Silvers John Bain 54 ft Ormidale Twin Screw Motor Yacht for sale

Germany

Silvers John Bain 54 ft Ormidale Twin Screw Motor Yacht
General information
Make/model
Silvers John Bain 54 ft Ormidale Twin Screw Motor Yacht
Category
Used power boat for sale
Price
POA
Name of boat
ILONDA
Year
1951
Designer
John Bain
Length overall
16.36 metres
Length waterline
14.83 metres
Length on deck
16.36 metres
Beam
3.99 metres
Draft
1.50 metres
Displacement
21,600 kg
Hull
wood
Location
Germany

About this Silvers John Bain 54 ft Ormidale Twin Screw Motor Yacht

English

BROKER'S COMMENTS

ILONDA is among the earliest and purest of John Bain's iconic and much sought-after Silver ORIMIDALE Class design, with the original, clean and highly attractive deckhouse on flush deck profile. In long term current ownership, ILONDA has received a sensible maintenance regime and recently been re-powered, while her accommodation has been tastefully and respectfully upgraded to modern standards. Such comfort and practicality married to the ORMIDALE Class's legendary seakeeping qualities and sheer presence make ILONDA a very enticing family classic motor yacht - and perhaps a most suitable classic regatta mothership.

PROVISIONAL LISTING

A provisional listing with more specifications and photos to follow

HISTORY

Henderson the Jeweller was an iconic Glasgow name with branches all over Scotland. Post war business was good enough in 1950 for Don Henderson of that ilk to commission this fabulous expression of John Bain's design flair for building by his James A Silver yard at Rosneath, Dunbartonshire, with delivery early spring 1951.

ILONDA followed a pattern of development begun pre-war when the popular Silver Leaf Class design was occasionally stretched from the standard 43 feet up to 50 feet. Silvers were exceptionally busy during the Second World War producing Fairmile-designed Motor Launches, Motor Gunboats and Motor Torpedo Boats, among other work. Bain would have been busy supervising these builds, but with much creative space to develop his own designs for better times. The most successful result - named after the first boat built to the design in 1949 - was the ORMIDALE Class which would remain in production for 25 years at lengths ranging to over 100ft, and become much sought after. The key ingredients were a combination of increasing spaciousness and seakindliness - true to Silvers advertising slogan: "Superbly Seaworthy".

The Yachting World magazine review was both complimentary and technical: "Mr. John Bain has a reputation for designing grand sea boats, with good accommodation, efficient in operation, well built and beautifully finished...

" The hull is of the ORMIDALE type, with a long, fine run aft and a deeply immersed point to the transom, but, unlike ORMIDALE, she is a single-rudder vessel with a keel running aft almost to the sternpost. By carrying down the central point of the transom well below the waterline, the thrust races of the two screws are separated. Mr Bain considers that this arrangement has the advantage of making these vessels run straight and steer easily in a following sea. They are certainly well mannered in this respect."

Silvers advertising at the time boasted ILONDA as "... an improved version of the famous ORMIDALE Class which has been so notably successful in the Pavilion d'Or, 1948, 1949 and 1950." Thirty years of designing and building have produced perfection in ILONDA which finely exemplifies the Silver tradition."

After four seasons, Henderson sold ILONDA to the first of a series of UK based owners over the decades who respectfully didn't tamper with Bain's concept. More recently, under similarly careful Belgian ownership ILONDA has cruised the western Baltic by summer and been sensibly upgraded by winter.

CONSTRUCTION

- Mahogany planking on oak frame

- Solid teak deck

- Deck structures in solid teak

ACCOMMODATION AND DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT

ILONDA has a beautifully crafted and very traditional interior, with white painted surfaces and teak highlights throughout the whole interior. White soft furnishings on bunks and seats underline the very tasteful overall impression of this fine example of Scottish craftsmanship. The interior has been partly renewed in the tradition of the vessel and is in exceptional condition.

The deckheads are painted white providing for a very light interior in combination with the portholes.

- One double berth in aft cabin

- 3 x single berths in 3 separated cabins amidship

- 2 x single berths on bunks in the salon as spares

- Electric Marine Toilet

- 2 x burner electric stove

- Webasto heating system (2009)

- Webasto DBW hot water (2010)

- Pressurised water system

MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL AND TANKAGE

MECHANICAL

- 2 x Solé 118kw 6cy Diesels (2017)

- Hydraulic SCG gear boxes

- Indirect cooling system

- Maximum speed: 11 knots

- Cruising speed 7 knots

- Consumption in cruising mode- 8l/h for both engines

- 2 x Bronze 3-blade propellers (2017)

- Bow thruster (2017)

ELECTRICAL

- System renewed, 2006

- 2 x Gel batteries

- 1 x 80Ah Battery for the generator

- 2 170 Ah Batteries for the engines

- Sterling Power Inverter 12/24V DC – 230VAC

TANKAGE

- Fuel: 1,200 L

- Fresh water: 800 L

NAVIGATION, COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS

- Raymarine C-120, new 2005

- Radar

- GPS

- Echosounder

- VHF transceiver simplex/ semiduplex VHF DEBEG

SAFETY

- EPIRB Simrad EG50 & EP50

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Propulsion
Engine
2 x Solé 118kw 6cy (2017)
Fuel
Diesel
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