December 9, 2009

Improve-it = Silverton 36 Convertible

Since introduced in 2006 pod drives have been in huge demand in recent years, with many boat builders presenting new models, and updates to the current line up by adding the ZF Zeus or the Volvo IPS units as optional. US boat builder Silverton presents the option of the Volvo IPS on its successful two cabin 36 Convertible Sportfish Cruiser the fall of this year. While on the update of the propulsion drive, Silverton also presented officially the 36 Convertible with the more luxurious owner cabin to fore, now featuring a central island berth. For the remaining the interior accommodation plan remains unchanged with a twin settee saloon, L-shaped galley, double bunk guest cabin, head, and a separate shower room. So along the diesel powered twin Yanmar 315hp propelled with in line shafts, the 36 Convertible is now available with twin Volvo IPS400 D4 300hp. The IPS option while increasing efficiency and performance also makes marina maneuvering very easy, thanks to the centimeter precise joystick control. While this propulsion choice is very interesting for the 36 Convertible, Silverton also with the new IPS option now moved the engines more aft, to better use the mid ship space especially to what regards the second guest cabin.