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2003 Malo 36

A$  271,599*
Belfast, stateprovince.N021, United Kingdom
Interested in this boat? Tel: +44(0)1590 673715
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Nicely updated Malo 36

Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Belfast, stateprovince.N021, United Kingdom
Hull Material:
Current Price:
EUR  165,000 Tax Paid (A$  271,599) 

A very high-quality Scandinavian built, aft cockpit cruising yacht. Well-appointed below decks offering comfortable accommodation for 6 with two double cabins. Refitted in 2012 for comfortable short-handed, all-weathers cruising.




Commissioned in 2003 and in only her second ownership, HELVICK has been very lightly used for just a few weeks of each year.


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. Her sleeping cabins have generously sized bunks with lots of storage throughout the living space.


HELVICK’s specification highlights include:

  • Tides Marine ultra low friction mainsail slide system for fully-battened mainsail
  • Stackpack and lazyjacks
  • Andersen winches
  • Upgraded mainsheet system
  • Removable inner forestay with hank-on staysail
  • Cruising chute with snuffer
  • Raymarine radar chart plotter at chart table and at helm
  • Standalone secondary helm chart plotter with AIS
  • Eberspacher heating
  • Seawater cooled refrigeration
  • Electric heads
  • Sprung mattress in master cabin
  • Fitted carpets
  • Door entrance from aft heads through to aft cockpit locker.





  • Creation of door entrance from aft heads through to aft cockpit locker
  • Seacock and skin fittings replaced in heads for toilet, sink and holding tank.
  • All waste and sanitary hoses replaced in heads.
  • Seacock for galley drain replaced.
  • Acrylic replaced on main deckhead hatches.
  • USB power connectors under sprayhood, stern cabin and forward cabin.
  • Fuel tank opened, inspected and cleaned.
  • Stackpack seams resewn and new zip fitted.



  • Digital Yacht AIS receiver fitted (transmits AIS and GPS data to laptop or tablet).
  • Splitter for VHF aerial fitted.
  • Masthead windvane fitted with new vane, cups and bearings
  • New carpet in saloon.



  • Teak renovated with caulking trimmed (preventative maintenance)
  • New thermostat and compressor fitted to refrigerator
  • Complete overhaul of Eberspacher heating system with new burner, gauze, overheat stat, glow plug.
  • Separate tank for running kerosene added.
  • Davits fitted.
  • Diesel tank drained and cleaned.
  • Racor type top loading fuel filter added.
  • Diode charge splitter replaced with larger unit.
  • Completely dismantle windscreen glass, treat corrosion, paint inside of channels and fit with new seals and sealant.


  • 2016/17
  • Regular annual maintenance



  • Replacement of house battery bank with 3x 110Ah installed.
  • New brushes fitted to bowthruster motor.
  • New mainsheet arrangement fitted.
  • Addition of extra bank of clutches on starboard side.



  • New sprayhood and cockpit cover (old items refurbished for use as winter covers)
  • Adverc battery charge controller fitted.
  • Battery monitor installed to monitor house and service batteries
  • Sanimarin electric heads fitted.



  • New UK Halsey fully-battened mainsail
  • New UK Halsey 130% furling genoa
  • New UK Halsey staysail (attaching to removable inner forestay).
  • New inner forestay fitted with Wichard ratchet adjustment.
  • Second halyard added for staysail.
  • Second set of genoa cars and sheets for staysail supplied.
  • Selden backstay adjuster fitted.
  • New Raymarine masthead wind unit fitted.
  • Cutlass bearing replaced.
  • Oceanair blinds fitted on deck hatches in saloon and forward cabin.
  • New improved teak grating fitted to heads.




I purchased Helvick from the first owner in late 2008. She was berthed in Mercury Marina, in the Hamble. She had hardly been used and there were less than 50 hours on the engine. We left her there for the winter, and brought her to Malahide in 2009.


