SJUNDE is a fine 2005 Malo 40 – a well maintained example of this proven passagemaker. These yachts are known for their stable, easy motion; a dry, efficient, untemperamental work platform on deck; and sturdy, soft-edged joinery below.
Hull construction is mean to last, with the centerline and cabin sides built of solid fiberglass, while the rest of the hull has vacuum-bagged sheet-balsa coring. The hull and Divinycell-cored deck are then bonded together. The wide, clear, laid-teak decks, with chainplates and genoa track snugged close to the cabin sides make it easy and safe for crew to reach the bow in a blow. Footing is excellent everywhere on the deck, with low bulwarks and handholds where needed. The deep cockpit is very dry thanks to the windshield and canopy.
Below the mahogany joinery work is stout, and features Malo’s signature chamfered edges to present soft landings in a rough sea state. SJUNDE appears to be exceptionally well-maintained with hardly a blemish visible belowdecks. She sports the Malo’s captains chairs in the main salon and a well proportioned settee to port. She has two heads, an owners cabin and two guest cabins.
She comes with her original 55hp Yanmar, a generator and bowthrusters. She has Thuruno radar, autopilot and GPS, with the expected depth and wind gauges.
She looks fit as a fiddle and ready to sail. She’s lying in the Netherlands and is listed at $276K USD.