This innovative aft-cabin cruising yacht took midsize motoryacht design to the next level. This diesel powered 372 represents an excellent value in terms of sheer volume and optional equipment. The 45' view slip is transferable with approval from Sunroad Marina management.
The enormous full-beam salon rivals most 45 footers in size and comfort. Highlights include stall showers in both heads, fully equipped galley with hardwood flooring, extended swim platform, foredeck sun pad, and the huge flybridge can seat a small crowd. A huge success as over 600 were built!
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The Silverton 372 is both avant garde and pragmatic, a nice blend of form and function. The optional Caterpillar diesels are worth the initial cost for improved range, speed, safety and resale.
If you like the boat’s looks, you’ll love what Silverton does for the roomy wide-body salon and all-around topside safety and accessibility. The company has a winner in this cruising design and with a few detail improvements, Silverton could have what many would consider an ideal American coastal family cruiser. Stylish but practical is what the Silverton 372 represents.
Many American production boat builders emphasize style, but styling can go beyond what’s merely trendy to incorporate some very practical considerations. According to Silverton’s project managers, cruising families want safety first, then comfort. A centrally located helm for visibility and good foredeck access for handling lines and anchors rates high, and comfortable interior living space is close behind.
The 372 boasts far more accommodation than is normally fitted into a 37’x 14’ hull: two large double staterooms, each with heads and stall showers, an immense saloon and lots of storage. Designers carried the cabin sides, including the bridge, out to the gunwales, leaving no side decks. There is quick and easy access from the huge swim grid aft to the anchor windlass forward, via the aft deck and fiberglass steps on each side of the superstructure. The boat’s appearance takes a little getting used to, but the first step into the saloon reveals a living area normally seen on boats 10’ longer, so the high-sided look can be forgiven.
The Silverton is a good sea boat with a respectable turn of speed. The hull is in the contemporary style, fine forward with 14” reverse chines and a relatively flat run aft to 17 degrees of deadrise at the transom. Although based on the successful Silverton 37’ hull used on more than 1,200 boats, this hull has been modified and broadened for extra weight-carrying capacity and increased stability. It remains almost flat in fast turns and is stable in beam seas.
The 372 resembles an aft-cabin yacht aft, and a flying bridge cruiser forward. There’s a large deck above the aft cabin and just below the bridge, with seating for six or eight and a wet bar with ice-maker, sink and cabinets.
The bridge is on two levels, with the after bench seating and helm station a step higher than the forward seat, giving driver and guests a clear view.
The aft entrance to the boat is over the swim grid, up five steps to the after deck, then down five steps to the two level saloon, with one step down to the galley and dinette. The L-shaped galley to starboard is large and well-furnished with Corian countertops, a three-burner electric stove and oven, Norcold fridge/freezer and an abundance of storage. The guest double stateroom is forward of the saloon, with two hanging lockers and lots of storage under the island berth. The master stateroom is under the after deck and is even larger. Both staterooms have full heads and stall showers. The dinette and the lounge in the saloon both convert to doubles as well.
Silverton Yachts are conventionally constructed with a solid fiberglass bottom and Coremat in the sides for stiffness. The bottom stringer gridwork of fiberglass-encapsulated plywood is laid up in one piece in a steel jig. It is then inverted and fiberglassed to the hull (which is still in its mold) to ensure that the whole hull structure keeps its shape and serves as a true foundation for the interior and deck. The decks and superstructure are cored with either balsa or Divinycell foam. Plywood rings surround hatches and stanchions to reduce the possibility of water penetrating the core and to better resist the compression loads of mounting bolts. The hull-to-deck joint consists of outward-turned deck and hull flanges sealed in butyl tape and fastened with self-tapping screws. The hard PVC rub rail is then screwed in from beneath. Finally, the whole affair is fiberglassed on the inside. Silverton uses computer-aided design extensively. Computer-aided manufacturing is used to make the plywood sections for the tooling used to build the molds and for making interior cabinetry components.
It is easy to get to the Caterpillar engines for routine inspection and maintenance. Just open the centerline hatch in the salon to fuel filters, inspect oil and coolant levels. For major maintenance remove the furniture and the large hatches directly above each engine. Angle-iron mounting brackets support the engines on vibration isolating couplings, which are through-bolted to the hull stringers/engine beds.
High-quality aircraft-type fuel lines feed the engines through neatly routed fuel supply and return manifolds affixed to the forward bulkhead with Racor fuel filters located there as well. Cableways are neatly routed, secured and loomed for protection against chafe.
The boat’s wide beam helps; even with the outboard 5052-grade aluminum fuel tanks, there’s plenty of room to access outboard of the engines. There’s some additional room in the engine compartment for tools or spare parts, this is a very mechanic-friendly space with some impressive features and innovative details, which means the equipment will tend to give reliable service and enjoy a long life.
Forward of the engine room in a separate compartment are an optional enclosed Kohler generator along with the batteries, poly-water tank, hot-water heater and battery charger. This arrangement is what makes the engine room so hospitable, as that space is free to hold just the engines.
The Caterpillar 3116 is a turbo charged and aftercooled in-line six cylinder four stroke diesel engine. With a displacement of 6.6 litres or 402 cubic inches. The compression ratio is 16:1 and has a dry weight of 1500 lbs. The in-line six cylinder configuration has become the preferred arrangement for most marine applications because it enables one to service both sides of the engine and have adequate room between each engine in comparison to a V8. The 3116 caries 6.6 gallons of lubricating oil and 7.4 gallons of coolant (fresh water/ antifreeze).
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All personal effects, loose equipment, and SUPs are not included with sale of yacht.
Sunroad Resort Marina
955 Harbor Island Dr. Suite 160
San Diego, CA 92101