As I was busy with other projects, she was not used extensively during 2009 to 2011. During the winter of 2011 and early 2012 she was upgraded with new sails, inner forestay, sprayhood and cockpit covers and a host of small items changed, with the intention of cruising her for extended periods. She was cruised in 2012 from mid-April until October. In 2013 she was again cruised during the summer months. But in 2014 and 2015 she was sailed for only two weeks each year, and since then, she has seen only 7-8 weeks use each year, remaining out of commission between times.


HELVICK is very comfortable boat to live in and to sail, with loads of storage space, and it is with deep regret that she has to be sold, but the time has come to accept that a smaller yacht may suit my available time and cruising plans.  Throughout my ownership she has been improved and upgraded and kept in first class condition and she is now for sale with all her inventory, cruising gear and extras, all of which are in good order.


If it is a Malo 36 you are looking for, this is the one to view – she is in such great condition she won’t fail to impress.




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:

  • The hull uses a sandwich construction to maximize strength and insulation properties. For impact resistance the outer skin is overbuilt.
  • A balsa core is chosen for its superior strength and stiffness.
  • To eliminate the possibility of moisture penetration of the core, Malo goes further than most builders – the balsa is removed, and the outer and inner skins are bonded together wherever through-hull fittings are installed.
  • The topsides are protected against water penetration by an NGA gel coat that also ensures excellent gloss retention.
  • Below the waterline, three layers of epoxy are applied for prevention of osmosis, with anti-fouling on top.
  • Substantial rubbing strake molded integral with the hull, protecting the hull sides from damage.
  • The rubbing strake is capped with a protective aluminum strip.
  • Internally, all stringers and bulkheads are fully laminated in place to create an immensely strong structure.
  • Antifoul stripped - 2013


Deck & Superstructure Construction:

  • Malo decks and coach roofs are balsa-cored for maximum strength and insulation.
  • The deck is moulded with raised sections under all hardware, keeping moisture away from the fasteners, and minimizing the chance of moisture ingress and corrosion.
  • Solid aluminum inserts (where many other builders use plastic or plywood) beneath all hardware provide necessary support and additional protection for the core against moisture intrusion.
  • The hull to deck joints consist of a bullet proof flanged construction, sealed with polyurethane, bolted and fiber glassed on the inside.
  • The cap rails, handrails, and other external woodwork are solid teak.
  • The entire deck is laid with 12mm caulked teak to create an excellent, good looking, non-skid surface.
  • The decks have scuppers draining to through hulls at the waterline, leaving no dirt streaks down the hull sides.
  • All Malo yachts have a large self-draining anchor well in the bow with room not only for windlass and calibrated chain but also fenders and mooring lines.
  • The anchor locker bulkhead is watertight to the rest of the hull.


Keel & Rudder:

  • The lead ballast keel is attached with multiple stainless-steel bolts.
  • A Malo rudder is solid fiberglass, as opposed to the more common cored construction that risks moisture penetration and delamination.
  • The high tensile stainless-steel stock in SIS 2324 (AISI 329) rides in two sets of roller bearings.
  • Malo custom made chain plates are bolted to solid fiberglass bulkheads, as opposed to the more common glass-sheathed plywood: this approach eliminates another potential point of water penetration and rot.




Engine & gearbox:

  • Yanmar 3JH 3(B)E 3-cylinder, naturally aspirated direct injection marine diesel engine producing 40hp @ 3,800rpm
  • Freshwater engine cooling via raw-water intake and heat exchanger
  • Yanmar Kanzaki KM3A reverse gearbox
  • Single lever morse control mounted at helm pedestal.
  • Speedseal cover for water pump, plus impeller extractor
  • Sound insulated engine space.


