Nuku Hiva Nuku Hiva French Polynesia|
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Lady Jane has been the perfect boat for us. She has seen us safely and reliably across two oceans: from the UK to the South Pacific and has never missed a beat. She has provided a haven for us in parts of the world where accommodation is either unavailable or ridiculously expensive. And her accommodation is exceptionally comfortable with her queen-sized island bed, lots of saloon seating and plenty of sunbathing space.
But, with a family expanding faster than a bamboo forest thanks to the combined efforts of our two daughters and partners, we are in the process of buying a bigger boat to accommodate a growing mob of grandchildren.
And because we have already bought another boat, we are keen to sell Lady Jane as soon as possible. Consequently, even though she is (as far as I can tell) the best-equipped Moody 425 currently on the market (take a look at Yachtworld), she is for sale. That’s little more than the cost of recent improvements and way less than the best of the other Moody 425s for sale out there.
We can’t hold this price for long, however. If we don’t sell privately, we will need to sell via a broker and increase the price to allow for additional fees.
We have spent a small fortune on making sure that Lady Jane is updated. The list at the end of this page represents just some of the additions and improvement made. As a brief summary:
Her 800 watts of solar produces enough power to sustain the fridge and freezer at anchor while keeping the batteries in top condition, and the recently installed 2,500-watt Mastervolt inverter delivers enough oomph to run a breadmaker, the microwave, boil the kettle, and power a halogen hob.
The 12v Osmosea watermaker produces around 24 litres per hour and takes only a few amps of power, so we are water self-sufficient
The standing rigging is only 6-years old, and it is in excellent condition. And we have recently fitted a new hydraulic backstay adjuster to replace the original one fitted to the boat, and the rig has just been tuned.
The sails are in great shape: serviced in Panama and again in Tahiti last year when Tahiti Sails replaced the Genoa UV strip. And those sails have propelled Lady Jane along at speeds that embarrass many bigger boats, including catamarans, when going downwind.
The engine is, in our view, one of the best available for a sailboat. The Beta Marine Beta 60 – based on a Kubota engine – has no complicated electronics, and spares are readily available, and so is technical advice. And of course, the engine has been consistently maintained.
The rest of the improvements are contained in the list below.
Lady Jane is in French Polynesia, which is a perfect place to keep a boat and explore all year round. Environmental risks are very low, and the entire region is stunningly beautiful – look on our website for evidence of that. And from here, it’s the ‘coconut milk run’ all the way towards Tonga, Fiji and New Zealand as soon as the borders re-open. Although, many people decide to stay here for years before moving on.
We are on our second year here and are keen to return as quickly as we can to this stunning location with our new boat.
Although Lady Jane is currently in the Marquesas for the summer season that runs through to May, we can arrange to deliver her anywhere in the Tuamotus islands or to Tahiti if that is where you choose to keep her. Or, if you want her elsewhere, we can discuss that too.
Of course, we have mixed emotions about selling Lady Jane. After all, she has looked after us very well in the five years we have owned her. But we are sure that whoever buys her will love her as much as we do. And as an added bonus, you will get a brand new AB dinghy that is currently on its way to Nuku Hiva from the UK.
If you are interested, get in touch and we will send you some more information – including details on the cost of improvements made.
