39' Custom 1978



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39' Custom 1978 Maluhia


Maluhia is a custom built Acapulco 40, built by Acapulco Yacht Corp. (USA), that is a classy, stable, and comfortable offshore capable cruiser. With a solid, hand-laid fiberglass hull and a heavy displacement, she provides safety and comfort at sea. Originally designed as the personal vessel for yacht builder, Gary Powell, she boasts a beautiful hardwood interior unlike any of the other Acapulcos made.

The unique interior layout features a private Master cabin with a queen size Pullman berth and ample storage in deep closets and drawers. Forward of the cabin is a spacious head and shower with a large sail locker cleverly concealed behind the mirrors. An open concept throughout the entire vessel makes her a very desirable live aboard and a comfortable cruiser.

Maluhia has effortlessly cruised through the South Pacific, Hawaii, California, and Mexico. In addition to cruising, she has also had an extensive refit, sparing no expense. She is completely self sufficient, making it possible to spend more time away from the dock and at anchor! She has been a great home for the owners, but it's time for her new owner to take her on to her next adventure!!





Acapulco Cutter

Cruise Speed:


Max Speed:


Range NMI:



12' 8"

Engine Details:

Universal M-35

Engine 1:

30.00 HP

Engine 2:

30.00 HP

Engine Fuel:


Fuel Capacity:

120 GAL

Water Capacity:

200 GAL


Private Master Cabin with Queen Size Pullman Berth

Head/Shower Forward

Sail Locker in Bow

2 Pilot Berths in Salon

Galley and Navigation Station Aft

Giant Lazarettes in Aft cockpit

Water 200 gal (2-100 gal tanks)

Fuel 120 gal (2 60 gal tanks)

Holding tank 15 gal

Tank Tender Monitoring System

Primary: Bruce 55# with 290 ft. 5/6 chain

Secondary: Plow 45#

Spare: Danforth 45# with 20 ft. chain and 300 ft. rode

Spare: Danforth 65#

Ideal Windlass

New main sail cover (2018)

Main (good condition) with 3 reefs

(2 ) Staysails - storm and cruising

Genoa 120 roller furler

Genoa 120 spare roller furler

Drifter 440 Sq. ft

Universal diesel M-35 removed and serviced (2015)

Spare fuel rail fuel pumps, fresh water pump, and top end rebuild kit

Racor fuel filters

Fuel tanks with access plates in each for service

Rigging and turnbuckles replaced (2012)

Chain plates replaced (2015)

Mast and all hardware removed and reinstalled, painted awl grip (2015)

Hull stripped to bare glass and painted Awl Grip (2015)

Deck painted Awl Grip (2015) -Bottom stripped to bare glass, sealed and barrier coated with ceramic coat (2015)

Copper coat anti-fouling (2015)

New thru hulls, seacocks, and sea strainers (2015)

Cutlass (2015) -Bronze shaft packing gland (2015)

Bronze Ports removed, serviced, and replaced with new glass (2017)

Stainless steel lifelines and stanchions (2015)

Custom engine hoist and wind generator/radar mount (2015)

New bow pulpit and sprit (2015) 

Ray marine I-70 wind depth and speed transducer and display (2017)

Ray Marine Auto pilot with CPT wheel pilot

Icom 710 SSB w/ tuner

Icom vhf


Two bay galley sink with fresh water and separate sprayer

Pressurized Hot and Cold fresh water

6 Gal Hot water heater (run off heat exchanger or 110)

Fresh water and salt water Plumbing replaced (2015)

Salt water is all on a single thru hole with sea strainer to a manifold with check valves

Manual fresh water/salt water foot pumps in Galley

Top loading isotherm refrigeration asu. 3.5 cu foot Deep freezer with 8 cu foot fridge

Propane stove and oven with hood and exhaust fan

(2) 10 # aluminum tanks with shut off solenoid

Magna BBQ with custom stainless steel rail mount

Zodiac Life raft 4 person


Life Jackets

12 volt and 110 systems with panel

Led lighting throughout

1800-watt inverter charger (2016)

440 amp hour battery bank

(4) – 6 volt batteries

12-volt starter

Battery combiner ACR

2 each 250 watt Solar with blue sky 3024 IL controller and multi-function display

Pur Watermaker 40 gallon

10000 BTU Air Conditioning and heater

(5) 12 volt Fans all with variable speed and led lights (red and white)

(2) Jabsco automatic bilge pumps

(1) manual back up bilge pump

Manual Jabsco twist and lock Head (2017)

Jabsco shower sump box (2015)


Dodger Bimini with solar panel mounts

New cockpit cushions (2018)

Sunbrella interior cushions with new foam (2015)

Queen size Pullman berth

Solid hardwood interior

Ample spare parts 

This listing is presented to you courtesy of a member of the International Yacht Brokers Association and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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