Silver's Ormidale

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Silver's Ormidale - Details

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A classic Silver's/Bain design Ormidale motor sailer built from mahogany on oak in 1958 at the Silvers yard in Rosneath. Known as the "Ormidale 38 1/2 ft T.S.D.Y" (that's Twin Screw Displacement Yacht), she is a very substantial and much sought after boat. The two Thornycroft 2.5 litre engines give powerful yet economical performance and excellent manoeuvrability. Fuel consumption reported to be less than 3 gallons per hour at a cruising speed of 7.5 knots.

Originally built as a motor sailer, the mast and rigging is now missing but could be replaced by the new owner if required. She also comes complete with the original clinker built dinghy.

Ill health forces sale.


Hull : Wood
Year : 1958
Berths : 6
LOA : 38' 6" (11.7m)
LOD : 38' 6" (11.7m)
LWL : 35' 0" (10.7m)
Beam : 10' 9" (3.3m)
Draft : 4' 2" (1.3m)
Displacement : 36335lbs
Keel : long with bilge fins
Engine Type : Thornycroft 2.52 litre
Engine : Twin Diesel
Fuel : Diesel
Fuel Capacity : 200 gallons
Water : 250 gallons
Location : Crinan


Six berths. 4 singles in the forward cabin and two singles in the rear "owners" cabin.
Headroom of 6ft 6 in down below and 6ft in the wheelhouse.


Two burner gas stove with grill and oven.




Lowrance Global Nav IIa chart plotter, Seafarer 301 echo sounder.

Electrical System:

3 x 110 Ah batteries, 12v system with shore power connection.


Numerous bilge pumps, gas detector, CQR anchor with 90 metres galvanised chain, electric windlass

Additional Info:

The present owner has kept her for over 26 years, wintering each year under cover.

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visited and photographed by Claire France and Robert White for Western Horizon Yachts, Scotland
Listing started in March 2007

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