Maintenance & Performance:

  • Engine hours as of February 2020: approx 1,300hrs
  • Date of last engine service: April 2019 with further oil change October 2019 before winter layup
  • Cruising speed: approx 6 knots
  • Maximum speed: approx 7 knots


Propulsion & Steering:

  • 12vDC Sleipner Sidepower 7hp duoprop bowthruster
  • Stainless steel propeller shaft
  • Aqua Drive flexible shaft coupling.
  • 3 blade fixed prop.
  • Cutlass bearing replaced - 2015
  • The steering pedestal is GRP and aluminum with a stainless steel hide covered wheel.
  • The wheel shaft has an adjustable friction brake.
  • Direct rod transmission to the rudder.
  • Upper rudder bearing with roller bearings and sealant.
  • The emergency steering tiller is located in a bracket close to the pivot arm.




Voltage systems:

  • 12vDC domestic systems with 220vAC ring main from shorepower.


Battery Banks:

  • 1x 12v 85Ah engine start battery 2012
  • 3x 12v 110ah service batteries joined in parallel to provide 330Ah @ 12vDC - 2016


Battery Monitor:

  • Adverc charge controller
  • Smartguage battery monitoring system



  • 12vDC/220vAC automatic battery charger.



  • 12vDC alternator mounted to engine


Other Electrical:

  • 220vAC ring main with sockets throughout interior.
  • 12vDC sockets.
  • Main AC/DC control panel with voltmeters.




Fresh Water:

  • 12vDC pressurised water pump for supplying fresh water.
  • Hot water supply via engine fed calorifier and 220vAC immersion heater element in hot
  • water tank powered by shore power.


Bilge Pumps:

  • 12vDC electrical bilge pump
  • Manual bilge pump in cockpit


Grey & Black Water:

  • Blackwater from heads can be discharged to sea or to holding tank via diverter valve.
  • Blackwater from holding tank can discharge overboard or through deck-emptying point.
  • Greywater discharges directly overboard.


Gas System:

  • Remote gas solenoid
  • Inline lead detector in gas locker
  • Double gas locker





  • 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.



  • Fuel capacity – 235 litres in 1x stainless steel tank


Fresh Water:

  • Fresh water capacity – 400 litres in 2x stainless steel tanks


Holding Tank:

  • 1x stainless steel blackwater holding tank




On Deck:

  • Raymarine RL70C colour radar, GPS, chart plotter display
  • Raymarine closed array radar scanner on mast
  • Digital Yacht GPS chart plotter with AIS (standalone unit)
  • Raymarine ST60 wind, speed and depth displays with transducers
  • Raymarine ST6001+ autopilot – software upgraded 2012
  • Plastimo steering compass on helm pedestal


At Chart Table:

  • Raymarine RL70C colour radar, GPS, chart plotter display
  • ICS Nav 6 Navtex
  • Wireless connectivity for Laptop with GPS and AIS data transmission


Communications Equipment:

  • Simrad RD68 VHF with DSC





  • Smev 2-burner stove with grill
  • 220vAC microwave oven
  • 220vAC toaster
  • 12vDC Isotherm watercooled compressor for top-loading fridge.
  • Twin stainless steel sinks.
  • Pressurised hot & cold faucets.



  • Sanimarin 12vDC electric marine toilet - 2012
  • Wash hand basin with pressurised hot & cold water faucet.
  • Shower.


Heating & Ventilation:

  • Eberspacher D4 diesel fired hot air cabin heating system with additional insulation on ducking – System completed overhauled 2017/18.



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



  • CD/Radio with speakers in saloon and cockpit.



Summary of Accommodation:

  • Up to 6 berths in two cabins plus occasional berths in saloon.


Accommodation Finish:

  • Interior joinery is of mahogany throughout finished with a matt lacquered finish.
  • Cloth upholstery throughout.
  • Teak & holly soleboards.
  • Fitted, edge bound blue wool carpeting overlaid on sole throughout accommodation.
  • White vinyl headlining panels with mahogany battening.
  • Oceanair blinds and flyscreens


Description of Accommodation from Forward:


Forward Cabin:

  • Large full-length double berth with sprung mattress ample stowing space. Mattress protector and fitted sheets & duvets. Two hanging lockers, two lockers with shelves, upper lockers and two large drawers. There is a seat in front of the port locker. Two opening port lights, a skylight and a Dorade ventilator provide a light and well-ventilated cabin. The skylight also serves as emergency exit. Ceiling light plus two reading lights. Oceanair blinds with flyscreens.


