Moody Eclipse 43

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The Bill Dixon designed Moody Eclipse 43 is as rare as they come with production-built boats, just 38 hulls were built during a short 3 year production run. That small number is not representative of the boats quality or appeal. Its difficult to find other yachts in this size range offering the spacious accommodation and deck saloon layout as you will find in the Eclipse 43. Offering 3 double cabins, two heads, a spacious galley, an elevated deck saloon and a spacious cockpit.

Purchased by her current owner in 2018 the Moody Eclipse 43 FAIR CLIP has benefitted from extensive refitting during the last 5 years. Her extensive inventory includes highlights such as:

Flexiteek synthetic teak decking to finish side decks, coachroof top, cockpit seat and cockpit sole, professionally fitted in 2020
Deck house windows removed and replaced with new items, including custom-made frames installed in 2019
Volvo Penta D2-75 professioanlly installed in 2018, less then 90 hours of running since installation
Bruntons Autoprop, 3-blade bronze feathering prop (2018)
Sidepower bow thruster
Solar panels x3 mounted on deck house roof (2022)
Rutland wind generator, pole mounted (2022)
Raymarine autopilot system with linear drive unit
Raymarine Axiom Pro9 chartplotter / radar display (2020)
Raymarine Quantum doppler radar scanner (2020)
Raymarine i70s Depth/Speed/Log/Wind display (2020)
Raymarine AIS 700 (2020)
New diesel tank installed 2018
New fresh water tank installed 2018
GN Espace Levante 3 gas cooker. 3 Burner, Grill/Oven (2021)
New LED lighting installed in saloon and galley in 2023
Sony Radio/CD/MP3/Bluetooth stereo head unit. (2023)
New upholstery fitted throughout in 2019
Full standing rigging replacement in 2021
Harken roller reefing system fitted on forestay 2023
Guardwires replaced completely in 2021
Inflatable dinghy (2019)

Lying afloat an in commission on her berth at Ardfern Yacht Centre the Moody Eclipse 43 FAIR CLIP is available for immediate viewing by arrangement.


Hull Construction:
Single piece GRP moulded hull.
Plywood structural bulkheads internally glassed to hull.
Bolted on external iron ballast keel.
Hull finished externally with white isophalic gelcoat.

Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Single piece GRP moulding with integrated cockpit and deck house superstructure.
Moulded GRP roof to deckhouse.
Sandwich construction moulding with balsa core and plywood stiffening pads in way of deck fittings.
Deck finished in isophalic gelcoat with moulded non-slip textured panels on side decks and coachroof.
Deck house windows removed and replaced with new items, including custom-made frames (2019)
Flexiteek synthetic teak decking to finish side decks, coachroof top, cockpit seat and cockpit sole (2020)

Semi balanced rudder.
Support on a half depth skeg.
Stainless steel rudder stock.


Engine & gearbox:
Volvo Penta D2-75 (2018)
75hp @ 3000rpm
4 cylinder, turbo charged, indirectly cooled.
Volvo Penta reversing marine gearbox.
Dual control stations.
Volvo Penta EVC control and gauge system, displays at both helm stations

Maintenance & Performance:
Recorded engine hours 85.9hrs
Engine fully serviced 2021, very little use since
Cruising speed 7kts
Max speed 8.5kts

Propulsion & Steering:
Stainless steel prop shaft
Volvo Penta dripless shaft seal
Cutlass bearing replaced
Bruntons Autoprop, 3-blade bronze feathering prop (2018)
Dual station steering with wheels in cockpit at below deck.

Raymarine autopilot system.
Dual Raymarine ST6001 control heads.
Raymarine linear drive direct to quadrant.

Bow Thruster:
Sidepower bow thruster
Joystick control at cockpit helm station.


Voltage systems:
12VDC onboard power system.
240VAC shore power system.

Shore Power:
Single 16amp shore power connection.
Extension lead to connect boat to shore power system
Hardwired, RCD protected system.
3pin sockets throughout interior, immersion heater and battery charger.
Voltage and current gauges on switch panel

Battery Banks:
Engine Battery Bank – 1x 12VDC, lead acid battery (2023)
Domestic Battery Bank – 3x 12DVDC, lead acid battery (2024)

Engine driven 110amp alternator.

