carver vs sea ray


Carver Yachts launched the Marquis line in 2004 under the ownership of Genmar Holdings Inc. and emerged from a 2009 restructuring as Marquis Yachts. The Navassa plant built more of the Rampage line of boats then Cruisers. Based in Pulaski, Wis., the brand builds models that include sport coupes and sport bridge and flybridge yachts between 42 and 72 feet. SEA RAY 400 SEDAN BRIDGE: WHEN POSSESSION BECOMES AN OBSESSION.... A flying bridge increases a boat's living space. Join Date: Feb 2010. We spent a full year looking for our first 'big' boat. i am actively looking in the 40' range and considering the sea ray fly and carver 40'ers. The boat before my 330 was a '06 280 Sea Ray. It even had, in my opinion, a better port-side seating/table arrangement than the 2000 Sig 240 has. The idea behind it is to offer boaters a command bridge (sedan) alternative to the company’s aft cabins and Mariner models while keeping the extra interior volume that Carver is noted for. }, Presentationrentals Some use to be built in Navassa, N.C, not anymore. I have spent a lot of time on their boats and the quality has always impressed me. You can see what I mean by taking the Sea Ray 400 Sedan Bridge for a … We always said we would buy another Sea Ray, but... generally SR have poity bows compared to cruisers. Equipped with a complete array of quality electronics, great power, and an accommodating … The 460DA was introduced before SeaRay's hull-stretching marketing techniques we've seen in the past few years. } Posts: 5,955 Likes: 34 Received 3,262 Likes on 1,426 Posts I had 4 SR's in row. Thread: Carver vs Silverton vs Sea Ray vs Cruiser. Reviews / Flybridge. A 17.5 is a very small boat and underpowered at that, you will outgrow it very quickly (like around the 2nd trip). Due to these advanced construction techniques, fuel efficiency increases while ensuring high performance. One owner since who's loved every minute of it and babied her. I called him, neither he nor I have ever heard of a Sea Ray and a Tiara in the running against each other. To all...we sell alot of boats (Cruisers and Carvers) with the Volvo electronic controls. 1999. The master stateroom comes with a generous 6’8” of headroom. Pleasant Harbor Sales carries a nice selection of preowned boats and RVs including; Sea Ray, Chaparral, Rinker, Malibu, Maxum, Sleekcraft, Cobalt, Mastercraft and Carver. } Carver Styled-To-Fit Boat Covers are available for virtually every style of boat. What an incredible layout. Find Sea Ray 370 Aft Cabin boats for sale in your area & across the world on YachtWorld. The interceptor 212 and Sea Ray 190 are quite a bit different in "styles" for bowriders. remove. Contact. Again, welcome to iboats.com! I guess the ultimate point of my post is am I really getting that much of a higher quality boat for $50-100k by going with the Sea Ray? Being stern heavy and throwing a big wake is a function of engine location and prop tunnels, not brand. Quick brain buster for you guys. RO# 17844. amazon_ad_logo="hide"; Bayliner is owned by Sea Ray now and is their bottom level pleasure boat line. Manufacturer: Sea Ray This is a 2006 Sea Ray Weekend 215 Cuddy Cabin, Equipped With A 5.0L, Turn Key Start, Mercruiser Alpha 1 I/O, Producing 220 HP. Locate Carver boat dealers and find your boat at Boat Trader! (Sort of like wondering if you could sell a Rolls Royce with plastic bumpers.) { Now, when a builder enters the larger boat market, particularly with boats priced well over 1/4 million, that attracts our interest. if (document.selecter2.select2.options[document.selecter2.select2.selectedIndex].value != "none") On SavvyBoater.com we carry both Carver and Westland boat covers. I tend to like rounded corners vs square corners, which the Sea Ray has. His father, a sawmill worker from Arkansas, was a fisherman and heavy drinker.Carver's mother worked on and off as a waitress and a retail clerk. Search Results Stevens Marine, Inc. Michigan City, IN (219) 872-7040 1989 Sea Ray Seville 1986 Carver Mariner 32' 1990's Thompson 22' Cuddy Cabin 1990's 4Winns 245 Vista Cruiser 1980's Thompson 19' Open Bow. amazon_ad_title="BoaterEd Store"; //--> Carver C43 Coupe vs. Sea Ray Sundancer 400 vs. Prestige 420 S Posted Date: 12/15/2017 The Carver C43 Coupe is a spacious express style cruiser recently released by Carver with cutting-edge styling combined with spectacular build construction and … } His father, a sawmill worker from Arkansas, was a fisherman and heavy drinker.Carver's mother worked on and off as a waitress and a retail clerk. Sea Ray offers this model in two versions: The L650 Fly with flybridge, or