We own a 1995 Moody 44 and are quite happy with her. She performs beautifully, is exceptionally well constructed, comfortable, and fast! I have no idea why another visitor here said the boat is slow. Our experience is that she performs to expectations. If you have any familiarity with PHRF ratings, then you will easily recognize that with her PHRF of 106 this is quite a fast boat. Sailed properly she is a 7-8 knot
The Kemp in-mast roller-furling is wonderful and once familiar with it works flawlessly. Under spinnaker
this boat flies! Her tankage is more than adequate. The Volvo
consumes about .9GPH at about 6 knots.
FYI, I am a Certified Professional Yacht Broker (Yacht Broker's Assoc. of America) and KNOW boats. I have a very large amount of experience with yachts and with that can critique most vessels. Our M-44 is the finest boat I have ever sailed, and she is recognized everywhere we go as being the boat many folks wanted but just could't fit into their budget
. We keep our boat "yacht-like" - always polished, shined, well varnished, and a beauty to behold. They're considered "luxury boats" and do command a high price
. It's not a Catalina
, or Jeanneau
. It is MUCH more!
Our boat is currently for sale
and can be found on the Moody Owners Association website. If you desire a boat which will make others envious, the Moody is for you.