Moody 36 (80s) Venmerrion

Robert Weston

Robert Weston
Registered Guest
Hi all,

My partner and I have been looking at various 34-36 foot boats for the last few months with a view to buying one to live aboard next year. The Moody 36 CC (1980s version) seems to fit both our budget and expectations perfectly. There's a few for sale around the UK but I have found one in particular in Lefkas, Greece which looks like it has been well looked after and customised. I am going to fly out to see her next month but in the meantime have two questions for your expert knowledge:

1) When I go to look over this boat, is there anything in particular I should be checking? What is the bugbear of the Moody 36?

2) Does anybody know the history of this boat? Its name is Venmerrion and it appears to be registered out of Exmouth.

Please reply below or if you want to get in touch with me directly my e-mail is robweston99@hotmail.com.

Cheers,

Rob Weston
 

Pete Rowland

Peter Rowland
Member
Boat name
APRIL LASS
Berth
Gosport
Boat type
Moody 31 MkII
Cruising area
Solent
Robert, can't help with the boat other than to say she does look very smart. Good luck.

Pete
 

Stephane Plantade

Stephane Plantade
Member
Boat name
ISLA OF GOREY
Berth
Le Havre
Boat type
Moody 36(80s)
Cruising area
Mediterranean
Hi Rob,

I bought such a boat 2 years ago in France:

Main thing to survey is the osmosis as the boat is out of water and the hull clean.

And it's better to have a surveyor if you don't know a lot about sailboats.

Otherwise, I'm happy to sail with this boat. I brought her from Marseille to Le Havre without any issue, and I prepar her for a circumnavigation.

Stéphane
 
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