1996 Moody S31

US$ 48,695
Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Interested in this boat? Tel: 01489 572480
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Bilge Keel

Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Hull Material:
Current Price:
£ 39,950 Tax Paid (US$ 48,695) 
Sale Pending

General Description

This Moody S31 Cruiser has the highly desirable Bilge Keel option & was built in 1996 to full Lloyds Register standards. Fitted with a Volvo 2020 (18hp) engine which was serviced in 2016 & Volvo Sail Drive complete with Stripper Rope Cutter, she has a mast head Bermudan Sloop rig with slab reefing main (new sail in 2013) & furling genoa (2011). She also has six comfortable berths including a large Owners Cabin aft, forward double cabin & convertible saloon, as well as a forward facing chart table, galley & separate heads, all finished in luxury gloss cherry woodwork. On deck, she has a good size cockpit, complete with custom cushions which can all be enclosed by the full cockpit tent, giving valuable extra space when in port. She has good electronics with Raymarine RL70C colour plotter, 2KW Radar, Garmin GPS, ST50 Tridata, Tacktick wind instrument, Raytheon St2000 Tiller Pilot & VHF. She is in good overall condition & is currently lying ashore in Southampton.

Main Specifications

Stock Number :               ABS 1337

Year of Build :                 1996

LOA :                                 9.45 m (30’8”)

LWL :                                 8.08 m (26’3”)

Beam :                   3.30 m (10’9”)

Draft :                               1.25 m (3’9”)

Displacement :                 4650 kgs

Ballast :                             1655 kgs

Keel Type :                       Twin Keel ( Bilge Keel )

Engine :                            1 x Volvo MD2020 ( 18 HP )

Fuel Tank :                       110 Ltrs

Water Tank :                   110 Ltrs

No of Berths :                 6

VHF :                                 Swiftech VHF

Radar / Plotter :               Raymarine RL70C & Garmin GPS 128

Tridata :                           Autohelm ST50

Auto Pilot :                       Raytheon ST 2000

Other :                               Raymarine Wind Instrument & Standard Horizon Chart Plotter


Main Features



3 cabins providing 6 berths


Headroom 6' plus under cockpit hatch


Aft berth 6' x 6' and includes custom-made foam cushions and memory foam topper


Curtains and roller blinds


Gloss Cherry veneer interior fittings


Half-size chart table


Folding saloon table (with bottle stowage)


3x hanging lockers


Wet locker


Heads with Jabsco hand pumped toilet


Shower, wash basin and shaver socket


Gimballed stove with oven and 2 burners


Laminated work surfaces in galley


Top loading Isotherm fridge


Deep galley sink with H&C water


Pressurised hot & cold water system


Hot Water Immersion heater (from shore supply) and calorifier ( from Engine )



Mast head Bermudan sloop rig


Selden aluminium spars


Aluminium Standing Rigging ( last replaced in 2006 )


Slab reefing (3 slabs) with lazyjacks and sail cover system


Single line reefing system, lines led back to cockpit


Mainsheet traveller on coach roof


Selden Furlex furling headsail


Mainsail – New in 2013


Furling genoa (2011), by Flew Sails


Cruising chute with snuffer, by Flew Sails, very lightly used (2004)



Volvo Penta MD2020 18hp diesel engine, last serviced Feb 2016


Fresh water cooling system


Volvo Saildrive


DarglowFeatherstream - three bladed feathering prop


Rope cutter - Stripper propeller protector (Ambassador Marine)


Raymarine RL70C Colour Plotter

Raymarine 2Kw Radar

Garmin GPS 128

Standard Horizon CP180i Chart Plotter ( Companionway Mounted )

Swiftech VHF radio

Raytheon ST2000 tiller pilot

Autohelm ST50 Tridata (log, speed and depth)

Raymarine MN100-2 wind instrument

Sunto bulkhead magnetic compass in cockpit

Barometer and clock


Moulded non-slip GRP decking

25lb Highblade plough-type anchor in bow roller plus 30m chain

Simpson and Lawrence Anchorman manual windlass

Fortress kedge anchor with chain and warp available by separate negotiation

2 x Lewmar 30ST genoa sheet winches

2 x Lewmar 8 halyard winches

2 x Lewmar 6 furling sheet and cruising chute winches

Stainless steel pushpit and pulpit

Stainless steel boarding ladder

Large cockpit locker

Warps and fenders


Spray hood

Dodgers ( Named )

Cockpit tent with removable side and rear panels and support arch

Cockpit cushions

Sail cover - zipped, part of the lazyjacks system

Winter Full Deck Cover


Inflatable danbuoy and lifebuoy

Echomax radar reflector


Fire blanket

Manual bilge pump, operated from cockpit

2 x life line eyes in cockpit

3 preventative coats of Epoxy applied 2005

Antifouled & Anodes Replaced in February 2016


Brokers Comments

 This Moody S31 is the Bilge Keel version of this very popular model. Built in 1996 to the Bill Dixon design and finished to full Lloyds register standards, this Moody S31 is everything you would expect from this great yard. Finished with luxury cruising in mind, this 31 foot boat packs a huge amount of space & accommodation into her modest size. She has 6 berths, including a large owners aft cabin, a comfortable saloon, forward facing chart table, galley with oven, fridge & sink & a generous heads. Her below decks accommodation is complimented on deck by her good size cockpit that has custom made cushions and a full enclosure giving valuable extra space when in port when the weather is not so good. Having had a new mainsail in 2013 & a New Furling Genoa in 2011, both of which are in good serviceable condition her sail wardrobe has been updated and she is powered by a Volvo MD2020, 18hp diesel engine which was serviced in 2016 & complimented with a 3 bladed folding prop & rope cutter. She has a good set of electronics with Raymarine RL70C Colour plotter, 2Kw radar, Garmin GPS, Autohelm Tridata, Ratheon Auto tiller, Tacktick wind & electronic compass & VHF radio, all of which go to make this Moody S31 a great cruising boat. Chatterbox, is in our opinion, in good condition and whether you are looking to do family cruising along the UK Coast or journeying further afield, this great boat has a lot to offer her new owners.

She is currently lying Southampton & is available for viewings through Aspire Boat Sales.

To arrange a viewing or for more information on this great boat

Call : 01489 572480    

Or email us at : sales@aspireboatsales.com

Please contact Mark Matthews at 01489 572480

Interested in this boat? Tel: 01489 572480

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