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VGC with Extensive Upgrades

  • Year: 1996
  • Current Price: £ 39,950 Tax Paid
  • Located in Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Single diesel
  • YW# 78476-3734706

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This Moody S31 Fin Keel Cruiser is probably one of the best available. It is presented in great condition & has had an extensive number of upgrades & improvements in recent years. These include new sails & sprayhood in 2020 & new standing rigging, batteries, electric windlass, anchor & chain in 2019. During 2017/18 she a new sail drive unit & new keel bolts & a few years prior, all her electronics were replaced or overhauled with new plotter, radar & AIS fitted. With six berths including large owners aft cabin & forward double cabin, Chart Table & separate heads down below along with a good size cockpit & spacious decks, this Bill Dixon designed Moody is built for luxurious, comfortable cruising. This particular S31 has a very high spec including Volvo 2020 (19hp) engine, Eberspacher heating & Raymarine Electronics. This Moody S31 has clearly been well maintained is presented in very good condition & comes with a very comprehensive service & maintenance history. She is currently lying Southampton & is available for viewings through Aspire Boat Sales.

Main Specifications

Stock Number : ABS 2094


Year of Build : 1996


LOA : 9.45 m (31’0”)


LWL : 8.08 m (26’6”)


Beam : 3.30 m (10’10”)


Draft : 1.68 m (5’6”)


Displacement : 4634 kgs


Ballast : 1475 kgs


Keel Type : Fin Keel


Engine :1 x Volvo MD2020 ( 19 HP )


Fuel Tank : 91 Ltrs


Water Tank : 182Ltrs


No of Berths : 6


VHF : Simrad RD68 DSC VHF


Plotter : Raymarine e95 Touch Screen Plotter ( New 2012 )


Radar : Raymarine RD418D Digital Radar Head ( New 2012 )


AIS :    Raymarine AIS 650 Class B Transceiver ( New 2012 )


Auto Tiller : Raymarine Tiller Pilot ST2000 ( Serviced 2013 )


Main Features





Two single berths can be converted into a double using insert.


Generous stowage under berths in moulded storage bins. Stowage shelves over berths. Two hanging lockers. Opening deck hatch.






 Settee berths port and starboard. Drop leaf saloon table incorporating bottle stowage. Water tanks under both settees. Stowage space behind settee backrests. Opening deck hatch. Dorado type vents. Opening and fixed windows. Stereo/media system.






Galley to port. Wipe clean laminate worktops. Pressurised water supply with hot and cold water (no immersion heater but could be fitted). Gimballed two-burner gas cooker with oven and grill. Thermoelectric (Peltier effect) fridge. Lockers and drawer for crockery, cutlery etc.






Chart Table and storage locker. Main electrics control panel. Electronic Navigation equipment (see below).






Large double berth. Upholstered seat. Hanging locker. Under and over berth stowage. Opening hatch to cockpit. Access hatch to stern gear and stowage area.


Navigation Equipment


Raymarine e95 Touch Screen Colour Plotter – at Nav Station - New 2012


3 x Raymarine i70 Instruments – On Bridge - New 2012


Raymarine RD418D Digital Radar Head – New 2012


Raymarine AIS 650 Class B Transceiver – New 2012


Autohelm ST 2000 Tiller Pilot Integrated into new electronics


Autohelm ST50+ GPS display – At Nav Station


All electronics Overhauled October 2016


Simrad RD68 DSC VHF Radio


Full Navigation Lights


Radar Reflector



Volvo MD2020 19hp diesel engine with Fresh Water Cooling ( Serviced Febn 2020 ) – New Exhaust Elbow 2019


Volvo Sail drive ( New Unit 2017 )


Throttle Lever & Cables mounted in Cockpit – All New 2020


2 bladed fixed propeller


Comprehensive Service History



3 x Batteries ( 1 x 105 Starter (new 2019) & 2 x 110 Leisure (new 2020)

Alternator/240v charging system

Integral Battery charger

Shore power with cable

Eberspacher Cabin Heating (serviced Nov 2019 )

Socket for Solar Panel / USB Charger

Victron Multi Function Battery Monitor



Sloop rig

Kemp Alloy Spars

S/S Standing Rigging – New 2019

Single line mainsail reefing with lazy jacks

Dolphin Sails Furling Genoa – New 2020

Dolphin Sails Fully Battened Main with Rutgerson Car Slide System – New 2020

Cruising Chute ( 1998 ) with Snuffer ( 2011 )

No 1 Jib - Hood (1997) – Very lightly used

Kemp Packaway mainsail Cover


Winches - 2 x 30 Lewmar S/T Genoa, 2 x 30 Lewmar Spinnaker & 2 x 8 Lewmar Halyards etc

Winch Covers

Lines led aft to cockpit

S/S Pulpit Pushpit & Guardrails

Forward, Centre & Aft Mooring Cleats

Opening Transom Gate giving access to Swim Platform with Boarding Ladder

Rocna Anchor with chain – New 2019

Electric Anchor Windlass – New 2019

Spray Hood with Grab Rails – New 2020

Dodgers with Boat Name

Boat Hook

Outboard Bracket

Flexi Teak Synthetic Teak Cockpit

Fenders & Warps



MOODY S31 – Launched in 1996

Designed by Bill Dixon, built by Marine Projects, Plymouth UK.

GRP hull, deck & superstructure

Fin keel

Tiller steering



Brokers Comments

This Moody S31 is in very good condition and has clearly been well maintained and loved by her Owners. With a truly surprising amount of space for a boat of her size, this S31 has a generous Owners cabin aft, another double cabin forward and the saloon provides an extra 2 berths. In addition she has a good sized galley with fridge, oven & hob, Chart Table & two sofas with drop leaf table between. Her saloon is finished in solid cherry woodwork with accents of gloss cherry to give a feeling of comfort & luxury throughout. On deck, she has a good size cockpit with all lines led aft to the cockpit to enable short handed sailing. This particular Moody S31 has a very high specification with many recent upgrades & improvements including new sails, new standing rigging, new electric windlass & a complete new sail drive unit & new keel bolts in 2017. Furthermore, in 2012 she had new plotter, radar, digital instruments & AIS fitted. She is powered by a Volvo MD2020, 19 HP diesel engine with sail drive seal replaced in 2016. This wonderful cruising yacht is a great example of the Moody S31 marque and is a real credit to her current owner. She also comes with an extensive documented service & maintenance history which is an asset to her new Owner as well as full Ownership & Title Documentation.


The Moody S31 has all the space, styling & grace expected of this great Marque. Having been very well maintained & frequently updated, this boat certainly belies its age and feels & looks contemporary. In our opinion, this is probably one of the best examples of this much saught after Cruiser and is a must for viewing. She is currently lying Southampton. & 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 :

Please contact Mark Matthews at 01489 572480

Contact Aspire Boat Sales Ltd.

Unit 15, Universal Marina
Crableck Lane
Sarisbury Green, Southampton United Kingdom
Tel 01489 572480
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