the L650 with an electrically operated sunroof instead. I'll spare everyone our particular list, but it's an important step to prioritizing what's important (based on your expected use). Find yours today. remove. I think straight drives put the engines and their weight forward which improves handling IMO. Carver yachts have developed a reputation for spacious interiors, and the new C43 Coupe is no exception. } Sea Ray's design team attributes tank testing, in which scale models of the boat are towed and the results analyzed, for its stellar ability to get up and go. Carver does it again, with a 36-footer that has the interior volume of a larger boat. 2014 Carver C37, 2020 Carver C37, 2020 Sea Ray Sundancer 350 Coupe; other model: search engine; Add a boat; Email this to a friend; 2018 Sea Ray Sundancer 350 Coupe. 2011 Carver 56 Voyager SE, 2011 Sea Ray 580 Sundancer, 2012 Sea Ray 580 Sundancer, 2014 Sea Ray 580 Sundancer, 2015 Sea Ray 580 Sundancer other model: Make Both have opposing seating in the salon. Like Mercedes 20 years ago, I think Sea Ray has done a great job marketing their boats as "the best of the best","top of the line" if you will. location = document.selecter5.select5.options[document.selecter5.select5.selectedIndex].value Their selection ranges from custom fit, styled-to-fit, flex-fit, pontoon covers, specialty covers, and personal watercraft covers. Actually Andy, the 440DA is older than the 450DA, so you're probably referring to the 420DA/44DA, which is the same boat and evolved from the 400/410DA's. amazon_color_link="206BA2"; View Single Post 02-17-2014, 01:21 PM #27 Boattown Jim. Thread: Carver vs Silverton vs Sea Ray vs Cruiser. THE SEA RAY 400 Sundancer is a mid-range sport cruiser with an enclosed main deck salon and distinctive hull windows. 1997 Sea Ray 370 Aft Cabin $15,000.00 PRICE REDUCTION. © All Rights Reverved Tom George Yacht Group. Looked at a 2000 4270 yesterday and all we can say is WOW!. Just mind your wake.The Sea Ray 400 has a dead rise of 18.5 degrees, a LOA of 44 feet, a beam of 14 feet and weighs in at 22,000 lbs dry. Entering through sliding glass doors, huge windows in the Sundancer's opulent single-level salon fill the entire area with natural lighting. The Sea Ray brand accounted for approximately 23 percent of MarineMax’s fiscal 2017 revenue, according to a statement MarineMax issued on Monday. 2015 Sea Ray SDX Outboard 2015 Sea Ray SDX with 300 Mercury Verado Pro 4-stroke V6 Outboard. amazon_ad_title="Hunting and Fishing"; //--> amazon_ad_width="728"; Azimut 50, Azimut 53, Azimut 54, Beneteau Oceanis 54, Carver 54 Voyager, Marquis 520, Meridian 541 Sedan, Prestige 520S, Regal 52 Sport Coupe, Sea Ray 500 Sundancer, Sea Ray Fly 510, Sea Ray Fly 520, Silverton 50 Convertible; other years: 2011 Carver 52 Voyager, 2011 Sea Ray 520 Sedan Bridge, 2013 Sea Ray 520 Sedan Bridge; other model: if (document.selecter6.select6.options[document.selecter6.select6.selectedIndex].value != "none") Sea Ray has been in and out of the this segment of the boat market over the years. Carver Yachts is a luxury yachts manufacturer of sport coupes and command bridge yachts. Designers like V drives for interior reasons but they are the cause of what you report so as you consider the next boat it may be a consideration. Sea Ray has mastered the art of building boats that maximize enjoyment time, and the 450 Sedan Bridge is no exception. amazon_ad_logo="hide"; if (document.selecter3.select3.options[document.selecter3.select3.selectedIndex].value != "none") $59,900 Seller Swans Yacht Sales - Whitby - Head Office 20. Contact. I LOVE them...once you get used to the light touch and slight delay, they are wonderful...recommmended even. Carver has been in business for over 30 years and makes all their boat covers in the USA. { It's noticable to us when on their Cruiser. MarineMax is the largest retailer of Sea Ray boats in the world, historically representing over 50 percent of Sea Ray’s worldwide sales. Out of the two I would choose the Sea Ray. Absolutely excellent handling, fuel … Top. The classic axe bow and high freeboard not only provide exceptional performance and seakeeping, but you can also expect plentiful interior space. { Actually the 3470 became the 340 for the 2004 model year. Brunswick said it will retain and revitalize Sea Ray and leverage its premium brand to capitalize on growth opportunities in its sport boat and cruiser product categories. If you were in the market for a boat in the size range of 25-30 feet Cuddy Cabin or Express Cruiser and you had to choose between a Rinker or Sea Ray and I am not talking about design wise, just