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Mariner

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Mariner

Postby Ramsport47 » November 16th, 2013, 7:57 am

For the first time since the late 1960's or early 1970's there is no Mariner model in Carver's line up. Now, I don't think I'll ever be in the market for one, but, I'm surprised that Carver saw fit to abandon a model that has been so instrumental in their success and survival. Admittedly, it was long in tooth, but instead of (or in addition to) the C34, I believe they should (have) designed a new 32 -35 Mariner. These are the boats that saved Carver from extinction in the past. Why would you abandon that heritage? :banghead:
Kenny
1998 Carver 310 Santego
T-Merc 350 Mag MPI (300hp)
Port: Cedar Point Marina, Sandusky, Ohio

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Re: Mariner

Postby Ramsport47 » November 16th, 2013, 9:15 am

Okay...after some research, the 33 Mariner came out in 1975. The 28 Mariner came out 1971. That's a lot of history to let go.
Kenny
1998 Carver 310 Santego
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Re: Mariner

Postby waybomb » November 16th, 2013, 2:17 pm

I think all the boat manufacturers must scale back on offerings. I own a Mariner, love the layout, but I do not believe I've ever liked the looks of any of them. I can see why they went with the C models - roomy and not bad looking.

Have you seen the prices on these things? Yikes!
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Fred
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1969 Glaspar Avalon /1969 Johnson Electromatic 85
1987 Carver Mariner
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Re: Mariner

Postby Seif911 » November 17th, 2013, 7:49 am

I feel a little sad that they no longer carry a mariner. :(. Maybe in 30 years I can afford the C34, if I'm still alive and kickin. The price is definitely up there. Just depends on your use. I have too many other hobby's to invest all in the one.
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24' Chrysler Cruiseliner III (Lonestar), 120 HP, Aluminum Hull, Cabin, 1968
33' Carver Mariner, fiberglass hull, 520 HP, Yacht, 1977
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Re: Mariner

Postby waybomb » November 17th, 2013, 8:02 am

When we find a fixer upper 4207 with diesels, you can buy my 3697!
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1969 Glaspar Avalon /1969 Johnson Electromatic 85
1987 Carver Mariner
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Re: Mariner

Postby Seif911 » November 17th, 2013, 8:28 am

Going to diesel....that would be nice. We always attempt to get diesels for vehicles though the price does not always permit it. Our 15 passenger van has ~310,000 miles, 7.3 power stroke, and it is one of our best running vehicles, along with our Prius.

We did consider a Albin Aft cabin with a single diesel, but I think that would be a downgrade from our Mariner :(

Good luck! We'll have to meet up one of these days on the Lake.
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Steve

22' Godfrey Hurricane Fun Deck, Fiberglass hull, 175 HP, Deck boat
24' Chrysler Cruiseliner III (Lonestar), 120 HP, Aluminum Hull, Cabin, 1968
33' Carver Mariner, fiberglass hull, 520 HP, Yacht, 1977
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Re: Mariner

Postby Maid_In_Voyage » March 13th, 2017, 7:26 pm

My starter boat is a 1990 Mariner 28. I LOVE it. Easy boat to learn on.
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Re: Mariner

Postby feeez » March 13th, 2017, 11:47 pm

Agree X10...... I don't think you will find a better use of 35ft. Clearly best in class.

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Re: Mariner

Postby denpooch » April 10th, 2017, 8:40 am

I just posted this on another thread but think this might be a more appropriate place for response.

Hello to all Mariner owners.
I am about to purchase a 2005 vintage 360 and would appreciate any/all feedback on owning a Mariner.
Seems to be the right boat for our needs but would love to hear from folks with direct experience.
The company itself seems to be very responsive to my inquiries and has been helpful in answering questions and providing information, so I am comfortable with that aspect of the purchase.
However, I would love any feedback that you can provide both good and bad.
Many thanks,
Dennis
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Re: Mariner

Postby Endless » January 12th, 2018, 4:20 pm

We have had our 1997 Mariner for 20 Seasons, love the boat accommodates a lot of guests and has plenty of room. The wife liked it the first time we saw it. The rest is history. I personally like the wide gunnels, front seat and low number of steps going up or down. Not to mention great visibility forward. Only complaint is visibility from the bridge port aft is obstructed when stern-ing in to dock. Corrected that with a flag mast that is visible from the bridge. The open cockpit is nice to enjoy the outdoors with a couple of deck chairs.

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