The Boat


Ocean Blue is a 2002 Moody 54, designed by Bill Dixon and built by Princess Yachts.

When launched she was christened ‘Liz’, then renamed ‘Jeccanas Joy’ by a former owner.

We have owned her since 2011 and renamed her ‘Ocean Blue’ for our travels.

Interior Layout
Interior Layout

Ocean Blue has 7 berths in 4 cabins – a double in the forecabin, bunk beds in the starboard bunk room, a single bunk above the washing machine in the aft bunk room and then a double in the rear master cabin.

She has two heads (bathrooms) with sink, toilet and separate shower, one for the rear master cabin and one opposite the forward bunk room for the other cabins.

The main saloon has a large table with settee seating around it on the starboard side and a smaller 2 person settee opposite.

The galley (kitchen) has a sink, a freezer, a fridge, a four burner cooker with grill and oven and a microwave.

She stores approximately 600 litres of water in two separate tanks and she has a water maker which converts sea water into fresh water at a rate of up to 150 litres an hour so we have an ample supply of fresh water for washing and drinking!

For power we have batteries and an inverter which converts the low voltage of the batteries to 240 volts (mains voltage). The batteries need charging regularly which we can do by running the engine, running the generator (a small diesel engine dedicated to producing electricity), plugging into mains power if we are in a marina, or by using our solar, wind or water generators.

Heating and cooling. Ocean Blue was originally built for corporate charter and so was fitted with both a diesel heater and four air conditioning units that can be used for both cooling and heating, so we should be pretty comfortable!

Washing. We are lucky enough to have a washer / drier on board so we can keep all our clothes, towels and bedding clean and fresh.