The Moody 422, a centre-cockpit sloop, was designed by Bill Dixon and built in the UK by Marine Projects Ltd.
The Moody 422 is a well-built and well-equipped cruising sloop that can take you on long-distance voyages or coastal hops with ease.
One of the main attractions of the Moody 422 sailing boat is its spacious and well-designed accommodation layout. The boat has three separate cabins that can sleep six people comfortably, plus two more berths in the saloon if needed.
The saloon is bright and airy, thanks to the large windows and hatches. It has a U-shaped settee on the starboard side, which can convert into a double berth if needed. There is also a large folding table that can seat up to eight people for dining or socializing. On the port side of the saloon, there is another settee that can be used as a single berth or as a seat for the navigation station.
The navigation station is located aft of the port settee, and has a large chart table, an instrument panel, and a swivel seat.
The galley is located on the starboard side aft of the saloon settee, and has everything you need to prepare meals on board. It has a double stainless steel sink, a three-burner gas stove with oven and grill, a top-loading refrigerator with freezer compartment, and plenty of storage for food and utensils. The galley also has ample counter space and an opening port for ventilation.
Hull and Deck
The Moody 422 yacht has a solid fiberglass hull with no core material, which makes it strong and durable. The hull shape is moderate, with a fine entry at the bow and a flat run aft. The hull has no hard chines or knuckles, which gives it a smooth and elegant appearance.
The deck is made of fiberglass with a balsa core for stiffness and insulation and is molded in one piece with an integral toe rail and raised bulwarks for safety. The deck also has molded-in nonskid surfaces for traction.
The deck layout is simple and functional, with wide side decks that allow easy movement around the boat. There are six mooring cleats, two bow rollers, an electric anchor windlass, and an anchor locker at the bow. There are also two dorade vents on the coachroof for ventilation below decks.
The cockpit is large and comfortable, with high coamings that provide shelter from spray and wind. There is a single wheel steering on a pedestal at the helm station, which has engine controls, compass, instruments, and autopilot. There are also two self-tailing winches on either side of the helm for handling the genoa sheets. The cockpit has a teak-laid floor and seats, which add warmth and beauty to the boat. There are also two large lockers under the seats for storing sails, fenders, lines, and other gear.
There is also a fold-down table that can be attached to the pedestal for dining or drinks in the cockpit. The stern of the boat has a swim platform with a folding ladder, which makes it easy to get in and out of the water. There is also a transom shower for rinsing off after swimming or diving.
Mast and Rigging
The Moody 422 has a sloop rig with a deck-stepped mast and a single set of spreaders. The mast is made of aluminum and has internal halyards and wiring. The mast also has an in-mast reefing system for the mainsail, which allows you to reduce sail area without leaving the cockpit. The boom is also made of aluminum and has an outhaul and a topping lift.
Keel and Rudder
The Moody 422 has a fin keel that is bolted to the hull with stainless steel bolts. The keel is made of cast iron and has a lead ballast for stability and low center of gravity.
The rudder is skeg-hung, which means it is supported by a partial skeg that extends from the bottom of the hull. The skeg provides protection for the rudder from grounding or collision, as well as extra strength and stiffness.
The rudder is made of fiberglass with a stainless steel stock and bearingsand is connected to the wheel by a cable-and-chain system that runs through a pedestal and a quadrant. The rudder also has an emergency tiller that can be attached to the top of the rudder stock in case of steering failure.
The Moody 422 sailboat is a great choice for anyone who wants to enjoy sailing in comfort and style.
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