Good looking Bill Dixon with powered rig and which is a tardis below. Capable long distance cruising yacht that is skipper cherished, and much updated of late
MOJITO was built in 2003, designed by Bill Dixon, combined with the quality and craftsmanship of Moody. She offers a huge amount of boat for the money – providing potential for extended passage making and the ideal holiday yacht – plus charter potential.
The Moody 64 is a remarkably powerful boat, fully capable of fast passage times across a range of conditions. Her good performance derives from the way her Bill Dixon hull shape balances the power of the underwater sections and lead keel with the tall, high aspect ratio, cutter rig. Despite her size she is easily sailed by two persons – in part courtesy of the hydraulically powered fully furling rig, self tacking staysail and powered winches.
The well finished teak interior designed by Roel Degroot sleeps six guests in three guest cabins and two crew in a separate forward crew cabin - plus a pilot berth in the "study".
The vessel has been constantly well maintained and has a very full inventory – including generator, air-conditioning, bow-thruster, water-maker and more. The yacht benefits from new standing rigging as at summer 2015.
MOJITO is British registered as a “small commercial vessel” – her certification is up to date.
Always Skipper maintained and constantly updated. Personally inspected.
Note: Many other updates and renewals and works during 2014 and earlier – see list at end of specification.
RCD Status: The yacht conforms with the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) and is categorised A – “Ocean”
Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
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Grey/Blackwater holding tanks:
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Summary of Accommodation:
9 berths in 5 cabins; 2 berths for crew in V berth cabin forward.; 2 berths in starboard upper and lower berth cabin; Double berth in port side VIP cabin; Double berth in aft owner cabin; Single Pullman style berth in port cabin / office.
The interior wood work is finished in teak. MOJITO benefits from recently renewed cream colour leather upholstery whish matches well with the woodwork and provides a light modern style. Cream carpeting in guest and owner areas (not saloon).
Description of layout from forwards:
V-berth crew cabin forward with crew head and wash-basin. The cabin is accessed from the deck hatch or via the starboard guest cabin. In the centre under the V berth is installed an Indesit top loading washing machine.
Guest twin cabin to starboard with upper/lower berths (fitted with lee cloths), hull window, overhead hatch, wardrobe and locker.
There is a separate head and shower compartment aft of the cabin that can also serve as a “day head”.
Double bedded VIP guest cabin to port with reading lights, overhead hatch, hull port, lockers and cupboard.
Forward of the cabin is its own ensuite head and shower area.
The main saloon is amidships and full width - to port is a circular sofa and extendable dining table.
To starboard is a sofa - outboard of which is the TV that rises at the touch of a button from the cabinet.
With hull ports each side, 2 overhead hatches, and coaming windows (also in the forward section) the saloon is a particularly light and airy living space.
The galley is to starboard aft of the saloon built in a U shape for practical use at sea it is fitted with the Force 10 cooker, a fridge, deep-freeze, microwave and has good storage.
Situated aft of the saloon to port it has a large chart table with seat. The electric panels are located inboard.
Starboard bunk cabin:
Aft of the chart table in the passage to the owner cabin is a single bunk cabin which has a fold down bed. This area cleverly doubles as a work area/office. With the bed folded up you have a desk with seat.
There is a storage unit and for natural light a hull port.
From here there is good access into the engine room.
Owners Cabin aft:
This very comfortable cabin has a large double bed, seats each side, ample lockers and storage with wardrobes to port and starboard, plus reading lamps. There is a TV behind the mirror.
Forward and to starboard the cabin has it own full en-suite facilities. Together with its 4 opening ports, 2 hull windows and 2 overhead hatches it a remarkably good cabin for this size of yacht.
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Note: both soft pack and in service 3/2015.
Note: air-con unit in saloon August 2015 faulty (not yet done and needs replacing or repairing).
The Moody 64 is what Dixon calls "a crossover boat," one that, through the efficient use of power-furling gear and winches, is designed to be managed by two very capable sailors but is big enough to attract those who expect to have family, friends, or crew aboard for more than just a few days. With a high-aspect masthead cutter rig, a fine bow, minimal wetted surface, and 22,000 pounds of ballast concentrated in a bulb at the bottom of its standard 8-foot-6-inch fin keel, the Moody 64 doesn't conceal her aspirations for fast passages. In the 2002 Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC), hull number one smoked a fleet full of long-legged Oysters and Swans to win Class A and take fourth overall. She covered the 2,680-mile transatlantic course from Gran Canaria to St. Lucia in just under 13 1/2 days--that's 200 miles per day.
The Moody's hull is hand-laid fiberglass cored with inch-thick end-grain balsa bedded in a polyester bonding paste. Solid laminate is used wherever there are through-hull penetrations and also at the stem, keel, and skeg. A complex mix of glassed-in floors and stringers in the keel and main bilge area and in structural bulkheads and chainplate supports help stiffen the hull. Bonded-in tray moldings also provide support in the forward and after sections. The deck is both bonded and mechanically fastened to an inward-turning flange on the hull. Monel rivets driven through an aluminum backing plate in the flange serve as the mechanical fasteners. The deck-edge bulwark is then fitted with a laminated teak caprail. A full-length rubrail protects the hull, which comes in three gelcoat colors: blue, white, and burgundy. Meticulous computer-assisted design (CAD) engineering and a long background in streamlined production give the builder, Princess Yachts, the ability to produce eight to 10 of these boats each year.
The Moody carries most of its 17-foot beam from the midship station all the way to the aft sections. The beam allows plenty of room for twin 42-inch wheels, each helm with its own bench seat and padded hip rest. The arrangement not only gives you your pick of leeward or windward steering but also opens a clear passage to the bathing platform aft.
The cockpit is divided by a small step between the higher steering stations aft and the lower, ample, main-cockpit area. The forward area seats six comfortably around a permanent drop-leaf table that has well-placed stainless-steel grabrails.
The rig geometry uses triple aft-swept spreaders with cap shrouds, upper and lower intermediates, and aft lower shrouds. The cap and lowers lead to a single deck fitting inboard near the raised cabin top, allowing easy fore-and-aft passage on either side. The load is transmitted from this fitting to a rugged, encapsulated plywood web; the web, in turn, is tied to the gridlike floor structure and main bulkheads.
The foredeck is clear and uncluttered. Stainless-steel line guards protect all cowls, providing convenient handholds as you work your way forward. A huge, 36-inch-diagonal hatch just aft of the inner forestay leads down to the skipper's cabin and allows for quick launching and stowing of spinnakers or storm sails. The Lewmar 3000 vertical anchor winch serves twin stainless-steel rollers and feeds into a large, self-draining, divided chain locker. Additional storage lies behind the cockpit in a wide and deep lazarette that's essentially a seagoing garage. Also aft is a dedicated locker for an eight-man canister life raft. Stainless-steel dinghy davits are standard.