Malibu

Malibu

Member Type: 

Classic

Boat Name: 

Malibu

Year: 

1926

Length: 

100'

Builder: 

Blanchard Boat

Designer: 

Ted Geary

Owner: 

Windermere Services

Fleet: 

  • Pacific Northwest

Malibu - A classic 100 footer by Ted Geary.

Built by Blanchard Boat Building Co. with sturdy Douglas Fir sawn frames on 16" centers, and planked with 2.5" Port Orford yellow cedar.  She is 100 feet OAL, with LWL of 95 feet, beam of 19.5 feet and draft of 7.5 feet.  Malibu's original 4 cylinder diesels have been replaced twice, now with Cummins diesels, cruising at 13 knots with a range of over 2000 miles.  She has the classic Ted Geary fantail stern.  Malibu was originally built for the Adamson and Rindge families of Malibu, CA.  She was purchased by Wells McCurdy in 1973 and totally reconfigured.

Currently in private ownership in Seattle, Malibu is also designated as a City of Seattle Historic Landmark.

Malibu line drawing by Rick Etsell  Malibu early photo,

Engine Info: 

Twin Cummins 855 diesels, 350 hp ea., c. 1973
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Videos: 

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Description: 

Dave Ellis video.

Wartime Use: 

Malibu served in the US Navy, for anti-submarine patrols off the coast of Southern California.  At one time, depth charges were placed on her aft deck.  After testing them, the vessel suffered damage from the blast.