Also twice the gauges, wiring, steering systems etc... to have problems with Just my opinion though. It now displays a quick overview of recent forum activity to include Recent Posts, New Threads, Recent Most Liked Posts, and Recent Popular Threads. The fitting on my silverton are the same as on the friends of mine who have Carvers. I've had it about 4-5 years. 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 … Learn More. ALSO NOTE: There is NO affiliation whatsoever between and Marquis Yachts, LLC. { Thanks again to all. function go3() location = document.selecter3.select3.options[document.selecter3.select3.selectedIndex].value amazon_ad_title="BoaterEd Store"; //--> Plan rendezvous, raft ups & get together's here. Discuss Carver Boats and Yachts at the best Carver Owners Forum on the net! amazon_ad_width="728"; He has seen his share of poor quality boats over the years.And does not think to highly of Carver. amazon_color_border="206BA2"; On our forum, you can meet other Cruisers Yachts Owners, discuss everything under the sun and interact with representatives from Cruisers Yachts. They did a nice job with this boat. In this community, we discuss cruising, mechanical issues, gatherings, and we make a lot of friends. Has not had any engine problems at all (knock on wood). Ask the lift operator what he sees wrong with your boat then consider if his comments are accurate. Runs great, just needs a lot of cosmetic repair and to have the electronics updated. In my opinion any boat over 20 000lbs should be diesels only but thats another heated discussion. function go1() 2 Pickles, Apr 14, 2017. I for one love mine. We've had her out more this year than the past 3 combined and are planning a 2 night overnight at Put In Bay. I have had my boat for 5 years now had like it very much.No issues at all. This is the Flagship Model so I assume it was their best effort. We've missed your input and know how. 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. amazon_color_link="206BA2"; } I have no issues with my Carver. That's why I like the 53 and the 57. Re: Carver owners.... 1976 Carver Santa Cruz 25'. I have always had boats with only an upper helm and have never been unhappy with it. We hope you enjoy your visit and come back frequently! I want to try to restore the autopilot, if I can. Cruise at 22-24n and about 2500RPM. } Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today! Boats vary in quality and reliability over the years and from model to model. Pete Bardunias (28' 1980 Carver Mariner "Arcadia", 21' 1975 Glastron V215 (plus a few more toys), Clifton Park, NY) --- Moderator of the Carver Boats Forum, President/CEO, the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County, Board Member, Eastern NY Marine Trades Assn. Thanks for all the comments.Most people i have talked to do like there Carvers. 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!!! 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. You do realize, apparently, that your question is like asking us if we think our baby is cute, right? I am not looking for all out speed i just dont want to run them near the top end to cruise. You need to visit me aboard the 27 Santego :). Clubs - Organized Clubs, Cruises and Activities. Well these past 2 weeks I've had an excuse - I am out enjoying my Carver!!! Thanks for the comment.Any more? Ed McKnew. if (document.selecter5.select5.options[document.selecter5.select5.selectedIndex].value != "none") PLEASE NOTE: 'Carver Yachts' is a trademark of Marquis Yachts, LLC. Bruce, even in cold weather they start that way. Home Forums > DISCUSSIONS ON YACHT BUILDERS > Motor Yachts > Carver Yacht. { 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. I love my boat. 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. if (document.selecter2.select2.options[document.selecter2.select2.selectedIndex].value != "none") Overloading any engine is bad. In a second, yes! Carver Yachts is a classic boat brand in the marine industry, manufacturing boats that can differ in size from 24 feet to 57 feet. Hello everyone...still here! amazon_ad_logo="hide"; Hell no. I agree.I wasn,t saying that cummins is more pron to overloading issues over other makes. I agree with Walter - there are probably some "dud" years / models out there, as with many other manufacturers, but we've got some Carver afficiandos who could probably tell you which ones to steer clear of. amazon_ad_tag="boatfixnet-20"; 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. Ours is mounted on the port side of our 2006 36MY, just outside the port side patio door. Look at the boat, the fit and finish. I have owned Silverton, Trojan and Carver. My current boat is the Carver 444 (42k lbs) with 370HP, and plenty of power for me. And they will turn at 2950rpm full out. Salesman wound her up to 21 knots and said see cruises like this all day no problem. A new forum for owners of Carver Yachts, Join us at I love my Carver. 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. Whether you are looking for your first Carver or currently own one, you are sure to feel at home on Has a fantastic layout for entertaining & cruising Etc. Carver is a great boat. As an example my Cummins engines are rated at 2800 rpm. Download 20 Carver Boat PDF manuals. lovely question at this time of year... dreaming of next season. location = document.selecter4.select4.options[document.selecter4.select4.selectedIndex].value amazon_color_logo="FFFFFF"; function go4() 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 ;-). I boat in the Great lakes area and there is not a lot of choice for makes over 50 ft here abouts. Hopefully he is so busy selling, he hasn't had time to jump on the forum!!! if (document.selecter6.select6.options[document.selecter6.select6.selectedIndex].value != "none") The Cruisers Yachts Owners Club Forum Welcome! Gets up on plane quickly. Carver Yachts Forum - Model Discussion The is the forum to discuss general information regarding all Carver Yachts. function go5() { I had also tried to start a Mann Diesel in the cold. ... Montego 2557 owner - Fuel Gauge issues. User manuals, Carver Boat Operating guides and Service manuals. Once you register, your account must be unlocked by Admin. location = document.selecter5.select5.options[document.selecter5.select5.selectedIndex].value This is a meeting place for Carver Yacht Owners. But looking at the gauges and rpm was very close to max. Art: unless the fuel drains away, or it is very cold diesels should always start that way. I would not put it on the stock swim platform either on a 3607. Not because we're interested in the higher rollers, but to see what a builder can get away with in this price range. Not a far trip...about an hour...but a trip non the, Put In Bay is a GREAT party!!!! A new forum for owners of Carver Yachts, Join us at { Kenny (RamSport) has sold them for years - he would be a good source. amazon_color_logo="FFFFFF"; We hope you … BBQ swings in or out and have 4. 