White Ibis | Malo 42' 1997

Annapolis, MD

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Bernie Jakits & Kate Christensen

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Yacht Name: White Ibis
Builder: Malo
Model: 39
Year: 1997
Location: Annapolis, MD
Hull Material: Fiberglass

Malö Yachts is a well-recognized high quality builder of oceangoing sailboats in Kungsviken, Sweden. The factory is within a few miles of Hallberg-Rassy and Najad. This is truly the land of the highest quality builders of ocean going yachts. The company has been in business since 1939 and is proud to employ about 100 people among them some of the most experienced shipwrights and joinery experts in the world. Every vessel is built for an owner and the company takes pride in semi custom build capability. The workmanship is top notch from the quality of the solid fiberglass hull to this beautiful mahogany joinery and impeccable stainless steel.

The Malö 39 is a beautiful sailing boat with a modern underbody with a long cruising fin waisted keel and skeg mounted rudder. The modern sugar scoop transom is a sought-after feature. The sloop rig makes the boat easy to sail and she'll sail well on any point of sail, and surprise you to windward. This boat is a perfect size for a cruising couple. It is a traditional two-stateroom, one head layout. The forward owner’s stateroom has a large comfortable V berth and loads of cabinetry. The salon has a U-shaped dinette to port with a settee to starboard. You can easily seat six people for dinner if you like. The galley to port is easy to cook in at sea or at anchor. The forward facing traditional navigation station is just perfect. The head is aft on the starboard side behind the nav station has a stall shower also. The aft cabin also has a spacious double berth. And of course there are two sea berths also in the in the salon. The high-quality Mahogany joinery is accented by warm cabin lighting including overhead cabin lights and reading lamps. The cabin sole is Teak and inlaid Kato. Of course there are all the necessities including the diesel forced air heating system. 

We are very pleased to offer this capable ocean going sailboat. White Ibis has taken her owners from England to the  Caribbean and the East Coast and finally to Annapolis. The Malo 39 has served her owners well sailing swiftly and safely and being properly equipped for cruising with simplicity allowing her to be easily maintained by her owners.

This vessel is nicely equipped with a Yanmar 56 hp turbo engine with an 80 amp alternator, Ampair Aquair wind or towed generator, solar panel and about 500 amp hours of batteries with the house bank replaced March 2017, Isotherm 12v refrigeration, relatively new Kemp sails, including storm sails, removable inner forestay for the storm jib and a separate sail track for the storm trysail. Virtually all the sail handling is done from the cockpit with single line in-boom reefing for the first two reef points. She is well-equipped with good navigation and communication equipment, including a Hydrovane wind steering system and emergency rudder, great ground tackle, Even a bow thruster, dinghy and outboard and even a bow thruster. And Eberspacher Hydronic hot water and cabin heating system!

This also has been properly maintained by a capable cruising couple. As soon as she arrived in Annapolis this fall they prepared the boat for her new owners. She is clean and ready for you to take the helm.

Give us a call to start planning your inspection! White Ibis is special and she will not wait long! Call now!

New Garmin Radar and Plotter

New ICOM M802 SSB with Tuner

New Liferaft


New Safety Equipment

New Propane tanks

New Dinghy and Outboard


LOA: 40 ft 2 in
Beam: 12 ft 4 in
LWL: 34 ft 2 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 0 in
Displacement: 17800 lbs Dry Load
Ballast: 7000 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 59 ft 0 in
Headroom: 6 ft 2 in
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 1997
Engine Model: 4JH2 TBE
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 5100
Engine Power: 56 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: 120
Fuel Tanks: 74
Holding Tanks: 1 (20 Gallons)



The forward cabin has a spacious double bed, en-suite head and separate shower stall, which is great for use underway. The main saloon has a U-shaped settee and a large folding dining table to port. There is a small sliding settee to starboard which provides total seating for at least 6 around the table. The cushions are covered with blue upholstery. The two single sea berths in the saloon have and the aft cabin has is also a secure sea berth. The interior ambiance is a beautiful, comfortable, homey environment that includes everyone (the galley is not shunted away in a corner).