Main Saloon:

  • U-shaped sofa to port with larger extending table, sofa to starboard. Lee cloths to sea berths. Easy access to engine and wide companionway steps. Opening portlights throughout. Curtains to all portlights. Fitted carpets throughout. Large opening deck hatch. Brass clock and barometer. Upgraded lighting with LED bulbs and additional strip lighting


Navigation Station:

  • Forward facing chart table with chart storage and drawers
  • Switch panel with circuit breakers and gauges at chart table



  • Large and comfortable galley area with two burner stove plus grill, microwave oven and toaster. Twin stainless steel sinks. Seawater cooled top-loading fridge. Plenty of locker space for storage. Red nightlighting.


Aft Heads:

  • Sanimarine electric sea toilet with holding tank. Mixer tap with shower head. Shower drain pump. Ample storage in lockers. Door entance providing access to large aft cockpit locker and hanging locker space.


Aft Cabin:

  • Large double berth. Mattress protector and fitted sheets & duvets. Lockers above and outboard of berth with additional lockers inboard. Full length hanging locker. Outside post lights to deck and cockpit. Emergency escape hatch overhead to cockpit.




  • Selden aluminium silver anodised alloy spars.
  • Masthead-rigged deck-stepped mast with twin spreaders.
  • Removable inner forestay, with Wichard rachet attachment - 2012
  • Stainless steel standing rigging – 2003 and professionally inspected 2012
  • Rigging screw protectors and plastic roller tubes for shrounds
  • Selden backstay adjuster
  • Selden rod kicker adjustable from cockpit.
  • Tides Marine ultra-low friction mainsail track and batten car system - 2012
  • Selden rod kicker adjustable from cockpit.
  • Fully-battened mainsail system stackpack system with zip-up bag and lazyjacks
  • Reefing lines led aft to cockpit
  • Harken genoa furler
  • Harken genoa tracks with two sets of cars to allow for sheeting of staysail – 2012
  • Targa arch mounted mainsheet track creating clutter free and secure cockpit.
  • Mainsheet system revised – 2012
  • Selden telescopic spinnaker pole vertically stowed on mast.



  • All winches are by Andersen. All being stainless steel drums, manual, 2-speed, self-tailing.
  • 2x primary winches
  • 2x halyard/control line winches



  • UK Sails mainsail – 2012
  • UK Sails 130% furling genoa – 2012
  • UK Sails hank-on staysail – 2012
  • ORC Stormsail – 2012
  • Crusader Sails cruising chute with snuffer - 2018



  • Pulpit and pushpit of 30 mm stainless steel, double railing with stanchions placed on toe

Opening lifelines to port and starboard.

  • Windscreen in hardened glass with aluminium frames.
  • Built in bathing platform with stainless steel ladder
  • Side boarding ladder with attachments for port and starboard sides.
  • Cockpit table


Anchoring & Mooring:

  • 12vDC electric anchor windlass
  • Stainless steel 15kgs Bruce anchor with 35m chain and 25m warp
  • Fortress kedge anchor with 5m chain.
  • Selection of fenders and warps.


Canvas Work:

  • Sprayhood with aluminium frame – 2012
  • Cockpit tent enclosure with aluminium frame – 2012
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Blue canvas stackpack for mainsail




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.


  • Plastimo ORC liferaft with hydrostatic release – Service now due
  • McMurdo 406Mhz EPIRB – Service now due
  • Webbing jackstays - 2012
  • Horseshoe Buoy with light.
  • Danbuoy with light.
  • Throwing line.



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Saturday by prior appointment


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