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

How time passes

06 May 2021 | Jervis Bay Australia
Harry Watson Smith | calm with strong NE wind
Well 2019 and 2020 have come and gone with not many nautical miles under the keel.

On the south coast of NSW Australia we had the very severe bushfire which burnt many many hectares of forest. At one point it even threatened the marina at Bermagui where Malua is currently berthed. The air was thick with smoke and ash and burnt leaves and sticks rained down from the sky. It took weeks to clean Malua and even today I am still finding black burnt leaves under things that have not received the spit and polish

Well we all know what happened to 2020 and the world wide COVID-19 crisis. National boarders have been closed and we here in Australia were even locked down in our states and cities. So no cruising along the coast with the uncertainty that you may not get home. No sailing for Malua.

Now 2021 has arrived and we ventured north for a very short cruise to test the water so to speak to Jervis Bay. The family joined and we had a great few days on the boat. The sail back to Bermagui was boisterous but fun and it was good to get back in the saddle.
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