An absolutely brilliant class of gaffer for those who know...An opportunity to purchase a Salterns built boat. Cabin with 2 berths, galley and systems spaces. Easy handling, Outboard in a well for simple motoring with the ability to remove for racing & rallies. Fantastic Fun and in lovely condition, presented on a trailer and ready to go. Owned by current owner since 2006.
Don't let your Memory fade, come and view her NOW....
Although the Memory class was born in the early 70's from the hand of designer Tony Robinson, the inspiration behind her dates back from way before. The practicality of the layout together with the shoal draft and centreplate has the traits of a Brightlingsea fishing smack, equally at home taking the ground at low tide or slipped onto a trailer, ideal for today's leisure market.
Since then over 140 Memory's have been built and are now a well proven classics in their own right; safe, easily handled yet fast boats with numerous wins to their credit in Old Gaffers' Association events.
The Memory has been fitted out in many different ways over the years but the boat remains true to the original concept of simplicity and function. The builders philosophy has been to use the very best of modern and traditional materials and craftsmanship, to give an uncomplicated yet beautiful boat of which any owner can be truly proud. The gaff rig is very practical and easy to use, the large sail area can be simply set, controlled and reefed from the large cockpit.
Designed originally as an 'open' boat the accommodation is enhanced with the addition of a smart cabin with two full sized berths and some storage in a 'vee' formation in the snug cabin extending forward under the forepeak. Access is by the companionway.
The Memory is ballasted with internal ballast, as were her wooden ancestors. As designed, this is lead ingots contained within compartments on either side of the centreplate case. This is of course removable, making the Memory very light for manoeuvring on shore and at about one ton fully ballasted, including trailer, means she can easily be towed behind a substantial car or 4X4. The 50Kg centreplate is designed to fit under the cockpit sole, and is easily raised on it's own block and tackle.
This is carried out to a high standard using solid mahogany or teak for the curved cockpit seats, coamings, rubbing bands and so on. The cockpit sole is of resinous, straight grained fir in keeping with yachts of this era.
Spars, Sails & Rigging
The solid spars are made by 'Collars' in the traditional method using 'clear and best' spar grade quality Oregon Pine with Ash for the leathered gaff and boom jaws.
The working sails are tan 6oz terylene, the mainsail has two rows of slab reefing points and the jib is equipped with a bronze Wycombe martin roller furling gear enabling the sails to be handled from the cockpit.
For racing, a jackyard topsail with its associated yards and rigging can be used.
The standard keel stepped mast is substantially stayed by four 6mm stainless steel shrouds and a forestay braced against the chain bobstay.
All of the metal fittings on the Memory are robustly made.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.