31ft Miss Silver Motorsailer ketch rigged, a cosmetic project.


Saloon photo from a few years ago on completion of her last major refit….

Price Details

Price  REDUCED £10,000
Location: Maldon, Essex
Make: Silvers
Year: 1963
Category: Sail
Class: Motor sailer
Keel Type: Full Keel


Single screw Ketch-rigged motor sailer, long keel and round bilge and of traditional carvel timber construction. Designed by John Bain of Silver’s Boatyard, Rossneath Scotland. Pilothouse, aft cabin with ensuite, forward: galley, saloon and heads. Good headroom throughout.


Length Overall: 9.45m
Length At Water Line: 8.43m


Beam: 3.05m
Draft: 1.07m
Max Draft: 1.07m


Fuel Tank Capacity: 60gallons
Displacement: 7.00 tonnes
Cruising Speed: 5 knots
Engine Power: 45hp
Number of Engines: 1


Berths: 4
Cabins: 2


Builder: James A. Silver Ltd of Rosneath
Designer: John Bain
Boat Name: Misty Monarch


Hull Material: Wood
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 7: knots


Engine Model: Perkins
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Description: The four cylinder Perkins diesel engine type 4108 and hydraulically operated gearbox will each develop up to 45HP. It is fitted to resilient mounts, all in sound condition and these in turn are well connected to the hull structure. Fuel is supplied from two stainless steel tanks, each of about 30 gallons capacity well secured at the starboard side of the engine compartment.
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive


The hull is of carvel planked Mahogany construction fastened to closely spaced Oak steamed timbers, single and double sawn frames. Fixings are of copper boat nails at timbers and bronze screws at the sawn frames. Stem, keel, deadwoods, engine beds and structural floors are all of Oak fastened with steel or bronze bolts, nuts and washers. Stringers, gunwales and carlins are of Pinewood timber fitted with Oak deck beams and these in turn are overlaid with solid Teak deck planking with polysulphide rubber seams. The cockpit coamings and wheelhouse structure are all of Mahogany and Teak, together with most of the deck furniture and internal fit-out. External cast iron ballast keel.


Forepeak chain locker
Saloon includes 2 berths with lockers below and behind settee backs
hanging wardrobe to starboard
a Jabsco double acting piston type marine toilet is fitted in the forward compartment and a Blakes two-piston type marine toilet is fitted in the stern en suite compartment.
A two burner grill and oven cooker is securely fitted in the galley area.
Sink with hot and cold water. Hot water is supplied to the basins via a calorifier unit securely fixed within the port side of the stern cabin. This is heated from the coolant water of the engine or by electric immersion heater when mains supply is available.


Masts and booms are of Sitka Spruce timber construction.

Navigation Equipment:

Husun PC400 VHF Radio
Furuno 1721 Radar
Garmin GPS 65 Navigation aid
Navico HP 5000 Autopilot unit

Safety Equipment:

Two Plough type anchors together with a good supply of 5/16″ galvanised chain and some cordage are kept aboard the vessel.
Electronically operated windlass.
Manual diaphragm type bilge pump at the starboard side of the wheelhouse, plus an electronically operated bilge pump.
Emergency tiller.