Erik Salander SK55 “Gun”

Salander “Gun” Specifications:

LOA: 37.72′ / 11.50m * LOD: * LWL: 24.93′ / 7.60m * Beam: 7.02′ / 2.14m * Draft: 5.31′ / 1.62m * Ballast: 1500 kg * Displacement: 3150 kg * Sail Area Original: 55 m2 * Yard Number: * Hull material: Mahogany * Rig Original/ New: Gaff Sloop / 3/4 (Marconi) * Mast: * Designer: Erik Salander * Type: SK55 (Skärgårdskryssare) * Built by: Arvid Johansson, Kristinehamn / Finished Löfholmsvarvet, Stockholm * Year Built: 1911 * Restored By: * Current Name: Gun * Original Owner: Gustaf Härdelin * Current Owner: Markku Hänninen, Olli Airio, Knut Vatneström. * Sail Number: Sweden SL 139 / Finland 55 FIN 3

Known Racing History:

1911 – Two first and three second prize.
1912 – Most successful SK yacht of the Olympic games,, she won the first six and two second prize and class premier trophy Lidingö trophy.
1913 – Two wins and a second prize a high-wind summer with blown-thin sail set.

Known Restoration History:

1975? – New deck and cabin, self-draining cockpit, and the tiller was moved from the cockpit to the after-deck
2006-2007 – All underwater planking was splined for stiffness and water tightness, and plank continuation ends with a butt block or metal plate on the inside were replaced by faired pieces of solid mahogany. The front of the lead ballast was also remoulded to correct the traces of rock hittings probably during almost a hundred years.


1911, biggest yacht designed by Salander, and designed to excel to weather in winds up to eight meters per second. In 1938 Salander designed a new marconi rig with 50 m2, and the forestay was moved back approximately 20 cm


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