1999 MALO 45

£185,000 tax paid

3-cabin, 2-heads Swedish aft cockpit cruiser

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelMalo 45
DesignerLeif Andermark
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingArgyll, Scotland, United Kingdom


EngineYanmar 4JH-3HTE 100hp
Engine Hours1560
Fuel Capacity700l
Hull ConstructionGRP
Keel TypeFin Keel
Drinking Water Capacity820l


A quality Scandinavian built, aft cockpit cruising yacht. Well-appointed below decks offering comfortable accommodation for 8 with three double cabins, two heads and separate shower stall.


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Commissioned when new by pair of experienced Malo owners the boat was built and fitted out to take part in the ARC of 2000. During successive ownerships she proved to be the ideal boat for blue water cruising. Competing in the ARC again with her next owners before cruising the eastern seaboard of America and the Caribbean, including completing the Newport – Bermuda race. During her globe-trotting she encountered all kinds of weather including a 75 knot Biscay storm, taking it all in her stride. Returning to the UK she moved north to cruise the waters of Scotland’s west coast in the current ownership.

Her aft cockpit design stands her apart from other Scandinavian built cruising yachts of this size. With the fixed windscreen forward and targa arch supported spray hood and substantial coamings outboard the cockpit is well protected in all weathers. The mainsheet being mount on top of the arch leaves the cockpit completely clear of obstructions. Below decks the large open plan saloon and galley provide a comfortable and bright living space. All cabins have generously sized bunks with lots of storage throughout the living space.

A blue water cruiser which has proved herself more than capable of crossing oceans or family coastal cruising.

Designed by Leif Ängermark , the hull of the Malö 45 offers her owner a very manoeuvrable boat under sail and power. This is not surprising when you take into account her sweet lines, maximum waterline length and beam thus ensuring excellent stability.

The Malö 45 combines the latest in design technology with hundreds of hours of engineering time spend developing a yachts that can set sail for all ports of call around the world with ease. Malö Yachts 45 is a yacht to be proud of. Built as a genuine offshore yacht for the discerning sailor, she is ideal for serious, long distance cruising as well as ample living accommodation aboard.


Johannes Olsson started the company 1939, building wooden yachts. Johannes’ sons, Bo and Orvar Olsson took over the business in 1963 and built their first GRP Malö Yachts in 1969. Lars and Bengt Olsson, sons of Bo assumed responsibility of Malö Yachts in 1984 and ran the company until 2008 when Bob Erixon bought the yard.

Malö Yachts is now part of Sweden Yachts Group, which also encompasses Sweden Yachts, CR Yachts and Regina of Vindö.



Hull Construction:
• GRP moulded hull of sandwich construction.
• Hull laminate of a combination of Isophthalic and Orthophthalic polyester laminate.
• Hull cored with balsa providing insulation to hull construction.
• Longitudinal and transverse bulkheads are laminated directly onto the hull.
• Laminate grid of Internal ribs and stringers individually laminated to hull internally.
• Galvanised steel mast support.
• Hull finished externally with NGA gel coat for maximum protection against water penetration.
• Blue sheer band and boot top stripes in original gelcoat finish.
• Below the waterline the hull has been treated with three layers epoxy primer: International Gelshield 200 and antifouling paint (dark blue).
• Moulded rubbing strake in hull with protective aluminium capping.

Deck & Superstructure Construction:
• GRP moulded deck and coach roof of sandwich construction.
• Balsa core with polyester laminate.
• Aluminium reinforcing in way of deck fittings.
• Hull to deck joint secured with mechanical fastenings, over laminated.
• Laid teak decking on side decks, coachroof and in cockpit. 12mm solid teak.
• The “targa” arch is of moulded GRP construction with M16 studs built in securing it to the deck.
• The deck has four scuppers draining on the waterline to prevent dirt markings on the hull.

Keel & Rudder:
• External lead ballast keel of the long fin shape.
• Keel secured with twelve M20 stainless steel bolts.
• GRP moulded, semi balanced rudder.
• Partial depth skeg hung.


Engine & gearbox:
• Yanmar 4JH 3HTE 4-cylinder, turbo-charged marine diesel engine producing 100hp (73.6kw)
• Freshwater engine cooling via raw-water intake and heat exchanger
• Yanmar Kanzaki KM4A reverse gearbox with 2.6:1 reduction
• Single lever morse control mounted at helm pedestal.
• Sound insulated engine space.

