In 1972 Angus Primrose was given the commission to design a 33’ family cruising yacht. This was first production yacht developed jointly between A.H. Moody & Son Ltd, Southampton and Marine Projects (Plymouth) Limited. It was an immediate success. Power and Sail magazine, October 1974: 'Planned as a comfortable family cruising yacht of light displacement and with a high performance under sail or power, the Moody 33 shows many of the characteristics to be found in the more trendy production yachts of today. Clean, smooth, sleek and with high freeboard, a carefully calculated layout below decks, a roomy central cockpit with two-berth cabin aft, a simple masthead sloop rig, and the fin keel and skeg rudder profile expected of fast yachts, the Moody 33 has all these and a good deal more besides'.
Bill Dixon had worked alongside Angus Primrose for several years, when following the loss of Angus Primrose at sea in 1980 Dixon at the age of 23, found himself running the newly formed Angus S Primrose Ltd.
The new company successfully took on the existing production boat business, which has formed the basis for a continuing expansion to the present day. All the time enhancing its reputation for design innovation with a steady stream of successful production power and sail designs.
In total, during the past 30 years over 4,500 Moody Yachts have been delivered both in the United Kingdom and throughout the World bringing pleasure and performance to countless thousands of yachtsmen and their families and friends.
All of the paper drawn designs have now been placed in achieve but the Moody Owners Association has useful generic electronic information on their website.
See Moody Owners Association Website
Discovery Yachts was founded in 1998. The business was founded on the desire to create a world cruising yacht designed specifically for those wishing to enjoy extended blue water cruising without the need for a crew. Several years ago Discovery Yachts diversified their core business from monohull semi production to semi production Catamarans. We were extremely pleased to be chosen to design the first Cat; the Discovery 50.