Moody DS 54

Moody DS 54

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Moody DS 54

The Moody DS 54 has recently arrived at the docks of local dealer JK3 Nautical Enterprises, and looks to be a cruiser built with long passages in mind. It’s worth noting that Moody yachts are built at the Hanse production facility in Greifswald, Germany, by the same German company that also builds the Dehler line. Clever engineering is to be expected.

Some notable characteristics start on the exterior. The beamy transom folds open into a swim step and stowage space/garage. It’s easy to imagine the applications at anchor in some corner of the San Juans. The dual helm/nav station layout of the deck gives this cruiser some of the appeal of a performance yacht, and the spacious seating around a table in the cockpit sits under a retractable cover. The double headstay allows for a roller-furling, self-tacking jib and large overlapping genoa, which translates to an easier time for singlehanders. There’s also lounge space on the foredeck.

Another notable feature of the Moody DS 54 is the single-level layout. There really isn’t a traditional companionway; doors simply lead into the cabin, no steps required. Like the rest of the vessel, the cruising lifestyle is forefront in consideration with a large galley, invitingly lighted cabin, plenty of seated entertaining space, and more. The master cabin has an island-style bed and
ensuite head.

Moody 45Interested? Check out the Moody DS 54 with local dealer JK3 Nautical Enterprise (jk3yachts.com). Contact them for pricing.

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Norris Comer is an award-winning writer and the former Managing Editor of Northwest Yachting magazine. He was raised in Portland, Oregon and got his BS in Marine Science at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL where he lived aboard a 1973 Catalina 27 before moving to Washington and an Albin Vega. He has worked as a commercial fisherman, wandered aimlessly around the world, studied oil spills, and was a contestant on the Norwegian reality TV show "Alt for Norge."

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