PRICED FOR QUICK SALE AS THE OWNERS MUST GET BACK TO EUROPE.
SOUTHERN SUN HIGHLIGHTS
Always privately owned, very little mileage before this voyage and never chartered
Easily tranferable Polish Flag, Tax paid, Papeete, France Polynesie, Ready to sail.
Boat de-masted and taken out of the water every winter and kept in a cradle
Hull was sandblasted down to gel coat 2019 removing all old paint and resealed with 5 layers of quality primer and 2 layers of quality antifouling
In Panama (September 2020) the 2 layers of antifouling were sanded off to ensure limited layers of paint and 2 new layers were added
Easy to solo sail where main sail and genoa are set and trimmed from cockpit
Designed for safety and handling extreme weather condition
Equipped for long distance sailing and power saving with saltwater tab, food pump and extra cans for diesel and water
Her owner bought her in 2018, prepared her for the voyage and sailed from Denmark in Summer 2019 down Europe’s west coat, across the Atlantic and after cruising the Caribbean, they sailed through the Panama Canal and into the Pacific
Main engine Thornycroft 42hp from 2005 with 1900 engine hours
9,8hp NS Nissan dinghy engine from 2020
Gear box from 2020
75amp starting battery 2020
Shaft, bearings, and shaft seal 2019
340 watts solar panels 2019
AGM 4x115amps batteries 2019
2x main sails 2019, one has not been used
Genoa reconditioned by sail maker and UV protection added in 2019
Bimini with sides 2019
Raymarine Element 9” chart plotter 2019
Triducer with speed, depth, and temperature 2019
AIS type B with Wi-Fi feature 2019
Forestay, halyard, and lower shroud starboard 2020
Metal rail with holes mounted to deck and wooden bar on hull for protection when docking
Boat received substantial upgrade in 2012-2015 like all rigging replaced, 2 Jabasco toilets, strong targa boom, all seacocks replaced (2 changed 2020), Isotherm fridge, stove with 2 burners, oven and grill, wind generator and toilet holding tank
Boat in good condition and ready to continue the adventure. Boat layout is an excellent choice for family or couple with crew with huge and private aft stateroom.
The Moody brand has 150 years of experience in building sailing yachts and have developed an exemplary boatbuilding culture over many generations. Excellence in design and manufacturing has ensured that the Moody name is well known throughout the sailing industry standing for quality.
The Moody 425 has become a bit of a modern classic. A Bill Dixon design that evolved from the Moody 422 and first introduced in 1988. It is a family cruiser offering spacious accommodation including a huge master cabin in the aft of the yacht, a good size double berth in the bow and twin passage bunk berths between the salon and aft cabin. She has a cozy and safe center cockpit and a clean functional deck layout. The simple but robust, double-spreader masthead rig is fitted with in-mast furling. The semi-long keel is attached with steel keel bolts. Her hull lay up is tough, durable solid laminate constructed to Lloyd’s specifications. The deck hull joints are through bolted and all internal bulkheads are glassed in place. The rudder is semi balanced partial skeg. And she scores as a fast cruiser in the sail area displacement ratio. Finally, she is placed in the moderately heavy range in the displacement length ratio. So all in all she receives great scores above average.
In sailing there are various ratios when comparing sailing yachts. In the comfort ratio when sailing, the Moody 425 scores above average. In the capsize ratio she scores a 1,9 meaning she is constructed for offshore sailing and cruising the oceans.
Another plus by owning a Moody is the comprehensive and easily accessible online platform, where members can exchange information and seek advice on anything from technical tips and tricks, detailed Moody plans and drawings, to destinations and Moody gatherings around the world.
In summary, we have been very happy to own a Moody and would be happy to own one again. She offers great value at an affordable price! It is not only a high end brand but delivers extremely well in many aspects of boat ownership, including excellent sailing ability in both light winds and gales. She has a comfortable cabin layout, great brand reputation and support and then the Moody 425 has a stable resale value.
Our team at Nautilus Yacht Management is happy to introduce you to this Moody 425 “Amarillo”. Uniquely available on the market and presented in good condition, she may be exactly what you have been looking for, whether you have searched for years or just began to explore options. Continue reading for the full description and you will see the more you will know about her the more you will fall in love.
And of course, do not miss our You tube video feature, which we filmed just this late May 2021 in magical French Polynesia.
With our head office in Sydney (Australia) but a fully staffed branch in Fiji, and representation in Tahiti, we are available at any time to bridge the gap created by the Covid travel restrictions and welcome you to a video call, get to know the family and our team on the ground, as well as organise a survey and a delivery to your preferred location.
NYM has assisted hundreds of cruisers, new or old to this magical lifestyle and make their dreams come true with ease and with the sense that they come first. We purposefully keep our company stocks limited to have more time to devote to both buyers and sellers, especially now with Covid, individual relationships based on trust and working together as a team with the buyer and seller are more importan than ever.
