The Moody 376 Sailboat
Specs & Key Performance Indicators

The Moody 376, a centre-cockpit masthead sloop, was designed by Bill Dixon and built in the UK by Marine Projects Ltd.

'Seahawk', a Moody 376 cruising yacht in ocean-going trim'Seahawk', a Moody 376

The addition of a sugar-scoop stern and a bathing platform is all that sets apart the 376 from the earlier Moody 37.

Published Specification for the Moody 376

Underwater Profile: Fin keel, with skeg-hung rudder (balanced)

Hull Material: GRP (fiberglass)

Length Overall: 37'10" (11.5m)

Waterline Length: 31'2" (9.5m)

Beam: 12'5" (3.8m)

Draft: 5'6" (1.7m)

Rig Type: Masthead sloop

Displacement: 16,250lb (7,571kg)

Designer: Bill Dixon

Builder: Marine Projects Ltd (UK)

Year First Built: 1985

Year Last Built: 1991

Owners Association: Moody Owners Association

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Published Design Ratios for the Moody 376

1. Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: 16.2

2. Ballast/Displacement Ratio: 40.0

3. Displacement/Length Ratio: 240

4. Comfort Ratio: 26.2

5. Capsize Screening Formula: 2.0

Performance Expectations, based on the Design Ratios:
The Moody 376 is a moderate displacement cruiser, which means it can carry all your cruising gear without sacrificing too much speed or agility. It has a sail area/displacement ratio of 16.2, which indicates that it can reach its maximum hull speed of around 7.5 knots in favorable conditions. It also has a ballast/displacement ratio of 40, which means it is reasonably stiff and stable in moderate winds, but may need to reef early in stronger gusts. The displacement/length ratio of 240 suggests that the boat is not too heavy or too light for its size, and can handle a variety of sea states. The comfort ratio of 26.2 indicates that the boat is more suited for coastal cruising than offshore passages, as it may have a more lively motion in waves. The capsize screening formula of 2.0 also suggests that the boat is less resistant to capsize than some other designs, so caution is advised in stormy weather.

Production Period and Numbers Produced:
The Moody 376 was produced between 1985 and 1991 by Marine Projects Ltd in Plymouth, UK. It was designed by Bill Dixon, a renowned naval architect who has been responsible for all Moody models since 1972. The Moody 376 was an updated version of the earlier Moody 37, with the main difference being the addition of a sugar-scoop stern and a bathing platform. The Moody 376 was one of the most popular models in the Moody range, with over 200 boats built during its production run.

Alternative Versions & Options:
The Moody 376 was available in two versions: the standard fin keel version, with a draft of 5'6", and the optional shoal draft version, with a draft of 4'6". Both versions had a skeg-hung rudder for protection and steering control. The boat also had several options for rigging and sails, such as a cutter rig, a furling mainsail, or a spinnaker. The interior layout could also be customized to some extent, with different choices for woodwork, upholstery, and equipment.

Number & Location of Sleeping Berths:
The Moody 376 has three cabins and seven berths in total. The forward cabin has a V-berth that can be converted into a double berth with an infill cushion. There is also a hanging locker and storage space under the berth. The aft cabin has a large double berth that spans the width of the boat, with access from both sides. There is also a vanity unit, a hanging locker, and storage drawers. The saloon has two settees that can be used as single berths, and a folding table that can be lowered to create another double berth. There is also ample storage space behind and under the settees. The boat has one head compartment with a marine toilet, a sink, and a shower.

History of the Boatbuilder:
Moody is an English brand of sailing yachts that dates back to 1827, when John Moody founded a repair yard for fishing boats in Swanwick, near Southampton. His son Alexander expanded the business into building small dinghies, and his grandson Alexander Herbert Moody started to produce elegant sailing yachts in 1935. The first model was the Vindilis, designed by T. Harrison Butler. In 1965, Moody began to produce fiberglass sailing yachts that were praised for their comfort and long-distance suitability. With designs by Laurent Giles, Angus Primrose, and Bill Dixon, Moody became a leading European yacht manufacturer. In 2005, the founding family sold the yard to Premier Marinas Ltd, Swanwick. A year later, the production was discontinued. In 2007, German HanseYachts AG acquired the brand and started to produce new Moody sailing yachts in Greifswald.

Secondhand Values:
The Moody 376 is a sought-after boat on the secondhand market, as it offers good value for money and quality. The price range varies depending on the condition, age, equipment, and location of the boat. According to YachtWorld, the average asking price for a Moody 376 in 2023 is around £65,000 (about $90,000). The lowest price listed is £56,103 (about $77,000) for a 1990 model in Den Oever, Netherlands, and the highest price listed is £84,995 (about $117,000) for a 1989 model in Gosport, Hampshire. 

The above text was drafted by using GPT-4 (OpenAI’s large-scale language-generation model) as a research assistant to develop source material; we believe it to be accurate to the best of our knowledge.

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