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James Silver Cruiser 42'

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Boat REF# 60464
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 12.80m (42'0")
Year 1947
Construction Wood
Underwater profile semi-displacement
Berths 4
Engine 2 x Diesel 65hp, Parsons (unknown year)
Lying Bristol


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Extra Details

Designer James Bain
Builder James Silver
Lying Bristol


Engine 2 x Diesel 65hp
Engine make and model Parsons (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 9 knots
Max speed (approx) 12 knots
Generator output 0.8KVA


LOA 12.80m (42'0")
Beam 3.65m (12'0")
Draft Min 1.07m (3'6")
Displacement 12,190kg (26,879.0lbs)
Headroom 1.85m (6'1")
Storage In water

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 5 batteries charged by: engine, shore power 240 volt system


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Construction Wood
Underwater profile semi-displacement
Finish Paint finish

Mahogany on Oak construction


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Porta Potti)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Manual water system tick

4 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover tick

Electric windlass
2 anchors
20.00m (65'7") of chain
20.00m (65'7") of warp
2hp outboard, Honda (unknown year)

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
LPG Detector tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick

3 bilge pumps (2 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

James Silver cruisers are often considered as the pick of the crop for classic cruisers although to be fair this one does need a lot of attention. The present owner has done little maintenance for five years and she is now at project status although when refurbished will make an excellent live aboard cruiser. She is presently on the hard having been hauled out for inspection and she needs in the order of eleven new planks below the waterline before she is watertight. The topsides and superstructure will also require work in places. She is probably best suited to someone with the skills and time to work on her personally.
The twin diesels are both in working order. Although she needs a lot more than TLC she can still be restored to her former glory when she was regularly used as a cross channel cruier.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This James Silver Cruiser 42' has been personally photographed and viewed by John of Boatshed Bristol. 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.

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