In the 70's a fiberglass hull would be 2 inches thick whereas now with new technologies, the fiberglass does flex. } Chat with fellow Carver owners about cruising destinations and more. In a second, yes! I've had it about 4-5 years. I have decided that Carver made a design error in putting the opening from the stern on the wrong side. Never had an issue with the Silverton, just out grew it, Trojan was another story. Never really thought about it but that's a great question!! I have no issues with my Carver. 2 Pickles, Apr 14, 2017. is an independent, worldwide club of Carver owners. I'm sure I would miss the grill!! And always remember, life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by those moments that take our breath away. Well these past 2 weeks I've had an excuse - I am out enjoying my Carver!!! Look at the boat, the fit and finish. location = document.selecter2.select2.options[document.selecter2.select2.selectedIndex].value Once I get settled I'm going to look into for sure. location = document.selecter4.select4.options[document.selecter4.select4.selectedIndex].value Bruce, even in cold weather they start that way. I would defintely consider another Carver. But looking at the gauges and rpm was very close to max. bradt: Thanks for your comments.From what i know(might be very little) and have learned over the years is most diesels are overpropped right from the builder. Discuss Carver Boats and Yachts at the best Carver Owners Forum on the net! Please take a moment to register. I was just wondering what everyones honest opinion is of there Carver boats. { All I can tell you is, I have a 1987 28' Voyager and I love the thing. amazon_ad_width="728"; 1 talking about this. Postby Grafunkus » November 11th, 2020, 10:18 pm, Postby tomschauer » November 11th, 2020, 10:33 pm, Postby Cliffm » November 11th, 2020, 10:48 pm, Postby Midnightsun » November 12th, 2020, 8:37 am, Postby wkeith » November 12th, 2020, 8:59 am, Postby km1125 » November 12th, 2020, 10:32 am, Postby Phrancus » November 12th, 2020, 11:21 am, Postby Grafunkus » November 12th, 2020, 10:00 pm, Postby km1125 » November 13th, 2020, 9:40 am, Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests. We use cookies and similar software tools such as HTML5 Storage or Local Shared Objects (together "cookies") to identify your interests and particularly popular areas of our website and use this information to improve the design of our website and make them even more user-friendly. I have owned Silverton, Trojan and Carver. Art: unless the fuel drains away, or it is very cold diesels should always start that way. I have had my boat for 5 years now had like it very much.No issues at all. Thinking about it, none of my friends that have full enclosures even have grills and have to use the galley for all their prep. Many boats at full throttle will not even reach the maximum stated rpm by the engine manufacturer,a sure sign of being overloaded and over propped.Failure just waiting to happen. } } In this community, we discuss cruising, mechanical issues, gatherings, and we make a lot of friends. Best thing is try to be easy on any engine if you can.The two boats i am looking at come with Volvos only.Luckily the D9 and D12 engines seem to have a good reputation. Here are stories about Carver Yachts owners and their adventures, the people who build our boats, and how to have fun entertaining on board with family and friends. I have owned Silverton, Trojan and Carver. amazon_ad_tag="boatfixnet-20"; Download 20 Carver Boat PDF manuals. Even it is a pilot house you still have adequate seating for eating. Salesman wound her up to 21 knots and said see cruises like this all day no problem. function go3() If your car has a red line of 6000 rpm do you cruise down the highway at 5800? We should have good weather the rest of the week so we will be out there on the water enjoying the late summer days here in NY!!! Didn't get the real answer why but didn't press either. Please remember what that lift operator didn’t say. If you own or have ever owned a Carver Yacht, share your pics and stories. For what it's worth, I've had my Carver for a year and a half and am still absolutely thrilled with it. amazon_ad_link_target="new"; By joining our free community you will have access to searching the forum topics, post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own photos and access many other special features. Try to be a little more visible in the future, Will you? I made sure to tell the dealer I wanted it dead cold prior to me being there & the gauges showed it was dead cold. function go2() In my opinion any boat over 20 000lbs should be diesels only but thats another heated discussion. { if (document.selecter4.select4.options[document.selecter4.select4.selectedIndex].value != "none") We use cookies and similar software tools such as HTML5 Storage or Local Shared Objects (together "cookies") to identify your interests and particularly popular areas of our website and use this information to improve the design of our website and make them even more user-friendly. Not because we're interested in the higher rollers, but to see what a builder can get away with in this price range. Boats vary in quality and reliability over the years and from model to model. I would not put it on the stock swim platform either on a 3607. