Moody 47


Always privately owned

Huge refit in the past 3 years including complete bottom strip and re-skin, followed by west system and copper coat antifouling.

Complete re-rig

New rudder

New lithium batteries

New mattresses

New Rocna anchor and chain

New plumbing

Recertified life raft 2023

Starlink installation

High output 120l/h CruiseRO watermaker 

Reverse cycle Cruiseair AC unit in salon

7.5 kW Phasor generator 

700 watts solar panels 

Eclectic Energy D400 wind generator 

Full range of cruising electronics including two chart plotters, radar, AIS, Iridium Go, autopilot, instruments, ect.

Yanmar 75HP Diesel engine installed in 2014 with only 1760 hours. religiously maintained.

Bruntons Varifold three blade folding propeller, new 2021

Aqualoy (A22) 1.5″ propeller shaft, new 2020

PYI  PSS shaft coupling and PYI “shaft saver” flexible coupling, new 2020

Cutlass bearing new 2020, strut bearing new 2024

Hood in-mast main furling and genoa furling

Hydraulic furling & primary winches

Dinghy and outboard

Extremely robust build

Beautiful teak interior design

Full video tour filmed in May 2024 on our Nautilus Yacht Management Youtube Channel


Nautilus Yacht Management is proud to present to market this remarkable example of the celebrated Moody 47. Ideally suited to serious offshore cruising and live-aboard, this Bill Dixon design provides the ideal combination of seaworthiness, strength, and is yet able to move effortlessly in light airs.

Having represented the international cruising community for the past 14 years, we have come times and times again across the fabulous Moody Yachts (Moody & Sons. UK, not to be confused with the Moody (Hanse) Germany). Almost every Moody & Sons we have come across at our home base in the South Pacific had circumnavigated, some of them several times, and safely and comfortably transported entire families across thousands of miles, several decades, and if well maintained were perfectly fit to continue doing just this indefinitely. 

Margot is a truly wonderful example of this celebrated design, with all her systems updated to suit the demands of a modern cruising lifestyle and an impressive inventory.

Margot presents in fantastic condition and is ready to go, as a turn key opportunity for the next ocean adventurer.

Nautilus Yacht Management is boutique-style brokerage devoted to high quality cruising yachts and to the cruising community. Ex-cruisers ourselves we just strive to help others begin their journey on the ocean. We pride ourselves to present to the market only quality cruising yachts in beautiful, turn-key condition, but our real trademark is to work as a team with you and the sellers to ensure a seamless, transparent and joyful experience. 

Please read on for the detailed inventory or contact us for more information. 



A Word From The Owners: 

"We are a couple who bought our 1985 center cockpit Moody 47 in April 2023. She has been our home and a place of safety while we’ve explored the beautiful islands of French Polynesia. We love the center cockpit design to keep us safe while on passage, stout build, and gorgeous teak interior. The boat is well designed for single-handed sailing, with in-mast furling and hydraulic winches making it extremely easy to set sail. Reefing the sails can be done with the push of a button from the safety of the cockpit. She has two cabins and two heads. The forward cabin has three single beds and the aft has a queen bed. Margot has sailed through the Caribbean and Panama Canal, through Mexico and across the Pacific. She is a spacious and solid blue water cruiser that took very good care of us.

Because she took care of us, we also took care of her. As engineers, we have carefully maintained and upgraded many of her systems. Several upgrades have been done in the past 3 years, including a complete re-rig, new rudder, copper coat antifouling, new lithium batteries, new mattresses, new anchor chain, new plumbing, recertified life raft, Starlink installation, new watermaker membranes, and much more. All work and maintenance are fully documented and over 100k has been invested in her in the past 3 years. Her engine hours are low, she has a large amount of solar and wind power, new lithium battery bank, high-capacity water-maker, heaps of documented spare parts, and a reliable dinghy and outboard. We have prepared her well, and she is ready to set sail and travel thousands of miles to the most remote places in the Pacific, be it New Zealand or Japan.

