Equity of Hamble

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Design No. 0622

Built for:  Air & Nautical Charters
Builder:  A.H. Moody & Son, Swanwick, England
Date designed: 1971

Class – Hull Number  Moody 44 Class No. 1

Principal Design Data

L.O.A:  44’ 0”  (13.41 m)
Datum: 34’ 0”  (10.36 m)
Beam Max: 12’ 7″  ( 3.83 m)
Draft:  6′ 6”  ( 1.98 m)
Displacement tons:  14.0
T.M.:  21.9 tons
Ballast ratio:                                   
Sail Area: 760 sq. ft   (810 sq. f)

Rig:  Bermudan sloop  (Bermudan ketch)

Equity of Hamble was the first yacht to be built from the Moody 44 mould tools. Launched in 1972 production lasted for just three years but in this time fourteen were built, both sloops and ketches.

All hulls were moulded by Halmatic and with the exception of hull no. 6 Kea which was finished by McGruer, all were finished by Moody at the Swanwick yard.

This contemporary style yacht has probably the best use of interior volume of all of Giles’ cruiser racer 43-48’ (13.2 m – 14.5 m) designs and as one would expect while head-rooms are very generous they do not impact on the design’s external aesthetics.  Freeboard is not high and, and the straight sheer-line is unusual for Giles who is better known for conventional bold dipping or reverse sheer-line.


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Additional Information

Individual Drawing Copies

Please download and print the drawings list for the Laurent Giles Moody 44, Individual plan copies cost $85.00 which includes standard airmail. Please contact us using the link for information on how to order.

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Study Notes

13 page A4 format colour booklet containing many small scale drawings and photographs as well as technical data and an abridged specifications of the Moody 44 class, and Mistral – the wooden version (design number 0651).

Model Plans

Full set of Stock Building Plans

6227 Body plan low res

A replica of the Moody 44 can be constructed from the original 1971 drawings, or if preferred using wooden construction (design number 0651) for which full lofting, construction, rigging and outfit drawings will be provided.

Poster & Art Prints