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Moody 46
$279,000 USD
46ft 2in

Ardent is an excellent example of a well maintained blue water cruising yacht. She was designed by Bill Dixon of Dixon Yacht Design and built by Marine Projects (Plymouth) Ltd formally Moody Yachts (A. H. Moody & Sons). Her three cabins, two head layout allows for a family to cruise aboard with plenty of room for everybody. She has the overall length to accommodate her center cockpit design, allowing the galley to be included in the main saloon. Wide side decks, electric winches and the cutter rig with furling genoa and staysail make for comfortable sailing and easy sail handling, even with a shorthanded crew.

Ardent has continually been upgraded and serviced since the current owner’s purchase in August of 2019. She’s ready to do some winter cruising and next season begin a new series of adventures. Ardent is an excellent value for a recently upgraded, high quality three cabin cruising yacht. Stop by our docks in Seattle to get aboard.

Possible Shilshole Bay Marina slip sublease available. 




Charger/inverter replacement Replaced with Victron 120/3000 charger/inverter
Lifelines Nov-22 Replaced corroded vinyl coated with heavier gauge stainless lifelines
Anchor – 55 pound Delta Nov-22 55 pound Delta spare anchor with 300 feet of chain/rope rode
Alternator Aug-22 Rebuilt alternator at Ballard Electric


DC System Dec-21 Increased size of high amperagelines and replaced starter/bow thruster battery management system with Victron DC-DC charger system, replaced isolation diodes with FET (Victron)
Haul out (CSR Marine) Oct-21 Propspeed on propeller, bottom paint, new zincs, sandblast-epoxy coating of keel
Yanmar starter and starter relay (Auxiliary Engine) Aug-21 Rebuilt starter with genuine Yanmar parts and purchased spare starter
Holding tank level system Jul-21 LIST brand system (1/4, 1/2, 3/4 level indications)
Macerator Jul-21 Rebuilt macerator pump
Cabin rug Apr-21 DA Burns custom rug work
Mast water catch and drain system Jan-21 This keeps all water out of bilge!
Genoa roller furling Jan-21 Sandblasted, primed and epoxy painted drum roller


Windlass (Fisheries Supply) Nov-20 Replaced Lewmar windlass
Yanmar intercooler (Auxiliary Engine) Oct-20 Replaced entire intercooler with new genuine Yanmar intercooler
Propane (Sure Marine Service) Oct-20 Valve
Solar panels Sep-20 Two systems: 200W and 340W Sunpower with Victron MPPT controllers
Dodger/Bimini (Breezy Custom Canvas) Aug-20 Replaced dodger, made up new bimini, enclosure panels, covers etc
Bilge pump May-20 New bilge pump and sensor
Galvanic isolator May-20 Promariner 60 amp galvanic isolator
Bow thruster battery May-20 Lifeline AGM
Water sensor and gauge Feb-20 Replaced both sensor and dial
Fuel sensor and gauge Feb-20 Replaced both sensor and dial
Hull service (CSR Marine) Oct-19 Sandblasted, epoxy primed and painted keel, standard bottom paint prep and paint, new quite bow thruster propellers, new zincs, replaced frozen thru-hull fittings, create new transducer hole for Furuno water speed and plug old one
Chartplotter/wind speed/autopilot/radar/AIS (Emerald Harbor Marine) Oct-19 Integrated NEMA 2000 Furuno system {including Ballard Sails work of going up mast). Solid state radar, touchscreen chartplotter
Water pump (Gallery Marine) Oct-19 Genuine Yanmar
LEDs Nov-19 Replaced all lights with LED (running and interior)
Boat water system pump Oct-19 Tired pump
Holding tank system Oct-19 Replaced all waste hoses and valves
Batteries (Emerald Harbor Marine) Sep-19 Lifeline AGM
Diesel heater repair (Sure Marine Service) Sep-19 Webasto fan assembly replacement and burner cleaning
Name of vessel Ardent
Model Moody 46
Year 2001
Builder Marine Projects
Designer Bill Dixon
Price $279,000 USD
Location Seattle, WA
Length (feet) 46
Beam (feet) 14'5"
Draft (feet) 6'9"
Displacement (pounds) 29,700
Ballast (pounds) 10,584
Engine model Yanmar 4JH3-HTE
Engine horsepower 100
Engine hours 1475
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 114
Water tank capacity (gallons) 204
Holding tank capacity (gallons) 30

Interior Accommodations

Going below you immediately notice how big the main salon is on Ardent. There are large windows in the cabin sides that let in lots of natural light and the teak and holly sole looks very warm. There are also Lewmar overhead hatches that open for ventilation. Light switches are located where they make sense and there are heater vents and controls throughout.

