Designed by Bill Dixon the Moody 45DS has been a tremendous success since its launch in 2008. Over 100 boats have been built and there is still nothing on the market that compares. The "one-level" living concept that seamlessly connects the cockpit and deck saloon makes makes this boat completely multi purpose and serves equally well for living aboard in the marina or on anchor, as well as showing a clean pair of legs under sail. 

Carioca is a 2012 Moody 45 DS that has been equipped with all the necessary sailing and live-aboard equipment to go blue water cruising in total comfort and safety.  She is in good condition throughout and everything is in full working order.

Early viewing recommended

  • Boat Make / Model: Moody 45 DS
  • Boat Length: 13.7 feet
  • Year: 2012
  • Located: Salcombe
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine: Volvo D3-110
  • Fuel Type: diesel


The Moody Decksaloon “one level living” concept is a unique approach in modern yacht design. To discover it you simply open the sliding doors and enjoy a 360 degree view from the living area and the spacious cockpit all on the same level. The large cockpit with its standard cockpit table and the open deck aft is ideal for spending time with family and friends.


  • Vinylester hull for all outer skins with Corecell foam core
  • Gelcoat Laguna Blue finish and white waterline
  • GRP Bottomgird
  • Hull windows
  • Coppercoat antifoul


  • Deck Equipment
  • Full perimeter bulwark complete with continues stainless steel handrail
  • Teak on side decks
  • Teak on seats and cockpit floor
  • Electronic Engine controls at both helm stations and at Nav table.
  • 6 retractable mooring cleats
  • Self-draining anchor locker with electric windlass under deck
  • Gas assisted retractable Anchor arm with roller
  • 25 kg Delta anchor, 60 m stainless steel chain 10 mm
  • Additonal 140m galvanised chain making 200m in total                                     
  • Mooring lines and fenders                                                                                       
  • Large cockpit table with integral folding leaves
  • Drinks fridge in cockpit table
  • Hot & cold shower in cockpit
  • Self-draining cockpit
  • Dedicated side deck locker for two large gas bottles, self draining
  • Stainless steel swim ladder
  • Self-tacking jib track integrated in the foredeck
  • German Mainsheet system
  • Deck jammers
  • Bulwark pad eyes for gennaker
  • Flush deck hatches
  • 6 flush port lights in hull
  • Pulpit with LED navigation lights
  • 2 electric Lewmar 54 CEST winches in cockpit
  • Sliding Bimini over the cockpit
  • Windscreen cover for Deck Saloon windows
  • Enclosure for cockpit
  • Cockpit cushions



  • High quality marine plywood with an American cherry veneer with a satin varnish
  • Wooden door frames
  • Wood / Sandwich doors

Deck Saloon

  • One level living concept with open access to the galley area and the covered cockpit
  • Folding day / dining table
  • Stunning panoramic windows
  • Opening window on centre line forward providing excellent through air flow at anchor
  • 4 opening roof skylights
  • Double sliding cockpit doors with integral wash board
  • Deckhouse side window blinds

Master Cabin

  • King size bed 2100mm length
  • Under berth storage
  • Extensive locker space to both sides of the central berth
  • 2 fixed hull port lights
  • 2 opening coach roof skylights
  • Centre line coach roof skylight stripe with integrated opening coach roof hatch
  • Blinds for centre line coach roof skylights
  • Blinds for coach roof side port lights
  • Blind for head hull port light

Head / Shower

  • Toilet and separate stall in forward cabin with an electric toilet
  • Day toilet and shower to starboard with a manual toilet with a second shower  
  • CoreanTM solid surface with sink
  • Electrical drain pump
  • Mirror
  • Locker & shelves
  • Fixed hull port light
  • Opening coach roof skylight
  • Blinds for coach roof and hull port lights

Guest cabins

  • Double cabin to port with hanging locker and shelves
  • Storage in centre line locker
  • Larger Double cabin / Twin to starboard with hanging locker and shelves
  • Storage in centre line lockers
  • Both cabins have in-hull windows and opening port lights to side deck in coachroof


  • Solid surface, CoreanTM with integrated sinks
  • 3-burner LPG stove with oven, gimballed
  • Gas system and self draining LPG bottle storage on deck
  • Lockers and drawers
  • Fridge with front and top access
  • Dishwasher
  • Built in 17 litre Microwave.
  • Freezer fitted in port cockpit locker
  • Washing machine / Dryer fitted in starboard cockpit locker


12 V dc  and 230 V ac Electrical systems

  • Bow thruster, retractable 12 V / 7,1 KW
  • Stern thruster retractable 12v
  • Engine battery AGM 90 AMP
  • Service battery bank 4 x AGM 165 AMP plus battery and management panel.
  • Battery charger 50A
  • Fischer Panda 6KW diesel generator
  • Additional battery charger care of a 3000W 120A Combi charger inverter.
  • Isolator switch
  • 230 V shore supply protected with differential breaker and distribution system
  • Additional Shore power inlet for the air conditioning
  • 440w Solar panels - 4 panels (2020) with Victron smart MPPT's
  • Air-conditioning throughout 230v ac

Electric switch panel 230 V

  • Isolator switch 230 V shore supply protected with differential breaker and distribution system 2 differential breakers,
  • Control gauges & Voltmeter
  • Outlets 230 V throughout boat

Electric switch panel 12 V

  • Switches for all onboard electrics
  • Voltmeter 
  • Water / Fuel gauges

Interior lightning

  • LED Overhead lighting in cabins, saloon, galley and heads
  • Lighting in engine compartment
  • Reading lights in saloon and cabins
  • Saloon lighting with dimmers

Navigation Lights

  • LED navigation lights
  • Steaming light
  • Tri/White LED masthead light


  • Volvo D3-110 HP, diesel engine 
  • Stainless steel shaft
  • 3 bladed folding propeller
  • Fuel filter / Water separator
  • Engine room sound insulated and illuminated
  • Max Power Bow thruster, retractable 24v with separate batteries
  • max Power Stern thruster retractable 24v with separate batteries
  • Twin Eberspacher Airtronic D4 heaters providing heating throughout
  • Automatic fire extinguisher in engine room
  • Air conditioning to whole boat
  • Generator - Fischer Panda 6Kw
  • Watermaker (not recently used)


All sails North dacron

  • Furling mainsail with vertical battens
  • Self Tacking jib
  • Genoa
  • Gennaker


  • Selden Silver anodised mast with electric In-mast furling
  • German mainsheet system
  • Main halyard
  • Jib halyard
  • Spinnaker halyard
  • Pole Uphaul
  • Rod kicker
  • Track for self tacking jib
  • Manual furling for the self-tacking jib
  • Radar reflector on mast


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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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