1989 Moody 425 Jacksonville, FL
Posted on April 18, 2018 / 410
Price : $87,500
Listing Type : CruisersSail
Builder | Manufacturer : Moody
Condition : Used
Year : 1989
Length : 42ft
Model : 425
Engine Make : Thornycroft
Engine Model : T98
Engine/s Year : 1989
Total Power : 50hp
LOA : 42'
Beam : 13.33
1989 Moody 425
1989 Moody 425

 This beautiful Moody 425 just completed a 1500 nautical mile offshore journey returning to Jacksonville, Florida from Grenada in the Windward islands of the Caribbean. The entire trip was done double handed with all sail adjustments accomplished from the safety of the cockpit.

The current owners are switching to RVing after 11 years on the water, and Brilliant is now looking for new owners to put many more miles under her hull.

The Moody 425 is a Bill Dixon design known for seaworthiness and comfort. Boasting a luxurious 3 cabin, 2 head layout with a spacious aft cabin fit for a king and queen in a robust 42 bluewater cruiser. A comfortable center cockpit protected by a full enclosure and sugar scoop transom make life on deck just as enjoyable as life down below.

All these luxuries with the ease of sailability make the Moody a top choice in Europe, but finding a Moody setup for 110V US power is a rarity. Loaded with all the electronics you need, set up to single or easily double hand with water maker, solar panels, wind generator, plenty of refrigeration and freezer space and much much more make this boat READY TO GO!

The current owners have many years of knowledge and experience between them. One is a Naval Academy graduate and a CG certified Captain, the other a Marine Industry professional. Together they have sailed thousands of offshore miles in the western Atlantic ocean and Caribbean sea. This boat was their home for almost 2 ½ years, and they have cared for it wellT.

The previous owners are equally knowledgeable and experienced. They sailed Brilliant to the US from the Mediterranean, through the Caribbean and up and down the East Coast, and still remain in contact with the current owners.


  • Teak interior, headroom approx. 63
  • All cabin lighting upgraded LEDs
  • Extensive storage space in secure lockers and cabinets for long range cruising
  • Salon settees updated w/ ultra suede upholstery
  • Dedicated forward facing Nav Station with large chart table and storage
  • Accommodation for 8 persons in three cabins large double berth in owners cabin aft, forward cabin V-berth, salon berths port and starboard settees w/leecloth plus trotter box to accommodate taller people on the port side, bunk beds in passage berth
  • 2 Heads: Manual toilet, PAR/Jabsco fwd, Raritan PHC aft; Showers in each head with Whale Gulper sump pumps
  • Hot & cold 40psi pressure water system
  • Pur 80i water maker.
  • LectraScan CG approved type 1 sewage treatment device in forward head (needs new electric plates).
  • 6 gal Hotwater tank, heated by either shorepower or engine (currently bypassed).
  • Engine access from three large hatches 
  • New Corian counter tops (2014)
  • Plastimo Neptune stainless 2 burner cooker with broiler & oven
  • Trident Gas Control Panel (solenoid)
  • Adler-Barbour Cold Machine refrigerator icebox w/small freezer evaporator (2014)
  • Digital temperature monitor, w/temperature controlled fan in icebox to maintain even temperatures
  • Dry storage locker that could be converted to large freezer
  • Engel 12 volt 40 cubic inch freezer
  • Twin Stainless steel sinks
  • Cafrano fan
  • Fresh water foot pump galley sink w/water filter
  • Knife holder with Chicago cutlery

Deck gear:

  • Bimini and full cockpit enclosure
  • Lucas Sails dodger
  • Bottomsider cockpit cushions
  • Mantus 65lb main anchor new 2016
  • Brittany 44lb auxiliary anchor
  • Fortress FX-37 aluminum anchor
  • 200 (3/8) BBB chain with 200 3/4 nylon 3-strand rode new 2016
  • Second anchor rode 130 with 30 of 10mm chain, ready to quickly deploy as kedge or second anchor
  • Quick Hector 1500 watt windlass with gypsy and drum
  • Seawater wash down pump
  • 6 3/4 double braid primary dock lines (new 2013)
  • Multiple covered fenders
  • Viking 4 person canister life raft (certified 2016)
  • Powder coated emergency tiller
  • 2 X 10lb propane bottles
  • Fresh water shower at stern
  • Teak cockpit table
  • Teak Outboard motor mount on stern rail
  • Stainless steel mast pulpits
  • Stainless steel Stern Arch with LED light
  • Stainless steel Whittall Davits
  • Dorade vents and opening hatches
  • Huge aft lazerettes
  • Passerelle (2 meter long gangway) for Med mooring; Stainless steel w/teak treads, mounts bow or stern
  • Swim platform on the stern with large locker for water toys
  • Stainless steel swim ladder