For additional information, such as import, delivery, choice of registrations, insurance etc. please do not hesitate to ask. Our team is here to help answer your questions and keep you informed with the latest developments with regards to custom and travel limitations in our part of the world.
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A WORD FROM THE OWNERS:
We bought Amarillo in 2018 because we wanted to explore the world on a 2-year adventure together with our kids. The busy life back in Denmark meant we saw little of each other. We wanted more time as a family and hence our motto is “back home we have the watch but not the time, now we want the time and not the watch!”
Why a Moody 425?
Before buying Amarillo, we looked at many boats but once we saw this Moody 425 we immediately fell in love. Especially the interior boat look is how we believe a boat should look like! It fulfilled all our wishes in terms of safety, layout, size, accommodation and sailing conditions. But more important, this Moody 425 was also well maintained and had few engine hours so comparing this boat to the same priced Bavaria, Jeanneau or Beneteau it was an easy decision for us.
After making her ready for the long voyage, we embarked Summer 2019 from Denmark. We have had crew, friends and family joining us most of the time and with the extra double cabin with own toilet in the front it still gave all onboard good space and we have never felt we had to little maneuver room. Once we had sailed Europe, we headed for Morocco and on the Canary Islands we provisioned before crossing the big Atlantic with a stop on Cabo Verde islands. On the sail to Cabo Verde island, Amarillo really showed that she is meant to sail in heavy weather. We felt safe all the time with the center cockpit and she maneuvered the high sea extremely well and comfortably!
After cruising the Caribbean from Tobago in the south to the BVIs in the north we made our way towards Panama with stops along the way. On Bonaire Covid suddenly popped up out of nowhere so we spend from March till July 2020 on this lovely island. On Bonaire there were no covid cases and it was closed from the outside world, so everything was more or less open and accessible. Therefore, we went diving, did beach BBQ, hiking tours, shopped, groceries in well assorted supermarkets, and met with many other cruisers and local people. Bonaire was definitely one of the highlights of the journey!
In Panama, the boat was hauled out and prepared for the Pacific. After crossing the Canal, which was an amazing experience, we went to Galapagos where we celebrated Christmas. The long dreaded 3000+ nautical mile sail to Marquesas in French Polynesia went almost too smooth and even sailing outside the normal sail period. We used the gennaker 80% of the time and after 23 days we arrived in Nuku Hiva. On this long voyage we had only used 400L of fresh water which was possible because of the saltwater tap rinsing dishes, using alcohol gel for washing hands most of the time (now with Covid this is the best new thing) and a good stock of juice. Throughout our journey we have not felt the need for a water maker but if desired, it is easy to install using the seacock for the saltwater tab and there is plenty of space under the floor for the membrane close to the engine and sink.
Anyways, due to Covid we discussed the possible options like sailing back to Denmark, cruising in the Caribbean for another season, but luckily we decided to continue into the Pacific. And French Polynesia is true paradise in so many ways. The mix of landscape above and under the water in Marquesas, Tuamotus and Society islands combined with close sailing distances is ideal.
Why we sell Amarillo?
Our plan from the beginning was a 2-year adventure sailing from Denmark to Australia. Covid changed the end destination but ending up in FP just means we have an excuse to come back and finish the rest of the circumnavigation. And we have had lots of time on Bonaire which has given us friends for life not to mention all the memories. We are sad to let her go because she has been our home and she has taken good care of us, but we knew this from the start so it is ok. And ending in FP the new owners get to sail the majestic route to Australia.
Potential projects on Amarillo
We have maintained Amarillo throughout our journey but if we should continue to sail for another 2 years, the below would be the projects we would focus on. This way the new owners can also decide exactly how they wish to do this:
Would we do it again?
The short answer is YES FOR SURE! One thing is the break from “normal” life but more important spending time together with the kids exploring the world and see them grow and develop along the way has been truly amazing. We have had so many experiences, met so many nice people so we will be back for more. And finishing in FP means we need to start here to complete the around the world sail. Besides starting in lovely FP it means we get to sail the rest of the Pacific to Australia which is paradise all the way.
And when we do it again, we would definitely go for a Moody 425 again. Amarillo has been the perfect world cruising boat fitting all our needs.
LAYOUT & ACCOMODATIONS:
GENERAL INTERIOR FINISHING:
TOILET PORT SIDE:
TWIN BUNK PASSAGE CABIN:
HELM & NAVIGATION:
HULL, KEEL & RUDDERS:
SAFETY EQUIPMENT & OTHER SAFETY:
ELECTRONICS & NAVIGATION:
ELECTRICAL, POWER & PLUMBING:
ENGINE AND MECHANICAL:
DINGHY AND GROUND TACKLE:
Dislcaimer: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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