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Actually has been at Hurley in the Peter Freebody sheds for some months now. Very poor condition hull wise but being replanked as we speak!Ah, quite a story. Still around too.
An old girl now.
30ft. SILVERETTE CLASS MOTOR-YACHT - No.1 - Lying- Ireland - Classic Yacht Brokerage
Nice boat, I knew “Lemara“ well. I can remember what year she was built, she still exists, on the east coast now I believe Or last heard.Just found this forum !! I own "Bodilla" a 38ft Silver built in 1955. Shown on page 166 of the Yachting World Annual (YWA) of 1956. She has a sister ship "Lemara" built, I think, a couple of years later. I bought her over 20 years ago needing quite a lot of work. The "shipwright" I used was great at planking but not at joinery, because although he was able to replicate the wheelhouse design from the YWA he wasn't a good joiner , used incorrect techniques, and as a result I am now having to rebuild the wheelhouse again. Since buying the boat, I took early retirement, spent an enjoyable year at IBTC in Lowestoft intending to repair Bodilla, instead spent 15 years repairing other wooden boats and dinghies around Chichester harbour with the poor ship on blocks under a tarp !! Now I've fallen back in love with her again I'll start work once more - just as soon as I've finished the work on a Fairey Fisherman (perfect for the harbour). Bodilla was re-engined in the '70s - I suspect because she sank at some time judging by the new planking we found - and now has 2 x Ford 2700 marinised engines with Velvet drives. Apart from that all the original furniture and internal layout is there.
I used to be a member of the Silver Motor Yacht Association (even have the flag !!) and regret it no longer exists. I would be very happy to help anyone else who might like to get it going again.
To pick up on #43 I know a little of 'Silver Cloud' built by James A Silver, Rosneath. Member Launchedin 66 is correct, the boat is a one-off and was registered in 1936, LOA 38'. It was built for Lt. - Col Grahame Deaken.I think this one ‘Silver Cloud’ is a one off, not a standard Silverette. It also looks to me like the topsides have been painted where traditionally they would have been varnished on the top 3 or 4 planks. Definitely worth a look and has been on the market for a couple of years. Can’t beat a Silvers.