The list of improvements include:
Jun 2014 New standing rigging
Jun 2014 New running rigging
Jun 2014 New boom track and car
Apr 2011 New Beta 60 Engine and PSS seal fitted by TS Marine
During our ownership:
Aug 2015 New spinnaker pole
Sept 2015 Spinflow Nelson cooker
Sept 2015 McMurdo Smartfind EPIRB
Nov 2015 Raymarine eS128 MFD w/DownVision
Nov 2015 Raymarine 4kW 18" (456mm) HD Color Radome + 10m Raynet Cable
Nov 2015 Raymarine AIS650 Class B Transceiver
Nov 2015 Raymarine Evolution autopilot system inc ACU-200 and Type 1 drive
Nov 2016 Sanders Sails - Dimension Polyant Mainsail
Feb 2016 Sanders Sails - Dimension Polyant Genoa
Apr 2016 Sprayhood and Wheel Cover
Apr 2016 New Osmosea Watermaker
Apr 2016 All Lewmar port lenses replaced
Jun 2016 Gel Shield and Coppercoat antifoul professionally applied
Jun 2016 Featherstream 4-bladed propeller fitted
Jun 2016 New Fridge and freezer installed
Jun 2016 Victron BMV-7022 battery monitor installed
Jun 2016 Victron 12 / 250 inverter installed
Sep 2016 Quick Hector 1500w windlass with drum 10mm gipsy - HC 1512 D
Sep 2016 Quick CHC1202M remote control and chain counter installed in the cockpit
Sep 2016 Quick HRC1002 handheld remote installed on foredeck
Sep 2016 Rocna 25 anchor
Sep 2016 90M 10mm ISO Grade 40 Maggi Calibrated Anchor chain and 50m 16mm LIROS Anchorplait rope
Sep 2016 New Danbuoy
Sep 2016 Lewmar 15 ST winch installed for mainsail control
May 2017 Caframo fans installed (one in the cabin and one in the stateroom)
May 2017 Ocean Safety Soft Horseshoe Lifebuoy with Compact Apollo Light
May 2017 2x 135w Solar panels installed
May 2017 Natures Head composting toilet installed in the forward heads
Jun 2017 Replaced teak cockpit floor
Oct 2017 Rokk USB charger fitted under sprayhood
Oct 2017 Seagull IV water filter fitted in galley
Oct 2017 Nereus gas solenoid installed
Oct 2017 Oceanair blinds fitted to all hatches
Apr 2018 2” stainless steel pole mount installed in Antigua
Apr 2018 Silentwind wind generator and controller installed
Apr 2018 Tohatsu 9.8HP 2 stroke outboard purchased
Apr 2018 Audible bilge alarm installed
Aug 2018 Replaced Lewmar Size 20 Ocean Hatch
Aug 2018 Replaced Lewmar Size 30 Ocean Hatch - Flat Base
Aug 2018 Replaced Lewmar Size 60 Ocean Hatch - Flat Base
Aug 2018 Replaced Lewmar Size 70 Ocean Hatch - Flat Base
Aug 2018 Replaced steering wheel with Lewmar folding wheel
Aug 2018 Installed Whale automatic float switch
Sep 2018 Installed Grape Solar 180W Solar panels and Victron MPPT controllers
Sep 2018 Replaced steel diesel tank with an aluminium one manufactured by Luthers in the US
Oct 2018 Bought Zodiac Fastroller 285 Dinghy
Oct 2018 Installed 3 x US AGM 12v150 house batteries and 1 x engine start and 2 x bow thruster batteries
Oct 2018 Installed Iridium Go and external aerial
Feb 2019 An additional Caframo fan installed in the stateroom
Feb 2019 Custom covers made for each of the deck hatches
Mar 2019 Installed Raymarine Ray63 VHF radio
Mar 2019 Installed Raymarine Ray 90/91 Wireless Adapter
Mar 2019 Installed Raymarine Ray 90/91 Wireless Hub including handset and speaker
Feb 2020 Installed Caframo fan in the forepeak
Feb 2020 Installed Mastervolt 2500w inverter
Feb 2020 Installed scoop-type skin fitting for the watermaker
Feb 2020 Replaced aft heads hoses
Mar 2020 Replaced watermaker low-pressure pump
Apr 2020 Custom cushion made for the sun deck
Oct 2020 New Sailtec hydraulic backstay fitted
Oct 2020 Mahogany vent fitted to the wardrobe in the aft stateroom
Nov 2020 New AB9AL dinghy with bow locker (due to be delivered end of November)
|Vessel type:||Moody 425|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||12.7m|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Keel type:||Fin Keel|
|Displacement:||10 metric tons|
|Fuel capacity:||276 Litres|
|Water capacity:||400 Litres|
The aft stateroom contains a centerline queen-sized bed with a memory foam mattress topper.
There are two crew bunks in the in the area leading from the companionway to the aft stateroom, and a forepeak with an insert that can be removed to make two single, rather than a double, bed.
The marine electronics have been comprehensively upgraded. Most of the Raymarine equipment was replaced in 2015, and some in 2019. Navionics charts for French Polynesia are included.
Beta Marine Beta 60 engine producing 55HP. The engine was installed in 2011. In 2015 we had a Featherstream feathering propeller manufactured to match the engine and gearbox output.
The photograph below is of the engine about to leave the factory.
The Dimension Polyant mainsail and genoa were made by Sanders Sails in Lymington, UK, in 2016. They have been regularly serviced - most recently in 2019 when the genoa's UV strip was replaced in Tahiti.
Ocean Safety Soft Horseshoe Lifebuoy with Compact Apollo Light
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.