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1988 Silverton 40 Foot Sport Fisherman!
"A Fishermen's Paradise!"


The Silverton 40 Convertible’s styling is conservative. Designer Bob Rioux gave the boat a long foredeck, swept-back cabin topped with a flybridge, and a distinctive stepped sheer that breaks well aft. The fishing-oriented cockpit and flybridge steering station, set up to give the helmsman a good view of the angling action, make the boat popular with anglers. Wide side decks help give the boat all-around deck access. The fibreglass hull has a modest 14 degrees of transom deadrise, and standard power came from twin 350-hp Crusader gas engines for a cruising speed of 13 or 15 mph and a top speed of around 25 mph.

Though the flybridge and deck layouts remained the same over the years, the interior went through some design changes. The original floor plan cantered on a galley/dinette to port, a step down from the saloon. Beginning with 1988 models, the galley/dinette is truly down.


The later plan replaces the bench-seat dinette with a U-shaped one. In both plans, the master stateroom is forward, with an offset bunk to port and a vanity to starboard. The head compartment has a separate shower. The saloon is roomy, taking advantage of the boat’s 14-foot beam, and came equipped with a standard convertible sofa/sleeper. An inside helm station wasn’t offered.

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