Specification – ‘Solway Ranger’ – Moody 31


A nimble cruising yacht, with rakish good looks yet with very spacious accommodation below and in the deep cockpit.

Excellent stability and ease of handling are in part due to the generous ballast ratio and broad beam.  Responsive in light winds but with an excellent long distance diesel engine providing a consistent 6-7kn.

Below deck both forward and aft cabins are completely private. The heads are spacious and the main cabin, galley and navigation area are comfortable and well equipped.  Adequate hand holds and lea cloth ensures safety below decks in a sea way.

Solway Ranger is a very comfortable, forgiving and easy to manage GRP cruiser suitable for day sailing and extended Channel passages.

The inventory is most comprehensive and seldom matched by other Moody 31s of this age.

Over recent years Solway Ranger has been gently cruised in the English Channel by a fair weather owner and brought to an excellent specification that includes:

  • New Engine and Exhaust System
  • New drive shaft and cutlass bearing. (2014)
  • Shore power and Pumped heated water system
  • New VHF DSC and cockpit mike
  • In Boom Reefing system,

Full surveys in 2013 & 2016, did not reveal anything untoward.

Solway Ranger is a strongly constructed and sensible sized cruising yacht for family, friends, a couple or an ideal single hander if desired.


The 29hp Beta engine linked to the 16” Darglow JF self-feathering prop provides excellent drive and confident close quarter manoeuvrability.

The well rated Profurl boom reefing system provides a performance enhancement with full horizontal battened sail, allowing set, reef and lower of main sail with two lines, from the safety of the deep cockpit.

The varnished tiller is mounted on a semi-balanced half skeg hung rudder with Spinlock adjustable extension. The tiller is always light and responsive even when pressed.

Below decks is light and comfortable with 6 berths in pairs foreword, aft ( extra thick mattress) and main saloon. All panels are teak faced. Flooring is either carpet or teak/cherry.

Loads of cupboard, drawer and locker storage space for kit, clothing and victuals.

The aft heads enjoys powered hot and cold water shower head ( in sink), Jabsco toilet, toiletry storage and wet locker..

The L shaped galley contains a s/s sink with both hot and cold electrically pumped water plus foot pump for cold fresh water.  The gas cooker is original and excellent Plastimo with two burners, grill and oven. A dedicated cockpit locker holds two gas bottles.

Comfortable seating at table for 6 in the main saloon and even more, in the large sheltered cockpit on the bespoke closed cell covered cushions (2009)

When in dock mains power can be utilised for immersion water heating and battery charge. Three 240v plug points are located in the main saloon and galley for heating, kettle, microwave, TV, etc

All glass in clear undamaged condition…no crazing.
All soft furnishings and curtains in good condition.

Free board is comfortable allowing ease of coming aboard, buoy pick up and dry decks in a seaway.


  • Engine Beta BD 3 cylinder 1003   (2006)
  • Fresh water cooled
  • 60 amp generator
  • Quick release Water pump cover
  • Rev counter and hour recorder
  • Darglow JS three blade feathering prop
  • Aquafax PSS Shaft Seal
  • 2 x 105 amp 12V batteries ( in good shape) 2006 and Numax 2009


  • Mast head sloop by Kent
  • 1x19x7mm dia stainless wire aft ,forward, twin shrouds and baby stay 2003
  • Profurl in boom reefing for main 2002
  • Profurl forsail roller reefing 2002
  • 5 full length horizontal battens
  • Gas kicker
  • Danish multi block main control


  • Fully battened Jeckell mainsail (2002) Washed 2016
  • Jeckell Roller genoa (2002) New UV strip (2013) Washed 2016.
  • Kemp Cruising chute – little used
  • Spinnaker little used by current owner.
  • Selection of sheets and halliards


  • Port side swing out covered foam seat facing all equipment including
    All switching for lights, fresh water pump, navigations equipment, navifdgation lights, fresh water pump, Blaupunk FM/LW radio.
  • Radar to right with daytime flares bulkmounted mounted for easy access
  • Nav table easily accommodates stand and portfolio charts.
  • Lift lid navigation table offers cavernous storage under for all navigation bits and pieces
  • RED nighttime lighting to navigation table.


GRP Hull, Deck and superstructure. All white with decal lines to topside and vinyl yacht name on transom

Bilge keels (sand blasted, filled and sealed 2014)

Semi balanced rudder with tiller steering

Free board is comfortable allowing ease of coming aboard, buoy pick up and dry decks in a seaway.

  • LOA 9.37m 30.75ft
  • LWL 7.75m 25.42ft
  • Beam 3.2m 10.5ft
  • Draft 1.12m 3.67ft
  • Displacement 4530 kg 9966 lbs
  • Ballast 1667 kg 3675 lbs


  • I 11.73m 38.5ft
  • J 3.81m 12.5ft
  • P 10.21m 33.5ft
  • E 3.51m 11.5ft

Sail Areas

  • Main 17.9 sq.m 193 sq.ft
  • Working jib 28.8 sq.m 310 sq.ft not fitted
  • No. 1 genoa 33.9sq.m 365 sq.ft
  • No. 2 genoa 28.8 sq.m 310 sq.ft not fitted
  • Storm jib 6.9 sq.m 75 sq.ft not fitted
  • Spinnaker tba
  • Cruising chute tba


Betamarine 28hp diesel engine with indirect cooling, driving Darglow feathering propeller through stainless shaft.


Fuel 45ltr 10 galls
Water 136.3ltr 30 galls


  • 6 berths: Vee berth in forecabin with infill
  • 2 settee berths in main cabin, with double leaf folding saloon table.
  • Double berth in aft cabin
  • Dedicated chart table with seat
  • Spacious galley with 2-burner cooker with grill and oven,
  • Stainless sink with hot and cold pressurized water and foot pump,
  • Large insulated cool box under work surface.
  • Spacious heads with hot and cold water to basin, Jabsco toilet and wet locker.
  • Full cockpit tent to provide further shelter.