Mark Cameron Yachts

Moody 38


One owner from new, centre cockpit cruiser



Lying: Tarbert, Argyll, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelMoody 38
DesignerBill Dixon
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
LyingTarbert, Argyll, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionGRP
Keel TypeFin Keel


EngineYanmar 3JH3E marine diesel engine 40hp @ 3,800rpm 3 cylinders, direct injection, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled Yanmar mechanical reversing marine gearbox Single lever morse control HMI Exhaust temperature alarm
Fuel Capacity180l


Drinking Water Capacity350l


The Bill Dixon designed Moody 38 centre cockpit grabbed the attention of the yachting press when launched in January 2000. Capturing the desirable attributes of earlier Moody centre cockpit designs the Moody 38CC was an evolution delivering a more performance-orientated hull form with longer waterline increasing average speeds for quicker passage making while retaining the stiff and stable nature of earlier designs. With all the sail controls lead aft to the cockpit she is ideally suited to short-handed cruising.

A one-owner example of the Moody 38, FIDDLER has been based on the west coast of Scotland since launching. During the current ownership she has been cruised predominately with just two people aboard as her owners explored the coastline and island for Scotland. Her inventory highlights include:

Yanmar 3JH3E (40hp) marine diesel engine
3 Blade bronze folding propellor
Sterling Power Products Pro-Charge Ultra battery charger
Sterling Marine Power advanced 4-step alternator regulator
Raytheon Autopilot system with linear drive unit
Raytheon ST60 navigation instruments
Simrad DSC VHF
SMEV two burner, grill and oven cooker
Large volume built-in fridge
In-mast roller reefing mainsail
Roller reefing genoa
Electric anchor windlass
Inflatable dinghy with outboard

Lying on her berth in Tarbert Harbour, Loch Fyne the Moody 38 FIDDLER is available for immediate viewing by prior arrangement.


Hull Construction:
Single piece GRP moulded hull.
Hand-laid glassfibre construction with isophthalic gelcoat backed by initial layup of powder-bound mat and isophthalic resin.
Hull topsides above waterline balsa-cored sandwich construction for reduced weight and increased structural stiffness.
Hull stiffened by bonded in frames and stringers in conjunction with semi-structural internal mouldings.
Transom incorporating moulded in board steps.
Topsides finished in original white gelcoat with navy cove line and boottop.

Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Single piece GRP moulded deck incorporating coachroof and self-draining cockpit.
Sandwich construction on deck areas, stiffened with balsa core. Marine plywood backing pads in way of deck fittings.
Deck finished in white gelcoat with a non-slip pattern moulded in panels on all deck areas.
Deck edge incorporates raised bulwark with teak cap rail.
Cockpit sole and seating finished in synthetic teak panels.
Bolt on fin keel.
Cast iron construction.
Skeg hung, semi-balanced.
GRP moulded rudder blade.
Stainless steel rudder stock.


Engine & gearbox:
Yanmar 3JH3E marine diesel engine
40hp @ 3,800rpm
3 cylinders, direct injection, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled
Yanmar mechanical reversing marine gearbox
Single lever morse control
HMI Exhaust temperature alarm

Maintenance & Performance:
Recorded engine running hours – 2061hrs
Cruising speed 6.5kts
Selection of basic tools aboard
Selection of cruising spares for engine aboard

Propulsion & Steering:
Stainless steel propshaft
3 Blade bronze folding propellor
Whitlock pedestal with stainless steel wheel.
Cable drive steering system.
Emergency tiller.
Raytheon ST6001+ Control head.
Raytheon type 100 corepack
Raytheon linear drive, direct to quadrant.


Voltage systems:
12VDC onboard power
240VAC shorepower connection

Shore Power:
Single 16amp connection
Extension lead to make connection between boat and shore power socket.
Hardwired, RCD protected system.
Polarity indicator on switch board.
5x UK 3pin sockets on ring main.

Battery Banks:
Engine Battery Bank – 1x 12VDC, Lead acid
Domestic Battery Bank – 3x 12VDC, Lead acid

Engine driven 80amp alternator.
Sterling Marine Power advanced 4-step alternator regulator

Battery Charger:
Sterling Power Products Pro-Charge Ultra battery charger
230VAC – 12VDC, 30amp

Battery Monitor:
Voltmeter and ammeter on ships switch panel

Other Electrical:
12VDC charging socket at chart table
Masthead TV Antenna system
High current power supply in port aft locker for dinghy inflation pump


Fresh Water:
Full pressurised hot and cold water system.
Mono-tap faucets in galley and heads.
Galley faucet pulls out to be showerhead.
Shower head in heads.
Manually pumped freshwater faucet in galley with charcoal filter for use as potable water.

Bilge Pumps:
1x Manual bilge pump – located in cockpit.
1x Electric bilge pump – Manual and auto switching

Gas System:
Two gas bottles in the self-draining locker.


Single diesel tank
Approximate capacity 180ltrs.

Fresh Water:
Dual water tanks
Plastic tank construction
Each tank of approximately 125ltrs capacity
Approximate total capacity 350ltrs

Single tank.
Heated via engine cooling water or 240VAC heating element.

Tank Monitoring:
Moody gauge system built into the switch panel.


