Mark Cameron Yachts

Moody S31


Bilge keel version of this popular Moody design



Lying: Argyll, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelMoody S31
DesignerBill Dixon
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
LyingArgyll, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionGRP hull with bolt-on bilge keels
Keel TypeBilge Keel


EngineVolvo Penta MD2020 marine diesel engine. 19hp 3 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled. Mechanical reversing gearbox. Single lever morse control.
Fuel Capacity90l


Drinking Water Capacity180l


The Bill Dixon Moody S31 was an evolution of the earlier Moody Mk I & II’s. With her increased waterline length and greater beam the design was Moody’s version of the popular French cruisers of a similar size. Below decks she offers much larger volume of accommodation than the earlier designs while being a quicker performer under sail.
A bilge keel version of the Moody S31 JEANIUS is reluctantly offered for sale due to ill health. She is offered with a comprehensive inventory including highlights such as:

Bilge keel configuration

Original gelcoat finish to topsides and decks
Cockpit teak decking panels replaced in solid teak planking
Volvo Penta MD2020 marine diesel engine.
Raymarine ST4000+ autopilot
Autohelm ST50 navigation instrumentation
Raymarine Pathfinder series radar
Simrad Chartplotter
Icom VHF
Plastimo Neptune 2500 gas cooker (2006)
Heads sanitory hoses replaced 2021
Mainsail, Genoa (2007), Working Jib, Cruising Chute (2007) and Storm Jib
Sprayhood, Cockpit tent and Cockpit winter cover (2006)
Fitted cockpit cushions (2006)

Lying ashore the Moody S31 JEANIUS is available for viewing at Craobh Marina by prior appointment.


Hull Construction:

Single piece GRP moulded hull.
Plywood structural bulkheads internally glassed to hull.
Bolted on external iron ballast keel.
Hull finished externally with white isophalic gelcoat.
Hull finished below the waterline in navy International Paints Micron antifouling.
Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Single piece GRP moulding with integrated cockpit and transom.
Sandwich construction moulding with balsa core and plywood stiffening pads in way of deck fittings.
Deck finished in isophalic gelcoat with moulded non-slip textured panels on side decks and coachroof.
Laid teak panels to finish cockpit sole, replaced with solid teak previously
Teak cockpit sole grating
Bilge keel configuration
2x cast iron ballast keels
Semi balance spade rudder
Partial skeg supported.



Volvo Penta MD2020 marine diesel engine.
3 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled.
Mechanical reversing gearbox.
Single lever morse control.
Maintenance & Performance:
Engine last serviced autumn 2021
Sail drive diaphragm last replaced 2017
Cruising speed under engine 6kts
Propulsion & Steering:
Stainless steel prop shaft
Volvo type dripless sterngland
Two blade bronze folding propellor
Laminated hardwood tiller
Tiller extension
Raymarine ST4000+ control head
Raymarine tiller drive unit


Voltage systems:

12VDC onboard power system
230VAC shore power system
Shore Power:
Single 16 amp connection
RCD protected system
Reverse polarity indicator
Ring main, battery charger, water tank heater
Battery Banks:
Domestic Battery Bank – 3x 12VDC, 70Ah, lead acid
Engine Battery Bank – 1x 12VDC, 60Ah, lead acid
Single engine mounted alternator
Battery Charger:
230VAC – 12VDC
Battery Monitoring:
Voltmeter on switch panel
12VDC charging sockets at chart table


Fresh Water:

Full pressurised hot and cold water system.
Faucets in galley and heads.
Heads faucet extending to serve as showerhead also.
Hand pumped, filtered drink water faucet in galley.
Hot water provided via calorifier heated by engine cooling water or immersion heater.
Bilge Pumps:
Manual Bilge Pump
Electric Bilge Pump – Whale Gulper 220



Single diesel tank
Stainless steel construction.
Approximate capacity 90ltrs
Fresh Water:
Twin fresh water tank.
Stainless steel construction.
Approximate capacity 180ltr
Tank Monitoring:
Analogue gauges at chart table for fuel and water


On Deck:

Depth/Speed/Log – Autohelm ST50 Tri-Data
Wind – Autohelm ST50
Repeater – Autohelm ST50
Magnetic Compass
Below Decks:
Chartplotter – Simrad CP30
Radar – Raymarine SL72 Pathfinder series with 2kw mast mounted scanner.
Communications Equipment:
VHF – Icom IC-M59 Euro
Navtex – NAV4 Navtex Plus paper print out unit with NAV490 Convertor box



Galley Stove – Neptune 2500 gas cooker. Two burner, grill and oven. (2006)
Refrigerator - Top loading fridge, below galley worktop forward.
Stainless steel sink
Pressurised hot and cold water faucet.
Below worktop refuse bin.
Manually pumped marine toilet discharging overboard.
New sanitory hoses fitted 2021
Wash handbasin with hot and cold water faucet.
Shower stalled drained overboard by electric pump.
Eberspacher diesel fired blown air system.
Outlets in saloon, forward cabin, aft cabin and heads.
Thermostaic cabin controller.
Overhead lighting throughout interior of boat.


