Meretone (Salar Buccaneer)

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Design No. 0522

Built for:  R. Landsdale
Builder: Essex Yacht Builders, Burnham on Couch, England
Date designed: 1973

Class – Hull Number  Salar Buccaneer Class No. 1

Principal Design Data

L.O.A:  39’ 0”  (11.89 m)
Datum:  31’ 0”  ( 9.45 m)
Beam Max:  11’ 3″  ( 3.42 m)
Draft:  5′ 6”  (  1.68 m)
Displacement tons: 10.4
T.M.: 16.5 tons
Ballast ratio: 34.5%
Sail Area: 642 sq. ft.
Rig:  Bermudan ketch

Unlike the Salar 40’s the Buccaneer was offered only as a ketch but with the development of the Salar Buccaneer the designers took the opportunity to add to and improve the accommodation and layout. The saloon was enlarged and a proper chart table and navigator seat was added aft to starboard and the settees and table were redesigned some 50% larger.

Most notably the aft cabin had the trappings of a ‘great cabin’ with aft facing ‘galley’ windows and three windows on each side of the hull. The sole became two level and twin berths replaced with a full width double berth and full width upholstered window seat.

Some Buccaneers, particular those that were finished by their owners were built with further changes to the saloon arrangement.


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Additional Information

Individual Drawing Copies

Please download and print the drawings list for the Salar Bucaneer class, Individual plan copies cost $85.00 which includes standard airmail. Please contact us using the link for information on how to order.

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Study Notes

27 page A4 format colour booklet containing many small scale drawings and photographs as well as technical data and an abridged specifications of the Salar 40, wooden Salar and Salar Buccaneer yachts.

Model Plans

Full set of Stock Building Plans

Drg No 6465 Sail Plan low res

A replica of the Salar Buccaneer can be constructed from the original 1973 drawings, or if preferred using strip plank construction for which full construction, rigging and outfit drawings will be provided.

Poster & Art Prints