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1997 Cary Aventura

$395,000 USD

  • $395,000 USD
  • Tom Thomas
  • Active
  • Used
  • Performance Boats
  • 1997
  • Cary
  • Aventura
  • Wickford, Rhode Island, US
  • Power
  • 50ft / 15.24 m
  • 14ft 6in / 4.42 m
  • Mtu
  • 12v183
  • Inboard
  • Diesel
  • Fiberglass
  • 2016-07-15
  • 2016-07-22
  • 2283464

This Cary is described as a “one of a kind”.  Most folks familiar with Cary 50s expect to see 4 gas guzzling V8 engines installed in the huge engine room.  This, the final 50’ Cary Aventura, was described by one member of the Cary bloggers as “The best running 50’ I’d ever been on was the last one built with 12 cyl MTUs & Arnesons…boat was a beast.”  She’s powered with a pair of 1000 horsepower MTUs with only 600 hours since new.  They are coupled to military spec Arneson surface drives with ZF transmissions.

Carys were built to take the curse of the Gulfstream effortlessly.  That's what made them so popular...advanced hull design...24 degree deadrise...ruggedly built.... all give it the ability to slice through 6 and 8 foot waves.  So don't hesitate to get on it in the rough stuff.  That's what it was designed for.

WARPATH has just been awl gripped two tone grey.  The interior has just been re-fit with gloss cherry cabinetry.  Carpets and soft goods are fresh.  This boat is ready to go.

Vessel Walkthrough

The master is located in the bow and features a queen (custom made/shape) berth on centerline.  There is a hanging locker on port and a built in bureau on starboard.  Moving aft into the salon, there is a head with a shower on the starboard side followed by a convertible settee.  Across on port is the full length galley featuring molded countertops, molded in sink and gold plated plumbing fixtures.

On deck you will find a starboard side helm with a double seat that converts to a bolster.  There is a full width bench seat just forward of the engine room with port and starboard upholstered sun pads.  The Arneson surface drives are hidden by an oversized aluminum swim platform.


  • Sony flat screen TV
  • AC/DC lighting
  • Stereo surround sound


  • 2 under counter refrigerators
  • Ice maker
  • Microwave oven
  • Molded countertops and molded built in sink
  • Gold fixtures


  • Stainless steel bow pulpit
  • Aluminum and stainless swim platform
  • Underwater lights
  • Port and Starboard upholstered sun loungers
  • Teak and Holy walkway between

Helm & Electronics

  • Furuno 24-mile color radar
  • Furuno GPS chart plotter
  • 2 Icom VHF radios
  • Livorsi controls
  • Compass
  • Sonar


  • 11.5 KW Phasor (Kubota) generator
  • 2 CruiseAir reverse cycle AC units
  • Battery charger
  • Side power elect/hydraulic bow thruster
  • 50 Amp shore power connection

Engine And Mechnical

  • 2 X 12V183 1000 hp Mercedes twin turbo diesels with 600 hours
  • ZF reverse gears
  • Arneson #12 drives-military version/all bronze
  • Kiekhaefer Racing trim tabs
  • 2 Surface piercing Rolla props
  • Custom built polished stainless steel and chrome exhaust
  • 3 fuel tanks total just under 600 gallons
  • Fuel transfer pumps
  • All new seacocks, valves, and thru hulls-bronze

Broker's Remarks

If you use the term “lightly used” that might be appropriate.  This Cary has spent nearly half of its life in climate controlled storage.  It was tied up in the former owner’s estate for 5 years…in covered storage.  The current owner has been diligent with maintenance and upgrades and is reluctantly offering her up for sale.  

Mechanical Disclaimer

* Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters.  The broker cannot guarantee the true hours.  It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.


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.

For Sale By United Yacht Sales

110 SW Atlanta Avenue
Stuart, Florida, 34994