The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 20,000+ boats we have listed in the last 15 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Moody Eclipse 33 Bilge Keel

Probably Best Available
£0 Sold / Unavailable
  • Boat REF#  ·  264627
  • Length  ·  9.93m
  • Year  ·  1989
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Bilge
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 43hp, Volvo Penta 2003 Turbo (1989)
  • Lying  ·  South Devon
Boatshed Torquay
Boatshed Torquay
Phil Key

The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 20,000+ boats we have listed in the last 15 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Extra Details

Designer Bill Dixon
Builder Marine Projects Ltd, Plymouth
Lying South Devon
Fuel capacity 151.0 ltr (33.2 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 246.0 ltr (54.1 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 75.0 ltr (16.5 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 25/03/2016


Engine 1 x diesel 43hp
Engine make and model Volvo Penta 2003 Turbo (1989)
Engine Hours Engine1: 1161
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade (Rope Cutters)
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots

Turbo charged engine increasing HP to 43
Engine serviced annually by current owner
Maintenance Free Gel Batteries


Length 9.93m
LWL 8.53m
Beam 3.41m
Draft Min 1.45m
Draft Max 1.45m
Displacement 5,655kg (12,469.3lbs)
Headroom 1.82m
Storage On mooring


Sloop rigged Kemp Aluminium spars (1989) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2004)


Reefing mainsail Maxi Roach - Inmast (2001)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Spinnaker (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear

Standing Rigging believed to have been replaced in 2004

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge
Finish Gelcoat finish

Epoxied around 2001


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

2 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Fresh water wash

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Spray dodgers
Swim Platform
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers
Cockpit Enclosure

1 halyard winches
5 sheet winches
Electric windlass
1 anchors
50.00m of chain
Inflatable and Outboard not for sale.
Remote control lead for the Auto Pilot

Nav Equipment

Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Safety Equipment

Fume detector
Life buoys
Security Alarm

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Security Alarm needs connecting

Broker's Comments

This is a really lovely example of these sought after deck saloon yachts, with only 3 owners from new.
The current owners have cherished her since 2002 and it was a pleasure listing such a delightful yacht.
She was epoxied around 2000 and she has been regularly serviced and maintained by the current owners and benefits from a Turbo charged engine and a good Survey in 2016 when the Marine Surveyor concluded she was a "good example of this popular sought after yacht"

A Yachting Monthly Review in 2016 stated of the Moody Eclipse the following:

"The Moody Eclipse 33 was and still is highly sought-after. Duncan Kent looks at one to see why.
Take a more studied look at her hull shape – waterline, stem entry, narrow shoulders and so on – and you begin to wonder. Her hull has the lines of a reasonably modern yacht, although a tad beamier than normal for her era.
Knowing she had bilge keels also made me doubt her performance before we even left the quay, so it was a pleasant surprise to find she sailed considerably better than I had anticipated. We set out in a 10-12 knot south-westerly breeze and a flattish sea. We unfurled full sail in minutes and were soon comfortably reaching over Christchurch’s notorious bar, making a leisurely 5-knots out to sea. She tacked through 88°-90° swiftly, as we returned to the harbour entrance and hove to impressively.
The wind (and rain) increased through the day and, had I not been putting her through her paces I might well have stayed at the inside helm station, where the view forward is good until heavily heeled to port. Both wheels gave a light but stiff feel, due to the extra linkages, although she showed no signs of weather helm – even when a 24-knot gust tried to round her up.

Below decks, she offers a surprising amount of comfortable living space. The raised saloon is a real bonus, giving you a fantastic all-round view of the anchorage as well as providing enough seating for four to dine in comfort or six for cosy drinks. The large deckhouse windows also make the entire saloon, galley and navigation areas bright and cheery, whatever the weather.

She also has berths for six, comprising a big vee-berth forward, a surprisingly roomy double aft and a pull-out double in the saloon if you really want to pack them in. Her galley is also well-equipped with stowage and worksurface aplenty. I’ve also seen a smaller heads compartment in a 40ft boat!"

This must be one of the best on the market, and if you are looking for a Quality Deck Saloon Yacht, this one needs to be on your list, as she will not be for sale for long.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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