The island of Orust on the West coast of Sweden has been home to some magnificent yacht building for many years. The home to Hallberg-Rassy, Najad and of course Malo. It is also now home to the wonderful Berthon Sales Group office that is Berthon Scandinavia and the birthplace of the Malo 42, GALADRIEL. For sale and now caught on film.
Malo built 33 of the 42s between 1991 and 2002. Malo 42 GALADRIEL was the last 42 to be built. She was beautifully crafted for her current owners with a myriad of upgrades and adaptions born from their extensive cruising experience.
She has been lovingly maintained throughout her life and there is extensive documentation to prove it. Most of her recent life has been spent cruising the Caribbean and East Coast of the USA. Very sensibly her owners escaped to her once the UK winter set in and would then live on board for up to 6 months, before she would be put to bed for the rest of the year.
Malo 42 GALARDRIEL had a trip back across the Atlantic in May 2020 on the deck of a ship after a certain C word put a stop to her owner’s Caribbean season. They are now enjoying cruising her around the Solent but the time has come to move on.
She is the twin cabin version and boasts a roomy owner’s cabin up forward with a very practical separate shower and heads, which transforms the live aboard experience.
The galley also boasts a front opening fridge, which many yacht owners dream of – along with a top opening freezer. Her interior is of mahogany and is still in wonderful condition despite enjoying 18 years of cruising.
On deck, she boasts a safe and deep aft cockpit. She is easily sailed by two, with an electric halyard winch to make getting the main up that bit easier. There is also the added safety of the mainsheet being out of the cockpit and on the targa arch. The arch also helps to create great cockpit protection along with her large sprayhood, so you are well-protected come rain or shine.
Malo 42 GALADRIEL would make the perfect comfortable, safe and cosy platform for a couple looking to cruise local waters or further afield.