The innovative design of the Moody 45 Deck Saloon is, quite simply, ahead of its time. If you want to cut loose and cruise the oceans, the 45 offers you a whole new lifestyle. The single level living on the DS is perfect for cruising.
You can enjoy panoramic views and choose to be protected from the elements as much or as little as you like. The decks are clear and uncluttered and you get great visibility from the inside and outside helm positions.
The Moody 45 Deck Saloon is a natural sailor. Her long waterline length and quality sail plan means she will easily cruise at 8 knots.
The twin rudders give plenty of bite and the Jefa rack and pinion steering system gives you great feel at the helm. The raised steering position offers great views over the cabin top when you’re standing or through and around the cabin when you’re seated.
If you click on the Moody logo to the right you can see a 360 panoramic image of the Moody 45DS – it takes a little while to load. You’ll get a great impression of the fantastic all round visibility you get on the Moody 45 Deck Saloon.
On deck you’ll notice clean lines and minimal clutter. The anchor locker houses a clever fulcrum flip-over system so you can easily position the anchor when you need it.
If you walk forward under sail you’ll feel safe and comfortable. There’s high bulwarks on one side of you and continuous handholds on the cabin. You can choose the standard hoist and lazyjack system for the main or in-mast furling by Selden.
And of course the self-tacking headsail is integral to the design from day one. Here’s a video of the very first Moody 45 DS ‘Cool Change’ sailing in Australia
The cockpit ‘sun-roof’ slides back easily allowing you to easily switch between full sun and shade.
The Deck Saloon is easy to board from the folding ‘back veranda’ or via the fold-out step in the bulwarks.
The Moody 45DS offers heaps of storage for long distance cruising.
The cockpit lockers are absolutely cavernous and can even accommodate a washer/dryer. And the stern garage takes a 2.4m rigid inflatable dinghy.
Birgit Schnasse and Design Unlimited are responsible for the interior design of many of the world’s superyachts… and they’ve designed a superyacht interior for the Moody 45 Deck Saloon.
When you enter the cockpit through sliding patio doors the overall feel is one of space and light with fabulous panoramic views from every corner. You can take a look at the Moody 45 DS first floor here As always with Moody yachts the great choice of interior layouts and finishes means you can design the boat that’s perfect for you.
Here’s some video footage of Gunther Gisser talking about life on board the first Moody 45 DS ‘Cool Change’ And here’s a video of ‘Cool Change’ sailing in Australia
Here’s some answers to the common questions you ask us about buying your new yacht in Europe
The large double-leaf table allows you to seat six in comfort.The navigation desk at the front of the saloon doubles as an inside steering position. It gives you great all-round vision and protection from the elements.
The galley comes with moulded Corian work-tops, a three burner gimbaled stove and top and bottom loading fridge. Great Moody details like a pop-up TV keep the interior clear and minimalistic. The fabulous all round vision on the Deck Saloon means you can always see a horizon. This is the perfect antidote to seasickness. Here’s some video footage of Gunther Gisser talking about life on board the first Moody 45 DS ‘Cool Change’
The feeling when you walk into the master suite of the Moody 45 Deck Saloon is one of light and space. Opening side and roof hatches allow sunlight to pour in and offer great cross ventilation at anchor or in the marina. A large island double bed is illuminated from above by a full length skylight – you can check the sail trim from your bed!
A quality, seamless blind system offers you 3 options -full sun, partial shade or blackout- and of course these blinds are fitted as standard. The huge ensuite bathroom with moulded Corian worktops and porcelain sink is a really well thought out space with heaps of storage and a large separate shower room. In the bedroom and bathroom you can choose the Cherrywood or the darker Mahogany.
The standard layout is the most popular with our Moody 45 Deck Saloon owners. The A1 option gives you the largest master suite, with huge ensuite bathroom with separate shower and extensive wardrobe space.
If you prefer, you can opt for a large separate shower room for the second bathroom. Some owners choose the double bed option in the starboard cabin as opposed to the twin bunks.
And for extensive cruising you might decide on extra storage on the port side. As always with Moody yachts, the great choice of layouts allows you to design a yacht that’s uniquely yours.
Moody Yachts are renowned for their comfort and luxury as round the world cruising yachts but they are so much more!
One of the Deck Saloon’s best kept secrets is its ability to perform on the race course.
The Moody 45 Deck Saloon, Pisces, proved exactly that at Melbourne’s Festival of Sails 2013.
Heather, owner and skipper of the Moody 45DS La Quilta which won Airlie Race week this year talks about the unlikely combination of sewing and sailing.
“The story of my Moody goes back quite a while. When I was in my 20’s I had a dream to sail around the world and I decided a Moody would be the best boat to do it in and the boatyard at Southampton was very helpful and even though this adventure did not eventuate at the time, I remained faithful to Moody as my yacht of choice. I learnt to sail on Lake Tinaroo on the Atherton Tablelands and went on to sail Australian Light Sharpies at University competing in Women’s sailing Intervarsity’s all over Australia. Read more
Erica and Gunther Gisser have lived on board their Moody 45 DS for 2 years. We caught up with Gunther to find out about life on board and his experience with Team Windcraft.
‘We went from a 380m&sup2 home to a 45 foot yacht… and now everything is less complex.