MALABAR II

MALABAR II was designed by and for John G. Alden. She was built by Charles A. Morse & Son in Thomaston, Maine, and launched in 1922. MALABAR ll is the second in the series of ten schooners John Alden designed for himself. She underwent a rebuild in 1955 in Camden, Maine, after which she sailed to Spain and back.

MALABAR II has been in the custody of Jim and Ginny Lobdell of Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, for the last 42 years during which they have raced and cruised her between Virginia and Nova Scotia with a family cruise to Bermuda. MALABAR II remains true to her original configuration. She was used in the movie "Message in a Bottle" in 1999, which was where she earned her recent rebuild in 2000. That rebuild was done in Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, by Andy Lyon and Jim Lobdell in Jim's back yard.

MALABAR II has participated in the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race in 2001, 2004, and 2008. In those years she has placed 1st in class C and in 2008 she had the best corrected time at Thimble Shoal against all classes. She continues to race and participate in schooner and traditional boat events from Virginia to Nova Scotia.

See previous listing here.

Design Specs

LOA:
41′ 
3″
Beam:
11′ 
2″
LWL:
31′ 
8″
Draft:
6′ 
2″
Design or Class: 
Malabar ll
Former Name: 
HISPANIOLA
MALABAR II
Home Port: 
Vineyard Haven, MA
Designer: 
John G. Alden
Boat Type: 
Keel schooner
Rig: 
Double gaff
Gross Displacement: 
33000 lbs
Sail Number: 
N/A
Sail Area: 
1000 sq ft
Number of Engines: 
1
Engine Model: 
Cummins 4B 3.3-M
Total Engine Horsepower: 
65
Fuel Type: 
Diesel
Builder Name: 
Charles A. Morse & Son
Location Built: 
Thomaston ME
Year Built: 
1922
Hull or Design No.: 
162
Documentation or State Reg. No.: 
270219
Owner Name: 
James Lobdell/Myles Thrulow
Owner Country: 
United States
Yacht Club: 
N/A
Posted on:
Sat, 09/07/2019 - 2:32pm
Last modified on:
Tue, 09/10/2019 - 1:56pm