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1987 Moody 346

Jupiter, Florida, United States
$37,000 USD
Condition: Excellent

1987 Moody 346. Sought after twin keel 3’9” draft - anchor in shallow water with the cats at a fraction of the cost. A go-anywhere vessel, she has a Lloyd’s Hull Construction Certificate, with the strength and robust design to lend confidence offshore - this example traveled from England to the USA via Brazil, then cruised extensively in the Bahamas, Belize and Mexico.

The center cockpit layout allows a generous owner’s cabin aft (accessible via corridor from galley) with bed widened by previous owner. Good double forward and large salon.

Our family of 4 have spent the past year living aboard, cruising the East Coast of the USA, from Florida to North Carolina then 3 months in the Bahamas - we have just this week crossed back to Florida. The previous owner sold to us after cruising the Bahamas in 2019; Pura Vida is ideal for cruising the shallow waters of Florida and the Bahamas and is well equipped for busy families that want to experience off-grid living. She has a water maker, solar power, good house battery capacity, inverter, and cellular booster. These upgrades have allowed our kids (9 and 11) to home school while my wife and I worked online from remote areas.

All electrical, mechanical and sailing systems on the boat are in good order and she is ready to continue cruising.

Equipment: - Engine - Thornycroft T80 35 HP engine with 3500 hours - Electric windlass for anchor - Dingy davits - Raymarine 4000 autohelm - Rocna 15 on 100 3/8 chain on the bow - 35# CQR on 200 rode and 15 chain in locker as storm anchor - Garmin 440 GPS chart plotter with charts loaded for US and Bahamas - 2 x electronic depth sounders - Spare GPS plotter - Bluetooth stereo in salon - Raymarine wireless wind direction and speed instrument - 2 x VHF radios - Interior LED lighting - Sails - one main in good condition, one working furling Genoa fitted and in good condition, one spare main, one spare genoa -Wired for 120v with water heater and fridge. - 3 house batteries - Mobile internet WIFI hotspots for US and Bahamas (Alcatel and Jetpack) - Saltwater pressure anchor wash - 60 gallons diesel tank (plus 20 gallons in jerry cans). - 45 gallons fresh water (plus jerry cans and water maker) - Hot/cold shower and sink faucets - Manual foot pumps for faucets - Pots, pans, plates, cutlery, cups. - Manual Jabsco head and holding tank. - Collapsible canvas spray dodger - Bimini - Lazy jacks - numerous jerry cans - Life jackets - Fire extinguishers - Bilge pumps (2 electric, 2 manual) - Off shore harnesses - spot light - Fishing rods (x2) - Numerous tools, spare nuts/bolts/screws/hose/electrical spares - Fuel additives and lubricants

Recent Upgrades and Equipment on Pura Vida: - Engine crank battery 2021 - Walker Bay 10-foot rigid bottom inflatable (10 year warranty) 2020 - 750 Watt inverter 2021 - AIS receiver with Bluetooth connectivity 2021 - Katadyn 40e Power Survivor water maker - Weboost cellular signal booster 2021 - Magma Kettle stainless steel grill 2020 - LED cabin lighting 2019 - Tohatsu 6 hp 4 stroke outboard 2017 (plus spare prop and carburetor) - Calorifier (water Heater) 2014 - Survival Liferaft 2013 Raymarine Autopilot 2015 - Wireless wind indicator 2014 - Two rigid Solar Panels with controller (300 Watts) - All standing rigging replaced 2014 - Roller reefing replaced 2014 - Lifelines replaced 2014 - Windows renewed 2012 - Mast head lights replaced 2014 - VHF antenna replaced. 2014 - Raw water pump replaced 2015 - Engine circulating water pump replaced 2015 - Glow plugs and circuit 2013 - Force10 Stove with oven 2015 - Boat hooks - Garmin 400 GPS with depth finder - 2 X aluminium propane bottles - Speed seal raw water impellor upgrade - New spare starter motor - New spare engine exhaust elbow - New spare alternator - New spare electric diesel pump

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Bill Dixon
Moody Yachts (A. H. Moody & Sons)
# Built


Length Overall
34 6 / 10.5 m
Waterline Length
27 11 / 8.5 m
10 11 / 3.4 m
2 11 / 0.9 m
11,200 lb / 5,080 kg
4,500 lb / 2,041 kg

Rig and Sails

Reported Sail Area
518′² / 48.1 m²
Total Sail Area
518′² / 48.1 m²
Sail Area
234′² / 21.7 m²
35 11 / 11 m
12 11 / 4 m
Air Draft
Sail Area
284′² / 26.4 m²
41 6 / 12.7 m
13 8 / 4.2 m
Forestay Length
43 8 / 13.3 m

Auxilary Power

Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
40 gal / 151 l
Engine Hours


Water Capacity
48 gal / 182 l
Holding Tank Capacity


Hull Speed
8.1 kn
Classic: 7.08 kn

Hull Speed

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.


Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

A more accurate formula devised by Dave Gerr in The Propeller Handbook replaces the Speed/Length ratio constant of 1.34 with a calculation based on the Displacement/Length ratio.

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio.311
Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

8.05 knots
Classic formula: 7.08 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
16-20: good performance

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.


SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64)2/3

  • SA: Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D: Displacement in pounds.
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance
>40: stiffer, more powerful

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.


Ballast / Displacement * 100

<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
200-275: moderate

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.


D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
<100: ultralight
100-200: light
200-300: moderate
300-400: heavy
>400: very heavy
Comfort Ratio
20-30: coastal cruiser

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.


Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam1.33)

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
<20: lightweight racing boat
20-30: coastal cruiser
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat
40-50: heavy bluewater boat
>50: extremely heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
>2.0: better suited for coastal cruising

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.


CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
<2: better suited for ocean passages
>2: better suited for coastal cruising


Bilge Keel version (draft: 3.75).
Thornycroft T80, T90 35hp or Volvo 2003 28hp diesel



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