Battery Charger:
Dolphin battery charger
230VAC-12VDC, 60 amp

Solar Panels:
3x panels mounted on deck house roof (2022)
Utilising Rutland Marlec Charge controller
Wind Generator:
Rutland wind generator (2022)
Pole mounted
Rutland Marlec Charge controller with Remote Display (2022)

Battery Monitor:
Voltmeter on switch panel
Xantrex Link 20 display

Other Electrical:
12VDC charging socket at internal helm station
12VDC USB charging socket at internal helm station


Fresh Water:
Full pressuriseed hot and cold water system.
Faucets in galley and heads.
Shower in mastercabin en-suite heads.

Bilge Pumps:
1x Manual bilge pump in cockpit.
1x Electric bilge pump, auto and manual switching.


New fuel tank installed 2018
Single, stainless steel tank
Approximate capacity 270ltrs

Fresh Water:
New fresh water tank installed 2018
Flexible bag tank sitting within original tank fitted to boat.
Approximate capacity 450ltrs

Single insulated tank
Heated by engine cooling water or 240v immersion heater.

Tank Monitoring:
Analogue gauge for fuel tank.
Digital level indicator for water tank.


On Deck:
Plotter/Radar – Axiom Pro9 display (2020)
Radar – Raymarine Quantum doppler radar scanner (2020)
Depth/Speed/Log/Wind – Raymarine i70s display (2020)
Magnetic Compass
Below Decks:
Navman 8120 display – Currently not connected

Communications Equipment:
Northstar Explorer 725 DSC VHF with repeater speaker at companionway
AIS – Raymarine AIS 700 (2020)
Handheld VHF – Cobra HH600 submersible DSC VHF


Galley Stove - GN Espace Levante 3 gas cooker. 3 Burner, Grill/Oven (2021)
Fridge - Built in front-opening fridge, Isotherm with ice box (2020)
Drinks fridge – in saloon Dometic front loading with ice box (2020)
Built-in top loading coolboxes x2
Double stainless steel sinks.
Mixer tap

2x Jabsco manual marine toilets
Shower in en-suite heads.
Faucets and wash hand basins

Heating & Ventilation:
Eberspacher diesel fired blown air heating system
Heater serviced 2023
Outlets in all cabins and saloon
Thermostatic cabin controller.

Overhead lighting throughout interior
Reading lights over bunks
Red lighting over internal helm station
Mixture of LED and incandescent bulbs.
Light fittings in saloon and galley replaced in 2023

Sony Radio/CD/MP3/Bluetooth stereo head unit. (2023)
Speakers in saloon


Summary of Accommodation:
6 berths over 3 cabins
Occasional single berth in saloon.
2 heads, en-suite access to both from forward cabins
Elevated deck saloon

Accommodation Finish:
Joinery work of teak veneered plywood with solid teak trims.
New solid teak pelmets around deck saloon installed in 2019
Traditional teak and holly style soleboards
New upholstery throughout in 2019
Vinyl covered panels to finish headlinings.
Vinyl covering to hull sides in cabins.
GRP moulded units to construct heads with laminate finish to bulkheads.
Mattresses replaced in forward, midships and aft cabins in 2019

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Master Cabin:
Double bunk, positioned centrally, side access port and starboard.
Standing room aft of bunk.
Hanging lockers outboard port and starboard aft.
Small dresser shelfs forward of lockers port and starboard.
Two large drawers beneath aft end of bunk.
Opening portlights in hull port and starboard.
Opening deck hatch with ventilator fitted.

En-suite Master (Forward) Heads:
Accessed from aft starboard side of master cabin only.
Aft facing heads.
Counter unit aft with wash hand basin.
Vanity unit outboard of basin.
Shower stall with teak sole grating.
Small opening deck hatch.

Forward Heads:
Located on port side, aft of forward cabin
Aft facing heads.
Counter unit aft with wash hand basin.
Vanity unit outboard of basin.
Teak sole grating.
Small opening deck hatch

Forward Bunk Cabin:
Located on port side.
Jack’n’Jill access to forward heads.
Two, for and aft single bunks at aft end of cabin.
Small shelf unit with storage drawers beneath between bunks.
Upholstered headboard above bunks.
Dresser unit at forward end of cabin with countertop and hanging locker above outboard
Storage lockers outboard of back rests.
Two opening portlights in hull sides.
Small opening deck hatch.

