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1890 Salter River Cruiser - £6,000

Salter River Cruiser

General Specification

Builder : Salter Brothers, Oxford
LOA : 8.99m (29ft 6in)
LOD : 7.32m (24ft 0in)
Beam : 2.13m (7ft 0in)
Draft : 1.14m (3ft 9in)
Keel : Fin


Rigging & Sails

Mechanical & Electrical




One of the oldest boats sailing on the Broads, this river cruiser class yacht is believed to be the oldest and possibly only surviving example of a River Thames cabin sailing yacht. She is thought to have been built by Salters of Oxford in circa 1890 (and certainly before the disastrous fire which destroyed all of Salter's records in 1900 and after which dated builder's plates were fitted to all boats) and to have been brought to the Norfolk Broads by road after the war. She was later discovered by a previous owner as a wreck at Wayford Bridge in 1982 and subsequently underwent a substantial renovation at Greenway Marine in Loddon. Since then she is understood to have been maintained to a high standard, with the vendor stating that she looks great and sails well! A growing family and distance mean that she is now reluctantly being offered for sale, although the owner has indicated that he would also consider selling just a part share in the yacht.


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