Erik Salander 95 Square Meter “Gerdny”

Salander “Gerdny” Specifications:

LOA: 62′ 0″ / 18.89m
LOD: 62′ 0″ / 18.89m
LWL: 9′ 3″ / 2.81m
Beam: 20′ 5″ / 6.22m
Draft: 7′ 2″ / 2.18m
Ballast: 4000 kilograms
Displacement: 10 metric tons
Hull material: Wood
Rig: Bermudan Sloop 7/8
Mast: Carbon Fibre
Designer: Erik Salander
Type: 1918 95 Square Meter Rule
Built by: Hasselströms WarF, Sweden
Year Built: 1920
Current Name: Gerdny
Current Owner: Kristoffer Melinder
Sail Area:
Sail Number: 95 S-4

Known Racing History:

2005 – Royal Swedish Yacht Squadron 175 years Jubilee Regatta – 1st prize (more than 220 classic yachts).
2004 – Swedish National 95 sq m Championship: 1st prize
2004 – Royal Swedish Yacht Squadron Classic Regattas – 1st prize
2003 – Royal Swedish Yacht Squadron Classic Regattas – 1st prize
2003 – Classic Week in Svendborg, Denmark – Classic Boat of the Year Award (200 classic yachts).

Known Restoration History:

1997-2001 – Owner’s Comments – Construction ~ Hull and deck
30 mm mahogany (original) and pine (new under the water line) on original steel (every third) and oak frames. New stem- and stern posts in oak. New keel plank and deadwood in oak. Original keel weight of lead (about 4000 kilograms). New floor plates of stainless steel throughout. New deck beams of oak through out strengthened by plates of stainless steel in certain areas. New solid Oregon pine deck planking (30 mm) with plank-sheer, trimmings and bulwarks of mahogany. The cabin has new beams of mahogany, new inner lining of Oregon pine and the original outer cover of mahogany, a new skylight and the original hatch.

The underwater body is waterproofed with red lead under yacht primer and anti fouling paint. The free boards are proofed with linseed oil under white enamel paint. Deck planking is proofed with Coelan and all mahogany on the outside and in the interior is varnished. The insides of the freeboards are varnished and covered by varnished Oregon pine planking throughout. Two cockpits in mahogany (one separate for the helmsman). The main cockpit has two self bailing outlets in a GRP floor covered by teak duckboards. Forward pulpit in stainless steel.
Gerdny is in a premium shape and has no faults that we know of. She was totally renovated 1997-2001 by professional boatbuilders at a cost of well over 870 000 USD.


One of the “Grand Dames” of the Swedish fleet, this type of yacht is not suitable for sailing in high and open seas but is built for more sheltered waters, and would think that she will perform extremely well in places like the US westcoast (San Diego, LA an SF), the great lakes and the US northern eastcoast as well of course in Scandinavia, Germany, Holland and the Mediterranean.

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