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    Default James Silver of Rosneath and John Bain designs.

    In the past there was a Silver Motoryacht Association, a rudimentary website which seems to have gone.

    I'm surprised there doesn't seem to be more interest? A Club? A register? Not even a discussion thread (until now).

    The're fine boats.

    Does Colin Scott here on YBW still have Englander? Anyone else?

    This looks a nice project for someone

    http://narrowboats.apolloduck.co.uk/...html?id=499707

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    Default Re: James Silver of Rosneath and John Bain designs.

    There's a little bit about them here:
    http://www.silversmarine.co.uk/galleryone.htm
    My link to the old website doesn't work.
    As you say they are fine boats - worthy of the term 'Gentleman's Motor Yachts'- and deserve much more interest.
    Last edited by PeteCooper; 26-03-17 at 19:37.

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    Default Re: James Silver of Rosneath and John Bain designs.

    She is indeed. All the structural work has been very nicely done. Needs an interior and domestic systems but is a real beauty

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    Default Re: James Silver of Rosneath and John Bain designs.

    Quote Originally Posted by gdallas View Post
    She is indeed. All the structural work has been very nicely done. Needs an interior and domestic systems but is a real beauty
    Any idea of the asking price?

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    Default Re: James Silver of Rosneath and John Bain designs.

    Yes,the website has gone,just tried the tel no which rings but no answer,will try the email.
    I printed off "The Silver Register" last updated in 1999,with 85 Silvers registered,in 2008.
    Had dinner with Colin and Belinda last year in the UK and he still had Englander,then in Corfu.
    I don't think Englander was built by Silvers but is a John Bain Design.
    Attached a Silver Ormidale I have posted before.
    Anyone else have a "Silver" and I will check out the register....and maybe start a new site?
    Best
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    Default Re: James Silver of Rosneath and John Bain designs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Pad View Post
    I don't think Englander was built by Silvers but is a John Bain Design.
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    I recall that's correct.

    Thanks for the post. Lovely boats.

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    Default Re: James Silver of Rosneath and John Bain designs.

    Quote Originally Posted by gdallas View Post
    She is indeed. All the structural work has been very nicely done. Needs an interior and domestic systems but is a real beauty
    They are asking £130k, apparently very negotiable.

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    Default Re: James Silver of Rosneath and John Bain designs.

    Yes, I still have Englander, in Corfu. She is indeed a John Bain, but built in Kent, supervised by John Bain himself, choosing the logs she was sawn from and built, he died before she was finished and I am sure he would have been proud of her, as I'm sure he still would be, I have kept her immaculate. A few of the Ormidale class were also not built by silvers, but by Millers of fife, they tended to have Gardner diesels, as the majority of Silvers built boats did not, a few had Cummins (shots of Scotland) engines, plus a few different types. Englander is not an Ormidale, she is a one off motor sailer, looks a little like an ormidale, until you moor them side by side, then the differences become obvious. As we did in Corfu, with Silver Modesty (MadPads vessel)
    If I agreed with you we'd both be wrong.

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    Default Re: James Silver of Rosneath and John Bain designs.

    Quote Originally Posted by burgundyben View Post
    Any idea of the asking price?
    I'd be happy to tell you a bit more if you PM

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    Default Re: James Silver of Rosneath and John Bain designs.

    Always been an admirer but many of them had no outside space ... ie lounging around or dining space other than maybe perched on the stern coachroof!
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