1986 Moody 58 Custom Sloop

US$ 156,020
Near Split, Croatia
Interested in this boat? Tel: +44 (0)23 8115 7013
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Year:
1986
Length:
58'
Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Near Split, Croatia
Hull Material:
Fiberglass
YW#:
63429-2920403
Current Price:
EUR  145,000 (US$ 156,020) 

Price reduced August 2016

This, one owner from new, Moody 58 Custom Sloop 'Ardent Spirit' was designed by Bill Dixon and built in 1986 by A.H. Moody & Sons at their yard in Bursledon, England as the first of a series. Four were built.

Under the name 'Kindred Spirit' she was sailed across the Atlantic for the Annapolis and Ft. Lauderdale Boat Shows in the fall of 1986. She was then sailed back to England for the 1987 London Boat Show and received excellent reviews in yachting magazines on both sides of the Atlantic.

She was purchased from Moody by Dr. and Mrs Beiser in January 1988 who renamed her 'Ardent Spirit' and a few years later had her hull color changed from white to black.

A great many modifications were carried out at Moody's yard -- for instance, electric winches, Maxprop feathering propeller, watermaker, radar, SSB radiotelephone, and a new mainsail with full-length battens and lazy jacks were all added, the lifelines and pulpits were raised, the bow fitting was rebuilt to take a larger anchor and the refrigeration system was improved.

Later additions include a better generator and watermaker, supplementary AC refrigeration compressor, electric jib furler and manual forestaysail furler, new opening portlights at the forward end of the saloon, a lazy bag for the mainsail, and a large fiberglass-bottom inflatable dinghy that stows in chocks on the foredeck and is raised and lowered with an electric winch.

More recently new North Sails, electric toilets and a bow thruster were installed.

'Ardent Spirit' has never raced or chartered, normally cruised by owners alone.

Brokers Comments

Unlike most modern yachts which are designed for boat shows rather than sailing, ARDENT SPIRIT has a build standard, specification and sea keeping qualities which make her better than more recent boats.

Having previously owned 6 boats before purchasing ARDENT SPIRIT which they have now owned for 27 years Dr. Beiser (a renowned marine author and journalist) and Mrs Beiser finally found the perfect yacht and with their extensive knowledge and ability have maintained her to the highest standards.




Adrian Nicolle has been a Professional Yacht Broker for many years, Adrian Nicolle founded Nicolle Associates in 2001. His background is from a customer focused and service led industry and has a broad range of management skills having grown companies from start up to London stock exchange listed businesses with over 200 employees. An experienced sailor (200gt Commercially endorsed Master of Yachts) having extensively raced sailing yachts internationally and cruised motor yachts in many areas including the canal system through the length of France, he has served on the executive board of the Royal Southern Yacht Club as Chairman of Sailing and at Cowes Week as Chief Race Officer. While handling most types of yacht sales, Adrian specializes in large sail and motor yachts; he has the marketing and conveyance knowledge, experience, expertise and integrity to represent your needs before, during and long after your purchase.

Contact Adrian Nicolle by email using the link below, or at DDI +44 (0)23 8115 7013, M +44 (0)77 6883 4664 for more details.

Please contact Adrian Nicolle at +44 (0)23 8115 7013

Interested in this boat? Tel: +44 (0)23 8115 7013

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