Sea Salter

(ex Seasalter)

Built in the UK

Fastnet Design : Published 1928 


Sea Salter
Two images of Sea Salter being built at Anderson, Rigden & Perkins in 1931
Photographs by RK Anderson from Last One Down The Slip by Alan Staley

Across The Pond She Went
The Australian built Seasalter is well known to the Association. However, there is also a more mysterious Sea Salter, built in Britain. She is in my UK Lloyd's Registers up until 1956 at which point it is noted that she was 'Sold to USA'. She is then in my 1957 and 1968 Lloyd's Register of American yachts as Sea Salter.
She is thought to still be in the USA. The Association has a report that in the 1980s she was cruising in the Caribbean.

# Fascinating Facts
# Sea Salter was built at a cost of over £800 - an expensive yacht
# Dr RD Weeden Butler is former President Joan Jardine-Brown's brother
# Fascinating Facts

Sea Salter (UK) Statistics
Built : 1931 by Anderson, Rigden & Perkins at Whitstable, Kent.
LOA : 39' 5"
LWL : 31' 0"
Beam : 10' 0"
Draught : 5' 3"
Displacement : 12 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 161799, Faversham
Signal Letters : MSCR

Sea Salter (UK) Custodians & Home Ports
Bruce Johnson (?-1968-?) Rhode River, Md
Ronald S Anker-Simmons (1956-1957-?) Manchester, Massachusetts
Lt Col Conrad Lee (1953-1955) Faversham
Dr RD Weeden Butler (1948-1952) Faversham
CE Murch (?-1947) Faversham
Stanley & Abbie Anderson (1931-1939-?) Faversham

Sea Salter (UK) Links
Sea Salter in Crusining Yachts; By the Surgeon's Eye, New Year 2019 

Page last updated : July 2019


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