Moody Carbineer ‘Waterbird’

1972 Moody Carbineer ‘Waterbird’ (1972)

This 1972 Moody Carbineer, Waterbird is, above all, solid. The GRP is often more than 1″ thick which means she exudes confidence in any weather. Her semi-long keel means no bashing or juddering as she slices, rather than crashes, through the waves. Waterbird is a true blue water cruiser.

Waterbird is very straightforward to sail and easily managed by two. She has furled genoa and staysail, in boom furled main and in boom furled mizzen.  All lines run back to the cockpit, making sail adjustments safe and easy.

Waterbird’s pilot house and inside steering position makes long passages extremely comfortable, and dry. It also gives all-round visibility without having to leave the comfort of indoors.

The in-board joinery is superb and has been well maintained with solid mahogany throughout, which is not only aesthetically pleasing and durable but also gives her a stately feel. Her berths are particularly comfortable.

Waterbird has had just 3 owners from new. The original owners sailed her from the UK to the Mediterranean where she was kept for nearly 30 years in the South of France. The second owner (2001) sailed her back to the UK and kept her in Essex for a time before sailing her down to Spain (approx 2008) where she was kept for the remainder of that ownership. The third and present owners purchased her for a sabbatical from work. Having updated her they sailed around Spain for a time and then across the Atlantic to Antigua and then slowly down through the islands to Grenada where she is now for sale.

If you’d like to enquire about this 1972 Moody Carbineer, please feel free to contact the Horizon Yacht Sales broker team today. Our members are friendly, professional, and always happy to help out clients with any questions, concerns, or queries they may have about any of our yachts. Many of our team members are sailors themselves, allowing us to provide insight and information into the yachts that is unparalleled by many other brokers.

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1972 Moody Carbineer ‘Waterbird’ (1972) Specifications
Print Specifications
Hull type
Max people
Length (LOA)
13.4 m / 44 ft
Model Length
13 m / 42 ft 8 in
Beam (width)
3.7 m / 12 ft 2 in
Draft (depth)
1.8 m / 5 ft 11 in
Primary fuel tank capacity
379 L / 100 gallons
Secondary fuel tank capacity
379 L / 100 gallons
Water capacity
2 x 379 L / 2 x 100 gallons
No. of engines
Cruising speed
5 knots

Electronics and Navigation

Wind Speed and Direction
Chart Plotter at helm
Raymarine A series 2017
Chart Plotter at Navigation desk
Garmin + plotter
Raymarine ST7001
VHF at Navigation desk
Simrad RD68 + Cobra


Bow Sprit/ Spinnaker Pole
Spinnaker Pole
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