Moody 425 3 cabin version

1990 Moody 425 for sale exclusively with DBY Boat Sales.

Moody 425, located in stunning Fiji in bluewater cruising condition and ready to continue exploring the Pacific.

She is loaded with quality equipment which has kept the family of 4 in comfort and safety over the last few years whilst they have enjoyed cruising from the east coast of the USA.

Australian registered which is potentially a great bonus.

The Moody 425 has become somewhat of a modern classic. A Bill Dixon design that evolved from the Moody 422, it was first introduced in 1988. Like other models in Moody’s range of family cruisers, it offers spacious accommodation including a huge master bedroom in the aft of the yacht, a good size double berth in the bow and twin passage berths between the saloon and aft cabin which can be closed off to form an additional guest cabin if required. At least 6 foot 3 inches of headroom throughout most of the yacht.

She has a snug and safe centre cockpit and a clean functional deck layout. The simple, but robust, double-spreader masthead rig was fitted with in-mast furling as standard from new. The standing rigging is 2014, rig inspection done March 2022. The draft is a generous 1.83m.

Her hull lay-up is tough, durable solid laminate constructed to Lloyds specifications. The deck hull joint is through bolted, and all the internal bulkheads are glassed in place. The rudder is semi balanced partial skeg.

The Capsize Ratio – The moody scores 1.9. Anything 2 or below is considered self-righting and therefore offshore capable.

Sail Area Displacement Ratio – essentially power to weight ratio. The Moody 425 scores
16. 4, which places her in the fast cruiser range.

Displacement Length ratio – 236 which puts her in the moderately heavy displacement range.

So all in all, she stacks up well.

The Moody 425 has a loyal fan base and a search of the web finds nothing but praise for a design that has proved itself again and again…some of the comments i have found are below:

Comfortable long-distance cruiser for 2 – 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Sails very well, and fast. Predictable, very light helm, Points very well. Perfect weather helm. Easily singlehanded with roller furling main and Jib controls run to the cockpit

Moody fiberglass quality is excellent. Rigging and hardware are first class and up-sized. Workmanship is very good”

“Best boat under 45 feet that I’ve ever seen. She’s handles beautifully under sail and power. A broad reach in 20 knots of apparent wind is something to behold”

“She is eminently “liveable”. She is built extremely well almost to the point of being overbuilt. Well thought out deck arrangement”

While she is no longer in production, i think it’s safe to say the Moody 425 will be sailing the seven seas for a long time to come!

