Built in New Jersey, Novel Idea is a Silverton 41 Convertible. She is a versatile flybridge cruiser with a roomy cockpit, the look of an offshore fishing boat, and a good turn of speed with upgraded twin diesel Caterpillar engines. The cockpit of Novel Idea has many features which make her ready for a day of fishing, including: an in-sole fish box, a bait station and sink, a fresh and raw water wash down, rod holders in the coamings, tackle storage, and a transom door to the swim platform. The flybridge has lounge seating forward of the helm. This upgraded model was outfitted with optional 425hp Cat diesels which allow Novel Idea to cruise at 24-25 knots.
The interior of Novel Idea features two staterooms and a single head. The galley and dinette are forward, three steps down from the open salon. The dinette is able to convert to a berth. An island berth is located in the master stateroom, while the guest stateroom is fitted with over/under berths.
The current owner has been living aboard, but now it is time for Novel Idea to enter a new chapter, and be part of the life story of her next owner.
United Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Curtis Stokes & Associates. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel
Caterpillar 3126 TA
1988 2300 HRS 425 HP
Num of Engines
Built in New Jersey, Novel Idea is a Silverton 41 Convertible. She is a versatile flybridge cruiser with a\nroomy cockpit, the look of an offshore fishing boat, and a good turn of speed\nwith upgraded twin diesel Caterpillar engines. \n\n
The cockpit of Novel Idea has many features which make\nher ready for a day of fishing, including: an in-sole fish box, a bait station\nand sink, a fresh and raw water wash down, rod holders in the coamings, tackle\nstorage, and a transom door to the swim platform. The flybridge has lounge\nseating forward of the helm. This upgraded model was outfitted with optional\n425hp Cat diesels which allow Novel Idea to\ncruise at 24-25 knots.\n\n
The interior of Novel Idea features two staterooms and a\nsingle head. The galley and dinette are forward, three steps down from the open\nsalon. The dinette is able to convert to a berth. An island berth is located in\nthe master stateroom, while the guest stateroom is fitted with over/under\nberths.\n\n
The current owner has been living\naboard, but now it is time for Novel Idea\nto enter a new chapter, and be part of the life story of her next owner.
The\nSilverton 41 Convertible has a solid, hand-laid fiberglass hull, white gel-coat\ntopsides, black bottom paint, and stainless steel bow and grab rails. The\nflybridge is accessed by a port side ladder from the cockpit, and has a\nthree-sided Stamoid enclosure and bimini top, with Eisenglass panels. There are\ntwo \"Silverton Yachts\" helm seats, with guest seating forward of the helm\nstation. The flybridge of Novel Idea also has a windshield,\nconsole controls, a lockable VHF overhead locker, and electronics mounted in\nthe helm station console. There are also\nspreader lights, and six rocket-launcher rod holders.\n\n
The\nground tackle on the bow of Novel Idea includes: a Lewmar\nPro-Series electric anchor windlass, and a Delta plow anchor with 20\' of galvanized\nchain and 500\' of nylon rode.
There is a tender crane on the foredeck.
The salon\non Novel Idea is entered through a\ncurtained sliding glass door. The large side windows, with neutral colored\nblinds, provide ample natural light, and give the entire salon a large and open\nfeeling. The grey carpeting throughout\nwas installed in 2018. There are two\nfreestanding neutral colored fabric electric recliners to starboard, with a\nwood and Corian table between them. A leatherette neutral colored freestanding\nbarrel chair is to port. The headliner and all upholstered trim are in\nexcellent condition, and the paisley upholstered wall panels give the entire\nsalon an upscale decorator appearance. \nThere is a built-in U-Line icemaker on the starboard wall.\n\n
The\nportside wall of Novel Idea has a\ncounter top TV, storage cabinets, and the electrical panel access.\n\n
There is a\nsmoked glass wall forward to starboard that looks down on the dinette, and a\nCorian countertop forward to port that overlooks the galley. The salon features AC/heat controls, a CO2\ndetector, a fire extinguisher, and a mounted VHF radio.\n\n
The engine\nroom is accessed through the carpeted salon floor hatches.\n\n
Novel Idea features\na forward master stateroom with neutral decorator carpeting. There is ample storage with three cabinets on\neither side of the queen-sized centerline berth, three under-bed drawers, and a\ncedar-lined hanging locker to port. There\nis also a small shelf and mirror to port, two reading lights, an overhead\nscreened hatch, AC/heat controls, a CO2 detector, access to the anchor locker,\na TV wall mount (but no TV), and a mirrored door into the head which makes the\nmaster stateroom ensuite.\n\n
The guest cabin on Novel Idea is located portside across\nfrom the head, has a classic over/under double berth configuration. There are\nfour drawers and a cabinet with shelves for storage. The neutral decorator carpet matches the\ncarpeting in the Master Stateroom. Natural\nlighting is provided by a hatch.\n\n
The single head on Novel Idea can be accessed from the\ncompanionway or the Master Stateroom. It\nfeatures a separate stall shower with full enclosure and an overhead hatch, a\nmolded sink and counter, a vanity mirror, a full length mirror on the\ncompanionway door, a Dometic electric toilet, a shelf over the toilet and towel\nbars. There is storage under the vanity,\nin a large medicine cabinet and in a cabinet with sliding doors behind the\nsink.
Novel Idea has\na \"galley-down\" layout, with the galley forward to port of the salon, down\nthree steps. The counters are neutral colored\nCorian; the sole looks like wood, but is an easy-care vinyl. The molded sink has a faucet with a versatile\nspray hose. There is a good amount of cabinet\nand drawer storage, as well as a spice cabinet. \n\n\n
Cooking\ncan be done on the flush-mount Princess electric two burner stove (with a wood\ncutting board cover), or in the built-in Magic Chef microwave oven. The refrigerator/freezer is a Norcold, with\n12 VDC/110 VAC dual voltages.
The\ndinette is conveniently located across from the galley, to starboard. There is ample storage under the bench\ncushions, or in the cabinet on the starboard side wall. The table is high-low and can be converted to\nan additional berth, but no cushions are available. The neutral colored decorator carpet matches\nthe staterooms.\n\n
The\nlarge front windows over the galley and dinette provide an abundance of natural\nlight. There are fishing rod holders\nmounted in the ceiling.
Novel Idea is\npowered by twin CATERPILLAR 3126 Turbocharged Aftercooled TA (6) cylinder (4)\nstroke Marine Diesels that are rated at 425 HP at 2800 RPM.\n\n
The engine hours have approximately 2300 hours on the hour meter.\n\n
Novel Idea\nhas both an 12VDC Ship\'s Service and an 115VAC Shore Power Systems.\n\n
The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.