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Old 06-10-2021, 01:30 PM
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There's one in a neighboring marina (I can't get that close) and just now I saw one in the background of a news article. They're the only examples of this design I've ever seen. Notice how the deck rises up in a hump, crowned by a sort of flying bridge.

What are they?


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06-10-2021, 02:07 PM
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Here is the sales brochure.......
Old 06-10-2021, 01:31 PM
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They sold them for several years and had a few updates along the way. Basically a large one-level cabin with raised helm. And unique looks
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A floating Dust Buster..
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Fugly.
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Carver makes very practical boats, often sacrificing classic boat looks. I'm sure some people like the look.
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The outside look I can take or leave, but I was curious about the interior. It's actually quite nice.
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Old 06-10-2021, 02:12 PM
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The outside look I can take or leave, but I was curious about the interior. It's actually quite nice.
They use some quality veneers and laminates.
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Carver? Looks more like something Hamilton-Beach would build. Sure that didn't come out of the housewares section at Walmart?
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Speaking as a 2 time Carver owner, not a fan of that style, but I like Carvers in general. I currently own the 356 and the last year or 2 that model was being built, they started building the 366 to replace it. The 356 is the more classic motor yacht style where the 366 is the more modern, Euro look. That’s why I bought the 356.
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I almost bought a carver a few years ago.. there was a design issue that kept causing motors to ingest seawater or maybe not ingest but seawater was getting as far as ruining sensors regularly... then I looked at the build quality/interior finishes/quality and it made me cringe. Low tier boat in my opinion.
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Always thought they looked like a small cruiser stuck on top of a bigger one, unique/ugly. There were 2 of them in my marina last year
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Carver makes very practical boats, often sacrificing classic boat looks. I'm sure some people like the look.
It really saddens me to have to say this, but may have to agree with you. They do pack a lot of boat into the length.
I’m glad there is more to a boat than just that though, and they certainly are not to everyone’s liking.
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I would never own one . I’m a traditionalist but I like when companies push design concepts. I think it’s a very utilitarian design with a Star Trek twist. The inside is way above average for a small cruiser
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That thing is squinting.
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What are they?
Other than ugly???? Hunter owners always say (apologetically), "Well, it's a lot of boat for the money..."

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Use the smaller version to steam wrinkles out of dress shirts.
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It's a walk around on top of a boat.

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