Emma & Dan, Tahiti, May 2024



  • Beam: 14 ft 5 in

  • Minimum Draft: 5 ft 2 in

  • Maximum Draft: 9 ft 6 in

  • Displacement: 29,000 lbs

  • Material: Fiberglass

  • Keel: Centerboard

  • Designer: Bill Dixon

  • Builder: A. H. Moody & Son Ltd

  • Year Built: 1985


  • Fresh Water Tanks (Two tanks, Aluminum): 550 L

  • Fuel Tank (Steel): 320 L

  • Waste Tank (Plastic) : 112 L


Margot has a Yanmar diesel engine (new 2014) with 1800 engine hours and a 1.5 inch stainless steel shaft. Fuel consumption is 3.8 LPH, and max speed is 8 knots. The 7.5KW Phasor generator is also located in the engine room, with a fuel consumption of 1.3 LPH. There is a Vetus 12V bow thruster located in the sail locker. A hydraulic centerboard lift is operated by an electric motor or a hand pump. Easy access to the engine and generator is through two doors to the engine room from the galley and moveable engine cover forward in the galley, giving impressive access to the whole engine. A hookah system is also located in the engine room, with deck fitting for the hose in the cockpit.

  • Yanmar 4JH4-TE

    • New 2014

    • 1760 hrs 

    • 75 HP

    • 4LPH @ 1800 rpm

    • Max 8 knots, 6 - 6.5 cruise

  • 7.5 kW Phasor generator

    • 110V

    • 1340 hours

    • 1.3 LPH

  • Vetus 12V bow thruster

  • Bruntons Varifold three blade folding propeller, new 2021

  • Aqualoy (A22) 1.5″ propeller shaft, new 2020

  • PYI  PSS shaft coupling and PYI “shaft saver” flexible coupling, new 2020

  • Cutlass bearing new 2020, strut bearing new 2024

  • Spare 3 bladed prop in lazerette

  • (2x) Racor 500 fuel filters, new 2014

  • Fuel shut-off valves

  • New 3/16″ fuel lines for both engine and genset, new 2023

  • Stainless steel mixing elbow for engine, new 2022

  • Vetus raw-water strainers for engine and generator, new 2021

  • Engine room bilge blower

  • New sound insulation in engine room, new 2021

  • Airline E160 hookah system with 60′ of hose for easy bottom cleaning installed in the engine room, new 2019

  • All new Groco, thru-bolted bronze seacocks below waterline (fully grounded), 2018

  • New fiberglass (has been copper-coated) exhaust thru-hull for the engine

  • Excessive amount of spare parts and consumables


Fiberglass non-skid deck. Anodized aluminum toe rail.  Aft of the double stainless bow roller is a chain locker with chain, etc.  Aft of this locker is a sail locker accessed by a large Lewmar hatch that holds additional gear and has ample storage space for dock lines and fenders.  Additionally, there is a large, aft lazarette with two separate access hatches.  One of the best features is her aft solar arch.  Incorporated into it are the dinghy davits and lights, as well as a swinging davit arm to lift the outboard motor onto the rail mount. The solar panels and wind generator are located here.  Custom racks for jerry jugs were also added. An integrated custom swim platform has been added for easy access to the water with built-in boarding ladder. An additional custom-made swim ladder is also stored there for access on either side of the boat.

  • Tigress (1500w) manual/electric windlass with up and down switches, new 2019

  • Rocna 33kg anchor (new 2018) with 300′ of 10mm high-test G40 chain, new 2024

  • Backup Rocna 25kg anchor stored in lazzarette

  • Fortress FX-37 with 25′ of chain and 300′ of 3/4 Megabraid rode on stern pulpit, new 2018

  • Dock lines and fenders

  • Teak rub rail with stainless steel cap

  • Hatch covers and life raft cover, new 2014

  • (2) Teak companionway hatch boards

  • (2) Gray Lucite companionway hatch boards

  • Stainless stern and bow pulpits

  • Stainless steel stanchions with port and starboard, double lifelines and gates

  • New England D2 Dyneema lifelines, new 2022

  • Stainless dinghy davits, aft

  • Searchlight, with remote control

  • Bug screen for all hatches and companionway

  • (4) Dorade vents

  • Lewmar hatches with new Lexan and gaskets, new 2015, screens new 2024

  • Oversized aluminum cleats, midship cleats with oversized G10 backing plates

  • Custom built  8 ft. stainless boarding ladder

  • Salt-water washdown pump for chain and anchor, new 2024

  • Freshly painted cove stripe (3 coats of Altex Regatta Gloss Enamel in color Tasman Blue), new 2024

The cockpit is a single navigator’s dream, with all the lines and controls easily accessible at the helm.

