Parti (Salar 40)

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Design No. 0522

Built for:  Various owners
Builder:  Essex Yacht Builders, Burnham on Couch, England
Date designed: 1965

Class – Hull Number  Salar 40 Class No. 3

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: 670 sq. ft         (642 sq. ft)
Rig: Bermudan Sloop,      (Bermudan ketch)

Although branded a motor sailer because of her deckhouse, the Salar 40 was probably one of the first production boats that gave good performance under sail and power.  She was also regarded by many as the definitive blue water cruiser of her generation.

Salmo Salar; the wooden prototype exhibited in 1966 at Earls Court by A H Moody was constructed with a carvel planked hull in the conventional way as were five further Salars. Later, Salterns Yacht Agency marketed the fiberglass reinforced plastic yachts built by Essex Yacht Builders Ltd,.

Laurent Giles Archive has record of fifty five of these of which nine were sold from the yard as mouldings only and completed by the owners. The first G.R.P Salar was delivered in 1966 and named Solent Salar.


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Individual Drawing Copies

Please download and print the drawings list for the Salar 40 class, Individual plan copies cost $85.00 which includes standard airmail. Please contact us using the link for information on how to order.

Download Drawing List

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

05223.1 GRP Construction Plan low res

A replica of the Salar 40 can be constructed from the original 1965 drawings, or if preferred using strip plank construction for which full construction, rigging and outfit drawings will be provided.

Poster & Art Prints