Price: SOLD
Price Base: SOLD
Brand: Moody
Model: 425
Length: 43.00 Feet
Year: 1990
Category: Cruising Yachts
Hull Type: Fibreglass
Hull Style: Single
Power Type: Sail
Type Of Sales: Dealer
Engine Make:
Engine Type: Yanmar 4JH5E
Condition: Used
State: International
Suburb: Fiji
Surveyed: 2020
HIN Number: MPPGB170G090
Stock Number: INMY423410
Registration Number: 862990
Designer : Bill Dixon
Builder : Moody Yachts-Marine Projects Ltd
Water (Potable) Capacity (l) : 416
Hull Construction Material : Fibreglass
Hull Type : Mono
Deck Construction Material : Fibreglass
Country Origin : Great Britain
Length (feet) : 43 feet
Length (m) : 12.7 m
Length Waterline (m) : 10.43 m
Beam/Width (feet) : 13 feet
Beam/Width (m) : 4 m
Draft (m) : 1.8 m
Draft (feet) : 6 feet
Keel/Ballast : Scheel keel, 3810 kg
Dry Weight (kgs) : 9600 kgs
Number of Helms : 1 x Wheel with autopilot
Displacement : 9625
Colour : White
Engine Notes : Serviced June 2023
Number Of Engines : 1
Engine Standard : Yanmar (2013)
Stroke : 4
Engine Hours : 3591
Horse Power (hp) : 54
Drive Type : Shaft with dripless seal
Engine Room : Located under centre cockpit with easy access to all sides. Heat and sound insulated.
Generator : Wind Generator: Marinekinetic 400W with controller (new 2021) Generator: Honda EU2200 Portable Honda Inverter Generator (new 2022).
Number of Batteries : Batteries: 4 Each is 6V US Batteries 2200 Golf Cart Type total 440 Ah (New 2023) 27 12v Starter Battery Battery Charger: Sterling Power 50A Battery Charger
Fuel Type : Diesel
Number of Fuel Tanks : 1 x poly
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) : 264
Propeller : Maxprop folding 3 blade
Steering System : Whitlock
Accommodation Notes : 3 cabin. Master aft with Pullman. V berth. Crew cabin. Interior Lighting: LED. Approx 6ft 3 inch headroom.
Number of Berths : 6
Number of Showers : 2. 1 inside, 1 at transom swim platform.
Shower Type : Hot and cold pressurised plus transom swim platform shower
Number of Toilets : 2
Toilet Type : Jabsco Manual marine
Air Conditioning : Eberspacher Diesel Heater
Number of TVs : 0
Holding Tank (L) : 150
Galley Notes : L shaped galley, comfortable at sea.Strong water pressure, hot and cold (Jabsco 60psi pump) + manual pump at galley sinks
Stove : Gimbaled Stainless Steel Propane Neptune 4500 with 2 Burners and Oven with Solenoid. Magma stainless steel BBQ
Refrigeration : Top Loading Compartment powered by 12V Frigoboat "Keel Cooling" system + Food locker
Number of Sinks : 2
Entertainment and Appliances Notes : Bluetooth AM/FM/CD with Cockpit Remote and Cabin and Cockpit Speakers (2021)
Anchor / Winch : Electric Lewmar H2/3 anchor winch. Deck winches 5 x Lewmar (3 x 16; 2 x 52). Primary 40 Ib Rocna with 220' Chain and 100' Nylon Rode Secondary Danforth Fortress
Bilge Pump : Bilge pump: Automatic Bilge Pump midships and Whale pump manual bilge
Deck Gear : Lifelines/Stanchions: Stainless Steel with Stainless Steel Wire Stainless Steel Swim Ladder. S/Steel Magma BBQ. Fenders. Dock lines.
Mast/Rigging : 2014 rigging. Inspected 2023. Boom Vang: Rigid Vang Type Mast: Aluminum Kemp Rig with integrated Spinnaker pole Standing Rigging: 2014 (Rigging inspection 2021 in St Augustine) Running Rigging: 2014
Sail Inventory : 5 sails. Roller Furling Genoa 110% (Zoom Sails new 2021) Asymmetrical Spinnaker (age not known but excellent condition) Furling Mainsail Hong Kong Sails Staysail that hanks to inner forestay FurlexRoller Furling: Mainsail and Jib; All Lines Operated from Cockpit. Spinnaker pole.
Electrics : 12v/110v Alternator: 50A Alternator Inverter: Xantrex Prosine 1000w (new 2021); Each Cabin is Wired with 110 Outlets Powered by the Inverter. 12v USB chargers: 5 x 2.1A USB chargers in Cabins and cockpit Solar Panels: 4 x 100W total 400W. Renogy Marine Battery Monitor 30A shore power cable. Solar Arch at Stern
Electronics Navigation : Chartplotter: Garmin GPSMap 741xs with Bluesea USB charger at Navpod for phone or tablet Radar: Garmin GMR 18 Radome Speed, Depth, Wind, Navdata: Raymarine ST50 (new LCDs 2021) Autopilot: Raymarine ST6000 Linear Drive Below Deck
Dinghy : Carib Marine RIB 11 ft with 15hp enduro outboard. Simpson Davits. Navigation Tricolor and Running Lights and Tri Light Manual lift arm to Lift Outboard Motor.
Covers : Dodger. Bimini. Winch Covers and Sunshade cover. helm cover.
Safety Gear : Fire Extinguishing System: Manual Fire Extinguishers in Galley Gas Detection: Propane detection system. Emergency Tiller mounted in Lazarette Lifesling SOS Danbouy Jack Lines Liferaft: Viking 6 person - certified to 2025. Emergency tiller, Lifesling, SOS danbouy, jack lines, 6 person liferaft certified to 2025. Comprehensive spare parts for engine, pumps and systems.
Watermaker / De-Sal : 2021 Rainman 110V Capacity 45Gal per hour with Control Panel and Periodic Fresh Water Back Flushing, so Pickling during off Season is not needed (2021).
GPS : Raymarine
Number of Fish Finders : Nil
Has Navigation Lights : Yes
Radio : VHF - Standard Horizon with AIS and Remote RAM Microphone at the Helm. Standard Horizon Handheld. AIS: Digital Yacht AIT3000 Receiver/Transponder integrated into chartplotter Iridium Go with Antenna (2021).
Number of Life Jackets : 6 PFD Type 1 Adult
Remarks : Outstanding blue water cruising yacht in a dream location to get started from.
Anti-foul : 2022 Interlux