Maintenance & Performance:
• Engine hours as of October 2018: approx 1560hrs
• Date of last engine service: February 2018
• Cruising speed: approx 7 knots
• Maximum speed: approx 8 knots
• Range: approx 2000 Nm at 1800 rpm
• Anodes changed and seacocks serviced spring 2018.

Propulsion & Steering:
Bow Thruster
• Sleipner 24vDC 8kW twin prop bowthruster with control pad to starboard of helm (control pad replaced 2012)
• Stainless steel 40 mm propeller shaft
• Aqua Drive flexible shaft coupling.
• Bronze Flex-o-fold 3 blade folding prop.
• Ambassador ‘Stripper’ rope-cutter.
• Whitlock helm pedestal with hide-covered large diameter wheel
• Emergency steering gear


Voltage systems:
• 24vDC and 12vDC domestic systems with 220vAC ring main from shorepower, generator or inverter.

Battery Banks:
• 1x 12v 175Ah engine start battery.
• 1x 12v 140Ah service battery.
• 2x 12v 140ah service batteries joined in series and parallel to give 280Ah at 24vDC.
• Four main switches for separate power circuits, including emergency bridge switch to allow engine and generator starting with service batteries.

Battery Monitor:
• Mastervolt Battman battery monitor system for 24v domestic bank.

• Tystor 12vDC/220vAC automatic battery charger.
• Tystor 24vDC/220vAC automatic battery charger.
• Both chargers have status indicators at chart table.

• Mastervolt MASS 24/1500 inverter.
• Remote control panel and status indicator at chart table.

• 80Amp 12vDC alternator mounted to engine
• 60Amp 24vDC alternator mounted to engine (2014)
• Balmar ML-624 battery sensor/regulator for 24v system.

• Fischer Panda PMS AGT 4000 (2014)
• 24vDC generator, 110amps.
• Single cylinder Kubota diesel engine, 2400 – 3000RPM
• Mounted in GRP-3DS sound insulated capsule.
• Fisher Panda VCS charge control system.
• Date of last generator service: February 2018.

Other Electrical:
• 220vAC ring main with sockets throughout interior.
• 12vDC sockets throughout interior and in cockpit.
• Main AC/DC control panel with voltmeters.


Fresh Water:
• 24vDC pressurised water pump for supplying fresh water. New pump fitted 2016.
• Hot water supply via engine fed calorifier and 220vAC immersion heater element in 40 litre hot
• water tank powered by shore power. Tank can also be heated from the Eberspacher Hydronic heating.
• Pressurised freshwater shower at aft end of cockpit servicing bathing platform area.

Bilge Pumps:
• DC electrical bilge pump with float switch and manual override
• 2x manual bilge pumps (not used during current ownership)

Deck Wash Pump:
• Deck wash pump in aft lazarette.
• Deck wash pump in sail locker for anchor wash. (2016 replaced with new skin fitting & seacock)
Grey & Black Water:
• Blackwater from both heads discharges directly overboard.
• Two separate black water tanks fitted, one for each heads, only forward heads connected currently.
• Blackwater from holding tanks can discharge overboard or through deck-emptying point.
• Greywater discharges directly overboard.


• All tanks are of acid proof stainless steel SIS 2348/AISI 316l.
• Fuel & Water tanks inspection hatches.
• Fuel and water tanks are filled via stainless steel deck fillers.

• Total Capacity 700 litres (153 gallons)
• 1x 495 litre tank, under starboard aft cabin
• 1x 210 litre tank, under saloon sole.

Fresh Water:
• Total Capacity 820 litres (180 gallons)
• 1 tank under saloon sole.
• 1 tank under bunk in port side aft cabin.
• 1 tank under port saloon settee.

Holding Tank:
• Two 75 litre (16.5 gallon) tanks.
• 1 in aft heads, discharging overboard or via deck suction (disconnected currently).
• 1 in forward heads, discharging overboard or via deck suction.


On Deck:
• Garmin GPSMAP 750 7” colour chart platter
• Robertson AP22 autopilot
• Robertson IS11 speed display
• Robertson IS11 depth display
• Robertson Tack display – Fitted, not currently functioning.
• Robertson Waypoint Plus display
• Simrad IS15 wind display
• Robertson IS11 multi display adjacent to helm – Fitted, not currently functioning.
• Plastimo steering compass on helm pedestal

At Chart Table:
• Simrad CP40 10” colour chart plotter – Intermittent functionality.
• Furuno 1832 CRT radar display.
• NASA Clipper AIS Radar unit.
• Robertson IS11 multi display.
• Furuno NX-300 navtex display.

