{ 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? Since I don't anticipate ever cruising to Mexico, at least with my current wife, I don't see the need to invest in a boat that 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. 2015 Carver C37. View Single Post 02-17-2014, 01:21 PM #27 Boattown Jim. amazon_ad_width="728"; Contact. 1997 Sea Ray 370 Aft Cabin There is a lot to like about this Sea Ray 370 ACMY! The master stateroom comes with a generous 6’8” of headroom. YachtWorld currently has 2,767 Sea Ray yachts for sale, including 598 new vessels and 2,169 used yachts, listed by experienced boat and yacht dealers mainly in the following countries: United States, Canada, Spain, United Kingdom and Mexico. I appreciated the excellent line of sight from the helm seat. location = document.selecter2.select2.options[document.selecter2.select2.selectedIndex].value THE SEA RAY 400 Sundancer is a mid-range sport cruiser with an enclosed main deck salon and distinctive hull windows. Quick brain buster for you guys. Locate Carver boat dealers and find your boat at Boat Trader! Entering through sliding glass doors, huge windows in the Sundancer's opulent single-level salon fill the entire area with natural lighting. Carver yachts have developed a reputation for spacious interiors, and the new C43 Coupe is no exception. To all...we sell alot of boats (Cruisers and Carvers) with the Volvo electronic controls. 2015 Sea Ray SDX Outboard 2015 Sea Ray SDX with 300 Mercury Verado Pro 4-stroke V6 Outboard. I have had 3 Sea Rays and a Carver. 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 … Out of the two I would choose the Sea Ray. You inferred that. I don't think anyone suggested that it was a function of a brand...? Absolutely excellent handling, fuel … Both have opposing seating in the salon. Due to these advanced construction techniques, fuel efficiency increases while ensuring high performance. The Cruisers 360 also has an additional 1/2' of beam and a slightly greater LOA than the SR 350. Early life, 1938 - 1958. Greg I think you will love the layout of the 4270! 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 … What an incredible layout. It was a really nice boat and we were happy with it. Sea Ray overview. 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. Based in Pulaski, Wis., the brand builds models that include sport coupes and sport bridge and flybridge yachts between 42 and 72 feet. Contact. Carver has been in business for over 30 years and makes all their boat covers in the USA. } I think either would work for me on the long island/block island sound. I beg to differ David. We always said we would buy another Sea Ray, but... generally SR have poity bows compared to cruisers. location = document.selecter6.select6.options[document.selecter6.select6.selectedIndex].value On SavvyBoater.com we carry both Carver and Westland boat covers. remove; Other years: Other years: ... Sea Ray Sundancer 350; Now, when a builder enters the larger boat market, particularly with boats priced well over 1/4 million, that attracts our interest. His brother, James Franklin Carver, was born in 1943. { The Sea Ray brand itself is quality built. Find Sea Ray 350 Express Cruiser boats for sale near you, including boat prices, photos, and more. Comment. Their selection ranges from custom fit, styled-to-fit, flex-fit, pontoon covers, specialty covers, and personal watercraft covers. We carry pontoon boats, cruisers, wakeboard boats, ski boats, jet skis, houseboats and sailboats. 1997 Sea Ray 370 Aft Cabin $15,000.00 PRICE REDUCTION. { amazon_ad_link_target="new"; The classic axe bow and high freeboard not only provide exceptional performance and seakeeping, but you can also expect plentiful interior space. 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. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Posts: 31 Likes: 0 Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts Lots of interesting comments here. } The Sea Ray appeared to be a quality boat, which its reputation says it is. { See Our Boat and Yacht Inventory: http://bit.ly/2LBhJNbForget what you think you know about cruisers. Sea Ray is a classic yacht builder in the boating world. the sea ray is a much heavier and less fuel efficient boat. 