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Moody 36 for sale in United Kingdom for £35,000

11 m
3.7 m
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About this Moody 36

Remarks :
"Midnight Mood" is a Moody 36 which is a great yacht offering 7 berths in 3 cabins with a high volume centre cockpit. This yacht is being offered for sale with a good level of equipment including VHF, Echo Sounder, Depth/Speed, Autopilot, GPS, Chartplotter, Radar. The standing rigging was replaced in 2020. This yacht has been owned by the current owner for 41 years. Viewing highly recommended.   
Accommodation :

The Moody 36 offers 7 berths in 3 cabins with twin heads compartments. The Moody 36 has approximately 6ft 2in headroom in the saloon. The forward cabin has a V berth with infill to make a double berth. Aft of the forward cabin and to starboard is a heads compartment with marine toilet, pressurised hot and cold water to shower and sink with mirror.

Aft of the heads is the saloon with L shaped dinette to starboard with saloon table, single settee berth and also a single berth to port. Aft of the saloon is the L shaped galley to starboard with Neptune gas cooker with grill and oven new 2021, sink with hot and cold pressurised fresh water. 60 gallons of cold water plus 5 gallons of hot water is heated by engine or via the immersion heater when plugged into 240 volt mains. There is a 12v Fridge and plenty of storage cupboards. Various crockery and cutlery are included in the purchase price.

Opposite the Galley is the Navigation station with a chart table to port with forward facing table, switch panels, stowage and seat at the top of quarter berth which is located in the walkway to aft cabin.

The aft cabin has a large double berth with plenty of stowage and en-suite heads compartment with marine toilet and basin with hot & cold pressurised water.

The boat is upholstered in blue throughout, has patterned curtains to all windows and deck hatches. The saloon has a blue carpet replaced 2019 with carpets in the sleeping cabins. Full 240V shore power system with sockets, immersion heater and battery charger.

Inventory :
Deck Equipment
  • 1 x Bruce anchors with 100ft chain and warp
  • 1 x Danforth with chain and warp
  • Simpson Lawrence electric anchor windlass
  • Blue Sprayhood – new 2020
  • Blue Sailcover
  • Cockpit dodgers
  • Stainless steel swim ladder
  • 8 x Mooring warps
  • 8 x Fenders
  • Inflatable dinghy - Avon
  • Outboard – Mercury
  • 2 x Cockpit covers
  • 1 x Wheel cover
Navigation Equipment
  • Shipmate VHF radio
  • Echo Sounder + repeater
  • Speed/log
  • Windspeed – Clipper + repeater
  • Compass
  • Autopilot Raymarine ST5000
  • GPS _ Furuno GP32
  • Chartplotter - Yeoman
  • Radar – Kodan
  • Radio/CD Player
  • Navtex
  • Clock & Barometer
  • Navigation lights
  • Masthead Tri-Light LED with Anchor Light
  • Some charts
  • Vulcan 9 new 2020
Safety Equipment
  • 4 x Fire Extinguishers
  • Fire Blanket
  • Wire jackstays
  • Radar reflector
  • 2 x Harness eyes
  • Foghorn
  • First Aid Kit
  • 2 x Lifebuoy
  • 1 x Manual bilge pump
  • 2 x Electric bilge pumps
  • Emergency tiller
  • Lee cloths in the saloon berths and quarter berths

Fin keel with skeg hung rudder to wheel steering.

Owners Comments

Our family have owned and loved Midnight Mood since 1981. I was with my Father in Law. On viewing Midnight Mood in Poole Harbour and sailed with him up until his passing in 2018. Since 2018 we have not been able to use Midnight Mood a great deal, ignoring COVID, and sailing is no longer the same for me and my wife, his daughter, without mt father in law or other members of our sailing team also now no longer with us. So we feel the time is right to move on.