Mahogany joinery and lovely interior with cabin sole is teak with Koto inlay. The Nav Station is a traditional forward facing ship’s office with an opening mahogany chart table with access to VHF/SSB radios and navigation systems. Extra storage is found under the nav station seat. A diesel Espacher hot  water and cabin heater keep the cabin at the right temperature through the chilly seasons.

  • Two cabins, one head and stall shower
  • Eberspacher Hydronic cabin and water heater (brilliant)
  • Two double berths and two single berths – sleeps six
  • Excellent ventilation from wind scoops and screened hatches and ports
  • Pleasing mahogany interior
  • Cockpit shower
  • Bow thruster to make life easy!
  • Alpine Stereo with FM radio and CD player



  • Refrigeration: Isotherm SP3200 with through-hull coil water cooling option 2008
  • Force 10 Euro Compact 2 burner propane stove with oven (2008)
  • Double stainless steel sink
  • Pressure hot/cold mixing faucet
  • Shurflo water filters on foot pump and pressurized water
  • Formica counter tops
  • Countertop for top of stove
  • Tons of storage!
  • Flatware drawer
  • Trash bin
  • Spice rack
  • Liquor storage


  • Two 10lb tanks stored in vented lazarette with solenoid and pressure gauge
  • For cooking stove and BBQ grill


  • 3 SS water tanks totally 120 gallons, located at keel under aft berth & under salon floorboards
  • Water tank deck fills and tank gauge
  • Marine toilets Raritan PHII
  • Sanitation hoses replaced 2006
  • Toilet can pump to tank or overboard
  • Deck pump out for holding tank
  • Holding tank, 20 gallon SS above waterline so can be gravity emptied
  • Separate stall shower forward, shower in aft head, shower on transom


  • Radar and Plotter, new Garmin 2017!
  • Radar display screen at helm and at nav station
  • AP 300x Autopilot
  • Hydrovane  Self Steering Windvane and Emergency rudder
  • VHF RS 82 DSC radio
  • IS11 Databox Instrument System for speed, depth, wind, location
  • ICS Nav 4 plus NavTex system serviced in 2009 and working!
  • Icom IC M802 Single Sideband with Pactor Modem for email and weather
  • SSB Antenna turner and insulated backstay
  • Prosser digital barometer
  • Windex on masthead
  • Plastimo Binnacle mounted compass with light
  • Sleipner 7hp Sidepower Twin bow thruster!



  • One 97 gallon SS fuel tank stored in cockpit locker, deck fill
  • Inspection port at top of fuel tank
  • 1998 Yanmar engine, 4JH2-U TBE, 56 hp, turbo
  • Direct with aquadrive anti-vibration system
  • Engine Hours: 5100
  • Balmar 80 alternator
  • Max Speed:7.5 kts @ 2800 RPMs
  • Cruising Speed:  6.5 kts @ 2200  RPMs
  • Maxprop feathering prop
  • Line cutters
  • Spare fixed blade prop aboard
  • PSS Shaft Seal
  • Racor fuel filter
  • Whitlock Cobra hydraulic steering system
  • Emergency tiller
  • Aquair 100 hybrid air or water generator located in cockpit locker


Electrical system designed with solar panel, wind and water generator and 80 amp engine driven alternator.

