96 Silverton Sedan Cruiser 312

cruiser boat clean title... REPAIR/restoration

Located in southern Indiana

visit the "about me" page on ebay for more information

Located at 861 S Gardner Scottsburg IN 47170

(30 miles north of Louisville Ky and about 75miles south of Indianapolis In.)

2 or 3 minutes from I- 65


New information May 2016!

  1. you may want to search ebay or google for " complete marine repower"
  2. you will discover that a complete engine is 2250 to 4600 dollars
  3. you will need to buy exhaust manifolds, this will also cost about 450 unless your new engine comes with them
  4. you will need a starter and an alternater on this new engine because the old ones were ruined when it was underwater
  5. this boat will move well with only one engine, but it is built for two gasolene inboard/outboard mercruisers
  6. the new outdrives are mercruiser clones built in america (SEI)

new video link click here



Previously has been halfway underwater


we call the decal a HighBird..slang for Hybrid



scroll all the way to the bottom for photos of the Hybrid engine outdrive coupler

this photo shows a 4cyl toyota Prius engine with attached hybrid drive

the two Electric motors provide almost 69 HP

combined with the Gas engine ( called an I.C.E hereafter) total hp is around 109 HP

for the sake of discussion we estimate approx half the power from the previous V8.

as of this writing, only one of the planned two engines is installed. ( May 17, 2013)

We plan to Measure success by the ability to move the boat around midwest freshwater lakes and provide all the functions a GENSET would provide

Planned upgrades include about 25 to 50 minutes of operation with an upgraded 16 KW Lithium battery Pack ( under power... days, simply operating amenities)











this is a before photo

included trailer has surge brakes

the bench seat has been replaced with a nice white with blue accent


this photo is what it looked like in 2012


this was before we installed the toyota engine

gone! is this 4 cyl generator,




above: Before,


this was how she looked after superstorm Sandy in Jan 2013






Specs: Hull Shape: Deep Vee

Dimensions LOA: 32 ft 0 in

Beam: 11 ft 9 in

Maximum Draft: 2 ft 8 in

Displacement: 11000 lbs

Bridge Clearance: 12 ft 3 in

Headroom: 6 ft 5 in

Dry Weight: 9937 lbs

before removing twin v8's and the westerbec genset.

we estimate the net gain to be Minus 200 lbs. new info will be posted when we weigh vessel on a grain scale


This Silverton 312 is a great family cruiser with a roomy interior and stylish profile. With her low hours this boat represents an exceptional value. The salon has an elevated dinette and large wrap-around windows for a bright and open feeling. This enables your guests to enjoy panoramic views seated at the dinette while underway. Warm wood accents inhance the interior's visual appeal. There is an integral swim platform with built-in fender storage. Molded steps to the flybridge add to comfort, style, and safety underway. Silverton designed this sedan with stern drives for ease of maintenance and with a draft of only 2'-8" she has the ability to handle shallow water.



other interesting flood boat photos




Nuts and Volts of the outdrive coupler

this is a custom drive shaft coupler assy

it accepts a CV axle from the hybrid transmission

See the original black rear motor mount from the V8?

lots of thought has gone into the cooling.

plan "A" is to retask the genset exhaust manifold and custom build a riser and couple to the oem outdrive thru prop exhaust.

Yes, water will be injected to cool the exhaust after the riser.

The Power steering is now Toyota

and is Electric or EPS

here is a youtube link about the remote electric power steering




2016 new info

We are offering this yacht for sale after enjoying it for these past 3 years,

my kids are off to college.

I suggest repowering it with one or two chevy v8's

it will require exhaust manifolds also.

the trailer costs 6995 extra and is almost new, but is available to loan if you dont need to keep it