The Yachts

Maluka of Kermandie

Maluka of Kermandie


Originally built 80 years ago of Huon pine, the gaff-rigged Maluka was lovingly rebuilt by Sean Langman, better known for his high-octane yachts AAPT and Loyal. He sailed Maluka in the 2006 Rolex Sydney Hobart and was the first boat under 9.5m LOA to finish. In fact, she was the smallest boat to compete, placing eight overall, the year of the ‘golden oldies’ when Love & War won, Bacardi was second and Impeccable fifth.

In 2011 and 2012 she had the distinction of being last on line (but finished 34th overall in 2011), the irony being Langman was listening when his former Loyal sailed to a line honours win in 2011. While she carries a Sydney Amateur Sailing Club sail number, Maluka of Kermandie is representing the Port Huon Yacht Club in southern Tasmania, where Sean has extended his business interests.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Maluka of Kermandie
Sail Number A19
Owner Sean Langman
Skipper Sean Langman (24)
Crew P Langman (3), J Crawford (4), P McCorquodale, H Armstrong, G Atkinson
State TAS
Club HYC
Type Ranger
Designer Cliff Gale
Builder Fisher
Construction Timber
LOA 9.01
Beam 3.18
Draft 1.71