To starboard and one step down from the salon is a large U-shaped galley which feels very secure. There is plenty of counter space for food preparation and two sinks fitted with electric pump out are in the middle of the boat. Storage is ample, consisting of large lockers for food, crockery and pots and pans. A large front opening Isotherm refrigerator and top opening freezer (evaporator and water-cooled compressor & water pump. There’s a SMEV four burner gimbaled stove with oven/broiler that has a built-in exhaust fan and when needed, has separate microwave oven. There is an opening port to the cockpit for ventilation. Being open to the main salon means that the cook is still part of the action and less prone to seasickness while underway. The galley is also close to the companionway for easy communication.

To port and down a step is a forward facing full-size navigation station. The Furuno RD-33 (4.3” Color LCD Navigational Data Organizer) and Standard Horizon VHF Radio (Spectrum GX2350S 25 Watt VHF/FM Marine Transceiver) are both handy to the navigator along with the Webasto Air Top 5000 controller. There’s also plenty of storage for books and tools. A generous hanging locker is just aft before the walk through to the mechanical space and the aft cabin.

The starboard side of the main cabin has two very comfortable convertible chairs. The seats can be removed to make extra seats for the salon table. When in place you have a perfect place to read or use one of the cushions as a footrest. The area behind the seats has been opened up for storage of ships manuals and papers. To port is a curved settee with seating for six. The table can be opened up to a very generous size. Even with the table opened up you can still move around the cabin. There is incredible storage behind and under the settee.

Going forward of the mast and one step down there is a large head with shower to starboard. The head can be accessed from the main salon or the forward cabin with doors to both. The shower and head compartment are finished in easy to clean fiberglass with a Lewmar overhead hatch. One of the Jabsco Deluxe Flush electric toilets is contained here.

The port cabin has over and under single berths. Contrary to most, these beds are fairly ample in size. There is also a hanging locker and storage. The cabin can be made private with a door that closes and locks. A Lewmar deck hatch provides ventilation and the cabin feels larger than you’d expect. This area also serves as a great place to store the many cockpit cushions.

Forward of the head and cabin is the V-berth area with a midline queen bed. You can get to either side of the bed and there is a hanging locker and storage everywhere you look. Below the bed is the access to the bow thruster and battery to drive them. This cabin has private access to the head if the aft door from the salon is closed making this a real stateroom.

The aft cabin is accessed through a walkway on the port side aft of the navigation station. There is a wonderful area outboard that contains cabinets for tools and spare parts. There is an area on top for storage of large items. Below the cockpit is the engine and mechanical space. The Yanmar, fuel filters, pumps all reside in this space. There is access through two large doors that open into the walk through. Having your tools and parts in the same space as the engine is a terrific feature on a cruising boat.

The aft cabin is a true master suite. The bed is large and you can access it from both sides. There is a mirror and make up area at the forward end of the aft cabin making the space seem even larger. Cabinets and storage abound. To starboard is a large head with shower below the cockpit coaming and side deck. The second Jabsco Deluxe Flush electric toilet is in this head. The shower is made of easy to clean molded fiberglass and is separated from the head.


Electronics and Navigation

Integrated NEMA 2000 Furuno system

Chartplotter 12” MFD (Furuno NavNet TZ Touch 2 – Emerald Harbor Marine 2019)

AIS Class B (Furuno – Emerald Harbor Marine 2019)

Autopilot (Furuno – Emerald Harbor Marine 2019)

Radar (Furuno – Emerald Harbor Marine 2019)

4.3” Color LCD Navigational Data Organizer (Furuno RD-33)

Standard Horizon VHF radio with RAM Mic, connected to GPS for emergency broadcast in cabin & cockpit


Mechanical and Plumbing Systems

Yanmar 100hp 4JH3-HTE Turbo Diesel engine (~1475 hrs)*

*Serviced by Auxiliary Engine & Gallery Marine

Fixed 3 blade bronze 21” propeller (Propspeed coated – 2022)

(2) Racor 500 primary fuel filters

Emergency engine shutoff

Automatic fire extinguisher in engine room

Bright engine compartment

Bow thruster (Side – Power 95T, R&R propellers & conductors 2020)

