The Salter family was one of the most important boat building firms connected with the sport of rowing. Their firm rose to prominence in the mid-Victorian period and the following timeline shows the development of this side of the business. At the time it ended racing boat construction (in the late 1980s), the business was the oldest racing boat builder in the world, the constructor with the longest association with the boat race (1857-1976) and the firm with the most record times in the contest (four).
More can be read on this topic in S. M. Wenham, Pleasure Boating on the Thames, a History of Salter Bros, 1858 – Present Day (Stroud, 2014), pp. 21-46