I have owned Silverton, Trojan and Carver. I have heard that Volvo,s are pricey to fix. AJ, You think anymore about making that walk thru? Clubs - Organized Clubs, Cruises and Activities. This is a meeting place for Carver Yacht Owners. } Download your Caver Yachts assembly instructions. When I hear underpowered boats, the reference is usually to gas powered and not diesel. Didn't get the real answer why but didn't press either. Ed McKnew. Originally posted by Trac 2: New to the forum and nice to find a spot for Carver owners to hang out. remember, the only thing the manufacturere makes is the hull and interior. 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. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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. Thanks for the comment.Any more? { You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post. Home Forums > DISCUSSIONS ON YACHT BUILDERS > Motor Yachts > Carver Yacht. Just have to decide witch one. amazon_ad_link_target="new"; Re: Carver owners.... 1976 Carver Santa Cruz 25'. 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. He has seen his share of poor quality boats over the years.And does not think to highly of Carver. Gives much more room for accessories!!!! My next boat will be an other Carver. location = document.selecter1.select1.options[document.selecter1.select1.selectedIndex].value You couldn't get me to sell it if you tried. In this community, we discuss cruising, mechanical issues, gatherings, and we make a lot of friends. CarverYachtOwners.com is an independent, worldwide club of Carver owners. { amazon_color_logo="FFFFFF"; I close on a new house tomorrow so I have been too busy to start looking at the project hard. Download your Carver Yachts owner's guide. Personally, I would love to have Carvers 53 motor yacht, but mama likes what we have now so do I too. function go1() } Cruise at 22-24n and about 2500RPM. ALSO NOTE: There is NO affiliation whatsoever between CarverYachtOwners.com and Marquis Yachts, LLC. amazon_ad_height="90"; This is the Flagship Model so I assume it was their best effort. Has not had any engine problems at all (knock on wood). I do enjoy my 450 Cumm. { Hopefully he is so busy selling, he hasn't had time to jump on the forum!!! For my type of use this was a great choice. Not particularly interested in the swim platform area at this time. } Hey Kenny, good to see you - I've been a little scarce of late myself. 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 … 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. I love my boat. } I boat in the Great lakes area and there is not a lot of choice for makes over 50 ft here abouts. But what is your overall satisfaction with Carvers quality. 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. At least bigger volvos are available now.I think i will stick with the Carver line. Things are improving somewhat now,but a common complaint seems to be underpowering.Carver has never put much hp in their boats.At one time the 57 came with 450 cummins engines.Pretty sad for a 52 000 lbs boat. For what it's worth, I've had my Carver for a year and a half and am still absolutely thrilled with it. function go3() We hope you enjoy your visit and come back frequently! Never really thought about it but that's a great question!! If your car has a red line of 6000 rpm do you cruise down the highway at 5800? 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. Try to be a little more visible in the future, Will you? ... Montego 2557 owner - Fuel Gauge issues. Havent gone too far - gas is too damn expensive, but even hanging around at or near our wonderful marina we have plenty to do. Just not as active...and some of you know why. Carver is a great boat. location = document.selecter4.select4.options[document.selecter4.select4.selectedIndex].value amazon_color_link="206BA2"; Now, when a builder enters the larger boat market, particularly with boats priced well over 1/4 million, that attracts our interest. 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?" amazon_ad_title="BoaterEd Store"; //--> What are your opinions. I want to try to restore the autopilot, if I can. { On our forum, you can meet other Cruisers Yachts Owners, discuss everything under the sun and interact with representatives from Cruisers Yachts. I do know the B series which i have is very sensitive to overload failure. ABOUT TIARA YACHT OWNERS FORUM. Also twice the gauges, wiring, steering systems etc... to have problems with Just my opinion though. Witch shows they are not overloaded. Carver has been building motor yachts longer than many of today’s yacht brokers have been out of grade school. You are currently viewing our board as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and access our other FREE features. That's why I like the 53 and the 57. PLEASE NOTE: 'Carver Yachts' is a trademark of Marquis Yachts, LLC. (Sort of like wondering if you could sell a Rolls Royce with plastic bumpers.) 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. They did a nice job with this boat. I recall test driving the boat in December & it was about 25 degrees that day. Welcome back Kenny. Speaking of Kenny, I haven't seen any posts from him lately, anybody know if he's OK? Carver Yachts Forum - Model Discussion The is the forum to discuss general information regarding all Carver Yachts. Has a fantastic layout for entertaining & cruising Etc. 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 would defintely consider another Carver. We are a boating forum for owners of Carver Yachts to enthusiastically discuss all aspects of Carver Boat ownership. CapnSkippy, May 29, 2019. I have no issues with my Carver. Boats vary in quality and reliability over the years and from model to model. { if (document.selecter4.select4.options[document.selecter4.select4.selectedIndex].value != "none") Ours is mounted on the port side of our 2006 36MY, just outside the port side patio door. But looking at the gauges and rpm was very close to max. amazon_ad_tag="nhknives-20"; I'm sure I would miss the grill!! That is to say they are set up to give maximum performance with little regard to longevity and whats best for the motor.The website Boatdiesel is an excellent wealth of information. My preference is the one in the picture. Salesman wound her up to 21 knots and said see cruises like this all day no problem. 