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Miss Silver Motor Sailer

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Boat REF# 71544
removed from sale
Length 9.60m (31'6")
Year 1963
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Sleeping berths 4
Engine 1 x diesel 55hp, perkins 4108 (1985)
Lying Plymouth


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Extra Details

Designer John Bain
Builder James A Silver Ltd
Lying Plymouth
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Fuel capacity 180.0 ltr (39.6 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 227.0 ltr (49.9 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 55hp
Engine make and model perkins 4108 (1985)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade prop
Fuel consumption (approx) 4.0 ltr (0.9 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots


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Length 9.60m (31'6")
LWL 8.41m (27'7")
Beam 3.00m (9'10")
Draft Min 1.06m (3'6")
Draft Max 1.06m (3'6")
Displacement 8,000kg (17,640.0lbs)
Headroom 1.80m (5'11")
Storage Ashore


10% discount on rigging

Ketch rigged Spruce Wood spars (1963) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail GS & Co - Slab (1963)
Headsail - Hank On (1963)
Other sails Mizzen (1963)
No1 Genoa (1963)
No1 Jib (1963)

Spruce spars, varnished. Norseman terminals on rigging. Sails all Red

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


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Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

Carvel Planked Mahogany, sawn oak timbers, copper fastened. Oak floors with intermediate ferrous strap floors. Teak decks. Varnished Iroko Superstructure. Varnished Mahogany hand rails and transom. Iron ballast keel. Internal lead ballast.


Total # of berths 4
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 2
Heads 2 heads
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Hot water system tick

Non smoking owners

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Log tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

Electric Reeds windlass
2 anchors
(2 x 35 CQR)
60.00m (196'10") of chain
Avon Redcrest dinghy (unknown year)
3hp outboard, Seagull , Long shaft (1965)

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Searchlight tick
Horn tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Wheel steering plus auxiliary removable aft tiller

Broker's Comments

Occasionally in this job you meet that rare breed of boat owner that you can apply the phrase "mad about boats".
I mean this in a nice way and this owner has a history of boat ownership going back 50 years. He has owned a verity of sailing boats and motorboats over this period, but without exception each one has had real tender love and care and a very much "money no object" approach to maintenance.
This Miss Silver Class Motorsailor is no exception, and over the last 11 years of ownership she has had a small fortune spent on refitting and maintenance. If you are looking for a classic motor sailor that appears to be in similar shape to the day she was built then this boat is very much worth a careful look.
The owners mature years means that this one has to find a new home so he can focus his attention on his other 2 beautiful smaller boats.
It's going to require more ongoing maintenance than a fibreglass motor sailor but I guarantee you will get complimentary looks and comments wherever you travel with her.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Miss Silver Motor Sailer has been personally photographed and viewed by Neil Chapman of Boatshed Plymouth. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.