The Moody 45 Classic, a light displacement fractional sloop, was designed by Bill Dixon and built in the UK by A. H. Moody & Sons Ltd.
Underwater Profile: Bulb fin L-shaped keel & spade rudder
Hull Material: GRP (Fibreglass)
Length Overall: 46'0" (14.0m)
Waterline Length: 40'0" (12.2m)
Beam: 13'9" (4.2m)
Draft: 7'3" (2.3m)
Rig Type: Fractional sloop
Displacement: 25,353lb (11,500kg)
Ballast: 7,319lb (3,320kg)
Designer: Bill Dixon
Builder: A. H. Moody & Sons Ltd (UK)
Year First Built: 2010
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1. Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: 24.7
2. Ballast/Displacement Ratio: 28.9
3. Displacement/Length Ratio: 176
4. Comfort Ratio: 28.5
5. Capsize Screening Formula: 1.9
1. A Sail Area/Displacement Ratio of 24.7 suggests that, in the right hands, the Moody 45 Classic will have enough performance to leave most other sailboats of similar waterline length well astern.
2. A Ballast/Displacement Ratio of 28.9 would usually mean that the Moody 45 Classic would have a tendency to heel uncomfortably in a gust, and need to be reefed early to keep her sailing upright in a moderate breeze.
However, as she has much of her ballast concentrated in a bulb at the foot of her keel, she's likely to be considerably stiffer than her published Ballast/Displacement Ratio might suggest.
3. A Displacement/Length Ratio of 176 tells us the Moody 45 Classic is a light displacement sailboat. If she's loaded with too much heavy cruising gear her performance will suffer to a degree.
4. Ted Brewer's Comfort Ratio of 28.5 suggests that crew comfort of a Moody 45 Classic in a seaway is similar to what you would associate with the motion of a coastal cruiser with moderate stability, which is not the best of news for anyone prone to seasickness.
5. The Capsize Screening Formula (CSF) of 1.9 indicates that a Moody 45 Classic would be a safer choice of sailboat for an ocean passage than one with a CSF of more than 2.0.
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