Carvers are sweet, no doubt. We are big weekend boaters and go out once a weekend every other weekend, both days each weekend in between so roughly 6 times a month. We had an old Chris Craft Stinger with twin Merc outboards and still spent $160 to $180 each day on fuel. The Merc's were first gen EFIs and just not that efficient and we liked going fast. Couple that with a bit of a run to the party island we liked to hang at with marina gas prices, it was eating us up. Expensive but sure was fun at the time.
We've since moved to another area of W/Cent Fl and new cruising grounds; the reason for looking at the Mainship. Started looking at the figures closely and they were not going to be that much different. The new party island is close to Tarpon Springs and a bit of a run for us.
After much deliberation we decided against the $1,000 a month gas bills just for entertainment purposes and are going a different route
. Hence the sub to CF, sailboating is the new us and Diesel just happens to be the fuel of choice the older, but new to us, yacht demands.
That folks want and use gas in their 30'+ cruisers or fishing
boats makes perfect sense to us, we did it for years. However, when someone asks a question about a boat like that we think they should know the ramifications if they happen to be uninformed. The true cost of any boating
can be alarming to those just getting into it.
It's all good my fellow brothers, not slamming anything or anybody.
Dang things cost money
when you use them and they cost money
when you don't use em enough!