12    Volt System:

  • Batteries:
    • Located under port settee, cranking battery under aft berth
    • House: Three 105 ah batteries new in 2017
    • Engine Start: 85 amp battery
    • Bow Thruster: 85 amp battery
    • Prosser battery monitor
  • Unisolar Flex 32 solar panel
  • Isotherm 12 volt refrigeration system 2008
  • DC Electrical Breaker Panel
  • Navigation lights - Hella NaviLED Pro
  • Tricolor Light - LED Trio Tri-Color/Anchor
  • Stern Light-
  • Mast wiring junction box in forward head
  • Cabin lights
  • Jabsco 26 gpm engine driven bilge pump (on clutch under companionway)
  • Deck/anchor wash down pump
  • Transom shower (hot & cold fresh water)

110 Volt System:

  • AC breaker panel
  • Cristic CPS battery charger
  • AC outlets




  • Sloop rig
  • Selden D21 aluminum (not painted) mast
  • In-mast Seldon furling mainsail system
  • Extra track on mast for trysail
  • Double spreaders
  • Standing rigging replaced  2011
  • Selden Boom
  • ICW compatible with 59’ clearance including antennas
  • Running rigging new in  2011
  • Rutgerson jib car tracks
  • Mid boom to traveler main sheet arrangement, traveller on cockpit arch
  • Vang is Selden Rodkicker with Boomvang and line to cockpit new in 2014
  • Selden whisker pole with adjustable car stowed on mast (primary use poling out Genoa downwind)
  • Removable inner forestay with Wichard tensioner for storm jib

Sail Inventory:

  • Mainsail: Kemp inmast furling mainsail new in July 2010
  • Genoa: Hood furling genoa 2010
  • Storm Jib: hanked on to detachable inner forestay
  • Staysail hank on
  • Storm Trysail: with separate mast track
  • Seldén Furlex 300S roller furler
  • Asymmetric Cruising Spinnaker with ATN Snuffer Sleeve


  • Primary sheet winches: Andersen 52ST two speed self tailing winches
  • Secondary sheet winches: Andersen 28ST two speed
  • Mast - Main halyard winch: Andersen 28 ST two speed self tailing winch
  • Additional halyard winches on the mast: Andersen 28 ST two speed self tailing winch




  • Conventional hull shape with “Sugar Scoop” platform
  • Integrated partial keel
  • Encapsulated lead ballast, 7,000 lbs
  • Partial skeg hung rudder
  • Cored fiberglass hull (above and below water line)
  • Hull/deck joint method: flanged, sealed with polyurethane, bolted and fiberglassed on the inside
  • Rub rail: rubbing strake molded integral to the hull with aluminum strip
  • Barrier coat applied at factory
  • Bottom last painted 2017 with Teknomarin bottom paint
  • Bow thruster: Sleipner Sidepower 7HP bowthruster


  • Balsa cored fiberglass
  • Teak deck overlaid reconditioned recently
  • SS bow pulpit
  • SS stern rail
  • Teak cap rail
  • Two dorades (salon and forward cabin)
  • 7 Lewmar Atlantic 60 portlights
  • 4 Lewmar Atlantic 30 portlights
  • 2 Lewmar Ocean 60 flange base hatches
  • 2 Lewmar Ocean 30 flange base hatches
  • Mosquito nettings for all hatches and companionway
  • Mosquito screens for all portlights


  • Great for single handed/short handed operation
  • Secure and dry
  • Three bench seats and two folding teak ‘extension’ seats
  • Folding teak cockpit table
  • Fresh water hot & cold shower in cockpit & accessible from swim step
  • Two cockpit drains
  • Swim platform
  • Boarding ladder
  • Manuel bilge pump in cockpit
  • Large cockpit locker under starboard seat


  • New dodger and bimini canvas 2014
  • Dodger: hard windscreen
  • Bimini: window above helps w/sail visibility
  • Mast to stern sunbrella awning for staying cool in the tropics
  • Full winter cover (currently in the UK)
  • All top hatches have canvas and bug screens; all side hatches have Lewmar screens
  • Windscoops

Ground Tackle:

  • Lofrans Kobra windlass rebuilt
  • Anchor wash down system
  • Primary bow anchor: Rocna 2016 with 170 feet of regalvanized chain
  • Secondary bow anchor: Bruce regalvanized w/30’ chain (stowed onboard)


Length: 42'
Beam: 12' 4
Draft: 6'
Power: 56hp
Engine Hours: Bernie & Kate