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 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. Lyndon670 Admiral Posts: 657 Joined: Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:35 am Vessel Info: 2000 Carver 506 Volvo TAMD74EDC Location: Georgian Bay Has thanked: 124 times { And, SLW, RBM has problems with EVERYTHING he buys!!! I'll spare everyone our particular list, but it's an important step to prioritizing what's important (based on your expected use). I own a Sea Ray Sundancer however being close to where Cruisers are made, Oconto, WI, there are many Cruisers in this area. Being stern heavy is a function of a boat being heavy in the stern! Let our years of experience help if you on your next boat purchase. Actually the 3470 became the 340 for the 2004 model year. 2011 Sea Ray 450 Sundancer. Posts: 5,955 Likes: 34 Received 3,262 Likes on 1,426 Posts I had 4 SR's in row. Brunswick Corp. today announced it has ended the sale process for its Sea Ray business, including the Meridian brand. Carver Yachts launched the Marquis line in 2004 under the ownership of Genmar Holdings Inc. and emerged from a 2009 restructuring as Marquis Yachts. 2012 Carver 46 Voyager. Search Results Stevens Marine, Inc. Michigan City, IN (219) 872-7040 Boat reviews - These are reviews, not surveys, and bear no resemblance to our survey reports. How do these options compare? Carver has been in business for over 30 years and makes all their boat covers in the USA. I tend to like rounded corners vs square corners, which the Sea Ray has. 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. On SavvyBoater.com we carry both Carver and Westland boat covers. } It also provides a greater feeling of command while running. Carver C34 Command Bridge Motor Yacht: Meat and Potatoes. Thread: Carver vs Silverton vs Sea Ray vs Cruiser. Locate Carver boat dealers and find your boat at Boat Trader! Just a few months after the first boat in a brand-new series came off the line, this builder is announcing the debut of the C40. } Sea Ray offers this model in two versions: The L650 Fly with flybridge, or the L650 with an electrically operated sunroof instead. Member . Find yours today. The Carver C43 is constructed using the “Infusion Technology” which means less weight without sacrificing strength. Find Sea Ray 370 Aft Cabin boats for sale in your area & across the world on YachtWorld. Let’s dive into some specifics…. Thread: Carver vs Silverton vs Sea Ray vs Cruiser. Having owned one for 2+ years now and having other similar brands around us I see nothing about our Sea Ray that is the best of the best that warrants the additional $$$ you pay for a Sea Ray. Find Carver boats for sale near you, including boat prices, photos, and more. { Offering the best selection of Sea Ray boats to choose from. 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? The quality of the 330 is so much better that we didn't even consider the Sea Ray again after seeing the 330. 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. Top. The Sea Ray brand accounted for approximately 23 percent of MarineMax’s fiscal 2017 revenue, according to a statement MarineMax issued on Monday. The boat before my 330 was a '06 280 Sea Ray. It starts up top, where I practiced all those joystick maneuvers. amazon_ad_tag="nhknives-20"; if (document.selecter3.select3.options[document.selecter3.select3.selectedIndex].value != "none") { You can see what I mean by taking the Sea Ray 400 Sedan Bridge for a … Find Carver 350 Mariner boats for sale near you, including boat prices, photos, and more. Carver boat covers are available in three categories to give the boat owner a balance between perfect fit and perfect price, Custom-Fit, Styled-to-Fit and Flex-Fit.Each category of boat cover is available in a selection of carefully engineered fabrics to provide you with choices that are right for you and best for your 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. { Not to mention that I've heard so many Sea Ray horror stories, while I hear overwhelmingly great feedback from Cruisers owners in general regarding their boats, their dealers and the manufacturer's support after sale... Joe...it would be a 3470/340 Express depending on year. { We like the side gunnels offered by our Sea Ray but see the advantage to a walk thru windshield. 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. What is the price point? remove. Cruise was a very respectable 22 knots at 2,200 rpm. We too like the gunnels on the Sea Ray. } I think straight drives put the engines and their weight forward which improves handling IMO. { amazon_color_border="206BA2"; Reviews / Flybridge. low interest extended term financing available -- call or email our sales office for details. We like the side gunnels offered by our Sea Ray but see the advantage to a walk thru windshield. Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin. amazon_ad_height="90"; Sea Ray 230 Weekender Cuddy . function go1() Posts: 31 Likes: 0 Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts Lots of interesting comments here. But advantage Sea Ray by having an actual dinette to the front starboard side of the salon. location = document.selecter4.select4.options[document.selecter4.select4.selectedIndex].value It's noticable to us when on their Cruiser. Losing the wide side gunnels does add a lot of extra width in the cabin and the cockpit though. MarineMax is the largest retailer of Sea Ray boats in the world, historically representing over 50 percent of Sea Ray’s worldwide sales. Sea Ray is the world's largest boat manufacturer of superior quality yachts, sport boats, bowriders, cabin cruisers, deck boats and more. Both boats are equip with the same electronics and motor(s) and both are in used condition. Entering through sliding glass doors, huge windows in the Sundancer's opulent single-level salon fill the entire area with natural lighting. …Read More. These are all nice boats, but I am not sure that I would attempt a cruise to Mexico in any of them. 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. 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. The Carver 560 Voyager makes the case for skipping ahead on your next upgrade. We were looking in the 33-36 foot range. Some use to be built in Navassa, N.C, not anymore. I tend to like rounded corners vs square corners, which the Sea Ray has. Carver Yachts is a luxury yachts manufacturer of sport coupes and command bridge yachts. Are you leaning in one direction and why? Buyers often compare the C43 against new Sea Ray Sundancer 400 and Prestige 420 S models. location = document.selecter1.select1.options[document.selecter1.select1.selectedIndex].value Equipped with a complete array of quality electronics, great power, and an accommodating … { Carver Voyager 530 with Volvo 122's/610HP. Please note that the purpose of these reviews is educational, to help you discern the differences in quality among boats generally. A 2000 Sea Ray 460 is listing for $300,000 while a 2000 Cruisers 4270 is listing for $200K - $250K. if (document.selecter1.select1.options[document.selecter1.select1.selectedIndex].value != "none") I am a former Sea Ray owner (still a huge fan of the brand) who spends a lot of time boating with Cruisers owners. When we lost it, we had planned on replacing it with another Sea Ray, till we saw the 330 at a summer boat show. I called him, neither he nor I have ever heard of a Sea Ray and a Tiara in the running against each other. Join Date: Jun 2011. amazon_ad_tag="boatfixnet-20"; Prestige Yachts is a French company with manufacturing done overseas. It just feels more authentic and less glitzy. This testing, they say, allowed them to optimize the location of the longitudinal center of gravity, or the pivot point … amazon_ad_title="Hunting and Fishing"; //--> Storage options in C43 also exceed expectations with plentiful storage spaces under seats, in floor of galley and more. For comparison purposes, the Carver C43 boasts a dry weight of 24,150 lbs compared to the 31,391 lbs of the Sundance 400. } i am actively looking in the 40' range and considering the sea ray fly and carver 40'ers. I didn't imply that SeaRay was the only guilty mfr. Join Date: Feb 2010. Carver 450 Voyager (Not in Production) 2 x 480-hp Cummins 480C-E inboard diesels 2006 Sea Ray Weekend 215. I much preferred the layout of the 341, especially the bridge. amazon_ad_logo="hide"; function go3() 1989. It has been a while since I looked at it (over 5 years). Bayliner is owned by Sea Ray now and is their bottom level pleasure boat line. With Cat Diesels, a bow-thruster, and freshwater history, this Sea Ray is ready to cruise. Early life, 1938 - 1958. 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. Pleasant Harbor Sales carries a nice selection of preowned boats and RVs including; Sea Ray, Chaparral, Rinker, Malibu, Maxum, Sleekcraft, Cobalt, Mastercraft and Carver. Standard power on the Carver 530 Voyager was a pair of 450-horsepower Cummins 6CTA diesel inboards, which generated a cruising speed of 23.5 MPH and a top end of 27 MPH. We spent a full year looking for our first 'big' boat. 1999 carver 450 voyager pilothouse (original owner) tastefully updated and well cared for this 1999 carver 450 voyager offers an excellent consideration -- please see full specs for complete listing details. a long narrow bow adds to marketing lenght but it is interior volume that you use. Sea Ray is the world's largest boat manufacturer of superior quality yachts, sport boats, bowriders, cabin cruisers, deck boats and more. 