Moody Yacht Design and Build Traditional Skills

Moody boats embody 200 years of tradition with innovative yacht design and build. Let’s talk about tradition… John Moody fell in love with boats as a young child. He built boats in the courtyard of a house in Swanwick in the UK.

When John Moody passed away in 1880, he left his business to his son Alexander who continued to build dinghies and fishing boats. In 1934 John’s grandson Alexander Herbert decided to build yachts. Before laying down the first keel, Alexander Herbert Moody wrote that Moody Yachts were to be of only the highest quality materials and workmanship.

His rule still applies to Moody yachts today.

Moody yachts continue to be island built in a stand alone factory.

This means that one team work on each yacht from start to finish.

In this way skilled workers take control of the project and have great pride in the quality of the finished yacht.

The Hanse Group have shared their cutting-edge technology and buying power with Moody Yachts since 2007.

So, for example, a 5-axis milling machine is used in the production of the Moody 45.

This means the process is now almost entirely automatic and accurate to the millimetre… and of course significantly faster than before.

Great Design by Top Yacht Designers

Hanse have also introduced the standard use of epoxy based vinylester resin and their individual cabin system.

You can be sure that the combination of traditional skills and experience with progressive and innovative yacht design and technology is a powerful one.

And of course you can’t build great yachts without great design. Bill Dixon and Watervision are top yacht designers.

Bill Dixon has been designing Moodys since 1981. He uses his great store of tradition and experience but also pays close attention to modern advances in technology and production processes.

Birgit Schnasse and Design Unlimited

Birgit Schnasse and Design Unlimited are responsible for the fabulous Moody yacht interiors. They push yacht interior design to another level combining traditional styling and attention to detail with today’s advanced technology.

You’ll find Moody interiors are well thought out, luxurious and comfortable. Visco matresses which mould to the contours of your body are standard on all Moodys.

So what does all this mean for you, the Moody owner?

You get lots of things.

You get safety and seaworthiness from a strong, powerful well-designed yacht. You get great sailing performance. You get a comfortable and luxurious living space. In short you get a timeless, elegant yacht which will bring you pleasure for years to come.

Curious to know more about the Moody design?… Moody boats are designed from day one with a self-tacking headsail.

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