Malö remains faithful to traditional concepts: Mahogany joinery, much of it solid wood, under a white, batten-trimmed overhead sets the tone for a warm, club-style ambience that the button-tufted upholstery picks up. The layout is simple and functional: head tucked aft, nav desk to starboard, galley to port, U-shaped dining area opposite a straight settee, a full-sized cabin at either end of the boat, and everywhere fiddles around work surfaces.
What's not immediately obvious is that every part of the interior, with the exception of the main structural bulkhead, was brought in through the companionway opening. The hull and deck are molded separately, the main bulkhead is glassed in, then the two are joined and glassed together before any of the components-secondary bulkheads included-are installed. The result is a watertight monocoque whole-and the assurance that eventual replacement of the engine and other installations that won't outlast the hull can be effected without resource to a Sawzall.