Malua - The boat

Malua - an Adams designed yacht

The yacht was designed by Joe Adams, a renowned Australian designer with many years of practical experience. Joe designs both racing and cruising yachts. Malua is the latter. The hull and deck were constructed in GRP at the Bluewater yard in Cardiff near Newcastle, Australia. It was the 21st out of the mould and follows a number of Bluewater 400s finished by David Blackburn. Malua only went to the hull and deck stage at this yard before being removed for fit-out and completion in Canberra. I kept a very close eye on the construction of the hull and deck and spend many a day actively working with David's team. 
The base specifications are the following. Look at the systems, features and the pictures of the hull photos during construction. The fit out is document as well.


Design Joe AdamsEngineYanmar 50 Hp
Manufacture HullBluewater YachtsGeneratorKubota 12 Hp
Fit Out InteriorCamrod MarineFreeboard FWD1.52 m
LOA12.00 mFreeboard AFT1.25 m
Measured Length12.2 mFuel Capacity440 Litres
LWL10.67 mWater Capacity963 Liters
Beam3.99 mBlack Water Tank150 Liters
Draft1.99 mMainsail area36.3 m sqr
Displacement13.11 tonnesGenoa53.0 m sqr
Ballast5 tonnesStaysail5.2 m sqr