Built 1985 only 3 previous owners, one of which kept the boat for 16 years another 15 years. Only for sale now because of an unexpected change of plans.
New upholstery throughout Sep 19, still in wrappers. New Sprayhood Sep 19. New acrylic in deck hatches Sep 19.
Keel grit blasted from new, 3 coats of epoxy tar resin, four coats of epoxy primer and pre anti fouling barrier coat
Bottom taken back to epoxy coating and barrier coated prior to anti fouling. 2019
Teak deck refurbished 2019.
Hull/Topsides/Cockpit compounded/ Polished 2019
Interior woodwork stripped back and refinished. 2019
All work done to a professional standard.
SHE LOOKS STUNNING.
Complete paper trail back to build, to include.. original Builders Invoice from Moody to 1st owner, showing VAT paid.
VAT exemption certificate from 1993 from H M Customs and Excise, (Boat was kept in the Med for a while)
All subsequent Bills of Sale.
Certificate of Hull Construction.
Engine commissioning and registration certificate.
Boat registration certificates.
I became the owner 18 months ago, bought with the intention of cruising the Med and to live aboard, I now find myself unexpectedly moving to the other side of the world, so these plans have had to be shelved.
Boat is currently lying ashore at Gweek Quay Boatyard nr Falmouth at the top of the beautiful Helford River.
I live 300 miles away so viewings will have to be on specific dates each month as it will be difficult for me to pop up and down!!!
If you are looking for a boat to live aboard ,Born Free will be ideal without breaking the bank.
There is a thriving Liveaboard community here at Gweek at very reasonable cost, I had intended to spend some time here myself.
Why not come and check it out, it may be the best thing you ever do...
Have a look at the many pics, then give me a call or email ,you won’t be disappointed, happy to chat...
|Tax Status:||Tax Paid|
|Location:||Gweek Cornwall UK [ Map ]|
|Vessel type:||Cruising Yacht|
|Registry:||Small Ship Register|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Thornicroft T108|
|Length over all:||11.53m|
|Length at waterline:||9.53m|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Keel type:||Fin Keel|
|Fuel capacity:||45 Gallons|
|Water capacity:||55 Gallons|
The standard engine fitted by Moody was a Thorneycroft T80 35hp diesel with reduction gearbox and is accessible from the aft cabin passageway.
Born Free’s engine is the larger T108 50hp which to my mind is the better engine for such a voluminous hull, which will inevitably be loaded with extra gear and stores as befits the boats intended use.
Instrument panel in port cockpit coaming inc Tachometer, oil pressure and water temp gauges and ammeter.
The shaft is stainless steel through a bronze cutlass bearing with two blade bronze prop.
PSS Shaft Seal.
Halyard Marine Spurs Rope Cutter.
Auto Fire Extinguisher in engine space.
12v lighting giving ample light to work by.
I am not sure how many hours are on this engine, however, the two previous owners were 1st Garage owner/Mechanic 2nd Diesel engineer, so always serviced and well maintained.
These engines have a loyal following by those in the know, they are old technology, easy to work on, spares are readily available and cheap and will run forever if maintained properly.
Starts easily, runs really well. No known issues...
The Moody 37 was designed by Bill Dixon and introduced in 1985. In 1987 the design was modified slightly to add a small sugar scoop on the transom and renamed the 376 which remained in production until 1991.
About 300 of these 37/376 models were built.
She is a substantial Cruising Yacht with accommodation laid out for two couples, although there are up to seven or eight berths if necessary.
The centre cockpit is deep and well protected with all sail controls led aft.
Palatial En Suite aft Cabin is a particularly nice feature on these boats.
A well proven and comfortable design ideal for family cruising or extended periods aboard, well suited to economical blue water cruising of which many have been used successfully.
Comes in at under 12 metres for Marina charges, above 12 metres you will pay considerably more.
Deck and Hull in white GRP to Lloyd’s specification with Lloyd’s hull release note. Style stripes to coachroof.
The deck is in white with integral grained non slip surfaces in grey.
The side decks are in teak, still in good condition.
Moody decks were noted for their quality of fit and thickness of teak used, superior to most builders at the time, for example Westerly Yachts another prolific British builder set their teak onto a ply substrate which allowed the teak to be of a lesser thickness unfortunately over time the ply rotted out necessitating rather large repair bills down the line.
Moody used thicker good quality teak, typically 12mm laid direct to the GRP.
It has stood the test of time well on Born Free, still plenty of life left.
Centre Cockpit...Is T shaped with substantial coamings for protection and safety.
Deep and secure, fitted with x3 safety harness points.
The cockpit seats and sole are fitted in teak, another extra are the varnished teak gratings to the sole which give an expensive feeling to the boat.
A large climb in cockpit locker is fitted to port, double opening hatch with s/s 4 rung ladder to access compartment.
Work Bench with space for vice, shelving under.
Eberspacher heater mounted in here (needs a service)but have replacement heater ready to fit.
Plenty of room for sails and general equipment, large capacity manual bilge pump in here.
2 double tube 12v light fittings giving plenty of light when working at bench or accessing equipment etc.
Spare Danforth Anchor in bracket.
