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Classic 42 Motor Silverleaf

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Length: 41.77ft / 12.73m

Price £44,000

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Boat Details


  • Builder: James Silver of Rosneath
  • Construction: Wood


  • Length (Feet): 41.77
  • Length (Metres): 12.73
  • Beam: 2.9 meter
  • Max Draft: 1.12 meter


  • Number of Engines: 2
  • Engine Make: BMC
  • Engine Model: Commander
  • Type of Propeller: 3 Blade


A Classic wooden carvel twin engine diesel motor yacht, built in 1935 by James A Silver Ltd. of Rosneath. Designed by John Bain. In close to her original condition and maintained to a high standard, presented for sale in excellent cosmetic condition. Well documented history.

British Part 1 Registered.


Cream painted displacement hull.

Carvel planked pitch pine on oak frames with external cast iron keel.

Self draining aft cockpit with transom stern. Aft deck area in laid teak.

Decks and coachroof sheathed and painted over tongue & groove planked pine. Varnished hardwood superstructure with an enclosed wheelhouse. Skylights inset with original fittings, Brass opening portholes fitted out in Oak.

Galvanised stanchions and guard wires.


2 x BMC Commander 4 cylinder diesel engines located under the wheelhouse sole. Morse twin single lever controls

Reversing reduction gearboxes with shaft driven 3 bladed propellers.

Rope cutters to shafts.


12 volt system – 3 x 120ah batteries . 2 windscreen wipers. Navigation lights. Interior lights.

240 volt system – shore power connection, battery charger.

Spars and Rigging

Varnished wooden communication foremast with single spreader. Deck stepped in painted metal tabernacle.

Navigation Equipment

Steering Compass

Nasa Clipper Log and echo sounder ICOM M411

DSC VHF radio Garmin 128 GPS

Raymarine C120 GPS Plotter


6 berths in 3 cabins

Webasto diesel fired cabin heating

Forecabin –Twin bunk berths, hanging locker with drawer storage.

Forward heads to portside – porcelain washbasin with hot & cold water, vanity mirror above and original light fitting. Marine toilet.

Stateroom via oak door, which has twin single berths, wardrobe stowage and ample drawers. Steps up to

Wheelhouse offers helm seat and two foldaway seats for guests, access to deck via both starboard and port doors. Clock. Steps down into:-

Saloon with two traditional style settee berths either side, backrests fold up to provide additional 2 pilot berths.

Bulkheads and headlining’s all painted in white, fitted out with traditional cabin lighting. Fold up Oak table with fixings to the floor if required.

Display cabinets with glass fronts, and stowage lockers. Through solid door into:-

Galley – fitted out in reclaimed wood. Gimballed paraffin Taylor’s stove with

2 x Burners and oven. Stowage shelves and cupboards. Lots of storage and light.

Aft heads Access to the aft heads (original was a bath removed). Toilet and sink, with hot & cold water supply (shower and tray could be fitted).

Companionway to the aft cockpit and deck area.

Deck Equipment

Aft cockpit with teak grating.

Bench seating aft of Wheelhouse.

Wooden boarding ladder stowed against hull when not in use.

Anchor Windlass (manual).

Main anchor and chain

CQR stern Kedge anchor

Galvanised pulpit and pushpit, stanchions & guardwires.

Galvanised davits to port quarter with Clinker built dinghy and deck chocks

Fenders and mooring warps

Safety Equipment

2 x Traditional style Life rings

Life buoy

Ships bell

3 x Fire Extinguishers



In this instance Fox’s Yacht Sales are acting as brokers for the vendor.  The vendor has provided the information and whilst we endeavour to ensure the accuracy, the details are believed to be correct but are not guaranteed.  Any prospective purchaser is advised to check the boat specification thoroughly and to employ at their expense a qualified marine surveyor and/or engineer to check the specification and condition of this craft and its equipment.





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