U-shaped galley worksurface with laminate finish and fiddles.
Stainless steel sinks forward.
Below worktop bin, inboard of sink.
Below worktop, toploading coolboxes outboard, forward and aft of cooker.
Gimbal mounted gas cooker outboard.
Front loading fridge beneath worktop aft.
Selection of storage lockers overhead and outboard of worktop.

Elevated deck saloon with panoramic view.
Internal helm station at forward end to starboard with stainless steel steering wheel, single lever morse control for engine and forward facing helmsmans bench seat.
Large chart table forward of helm with storage beneath.
Instrument pod forward of helm
U-shaped saloon settee to port, wrapping around a sliding saloon table.
Storage units to starboard, aft of helm seat with 2nd fridge and built in ‘ships bar’.
Bin type storage lockers beneath seating with lockers outboard of seat backs.
Large bilge storage space beneath saloon sole.
Two opening deck hatches.

Aft cabin:
Two single berths in the V-berth type layout.
Infill section to create a large double berth
Small bench seat forward of bunk.
Wash hand basin with hot and cold faucets.
Hanging lockers outboard of forward seat.
Lockers overhead.


Deck stepped, double spreader, masthead sloop rig.
Silver anodised alloy mast and spars by Kemp.
Standing rigging of 1x19 stainless steel
Full standing rigging replacement in 2021
In-mast roller reefing mainsail.
Harken roller reefing system on forestay (2023)
Kemp gas strut kicker
Mid-boom mainsheet
Spinnaker Pole
All lines lead aft to cockpit

Primary – 2x Lewmar 52, two-speed, self tailing.
Cockpit Halyard Winches – 2x Lewmar 30, two-speed, self-tailing.
Roller Reefing Winch – 1x Lewmar 16, single-speed, self-tailing
Mast Mounted Halyard Winches – 2x Lewmar 40, two-speed, self-tailing.

Mainsail – White dacron, in-mast roller reefing.
Genoa – White dacron, roller reefing

Canvas Work:
Binnacle cover (2023)
Fitted cockpit cushions – 2019
Sprayhood frame for companionway sprayhood as fitted from factory available.

Deck Equiment:
Spinlock jammers in cockpit for mainsail control lines and kicker.
IYE mid-boom mainsheet system with all lines lead aft to cockpit.
Lewmar Ocean genoa track and car system.

Anchoring & Mooring:
Bower Anchor – 45lb Harbourfast plough anchor
Kedge Anchor – Fortress FX23 alloy anchor
Anchor Windlass - Low profile Simpson Lawrence electric windlass, chain gypsy with warping drum
Fenders – Selection (majority new in 2021)
Mooring Warps – Selection
Beaching Legs – Yacht Leg and Cradle Co. telescopic alloy legs

Inflatable Dinghy – hard transom, inflatable floor (2019)

Double bow roller
Stainless pulpit and pushpit rails.
Deck mounted alloy stanchions supporting double tier guardwires
Guardwires replaced completely in 2021
Guardwire gates on port and starboard sides
Flexiteek decking
Stainless steel grabrails running along outboard edges of deck house roof
Bench seating to port and starboard sides of cockpit wrapping around aft end behind pedestal
Large cockpit locker beneath port cockpit seating.
Liferaft storage locker beneath aft section of seating
Steering pedestal with grabrail mounted instrument pod (grabrail custom made and fitted in 2020)
Wind generator mounted on pole to aft port side
Transom mounted stainless steel swimming ladder.


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

Navigation Lights:
Low-level navigation lights.
Masthead tri-colour light.
Deck floodlight

Life saving:
Liferaft – Seago 6 Person valise. (Purchased new 2019, now required service)
Horseshoe lifbuoy with light
Throwing line

In this case we are acting as brokers only.
The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice

Contact The Seller

General Information

Bill Dixon
New or used
United Kingdom


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Volvo Penta D2-75 (2018) 75hp @ 3000rpm 4 cylinder, turbo charged, indirectly cooled. Volvo Penta reversing marine gearbox. Dual control stations. Volvo Penta EVC control and gauge system, displays at both helm stations
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About The Seller

Mark Cameron Yachts

The Braes



United Kingdom

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