Malua Adams 42ft Cruising Yacht

Malua is a 42ft cruising yacht built by its master Harry Watson Smith. We have cruised the Pacific and am now in the Med. Currently Malua is in Greece after cruising Croatia and Italy. Spending time in the lagoon in Venice. 2010 western Italy

06 May 2021 | Jervis Bay Australia
04 January 2019 | Tasman Sea
11 April 2014 | Batemans Bay
14 October 2013 | Deltaville
11 May 2012
11 September 2011
20 June 2011
29 July 2010
25 July 2010
10 June 2010
06 June 2010
28 May 2010
23 May 2010
22 May 2010 | Greece

Start of blog journey for Malua

26 September 2006 | Batemans Bay
This is the start of the voyage from Batemans Bay in the Pacific to the northern hemisphere for my Adams 42 Malua. The vessel was built in Newcastle in 2000 and transported the same year to Canberra to be completed in Hughes. I launched Malua in Sydney in September 2003. During the end of that year and next our family cruised around Tasmania. It was four months of wonderful scene and great friendships.
December 2003 I set sail with a motley crew for New Zealand where Denny joined the crew for a sail down the east of North Island. Nicola joined me with a girl friend to sail to Tonga in May. We spent two months cruising through the islands then sailed to Fiji where Denny again joined us to cruise through the Lau group.
After a wonderful few months sailing in Fiji I left Musket Cove for Vanuatu. After climbing active volcanoes, dancing with the local sans cloths and diving the Pres Coolidge I sailed single handed back to Australia with the Port to Port rally. At Bundaberg Iain joined me for the sail south back to my home port of Batemans Bay.
Vessel Name: Malua
Vessel Make/Model: Adams 42 Bluewater
Hailing Port: Bermagui NSW Australia
Crew: Harry Watson Smith
About: I have sailed all my life originally in South Africa then Australia. The Mediterranean across the Atlantic to the Caribbean and up the east coast of USA. Left USA for Panama Canal to Galapagos to Polynesia then west to Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu on to Australia. Now sailing in Tasman and Pacific
I completed the vessel after having hull and deck trucked to Canberra. We have sailed to Tasmania and cruised the Pacific. Malua was shipped to the Med where we sailed from Spain to Turkey during 2007. During 2008 we sailed north up the Turkish coast thru the Dardenelles to Istanbul then back to [...]
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Who: Harry Watson Smith
Port: Bermagui NSW Australia