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|Offered By||Nautilus Yacht Management|
MALŌ 46 CLASSIC – PULSAR HIGHLIGHTS
3 owners only, including the renowned sailor and Sail Magazine editor Nigel Calder
Equipped for unlimited world cruising
US Tax Paid and USCG registered
Pulsar (ex Nada), was built to specific customisation to suit heavy weather and high latitudes sailing
Full insulation of hull and deck for noise reduction and warmth in the winter and to keep the boat cooler in the winter in the tropics
110HP Yanmar (New 2012)
Huge refit between 2019 and 2023
PYI PSS Pro shaft seal (2021)
Bronze stern bearing tube and bronze cutlass bearing housing replaced (2021)
Reinforced rudder / skeg joint in case of collision
Wired for 110V inside the boat, but equipped to accommodate any voltage in the world with additional shore power sockets fitted.
8 x 100Ah/12v Battleborn Lithium batteries,
5 kW Yanmar Genset in soundproof box. Only 334 Hours
1095W solar panels (New 2019)
Standing rigging and rigging hardware New 2019
Running rigging replaced (between 2019- 2022)
Full set of cruising sails by Port Townsend Sails (Carol Hasse) in excellent condition
Anderson winches including electric primary winches
Fully comprehensive cruising electrics recently updated
Iridium go and Starlink
110L / h watermaker
Eberspaecher Hydronic 10 diesel heater ducted through the boat
Achilles 10.5 ft aluminium RIB dinghy (2021)
Yamaha 15hp Enduro (New 2020, serviced 2023)
3 cabins layout with large stateroom with ensuite head and a separate shower
Truly astonishing presentation. Please read on for the full description and watch our full feature video tour on our Nautilus Yacht Management Youtube Channel
To come across a yacht such as Pulsar is rare.
Although, like for almost every Hallberg-Rassy or Najad we have come across on our cruising routes , Malō Yachts owners fit the type of sailors who have a deep knowledge of ocean crafts, seek true adventure no matter the latitude, and take extremely good care of their boat. To own a yacht built with such perfection in every detail, and without regards to a price point, naturally inspires owners to continue showing the same respect over their years of ownership, which for Pulsar (ex Nada), is visible from the bottom of the keel to the very top of the mast, and everything in between. It is a joy and a honour to be representing such a vessel.
The best way to truly discover Pulsar for you, unless you can travel to meet with her owners in Fiji, will be to read the abundant details we have put together below with the invaluable help of the owners, and also to watch the hour-long video which will most surely leave you as much in awe of this yacht as we are.
If you are looking for a serious offshore cruising yacht capable of safely taking you to the furthest reaches of the world, this yacht will be hard to miss. Pulsar is a veritable little ship, yet graceful and fast, and equipped to sustain the most luxurious, modern demands for live-aboard cruisers wishing for all the comfort of home for weeks away from land. Power is in oversupply, the powerful 110HP Yanmar (2012), has low hours and present immaculately. The cabins present as new, with all the exquisite timber work intact, except for the companionway teak stairs which are solid teak and could do with a sand and varnish, although in this exposed area silky varnish doesn't last long. Her layout is ideal for a family, or to receive guests, with a private master cabin forward with ensuite head, which is completely separate from the shower. Two large aft cabin with great storage and a fresh, well ventilated interior share a second, very large head / shower area. The galley is well appointed and designed to be safely used in all weather. The cold storage is abundant for a boat of this size.
The extraordinary list of upgrades alone, which has covered every areas of Pulsar over the past few years would conservatively represent as much as the asking price, which was deliberately kept reasonable to match the current market.
For a bit of info about Nautilus Yacht Management, we are a boutique-style brokerage devoted to high quality cruising yachts and to the cruising community since our launch in Sydney in 2011.
With several offshore branches from French Polynesia to Fiji, New Zealand and Australia to assist cruisers along South Pacific route, we are here to help both sellers and buyers with the logistics involved from registration to insurance, delivery, import, survey, storage and crewing if required. Ex- cruisers ourselves we just strive to help others begin their journey on the ocean.
If like us, Pulsar has become an obsession for you, get in touch! NYM has a reputation to present to the market only quality cruising yachts in beautiful, turn-key condition, but our real trademark is to work as a team with you and the sellers to ensure a seamless, transparent and joyful experience.
Our team can organize a private video viewing, discuss the purchase process with you as well as have all the time in the world to answer your questions, put you in touch with the owners if you wish, assist with organising your visit, purchase, delivery home if needed, insurance, berthing, crewing, etc.
A Word From The Owners:
"Pulsar is a 2005 Malo 46 Classic originally commissioned as Nada for Nigel Calder. She has been sailed and lived aboard for the last five years as a family home cruising the Pacific.
Pulsar has been through an extensive refit to inspect, replace, or refurbish almost everything inside and out on the boat.
In August 2023 in Fiji and November 2021 in Mexico she had independent surveys from different surveyors with zero recommendations for work needed due to her detailed maintenance and high degree of care.
Actively cruised, stocked with current systems, a huge supply of spares, cruising gear, and loads of storage space, Pulsar is ready to go today for your adventure.