Whitlock steering system

Diesel forced air heat (Webasto Air Top 5000 – Sure Marine new fan & serviced 2019)

(4) burner gimbaled propane stove/oven (SMEV Model 0300FN – 0311FGN)

Propane/CNG solenoid valve control system (Xintex C-1)

(2) aluminum propane tanks, storage for two (1 active & 1 spare)

Microwave (Sharp – Carousel)

Refrigerator/Freezer (Isotherm – new controller & serviced 2021)

(2) Deluxe Flush slectric toilets (Jabsco – new hoses 2019)

30 US gal holding tank – polyethylene

204 US gal water tank – polyethylene

114 US gal fuel tank – aluminum


Electrical Systems

AC shore power inlet (30 amp) with 30 to 50 dock end plug

12 volt & 110 volt outlets throughout the boat

Victron 120/3000 inverter/charger

Replaced diode isolator with modern & efficient (Victron FET – 2021)

DC – DC Charger for start batteries (Victron – 2022)

DC – DC Charger for bow thruster battery (Victron – 2022)

Oversized alternator – 150 amps

Electronic gas detector

(6) 820 ah AGM house batteries (Lifeline – 2019)

(2) AGM dedicated engine batteries (Lifeline – 2019)

(1) AGM dedicated bow thruster (2020)

Solar Panels 200W & 300W (Sunpower & Victron MPPT controllers – September 2020)

Isolator switches for engine and domestic supply

All lights (navigation, uutside & inside) upgraded to LED

Stern light nav station controlled


Deck and Hull

When you board Ardent you’ll immediately notice how wide the side decks are and how easy it is to move around. She has 14’ 6” of beam and it’s put to good use without compromising the Moody 46’s ability to handle plenty of stores. There’s also a hard windshield with dodger (Breezy Custom Upholstery & Canvas – August 2020) that covers the entire cockpit because of the Solar Panels (Sunpower 200W & 340W – September 2020) that are directly mounted above it. Bonus, Ardent has removable “Side Curtains” so the crew can be totally enclosed when and if situation requires. Forward, the teak decks offer great non-slip characteristics and make this Moody Center Cockpit feel like a yacht. The Furlex roller furlers keep the sails ready, and the high cut sails make her easy to move around under sail. The staysail is sheeted to a track on the deck making her “self-tacking” and keeping her sheets out of the way. The boat just feels like a proper sailboat. On the foredeck, the anchor locker is huge and accessed from the deck. The aft deck has access to the lazarettes and teak seats on the push pit. Her swim platform is recessed into the hull but accessible from the stern deck. There is a small crane to handle the dinghy outboard motor as well as an outboard motor mount on the rail. The feeling of spaciousness makes Ardent a very comfortable boat to work under sail. This is a great deck arrangement to have a family lounging about or crossing an ocean.

Teak decks

Teak cap rail and cockpit coaming

Large stainless dorade cowls

Teak cockpit table

Cockpit cushions

Dodger, bimini, side curtains “Full Enclosure”, covers and storage bags

Solar Panels 200W & 300W (Sunpower & Victron MPPT controllers – September 2020)

Stern teak pulpit seats, port & starboard

Two large aft lazarettes (rear lockers) for storage

Outboard motor lift (Garhauer)

Swing down transom door boarding/bathing platform

Transom shower

Seawater high pressure wash down system

Remote windlass switch at helm

Windlass (Lewmar – 2020)

Stainless bow anchor roller with double rollers

Delta 55lb. anchor (primary) with 350’ galvanized anchor chain

Delta 44lb. anchor (spare) with 300’ chain/rope rode


Sails and Rigging

In mast furling main, masthead rigged, anodized aluminum mast & boom (Selden – serviced)

Double aft swept spreaders (Selden)

Mainsail, furling (Hood Sails)

(2) furlers for both head sails (Selden Furlex – Serviced & Repainted Drums )

Genoa 135% (Hood Sails)

Self-Tacking staysail on track (Hood Sails)

Boom vang, manual (Selden)

Running backstays

Five (5) electric Winches:

(2) electric primary winches (Lewmar 54)

(2) electric cabin top winches (Lewmar 40)

(1) electric mainsheet traveler winch (Lewmar 40)

(6) rope clutches


Safety and Miscellaneous

West Marine RIB plus beach wheels with suncover

Honda 9.9 hp short shaft with suncover

S/S lifelines with gates (upgraded to larger diameter)

EPIRB (battery expired)

Lifesling, hard case

MOB throw



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