Designed by Bill Dixon, the Moody 54 was introduced at the January 2000 London Boat Show, and was immediately successful. The design brief was for a fast ocean cruising yacht with ease of handling for two, hence all three sails of her cutter rig being on furling gear, with the staysail being a self tacker. Production continued until 2004, by which time 55 had been built.
Electrically powered primary winches and a 10hp bow thruster also help make a yacht of this size a practical proposition for a couple to handle.
Dare Devil IV is from first owner, overwintered every year in a heated winterhall and is a sweet water yacht. You can immediately cast off and enjoy your circum navigation. Dare Devil IV is extremely fully equipped and in a mint condition. You can't imagine and it is on board. What more can you wish.
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I : 68.67 ft
J : 19.42 ft
P : 61.75 ft
E : 20.17 ft
Stiff, immensely strong, yet light enough to maintain optimum performance across the full range of ocean cruising conditions, the Moody 54 has been designed without compromise. The balance and power of her underwater sections and lead keel give superb sail carrying and stability for swift passage times. This sparkling performance is complemented by her ease of handling by two people. Standard equipment includes furling for all sails, electrically powered primary winches and a 10hp bow thrusters. Her powerful sail plan, on Seldens triple spreader rig, includes a cutter rig with self-tacking stay sail.
Wheel steering pedestal, Whitlock Reflex with pedestal mounted compass. Engine instrument and starting panel pedestal mounted. Cockpit seats and sole finished in teak. Cockpit table. Stainless steel grab handles each side of companionway. Optional GRP doghouse will be offered over the for'd section of the cockpit with stainless Steel edged screens and windows.
Two engine driven alternators, one 110amp 24 volt alternator charging 4 heavy duty 24 volt batteries for yachts main electrical system plus one 50 amp 12 volt alternator charging 2 heavy duty 12 volt batteries for yachts main engine circuit. 240/220 Volt (or 110 volt if specified) shore support system with ring main, 40 amp battery charger, shore powered sockets and immersion heater coil to calorifier hot water tank. 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.
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.
Yanmar 4JH3DTHE (125hp) 4 cylinder turbocharged diesel engine driving through reduction gearbox, bronze P bracket and 3 bladed 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. Space available for generator installation.
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. Hull to have a choice of 3 colours, white, dark blue or burgundy. Transom includes hinging transom door/swimming platform.
Swept teak laid ring deck plus for'd and after coachroof areas. Deck stiffened with balsa core, with plywood backing pads in way of deck fittings. Deck edge incorporates raised bulwark with teak cap rail. Inset cavita line in topsides. Painted boot top, waterline and antifouling.
Electric powered self tailing genoa sheet winches (Lewmar 54CEST). Secondary winches (Lewmar 40CST). Mainsheet and staysail sheet winch (Lewmar 48CST). Mainsail control line winch (Lewmar 44CST). Mainsheet traveller winches (Lewmar 16CST). Mast mounted halliard winch. Genoa sheet tracks with adjustable cars and traveller lines led aft to jamming turning blocks. Genoa sheet turning blocks. Staysail sheeted to self tacking track. Mainsail control lines led aft through deck organisers and individual rope clutches.
Masthead rigged cutter with silver anodised mast and boom with stainless steel standing rigging. Triple aft swept spreader rig, keel stepped. Inmast furling mainsail system Selden Furlex furling stays on both forestay and inner forestay for Yankee and staysail. Option of fully battened mainsail with recirculating ball cars, single line reefing and lazy jacks. Inmast hydraulic furling mainsail, hydraulic Furling Yankee, Furling self tacking staysail. Sails by North
Compass. Electronic speed/log and echo sounder. Electric windlass, 25Kg Delta anchor, 80 metres calibrated chain. Automatic bilge pump, plus manual bilge pump. Stereo radio/CD Player. 3 dry powder fire extinguishers plus automatic extinguisher in engine bay. Mooring warps, fenders, emergency tiller, folding sprayhood top to windscreen.