Quick Look: Malö 37 Classic

Cruising World 2008 New Boat Showcase

September 13, 2007

While builders to its south embrace voluptuousness in their designs, Malö Yachts adheres to a more conservative philosophy wherein appearance owes more to function than it does to fashion. The Malö 37 is a fine exemplar of this code. A clean-cut coachroof line that extends aft through the cockpit coamings can be negotiated with easy steps on and off flat surfaces. The balanced proportions are echoed below the waterline, where the keel looks comfortable in relation to the underbody and the rudder gains support from a partial skeg.

Below, the layout is simple and practical: straight settees in the saloon that could be sea berths, a nav desk designed around paper charts, and a galley tucked to port that could be readily fitted with a security strap.

A Malö wouldn’t be a Malö without the fixed windshield, and now the builder has adopted the targa arch support for the mainsheet, resolving the conflict between it and the companionway hatch.


Malö 37 Classic Specs

LOA: 38′ 8″
LWL: 31′ 11″
Beam: 11′ 10″
Draft: 5′ 10″/5′ 5″
Sail Area: 673
Displacement: 17,861
Water: 106 gal
Fuel: 66 gal
Engine: Yanmar 40 hp
Designer: Leif Angarmark
Malo Yachts AB


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