Originally Posted by nmit5903
Built 1980 in Melbourne. 16 built in Oz at the Myer Laskey yard. Apparently cost $1m to build back then - sold for $800k. I think they are a bargain sub $200k so long as they have been kept up together.
Not sure where the doghouse ones were built - Sunchaser has a full saloon
Buizen still fetching more but maybe in another 20 years they will be down with the Carbineers.
Also built in Europe
Have a look at the article on "Ketchup" in Afloat magazine - available free online - sorry dont have link readily available.
The Moody Caribineers and other Laurent Giles designed Moodys like the Moody 52, Moody Grenadier, Culverneer, etc., were the premier "gentleman's" sailing yachts of that era, and are absolutely gorgeous. They cost a fortune in their day and very often have been maintained in top condition by their "gentlemen" owners. They command remarkably high prices today and in my opinion are worth every penny.
Just keep in mind that they were not designed with sailing performance in mind (this was before Bill Dixon took over). They are closer to motor
sailers, mostly ketch
rigged, and some even have twin engines. They have the raised saloons later popularized by Oyster
, and some have proper pilot houses. The interiors are really elegant and they are built like brick outhouses.
Lovely boats. In some ways, they are the English
Hinckleys, except that they are less retro, less sailing oriented, and with much better interiors. But the target audience and build standard was very much the same.