Engine stop control moved from engine panel to locker to keep it out of the weather, easily accessed from wheel.
Calorifier under Cockpit floor.
Equipment fitted in cockpit includes steering pedastle with binnacle guard throttle control.
Hide covered S/S wheel.
3 safety harness clip on points.
Thorneycroft Engine control panel
Varnished folding cockpit table.
Rigel binnacle compass with cover.
Teak double cup holder.
Blue Sprayhood (new Sep19) mounted on top of fixed plexiglass rigid screen.
Matching blue wheel and binnacle cover.
Teak gratings to Cockpit sole.
S/S grab handles around companionway.
Navigation and engine instruments.. Console over companionway with Brooks and Gatehouse, Boat speed,
Wind direction, apparent wind, close hauled monitor.
Mounted on stb’d coaming are Autohelm 6000 connected directly to Quadrant which is situated under aft cabin berth via Autohelm Linear Drive
Clipper log (not working)
Winch handle pocket
4 winch handles.
Forepeak, chain locker contains 180ft of calibrated 8mm chain
Forecabin, two single berths are fitted in a v shape with infill for conversion to a double berth, beneath the berth there is stowage with PVC bags to protect stowed bedding etc.
Cave lockers in teak are fitted to the boats sides with hanging locker to port.
A large ventilated deck hatch is fitted with blind to provide light and emergency access, the forecabin is fitted out in teak with teak and holly sole and step up to berth.
Double 240v sockets , two berth reading lights, heating vent.
Heads seacocks are situated under fwd berths.
Fore Toilet comp is to Stb’d aft of the forecabin semi En Suite and is fully fitted out with Lavac Marine WC, washbasin and shower with electric pump out and varnished shower grating.
Hot& Cold pressurised water system, toilet roll holder, toothmug and toothbrush holder, towel rail, shower curtain in white nylon material.
The compartment is fitted out in easily cleaned Mable type laminate and has an opening deckhatch for light and ventilation.
Twin tube fluorescent 12v light fitting with razor point.
Saloon... Great attention has been given to providing a light spacious and airy saloon.
An L shaped settee is fitted to Stb’d with a single settee berth opposite.The table is fitted centrally around the stainless mast support pillar and opens out to the full width of the saloon providing plenty of dining space for up to 6 possibly 8 at a pinch.
Lockers and shelves are provided to the boats sides and behind the settee backs, underneath the settee’s are the water tanks and additional storage space.
An opening hatch is fitted to provide light and ventilation in addition to the deck mounted ventilators
240v sockets, two 240v fitted table lamps port&stb’d numerous 12v light fittings, heating vent.
The Saloon is fitted out in teak with teak and holly ply to the floor area.
The upholstery has been newly recovered at great expense Sep 19 and has only been taken out of the wrappers for the photo’s, curtains to all windows.
Music system with two shelf mounted cabinet speakers.
Separate car type radio/cd in saloon with fwd bulkhead mounted speakers.
This is a great space and the envy of many bigger boats.
Galley.... The U shaped galley is to port aft of the saloon and immediately adjacent to the companionway, it is fitted out with twin stainless steel sinks one of which has a teak cover.
Hot&cold pressurised water system, hand pumped cold water with in line sanitizer.
A refrigerated large ice box with hinged double cover, compressor located in cupboard beneath (needs re gassing) a second cold box beneath work surface, so plenty of cold storage as befits a liveaboard.
Two burner Plastimo cooker with oven and grill and s/s crash bar.
The cooker has a fold over cover to extend the already generous work surfaces which are of easily cleaned laminate, all in excellent condition, no splits cracks etc.
Plenty of stowage is fitted to the boats sides to include cupboards, shelving, drawers for cutlery etc, extensive stowage for crockery etc behind smoked Perspex sliding doors 6 in total, with attractive 12v display lighting.
Stowage for pans beneath work tops.
Two 12v light fittings, 240v socket, 240v immersion switch, electric water tank gauge.
Navigation Area... Is to Stb’d opposite the galley, the chart table is made of teak in desk form with opening top which allows plenty of space for multiple chart stowage etc, there is additional drawer stowage x3 to the side of the table for additional miscellaneous items.
A chart light is provided on a flexible stalk as well as an overhead 12v light fitting.
Space is provided against the boats sides and on the fwd half bulkhead for bookshelves, navigation instruments .
Also fitted in the Nav area is the custom switch panel with circuit breakers and the battery changeover switch.
Fuel Gauge, Battery state meter, hour meter etc.
Born Free is fitted with an extensive array of Nav gear at chart table as well as in the cockpit
All largly original fit and mostly in working order, all top quality Brooks and Gatehouse and Raytheon etc
Which at the time would have cost a fortune, but now adequate is a phrase that springs to mind.
Now out of date, a new owner would probably want to upgrade to a more modern system.
On this boat a lot of factory extras were ordered over and above the standard fit out, one of which was the dedicated upholstered chart table seat and backrest instead of using the end of the normally fitted .
navigators berth in the passageway .
This makes the passageway berth rather shorter than standard, so now only perhaps a child’s berth.
