The Laurent Giles designed Salar 40 proved to be a very popular concept, a robust cruiser with a doghouse providing good shelter to the centre cockpit and sufficient horsepower to driver as a motor sailor if preferred. The design was produced around the globe in relatively large numbers with various configurations.
CAOLAS MOR was built by Essex Yacht Builders in 1972 and has been in the same ownership since. Over the years she has been professionally maintained, thoughtfully upgraded and regularly surveyed, her last survey was in 2017. Lightly used in the last 10 years the boat is well presented with comfortable accommodation below decks for 6 people, including an en-suite heads in the aft cabin. The owners advancing years have brought about the hard decision to sell this much loved member of the family, she comes with a full inventory with the majority of equipment a new owner would require to sail away.
Currently lying ashore under her winter cover here at Ardfern.
The original doghouse has been modified at the aft end to close in the cockpit with a timber framework and perspex panels. Washboards are fitted at the entrances on the port and starboard sides with perspex panels in way of the primary winches being fully removable. The modification creates a full enclosed cockpit and provides a second all weather living space. The cockpit itself is spacious with the large timber helm located centrally forward. Engine controls and instrumentation are all easily to hand and the three windows forward provide and excellent view. A chart table is provided forward of the helm on a varnished timber surface, some chart storage is provided below the working surface. Bench style seating is provides aft of the helm port and starboard with cavernous lockers beneath.
With one caring owner since she was built in 1972 CAOLAS MOR benefits from not having been 'modified' by a succession of different owners and the appearance of the finish below benefits from this. Internal joinery work is constructed from solid and veneer faced teak, finished with a gloss varnish. Throughout the interior soles are finished with carpets. As was customary at the time with designs of this type the aft cabin is accessible via a separate companionway, ideal for a couple cruising with younger children.
Forepeak - A clever design here allows the door for the hanging locker to double as a door into the forepeak when required. The space provides two well sized single berths in a V configuration. Access to the chain locker is provided forward via a large removable panel. Storage is provided with a small shelve running the length of the berths outboard while a good selection of locker space and drawers are provided beneath.
Forward Heads - The heads area is appointed with a brand new Jabsco manual toilet, vanity unit and stainless steel sink. An extendable sink faucet doubles as a shower head when required. The compartment is finished with easy clean formica facings and a teak sole grating. Opposite the heads is a full height wet hanging locker.
Galley - Running along the starboard side of the saloon space the galley is in a linear layout and open to the main saloon. The Plastimo Neptune 3 burner gas locker is located at the forward end with the stainless steel galley sink and drying rack set into the worktop running aft to the companionway. Top loading coolbox has been fitted with additional insulation and an electronic chiller unit to become a fridge. Good selection of storage provided beneath the worktop and in lockers outboard with dedicate storage racks for crockery.
Saloon - Opposite the galley to port the saloon table lies athwart ships with seating forward and aft. Gimballed oil lamps are fitted on the bulkheads to provide a cosy night light. A good volume of storage is again provided outboard of the seating and below each of the seating units.
Aft Cabin - Accessed via a separate companionway at the aft end of the cockpit the cabin provides two good sized single berths on the port and starboard sides. A central dresser type unit aft provides some personal storage space with additional large drawers beneath each bunk and a hanging locker to starboard forward.
Aft Heads - Located at the forward end of the cabin to port this is effectively an en-suite. A small compartment fitted out with manual toilet, sink and vanity unit.
The engine is located within the cavernous space beneath the cockpit sole and is accessible by lifting the folding cockpit sole. Access around the engine for maintenance is excellent with the sole lifted. The space contains ample room to install a generator or any other gear that maybe required for longer distance cruising.
All batteries replaced with new items in 2007.
In this case we are acting as brokers only. The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.