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2003 Carver 396 Aft Cabin MY

Rock Hall, Maryland


Party Central

we can say thank you to Carver Yachts for this wonderful popular design and also to the current owners for their meticulous care.  Party Central is ready to go and meets the needs of seasonal use, liveaboard seekers and year 'round cruisers. 

2 Staterooms.  2 Heads both with enclosed showers. Extremely spacious Salon. Upgraded Dimmable colored lights throughout interior and exterior. Newer complete canvas, custom installed Fall of 2019. This boat has been professionally maintained and lightly used.


Harbour Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by S&J Yachts.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Party Central
Make: Carver
Model: 396 Aft Cabin MY
Year: 2003
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: ABC123456789
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 39 ft / 11.89 m
Length Overall: 40'7 ft / 12.37 m
Beam: 13'11 ft / 4.24 m
Dry Weight: 29,500 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: 8.1
  • Fuel: Unleaded
  • Engine Power: 375hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 815
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: 8.1
  • Engine Power: 375hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 685
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 750hp


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 330 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 90 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 72 gal


Heads Count: 2
Boat Class: Cruisers, Aft Cabin


Party Central is :

  • In ready to cruise condition and checks all the boxes for weekending, day trips, at anchor and extended living
  • Meticulous Condition
  • Offers unmatched space, comfort, luxury and seakeeping
  • Extremely spacious salon
  • Special color lights thoughout the vessel
  • Provides ample storage, living, entertaining and navigation station bridge
  • Full canvas and eisenglass enclosure
  • (2) Staterooms
  • (2) Heads
  • So very nautical and stylish with gorgeous cherry cabinetry, beautiful fabrics and leather 

As you take a look at the beautiful modern Carver 396, you will get a feeling that she will deliver.  Step on the welcoming boarding and swim platform and you'll know your safety and pleasure anticipation is answered.  Up to and enter the aft deck and you go AAhhh and feel immediately at home.

The aft deck offers you an entertainment area, cocktail and dining space and seating. You may take your choice from there : 1) Up to the bridge and helm or 2) The beautiful interior, salon, galley, (2)staterooms and (2) heads.

Up to the bridge and helm is breathtaking and peace of mind.  Your command center that satisfies your navigation and view expectations while offering another entertainment space when at anchor or berth.

Down to the beautiful interior.  Entering the salon there are two opposing spacious comfortable leather seating areas.  The gourmet galley is to port.  To starboard is a dinette with seating.

There are TWO STATEROOMS : The forward stateroom beckons you for a restful time with spacious berth that is athwarthships. The aft stateroom is larger and more comfortable than most vessels of this length or larger.   

There are TWO HEADS:  Access from salon and ensuite in forward stateroom.  Access is private in the aft stateroom.

Electronics, Navigation & Entertainment at Bridge
  • Raymarine RL80C Chart Plotter Multi and Display
  • Raymarine ST60
  • West Marine VHF
  • Ritchie Compass
  • Bow Thruster Contol
  • Fireboy Engine Shut Down System
  • Jabsco Search Light
  • Clarion Stereo System
Bridge, Deck & Hull
  • Navigation and Helm
  • Seating and Entertaining at Navigation and Helm
  • Maxwell Windlass and anchorage package
  • Sundeck 
  • Stainless Steel Rails 
  • Spacious Swim Platform
  • Bow Thruster
  • Full Canvas
Canvas & Enclosure

Nice and newer custom canvas made in the fall of 2019.  Maintained and in excellent condition.

  • Samsung Microwave
  • (3) Burner Electric Princess stove
  • Nova Kool Refrigeration/Freezer
  • Black & Decker Coffee maker
  • (2) Stainless Steel sinks
  • Ample counter, preparation and storage space
  • Cream Leather Seating Areas
  • Cream Carpet
  • Dinette with seating
  • AC/DC Panel
  • Panasonic TV in Cabinet
  • Clarion M5675 Disc, AM/FM/Stereo
  • Flexvision DVD
  • Dimmable Beautiful Blue lighting for relaxation and entertaining
Electrical, Mechanic, Plumbing
  • Kohler Generator
  • Marineaid Air with Reverse Cycle Heat
  • Hot Water Heater
  • (2) Battery Chargers
  • VacuFlush Heads
Carver Yachts History

As Appearing in Wikipedia :

Carver Yachts was founded in 1954 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin when Charles "Charlie" Carter and George Verhagen started building mahogany runabouts in a factory on South 27th. The popular myth that they started building boats in the backyard garage is not true. They were both long time marine industry people that decided to build boats rather than sell them through Carter's two marine dealerships in Green Bay and the Fox Valley.[2] The pair later sold the business in 1963 to business partners Walter "Wally" Markham and Glen Nordin, both of whom had worked for Cruisers Yachts of Oconto, Wisconsin. Under their leadership the then-called Carver Boat Corporation transitioned to fiberglass based construction and expanded from a regional boat builder to an international company with worldwide sales.[3][4]

In 2004 Carver started the Marquis Yachts line, which began with the 59 and 65 Motor Yachts. Over 100 of the 65 Motor Yachts were built from 2005 to 2008 in Pulaski, Wisconsin.

Carver was acquired by Marquis-Larson boat group.

Carver Manufacturer Provided Description

The updated raised walk-deck design has allowed design changes that give the Carver 396 Motor Yacht a wider cabin - much roomier than one would expect.  Adding to its appeal, the cabin living space has been combined into a spacious, open "great room" with plenty of salon seating and space for all sorts of extra amenities, like an end table, TV, and VCR. Two luxurious staterooms and two head compartments provide welcome privacy with the master head compartment providing separate head and shower compartments. Superb entertainment possibilities can be found everywhere, from the spacious cabin to the roomy bridge with its wet bar and L-shaped lounge - and the aft deck is no exception. Its integral bridge stairway and side deck wing doors provide convenient access, and the integral boarding platform with aft deck stairway and retractable boarding ladder make boarding easier.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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