  • Edson steering system including binnacle and cables, new 2014

  • Ritchie 5″ compass, rebuilt and swung, new 2015

  • Single engine controls, bow thruster control, hydraulics and autopilot remote, new 2014

  • Sunbrella bimini top, front dodger with removable sun shade panels, new 2014

  • Varnished teak folding cockpit table

  • Cockpit cushions

  • Flexiteek decking in cockpit, new 2014

  • 12V and USB outlets, new 2019


The interior sleeps 8, five in two staterooms, plus three in the salon. It has two heads. All berths and settees are equipped with lee cloths. She is finished in gloss varnished teak and has a varnished teak and holly sole.

  • Layout: Center cockpit with aft owner's cabin

  • Number of double beds: 2

  • Number of single beds: 3 (4 if you include the salon)

  • Number of heads: 2

Master Stateroom

The main entrance to the full-width master stateroom is aft of the galley. There is a large, centerline, double berth with a CMF cooling memory-foam mattress, queen-size, 8″ thick, new 2023. Storage lockers are port and starboard. The cabin sides and cabinetry are all semi-gloss. Outboard and to starboard are two large hanging lockers. On the starboard side of the berth is a 3/4 berth for younger kid that converts in a large storage shelf with lee-cloth with more storage below.

Forward Cabin

The very roomy and comfortable guest stateroom features two offset bunk beds to starboard and a single berth to port with tons of storage below the berths. Both lower bunks have CMF 5″ thick mattresses, new 2023. (Third bunk has a standard foam mattress). Two overhead opening hatches afford great ventilation and natural light, with fans over all the berths. Storage is provided by a large hanging locker with double doors on the starboard side. There is another hanging locker on the forward end of the single berth on the port side. In addition, there are large storage lockers outboard on the port side (above the single berth) and two large storage shelves and another storage locker outboard above the bunks.


Aft Head

Moving aft on the port side of the vessel and through a door is the primary head, also accessible via the master stateroom. It has been completely rebuilt in 2020 with new white tile countertop on the vanity and a new Scandvik stainless steel sink and faucet. Outboard of this vanity are two storage lockers. There is an electric Raritan Elegance toilet (new 2018, rebuilt with new pump 2023) with an electronic, Bluetooth control panel (new 2023). Moving forward is a separate stall shower with a seat and pull-around curtain. A 112 liters holding tank (new 2018) is outboard of the seat. The tank can either be pumped out via a deck fitting or discharged by gravity (bullet proof system).

Forward Head

The forward head is finished in white Formica with teak trim and has a mosaic tiled vanity countertop with a stainless steel sink, pressure water and a Raritan PH-II toilet.  The hatch overhead includes a Vetus UFO vent. Two doors give full access to the sail locker, which is also accessible via a hatch on deck. Big enough to fit inside, the sail locker holds spare ropes, fenders, spare parts and so on. The chain locker is forward of the sail locker and fully isolated with its own sump pump so no muddy salt water from the chain reaches the bilge. The sail locker also hosts the bow thruster and the hydraulic unit.


  • High output 120l/h CruiseRO watermaker (815 hours), can work either on generator or batteries, new 2018, new membranes 2023

  • One reverse cycle Cruiseair AC unit in salon

  • Isotherm water heater, new 2014

All the plumbing of the boat has been redone in 2018. A favorite, the fresh (and hot!) water shower on the back deck (under the solar panels) helps keep the sand and salt outside!

