Moody S38 - Wistarie - $159,000

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Moody S38 - Wistarie - $159,000

Wistarie is a 1996 Moody S38 that is listed exclusively for sale with YOTI Pittwater.

This is a single owner yacht launched in 1996 and is now offered for sale for the first time by her experienced owners. Wistarie represents a rare find on the Australian brokerage market due to her history, condition and pedigree.

Designed by Bill Dixon and built by the hugely respected Marine Projects Plymouth, this is the only aft cockpit Moody 38 in the country. The ‘S’ model gives a taller fractional rig and deeper keel than her centre cockpit sisters – make no mistake, this is a swift cruiser designed to cruise and race in serious comfort with impressive performance.

Wistarie is the two cabin owner’s version which provides a good sized forward cabin (which would normally be big enough for an owner’s cabin) plus a seriously big double aft cabin with private access to the larger of the two heads on board. The internal woodwork is stunning and the layout is spacious and practical. A proper ‘U’ shaped sea-going galley sits to starboard and features modern facilities – double sinks, good sized refrigeration and ample storage. The nav station and switch board to port would satisfy the most experienced navigators. The saloon seating offers two single berths and a sturdy, central dining table with folding leaves.

Working sails include #1, furling #2, #3, #4 and storm jib. There are two kites, a cruise laminate mainsail by Hoods plus a trysail which can be hoisted on a separate track. Electronics include auto-pilot, instrument displays at the helm and on the coach roof, and both VHF and HF radios. House batteries have just been replaced and the safety inventory is solid. Standing rigging has been replaced new in just 2018. There are removable stainless steel dinghy davits plus solar panels and the cockpit is well protected via the bimini, dodger and infill system.

Wistarie has been set up and used for exactly what her designer planned – quick family cruising and competitive racing. Contact Peter Mactier at YOTI for further details and to arrange inspection on Pittwater.


Designer : Bill Dixon.
Builder : Marine Projects, Plymouth,
Water (Potable) Capacity (l) : 364 ltrs approx. - Stainless Steel tank.
Hull Construction Material : GRP - Hand laid.
Hull Type : Monohull.
Deck Construction Material : Hand laid GRP with integrally moulded non slip finish.
Length (feet) : 38' feet
Length (m) : 11.59 m
Beam/Width (m) : 3.95 m
Draft (m) : 1.91 m
Keel/Ballast : Fin keel.
Displacement : 8,650 kgs approx.
Engine Notes : Model - MD2040, Serviced May 2018. Small number of various engine spares.
Number Of Engines : 1
Engine Hours : 1200 hrs approx.
Engine Room : Engine under companionway. Automatic fire system in engine room.
Number of Batteries : 4 x 100AH house sealed batteries (new 2019), 1 x start battery.
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) : 182 ltrs approx. - Treated steel tank.
Accomodation Notes : 3 cabin version. Interior furniture all finished in high quality Makore with a rich varnish finish (in excellent condition. Private double cabin forward with ensuite. U shaped settee in saloon with second settee opposite. Folding leaf dining table. Curtains fitted to all windows. Dedicated forward facing nav station. U shaped galley with top loading refrigerator and separate icebox / drinks storage. Aft cabin extends across the full width of the yacht with large fore and aft double owners berth plus cushioned seat and hanging lockers, ensuite access.
Number of Berths : 6
Number of Showers : 2 internal plus deck shower (all Hot & Cold).
Number of Toilets : Two toilets with 1 holding tank.
Galley Notes : Gas safety monitoring system, Fire blanket. Water system - Pressurised Hot & Cold.
Stove : Gimballed two burner stove and oven.
Refrigeration : Top loading refrigerator with water cooled compressor plus separate icebox / drinks storage (un-refrigerated).
Number of Sinks : Double Stainless Steel sinks.
Entertainment and Appliances Notes : Sony entertainment system.
Anchor / Winch : Loran's electric windlass.
Bilge Pump : 2 x manual bilge pumps, 1 x auto bilge pump.
Deck Gear : Lewmar 2Sp ST winches: 30's on coach roof, . Lewmar rope clutches. 4 X Winch handles, Lewmar traveller. Spinnaker pole, spinnaker blocks and other spare blocks store in cabin locker.
Mast/Rigging : Twin swept back spreader fractional rigged sloop. Aluminium mast - KEMP. Aluminium boom. Stainless Steel standing rigging replaced new 2018. Split adjustable back stay.
Sail Inventory : Cruise Laminate triradial mainsail - Hood. Vectran #1 genoa (8 yrs. Approx. ). Furling #2 genoa cruise laminate, triradial - Hood (5 yrs. Approx. ). #3 Dacron Triradial - Hood (5 yrs. Approx. ). #4 Dacron Triradial - Hood (8 - 10 yrs. ). 3/4 Oz MH Spinnaker in bag - Hood. MPS 1.5Oz1.5Oz in sock. #5 / Storm jib - orange strip. Trysail on separate track. Furlex furler.
Electrics : Interior lighting. Navigation lights. Trace DR Series Power Inverter / Charger.
Electronics Navigation : Autohelm ST50 sounder/ log. Autohelm ST50 wind instruments. Raymarine Smart Pilot autopilot. Compass. Autohelm ST50 Wind, Autohelm ST50 Speed and Speed Trim on Coachouse, Autohelm ST50 Depth and VMG on cockpit pedestal, Autohelm ST50 GPS and Tridata at the nav station
Dinghy : Inflatable dinghy.
Safety Gear : Jack stays, First aid kit, 2 x Red and 2 x Orange Flares - (2020), Life sling overboard rescue, Life ring, 2 x 1kg fire extinguishers, Radar reflector, Emergency antenna, Blow horn, Throw bag, V- sheet, 7 x Burke safety harness and tether, Dan Buoy, 2 x Life jackets. 406mhz Epirb.
Covers : Dodger (with clears cover), bimini, link sheet, side covers. Hatch covers. Mesh deck covers. Boom bag with lazy jacks.
Ground Tackle : Plough anchor with chain plus second anchor with chain.
GPS : Autohelm ST50.
Has Navigation Lights : Yes.
Radio : SEA 2250 HF, ICOM VHF.
Remarks : Opening fold down transom door giving access to bathing / boarding platform. Custom Stainless Steel dinghy davits. Barometer and clock mounted to bulkhead. Double Stainless Steel bow roller. Instrument displays at helm with S/S grab bar. Folding cockpit table, boat hook. Mooring lines, various spare ropes, 3 x fenders. 2 x Spinnaker braces, 2 x spinnaker sheets, 2 x light sheets.
Vessel Name : Wistarie

Engine 1

Engine Make : Volvo.
Engine Hours : 1200
Horse Power : 40
Fuel Type : Diesel.
Steering : Whitlock pedestal rod steering system
Fuel Capacity : 182
Service History : Serviced May 2018.
Propeller : Hydralign 3 blade feathering propeller.