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. IMO Cummins are no more susceptible to overloading than any other recreational specked engine, and less than some. Add in a little rocking with the boat and things would be going into the drink frequently. I would think that the boat you are looking at (10K more lbs and 450HP engines) would be more than be sufficient. Please take a moment to register. amazon_ad_link_target="new"; function go2() thats not what i want to see. 9 posts • Page 1 of 1. Fit & finish has held up very well so far. I try to boat on nice days only like most do,but if i get caught in a bit of rain its still enclosed. If your car has a red line of 6000 rpm do you cruise down the highway at 5800? AJ, You think anymore about making that walk thru? location = document.selecter6.select6.options[document.selecter6.select6.selectedIndex].value 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. 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. At least bigger volvos are available now.I think i will stick with the Carver line. Hi Pete...been out having fun on ours as well. 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. This is a meeting place for Carver Yacht Owners. They are quite popular here in Southwest Michigan. { This is a meeting place for Tiara Yacht Owners. Not sure about the performance on the 450, my friend has his for sale here in Knoxville. "No matter what brand boat you own, someone will find fault and trash it.". I'm sure I would miss the grill!! amazon_ad_height="90"; Just wondering what the rest of you do for your bbq? Haven't switched from ladder to stairs - no sure the knees could take the ladder while cooking all the time. But what is your overall satisfaction with Carvers quality. I have decided that Carver made a design error in putting the opening from the stern on the wrong side. 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 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 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. 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. Carver Yachts - Owner's Forum has 7,953 members. 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. The Bayliner Owners Club is a gathering place for Bayliner Owners and prospective owners. It is built extremely well (over built in some areas). Even it is a pilot house you still have adequate seating for eating. We are a boating forum for owners of Carver Yachts to enthusiastically discuss all aspects of Carver Boat ownership. Keep the comments comming thanks. Kenny, so glad to hear you've had some boating fun this summer!!! Once I get settled I'm going to look into for sure. 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. My preference is the one in the picture. Hatteras and Viking are a different league then Carver or Silverton. 15 talking about this. Very few posts on the boatdiesel site on them so i,m guessing few problems. And always remember, life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by those moments that take our breath away. { What are your opinions. 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. hope we get such kind of solution here in Europe.... Wouldn't be an issue without the full enclosure. Never had an issue with the Silverton, just out grew it, Trojan was another story. Thanks for the opinion. Check out the Carver 560 Voyager if you like more room then the 52. } 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. The travel lift operator that i know is basing most of his conclusions on how a boat reacts when lifted or blocked or cradled. Boston Whaler, 1972-1993, Boat Gel Coat - Spectrum Color Find your boats Gel Coat Match Back Pumps and Plumbing View All Gets up on plane quickly. function go6() In the 70's a fiberglass hull would be 2 inches thick whereas now with new technologies, the fiberglass does flex. } rail mount up front or pedestal on the swim platform. Chat with fellow Carver owners about cruising destinations and more. Speaking of Kenny, I haven't seen any posts from him lately, anybody know if he's OK? 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. I have heard that Volvo,s are pricey to fix. Gives much more room for accessories!!!! Just not as active...and some of you know why. Carver has been building motor yachts longer than many of today’s yacht brokers have been out of grade school. amazon_ad_logo="hide"; amazon_ad_title="Hunting and Fishing"; //--> Thanks to every one for there comments. Toronto, for what it's worth, I think the sky lounge option greatly lowers the value of the boat. Carver Voyager 530 with Volvo 122's/610HP. We purchased a 3607 aft cabin that comes equipped with full enclosure so there is no obvious place to put a bbq. A new forum for owners of Carver Yachts, Join us at 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. As an example i took out a 466My with 480 volvos. ABOUT TIARA YACHT OWNERS FORUM. } It does whatever I ask it do without a complaint. Originally posted by Trac 2: New to the forum and nice to find a spot for Carver owners to hang out. amazon_ad_height="90"; it's built like a brick s**t house and if this life guy can twist it I'll buy him a beer. Thats for the comments. location = document.selecter1.select1.options[document.selecter1.select1.selectedIndex].value Now, when a builder enters the larger boat market, particularly with boats priced well over 1/4 million, that attracts our interest. Handles & tracks very well even in the tightest spots. Replies: 1 Views: 235. ranger42c May 29, 2019. These were made with flat hull, and if the yard crew places the keel block in the wrong place, you'll get flex. Wow. I was just wondering what everyones honest opinion is of there Carver boats. I love it and will say that this a probably my last boat. { I close on a new house tomorrow so I have been too busy to start looking at the project hard.