Salmo Salar

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Design No. 0532

Built for: Air Vice Marshall E. L. Colbeck – Welch
Builder: A. H. Moody & Son, Swanwick, England.
Date designed: 1965

Class – Hull Number  Salar 40 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: 670 sq. ft                   
Rig: Bermudan Sloop,        

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.

Although branded a motor sailer because of her deckhouse, the Salar 40 was probably one of the first boats that gave good performance under sail and power.  She was also regarded by many as the definitive blue water cruiser of her generation. The centre cockpit Salar was offered as either ketch or sloop rig, but no option was given on the interior layout.



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Additional Information

Individual Drawing Copies

Please download and print the drawings list for the Salmo and the wooden Salars, 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

52215 Deck Plan low res

A replica of Salmo can be constructed from the original 1966 drawings for the wooden (carvel) version of the Salar 40. If preferred (please stipulate when ordering) using strip plank construction for which full lofting, construction, rigging and outfit drawings will be provided.

Poster & Art Prints