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Year: 1986

City: Jersey Shore, NJ

Stock: 993711

Condition: good


Propulsion: power

Price: $11,700

Listing: By Owner

Status: Available

Length: 28'

Model: Riviera

Engine hours: 232

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1986 CARVER RIVIERA 2807 AFT CABIN BOAT – FOR SALE by second owners

**Listing revised 10/18/22…More interior pictures were added.

“The Waters’ Edge” is a 1986, 28 ft. Carver Aft Cabin and it is one of the most popular and desirable boats ever built; designed as a family cruiser where there’s ample space for six or more.

This boat is known for its spaciousness and storage capacity, stability and efficient planing hull design. Her twin 260 MerCruiser engines have low hours and allow you to cruise at 1000 RPM @ 5.9 MPH to 4000 RPM @ 32 MPH; recommended cruising speed is 2800 RPM to 3000 RPM. The engines have always been in fresh water, even though they feature fresh-water and heat exchanger cooling systems. Both engines have had the fresh-water impellers replaced in the last year of cruising. Additional maintenance includes: new oil and fuel filters, new belts, spark plugs, carburetors rebuilt (tested) and the flame arrestors were cleaned. Forward, mid and aft bilge pumps were replaced.

Engine hours: Starboard – 232 hrs ……. Port-side – 221 hrs

The fuel tanks have new sending units, new fuel lines and both fuel tanks have been cleaned by a ‘fuel polishing service’ and stainless steel deck fuel-fills with new grounds were installed. Both stuffing boxes were re-graphited and adjusted. The two 12-volt batteries were installed within the last two years, as well as an on-board battery charger. The boat has been safety inspected by the Maryland Coast Guard Auxiliary.

The boat comes with original Carver, MerCruiser and much other documentation, including the as-built sheets.

There is a new, never dropped, Danforth forged aluminum anchor, rode with increment markings, ample lines and life vests w/overboard whistles, fore, mid and aft fire extinguishers, a Halon fire suppression system in the engine compartment and clean holding-tank.


Garmin 225 Color Chartplotter with full documentation
Garmin 125 Monochrome Chart plotter (additional back-up, stored in aft cabin)…..Both GPSs have VA to NY navigation map-chip (Chesapeake Bay, et al).
Lowrance X65 sonar
Ritchie main compass; Aqua Meter auxiliary compass
Sea Ranger (new) radio w/submersible microphone

All pilot deck-deck cushions have been re-upholstered, including color coordinated carpets. All port lights and forward hatches were replaced. May need new canvas top, bottom cleaned and zincs.

Factory Specifications and Amenities:
Length: 28’ 7” ….. Beam: 11’ 1” ….. Draft : 34”

Displacement: 8900 lbs

Engines: Two 260 MerCruiser, tuned and rebuilt carburetors by Quimbys in Easton, Maryland, cleaned flame arrestors

Water System: 52 gal (hot and cold)

Fuel System: 160 gal (80 gal x 2)

Sleeping Capacity: 6-7

Forward cabin: New (never used) head, shower, wash basin and storage cabinetry

2 Tables in forward cabin and pilot deck lower and convert to form beds

Aft Cabin with 2 twin beds, wash basin and storage cabinetry

Ship-to-shore radio, plus spare ship-to-shore radio stored in aft cabin

Galley: Multi-fuel and electric cooking, toaster oven, refrigerator, sink

Hull Number: CDRJ0045L586

PRICE: – “AS IS” or “BEST OFFER”. Sale is “AS IS – WHERE IS”…in Cambridge, Maryland.

This boat, "The Waters’ Edge", is being sold in "AS IS condition" and is priced based on its current condition. It needs exterior and bottom cleaning and probably new canvas top (buyer’s decision). When last run it cruised smoothly. It has already been winterized, so the engines cannot be started until AFTER the sale by the new owner. Our price reflects these conditions. A recent Google search for 1986 Carver Riviera boats showed that prices vary considerably…we saw ads for and !

Our Carver is a classy boat that needs some TLC to bring it back to its prime condition. This is a great $$ deal. The title is "Free and Clear".

We are located in Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia. We would need to make arrangements to meet in Cambridge, Maryland to show the boat…if you are seriously interested.

Also for sale: Set of new Carver bronze 18" X 20" propellers (CCW and CW rotation)–

We are the second owners of this great boat. It has been cared for and maintained by its owners, as well as Oxford Boat Yard and Yacht Maintenance Co.

Are you thinking of moving up to a safe, classy boat where your family and friends can have fun cruising in this spacious yacht?…then this is the boat for you!!


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