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 … WHEW! Join Date: Feb 2010. I LOVE them...once you get used to the light touch and slight delay, they are wonderful...recommmended even. 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. What is the price point? SLW and pdecat, great feedback. amazon_color_border="206BA2"; Whitby, Ontario. } With excellent marketing and an aggressive distribution channel, Sea Ray flourished in the mid-to-late 1990's into the early 2000's consistently out-selling competitive brands in their class like Carver, Regal Boats, and others. Member . We like the boat a lot. Sea Ray has mastered the art of building boats that maximize enjoyment time, and the 450 Sedan Bridge is no exception. It has been a while since I looked at it (over 5 years). LOL. The materials and fit and finish, except for the canvas, looked good. Sea Ray 390 Express Cruiser . amazon_color_logo="FFFFFF"; If the sea conditions in your area area always calm with rarely 3 foot seas, then you'll have no complaints about the Sea Ray. function go6() Losing the wide side gunnels does add a lot of extra width in the cabin and the cockpit though. The Sea Ray brand accounted for approximately 23 percent of MarineMax’s fiscal 2017 revenue, according to a statement MarineMax issued on Monday. Carver Yachts launched the Marquis line in 2004 under the ownership of Genmar Holdings Inc. and emerged from a 2009 restructuring as Marquis Yachts. © All Rights Reverved Tom George Yacht Group. Thread: Carver vs Silverton vs Sea Ray vs Cruiser. 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 Carver Yachts and Sea Ray are American made with manufacturing done in the United States. During its production run, Sea Ray produced a large numberof 400 Sedan Bridges so finding a boat for you should not pose a problem. } Not because we're interested in the higher rollers, but to see what a builder can get away with in this price range. $59,900 Seller Swans Yacht Sales - Whitby - Head Office 20. 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. Get the cover and fit you want. I have had 3 Sea Rays and a Carver. Awesome job guys! Then came the Great Recession in 2008 which decimated the marine industry by more than 60%. Their selection ranges from custom fit, styled-to-fit, flex-fit, pontoon covers, specialty covers, and personal watercraft covers. $16,500 Seller POP Yachts 24. } 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. I did look at a 36 Sea Ray in Lake Travis TX. What engines are in these? if (document.selecter4.select4.options[document.selecter4.select4.selectedIndex].value != "none") RO# 17844. View Single Post 02-17-2014, 01:21 PM #27 Boattown Jim. It's noticable to us when on their Cruiser. Customers often ask what the major differences are between the two manufacturers. I have spent a lot of time on their boats and the quality has always impressed me. Looked at a 2000 4270 yesterday and all we can say is WOW!. ... 1995 Carver 325 1999 Four Winns 268 1999 Four Winns 225 1996 Rinker 180 #2010 - 02/06/03 03:48 AM Re: Tiara Open 31' vs. Sea Ray Amberjack 34' Locate Sea Ray boat dealers and find your boat at Boat Trader! } The bow in the C43 boasts a full two stateroom, two head layout that is rare in this class. The Caravelle is more of the go fast boat styling while the Sea Ray is more traditional. In general terms, I like the fit and finish on Cruisers generally better than on Sea Rays. This Carver Yacht is SeaDeked in Faux Teak Titanium (Storm gray over Black). Locate Carver boat dealers and find your boat at Boat Trader! 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. Sea Ray, Carver, Silverton, Mainship. (Sort of like wondering if you could sell a Rolls Royce with plastic bumpers.) if (document.selecter6.select6.options[document.selecter6.select6.selectedIndex].value != "none") The Navassa plant built more of the Rampage line of boats then Cruisers. Out of the two I would choose the Sea Ray. if (document.selecter2.select2.options[document.selecter2.select2.selectedIndex].value != "none") SEA RAY 400 SEDAN BRIDGE: WHEN POSSESSION BECOMES AN OBSESSION.... A flying bridge increases a boat's living space. The Carver wins hands down from a comfort perspective. function go4() amazon_ad_logo="hide";