Communications Equipment:
• Icom IC-M411 VHF
• ICS Touchcomm TC4 DSC/GMDSS system – Fitted, not currently functioning.
• Icom IC-M710 MF/HF SSB transceiver


• GN Espace Levante 3 galley range. 3 burner, oven and grill. (2013)
• 24vDC watercooled compressors for fridge and freezer.
• Top loading 75ltr fridge below worktop.
• Top loading 75ltr freezer below worktop.
• Additional top loading freezer fitted beneath saloon seating, 24vDC.
• Twin stainless steel sinks.
• Pressurised hot & cold faucets.
• Plumbing in place for manually pumped faucet, pump not currently operational.

• 2x Raritan manual marine toilets.
• Aft heads unit replaced with new hoses, seacocks & skin fittings. (2016)
• Discharging overboard or via holding tank.
• Wash hand basin with pressurised hot & cold water faucet.
• Shower.

Heating & Ventilation:
• Eberspacher Hydronic heating system. (2011)
• Diesel fired, wet system with heat exchanger blower units throughout accommodation.
• Thermostatic control

• LED overhead lighting throughout accommodation space.
• Halogen reading lights in saloon and cabins.
• Night lighting in main saloon area.

• Sony CDXGT560 head unit.
• Radio/CD/ USB.
• Speakers in saloon.
• Cockpit speakers.


Summary of Accommodation:
• Up to 9 berths in three cabins plus occasional berths in saloon.
• Two double cabins. One bunk cabin.
• Two heads with separate shower stall forward.

Accommodation Finish:
• Interior joinery is of mahogany throughout finished with a matt lacquered finish.
• Tweed upholstery in Saloon, forward cabin and aft starboard cabin 2015.
• Teak & holly soleboards.
• Fitted, edge bound blue wool carpeting overlaid on sole throughout accommodation.
• White vinyl headlining panels with mahogany battening.

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Cabin:
• Large full-length double berth top port.
• Sprung mattress with tweed covering to match upholstery.
• Six lockers, overhead locker and two large hanging lockers.
• Two opening port lights, a skylight and a dorade ventilator.
• The skylight also serves as emergency exit.

Forward Heads:
• Bulkheads are finished with white laminate. Moulded GRP base unit forming sole, heads plinth, counter top and vanity unit. Teak sole grating.
• Manual heads with a holding tank. Discharging overboard or via holding tank.
• Holding tank gravity drained or pumped out through a connection on deck.
• Monotap for washbasin with hot & cold water.
• Large mirror above the washbasin. Vanity unit outboard.
• One opening port light.

Forward Shower:
• Separate stall shower located forward of the main bulkhead to starboard directly accessible from the owner's cabin.
• The bulkheads are covered with white laminate with a moulded GRP base and teak sole grating providing a water-resistant area, also suitable as wet locker.
• The shower tray has an outlet connected to an electric pump, draining overboard.
• Thermostat mixer with hot and cold water.
• Shower curtain in front of door.
• One opening port light.

Main Saloon:
• Tweed upholstery with new foams 2016.
• Spacious saloon with sofa on starboard side and U-sofa on port side.
• Starboard settee converts to single berth with lee cloth fitted.
• Rotatable cabin table with four dropleafs allowing simple & flexible size variations. The table's height is also adjustable to create another occasional double berth. (no cushion)
• Four large lockers, two book cases and further storage behind the seating back rests.
• Reading lights and recessed ceiling lights with dimmer.
• There are various handrails to move about safely on board under sail.
• Headroom in saloon 1.97m.

Navigation Station:
• Situated aft of the saloon to starboard forward of the aft head
• Large forward facing chart table with navigators seat aft.
• Storage in table for charts and drawers beneath.
• Navigation instrumentation mounted forward for chart table.
• Switch panel, voltmeter, 12V socket, battery monitor, SSB radio, fuel- and water tank gauge mounted outboard.
• Additional chart drawer (storing full size admiralty charts) under the starboard settee.

Aft Heads:
• Bulkheads are finished with white laminate. Moulded GRP base unit forming sole, heads plinth, counter top and vanity unit. Teak sole grating.
• Manual heads discharging overboard.
• Holding tank is fitted however not currently plumbed in. Tank is gravity drained or pumped out through a connection on deck.
• Monotap for washbasin with hot & cold water.
• Large mirror above the washbasin. Vanity unit outboard.
• One opening port light.

