The Moody 346, a centre cockpit sloop, was designed by Bill Dixon and built in the UK by Marine Projects Ltd.
Underwater Profile: Fin keel & skeg-hung rudder
Hull Material: GRP (Fibreglass)
Length Overall: 34'6" (10.5m)
Waterline Length: 27'11" (8.5m)
Beam: 11'7" (3.5m)
Draft: 5'0" (1.5m)
Rig Type: Masthead sloop
Displacement: 11,200lb (5,080kg)
Designer: Bill Dixon
Builder: Marine Projects Ltd (UK)
Year First Built: 1986
Year Last Built: 1990
Number Built: 254
Read more about the current range of Moody Yachts...
1. Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: 16.6
2. Ballast/Displacement Ratio: 40.2
3. Displacement/Length Ratio: 230
4. Comfort Ratio: 22.2
5. Capsize Screening Formula: 2.1
Read more about these Key Performance Indicators...
1. A Sail Area/Displacement Ratio of 16.6 suggests that the Moody 346 will, in the right conditions, approach her maximum hull speed readily and satisfy the sailing performance expectations of most cruising sailors.
2. A Ballast/Displacement Ratio of 40.2 means that the Moody 346 will stand up well to her canvas in a blow, helping her to power through the waves.
3. A Displacement/Length Ratio of 230, tells us the Moody 346 is a moderate displacement cruiser, which means she'll carry all your cruising gear without it having a dramatic effect on her performance. Most of today's sailboats intended for offshore cruising fall into this displacement category.
4. Ted Brewer's Comfort Ratio of 22.2 suggests that crew comfort of a Moody 346 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 346 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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