Anyone know of a boat like a SeaRay 370 Venture...but affordable??

J3ffJ3ff Member Posts: 3,552 ✭✭✭✭✭
Even after boat prices crash this thing probably still will be above 100k.

https://specs.boatguideweb.com/specifications/sea_ray/sport_cruisers/370_venture/

The key things to look at.

- Hidden outboards
- Nice big table up front
- Wrap around windows
- Really cool aft bedroom. 

It seems that boats over 28/29 feet lose that table, and then it gets taken up with a useless bed (I mean how many people are actually sleeping on these boats overnight? and if they are, how many people need two queen+ size beds on their boats)... 

If I could afford it, I'd be living on one right now! Looks like such a cool bachelor pad. The outboards are just an amazing bonus! 


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  • YYZRCYYZRC Georgian BayMember Posts: 3,501 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • J3ffJ3ff Member Posts: 3,552 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thanks. I just can't stand the bed being in the bow. It's a colossal waste of space. 
  • Black_DiamondBlack_Diamond Holland, MichiganMember Posts: 5,386 ✭✭✭✭✭
    We used the v-berth and mid-cabin berth all the time when I had my 342.  Just my .02.  

    Be a long time before that SR is less than $100k though.  

    Past owner of a 2003 342FV
    PC BYC, Holland, MI
  • MarkBMarkB OntarioMember Posts: 3,871 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Did you just put "Boat" and "Affordable" in the same sentence, and it's even the subject title too??

    Boat Name: King Kong

    "Boat + Water = Fun"

  • mattiemattie Sarnia, OntarioMember Posts: 1,012 ✭✭✭✭
    Those were cool boats! Just re-read some articles on those 370's.

    25% better mpg
    Super quiet
    Shallow water/beachable
    No drive corrosion probs.

    For some reason it ended up the Delorean of Express Cruisers.



    246BR, 276BR, H310BR current
  • mattiemattie Sarnia, OntarioMember Posts: 1,012 ✭✭✭✭
    Think I only ever saw one in real life at a boat show.


    246BR, 276BR, H310BR current
  • Dream_InnDream_Inn Annapolis, MDMember, Moderator Posts: 7,093 mod
    mattie said:

    For some reason it ended up the Delorean of Express Cruisers.
    But hey, the Deloreans are back now as EVs.

    Dream 'Inn III -- 2008 400 Express

  • J3ffJ3ff Member Posts: 3,552 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 10
    mattie said:
    Those were cool boats! Just re-read some articles on those 370's.

    25% better mpg
    Super quiet
    Shallow water/beachable
    No drive corrosion probs.

    For some reason it ended up the Delorean of Express Cruisers.



    There's one for 215k... I'd say it probably would be worth it. Just look at the style of that cabin.. that bed room has so much potential.. it's not the usual boring boat bed.. it's actually got some style to it.. would be awesome to call home!
     
    Post edited by J3ff on
  • mattiemattie Sarnia, OntarioMember Posts: 1,012 ✭✭✭✭
    $215K isn't too bad - if you say it fast....



    246BR, 276BR, H310BR current
  • YYZRCYYZRC Georgian BayMember Posts: 3,501 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The layout is good if you don’t have kid(s) but the big disappointment is no shower stall. Once you have one, you will never look back. 
    2008 350 EC on Georgian Bay
  • MarkBMarkB OntarioMember Posts: 3,871 ✭✭✭✭✭
    No shower in a boat that size?? Or you mean no separate shower stall, it's integrated into the head?

    Boat Name: King Kong

    "Boat + Water = Fun"