  • Deck shower with hot water under the solar panels, new 2019

  • Two-stage water filtration system in the galley with active charcoal element, new 2018

  • All new color-coded PEX lines (fresh water) and reinforced flexible hoses for salt water lines, 2018

  • All new sanitation hoses, 2018

  • All new 316SS hose clamps, 2018

  • Sump pump for AC

  • Sump pump for shower


There is an excellent galley arrangement in the walkthrough to starboard. The high fiddles and smoked Plexiglass sliders on cabinets make items easy to find.  Complete makeover of the galley in 2014 with Corian countertop and a refrigerator / freezer box completely rebuilt with high performance insulation. Freezer of 3.3 cubic feet and a refrigerator (spill over system) of 5 cubic feet, can also be used as a truly massive refrigerator of 8.3 cubic feet.

  • Corian countertops, new 2014

  • Scandvik double stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressure water, new 2014

  • Ambassador Marine Trinidad galley faucet, new 2014

  • Force Ten 3 burner propane stove with oven, new 2014

  • Propane gas controller, 3 x 10lb aluminum tanks, and fiberglass tank holder, new 2014

  • 2-stage filtration system with dedicated drinking spigot, new 2019

  • New Frigoboat Capri 50F, 2020. Updated to be air-cooled and fully welded lines (no leaking coolant!) in 2023

  • Fresh water foot pump at the galley sink, new 2023


  • Johnson 4000GPM bilge pump and switch, new 2019

  • Rule 2000 bilge pump and switch, new 2019

  • Aqualarm, high water bilge alarm, new 2019

  • 2 independent manual bilge pumps

  • (5) Portable fire extinguishers, serviced and recertified 2018

  • Automatic fire extinguisher system in engine room, serviced and recertified 2018

  • 8 man Viking RescuPro life raft, serviced and recertified 2023

  • 1 EPIRB at the chart table, 2018

  • 1 EPIRB with automatic deployment on solar arch, 2018

  • Ocean flare kit, 2022

  • Emergency tiller steering handle

  • Anchor light with SOS strobe on top of the mast

  • Life sling


  • Achilles HB310AL (Hypalon fabric), new 2021 (Excellent condition)

  • Sunbrella Dinghy cover, new 2014

  • Yamaha 2-stroke Enduro 15HP outboard, new 2019 (Excellent condition, last serviced 2024)


12-volt and 110-volt electrical systems and electrical panel with circuit breakers. All high current circuits have been rewired, fused and brought up to ABYC standards.

12V system includes

  • 600ah lithium battery bank, new 2022

  • AGM starter battery in engine room. Isolated so it can’t be drained accidentally, new 2021

  • (2x) Victron DC to DC chargers to charge the house bank, new 2022

  • (2x) LG Neon2 350 watt solar panels (700W total) with Victron Smart MPPTs, new 2018

  • Eclectic Energy D400 wind generator (400w)

120V system includes

  • 7.5 kW Phasor generator (~1400 hours)

  • 2500W inverter (powerful enough to run the water maker)

  • (2x) Hubbel 30-amp, 120V shore power inlets

  • Several shore power cords and adapters, 2014


Great navigation station for a cruising sailboat; the massive chart table is perfect for blog updates and remote work. A RaspberryPi computer acts as a file and media server as well as a complete backup chart plotter with OpenCPN. It is additionally interfaced with the NMEA 2000 network as well as the two Victron BMVs to track and graph all the data of the boat, which can be accessed via its own display or over WIFI. All electronics run over a dedicated Victron DC to DC converter that provides stable 12.4V and eliminates voltage peaks, prolonging the life of the electronics. The AIS features an anchor watch alarm that can be heard and suppressed here as well.

  • Raymarine EV400 autopilot, new 2019

  • Raymarine C127 MFD (multi functional display) at the chart table

  • Raymarine RD418HD 4kW 18” HD Digital Radome

  • Vesper Marine XP-8000 AIS transceiver with Vesper 150 splitter, new 2022

  • VHF antenna (Vesper VA159 dual band for AIS and VHF), new 2021

  • Iridium Go Satellite communications system with external data antenna

  • Raymarine eS78 MFD that act as a full repeater, binnacle mount (cockpit), new 2018

  • Standard Horizon GX6000 Quantum with backup AIS receiver and RAM4 remote mic in the cockpit, new 2023

