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duncons
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Posted: October 18 2007 at 15:46 | IP Logged Quote duncons

 

Hi All

       I am in the process of upgrading to a motor yacht with two staterooms. I was shown a 2007 gas, Silverton 39' MY last week. I was wondering if anyone has any information on this type of boat, or the manufacturer. I will be boating on the open ocean in the northeast.  I know very little about the manufacturer or how they rate against others. Any feedback would be appreciated.

Thank You!

Jim

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jkeays
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Posted: October 18 2007 at 17:06 | IP Logged Quote jkeays

I have the 35MY and it is gas as well.  I am over in Puget Sound, but grew up comercial fishing out of the Boston area.

I am very happy with the boat, the design and the hull.  It is a great hull for open water.  The interior is a good layout, lots of space (people and stowage), tho on mine (2001) the beds are not walk around, which leades to frustration with making :)

Here are my opinions:

1. range with the gas is much less than the diesel.  I get about 120 miles to the tanks. That is a cruise at 14mph.  I had to tweak the props and put larger tim planes on it to get it to that.  Now, the 39 may be a little better, more length and the same beam.

2. wind influence on this boat is something to consider.  every aft cabin has more windage than others, it is something you need to account for.  I dont have thrusters, and get by just fine, but it was a steep learning curve.

Silverton is a good boat - so strongly consider it.

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duncons
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Posted: October 18 2007 at 18:47 | IP Logged Quote duncons

Thank you jkeays

                           I am going for a sea trial on the Silverton and a 41" Cruiser  MY tomorrow. I have hired a captain to get his opinion. I will keep your comments, in mind.

Thank You again.

Jim

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gcomer
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Posted: October 18 2007 at 19:40 | IP Logged Quote gcomer

Duncons:  I own a 2000 Silverton 392 Motoryacht with 380 HP Mercruiser gas engines and boat on a freshwater lake.  These engines in my opinion are perfect for my type of boating.  We travel 5 -7 miles to an anchorage, spend the afternoon and back again to the marina for overnight.  We have spent the night out on the hook a few times but don't like to run the gen. too much while asleep.  For your boating on the ocean, I would seriously consider diesel if you are planning on doing much traveling.  I can cruise at 19mph running about 3800rpms and get the best fuel economy there because the boat gets somewhat on plane.  I roughly calculate that I average about 0.5 mpg at cruise speed giving me a safe 100+ mile range before refueling. I've been on the Atlantic with my boat for about a 45 mile run and it did great.  You have to judge how much distance cruising you will be doing and calculate the extra cost of the diesel engines.  It will take a lot of cruising to justify diesels.  On the other hand, you will recover your diesel investment when you sell.  Any gas engine less that the largest available will make the boat underpowered and you will not get the best economy and you will be disappointed with your purchase.

Good luck with your sea trial.




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