Built in Australia

Aristene Design : Published 1933 


Grand Old Yacht Gets A Rebuild
Seasalter was originally built for the Reverend Pentreath, Headmaster of St Peter's College, Adelaide, South Australia. Her official Australian build number is 385412. She is thought to be the only boat built to Harrison Butler's Aristene design. Converted to a cutter in 1947, she competed in the 1949 Sydney - Hobart Race and, indeed, was cruised and raced extensively through South Australian, Victorian and New South Wales waters and to New Zealand.

Seasalter 1949

She has recently had a major rebuild, lovingly documented on FaceBook by Jay Lawry. The photograph at the top of this page was taken before the rebuild began.
Jay and Seasalter regularly feature in the HBA Journal.

Seasalter (AU) Statistics
Built : 1937 by JP Clausen & Sons, Port Adelaide, Australia
LOA : 38' 0"
Beam : 10' 3"
Draught : 6' 6"
Displacement : 14 ton TM

Seasalter (AU) Custodians
Jay Lawry & Linda Russell (2008-2016...)
Gordon Elcock (1991-2008)
NG Williamson (1984-1991)
R & C Rule (1977-1984)
J Mitchell (1972-1977)
N Wilkinson (1967-1972)
Dr H Hoban (1966-1967)
G, J & W Fox (1962-1966)
T Carton (?-1962)
K Richards (1956-?)
D Teakle (1951-1956)
Doug Jarvis (1949-1951)
R Christie (1948-1949)
M Warnecke (1944-1948)
Rev Guy Pentreath (1937-1944)

Seasalter (AU) Links
Seasalter's restoration documented on FaceBook
Seasalter's Voyage to Brazil 2016, HBA Journal 75, New Year 2016 
Seasalter's Unintended Sea Trial, HBA Journal 76, Spring 2016
Seasalter Boat Spotted, HBA Journal 77, Summer 2016 

Page last updated : October 2016


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