Salt 19

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by Dessied, Oct 6, 2003.

  1. Dessied
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    Dessied New Member

    I just got a sailboat from an auction and was wondering how I would go about finding it's age. It was built by Salt Marine Inc in Ft. Lauderdale Florida. The boat is titled SALT-19, I have a hull number as well. I have looked on boat sale sites but have not seen one like this. Any assistance and direction would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
  2. BVI Jon
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    BVI Jon Junior Member

    Look on the extreme upper starboard part of the transom. If there are numbers there, then the last two numbers are the year of manufacture (there may be a letter afterwards). The preceeding numbers/letters refer to manufacturer, serial #, etc.

    If there are none, then it was probabably built before the Feds required them; mid seventies, I believe.
  3. Brian Amato
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    Brian Amato New Member

    I bought one, brand new, in '77 from Salt Marine when I lived in Ft. Lauderdale. Anyone who wants to talk about the company, post it here or email me at: They also built a boat called "Tangerine" which I had a small role in....sorry to say :)

  4. Hope
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    Hope New Member

    Just found this thread.
    I own a 1978 Salt 19. I rescued it from someone's front yard and spent a few years refitting it.

    Any information you have on the boat would be appreciated. Thanks!
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