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New Boat: Moody 41 Classic

2009 January 2
Hanse Yachts continues the rebirth of the Moody line with the first in its "classic" series: the Moody 41 Classic. Certainly this boat draws inspiration from the original Moody 41, but it is interpreted in a thoroughly modern way. In it, Moody attempts to combine some of the style of classic yachts with the function and excitement of the latest designs.

Oval chrome windows on the low cabinhouse add to the classic look but the hull is entirely modern. With just slightly angled ends, the 41 makes the most of its 35-foot, 8-inch waterline. In the cockpit, twin steering wheels with independent chains give the helmsman easy access to the optional electric winches. Varnished mahogany cockpit coamings and handrails, a sold teak full-length toerail with integrated stainless steel fairleads are among the boat's more charming details. A self-tacking jib with underdeck furling and a single-line reefing system handled in the cockpit are standard; a setup that makes shorthanded sailing a cinch. The mast is a two-spreader aluminum 9/10ths rig.

Down below, owners have an option of two standard layouts with a split or combined V-berth owner's cabin with one or two heads but other interior configurations can be built. The galley has Corian countertops, a double sink and a three-burner stove and oven with an extra-large fridge. The bulkheads are made of mahogany with a glossy varnish finish and lockers have rattan insets. The aft head has a separate shower stall and porcelain sink.

The 41 has a 40-horsepower auxiliary engine with a saildrive. A composite iron and lead modified bulb keel and performance-oriented rudder prove that the underbody of this boat is built for speed. A shoal-draft keel is available.
In keeping with its British heritage, the 41 is available in a standard cream color or one of three classic British colors: dark blue, British racing green or burgundy red.