• Laurent Giles design No: 78
  • Builder: E.F.Elkins, Christchurch, Dorset, England.
  • Launch Date: 1948
  • Hull Material: Mahogany on oak
  • Deck: Grp over ply on original pine t & g.
  • Engine: Yanmar 10 hp
  • Ballast keel material: ?
  • Doghouse: Short
  • Cockpit: Short
  • Berths: Two plus focsle
  • Rig: Masthead bermudan sloop.
  • Mast: Alloy
  • Heads'ls: Genoa & stays'ls.
  • Backstay arrangement: Twin to transom. No runners.
  • Home Port: San Diego, California, USA.
  • Current Owner: Larry Beiley
  • Contact details:
  • Email address: plumberatlarge@sbcglobal.net
  • Other comments: Salmo is most well-known for being the boat Peter Hamilton wrote about in his wonderful book The Restless Wind. This describes his single-handed passage from Scotland to Canada, and from there to San Diego via the Panama Canal and Tahiti, with his new wife Jill, in the early 1960's.