See the first of the new range of deck saloon Moodys - now officially a German brand


Bill Dixon tells me that he has been busy designing a complete new range of Moody yachts for the German yard Hanse – and that they are all going to be deck saloons.

Premier sold the British brand earlier this year to Hanse, and the new range will be built at Hanse’s yard in Rostock in Germany. The first of the new range, the Moody 45, will be launched at the Southampton Boat Show.

The new model looks quite different to previous Moodys. The intention apparently isn’t to keep pushing upmarket, as Moody did latterly, but to produce something at a competitive price and with a rather sportier feel and most of the living accommodation at deck level.

Here’s a rendering of the new 45. More about the new Moodys in the next issue of Yachting World.