Malua - an Adams Bluewater
This Adams Bluewater 42 has cruised the world, been rejuvenated on its return, and is ready to set sail into the sunrise tomorrow. Constructed and approved into 2C survey (2004) it has a unique layout with an exceptional fit-out and a best-in-class inventory. It will suit a single sailor or a couple to cruise the Australian coast or to return to distant international shores.
My last cruise was a short trip to New Caledonia and Fiji in June to November 2018 to get away from the cold of the east coast. As usual I sailed alone but met friends at the destination. Earlier in that year the family cruised Tasmania but even that was cold.
Our family have decided to change course and get a smaller vessel or return to France to complete the passage to Paris.
Sail to distant shore or just up and down the coast Malua will look after you in all conditions. I built her to just do that and she has proven her worth. You can sail her single handed, with just one other or with a full crew. North Sails Sydney provided a full set of sails last season to replace the original set. The sail set up for reefing, is single-line furling main, Profurl genoa and staysail operated from the cockpit to an electric winch. A large full spinnaker and reacher both with snuffing sock completes the sail wardrobe. All sail are operated from the cockpit from electric winches. Yes a one-person operation.
Internally Malua is spacious with portlights that open to give cross ventilation in the tropics. All bunks have European style inner spring mattresses and lea cloths. The shower is engine heated while the toilet is like in an aircraft vacuum suction - so one press and into the holding tank.
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Designer: Joe Adams
Builder : Bluewater Yachts - Cardiff
Fit out & Systems: Camrod Marine - Canberra
Dimensions: LOA 42ft (12.75m) Beam 4m Draft 1.99 Disp app 13,110 kgs
Yacht Type: Sloop rigged cutter with furling headsail and staysail. Removable staysail
Layout: Large saloon, forward cabin with ensuite/workshop, double aft, quarter berth, navigation area, lateral galley
Sails: North (1 season old) Main, Genoa, Staysail, Spinaker, MPS, Storm trisail, second genoa
Standing rigging: Replaced 2017
Winches: Two 2 speed Anderson, Three power 2 speed Anderson, one 2 speed Anderson
Engine: Yanmar 50 Hp 4JH2E
Generator: 12 hp Kubota diesel 150 amp DC with smart regulator
Liquid Capacity: Two Diesel approx 440L, Three Drinking approx , Black water approx
Power: All Sonneshein AGM in two house 400 amp hour each plus smart regulator plus AGM starting battery. Two solar panels, D400 wind generator.
Expeditions we have completed
Malua was built to cruise the world. To set off at sunrise and visit distant shores, experience new cultures and immerse ourselves in these communities especially the world cruising community. Here are a few of those locations. Click the buttons and read the full web story or click the image for the specific location