We fell in love with Pulsar when we could easily see our family inside all around the large table playing games, space to entertain all our friends, and a safe, fast, capable cruiser that could take us anywhere. We’ve spent five years improving on Pulsar, making her more comfortable, easier to sail and maintain, and even stronger so that the limit would always be us, not Pulsar." Graham and Karri, Fiji, September 2023.
|Max Bridge Clearance||19.5m|
|Length at Waterline||11.65m|
|Fresh Water Tank||660 l ()|
|Fuel Tank||645 l ()|
|Holding Tank||120 l ()|
|Drive Type||Direct Drive|
|Propeller Type||3 Blade|
Pulsar’s engine provides loads of power when needed but is efficient at cruising speed, and her substantial tankage provides a huge motoring range.
Her rack and pinion steering means you can feel instant fine feedback from the rudder, making her a joy to sail.
The powerful bow thruster makes docking easy.
Oil changes are quick with the oil change pump plumbed into the engine, transmission, and generator.
With both electric autopilot and a mechanical wind vane, she provides self-steering with a backup system ready to go at a moment’s notice.
Pulsar’s deep storage allows her to carry an enormous amount of spares for everything.
Pulsar’s electrical system:
The owners write: "Pulsar boasts a giant solar array, the ability to plug in anywhere in the world, a very large lithium bank, and a large inverter powering everything our family has ever wanted to run on board, even the teenagers! Even though Pulsar has a very high output alternator on the main engine and a generator, they are rarely needed because the large solar array keeps the batteries topped off in all but the cloudiest weeks. The custom breaker/switch panels are simply amazing and provide fine grained control over every system and easy access to the backsides for maintenance."
Pulsar is easy to sail with an array of sails made at Port Townsend Sails by the legendary Carol Hasse for all conditions with all sailing lines led to the cockpit.
Slab triple reefing makes it an easy, foolproof reefing system at any wind angle.
The large integrated stainless top plates covering the chainplates provides an excellent seal, preventing water intrusion.
The 140% Genoa performs fantastic furled in high winds, is a giant sail for low wind conditions, and is easy to handle with the large electric Andersen winches.
For those light breeze days, Pulsar is equipped with an asymmetric spinnaker in a sock which can be raised right out of the forward deck locker.
The Selden MDS car system makes for an easy raise of the mainsail.
Equipped with excellently maintained sails, newer standing and running rigging, and spare running and standing rigging solutions, Pulsar is ready to take you anywhere.
Pulsar is equipped with updated electronics and communications, integrating Starlink, Iridium Go, and 2 EPIRBS for maximum connectivity at sea.
The chartplotter at the helm and nav station are linked, sharing routes, waypoints, and making it easy to plan and sail your route safely.
The Vesper Wi-Fi gateway makes it easy to share boat data like GPS to tablet or computer based navigation options such as OpenCPN or Navionics, which can integrate with the chartplotters.
The owner's write: "Living the last 4+ years mostly at anchor has been easy with the oversized Lighthouse windlass, 400 feet of chain, and Rocna anchor. The extra long length of chain has allowed us to confidently anchor even farther out in deeper water when the anchorage is full, meaning there is always room for Pulsar wherever we go."
Pulsar is well setup to keep you safe and sound with multiple ways to communicate with friends and family, two large electric bilge pumps and a large manual pump, and all the gear needed for safe ocean passages.
"Living aboard for years has meant Pulsar has received all the tweaks needed to make her comfortable.
One of only a few Malo Yachts without teak decks (no maintenance!), a cored deck and hull, plus additional insulation along the inside of the hull all means Pulsar stays cooler in the tropics and warmer in the cold.
Her ultra quiet Sirocco II fans throughout the boat and the diesel heater make it even better.
The cockpit is well shaded, with zip in additional shade curtains or a full enclosure for cold or wet places.
The back deck is covered by solar panels, providing great shading, and the giant stainless supports make excellent hand holds when sailing.
A freezer cold enough to make ice easily even in the tropics means always having ice cubes when it’s time for sundowners.
The high output watermaker runs off DC only, no need to run a generator or the inverter, and provides plenty of water for showers in the separate shower room or rinsing off after a plunge with the fresh water at the back deck.
The easy to clean coppercoat bottom plus a hookah mean cleaning the bottom is a quick and easy task.
The galley enables you to cook with either LPG or electric induction, helping to keep the heat out of the boat when sailing in the tropics.
Hot water is no challenge, it’s provided by running the electric water heater, the main engine, the generator, or the diesel air heater, so it’s almost always available."
Stocked with a substantial set of tools, spares, fiberglass, epoxy, various materials, fasteners, huge electrical and plumbing supplies, stainless, welding rods, starboard, complete spare units of many boat systems, and so much more, Pulsar has been called “the mobile boatyard” and “the floating chandlery” by other cruisers.
When prepping Pulsar for Coppercoat, no effort was spared. The hull was carefully blasted to gelcoat, faired as needed, and then two complete barrier coats applied for double protection, each multiple layers applied as advised by the company, and finally the Coppercoat. Coppercoat means Pulsar’s bottom is smooth for fast sailing, easy to clean, and lasts 10+ years before new antifouling is required.
The newer dinghy and 15 hp Yamaha Enduro engine will plane with four adults and take you anywhere you want to go.
Pulsar has undergone an extensive refit during down time between cruising, going through almost every system on the boat. Some of that refit included adding extra reinforcement to critical areas to improve upon the already heavily built and reinforced hull Malo is known for.