Silverado is one man's dream come true, a 31 ft. Custom Aluminum Motorsailer with Pilothouse. She took the better part of 8 years to complete and 20,000 hours; however, the finished product is a vessel unparalleled in her class. She is powered by a Beta 38 with two stainless steel Porsche mufflers, includes a fuel polishing system and is keel cooled. In addition, she has Raymarine electronics, AIS touchscreen, Generator, Inverter, Watermaker, Cabin heat, Propane Stove, memory foam custom mattress, Airhead composting toilet and much more. The charming beadboard interior accented with Sonoran Mesquite is a wonderful contrast to the rugged Aluminum exterior. Special features on deck include custom canvas enclosure, 2 Harken Roller Furlers, Mack Sails, 4 Anchors with 270 ft. chain, Lighthouse Windlass and 3 blade Autostream variable pitch prop. This TURNKEY package is complete with 2016 Dinghy and Torqueto motor. Please call to arrange viewing at SEA Marine, Port Townsend.
Please contact Sandy Bakken at SEA Marine for additional information or to arrange a viewing. Office: 360-385-4000 Cell: 503-475-0619 email: email@example.com
Please contact Sandy Bakken at SEA Marine for additional information or to arrange viewing.
Office: 360-385-4000 Cell: 503-475-0619
Please contact Sandy Bakken at (360) 385-4000
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
LOA: 36 ft 0 in
Beam: 10 ft 5 in
Total Power: 38 HP
Engine Brand: Beta Marine
Year Built: 2009
Engine Model: 38
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 3180
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 38 HP
Number of heads: 1
My connection with SILVERADO began in the late 80’s with my first reading of the classic “Sailing Alone Around The World” by Joshua Slocum. I had recently been introduced to the sea through scuba diving and was totally hooked on all things involving the ocean. This ultimately lead to my decision to build my own boat...a decision which was met with much healthy skepticism among family and friends...skepticism which only grew as the years passed and I talked and talked and talked but never actually started building! But these years were not wasted. I spent them educating myself about sailing and boat building. I defined the type of boat I wanted, based on the type of sailing I had in mind. I acquired the necessary tools and skills I would need, and in October of 2001 I was ready! I was fortunate to find a shop 5 minutes from my home which I advised the owner I would need for 2-3 years. Eight wonderful years later SILVERADO exited this shop and was trucked to San Carlos Mx. where she splashed on November 7, 2009!!
After 5 years cruising in the Sea of Cortez, I was ready to put my building skills to the ultimate test. In April, 2014 I departed from Cabo San Lucas, Mx. for a singlehanded 25 day voyage to Hawaii. This was a wonderful cruise but was not a serious test of SILVERADO’s capabilities... this would come on the second leg of my voyage, a 30 day singlehanded sail which gave both man and boat a serious workout as we sailed north from Kawaii headed for Sitka, AK. During several severe storms I never had a thought that I was in any danger...I knew that every weld was done correctly...no shortcuts, and all materials were the best I could find. *This adventure was captured live on a daily blog that I used to keep family and friends informed of my progress. The following is a link to this blog: www.sailblogs.com/member/silverado The blog has a link to a photo site which has hundreds of construction photos which provides an intimate look at SILVERADO’s beginnings.
My wife, Dina and I have enjoyed 10 incredible years aboard SILVERADO...I have enjoyed a 30 year obsession with her. But...there comes a time....we are looking forward to a future of “less adventurous “ cruising with our grandchildren on a trawler as we head into our 7th and 8th decades. We are looking for an adventurous individual or couple who need to set their own path... perhaps the NW passage?? We have just the boat for you...she will take you safely anywhere you decide to go!
Bob and Dina Millikin
Vessel Builder: Bob Millikin
Year built: 2009
Designers: Bruce Roberts / Bob Millikin
LOA: 36 ft. (reported)
LOD: 31 ft.
Beam: 10 ft. 5 in.
Draft: 4 ft. 10 in.
Gross Tonnage: 8 Tons
Net Tonnage: 7 tons
Rig: Cutter Rig with Keel Stepped Aluminum Mast
Keel: Full keel
USCG Documented Vessel
Displacement: 23,000-lbs (reported).
Ballast: 5,000-lbs (reported).
Fuel Capacity: Aluminum alloy, 100-gallons in 3 tanks with ±2-gallon day tank, grounded
Water Capacity: 100-gallon aluminum alloy tankage (reported)
Marine VHF: ICOM M802, Raymarine Ray 218, SH HX850S (HH), ICOM M930 (HH).
Sound Producing Device: Yes
Sails and Rigging
Sail Invententory: Main, Staysail, and Yankee-cut jib.
Spars: Sparcraft keel stepped aluminum alloy mast.
Mast Height: 50-feet from water line (reported).
Standing Rig: 1 X 19 stainless steel wire secured to integral aluminum alloy chain plates with open barrel turnbuckles. Swaged terminals.
Running Rig: Braided lines with Harken roller furling stay and head sails.
Winches: Andersen (No. 40, 46), winch handle(s)
Reaching Pole(s): Whisker (Kevlar)
Comments: Boom vang, stack pack, and Windex
Aluminum alloy spars were found fair to the eye, in good condition with no material dis-similar metal corrosion noted. Keel step found tight and stable.
Chainplates, stem head, rigging strong points, and hull attachments were inspected (where readily accessible).
Prop / Shaft / Addl. Equipment
Propeller Shafting: Stainless steel 1.25” Ø, straight prop line with thrust block/soft coupler
Propeller Shaft Stuffing Box: Dripless
Propeller: Autostream feathering D17” X 3-blade.
Bow Thruster: Wesmar electric, 8” Ø.
Rudder: Aluminum alloy 0.75” X 22” X 34”, skeg hinged.
Bilge Pumps: (2) Electric pumps with automatic control.
High Bilge Water Alarm
Cathodic Protection: Sacrificial zinc anodes
On Deck and Dinghy
Anchor: 43-lb Spade stainless-steel anchor with 270-feet of chain (reported)
Deck Auxiliaries: Lighthouse electric windlass with wildcat
Dinghy: 2016 9.5-foot AB RIB, rigged with Torqueedo electric outboard motor
Dinghy Davit: Aluminum alloy lift arm davit with rope falls, hand winches
Comments: (2) Fortress FX-23 anchors, (reeled) dinghy towing hawser. Anchor rode not removed for inspection
Fire Extinguishers: (2) portable handheld USCG Approved Size B-I fire extinguishers.
Life Saving Devices: USCG Approved life jackets and throwable Type IV life saving device
Visual Distress Signal (VDS): Flares
EPRIB: Cat. II 406 Mhz.
Carbon Monoxide Alarm
LPG Fume Alarm: Xintex S-1A
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.