Silver 45 Plans

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It would be easy to define the SILVER 45 and SILVER 55 as "Riva of the poor people" as we had ironically called them when they were presented in the pages of our newsletter. Obviously there is no intent of comparison with the famous runabouts (real Rolls-Royces of the sea) which we cannot strive to achieve or equal in luxury, or elegance of lines, nor finishing. Compared to the Riva motorboats, we also believe that the SILVER ones even share that rather bumptious tone which inevitably goes along with perfection. Certainly they do not share the costs and, the scope of our plans is to offer the amateur boat builder the possibility to realize a practical and efficient runabout that may, with a little extra time and work - together with a certain amount of care for finishing - have its own particular elegance. The research for elegance is quite evident, for example, from the reverse transom: in imitation of the Riva types, we could also have made it slightly convex but we didn't think it was proper to impose on the constructor this type of difficulty. The shapes of the SILVER boats are very classical and, although they have lines that are quite racy, to give them quite a modern look, there is nothing particularly new in that: in the 60s and 70s the runabout boats were already built in wood with similar shapes and it is only with the introduction of fibreglass that these typical shapes have changed.

Length 4.50m
Designer: Paolo Lodigiani
Chine hull, Plywood Construction
Building Skills: medium
deck beam 1.63m
displacement 230kg
draught 0.18m


11 sheets A3
and material list

construction method STITCH AND GLUE
skills requested MEDIUM EXPERIENCE

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