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2008 Silver Spray Custom Carolina Express

$470,000 United States
Make Silver Spray Custom Carolina
Model Express
Year 2008
Condition Used
Price US$470,000
Type Power
Class Sports Fishing
Length 46 ft
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Material Fiberglass
Location United States
Beam 15 ft
Engine Type Inboard
Engine Make Cummins
Engine Model QSM 11
Fuel Type Diesel
Engine Year 2008
Power 357.5 hp
Propeller Type 4 Blade
Engine Type Inboard
Engine Make Cummins
Engine Model QSM 11
Fuel Type Diesel
Engine Year 2008
Power 357.5 hp
Propeller Type 4 Blade
Fuel Tanks 1 x 600 gal (UK)
Fresh Water Tanks 1 x 100 gal (UK)
Holding Tanks 1




Silver Spray Boatworks was the brainchild of Alton Best, a successful real estate agent and developer and Will Guthrie, a Harkers Island, NC boat builder with over 50 years experience designing and building sport fishing boats. Will began his boat building career working with his uncle, Julian Guthrie who owned High Tide Boatworks, the predecessor of Jarret Bay Boatworks of Beaufort, NC. Will later operated his own custom boat building business and also worked in hull design and construction for other builders including Lightning Yachts and Jarrett Bay Boatworks. Alton and Will’s objective with Silver Spray Boatworks was to build and sell high-end custom Carolina style sport fishing boats in the 40 – 50 foot hull size. The first hull, a 40 footer, was to be Alton’s personal boat and he still owns it. The second was a 46 footer completed in 2008 and sold to an owner in Ocean City, Maryland.

The hull of the 46 foot boat was built using the cold molded process, with multiple layers of marine grade plywood formed over a hull form designed and built by Will Guthrie. The hull was then covered with 1708 biaxial fiberglass, as was much of the interior surface of the hull. The crew that performed the majority of the work on the boat included a commercial fishing boat captain with over 20 years of boat operating, maintenance and construction experience; a former New England lobster fisherman who had also worked for other boat builders; and a semi-retired professional engineer. Emphasis throughout construction of this boat was on quality, safety and maintainability of the finished boat, with the expectation that other customers would want a similar product. Economic conditions in 2008 and later had such a negative impact on the real estate market and the demand for custom boats that additional boats were not built.

2008 46 ft. Custom Carolina with 15 ft. beam. High end fit and finish. Hull design and construction by Will Guthrie and finished by Silver Spray Custom Boat Builders. Cold molded construction finished in Awl Grip Fighting Lady Yellow and Cloud White.


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Deck & Hull

Full Tower With Controls, 15 step tower

Fiberglass Sunshade

Fiberglass Tower Steering Console

Lee Double Spreader Rod Holders

Bolster Pads and Seat

4 Sided EZ2CU Strataglass  Helm Enclosure

Three ALL TEAK Blue Water Helm Chairs

Single Lever Controls

Release Fighting Teak Chair with Six Rod Rocket Launcher Holder

Reel Colors Teaser Reels


Tackle storage lockers

Port and Starboard in-hull lockers, transom fish box

Bait freezer

Fresh and raw water wash downs

Bait prep station with sink

Large ice box in cockpit.


Full Galley

Double Burner Stove

Refrigerator and Freezer


Stainless Steel Sink

Corian Counter Tops

Ample Storage Cabinets



Light Cherry Interior

Double fwd Bed

Single Upper Bed

Large Dineete Table with Seating that converts to sleeper

Abmle Storage and Drawers

Marvair Sea mach 16,000 BTU air conditioner with vent to helm





Oversized Head

Private Oversized Shower


Raritan Electric head

Mirror & lighting



Cummins QSM 11 715hp Diesel Engines

ZF 325-1A Transmissions

4 Blade Nibral 27X40 Propeller's

Glendinning Electronic Single Lever Controls

Trolling Valves

Finished Engine room in Awl Grip

Diamond plating floor



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.


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