This fresh water Silverton 43 Sport Bridge is exceptionally clean and well cared for. You will not be disappointed in her condition. The gentle curves and sweeping windows compliment her pleasingly proportioned profile while her voluminous interior is surprising. Combined with two large windows on either side, a wraparound windshield forward, and big glass panels facing aft, the saloon takes the perception of openness to a higher standard. Also noticeable is the styling of the signature "sidewalk" side decks, a practical feature that allows safe and direct access from the fly bridge to the foredeck.
Joinery is crafted from what the company terms furniture-grade cherry with an added clever refinement. Rather than using either satin or high-gloss finish throughout, Silverton combines the two finishes; horizontal surfaces (tabletops and the like) are all done in high gloss, whereas vertical surfaces are done in a satin finish. The high-gloss surfaces thus provide accents without being overpowering. Nicely complementing the cherry joinery is an Ultrasuede headliner and Ultraleather furniture; to port is a love seat that converts to a sleeper, while to starboard there's a settee that's offered with stowage drawers beneath or in a double-recliner configuration. Also, a central vac system is built in.
In the galley, situated forward on the port side, several more refinements aim at improving livability: a side-by-side NovaKool refrigerator; Corian countertops; handsome, low-maintenance Amtico flooring; and plenty of stowage, including an undersole bin for stashing dry goods. The stainless steel sink is big enough to really be useful, big enough to hold a pasta pot or wash a large cutting board. A common object, it seems to typify Silverton's uncommon obsession with spaciousness.
Opposite the galley on the starboard side is the dinette with a handsome cherry table ringed with seating for four or more. Raised, the dining area creates headroom for a guest stateroom beneath, on the lower deck. Twin guest berths are fitted with innerspring mattresses (rather than foam), and they can easily be pushed together to form a double berth.
In the bow, the master stateroom offers a queen-size berth with innerspring mattress, along with port and starboard hanging lockers. But the best feature is the split-head arrangement, allowing one person to shower while the other has unimpeded use of the sink.
The engine room is accessed through a shoulder-width hatch in the saloon sole. The space itself is certainly roomy, offering good access to both engines and the 10-kW Kohler genset against the aft bulkhead. Dipsticks are inboard on both Volvo Penta diesels, the engine-mounted filters are on the outboard side of the starboard engine. Seacocks, raw-water intakes, and strainers are forward, flanking the centerline, and within easy reach.
The hull is a solid fiberglass laminate, reinforced with a grillage of longitudinal stringers and transverse frames of marine plywood encapsulated in fiberglass. It's a well-proven method of construction that Silverton has employed for many years. Bow thruster is also included.
Opposite the forward-facing helm and companion seats on the fly bridge there's an aft-facing settee on the port side (with stowage space beneath) that would let at least one more guest converse with the skipper while underway. Aft on the flying bridge, there's an L-shape settee with extra space behind; a thoughtfully placed walkthrough on the starboard side gives access to this space without guests having to climb over the settee. Facing the settee (just aft of the helm seats) is a wet bar with a countertop just right for preparing beverages or serving snacks. Option on this 43 are a Raritan ice maker, snap-in carpeting, a zippered bridge and aft deck isinglass enclosure, and a canvas soft-top. The top's sturdy stainless steel frame provides a secure, comfortable handhold even at top speed. Call or email for all the details.
Located in South Haven, MI
Please contact listing agent Capt. Steve Earls, 616-291-0711.
Twin 480 hp Volvo Penta TAMD-75 PEDC Diesel Inboards.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.