This mod is well worth the small loss to the berth, the seat is now very secure and comfortable, very pleasing to the eye. Reupholstered Sep19.
One 110 amp house battery located under seat.
Aft Cabin Passageway... is to stb’d behind chart table fitted with single berth, there is stowage under the berth where the engine and further house battery is located both 110amp.
Compartment shelving to the boats side, useful locker at end of berth which contains 30amp Sterling Pro Ultra battery charger, additional switch panel and Solar power regulator.
12v light fitting.
Large removable panel to engine compartment with Perspex sight window.
Aft Cabin... This is the best feature to these boats if you are not familiar with the Moody brand you will be pleasantly pleased and surprised by what has been achieved by the design on what is after all only a 37ft boat.
This is the reason many people choose this boat over other comparable boats, always a winner with the ladies, don’t underestimate this.
Perfect for comfortable live aboard use.
Another extra to this boat is the twin opening transom port lights not normally fitted to the 37 but standard on the 376 makes this a very airy and bright space.
Fore and aft large double berth to port and an L shaped settee to stb’d
A large hanging locker is to stb’d To port is the En Suite toilet compartment .
Dressing table with mirror, cupboards and drawers.
Shelving to port side alongside berth.
Large opening Lewmar deck hatch with blind for light and ventilation.
240v fitted table lamp
Numerous 12v light fittings, berth lights.
240v tube heater fitted to side of berth.
Gas heater fitted to side of dressing table, (not used by me)
TV Aerial socket
Fabric covered buttoned headboard new 2019 to match upholstery, again all new Sep 2019.
Car type radio/CD with deckhead mounted speakers.
Curtains to all windows and port lights.
Oatmeal carpet to sole area.
En Suite toilet compartment... fitted out in marbled easy clean laminate and equipped with a Lavac Marine WC Basin with hot&cold pressurised water system, toilet roll holder, tooth mug and brush holder, towel rail. Mirror, plenty of stowage is provided with seacocks located in locker beneath sink
12v light fittings and razor point.
Varnished teak grating to sole.
Electrical.. A12v Alternator on the engine, charges 3 heavy duty batteries, 2 of which were replaced recently
through a 3 way switch fitted at the chart table.
Navigation lights are bow port and starboard, stern, steaming and deck lights, tricolour/anchor.
Electric both 240v and 12v supplied to all accommodation areas.
Cathodic protection is given from a hull mounted sacrificial anode and 2 shaft anodes.
Deck Fittings.. stem head fitting with double chain roller, pulpit, anodised aluminium toe rails, 8 stanchions and sockets, twin guard rails with opening gates both sides on pelican hooks, pushpit, heavy duty stainless steel davits with tackles, solar panel arch, solar panel (300w) keeps up well with demand, I have never used the fitted Sterling battery charger in my ownership.
Rutland 914 wind generator (not connected) on stainless steel pole with flexible mounts, TV aerial on stainless steel pole, GPS antenna on stainless steel pole.
Stainless steel granny bars at mast, stainless steel chain plates, 4 mooring cleats and fairleads, 2 spring cleats and fairleads.
Main sheet Taveller with jamming cleats.
Two Genoa tracks and sliders blocks and turning blocks.
Hand rails to forward coach roof in teak x 4
Hand rails to aft coachroof in stainless steel x 2.
Ventilators to each cabin.
2 cowl ventilators forward of spray hood.
4 Lewmar deck hatches, acrylic replaced 2019.
Fuel and water fillers.
Draining gas locker with 2 bottles.
Transom ladder stainless steel.
Custom boarding ladder in teak.
Heavy duty S/S davits mounted on stern with lifting tackles.
2.8 metre inflatable with inflatable floor.
2 Lewmar 46 s/t Genoa sheet Winches in chrome. On cockpit coaming
2 Lewmar 40 non s/t sheet Winches in black
2 spinnaker /main sheet 30 s/t Winches in chrome.
2 halyard Winches on mast.
Simpson Lawrence Seawolf electric windlass with warping drum, 180ft galvanised calibrated chain.
Foot switch with breaker at chart table.
Selection of fenders and mooring warps.
Teak outboard stowage bracket on pushpit.
Eberspacher heating system with four outlets. New heater ready to fit.
Twin spreader inmast furling masthead rig. 1x19 stainless steel 10mm and 8mm standing rigging,good condition, not sure of the age of the rigging but believe it to be around 10 years.
Substantial chain plates and deck fittings s/s
Sailsavers to cross tree ends, rigging screw covers.
Firdell Blipper to fore side of mast.
Terylene running rigging. Good.
Hood in mast furling system. Furling winch in Cockpit.
Hood Seafurl Genoa reefing system,
Roller furling Genoa.
Spinnaker/cruising chute inc snuffer. Little used..
All sails good...
Fully described in the body of the text elsewhere in the ad....
Avon 6 person hard pack Liferaft in s/s cradle mounted on aft coachroof with quick release straps.
Needs a service.
Yellow horseshoe on pushpit.
Several fire extinguishers in various locations around the boat, inc auto in engine comp.
Fire blanket by galley.
Auto bilge pump under Saloon floor.
Manual cockpit bilge pump.