The White Silk 8.5 is a well built, small family sailing cruiser. They provide comfortable accommodation with good sailing performance. This example is well equipped and with her shallow draft fin keel, is ideally suited to cruising the shoal waters of East Anglia.
The accommodation offers up to six berths in two cabins. Forward cabin with V berths with infill, converting to a double berth with storage under. Opening hatch to foredeck. Heads compartment aft, with Jabsco sea toilet, washbasin and shower with h & c water supply. Hanging locker opposite. Two deck vents. Main saloon with dinette to starboard, converting to a double berth with storage below. Linear galley opposite to port with stainless steel sink, with h&c water supply. Refrigerator. Four burner Smev gas cooker, with oven and grill. Generous storage. Aft quarter berths port and starboard. Steps up to cockpit, with searing and storage under. Full interior lighting. Carpets and curtains.
Located abaft the companionway. Volvo MD7B 18 hp diesel engine. Saildive to fixed three bladed propeller. Raw water cooled. Electric start. Single lever engine control. Flex mounts. Ardic diesel warm air heating. New propeller 2012.
Alternator charging to 2 x 12 volt batteries (2009)
12 volt switch panels x 2
Principal wiring replaced 2011
Masthead rigged sloop. Silver anodised mast and boom by Z Spars. Stainless steel standing rigging. Terylene running rigging .In mast furling mainsail. Facnor headsail furling system. All lines led aft to cockpit. Stainless steel tabernacle.
Mainsail - 1995 - fair
Genoa - 2003 - good
Genoa - 1995 - fair
15 kg CQR anchor with chain & warp
Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit,stanchions & guardwires
Stainless steel gate with boarding ladder
Outboard bracket on pushpit
Various fenders and warps
Barton sheet winches x 2
Barton control line winches x 2
Rope clutches x 2
Garmin 126 GPS
Standard Horizon GX 1500E DSC VHF radio with aerial
Raymarine ST 40 depth sounder
Raymarine ST 40 log/speed
Clock & barometer
Raymarine ST40 windspeed/direction
Raymarine ST40 compass
Goodmans radio/cd player
Bilge pumps x 2
Fire extinguishers x 2 (expiry dates unknown)
Lifebuoy with holder
Built in 1995 by Martham Ferry Boatyard, Norfolk. White GRP hull and superstructure, with moulded-in non slip to the decks and cockpit. Cast iron shallow fin keel. Tiller steering to skeg hung rudder. White GRP internal moulding, with teak internal joinery. Aft self draining cockpit, with seating and stowage under.
The White Silk 8.5 is a well built, small family sailing cruiser. They provide comfortable accommodation with good sailing performance. This example is well equipped and with her shallow draft fin keel, is ideally suited to cruising the shoal waters of East Anglia. Viewing by appointment through Howard Ford Marine Sales.
Tidemill Yacht Harbour