Rarely has our team at the Can Pastilla base on Mallorca been as excited about a "sea trial" as after the arrival of the Moody DS54 Adventuro. The very first sight of the new flagship of our Mallorca fleet aroused our curiosity to explore the "Moody" myth. With her powerful lines and unmistakable deck saloon, long waterline and straight bow, the cruiser, which is over 17 metres long, exudes dynamism and comfort and promises more than just a sailing adventure.
Entering the deck via the pasarella at the stern immediately reveals the impressive spatial concept. The generously proportioned cockpit with two long sofas and a fold-out table flows seamlessly into the elegant deck saloon with dinette, galley and a spacious third helm station. Huge windows flood the room with natural light and offer a spectacular view of the sea and landscape from here, protected from all weathers. When the sliding door and windows of the saloon are opened, the interplay with the cockpit creates an unrivalled feeling of space in terms of size, comfort and equipment.
Two staircases lead from the saloon to the cabins. At the front of the ship there is a luxurious owner's cabin with its own bathroom and two spacious double cabins that share a bathroom. In the stern area there is a twin cabin with its own bathroom. The built-in Miele washer-dryer is also located here, in case you are travelling for a longer period of time.
When you return to the outside, the two helm stations immediately catch your eye. The engine, bow and stern thrusters and all winches and furlers can be operated from here. The sailing instruments and the large plotters are centrally located on both sides and enable quick reading even in adverse situations. The running rigging is guided aft to the electric Lewmar winches. In conjunction with the Furlex electric furling systems on all sails and thanks to the tidy and compact layout, single-handed sailing becomes a real pleasure.
The helmsman's seats are large and comfortable and the backrest can be converted into a lumbar support in a few simple steps to relieve the strain on the back when sailing in a standing position. Once in motion, the Adventuro glides majestically through the water with her hull designed by Judel/Vrolijk & Co. With a dry weight of 24 tonnes, she is surprisingly easy to manoeuvre. The main sail, self-tacking jib and genoa can be easily operated from the cockpit at the touch of a button and every sailing enthusiast's pulse quickens when the wind fills the sails and the boat accelerates. It quickly becomes clear: this is a cruiser with sporting ambitions!
And then it happens: experiencing how this boat takes off, heels and sails close to the wind is absolutely addictive. And even now, the walk to the bow still feels safe thanks to a solid bulwark topped by a stainless steel handrail. There is hardly another boat that has such safe side decks, which is one of the reasons why it is so appealing to families with children.
Once you have found a good anchorage, the transom can be folded down hydraulically to create a spacious bathing/boarding platform. The aft peak concealed behind it offers sufficient space for SUPs, snorkelling sets and diving scooters and the yacht becomes a base station for water sports and swimming fun in no time at all.
At the end of a successful day's sailing, everyone realises that the Moody 54DS Adventuro is a boat that is second to none. Her portfolio of amenities, the impressive design concept paired with the performance of a racy sailing yacht are proof that adventure and luxury are not mutually exclusive.