Sailing yachts

Silvers twin screw motor yacht

(REF: 19959)


  • Designer: Bain, John
  • Builder: Silvers of Rosneath
  • Year: 1936
  • Location: Cornwall
  • Length on deck: 38'
  • Beam: 9'9"
  • Draft: 3'6"
  • Tonnage: 13TM

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Silvers twin screw motor yacht

Designed by John Bain and built by Silvers of Rosneath in 1936.  Silvers produced a number of yachts in this size, ever popular as they offered comfortable space and a capable yacht without being too large.

Good headroom throughout, 6 berths plus 2 heads and a shower make this a very comfortable boat for longer periods aboard.

Re-engined in 2014 with 27hp diesels that have only done about 20 hours.  She has shore power, a generator and inverter so well equipped for comfortable living aboard.

The deck was overlaid with insulation sheets then sheathed plywood to make her warm and free from condensation, a big benefit in our damp climate.

A nicely cared for and ready to go example for very sensible money.  2015 insurance survey available.

Length Overall                   38′

Length Waterline             36’8″

Beam                                    9’9″

Draft                                      3’6″

Thames Tonnage             13TM




Carvel planked in a slow grown resinous pine, copper rivet fastened to steam bent oak timbers.

As with most Silvers yachts, she is framed in light but closely framed timbers.

Oak back bone and stem.

Mahogany transom

Straight laid T&G pine deck  overlaid with Celotex insulation sheets in between battens, covered on top with marine plywood and sheathed in epoxy glass cloth.  Finished in a non slip deck paint.  This method is totally water tight and stops condensation and damp inside the cabin.

Varnished teak central wheelhouse and aft coachroof with sheathed plywood coahcroof decks.

Raised foredeck to give headroom below with varnish teak skylights and forehatch.




Small deck stepped varnish pine mast stepped aft of the wheel house with a pair of galvanised shrouds each side.

Used for mounting navigation lights and to carry the derrick crane for the dinghy.

Varnished wooden boom acts as a derrick crane for the dinghy with a block and tackle to raise it.




Twin 27hp 3 cylinder diesel from Marine Power Solutions in Christchurch.

These are marinised industrial engines, fresh water cooled and robustly built.

Fitted new in 2014 with only about 20 hours running

Single lever controls to fixed 3 blade bronze propellers

3 x 100ah 12 volt batteries for engine starting and domestics.

Air cooled 2 Kva diesel generator installed on the centreline with a 1 Kva inverter running off the domestic battery.

Shore power connection with 240 volt sockets around the boat.

100 watt  solar panel with regulator for charging.

2 x 100 litre plastic fuel tanks

2 x 80 litre fresh water tanks

Black water holding tank for aft heads of approximately 100 litres.




6 berths in 2 sleeping cabins plus the saloon.

Entrance hatch either side of the wheelhouse with help to port and a seat either side at the aft end.

Centreline steps going aft into main owners cabin.  Large storage compartment to starboard and heads to port.

Heads has an electric sea toilet which discharges either directly overboard or into a black waste tank.  Hand basin with hot and cold pressurised water.

Aft cabin with a single berth either side and lots of original varnished teak joinery.  Hanging locker either side at forward end and centreline drawers at the aft end.  Hatch into lazarette.

Steps up to a centreline hatch onto aft deck.  Bronze portholes in the coamings.

Central steps going forward down into the main saloon with galley to starboard and seating to port.

Galley is full length of the cabin with varnished iroko tops and lockers below.

Single stainless sink with draining board and hot and cold pressurised water.  Cooking done using 240 volt kettle and 240 volt microwave.

L-shaped seating to port around a varnished mahogany saloon table.

Centreline door going forward into heads compartment with Blakes electric sea toilet and hand basin.  To starboard is a full height shower compartment with pressurised hot and cold water, drains into a grey water waste tank.

Forward again into fore cabin with twin V berths.  Chain locker beyond in the bows.



Full specification and details available upon request





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