We Specialize in Fresh Water Boats

Power Boats For Sale

Sailboats For Sale

Why use FreshWaterBoats?

Meet the Brokers


Sellers Only 5% Commission

We SELL & Ship Fresh Water Boats "WORLDWIDE"

List My Boat

Co-Brokerage Policy

Career in Yacht Sales

Great Lakes Boat Haulers

Contact US


We Specialize in Fresh Water Boats image

Only 5%
(Click Here)

We Gladly Co-Broke With Other Brokers
(Click Here)

(Click Here)



Three key factors cause the majority of the wear and tear on most boats.
They are saltwater, sun and usage.

(1) Inland boats sit in fresh water, not in corrosive salt water. The salt is in the air and corrodes everything.
(2) The further north you go, the less intense the sun, and hence, the less intense the amount of sun fade on the gelcoat and canvas.
(3)Finally and most importantly is the length of the boating season. In the northern part of country the boating season is very short only 3 to 4 months long. Most southern or coastal boats sit in the water year round, are used year round so they are exposed to these harsh elements 12 months out of the year. Also their hulls never have the opportunity to dry out.

A fresh water boat that is located inland, typically gets used 3 to 4 months of the year, then gets pulled and stored, either covered on the hard deck or inside stored in a heated facility. These boats have the least amount of exposure to these 3 harsh elements, and typically the further north you go, the nicer the boats. Our advice to our clients is always the same, "Buy a fresh water boat located in the northern section of the country."

Featured Boat
photo of 42' Carver 4207 Aft Cabin Motor Yacht
42' Carver 4207 Aft Cabin Motor Yacht
1988 US$ 98,000

FreshWater 1988 Carver 4207 Aft Cabin Motor Yacht

The Carver 42 Motor Yacht was one of the most popular motor yachts of the '80's and early '90's. As soon as you step on board you’ll note that she’s a large yacht. The aft deck features a wet bar with bottle storage and has room to entertain a small crowd. Just a few steps up is the large bridge with plenty of  seating and excellent visibility. The aft deck wing doors open to side decks large enough to run up to the huge foredeck. A windlass and fender racks help make docking and anchoring a snap. A few steps down from the aft deck is the enormous main salon featuring a large L-shaped convertible settee lounge and barrel chair, built-in entertainment center and another wet bar! The galley down is huge featuring all the requirements the chef would need including a full-sized refrigerator and freezer and an abundance of storage. To port is a large U-shaped dinette with seating for six, which converts to sleep 2. Continuing forward you’ll find a huge guest cabin with an offset double berth and ensuite head with separate shower stall. When you walk back to the aft cabin you’ll think you’ve entered a small hotel room! There you’ll find the centerline walk-around queen berth, a make-up vanity to one side, with a full head and separate shower compartment to the other. Surrounding the cabin is a plethora of storage lockers. Cabin lighting throughout the entire yacht will never leave you in the dark.

The Engine Room is well lighted and arranged with plenty of room. All areas can be accessed very easily. Both Crusader 454 engines have been well maintained. The Kohler 7.5 KW generator is on the Port side forward. On the Starboard side is a very large 20 gallon hot water tank.

Owner Comments: Present (3rd) owner is a retired professional ship pilot/captain who maintained this Carver with care.  The boat is in good condition and mechanically sound.  He has already purchased another larger boat: the reason for the sale.  This Carver was built on the Great Lakes, for the Great Lakes and was navigated solely in fresh water.

SLIP:  This boat comes with a choice 60' slip #41 at Duncan Bay Boat Club in Cheboygan, MI, for a combined price total $116,000.  Boat $98,000.  Slip only: $27,000.

She is nicely equipped and ready for your inspection. You will not waste a trip by taking the time to see her.  This Fresh Water boat is located in Michigan.  File#14611407R
9384 Bay City Forestville Rd (M-25)
Fairgrove, MI 48733, United States

Toll-free 888-258-2901
Tel 989-891-9610
Fax 989-891-9088
Email Us
Toll Free: 1-888-818-6039

Designed by