Silverton motor yachts as well as Silverton boats belong to high quality class. Silverton motor yachts what they are nowadays is a result of innovations in technical systems and design plus many revolutionary breakthroughs in technology and quality manufacturing processes. Actually, the story of Silverton motor yachts goes back to 19th century.
The roots of Silverton Marine actually began back in the 1800's with a German immigrant by the name of Henry Luhrs. He became involved in the outfitting of trading ships and eventually owned a chandlery and then his own ship, The Sophia R. Luhrs. His grandson, another Henry, was also in love with the sea and continued the family heritage by building and repairing family cruisers and fishing boats on the New Jersey coast. Before long, Henry and his sons, John and Warren, were building over a thousand boats a year. In 1965, the company, Henry Luhrs Sea Skiffs, attracted national attention as it was sold to Bangor Punta, a large timber conglomerate. John and Warren went out on their own in 1969 to buy a small builder named Silverton Sea Skiffs and became very successful following the same techniques their father had shown them.
The brothers continued to build larger and more sophisticated models over the ensuing years. The 31 foot and later the 34 foot convertibles really taxed the Tom's River, NJ facility and soon the company moved to larger quarters in Millville, NJ. Around the same period, the brothers started two new companies. First came Hunter Marine, now America's leading sailboat builder and second was Mainship, the leading Trawler builder. In the early 80's, John and Warren finally bought back the Luhrs name and the fourth company was started.
Silverton Marine prospered and grew. New aft-cabin and convertibles were joined by express and sedan models and today Silverton is one of the leading builders of aft-cabin family cruisers. Innovations such as the SideWalk, a molded stairway on the side of the flybridges, and newly designed interiors have brought the company into the new millennium with style and elegance without losing sight of value. Silverton will continue to expand and bring the mariner the best in boating.
Silverton company has gone further than just building boats and yachts. The fact that owners of Silverton motor yachts and boats have organized their own club speaks for itself. Silverton customers are satisfied with Silverton products and want to share their satisfaction with each other. As a company committed to building boats by utilizing valuable customer input, Silverton company representatives are also an integral part of the club. They often contact owners directly after reading an item in the magazine issued by the club members and discuss possible design issues or even by offering advice on how to find replacement parts.
A monthly magazine provides valuable announcements, tips, etc., relevant to the owner of any model of Silverton, new or old, large or small. Owners send in their stories and information on maintenance, trips they have taken on their boat, restoration projects and more.
This is the story of Silverton motor yachts and all the facts say that it will continue for many more years.