quality and reliability, which one would it be and why? How do these options compare? The Carver plant in Pulaski, Wisconsin, is busy this year. amazon_color_link="206BA2"; Sea Ray 390 Express Cruiser . View Single Post 11-09-2011, 05:09 PM #16 fireisland1. Sea Ray Sundancer 300 Enclosure with 3 Forward Makrolon Windows Sea Ray Sundancer Enclosure Aft – this was a new aft frame that extended out ~8′ from the arch vs the original that was the factory 3′ short frame commonly seen. function go3() 2006 Sea Ray Weekend 215. The sea ray had more hull color options and the interior was laid out to more my liking but why pay over ten thousand dollars more for sea ray … Are you leaning in one direction and why? { Sea Ray, Carver, Silverton, Mainship. The bow in the C43 boasts a full two stateroom, two head layout that is rare in this class. { We looked at the Cruisers, Sea Ray, Larson, Regal, Maxum, and everyone else that put an express cruiser in that range. His brother, James Franklin Carver, was born in 1943. Senior Member . Indeed, the vast preponderance of fast boats these days are light weight, relatively flat bottomed jobs that have to stay tied to the dock when the wind blows. Carver has been in business for over 30 years and makes all their boat covers in the USA. We were looking in the 33-36 foot range. } amazon_color_logo="FFFFFF"; The Carver C43 is constructed using the “Infusion Technology” which means less weight without sacrificing strength. It also provides a greater feeling of command while running. THE SEA RAY 400 Sundancer is a mid-range sport cruiser with an enclosed main deck salon and distinctive hull windows. Offering the best selection of Sea Ray boats to choose from. Early life, 1938 - 1958. Carver Voyager 530 with Volvo 122's/610HP. The Cruisers 360 also has an additional 1/2' of beam and a slightly greater LOA than the SR 350. Based in Pulaski, Wis., the brand builds models that include sport coupes and sport bridge and flybridge yachts between 42 and 72 feet. 2011 Sea Ray 450 Sundancer. These are all nice boats, but I am not sure that I would attempt a cruise to Mexico in any of them. Not because we're interested in the higher rollers, but to see what a builder can get away with in this price range. Both have opposing seating in the salon. Entering through sliding glass doors, huge windows in the Sundancer's opulent single-level salon fill the entire area with natural lighting. Storage options in C43 also exceed expectations with plentiful storage spaces under seats, in floor of galley and more. Early life, 1938 - 1958. View Single Post 02-17-2014, 01:21 PM #27 Boattown Jim. location = document.selecter4.select4.options[document.selecter4.select4.selectedIndex].value It has been a while since I looked at it (over 5 years). Carver was born in Clatskanie, Oregon, a mill town on the Columbia River, and grew up in Yakima, Washington, the son of Ella Beatrice (née Casey) and Clevie Raymond Carver. We like the boat a lot. LOL. Join Date: Jun 2011. } Locate Sea Ray boat dealers and find your boat at Boat Trader! Being stern heavy is a function of a boat being heavy in the stern! location = document.selecter1.select1.options[document.selecter1.select1.selectedIndex].value Both Carver Yachts and Sea Ray are American made with manufacturing done in the United States. But advantage Sea Ray by having an actual dinette to the front starboard side of the salon. amazon_ad_width="728"; Join Date: Feb 2010. The Carver wins hands down from a comfort perspective. For comparison purposes, the Carver C43 boasts a dry weight of 24,150 lbs compared to the 31,391 lbs of the Sundance 400. The upper-level layout consists of facing settees to port and starboard as you enter, with a massive galley forward to port and a comfortable dinette to starboard, just behind the lower helm. amazon_ad_tag="nhknives-20"; Re: Carver Mariner 1999 vs. Santego 1999 Post by Ramsport47 » Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:24 am One thing that may interest you on differences between the two boats is: The Santego has a woodless stringer system, whereas the Mariner (in 1997 thru … function go5() Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin. SLW and pdecat, great feedback. } Carver Yachts launched the Marquis line in 2004 under the ownership of Genmar Holdings Inc. and emerged from a 2009 restructuring as Marquis Yachts. It just feels more authentic and less glitzy. When we lost it, we had planned on replacing it with another Sea Ray, till we saw the 330 at a summer boat show. The Caravelle is more of the go fast boat styling while the Sea Ray is more traditional.