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Silverton 40 Convertible


Name: 40 Convertible
Length: 40'0"
Hull Type: Modified-V
Gross Weight: 23,000#
Fuel Capacity: 300 gals.
Model Years: 1985—1990
Draft: 3'0"
Beam: 14'0"
Water Capacity: 100 gals.
Waste Capacity: 50 gals.
Length w/ Pulpit: --
A conservatively styled boat with a distinctive profile (note the stepped sheer), the Silverton 40 Convertible was one of the lowest-priced sedan cruisers available in her class during the late 1980s. She was clearly designed to appeal to the weekend cruiser market and came equipped with just about everything required for immediate use. During the first few years of production, her two-stateroom floorplan was arranged with the galley and dinette forward in the salon—a layout that required the galley sole to be sunken in order to have any headroom. In 1989, the interior was redesigned with the galley and dinette down in the conventional manner. Both floorplans include a separate stall shower in the head. Note that a lower helm was never offered. Topside, the cockpit is large enough for a couple of anglers, and the wide side decks make for easy foredeck access. Additional features include a well-arranged engine room, bow pulpit, and a swim platform. No racehorse with the standard 350hp Crusader gas engines, the Silverton 40 Convertible will cruise at 15–16 knots and reach a top speed in the neighborhood of 25 knots. Cat diesels were optional. Economy-class 40-footer with appealing lines offered 1980s convertible buyers a lot of boat for the money. Original twin-stateroom, mid-galley interior gave way to more open single-stateroom, galley-down floorplan in 1989. Most were sold with light oak interior trim. Cockpit is large enough for fishing, but this boat proved far more popular as a family cruiser. Lower helm was never offered. Note wide side decks, roomy flybridge, spacious engine room. Cruise at 15–16 knots with standard 350hp gas engines (mid 20s top).

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