  • Independant VHF (WM580) with dedicated backup VHF antenna on the solar arch

  • Victron BMV-712 battery monitor, new 2018

  • Victron BMV-712 energy meter for D400 wind generator, new 2018

  • 2500w Magnum Energy Inverter

  • Raymarine ST60+ wind/speed/depth display and sensors (cockpit)

  • RaspberryPi 5 with 10″ display (12V) that acts as an instrument repeater, ship computer and backup chart plotter

  • Victron Orion-TR DC to DC converter for stable 12V for computers and other sensitive electronics, new 2023

  • Starlink dish and WIFI router, new 2023

  • Backup Microtik WIFI router (12V), Booster with Alpha router


  • Mainsail: Mack 9.77oz Challenge Marblehead Dacron with Sunbrella UV sunshield. New 2014, serviced 2019 (Survey in 2023 evaluated as having 75% life left)

  • Genoa: Mack 135%, 8.77oz Challenge Marblehead Dacron with foam luff and sunbrella UV cover. New 2014, serviced 2019 (Survey in 2023 evaluated as having 75% life left)


Great equipment for running short handed.  Lewmar Commander 4 Hydraulic system operates the primary winches, main and headsail furling with push-button operation. Anyone can reef or furl the sails within seconds!

All new standing rigging in 2021. More than a simple re-rig, the mast was stripped bare and everything was replaced, including all fasteners on the mast, all wires, LED anchor light, spreader base plates, all new custom made (316SS certified) tangs on the mast and their connecting rods and all new turnbuckles. All the chainplates (including the forward one) have been replaced and upsized as well. Everything was completely rebuilt and changed.

Standing Rigging

  • Hayn wire rigging with Sta-Loks fittings, new 2021

  • Hayn turnbuckles, new 2021

  • Dyneema inner forestay, new 2021

  • All new clevis pins, 2021

  • Hood aluminum hydraulic Stowaway Mast (new Nitronic 50 rod for the in-mast foil, 2021)

  • Double spreader rig with fixed stainless steel boom vang

  • Hood Seafurl Hydraulic head stay furling (all new bearings on the furler, 2020)

  • Whisker pole on track at the mast with dedicated winch to raise or lower it

  • Lewmar Commander 4. Pump rebuilt in 2014, motor rebuilt in 2020

  • Hydraulic hoses serviced (or changed) in 2019. New fitting on all hoses (2019)

Running Rigging

  • (2) Lewmar 56 CST hydraulic primary winches with covers

  • (2) Lewmar 30 CST secondary winches with covers

  • Lewmar mainsheet traveler control aft of cockpit with new harken cam cleat and new line

  • Aluminum tracks with Lewmar adjustable cars, new sheaves (2019)

  • Most running rigging has been changed, including all new blocks (2019), new genoa sheets, main sheets, outhaul line, whisker pole and traveler lines, etc.


  • Complete re-rig

  • New rudder

  • Copper coat antifouling

  • New lithium batteries

  • New mattresses

  • New anchor chain

  • New plumbing

  • Recertified life raft

  • Starlink installation

  • New watermaker membranes

  • New cove stripe


The boat is full of spare parts! For every major system, we keep at least 2 years worth of consumable spares, such as fuel filters, impellers, and zincs. We also have many spares of water pumps, fans, belts, head rebuild kits, and much more. We have thought long and hard about anything that could break while 1000 miles away from shore, and how to solve it! All spares are inventoried and documented in a spreadsheet that we are happy to share.

DEFICIENCIES (Or soon to be in need of repair):

  • The centerboard needs to be serviced before it is used. We have not sailed with it down, instead using it always in the up position. While hauled out next time, we recommend lowering it and adding bottom paint. This is an optional fix, as the boat sails well upwind and downwind without it.

  • There is damage to the teak veneer on the port bunk in the forward cabin. Essentially, it has peeled away from the forward 1/3rd of the bunk. We have veneer on board to repair this, but we have not had time to tackle the project. 

  • The small radio bluetooth speaker at the chart table and two speakers in the cockpit have not been functional for as long as we’ve owned the boat. 


Disclaimer: 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.