The 38 Sport Bridge, which became one of Silverton's best-selling models the year it was introduced, carries an MSRP of $404,740 w/twin 385-hp Crusader 8.1L MPI gas engines, $495,875 w/twin 380-hp Yanmar 6LY3-UTP diesels. Crusader 8.1L HOs, at 425-hp, and 440-hp Yanmar 6LY3-STPs are also available, as are 370-hp Volvo Penta D6s.
How does this compare with other boats? A 2010 Sea Ray 390 Sedan Bridge, a little longer than the Silverton, more than a foot narrower and 4,900 lbs lighter, sells for around $528,000 with twin 364-hp CMD QSB 380 DTS diesels. A Meridian 391 Sedan Bridge, again longer and narrower than the Silverton, but about the same weight, costs about $540,000 with gas power, more than $620,000 with diesels. Like the Silverton, the Meridian is a two-stateroom boat with a split head – shower in one compartment, toilet and sink in another.
All of these boats will let you and your family have fun on the water, but the Silverton leaves you some money for gas, or a year or two of college for your kid or, against the Meridian, that Porsche you've had your eye on.
The Silverton has a basic two-stateroom, one-head layout like you'll find on many boats this size. The master is forward, with a double with innerspring mattress; the second cabin is tucked under the salon (the raised dinette adds some headroom), and has two single berths that can convert to a double.
There is a single head, but it's split between two compartments: The toilet and sink are to starboard, a stand-alone shower stall to port. Both have direct access from the master stateroom; the shower also has access from the guest cabin, while a second entrance to the toilet leads off the passageway from the salon. There are more doors here than in a French farce – not our choice of arrangement, but you should get used to it.
Need you ask? We think the Silverton 38 Sport Bridge will meet the needs of many folks shopping for this type of boat, and save them a lot of money, too.
Standard and Optional Features
|Dripless Shaft Seals||Standard|
|Washdown: Fresh Water||Optional|
|Washdown: Raw Water||Optional|
Boats More Than 30 Feet
|Oil Change System||Optional|
Full Warranty Information on this brand coming soon!