Cavalier Yachts (AUSTRALIA)


Cavalier Yachts was created as a partnership between Peter Smith and John Salthouse, trading as Salthouse Custom Glass Boats Ltd, later changed to Custom Glass Boats Ltd. They initially produced the successful Cavalier 32 as well as the Coronet Trailer Sailer and the Corsair 36 launch.
Salthouse and Smith amicably parted company with Smith taking the Cavalier Yachts half of the business. Smith introduced two new partners, Pat Sullivan as administrator and accountant, and Grant Bennet as floor and production manager.
At its peak, Cavalier Yachts had eleven designs in simultaneous production, and was the largest production boatbuilder in the southern hemisphere.

Sailboats Built By Cavalier Yachts (AUSTRALIA)

(Dates indicate when boat was first built by any builder)

Model LOA First Built
CAVALIER 26 26.25 ft / 8.00 m 1978
CAVALIER 28 28.00 ft / 8.53 m 1975
CAVALIER 32 32.00 ft / 9.75 m 1970
CAVALIER 36 36.09 ft / 11.00 m 1976
CAVALIER 39 39.00 ft / 11.89 m 1973
CORONET 25 25.00 ft / 7.62 m 1972