Ugly Boats

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  1. DarkJester

    DarkJester Active Member

    188
    Jul 26, 2011
    North Alabama, Guntersville lake, Tennessee River
    2011 270 SLX
    Merc 8.2 MAG Bravo III
    While I have not seen any ugly boats on CSR, I have seen some on the Lake/River where I live. That said, I am a firm believer in "Beauty is in the eye of the Boat Owner", and in reality there are no ugly boats. Except Pontoons, and house boats, but that's a personal thing.
    Do you have pics of Ugly Boats? Is there one in particular you see every time you go out on your boat that just makes you cringe? Is there a certain brand or style that just makes your inner boat guy say ewww...?
    So post them up! I'm going to take some pics this weekend, you guys do the same. Let's balance the beautiful with the Ugly. Bring us your tattered, your torn, those ugly paint jobs.
     
  2. Jeff42899

    Jeff42899 Member

    84
    Jun 23, 2018
    Lake Erie Islands
    1999 340 Sundancer
    Twin 7.4 Horizon
    Carver Mariner. To me it looks like Shamu. I will say though, the interior on those are amazing given the size of the boat. Maybe that's the issue... The hull might be designed around the cabin. I pass two on the way out of the marina. Ugh. Pics soon!
     
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  3. b_arrington

    b_arrington Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    996
    Feb 21, 2007
    Setauket, NY
    2018 Back Cove 34
    Cummins QSB 6.7 480
    There is a red Donzi Sport Deck I see all the time. I get the concept - kind of a monohull pontoon boat. But somehow it it just looks....wrong. From every angle, just wrong.

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  4. b_arrington

    b_arrington Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    996
    Feb 21, 2007
    Setauket, NY
    2018 Back Cove 34
    Cummins QSB 6.7 480
    Yep, I was thinking that one too. The sloping nose is not pretty.

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  5. ENstig8or

    ENstig8or Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    107
    Jun 4, 2013
    New Jersey
    2003 Sea Ray 450 Express Bridge.....

    2016 Sea Ray 21 SPX BR
    Cummins 480CE (450)
    Mercruiser 4.3L (21 SPX)
    Exactly! Especially the model around 1999. I always said it looked like the head of a white Bull Terrier.
    I am not meaning to disparage Bull Terriers. It is a unique good look on a dog, but not a boat.

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  6. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    I’m with you! I find Carvers in general to be less appealing visually than a lot of other brands but they do seem to make the most of interior space.
     
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  7. hillsideshortleg

    hillsideshortleg Active Member

    201
    Feb 5, 2012
    Lake Pend Orielle, Idaho
    89 Sea Ray 280 Sundancer
    2 350's Mercruiser drives
    Well I sure feel more secure about my taste. The newer Carver boats are a miss in my book.
     
  8. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    Hmm....the current Sea Ray Sport Yacht/Sundancer line is anything but appealing to me. That swept full windsheild into the nearly full length hardtop....yuck. Maybe it looks okay on the 520. But that 400/460....no way.
     
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  9. b_arrington

    b_arrington Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    996
    Feb 21, 2007
    Setauket, NY
    2018 Back Cove 34
    Cummins QSB 6.7 480
    I think the current Carver design is a vast improvement over the older design. I'm not sure I like it, but I would not call it ugly. It is visually striking.
     
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  10. Adefelice

    Adefelice Member GOLD Sponsor

    72
    Jul 18, 2012
    CT River
    01 Wellcraft 3700 Martinique, Mercury RIB with 8hp Yamaha 2 stroke.
    Twin 454 7.4 MPI Horizon
    I agree, older model carvers do nothing for me. However, the newer style looks slick.
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  11. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
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    IMG_4230.JPG I wish I had taken a picture of a house boat on our lake a few years back. It was named "The Seven Ugly Sisters". The name described it.
     
  12. Espos4

    Espos4 Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2017
    Long Island NY
    2007 240 Sundeck
    350 MAG Bravo 3 W/DTS

    I can’t say for sure, but maybe this one is upside down on the trailer?!?!

    Even if you flipped it over it would look the same!
     
  13. susanandlance

    susanandlance Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Feb 10, 2011
    Florida
    2007 Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercruisers
    YUCK!!!!!
     
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  14. susanandlance

    susanandlance Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Feb 10, 2011
    Florida
    2007 Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercruisers
    Quint has a sweet 330 Carver!!! I stand corrected, his Silverton 330 is very nice!!
     
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  15. b_arrington

    b_arrington Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    996
    Feb 21, 2007
    Setauket, NY
    2018 Back Cove 34
    Cummins QSB 6.7 480
    I think the current Carver design is a vast improvement over the older design. I'm not sure I like it, but I would not call it ugly. It is visually striking.
     
  16. Jeff42899

    Jeff42899 Member

    84
    Jun 23, 2018
    Lake Erie Islands
    1999 340 Sundancer
    Twin 7.4 Horizon
    Isn't it a Silverton??
     
  17. WV 320 Dancer

    WV 320 Dancer Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    694
    Oct 28, 2018
    2003 Sea Ray Sundancer 320
    Twin 350 MAG - V Drive
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    So the folks we bought our 320 from this is what they replaced it with....
     
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  18. domer94

    domer94 Active Member

    196
    May 14, 2017
    norther NJ
    1995 330da
    twin 454 inboard v drives
    we called that design group the "bleach bottle". there were a few others like it of different sizes that had the same oddly placed windows. I guess they were desperate to get out of the cave. those do have some comfy interior features, but I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder
     
  19. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    Looks a bit like an old style orthopedic shoe.
     
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  20. Tonka Boater

    Tonka Boater Active Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Wayzata, MN
    1997 232 BR
    502 MAG, Bravo I
    Correct, Quint's is a Silverton 330 so let the Carver hating continue!
     
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