Review of Moody 44 Carbineer

Basic specs.

sail specifications
The Moody 44 Carbineer is a large sailboat designed by the British maritime architect Jack Laurent Giles in the late sixties. The Moody 44 Carbineer is built by the British yard A. H. Moody & Son Ltd..

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The hull is made of fibreglass. Generally, a hull made of fibreglass requires only a minimum of maintenance during the sailing season.


The boat is typically equipped with a Perkins diesel engine at 72.0 hp (53 kW), which gives a max speed about 6.3 knots.

The fuel tank has a capacity of 151 liters (39 US gallons, 33 imperial gallons).

Sailing characteristics

This section covers widely used rules of thumb to describe the sailing characteristics. Please note that even though the calculations are correct, the interpretation of the results might not be valid for extreme boats.

Stability and Safety

What is Capsize Screening Formula (CSF)?

The capsize screening value for Moody 44 Carbineer is 1.48, indicating that this boat could - if evaluated by this formula alone - be accepted to participate in ocean races.

Theoretical Maximum Hull Speed

What is Theoretical Maximum Hull Speed?

The theoretical maximal speed of a displacement boat of this length is 8.0 knots. The term "Theoretical Maximum Hull Speed" is widely used even though a boat can sail faster. The term shall be interpreted as above the theoretical speed a great additional power is necessary for a small gain in speed.

Immersion rate

The immersion rate is defined as the weight required to sink the boat a certain level. The immersion rate for Moody 44 Carbineer is about 272 kg/cm, alternatively 1526 lbs/inch.
Meaning: if you load 272 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternatively, if you load 1526 lbs cargo on the boat it will sink 1 inch.

Sailing statistics

This section is statistical comparison with similar boats of the same category. The basis of the following statistical computations is our unique database with more than 26,000 different boat types and 350,000 data points.

Motion Comfort Ratio

What is Motion Comfort Ratio (MCR)?

The Motion Comfort Ratio for Moody 44 Carbineer is 51.3.

Low High 99% 0 50 100
Comparing this ratio with similar sailboats show that it is more comfortable than 99% of all similar sailboat designs. This is a comfort value significantly above average.

L/B (Length Beam Ratio)

What is L/B (Length Beam Ratio)?

The l/b ratio for Moody 44 Carbineer is 3.61.

Wide Slim 76% 0 50 100
Compared with other similar sailboats it is slimmer than 76% of all other designs. It seems that the designer has chosen a significantly more speedy hull design.

D/L (Displacement Length Ratio)

What is Displacement Length Ratio?

The DL-ratio for Moody 44 Carbineer is 343 which categorizes this boat among 'heavy cruisers'.

Heavy Light 10% 0 50 100
10% of all similar sailboat designs are categorized as heavier. A heavy displacement combined with smaller water plane area has lower acceleration and is more comfortable.



If you need to renew parts of your running rig and is not quite sure of the dimensions, you may find the estimates computed below useful.

Guiding dimensions of running rig
Jib sheet 13.4 m(44.0 feet)16 mm(5/8 inch)
Genoa sheet 13.4 m(44.0 feet)16 mm(5/8 inch)
Mainsheet 33.5 m(110.0 feet)16 mm(5/8 inch)
Spinnaker sheet29.5 m(96.8 feet)16 mm(5/8 inch)

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