• L-shaped galley with Corian worktops, fiddles fitted outboard.
• Double bowl sink with monotap for hot and cold pressurised water.
• Levante gas galley range with three burners grill and oven, gimbal mounted.
• Nine cupboards and four drawers fitted with roller bearings.
• Well-insulated refrigeration box and freezer of 75l each with additional fridge/freezer under settee.

Starboard Aft Cabin:
• Large full length double berth.
• Sprung mattress with tweed covering to match upholstery.
• Hanging locker, locker with shelves, 3 overhead lockers and additional locker below bunk forward.
• Two opening port lights, one of which in the cockpit side, allowing ventilation even in bad weather.
• The cockpit bench lid serves as emergency exit from the cabin.
Port Aft Cabin:
• Two large single bunks.
• Upper berth stows vertically when not required.
• Lee cloths fitted on both bunks.
• Hanging locker and three storage lockers at aft end of cabin.
• Access to engine, genset, water maker and the 12v battery isolators.


• Selden aluminium silver anodised alloy spars.
• Masthead-rigged deck-stepped mast with twin spreaders.
• Removable inner forestay, with Selden Furlex roller reefing system to rig staysail. (currently not fitted).
• Stainless steel standing rigging, replaced fully 2010.
• Standing rigging fully inspected by rigger January 2017.
• Hasslefor tubular aluminium rigging screw covers.
• Selden rod kicker adjustable from cockpit.
• Fully-battened mainsail system with Selden ball-bearing batten cars (New 2008)
• Stackpack system with zip-up bag and lazyjacks
• Reefing lines led aft to cockpit
• Harken genoa tracks with cars adjustable from cockpit.
• Targa arch mounted mainsheet track creating clutter free and secure cockpit.
• Harken ball bearing mainsheet traveller system with adjustable with trim lines.
• Spinlock rope clutches.
• Selden spinnaker pole vertically stowed on mast.
• Selden whisker pole. (2016)
• Stemhead mounting for asymmetric spinnaker.
• Adjustable backstay.
• Running backstays for use with inner forestay. (currently not fitted).
• New Dyneema spinnaker halyard fitted 2015.

• All winches are by Andersen. All being stainless steel drums, manual, 2-speed, self-tailing.
• 2x 40ST for mainsheet and furling genoa
• 2x 58ST for genoa sheets
• 2x 40ST on mast for halyards
• 2x 40ST for checkstays and spinnaker sheets
• 1x 29ST mast-mounted for use with spinnaker pole

• Main and Genoa valeted and inspected by Owen Sails winter 2017/18.
• Sanders Vektron fully battened Mainsail (2008)
• Sanders Sails 130% Vektron furling Genoa (2008)
• Owen Sails white Dacron, roller furling staysail. Very light use. (2016)
• Syversen Dacron high wind jib with hanks (31.5sqm)
• Syversen Dacron storm jib with hanks (16.7sqm)
• Syversen Dacron storm jib with hanks (8sqm)
• Syversen Dacron storm tri-sail with RCB cars
• Syversen MPS with snuffer (140sqm)

• Pulpit and pushpit of 30 mm stainless steel, double railing with five pairs of stanchions placed on toe
• Double guard wires with gates to port and starboard
• 4 mm windscreens in hardened glass with aluminium frames.
• Built in bathing platform with stainless steel ladder
• Cockpit table for 4 plus 2 extensions allowing seating for up to 9
• Certified navigation lights.
• Besenzoni telescopic davits.
Anchoring & Mooring:
• Lofrans Kobra 100w 24vDC electric anchor windlass with remote control. (2013)
• Rocna 33kg anchor stowed intregral to bow with 60m of 10mm calibrated chain. (2012)
• Additional Twin stainless steel bow rollers on stemhead fitting.
• Bow, stern and midcleats.
• Spare 25kg Bruce anchor.
• Kedge reel mounted to pushpit.
• Selection of fenders and warps.

Canvas Work:
• Blue canvas sprayhood.
• Fitted cockpit cushions.


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

• Ocean Safety ISO, 8 person, cannister raft. Mounted on pushpit bracket. Last serviced 2016.
• Plastimo IOR Dan Buoy.
• Horseshoe Buoy.
• Pilot gas alarm. (2015)

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Lying Craobh Haven, Argyll, Scotland

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