'Kipperhips', a 1981 Moody 33s for Sale


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'Kipperhips' is a bilge-keeled version of the Moody 33s sloop rig cruiser designed by Angus Primrose, and built in the UK by Marine Projects Ltd. She's currently berthed in Cardiff, Wales UK.

A Moody 33s sailboat at anchorThe Moody 33s is an aft-cockpit version of the centre-cockpit Moody 33

Published Specification for the Moody 33s

Length Overall: 33'0" (10.1m)

Waterline Length: 28'6" (8.7m)

Beam: 11'6" (3.5m)

Draft: 4'5" (1.4m)

Displacement: 10,523lb (4,773kg)

More specs & Key Performance Indicators...

The galley of a Moody 33s sailboatGalley at the foot of the companionway on the port side


  • Neptune gas cooker with oven, grill and 2 burners
  • Coolmatic fridge 12v compressor with ice block compartment.
  • Sink with hot and cold water. Also fresh water foot pump.
The main cabin of a Moody 33s sailboatThe saloon, looking forward into the forecabin

The forepeak berth in a Moody 33s sailboatA double berth in the forecabin


  • LED lighting throughout.
  • Re upholstered in 2019.
  • Water tanks port and starboard plus flexible tank in bow under forepeak, hot water is via calorifier and 240v immersion heater.
  • Cabin diesel heater (2020)
  • Jabsco manual toilet (2019)
The saloon and galley in a Moody 33s sailboatThe saloon is well ventilated by the deck hatch


  • 12volt via 3 110amp house batteries new in 2021, charger via 200amp flexible solar panels new in oct 2021 through a controller.
  • Rutland 913 wind generator through a Marlec controller.
  • Battery monitor, clipper BM1
  • 240volt feed via hook up serving sockets in salon and aft cabin/nav-station.
The navigation station in a Moody 33s sailboatThe navigation station is at the foot of the companionway on the starboard side


  • B&G Vulcan 7” new in 2021
  • Standard Horizon chart plotter.
  • Wind NASA Clipper wireless, (2019)
  • Log NASA Clipper speed and distance,
  • Depth via Eagle Strata 128 Fishfinder.
  • Autohelm ST4000.
  • Radar JCR 3000.
  • Fixed Plastimo magnetic compass
  • VHF fixed Standard Horizon AIS and GPS GX2200E, (2019) with cockpit speaker.
  • Remote handset Standard Horizon Ram 3+ (2022)
  • AIS Em-Trak B923 class b (new 2022) connected to NMEA 2000 Backbone and the B&G Vulcan.
The head and shower compartment in a Moody 33s sailboatThe head and shower cubicle

Safety equipment

  • Seago 4-man liferaft (last serviced Aug 2020.)
  • Echomax active-passive Radar reflector.
  • EPERB Global fix V4 406MHz GPS (2022).
  • 3 fire extinguisher (2019)
  • Carbon monoxide alarm (2020)
  • Smoke detector
  • Gas alarm SF detection.
  • 1 manual bilge pump
  • 2 electric bilge pumps
The diesel engine of a Moody 33s sailboatEngine access is behind the companionway steps


  • Serviced 2022
  • Fuel system completely stripped and new filters fitted 2021
  • Raw water pump impeller 2022
  • 4 Diesel glow plugs replaced 2022
The cockpit of a Moody 33s sailboatThe hard dodger and canvas bimini provide good protection from the elements


  • Anchor 45lb CQR connect to 40m of 10mm chain plus 30m of rode.
  • Warps x 6
  • Fenders x 8
  • Manual windlass SL Hyspeed
  • Winches at mast Lewmar 7 single speed.
  • Winches in cockpit Lewmar 2 speed.
  • Kemp foresail serviced 2022
  • Mainsail serviced 2022. 2 reefing points
  • Cruising Shute
  • Lazy bag
  • New running rigging 2022
  • Keel bolt withdrawn and checked May 2018
  • Through-hull fittings removed and reseated May 2018
  • Anti-fouled Feb 2022
  • Bimini new in 2022
  • GRP spray hood/canopy (Doghouse)

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