“Moody Blues” is a very special Morgan/Catalina 50. She is like a five-star hotel. She is the perfect boat for a couple who like privacy—company once in awhile—and enough space to not feel crammed up. Moody Blues’ three cabin layout, (not the four or five cabin version—big difference) gives plenty of room to move about unencumbered. The aft-cabin, with its own sink and commode is great for, kids, a crew member if needed and visitors. But it is also an ideal large location for extra storage.
The small third cabin (ideal for kids or small people) is off the nav station in the main saloon. It has two bunk beds and a table that folds down to make a desk. It’s a wonderful area for an office, and it too has great storage.
The captain’s quarters are a dream come true running from the stepped mast all the way forward to the bow. The queen size bed is comfortable placed on the port side, then there is a walkway leading further forward into the head where there is one sink and a bathtub where one can bathe or sit while taking a shower safely at anchor or underway. It too is on the portside of Moody Blues. Past the sink and shower is another door that leads into the wonderfully private commode. This bow area too has lots of storage cabinets for linens and towels.
The combination Splendide 1.92 cu.ft. washer/dryer located in the captain’s quarters is a real gem. It is so handy to have a watermaker (24 gal/hour Aquagen.) that lets one conveniently wash clothes on board. In warmer latitudes the dryer isn’t needed for the spacious, lengthy cockpit with its bimini does the trick, as well as creating an ideal outdoor area for R & R and/or good protection when underway in rough seas. The hard dodger, bimini, and side curtains keep water out and crew in and dry.
Moody Blues’ galley would suit a gourmet chef with her Princess Seaward three burner propane stove with oven & gimbals, her Princess Classic 110 AC microwave, her huge SeaFrost frig/freezer that is built in with engine, 12V or shorepower capability, one can really stock up for long passages or a planned cruise to a remote area. Corian countertops surround the galley making for easy clean-up, and the large double stainless steel sink has convenient pressurized hot and cold water. Again, there is an abundance of cabinetry and drawers. A stainless steel safety railing was added between the galley and the companionway. It is ideal for a fruit and odds and ends hammock as well as a drying rack.
There are fans throughout Moody Blues, and numerous hatches that can be left open and covered with the mosquito nets so one can get a good nights sleep.
Moody Blues has had three owners. The present owners went on a “seabatical” and took a few years sailing her down the Pacific coast from the NW corner of Washington State, through the Panama canal, across the Caribbean, gunkholing through the leeward and windward islands to Grenada. “We have no plan and we’re sticking to it,” Moody Blues’ owner vowed, and that’s what they did. Now it’s time to regroup, and unfortunately that means selling this dream boat, Moody Blues.
“You will never get ‘cabin fever’ in Moody Blues,” the first mate promises.
Moody Blues is certainly well appointed with her tall rig. Be sure to read the specs and details to see how well equipped she is, and she has too many spare parts to list, one just has to see for themselves. Bon Voyage!