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Portal Forum General Carver Owners Forum Carver Yachts Forum - Model Discussion; It is currently Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:35 pm; All times are UTC; fuel consumption. } 9 posts • Page 1 of 1. In this community, we discuss cruising, mechanical issues, gatherings, and we make a lot of friends. You would kill it in no time.Again what i have learned over the years,talking to many mechanics in the buisiness for many years is to cruise at 20% of the top rpm for longevity.I am looking for a cruise speed of 25 mph. The travel lift operator that i know is basing most of his conclusions on how a boat reacts when lifted or blocked or cradled. It is currently December 27th, 2020, 5:28 pm. Still has the 1976 Autopilot Drive System and has the original depth sounder which has a paper readout. We hope you enjoy your visit and come back frequently! Boat Trader currently has 392 Carver Yachts boats for sale, including 31 new vessels and 361 used boats listed by both private sellers and professional boat dealers mainly in … We hope you enjoy your visit and come back frequently! amazon_color_logo="FFFFFF"; Thanks for the comment.Any more? Plan rendezvous, raft ups & get together's here. { lovely question at this time of year... dreaming of next season. Other brands come with specific "blocking maps" and if you don't follow them, you'll puncture the hull...I won't say what brand, but, it's not Carver or Cruisers ;-). { ... Montego 2557 owner - Fuel Gauge issues. Not sure about the performance on the 450, my friend has his for sale here in Knoxville. That's why I like the 53 and the 57. function go5() No matter what size or model of Bayliner Boat that you have or are contemplating, we have members here who have that same model and would enjoy discussing it in … I do enjoy my 450 Cumm. { Gets up on plane quickly. amazon_color_border="206BA2"; We have friends that have a Prowler and the access from the stern is the same side as the opening into the salon. Nothing is perfect however it does what it is supposed to do in a reasonable manner. Thanks for the opinion. Apparently, Cummins are bullet proof, but its too early for me to tell as I have only owned the Carver for 2 years, no problems yet. amazon_ad_title="BoaterEd Store"; //--> It now displays a quick overview of recent forum activity to include Recent Posts, New Threads, Recent Most Liked Posts, and Recent Popular Threads. These were made with flat hull, and if the yard crew places the keel block in the wrong place, you'll get flex. 1987 Carver mariner waste tank shape and location ? I love it and will say that this a probably my last boat. In this community, we discuss cruising, mechanical issues, gatherings, and we make a lot of friends. Not a far trip...about an hour...but a trip non the, Put In Bay is a GREAT party!!!! BBQ swings in or out and have 4. Has a fantastic layout for entertaining & cruising Etc. A new forum for owners of Carver Yachts, Join us at It's built like somebody said above like a brick ****house. } So come join The Carver … { The is the forum to discuss general information regarding all Carver Yachts. Toronto, for what it's worth, I think the sky lounge option greatly lowers the value of the boat. ALSO NOTE: There is NO affiliation whatsoever between and Marquis Yachts, LLC. Handles & tracks very well even in the tightest spots. } amazon_ad_link_target="new"; This is a meeting place for Tiara Yacht Owners. if (document.selecter6.select6.options[document.selecter6.select6.selectedIndex].value != "none") Owned a 350 prior to Silv.43 and it was gas, and we had no problems. Home Forums > DISCUSSIONS ON YACHT BUILDERS > Motor Yachts > Carver Yacht. Kenny (RamSport) has sold them for years - he would be a good source. Cruise at 22-24n and about 2500RPM. THE CARVER LIFE. I have heard that Volvo,s are pricey to fix. Carver is a great boat. Not much for Hatteras,Viking,Buddy Davis ,etc.. in this area. amazon_ad_tag="nhknives-20"; What are your opinions. As an example my Cummins engines are rated at 2800 rpm. I had a 3607 too, but without the full enclosure so I just built a table on the aft deck and we used the grill all the time. CapnSkippy, May 29, 2019. Carver has been building motor yachts longer than many of today’s yacht brokers have been out of grade school. The reason i ask this is i mentioned to my local marina travel lift operator who has been doing this for over 30 years i might by a bigger boat next year,to replace my 370MY.All he said was "your not getting an other Carver are you?" It is built extremely well (over built in some areas). I agree.I wasn,t saying that cummins is more pron to overloading issues over other makes. It's reasonably good on fuel considering I cruise at 25 knots (the engines are the top twin 675 HP option). Cruise at 22-24n and about 2500RPM. Fit & finish has held up very well so far. It does whatever I ask it do without a complaint. All that being said my engines rated at 2800 rpm max i cruise at2300rpm and now have 1700 hr on them and no issues. We've missed your input and know how. } function go4() Carver is a great boat. "No matter what brand boat you own, someone will find fault and trash it.". it's built like a brick s**t house and if this life guy can twist it I'll buy him a beer. Has not had any engine problems at all (knock on wood). Re: Carver owners.... 