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Great cruising boat, providing her owner with both comfort and performance with her double spreader rig and bulb keel. Her accommodations are exceptional for a 38' sailing yacht. She has a large owners cabin aft, a more than adequate isle galley, a large single head with separate stall shower with both entrance from the owners stateroom and salon. Large nav area, salon with a large drop leaf table and forward stateroom with a large v-berth and storage. The is lots of storage through-out and her interior is beautifully finished in cherry wood.
The Moody 38 is a fast, comfortable center cockpit yacht with a performance hull designed by Bill Dixon. She has a long waterline for fast passage times across the full range of conditions. She is stable and quite stiff under sail thanks to a well balanced sail plan and a bulb keel. She is also easily sailed by two people. All principal sail controls are led to the cockpit including the roller furling main sail.
As comfort goes she is in a class of her own. She offers a high degree of privacy for a 38' vessel. This is created by the center cockpit layout, with the V-berth forward, luxurious main saloon, galley and head in between and the owners stateroom being full beam and aft providing for a large space separation. The galley is well equipped and easy to work in while under way.
Hull and deck are hand laid fiberglass construction with isopthatic gelcoat backed by initial layup of mat and isopthatic resin. Hull above the waterline are balsa cored sandwich construction providing less weight above the waterline and greater stiffness. The hull is stiffened by bonding in frames, stringers and bulkheads in conjunction with the interior moldings. Deck areas with molded in limit slip finish for safety. The deck is also stiffened with the use of balsa core and has a raised bulwork with a teak cap to provide extra safety when going forward. The shoal draft keel with a flattened bulb provides the same center of gravity as the deep keel. The bottom has recently been barrier coated and bottom painted. The rudder is a GRP blade hung unit.