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Silhouette Mk 3

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Boat REF# 5224
This boat has been sold
Length 5.25m (17'3")
Year 1964
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge
Sleeping berths 2
Engine 1 x gasoline 4hp, Watermota Sea Urchin (1972)
Lying W Wales


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Extra Details

Designer Robert Tucker
Builder Hurley Marine
Lying W Wales
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Engine 1 x gasoline 4hp
Engine make and model Watermota Sea Urchin (1972)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) Variable pitch - FNR&sail
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.0 ltr (0.2 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 5 knots


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Length 5.25m (17'3")
LWL 4.26m (14'0")
Beam 2.01m (6'7")
Draft Min 0.50m (1'8")
Draft Max 0.50m (1'8")
Displacement 500kg (1,102.5lbs)
Headroom 1.10m (3'7")


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Sloop rigged Hurley Marine Wood spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail Not known - Other (unknown year)
Headsail - (unknown year)
Other sails storm jib (unknown year)


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge
Finish Paint finish

Strongly moulded by Hurley Marine, she is an unfinished owner refit project.


Total # of berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 1

The accomodation is gutted and ready to refit as required.

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Depth sounder tick

Safety Equipment

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Swim ladder tick

Broker's Comments

The Tucker designed Silhouette (1954)did for the yachtsman what the Morris Minor did for the motorist; she literally threw open the doors to cruising for the average family man, and woman. Originally built in marine ply she proved extremely tough and seaworthy, and more importantly, boat-loads of fun! She was developed in Mk 2 and 3 forms in GRP by Hurley Marine, and at least one model crossed the Atlantic (on her own keel)..
This particular yacht has been undergoing a refit for the past 30 years (things are taken more slowly in Pembrokeshire!) and the owner has now accepted that ill health precludes him from finishing it. She is a project with an interesting history, a fine pedigree, and we have the original owners manual for both the yacht and her engine. A custom built road trailer, with heavy duty winch for dry launching and recovery completes the package. She is wide open to offers!
See "more photos" to view 13 internal and external photos of this vessel. Photographs, analysis and comments by Alan of Boatshed Wales.

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.