1976 Carver Santa Cruz 25'. This is the Flagship Model so I assume it was their best effort. All the hardware, fittings, engines etc are bought from other vendors and they all use the same guys. And they will turn at 2950rpm full out. When I hear underpowered boats, the reference is usually to gas powered and not diesel. Gets up on plane quickly. Welcome back Kenny. Not sure about the engine quality but when I asked a surveryer what to look for in engine type his answer was to stay away from Volvo, period. The two boats i am looking at are the 466MY witch as i said earlier now can be ordered with 575hp volvos over the older 450 Cummins or 480volvos.And the 52 Voyager witch as well can be ordered with the D12 volvos.The 466 has a huge amount of room but looks like a bubble. function go6() Carver is a yacht builder located in Pulaski, Wisconsin in the United States and a "recognized leader in the luxury motoryacht market".. Their models range from 34 feet to 52 feet with a portfolio of 7 models from the Carver 34 Coupe to the C52 Command Bridge. My next boat will be an other Carver. He says they definately twist and bend differently depending on make.Actually he like my 1990 boat and says the newer ones are worse.I have the famous 370MY that David Pascoe trashes in his review. But what is your overall satisfaction with Carvers quality. amazon_ad_logo="hide"; Originally posted by Trac 2: New to the forum and nice to find a spot for Carver owners to hang out. I love my Carver. PLEASE NOTE: 'Carver Yachts' is a trademark of Marquis Yachts, LLC. } Hatteras and Viking are a different league then Carver or Silverton. I do know the B series which i have is very sensitive to overload failure. Owner and editor of the PowerBoat Guide, Ed is a contributing writer for Denison Yacht Sales. amazon_ad_height="90"; AJ, You think anymore about making that walk thru? We then took out the same boat with the D9 575hp volvos cruised her up to 21 knots and the rpms were well below the max,much easier on the engines.Its not always about top speed.I agree Cummins are great engines but very sensitive to overloading,probably one of the top reasons of failure. In todays world a brand name is a commodity bought and sold and the 1985, 1995, and 2005 anything with the same brand name may well be related in name only. Haven't switched from ladder to stairs - no sure the knees could take the ladder while cooking all the time. rail mount up front or pedestal on the swim platform. I for one love mine. I want to try to restore the autopilot, if I can. This is a meeting place for Carver Yacht Owners. The only reason i bought the boat i have now is it has diesels,And have been told the only one in the Greatlakes area with diesels. Personally, I would love to have Carvers 53 motor yacht, but mama likes what we have now so do I too. Overloading any engine is bad. You do realize, apparently, that your question is like asking us if we think our baby is cute, right? Never had an issue with the Silverton, just out grew it, Trojan was another story. Wow. For my type of use this was a great choice. This is a meeting place for Meridian Yacht Owners. The stock platform is very narrow and you're essentially standing next to a wall instead of a lower transom so there's not nearly the room to move around. When the sales rep says you can cruise a boat with 2800 rpm max engines at 2600 rpm no problem i think hes nuts. Runs great, just needs a lot of cosmetic repair and to have the electronics updated. Carver Yachts - Owner's Forum has 7,953 members. The 52 in my opinion has much better looking lines but a lot less space than the 46. I try to boat on nice days only like most do,but if i get caught in a bit of rain its still enclosed. A new forum for owners of Carver Yachts, Join us at They are quite popular here in Southwest Michigan. amazon_color_link="206BA2"; Clubs - Organized Clubs, Cruises and Activities. amazon_ad_title="Hunting and Fishing"; //--> He has seen his share of poor quality boats over the years.And does not think to highly of Carver. As an example i took out a 466My with 480 volvos. Only other real choice in my area is Searay. I had also tried to start a Mann Diesel in the cold. Thats for the comments. Witch shows they are not overloaded. I boat in the Great lakes area and there is not a lot of choice for makes over 50 ft here abouts. Just wondering what the rest of you do for your bbq? if (document.selecter1.select1.options[document.selecter1.select1.selectedIndex].value != "none") 183 people can't all be wrong I havent seen anyother manufacter with that many owners and proud pictures as there is in this carver section. The Cruisers Yachts Owners Club Forum Welcome! I'm not sure I'd take too much stock in the lift operator. My wife and two kids (2 and 4 years old) are on it 3 days a week spring through fall and it's doing just fine. I love my boat. It seems most are very happy with there Carver boats be it small or large. { Just not as active...and some of you know why. } IMO Cummins are no more susceptible to overloading than any other recreational specked engine, and less than some. } After trying and seeing literally dozens there iare no better mounts than Magma mounts. if (document.selecter5.select5.options[document.selecter5.select5.selectedIndex].value != "none") Carver has some of the better boat space designers in the industry, they manage to get a lot of usable space in a package without a lot of overall length. You need to visit me aboard the 27 Santego :). { I realize no one wants to admit they spent a few hundred thousand dollars on a boat that they really are not happy with. Hey Kenny, good to see you - I've been a little scarce of late myself. Once you register, your account must be unlocked by Admin. Check out the Carver 560 Voyager if you like more room then the 52.