  • Avon 315 inflatable hard bottom dinghy (2008)
  • Mariner 2-Stroke Outboard
  • Grapple dinghy anchor with short rode
  • Dinghy chain with lock
  • Dinghy LED Stern light
  • Whistle
  • Collapsible paddle
  • 3 boat hook
  • Dinghy ladder

Safety equipment:

  • Viking 4 person inflatable liferaft (certified Jan 2016)
  • Electric bilge pump
  • Manual bilge pump
  • PFDs with tethers
  • 406Hz ACR AquaLink EPIRB
  • 2 standard PFDs to keep with dinghy
  • Cockpit locker with Jacklines, flashlight, snatch blocks and more
  • Powder coated emergency tiller
  • Lifesling man overboard equipment on stern arch
  • Stripper line cutter on the shaft
  • Lee cloths for salon and passage berths
  • Boatswains chair
  • Engine compartment fire suppression system
  • Fire blanket in galley
  • Fire extinguishers throughout
  • Chartplotter: Garmin Echomap 50s with US, Bermuda, Bahamas and Super Caribbean Charts, mounted at the helm
  • Garmin GPS152
  • Furuno 1710 Radar, display mounted in the cockpit with easy view from the helm
  • Wind and speed repeater at Nav Station
  • USB port for NEMA 0183 AIS/GPS
  • Raymarine ST6001 Autohelm with new linear drive
  • AIS 1000 Transceiver with readout on Chartplotter
  • NAVTEXT weather reports receiver
  • NorthStar tri-data displays
  • VHF: ICOM IC-M402 with Command Mic II at the helm
  • VHF handheld
  • Icom M-802 HF Transceiver New 2016
  • Icom AT140 Auto HF antenna tuner, KISS ground poise, Gam antenna all new 2016
Engines & Mechanical
  • 1989 Thornycroft T98
  • Diesel 50 HP
  • Balmar 120 amp alternator
  • Balmar ASR-5 Smart regulator
  • Regular maintenance conducted and recorded by owners.


  • House battery bank: 6 Full River 6volt AGM providing 750 amp hours at 12vdc (new 2014)
  • Engine start battery: 1 no maintenance Grp 24 new 2017
  • Xantrex LinkPro battery monitor
  • Xantrex TrueCharge2, 40Amp battery charger 95-240vac
  • Xantrex/Pro 1000watt inverter w/remote control panel
  • Navigation Lights all converted to LED.
  • Masthead Tricolor and Anchor light
  • Running lights
  • Deck light 50 watt
  • Solar Power: 480 watts total 2- 140 watt Sopray (2012) panels over the bimini 2 100 watt Renogy panels (2014) on the stern arch. in Controlled by 2 Networked Blue Sky 2512iX-H solar charge controllers (2014)
  • Wind Power: AirX Marine wind powered generator, with carbon fiber Silentwind replacement blades, shock mounted on the stern arch
  • Comprehensive electrical control panel at nav station
  • 120 VAC distribution panel with an inverter/shorepower selector switch
  • 30 Amp 125V Stainless Steel Easy Lock Shore Power outlet on the cockpit combing
  • 15 Amp 220 VAC Shorepower outlet in the cockpit (currently disconnected).
  • 30 Amp 50 Shore power cable w/50 amp to 30 amp pigtail
  • Honda EU2000i Portable Generator
  • WIRIE WiFi extender
Sails & Rigging
  • Sloop-rigged
  • Kemp (now Selden) aluminium double spreader mast
  • In-mast furling Main
  • Mack white dacron Main new in 2012
  • 130 furling Genoa with foam luffs for reefing
  • Furlex headsail furler
  • Mast mounted Spinnaker Pole
  • Telescoping boom vang
  • Locking rope clutch deck organizers allow full sail control from cockpit
  • Spinnaker pole stowed on mast
  • 2 Lewmar ST-52 primary winches
  • 2 Lewmar ST-30 main and genoa furling wenches
  • 1 Lewmar 8 main sheet winch
  • 1 Lewmar 16 winch
  • 1 Lewmar 30 Halyard winch
  • 1 Lewmar 40 Halyard winch
  • All new standing rigging in 2007
  • Rigging inspection completed November 2017
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


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