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Old 10-20-2018, 08:06 AM
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I'm interested in buying a 2006 Silverton 45Convertable with Volvo Penta D9 500HP engines. Can anyone please give me information on these engines. Cruise and max speed, GPH...
Also any information about this vessel, pros and cons will be greatly appreciated.

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Old 03-15-2019, 02:02 PM
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BUMP: I'm in the same 'boat'.....looking at this boat with this power, can't find any info on this engine package. Any insight?
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Old 03-15-2019, 02:10 PM
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The marine industry has a tendency to over turbo engines which shortens their life which is why you never want the max HP for the block. The D9-500 is the is the low HP option for that block which is good. In general Volvo makes good marine engines but they can cost a bit more than others to service.

Does the boat have shafts or pods?

As for the specific boat, you may want to check out the Silverton Owners facebook group.
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Old 03-15-2019, 02:18 PM
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Agree on the over turbo-issue. Silverton 45C is a straight shaft boat.
D6's (in this boat too) can be had with 575hp. The boat is nearly 42,000 lbs., so my concern was 500hp was a bit light. For reference, my 40' Formula has 440HP Yanmars....different boat, yes, but nearly half the weight, hence the concern.
I just wish I could find a fuel burn chart from the manufacturer - there is nothing out there on the 45C that I can find!
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Old 03-16-2019, 06:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Sooliman View Post
Agree on the over turbo-issue. Silverton 45C is a straight shaft boat.
D6's (in this boat too) can be had with 575hp. The boat is nearly 42,000 lbs., so my concern was 500hp was a bit light. For reference, my 40' Formula has 440HP Yanmars....different boat, yes, but nearly half the weight, hence the concern.
I just wish I could find a fuel burn chart from the manufacturer - there is nothing out there on the 45C that I can find!
Theirs a fuel burn chart for the D9 575's on the Silverton owners club
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Old 03-18-2019, 05:34 PM
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I have a '07 45c with Volvo D12s (715 HP) and the original props, at the original pitch. It is an honest 24 to 25 knot cruise @ 2,000 RPM, burning right around 48 GPH. It will fast cruise at about 28 kt. and 2150 RPM, which is about as fast as Volvo recommends cruising. It tops out at 2,370 RPM (at the electronic governor limit) and about 32 kts with a fuel burn of about 64 GPH.

Last year I cruised only (no fishing, trolling, etc.) and we ran 74.5 hours and burned 2,311 gallons of fuel for an average burn rate of 31 GPH.

I sea trialed the same boat with the 575HP power option and it was 3 to 4 kts. slower in cruise, and topped out under 30 kt.

There are a bunch of other 45c owners on the Silverton owners site, probably worth the $25 to get access.

Hope this helps!
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Thank you very much for the reply. I did actually join the Silverton Owners Site - well worth the $25. Tons of info, answered so many questions. Seems like the D9-500s run about 20-21 kts burning 38gph. Those D12s sure are sweet, if not thirsty. Have you had any major mechanical issues with the Volvo's? D9s and D12s have a very good overall reputation, but (like all diesel motors) are very expensive when they break.
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Old 03-18-2019, 07:50 PM
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I've had mine for two seasons. It had under 300 hours when I bought it and about 425 now with no issues, just annual maintenance. The oil / filters / engine anodes run about $1,200 / year not including labor (most of the cost is oil). I've heard parts can be expensive, but the couple maintenance items I have purchased haven't been outrageous.

I looked at a couple 45Cs with D12s before I bought this one, all under 600 hours, and none had any major mechanical issues other than one that was struck by lightning and needed new computers.

Regarding fuel burn, if you pull back to around 1,800 or so you are still going 20+ kts. but the fuel burn comes down to much closer to 30 GPH. The best NMPG seems to be in the 1,925 to 2,000 range on most days though.

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