope clutches

    2 x 5 Spinlock clutches

    Spars and Rigging

    Masthead cutter rigged Selden aluminium mast with white triple aft swept spreader, keel stepped, mast

    In mast furling mainsail system

    Lower spreader downlights

    White boom

    Selden Vang

    Stainless steel standing rigging

    Backstay tensioner

    Selden Furlex 400S furling stays on both forestay and inner forestay for Yankee and staysail

    Removable stainless steel Gennaker bowsprit pole

    Raymarine Radar dome mounted on mast front


    Hood sails:

    In mast furling mainsail

    Furling genoa

    Furling self tacking staysail



    North Sails snuffer (New 2011)

    Deck equipment

    Lewmar Ocean, reversible electric anchor windlass with handset control and separate switching at binnacle

    Stainless steel stemhead fitting with twin bronze bow rollers

    Pulpit, pushpit and stanchions in stainless steel

    Twin guardwires with boarding gates

    Pushpits with integral seats and gate access to hinging transom door/swimming platform with folding boarding ladder

    6 stainless steel mooring cleats

    Teak handrails to coachroof

    Framed windscreen painted white

    Blue sprayhood top

    Blue bimini with stainless steel frame

    Large full width stern lazarette for deck storage plus vented gas bottle locker and bow chain locker

    Simpson and Lawrence stainless steel electric davits


    Wheel steering pedestal, Whitlock Reflex with pedestal mounted Plastimo Olympic 135 compass

    Engine instrument and starting panel pedestal mounted

    Bow thruster control pedestal mounted

    Cockpit seats and sole finished in teak

    Cockpit cushions (White with blue piping)

    Aft coachroof sun bathing cushions (White with blue piping)

    Cockpit table

    Stainless steel grab handles each side of companionway

    Navigation equipment

    Chart table equipment

    Raymarine E80 colour chart plotter/radar

    Simrad RT64 VHF

    Wind station

    Deck equipment

    Raymarine E80 colour chart plotter/radar

    Raymarine ST60 Tridata

    Raymarine ST60 Wind

    Raymarine ST60 Autopilot

    Raymarine ST60 Analogue rudder angle

    Plastimo Olympic 135 compass

    Engine installation

    Yanmar 4JH3-THE (100hp 73.6kw) 4 cylinder turbocharged diesel engine driving through reduction gearbox, bronze P bracket with rope cutter

    Max-Prop 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

    Onan 7Kw Generator

    Bow thruster

    10hp Sleipner sidepower bow thruster mounted in integrally moulded GRP tunnel

    Operated from control mounted on steering binnacle


    Spectra watermaker 60 Lt/h


    Two engine driven alternators, one 175amp 24 volt alternator charging batteries for yachts main electrical system and winch systems plus one 40amp 12 volt alternator charging heavy duty 12 volt batteries for yachts main engine and generator

    240/220 Volt shore power, Generator and Inverter system (300W and 1kW) with ring main

    Mastervolt 24/50 battery charger

    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


    Interior furniture to be finished in attractive teak

    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 for’d bulkhead

    Vanity desk to aft bulkhead

    Opening deck hatch gives light and ventilation.

    Finished in attractive, wipe clean laminate surfaces

    Wash basin, electric 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

    Directors chairs provide additional seating to all sides of the 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

    For’d of port sofa is a large cocktail locker

    Large fore and aft and for’d 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

    Draw out mounting for lap top computers plus pencil and ruler drawer space above chart table

    Furniture units incorporate space for navigational instruments, electronics, and electrical distribution board

    Chart table seat covered in water resistant covering

    Wet hanging locker aft of chart table seat

    Large U shaped galley, one step down from saloon

    Twin sinks in Avonite 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

    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 fold out single berth, electric head, shower and basin.

    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 for’d 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 electric marine toilet and wash hand basin

    Towel rail, toothbrush and glass holder, toilet roll holder

    The compartment is finished in attractive wipe clean laminate finishes

    Opening portlight for light and ventilation

    General equipment

    Climma reverse cycle air conditioning

    Eberspacher 24V heating system

    Electric windlass, 40Kg Delta anchor, 100 metres 12mm calibrated chain

    JVC Stereo radio/CD Player with speakers in saloon and cockpit

    Sony Bravia flat screen TV in Saloon with hi gain TV antenna on mast and independant 200w inverter

    Mooring warps, fenders, emergency tiller

    Safety equipment

    Safety equipment included according to Italian regulations with nocruising limits, including:

    Life raft for eight people - RINA certification renewed in 2013

    2 x Pad eyes for safety harness

    Automatic bilge pump, plus manual bilge pump

    Switch over valve allows engine bay to be pumped from ships bilge pump

    3 dry powder Fire extinguishers

    Fire extinguisher for engine room - Fire Sea 3.5 Kg


    Safe medicines

    Recent maintenance

    Works 2010: replacement mechanism roller furling main sail, bilges completely repainted, teak entirely maintenanced.

    Works 2011: purchase and installation of brand Simpson davits (UK) electric outboard; adding a third berth in the cabin cross bunk; insertion of sliding door to the crew cabin; 2 new lamps with shade in the square; new chain still 100 meters. of 12; installation of two inverters 1 300 W and another from 1 Kw; Adding manual bilge pump; polishing outer hull; new mechanism vang; adding 1 electric winch for taxiing bow; repainting metal dashboard panel in the wheelhouse; stocking for North gennaker.

    Works 2012: hauling, rudder control and taken to sea, two coats of antifouling, polishing the hull and deck, engine and generator maintenance, new fenders, new canopies for external hatches.

    Works 2013: hauling, rudder control and taken to sea, two coats of antifouling, engine and generator maintenance, renewal certificate RINA for another 5 years, fire fighting system in the engine room, extinguisher maintenance and replacement of some of them, new band UVA for the genoa, repainting in copal of fender and some parts of teak outside, including around the fender, the two seats on the stern pulpit, all the handrails, brought to bare and painted with more than 5 coats of spar varnish , replace all the lamps inside and outside of traditional type LED, maintenance of desalination, re-roofing of all the mats outside the cockpit and sundeck.

    Works 2014: hauling, rudder control and taken to sea, two coats of antifouling, polishing the hull, engine and generator maintenance, verification sea cocks with replacement of the special joint para-water on the drive axle. Remaking the spry hood and bimini in ecru. Replacing the catwalk with a new more functional.

    Works 2015: hauling, rudder control and water intakes, engine and generator maintenance, verification sea cocks with replacement of one of them, complete work on the hull of wrapping with 3M product and remaking of the stripes and lettering. The boat looks like new. Safety equipment, navigation, mooring pier / harbor, steering: complete safety equipment, mooring ropes, anchor, anchor, windlass, fenders, steering wheel.


    Nicolle Associates 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.

    • This vessel is VAT paid.
    • As always photographs do not do justice viewing is highly recommended.
    • This boat is lying in Italy and is available for viewing afloat.
    • © 2015 Nicolle Associates
    Category:Sailing Boats
    Subcategory:Blue Water Cruisers
    Model:56 Cutter Rigged Sloop
    Mooring Country:Italy
    Year built:2004
    Sales status:available
    LOA:16.92 m/56 ft
    Length:17.68 m/58 ft
    Width:4.88 m/16 ft
    KW:100.0 hp
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