Midnight Mood started to show signs of Osmosis in 2015, we think that scraping off of the anti fouling removed the top skin of the gel coat and hence caused the problem. At the recommendation of Network Yacht Brokers we took Midnight Mood to Swale Marina and between October 2018 to October 2019 she was out of the water and had the full Osmosis treatment of the gel coat being removed and new epoxy coatings being applied along with the keel being shot blasted and epoxy paint

Main Sail Reefing

The main sail can be reefed by raising the sail and then winding down the sail around the boom using the winch handle, so is a boom roller reefing system that does provide a good sail shape and has worked well for us over the years.

The Electrics

We found on Midnight Mood that the addition of many new electrical items that the 2 x 110v batteries were not sufficient and we had to keep running the engine to top up the auxiliary battery. We added a Gel battery which is charged via 2 solar panels on the fore deck. This has worked well over the years and now powers our navigation equipment at the chart table, GPS Navtex, Radar, Chart Plotters Yeoman and Vulcan 9, Radar.

We added a 3 auxiliary battery in the base of the sail locker charged by 2 solar panels of the aft deck. This is used to power the Ray marine auto pilot and the hot / cold pressure water system.

There is also a battery in the bows this is for the bow thruster only and charged via a digital charger connected to the main batteries.

Is there a Shower

We removed the shower option on Midnight Mood, this could be reinstated in the main toilet area. There is a pump in the floor well. Previously there was a circular shower curtain to stand inside and the shower was via a hand held rose pushed onto the taps.

The rigging

All the rigging was replaced by Rigit in November 2020. As a result of my questions at the Southampton boat show on the difficulty I was having with our Profurl head sail reefing system. They came and fitted the new Admiral head sail reefing system and inspected the remaining rigging at the time. This resulted in my changing all the rigging.


The Thornycroft T90 engine has been maintained over its life with the oil changed every year, fan belts replaced as required etc. The gear box was replaced by MMP Dover in 2017.

Skin Fittings

These have been replaced over time as and when they have come into poor condition. All are in working condition.



Built by Moody in 1980 designed by Angus Primrose. White GRP hull and white/grey decks with moulded-in non-slip surfaces. Cast iron deep fin keel. Wheel steering to skeg hung rudder. Anodised aluminium toe rails. Stainless steel stanchions, pulpit and pushpit quarters. Walk through transom gate to bathing platform. Stainless steel folding swimming ladder. Self-draining cockpit. Full osmosis treatment completed October 2019

Mechanical :
Spars & Sails

Masthead Bermudan sloop rig with Deck stepped silver anodised aluminium mast and boom by Proctor, 1980. Stainless steel standing rigging and running rigging all new in 2020. Roller reefing mainsail and furling genoa. Admiral headsail furling system new 2020.


  • 2 x Lewmar 52 primary sheet winches.
  • 1 x Lewmar 7 mainsail furling winch mounted at the base of the mainsheet
  • 2 x Lewmar 8 halyard winches, mast mounted.


  • Furling Mainsail, Jeckells, 2013, condition excellent - White
  • 130% Furling Jeckells, 2013, condition excellent - White
  • Storm Jib, Jeckells 1990, Good - Orange
  • Cruising Chute 1990 Jeckells, Blue/Orange
Mechanical Systems

Located under cockpit. 1980 Thornycroft marine diesel engine. 35hp. Four cylinder. Fresh water cooled. Shaft drive to fixed three bladed propeller. Rope cutter to shaft. Stainless steel fuel tank of some 50 gallons giving a range of 350 nm. Max speed 7 knots, cruising speed 6 knots. Single lever engine controls. The engine was last serviced in January 2021 by the owner. Through tunnel bowthruster. New gearbox 2017.

Electrical Systems

1 x 12 volt battery is for the engine - engine charged

1 x 12 volt battery is for the auxiliary for the lighting  / pumps - engine charged

1 x 12 volt Gel battery for the navigation equipment - solar powered located in the cabin locker

1 x 12 volt battery in sail locker for the water pump and auto pilot located in the sail locker

1 x 12 volt battery in forepeak for the bow thruster - engine charged via a digital charger located in the bow with the thruster.

240 volt shore power connection with ring main, RCD and Salvano meter. 2 x 240 volt inverters 


Engine Horse Power35


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