40' Salmo Salar Sailboat, Perfect Pacific NW/Alaska Cruiser


40 Foot Sailboat, Hard Dodger, Center Cockpit Sloop.

Asking $79,500

This is a custom built, Laurent Giles Designed, 'Salmo Salar 39' with cruising ability of 700+ miles under power.

She was built in Essex England in 1970 by Essex Boatbuilders Ltd of Solid Fiberglass to Lloyd's registry standards, and commissioned in Holland for a prominent family.

She has sailed the Atlantic 4 times, twice as part of a Global Circumnavigation.

She spent 14 years in the Caribbean, and was shipped to the Northwest in 2003.

We purchased her in December of 2012 and began a freshening of many of the systems. Many upgrades in 2013. This is 'the consummate' Northwest Cruising Yacht.

Dry center cockpit, refrigerator/freezer, water maker, new hot water system with cockpit shower, new Garmin chart plotter, sonar, radar combination, gauges, mattress, and on and on...!

As with any yacht of this vintage there are ongoing projects to be completed. A complete list of 2013 upgrades and a 30 page PDF file on the boat will be sent via eail to any 'serious' inquires.

This is, truly, a unique and well found yacht that will be sailing long after many 'production boats' have retired.

This sailboat offers solar panels + water maker + sails = completely self sufficient cruising. No staying at crowded docks - enjoy your freedom!

So, if you're interested, please email me for more details.

Thank you for looking.

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More details about the Salmo Salar 39 from sailboat-cruising.com:~

  • Hull Type: Long Keel
  • Rig Type: Masthead Sloop
  • LOA: 39.00' / 11.89m
  • LWL: 31'0" (9.45m)
  • Beam: 11'3" (3.43m)
  • Draft: 5'3" (1.60m)
  • Displacement: 23,000lbs (10,433kgs)

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Dec 16, 2017
Salar Buccaneer
by: Ray Foster

This was the most outstanding boat I had out of 25
owned over 60 years. Her name at that time was `Tawau` and was sold through Salterns Chichester around 1979. I taught myself to sail her as my only experience was a Bobbin dinghy.She was easy on the helm and could be simply balanced on most points.The furthest I went was Channel Isles & Brixham.I would love to contact her present owner.

Aug 17, 2015
Great Classic Yachts
by: Anonymous

We have a 1973 Salar 40 ketch and have sailed her in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic coast of France, Portugal and Spain. She has completed a circuit of the North Atlantic, including the Intra-coastal Waterway in the USA. We have twice passed through the French canal system from Sete in the Med to Le Harve in the English Channel. Staying in Paris for a while is quite memorable. We now cruise her in the north of the UK. She copes well in bad weather and is very versatile. We have owned her for 16 years now and we know of other owners who have owned them for many years, the longest period of ownership we know of being 26 years. She carries two wing tanks of fuel each of 75 gallons and 100 gallons of fresh water. The Perkins 4236 72hp diesel is magnificent and always starts first time. She is excellent when making passage out of the English Channel to Lands End against south westerlies prior to heading north up the Celtic Sea. Even the Spanish Armada could not do that. What more needs to be said.

Jul 16, 2014
A Soundly Constructed Long-Distance Cruising Boat
by: Dick McClary

The Salmo Salar 40 was produced long before the oil crisis forced manufacturers to be far more conservative with the amount of fibreglass used in hull construction.

There were 45 Salar 40s built in total, and I'll bet that most of them are still out there cruising...

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