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Saunterer is a classic yacht built by Charles Sibbick in 1900, is based in the United Kingdom, and is still in full commission today.

Described in Yachtsman Magazine in 1900 as a "fast cruiser", she is currently undergoing further restoration in Dartmouth, Devon under the direction of Guy Cottam she and she will be back in the water in 2014.

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Saunterer is one of very few Sibbick yachts still in commission, and is in original condition following ongoing maintenance and restoration throughout her long history.  She has her original frames, hull and deck timbers from 1900 and her spars from the 1930s, and in 2010 had her original main hatch and companionway design reinstated. 

The most recent work was carried out under the ownership and direction of Guy Cottam and Chloe Savage, who moved her to the Dart in 2009, and who carried out the most recent and the most extensive sympathetic restoration programme - which brought her up to a very high standard while maintaining her authenticity as a unique classic yacht from the beginning of the 20th century.  With reference to Saunterer's most well known previous owner, Capt LEG Oates of Antarctic fame, Guy and Chloe said in 2011, "We recognise now, after re-building Saunterer for two years, his feelings with his quotation "I am just going outside and may be some time." She was cruised and raced successfully from 2010 on the English South Coast, including visiting the Solent in June 2011. 

Saunterer is operated and managed by the Saunterer Trust.

 

Email us: saunterer@hotmail.co.uk
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