Summary of Accommodation:

Double forward cabin
Nav station
Double aft cabin
Accommodation Finish:
Internal joinery work constructed from teak faced plywood with solid teak trims.
Sole boards in the traditional teak and holly style.
GRP moulded headlinings with varnished teak grabrails fitted.
Hull sides lined with teak veneered plywood panels
Heads constructed from easy clean GRP moulding with varnished teak trims.
Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Cabin:

Two single berths in a V-configuration
Central infill section creating large double bunk.
Standing room at aft end between bunks.
Storage lockers outboard, above bunks port and starboard aft.
Shelves running the length of the bunks outboard.
Bin type storage lockers beneath bunk
Bench style settee seating on port and starboard sides
Both settee's converting to occasional single berths
Centrally mounted, double drop leaf saloon table, bottle storage provided in the central section of the table.
Storage provided outboard of the seating overhead aft
To port of the companionway.
J-shaped galley worktop.
Stove mounted below worktop outboard aft
Infill panel to create additional worktop space when required over stove.
Top loading fridge below worktop, outboard, forward
Stainless steel sink inboard forward.
Storage lockers above worktop outboard and below sink unit
Nav Station:
Located aft of starboard saloon settee.
Aft facing chart table with navigator sitting on aft end of starboard settee
Chart storage within table top, bosuns locker below table aft.
Chart plotter and radar displays mounted aft of chart table
Ships switch panel, heater control, navtex and VHF located outboard of chart table
Self-contained heads compartment to starboard of the companionway.
Forward facing manual marine toilet at the aft end of the compartment.
Countertop with inset wash hand basin forward outboard
Vanity unit above countertop outboard.
Standing room at forward end of compartment doubles as shower stall.
Aft Cabin:
Accessed through a door in the galley to port of the companionway.
Standing room provided forward to port.
Storage lockers and bench seat provided forward
Large double bunk extends outboard aft to starboard.



Deck stepped, double spreader, masthead sloop rig.
Silver anodised mast and spars, manufactured by Selden
Stainless steel wire standing rigging
Furlex roller reefing system for genoa
Slab reefing mainsail
Mid-boom mainsheet system
Rod kicker
Telescopic spinnaker pole
Primary Winches – 2x Lewmar 30, two-speed, self-tailing
Secondary – 2x Antal, single-speed, self-tailing
Halyard Winches – 2x Lewmar 8, single-speed
Winch Handles x3
Mainsail – White dacron. Slab reefing.
Genoa – White dacron with UV Strip. (2007)
Working Jib
Cruising Chute (2007)
Storm Jib
Canvas Work:
Mainsail cover
Cockpit tent
Winter cockpit cover (2006)
Fitted cockpit seating cushions (2006)
Anchoring & Mooring:
Bower Anchor – Harbourfast plough anchor with chain rode
Kedge Anchor – Bruce anchor
Anchor Windlass – Simpson Lawrence manual vertical anchor, mounted within anchor locker
Fenders – Selection with 2x fender bags
Mooring Warps - Selection
Single stainless steel bow roller
Anodised alloy toerail with fairleads inset forward and aft
Stainles steel pushpit and pulpit rails
Stainless steel toerail mounted stanchions supporting double tier guardwires
Alloy deck mounted mooring cleats forward and aft
Toerail mounted midships cleat
Anchor locker below foredeck, accessed from deck hatch.
Hardwood grabrails running along coachroof edges port and starboard from mast aft to sprayhood.
Moulded cockpit coamings with primary and secondary winches mounted outboard of cockpit
Halyard/control line winches and jammers mounted to port and starboard sides of companionway
Bench seating running along port and starboard sides of cockpit
Cockpit locker beneath port aft section of seating.
Central section of transom folds down to create ‘walk-thru’ transom
Transom mounted folding boarding ladder
Navigation Lights:
Steaming light
Navigation lights
Anchor light
Deck light

In this case we are acting as brokers only.
The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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