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Miss Silver ketch motor sailer.
Designed by John Bain, built by his Silvers Yard, Rosneath on the Clyde. John Bain is best known for his fine motor yachts but he also designed a few motor sailers. Despite appearances, the Miss Silver design performs far better under sail than one would expect with 275sq’ sail. She has the benefit of a nice aft cabin with a good saloon cabin forward.
This one was built in 1963. Major 3 year refit in a Plymouth boat-yard in previous ownership, one of the nicer examples of the class afloat.
Length on deck: 31′
Carvel mahogany planking on sawn oak frames and two steamed intermediate frames, copper fastened. Oak floors on the sawn frames, glavanised strap floors on the steamed timbers.
Long ballast keel, keel bolts through the oak floors. Internal lead trimming ballast.
Solid teak deck. Central wheelhouse with sliding doors. Coachroofs fore and aft with varnished iroko skylights.
Bermudan ketch. Varnished
timber masts in galvanised tabernacles.
Stainless steel standing rigging.
Mainsail, mizzen, jib, genoa.
Perkins 4108 55hp. 1985. Max speed 8 kts.
Fuel: 2 x SS tanks, 20gals each.
Water: 1 x galvanised tank, 50 gals.
Calorifier engine heated. 240v shore power.
4 berths in aft cabin and saloon.
From fwd: Saloon with V berths, table between.
Galley aft port with new 2 burner, grill and oven. SS sink & drainer. Pressurised hot/cold water.
Aft stbd heads compartment with Blakes head, fold down basin.
Centreline steps to wheelhouse. Engine controls and steering wheel port side.
Chart table aft in wheelhouse. Offset step to:
Aft cabin. 2 x single berths. Heads compartment, Blakes heads, porcelain basin.
Limed oak joinery in aft cabin. Teak cabin soles.
Full specification and details available upon request
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