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Table of details and specifications of GBR-038
  Designer Iain Murray (AUS)
  Builders Andrew Hudson, Hudson Boat Building, Sydney (AUS)
  Material GRP
  1st certificate issued 1990-12-22
  Original boat name Salamander IV
  Original country GBR
  Original sail number 038
  Current location Glücksburg (FSC), Flensburg Firth (GER)


5.5 GER 85 "Hamilton" - Project in process - 21.04.2020 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
The German Sailing Federation (DSV) has reconfirmed the earlier official issueing of sailnumber GER 85 for this boat and is, together with the German 5.5m Class Association, looking forward to seeing the boat being brought back to racing, in the future.
Out of Class - 18.04.2020 by Matti Muoniovaara
This boat seems to be outclassed from the 5.5 register. It is not a five point five any more. How can this boat have a German 5.5m class number? Where is the certificate issued.
5.5 GER 85 "Hamilton" - refit - 10.02.2015 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
And finally , the boat has been taken care of and will be returned to - almost - racing condition. Better still, she will be based in Glücksburg, Flensburg firth, right next to GER 37, one of her sisterboats.
5.5 GBR 38 - For the Enthusiast - 26.12.2011 by Kaspar Stubenrauch
The hull of 5.5 GBR 38 is waiting for better times and an enthusiast, who would be prepared to fit a new deck on top, get a mast, add a new rudder - and off to the races again. This boat will be sailing in the Evolution category and can make it to front places, there.
Original hull transformed by Franklin Eldrige... - 22.09.2011 by Site Administrator
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GBR-038a and GBR-038b - 29.06.2008 by Site Administrator
GBR-038b is Salamander V designed by Iain Howlett, built in 1996, famous for its reversed bow, and which became NED-025 (see
As soon as we'll have implemented the database with the possibility to have extension -a -b, etc for the double numbers, we'll clarify this.
Notes received from Frits Kruyt, Nov.2007. - 29.06.2008 by Site Administrator
Sail number K-38 (GBR-38) was used on different boats owned by Jonathan Janson.
Placed 10th in Worlds 1995, Hankö
Sistership of NED-011 "Woelgeest" and NED-017 "Leeloo"
First notes and elements (to be refined...) - 07.02.2008 by Sebastien Schmidt
This boat is one of the six (?) sister-ships built in a row in Australia off the same mould, I guess between about 1991 to 1992 (?) : AUS-052 "Arunga X" to Franck Tolhurst, AUS-054 "Sic Em Rex" to Colin Ryan, BAH-014 "John B VIII" to Robert Symonette, FIN-037 "Carmen" to Vladimir Marschan, GBR-038 "Salamander IV" to Jonathan Janson and GER-024 "Lovana II" to Hans-Juergen Queisser.
I remember Colin Ryan presenting the project in 1991 at Le Crouesty (FRA) european's. None of the boats were present there yet, but at the worlds 1992 in Nassau, Bahamas, all were participating except FIN-037 "Carmen".
In August 1992, we have been consulted to analyse the design and to propose eventual rooms for performances improvement. Pointed-out troubles were essentially located in the bulbed keel - too much pitching and lower aspect ratio of the fin - and in the excess of flare (very wide beam at deck) which induced shorter and deformed waterlines at heel. Sorry Iain, Bobby asked us to provide a frank and free eye, and this was only our opinion at this time. Other ones to be expressed ?

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5.5 GER 85 "Hamilton" - proceeding

Ownership history

Table of the history of sail number, name and ownership of GBR-038
Sail# Boat name Owner name
GBR-038 "Salamander IV" Jonathan Janson (1991-1996)  
GER-085 "Hamilton" Not disclosed (2013-?)  

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