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

Malua packed for winter

11 September 2011
The summer has finally come to an end. We set off to reach Paris via the canals of France and almost made it right through the rivers and canals but on the downhill side with Paris in sight we ran out of water. Malua just would not get through the shallow bar in the middle of a canal. we had to turn back and head for the mouth of the Rhone.
On reaching Port St Louis we collected our mast which had left the Marina without them knowing and returned two months later. The Management of Port Napoleon tried to charge us storage for the mast when it was not even there. Furthermore they broke the steaming light when the stored the mast. After some one-sided negotiation I got them to pay for the light, we stayed free at the marina for two weeks and we cancelled or agreement and did not renew for the next year. There loss - big time. The customer is always right and when negotiating know your facts.
Navy Service welcomed us with open arm and assisted us take the boat out of the water and locate it in a very central spot for next years visit when I will have to undertake some minor modifications and upgrades.
Back to Oz for another summer.
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