First Moody Classic for New Zealand

Love at first sight…

Moody 41 Classic “Stella” was the perfect choice for an Auckland sailor choosing his last boat.

In the new owner’s words

“It was love at first sight! Those lines are just incredible!”

And he was thrilled to find that the Classic does not just look great… it sails superbly.

This couple want to be able to sail together 2-up for a few more years yet. So an easy-to-handle boat was a must. The self-tacking head sail was therefore perfect!

The owner is amazed at the performance of todays furling mains

“A nice surprise has been the quality of the furling mainsail. I was expecting to have to compromise performance for easy handling but I’m pleased to say that’s not the case!”

In addition to the standard self tacking head sail “Stella” features a second furling headsail which is slightly larger for lighter conditions. Furling one in and popping the other out makes for a very easy sail change.

Stella will be kept at Westhaven and her owners will start with some summer cruising locally before more making some more extensive trips.

Boating New Zealand Review

Boating New Zealand have allowed us to use this 2 page opening double spread to whet your appetite for the full review…

“Moody’s new Classic 41AC stands out from the parade of sleek, quasi-racer production cruisers emerging from European builders.

Her styling oozes nostalgia – but don’t be fooled. The Moody 41AC is a thoroughly modern lady. She represents one of two, new styles to have emerged since Hanse bought the Moody range, then down on its luck, in 2007.

The former British marque is now built at the same Greifswald, Germany facility as Hanse and Dehler yachts.

So far, Hanse has produced two new Moody styles – the Moody Deck Saloon (DS) and the Aft Cockpit (AC) Classic. The latter has two models: the 41 – eg

Stella reviewed here – and the 45. Two DS45s are already in New Zealand.”

See a preview of the article here

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