On Deck:
Depth – Raytheon ST60
Log – Raytheon ST60
Wind – Raymarine ST60+ - Not currently functioning
Magnetic Compass

Below Decks:
Plotter/Radar – Raytheon Pathfinder RL70C with Raymarine 2kw mast mounted scanner - radar not currently functioning

Communications Equipment:
DSCVHF – Simrad RD68


SMEV two burner, grill and oven cooker
Top loading fridge built into worktop. Frigoboat fridge system with ice box
Double stainless steel sinks.

Jabsco manual marine toilet
Wash hand basin
Heating & Ventilation:
Diesel fired blown air heating system
Thermostatic cabin controller.

Overhead lighting in saloon, galley, heads and cabins.
Reading lights above bunks in all cabins.
Chart table light

CD/Radio head unit
Saloon speakers.

Curtains for all portlights.
Insect screens for all deck hatches.


Summary of Accommodation:
Double master cabin aft.
Twin cabin forward.
Linear galley
Large single heads with shower.

Accommodation Finish:
Blonde teak interior joinery with strudy moulded fiddles around work surfaces.
Traditional teak and holly soleboards throughout.
Hull sides lined in teak faced simulated planking panels finished with varnish.
Headlining finished in vinyl panels set into moulding with varnished teak trims and covering boards.
Corian worktop in galley
Corian countertop in heads
Fully moulded, easy clean heads compartment.

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Cabin:
Two single berths in traditional V-berth layout, infill section to create double.
Standing room between and aft of bunks
Overhead lockers running the full length of the bunks outboard, port and starboard.
Hanging locker to starboard, outboard of standing room
Full height shelved locker to port.
Large bin style lockers beneath bunks forward and aft.
Large opening deck hatch providing light and ventilation.

Main Saloon:
Centrally located double drop leaf table. Bottle storage within in central section of table.
Bench settees to port and starboard.
Both bunks converting to occasional single berths
Storage shelves outboard of seat backs with lockers at forward and aft ends and shelve between
Opening deck hatch forward.

To starboard of companionway.
Linear galley running aft to master cabin
Stainless steel sink forward
Gimbal mounted gas cooker
Built-in fridge unit beneath aft section of worktop
Selection of storage above and below worktop.

Nav Station:
Aft of saloon to port.
Dedicated, forward facing navigators seat and chart table.
Ships switch panel and storage locker outboard of seat.
Instrument pod protruding out, above table.
Chart storage within table

To port of companionway.
Walk-thru heads compartment with doors to allow access from saloon or master cabin aft.
Inboard facing manual marine toilet mounted at aft end of compartment.
Countertop immediately forward of heads with inset wash hand basin
Vanity lockers outboard over head with storage locker beneath wash hand basin.
Shower stall forward with hinged door to isolate from rest of heads

Aft Cabin:
Master cabin with en-suite access to heads.
Standing room forward of bunk
Walk around access to bunk from either side.
Sideboard units with drawers and lockers beneath outboard port and starboard.
Hanging locker to port forward of bunk.
Large, double doored shelved locker forward of bunk to starboard
Vanity unit and mirror on bulkhead forward of bunk.


Deck stepped, double spreader, 15/16ths fractionally rigged sloop.
Silver anodised alloy mast and spars, manufactured by Selden.
Standing rigging of 1x19 stainless steel
Selden Furlex roller reefing system fitted on forestay.
Selden In-Mast roller reefing system for mainsail
Selden rodkicker.
Selden spinnaker pole, stowing on port guard rail.

Primary Winches – 2x Lewmar 48, two-speed, self-tailing.
Cockpit Halyard Winch – 1x Lewmar 16, two-speed, self-tailing
Mainsheet Winch - 1x Lewmar 16, two-speed, self-tailing
Mainsail – White dacron, in-mast roller reefing with vertical battens. Crusader Sails 2014
Genoa – White dacron, roller reefing. Crusader Sails 2014

Canvas Work:
Cockpit Tent

Anchoring & Mooring:
Bower Anchor – CQR style plough anchor on chain roder
Electric Windlass – SL Horizon 1500 electric windlass. Foot switch controls on foredeck.
Mooring Warps – Selection
Fenders – Selection

3D inflatable dinghy
Mariner 3.3hp, 2-stroke outboard

Double stainless steel bow roller.
Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit rails.
Toerail mounted stanchions supporting stainless steel guard wires.
Guard wires spanning transom between pushpit rails, removable to allow access.
Stainless steel mooring cleats port and starboard, forward, midships and aft
Below decks anchor locker with windlass mounted inside locker.
Hardwood grabrails running length of coachroof aft of mast.
Fixed lower section of spray screen with canvas sprayhood above.
U-shaped cockpit seating, finished in synthetic teak panels.
Whitlock pedestal with hyde covered stainless steel wheel.
Folding teak, drop leaf cockpit table.
Large, full depth lazarette lockers port and starboard aft.
Boarding steps moulded into transom with drop down stainless steel swimming ladder.


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

Navigation Lights:
Low level navigation lights forward and aft.
Mast mounted steaming light
Masthead tri-colour light
Masthead anchor light.

Life saving:
Sea-Fire engine space fire extinguisher system, currently disabled.
Horseshoe lifebuoy
MOB recovery system
Pilot Gas Alarm system – currently disabled

In this case we are acting as brokers only.
The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice

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