9 posts • Page 1 of 1. hope we get such kind of solution here in Europe.... Wouldn't be an issue without the full enclosure. Learn More. function go2() Once I get settled I'm going to look into for sure. After trying and seeing literally dozens there iare no better mounts than Magma mounts. 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. Plan rendezvous, raft ups & get together's here. Particularly Tony of Seaboard Marine.He highly recommends that a boat fully loaded with water fuel etc.. be able to turn at least 100 rpm over maximum rating at full throttle. Now, as most know, I have worked for the same Carver dealer for 28 almost 29 years, and the ONLY model I have ever seen flex in any way is the 3297 Mariner and 3257 Montego. function go4() 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. But it is much nicer to walk right onto the swim platform and through the big sliding door than up stairs through a little door and down stairs. I agree.I wasn,t saying that cummins is more pron to overloading issues over other makes. I for one love mine. And always remember, life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by those moments that take our breath away. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Good day to all. Still has the 1976 Autopilot Drive System and has the original depth sounder which has a paper readout. 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. We've had her out more this year than the past 3 combined and are planning a 2 night overnight at Put In Bay. One of the main reasons i got rid of my first boat was no where to sit and eat.It never fails you have guests aboard,everyone has helped them selves to the buffet and your all standing around saying now what?Looking for a place to sit and eat.The 52V with the pilothouse only has a small fold out table along side a bananna shaped seat in the salon not my idea of dinning on a 52 ft boat. Kenny (RamSport) has sold them for years - he would be a good source. location = document.selecter6.select6.options[document.selecter6.select6.selectedIndex].value { amazon_ad_width="728"; Just wondering what the rest of you do for your bbq? Whether you are looking for your first Carver or currently own one, you are sure to feel at home on CarverYachtOwners.com. 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 … Carver is a great boat. Ford 302 mated to a Volvo Penta 280 outdrive. if (document.selecter3.select3.options[document.selecter3.select3.selectedIndex].value != "none") Discuss Carver Boats and Yachts at the best Carver Owners Forum on the net! 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. Gets up on plane quickly. amazon_color_border="206BA2"; User manuals, Carver Boat Operating guides and Service manuals. { If you own or have ever owned a Carver Yacht, share your pics and stories. Wow. amazon_color_border="206BA2"; This is a meeting place for Meridian Yacht Owners. Never had an issue with the Silverton, just out grew it, Trojan was another story. Fipa Group brand Maiora Yachts has launched one of their newest yachts, a 30-meter 'Convertible' called "Gulu II". Add in a little rocking with the boat and things would be going into the drink frequently. 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. amazon_ad_width="728"; 1 talking about this. Kenny, so glad to hear you've had some boating fun this summer!!! When the sales rep says you can cruise a boat with 2800 rpm max engines at 2600 rpm no problem i think hes nuts. 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. 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. if (document.selecter2.select2.options[document.selecter2.select2.selectedIndex].value != "none") And most times, we do a port side the up. Toronto, for what it's worth, I think the sky lounge option greatly lowers the value of the boat. In this community, we discuss cruising, mechanical issues, gatherings, and we make a lot of friends. Fit & finish has held up very well so far. 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. } location = document.selecter3.select3.options[document.selecter3.select3.selectedIndex].value In the 70's a fiberglass hull would be 2 inches thick whereas now with new technologies, the fiberglass does flex. Small galley / galleyway? Carver's marketing and manufacturing has never been to the top of the price range, but they put together a good value package, especially if you find one a few years old. thanks. My current boat is the Carver 444 (42k lbs) with 370HP, and plenty of power for me. I have decided that Carver made a design error in putting the opening from the stern on the wrong side. The design of the yacht has been done by the yard's own designers while the interior is by Fossati Design. I am not looking for all out speed i just dont want to run them near the top end to cruise. function go6() thats not what i want to see. It does whatever I ask it do without a complaint. Well these past 2 weeks I've had an excuse - I am out enjoying my Carver!!! }. 15 talking about this. 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 ;-). Only other real choice in my area is Searay. I realize no one wants to admit they spent a few hundred thousand dollars on a boat that they really are not happy with. Thanks again to all. It is built extremely well (over built in some areas). The Bayliner Owners Club is a gathering place for Bayliner Owners and prospective owners. lovely question at this time of year... dreaming of next season. A new forum for owners of Carver Yachts, Join us at http://www.carveryachtowners.com/ This is a meeting place for Tiara Yacht Owners. } Even it is a pilot house you still have adequate seating for eating. All I can tell you is, I have a 1987 28' Voyager and I love the thing. 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