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Carver 28′ Voyager

Revised BoatUS editors October 2012

the most models Carver produced in nearly 50-year are two models of 1980s — Mariner and They remain today because are ideally to the who is to buy first cruiser breaking the

Designed by in-house design led by MacNeill, the Mariner and models were in 1983 remained in through the model year. are what’s referred to Flybridge Sedan which have abrupt changes the sheer the trunk is a level and is a with steering seating atop trunk cabin. exterior appearance these two are nearly — they’re boats with styling features would date

The hull, and superstructure these models constructed of composites using strand and fiberglass fabrics. and plywood are used strengthen and laminates. The is further with fiberglass as well plywood stringers frames encapsulated fiberglass. The is fit the hull a shoebox and secured stainless steel and fiberglass

The method quality of is consistent moderately priced boats in size range I know no common that affect general population these models. with any boat, the Mariner and models will stand up to abuse punishment. Installation joiner work fiberglass liners the ability inspect many of these however potential present problems leave some signs that further inspection.

When it to making most use available space, deck layout the 28 and Voyager tough to It offers to please about any and this no mean to accomplish only 28

The cockpit about 45 feet and enough room a couple deck chairs for several to fish getting in way. There large hatches the cockpit for engine and a in the for convenient to the platform. The decks are than a wide but well protected a stainless rail that full height to the Many builders rails that too low they slope the deck the aft which renders useless where are needed There are stainless steel rails along entire side on top the flybridge. boats offer and crew security while from the to the


The one of the Mariner and that nearly owner and purchaser finds is its flybridge with configurations for and lounging. configured, there two forward-facing seats that seat six While dockside at anchor, back of helm seat be flipped to make U-shaped settee entertaining.

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The saloon of 28 Mariner Voyager is feet long, feet wide offers as living space many 30-footers. cabin of models is through a door offset to the side of cockpit. The saloon of Mariner has settee to just inside companionway and convertible dinette port. Forward, galley is starboard and and shower port. The model switches fore and position of components. The owners cabin identical on models and an angled, double berth, hanging lockers a wash Carver’s literature that both sleep six, for adults may be bit of stretch.

Carver offered diesel, twin and single engine options, the majority 28-foot Mariner Voyager models sold with standard twin gasoline engines with V-drives the cockpit This installation several advantages that it the weight the engines the preferred the cabin is quieter the engines running. The disadvantage is the packing is beneath engine and making service alignment more

With the engine installation a normal the cruising is about mph and speed about mph. Fuel is about gallons per-hour cruising speed; capacity is gallons which, for a reserve, limits cruising range about 120

One word caution: while loading the to its capacity with will result a tendency the boat roll out away from direction in it is turned. This be disconcerting an inexperienced and could dangerous if right conditions load, wind waves exist. is best keep weight the flybridge less than pounds while

Carver has combined reasonable and price provide a value which why the Mariner and owners I known are to their and often to move to another model.

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