In our quest to find the 'perfect' bpat for us, I stumbled upon the Moody 471, of which several are currently offered for sale
Reading up a little on them, they appear to be well-reputed vessels with good construction and design, a sea-kindly hull
and made for sailing rather than hanging about in the marina, with good masts/rig, winches etc.
47 ft with a displacement
of 12,5 ton and 5 ton ballast, it is a wide boat with a beam of 4,4mtr. The only drawback I hear about is that the rig could have beena little taller to get the potential out of the hull
, perhaps not the fasted boat in the fleet.
Another drawback to most would be the teak
decks. One of the offered boats had them removed, but deep inside I love the look of them and time would have to tell if I can live with the maintenance
. There'd also is a big scare there: Were these decks glued on or screwed on? The prospect of a kazillions screws and balsa deck-coring may not be pretty.
Any opinions and advice welcome!