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    £ 39,950Vat Included / Paid

    Silver - Classic Motor Cruiser for sale

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    "Silver Bird" is a beautiful example of the famous Silver Leaf Motor Cruisers designed by John Bain and built by James Silver at the yard that bore his name in Rosneath, Scotland in 1938. She was built in larch on oak with a GRP-sheathed teak deck on wooden deck beams and a wooden superstructure. The "Bird" has been much upgraded, maintained and restored over the years so that all the "heavy lifting" has been done. Most recently (2013) Mylor Yacht Harbour stripped her hull back to bare wood on the outside above and below the waterline. All woodwork inspected and any sort planking replaced or repaired, seems were re-filled with leaded putty and she was completely repainted. New bilge keels and a mizen mast (as in her original design) were added in 2015 to improve stability.

    The "Bird" is a stunning and genuinely historical craft but also a practical and usable motor vessel thanks to the design and skill she was built with and the efforts of her current owners. A viewing is highly recommended.
    (New navigation panel built in 2013 and completely rewired replacing old fused system with mcb units)
    AIS transceiver
    VHF and Raymarine GPS systems
    Both professionally fitted by BT marine 2013

    Fumes extraction fan fitted in engine room (2011)
    Automatic extinguishers fitted in engine bay (2011)
    New fire extinguishers tesetd and fitted 2016
    Designed by John Bain and built by J.a. Silver Ltd, Rosneath, Scotland (1938)


    Carvel-built hull believed of larch on oak
    GRP-sheathed teak deck on wooden deckbeams with wooden superstructure

    LOA - 13.11m
    Beam - 3.05m
    Draft - 1.07m *

    *Draft at stern measured at approx 1.20m in current trim when vessel was seen ashore

    Work carried out by Mylor Yacht Harbour in 2013:

    Hull stripped back to bear wood on the outside above and below the waterline. All woodwork inspected and any soft planking replaced or repaired.
    Seems re-filled with leaded putty.
    Hull primed with several coats of underwater and above water primer
    Hull fully painted
    Epoxied Deck
    Deck finished and coated with Epifanes non-slip deck paint
    All port hole and sky light hatches removed and re-beded with Sikoflex

    Other work carried out:

    New bilge keels added in 2015 with improved stability
    Iron keel and rudder protective coated each season
    Each season the paintwork and varnish work is recoated as necessary
    All new/refurbished skin fittings by Cockwells in July 2011


    Four-cylinder units. PRM175 hydralic gearboxes
    Fresh water cooled via heat exhangers and water-injected wet exhausts

    Sound insulation in engine room (2012)
    Engine injectors serviced by Brown Brothers (2014)
    New starboard prop fitted in 2011 - matched with new port prop 2013 (Shaft realignment checked. work done by Mylor)

    New anodes fitted each year
    General work done on engines to tidy up hoses etc. Engines serviced each year with new oil and filters, plus new fuel filters
    New water pumps fitted to engine 2013


    Shore power

    New wiring and batteries fitted 2016
    New battery monitor fitted 2016
    Small power inverter added 2014
    New Morse control cables fitted to external controls 2013


    New plastic fuel tank fitted in 2011
    New stainless steel water tanks fitted before purchase

    All seacocks serviced and recovered 2011

    Hand bilge pump fitted in port locker - 2011



    2 x single berths (1 either side of aft cabin)

    2 x single berths (1 either side of aft cabin)

    New saloon cushions (2012)


    Blake Baby manual marine toilets in both forward and aft heads compartments, with new service kits and new flexible pipework fitted to seacocks (2012)


    Galley fitted along with new sinks in galley (2011)
    New Waeco fridge fitted in 2012
    New gas system fitted in 2011
    New external gas bottle holders fitted at the same time

    All connected with new calorifier and hot and cold distribution system (2011)

    Ebespatcher heating system (fitted in Mylor 2015)

    New wheelhouse protection cover fitted in 2014

    £ 39,950
    Category:Motor Boats
    Sales status:available
    Model:Classic Motor Cruiser
    Mooring Country:United Kingdom
    Year built:1938
    Length:13.11 m/43 ft
    Engine manufacturer:bmc commodore 90hp
    Material hullWood
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