  • randy56randy56 Newburgh INMember Posts: 3,898 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Amazing difference in the shower in the 270 vs 342. Rinker did a great job with that bathroom. 
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  • J3ffJ3ff Member Posts: 3,552 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Don't need a shower, I'll always be at a marina.. 
  • YYZRCYYZRC Georgian BayMember Posts: 3,501 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Nothing says “ladies man” like “just a minute while I run over to the communal showers and freshen up”!
    2008 350 EC on Georgian Bay
  • J3ffJ3ff Member Posts: 3,552 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 11
    lol... I've been on a 100 ft westport yacht and the shower isn't impressive :).. dont think any shower on a boat is really that good. The marina I'm at has pretty decent ones..
  • randy56randy56 Newburgh INMember Posts: 3,898 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Did not think about showers at the marina, we do not have them, nor have I ever seen shower house at a marina. guess you get your daily hike in. Seems you will be all hot and sweetie by the time you get back to the boat? I took a lot of showers in my 270 not to comfortable, but it worked. 
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  • raybo3raybo3 East Boston MAAdministrator Posts: 5,303 admin
    My shower on my 342 is awesome.......... Just say'n
    2002 342 Fiesta Vee PC Point Of Pines YC Revere MA. popyc.org     [email protected]
  • aero3113aero3113 Long Island, NYMember Posts: 7,934 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yea, wish my 330 had a separate shower.
    2008 330EC
  • J3ffJ3ff Member Posts: 3,552 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Are there any 342's with a table up front and straight inboards?? 
  • randy56randy56 Newburgh INMember Posts: 3,898 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I don't think they put a table up front, here is a boat test on 2 - 342. 

    https://www.powerandmotoryacht.com/boat-tests/rinker-fiesta-vee-342-0
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  • Michael TMichael T Member Posts: 7,202 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The shower on the EC 360 was awesome. I'm 6'6" and I had 3" above my head. I think the shower in the EC 400 was even bigger.

  • J3ffJ3ff Member Posts: 3,552 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Well even though the 370 looks like a dream florida boat.. going to expand the search a little.. while this one looks a little odd, the interior looks awesome. 

    https://www.boattrader.com/boat/2000-carver-350-mariner-8305631/
  • TonyG13TonyG13 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,023 ✭✭✭
    One of our dock neighbors has this boat, not sure it's the same year, but looks identical. It's a beautiful boat. I always admire it when we walk past it. Only thing he doesn't like is it does act like a sail in a crosswind and can be difficult to maneuver in close quarters when windy.
  • randy56randy56 Newburgh INMember Posts: 3,898 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Carver makes a good boat. I was on one once, nice. 
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  • WillhoundWillhound Lake Simcoe, Ontario, CanadaMember Posts: 3,979 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Big Carver dealer on Lake Simcoe. Tons of them around. Nice boat.
    "Knot Quite Shore" - 2000 FV270
  • IanIan Niskayuna NYMember Posts: 2,522 ✭✭✭✭
    Carvers are nice but that model got hit with the ugly stick.

    Regards,

    Ian

    The Third “B”

    Ravena Coeymans Yacht Club

    https://www.rcyachtclub.com/

  • WillhoundWillhound Lake Simcoe, Ontario, CanadaMember Posts: 3,979 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The Mariner's are odd looking, but a buddy had one and the space below is amazing.
    "Knot Quite Shore" - 2000 FV270
  • Dream_InnDream_Inn Annapolis, MDMember, Moderator Posts: 7,093 mod
    edited June 13
    Michael T said:
    The shower on the EC 360 was awesome. I'm 6'6" and I had 3" above my head. I think the shower in the EC 400 was even bigger.

    Yep, my shower is huge!  Enough space for both the admiral & me at the same time!  :D

    Dream 'Inn III -- 2008 400 Express

  • Liberty44140Liberty44140 Bay Village & Marblehead, OH.Member Posts: 3,945 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 13
    I've had two friends who had those Carver 350 Mariners. Both loved the interior space, huge, and perfect for a liveaboard like you want. Both had a lot of trouble maneuvering them though, very rarely left the dock due to high wind incidents. One added a bow thruster and a back up camera which made a big difference for him. For your liveaboard needs that would be a great boat. 

    Agree onboard shower is a game changer. We bought our 342 specifically due to separate shower. Admiral said she wouldnt use it... ended up loving it and using it every weekend. New boat has a separate shower too, we havent had to go to the bath house to shower in years. 
    07' Cruisers 390 (Previous Rinker's: 06' 342EC & 01' 310FV)

  • PickleRickPickleRick Member Posts: 3,309 ✭✭✭✭
    edited June 18
    Have you looked into any of the Bayliner motor yachts or models like the Silverton?   There's several on the east coast now in the 40 to 70k range. 


    I'm still contemplating buying a live aboard slip and putting one of those beasts down near you. 

    Only rich white women and Europeans buy Carver boats.  They also only drink clear alcohol.  Don't be a Carver owner 😂
    Post edited by PickleRick on
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