Skip to main content

Malo 41

The Malo 41 has many of the same features that impressed us on the other Swedish boats we sailed—strong no-nonsense construction combined with lush mahogany interior joinery work—as well as a few unique twists of its own. For example, the distinctive traveler arch over the cockpit, long a Malo trademark (they call it their TARGA system), works very well, and its height can be
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

The Malo 41 has many of the same features that impressed us on the other Swedish boats we sailed—strong no-nonsense construction combined with lush mahogany interior joinery work—as well as a few unique twists of its own. For example, the distinctive traveler arch over the cockpit, long a Malo trademark (they call it their TARGA system), works very well, and its height can be specified by the owner when ordering construction. Also, the versatile dinette table expands and contracts; the corners fold in to create a compact sea table with fiddles or lie flat to double the surface space, creating an enormous dining table for entertaining in port.

Testing the boat on Chesapeake Bay, we found enough wind to get a good sense of its performance and exulted in its light steering, sweet motion, and kindly manners. Though the cockpit is a bit small for entertaining, it is extremely comfortable and deep enough to offer good security in a seaway. Down below we found plenty of stowage space, especially in the staterooms, and the galley was pronounced commodious and beyond reproach. The systems are above average, and the DC electrical system earned a rating of "first class" (except for some untinned wire). Another unusual feature that generated discussion was the trademark through-the-stem anchor roller, which some judges thought would ship more water in a seaway than could be handled by the slightly undersized anchor-locker drains. Those inclined to share this concern will be relieved to learn that a conventional on-deck anchor roller can be specified instead.

Specifications

Price: $350,000 (FOB Annapolis, Maryland) includes full-batten mainsail and roller-furling triradial genoa, aluminum two-spreader Selden mast, Andersen winches, powered windlass, mooring lines, and ground tackle.

U.S. agent: Discovery Yachts, Seattle, WA; tel. 206-301-9104, www.discoveryachts.com

Construction: Hand-laid glass hull with balsa core to just below the waterline. Balsa-cored deck with solid laminate at all hardware-attachments points.

LOA 42'9"

LWL 35'5"

Beam 13'

Draft 6'6"

Ballast 9,260 lbs

Displacement 24,250 lbs

Sail area (100% foretriangle) 830 sq ft

Power 75-hp Yanmar

Fuel/water/waste 99/145/45 gal

Displ.-length ratio 242

Sail area-displ. ratio 15.85

Related

X5_plus_slide-01

Boat Review: Xquisite X5 Plus

The Xquisite X5 Plus is a major update of the boat that SAIL awarded Best Large Multihull and Best Systems titles in 2017. The changes were not just cosmetic, but genuine improvements to an already fine boat, making it lighter, faster and less dependent on fuel. The builder’s ...read more

01-LEAD-AdobeStock_40632434

Cruising: Offshore Prep Talk

When I began preparing Minx, my 1987 Pearson 39-2, for extended Caribbean cruising, I had to balance my champagne wish list against my beer budget. Every buck spent on the boat before leaving would be one less frosty can of Carib down in the islands. On the other hand, I had to ...read more

m5702_RACE-AREA-6

Barcelona Venue Shaping Up

The decision to host the next America’s Cup in Barcelona ruffled the feathers of some fans, but the Defender is happy with how the venue is shaping up. The process of allocating team bases, spectator zones and the race village is underway. “I cannot speak highly enough of the ...read more

ELAN-GT6---273

Boat Review: Elan GT6

Elan’s first sporty “Grand Turismo” yacht, the 43ft GT5, launched in 2017, and was actually a bit of a mash-up. It combined an existing go-fast hull from Elan’s sexy E5 racer with a new deck and interior optimized for cruising comfort, and a somewhat detuned rig to create a ...read more

OVI-Gyre-22_KH_Crew-clean-deck-and-catch-nets_260622-11

Ocean Voyages Institute Recovers Nearly 100 tons of Plastic Waste

After 45 days at sea, the sailing cargo ship KWAI has docked in San Francisco with 96 tons of recovered plastic, including ghost nets and derelict fishing gear from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Ocean Voyages Institute, a non-profit organization based in Sausalito, CA, uses ...read more

01-LEAD-ARC-Multi_JMitchell-JM5_2883

Multihulls and the 2021 ARC

The days of multihulls being the weirdos of the sea are gone. Nothing illustrated this better than the 2021 Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC), which departed Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (in Spain’s Canary Islands) in November and wrapped up in December on the island of St. Lucia ...read more

01-LEAD-12364-Sunbeam_401-GSP

Bowsprits: Why They Make Sense

There is, of course, nothing new about bowsprits—sailing ships have been using them for centuries. That said, these days they are more popular than ever on cruising boats, thanks to advances in sails, sailhandling technology and boat design in general. With today’s furlers, an ...read more

01-LEAD-DJI_0009_logo

Multihull Review: Nautitech 44 Open

For years, Nautitech Catamarans has been doing things differently from other production cat builders, and it seems to be paying off. When the French company launched its Open series in 2013, it shrunk the saloon and dedicated more space to the cockpit where most catamaran living ...read more