Silver Leaf Classic Motor Cruiser

£49,500 (Tax Paid)

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  • 1938 Silver Leaf Classic Motor Cruiser
  • 1938 Silver Leaf Classic Motor Cruiser
  • 1938 Silver Leaf Classic Motor Cruiser
  • 1938 Silver Leaf Classic Motor Cruiser
  • Silver Leaf Classic Motor Cruiser
  • Silver Leaf Classic Motor Cruiser
  • Silver Leaf Classic Motor Cruiser
  • Silver Leaf Classic Motor Cruiser
"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.

Location: Mylor, Cornwall
Listing office: Mylor

£49,500 (Tax Paid)

Boat Details

Make: Silver Leaf
Model: Classic Motor Cruiser
Year: 1938
LOA: 43ft/13m
Class: Heavy Displacement
Hull: Wood
Engine Type: Twin Diesel
Drive: Shaft Drives
Layout: Non-Flybridge
Berths: 4
Cabins: 2
Aft Cabins: 1
Ancasta Ref: 30884
Vessel Name: Silver Bird
SILVER LEAF CLASSIC MOTOR CRUISER
Designed by John Bain and built by J.a. Silver Ltd, Rosneath, Scotland (1938)

CONSTRUCTION

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


Replacement main mast fitted in 2014

New missen mast added in 2015
SLEEPS 4 IN 1 CABIN AND SALOON

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

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

New saloon cushions (2012)


HEADS

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

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



ENGINES

TWIN BMC COMMODORE DIESEL ENGINES - 90hp
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

ELECTRONICS

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


TANKAGE

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


NAVIGATION AIDS
(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

SAFETY
Fumes extraction fan fitted in engine room (2011)
Automatic extinguishers fitted in engine bay (2011)
New fire extinguishers tesetd and fitted 2016