The Moody 33, a centre-cockpit sloop, was designed by Angus Primrose and built in the UK by Marine Projects Ltd. The 33S (note the 'S') is the aft-cockpit version.
Underwater Profile: Fin & Skeg
Hull Material: GRP (Fibreglass)
Length Overall: 33'0" (10.1m)
Waterline Length: 28'6" (8.7m)
Beam: 11'6" (3.5m)
Draft: 4'5" (1.35m)
Rig Type: Masthead sloop
Displacement: 10,523lb (4,773kg)
Designer: Angus Primrose
Builder: Marine Projects (UK)
Year First Built: 1973
Year Last Built: 1978
Owners Association: Moody Owners Association
Read more about the current range of Moody Yachts...
'Celtic Warrior II', a Moody 33 Mk1 for Sale
Asking Price: €30,000
1. Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: 15.1
2. Ballast/Displacement Ratio: 36.2
3. Displacement/Length Ratio: 303
4. Comfort Ratio: 21.0
5. Capsize Screening Formula: 2.1
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1. A Sail Area/Displacement Ratio of just 15.1 suggests that the Moody 33 will need a stiff breeze to get her going. In light conditions, unless you've got plenty of time on your hands, motor-sailing may be the way to go.
2. A Ballast/Displacement Ratio of 36.2 means that a sailboat like the Moody 33 (which doesn't have a stiffness-enhancing bulb keel), is likely to benefit from being reefed early to keep her sailing upright in a moderate breeze.
3. A Displacement/Length Ratio of 303, tells us the Moody 33 is clearly a heavy displacement cruising boat. You can load her down with all your cruising gear and equipment and it will hardly affect her waterline. Not an ideal choice for coastal sailing, but she'll come into her own on an offshore passage in testing conditions.
4. Ted Brewer's Comfort Ratio of 21.1 suggests that crew comfort of a Moody 33 in a seaway is similar to what you would associate with the motion of a coastal cruiser with moderate stability, which is not encouraging news for anyone prone to seasickness.
5. The Capsize Screening Formula (CSF) of 2.1 indicates that a Moody 33 would not be the wisest choice of sailboat for ocean passage-making owing to the lower resistance to capsize in strong winds and heavy seas that is associated with sailboats with a CSF of 2.0 and above.
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