Our Boat Test of the Carver C52 Command Bridge. When you lay eyes on the Carver C52 Command Bridge you will see the kind of interior volume that helped this builder make its name. And then you’ll be wondering when you can take one for a test drive, as we were. See what we found out here.
When one thinks of Carver Yachts, there’s no question interior volume is a big part of the equation. But it’s worthwhile to find out what a boat can do for performance, in addition to her creature comforts. As you can imagine, we did that too. Get a sneak peak at what the Carver C52 Command Bridge has to offer here.
Our Boat Test of the Carver C43.
The Carver C43 may look unlike past Carvers, but that doesn’t mean she’s abandoned her cruising DNA.
New Boats Notebook - update on the Carver C43
Power & Motoryacht's first look at the Carver C37.
Carver’s new C37 blends an unexpectedly sporty look with the large amounts of interior space you’ve come to expect from the builder. Maybe even better, she’s priced pretty sweetly too.
New Boats Notebook - Jan 2014, update on the Carver C37.
Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Carver C34
The Carver C34 may make an impression. But it’s the smart boater that takes the time to understand what’s really going on with the design, both inside and out.
Used Boat Review: Carver 560 Voyager: The Carver 560 Voyager may be just the inspiration some boaters need to make a substantial upgrade. These American-built cruisers offer a couple of layout options suited to voyages from the Great Lakes to the Keys and beyond, sometimes at an attractive price.
We test two radically roomy, pod-equipped Carver cruisers, one with gas power and the other with diesel.
Coming up with this test report on Carver Yachts’ 44 Sojourn required two separate wringouts. I did the first on Georgia’s Lake Lanier last year, using a model fielded by Carver dealer Singleton Marine Group and outfitted with twin 400-hp Volvo Penta IPS550Gs, the only gasoline-powered pod propulsion package Volvo was selling at the time...
Carver’s new 54 Voyager promises to take cruising to new heights—literally—the headroom in the two cabins onboard this 56-footer approaches seven feet. We’re sure you’ll appreciate that extra room, as well as the boat’s 15'2" beam, stylishly appointed saloon, and breezy flying bridge. This boat was truly designed to have all the comforts of home while at sea, and
Webster’s Dictionary defines “sojourn” as “a brief or temporary stay; a visit,” which makes the word a fitting moniker for this 44-footer from Carver, the Pulaski, Wisconsin, company known for producing cruising boats outfitted with interiors with surprisingly large amounts of room. The 44, which can be outfitted with joystick controlled IPS pods, has loads of
The first thing you'll notice when you examine the photo of the new 44 Sojourn is that she's tall: 16'7'' feet from the waterline to the top of her aluminum radar arch, to be exact. According to Carver, the rationale behind her commanding height is to increase the "usability" of the living spaces
It was blowing a steady 15 knots, and I wondered if the windage offered up by the Carver Voyager 52's high sides (19 feet from water to radar arch) would mean difficult exiting and docking. But I soon discovered that the builder's standard docking system, which consists of 7.2-inch bow and stern thrusters, was made for days like this. It simply ignored the blow and pushed the vessel off her
What made a believer of me was the thunk I heard when a sizable wave from someplace—maybe from one of the big, slab-sided Great Lakes ore carriers that constantly ply the cold, grayish waters of Wisconsin’s Green Bay—slammed the port bow like a sledgehammer.
I mean: Thunk!
“Jeeze,” I exclaimed, directing a speculative grin at Randy Peterson, who was sitting next to me in
After testing Carver's new 42 Super Sport powered by Volvo Penta's Inboard Performance system (IPS), I was slackjaw. They'd harmonized like The Beach Boys on "Pet Sounds."
I've always admired Carver's ability to offer the cruising set commodious, home-like accommodations and an impressive list of standards across all of its 17 models. However, my personal experience with running its boats
As I made my way through downtown Green Bay, Wisconsin, to the Harborside Yacht Center, I expected the Carver 43 Motor Yacht to look unlike any Carver I'd ever seen. I'd been told her exterior design resulted from a collaboration between Carver and industrial design guru BMW Group DesignworksUSA, and as she came into view, sitting stern-to at the marina on the Fox River, the result of the
When I was told last year that Carver was going to build an entry-level, inboard-powered, flying-bridge cruiser, I wondered. In the 1990's it offered just such a boat, a 32-foot convertible with twin 270-hp gasoline inboards, and in the 1990's it sold a ton of 330 Mariners, a similar design. Both boats succeeded because of Carver's knack for making a small boat feel bigger than it actually
The Long Island, New York, marina where I keep my boat has many slips occupied by Carvers. Some are sedans and others are motoryachts, but all have something in common: owners who desire all the amenities of home as well as comfort for family cruising. It’s a blend that Carver has mixed well for many years. But even so, the builder is always upgrading and revamping its boats. Carver’s latest
About 18 months ago I received a call from Mike Murawski, Carver’s vice president of sales and marketing, asking if I’d be interested in taking a first look at a “major new project.” Over the years I’ve been privy to more “major new projects” than I’d care to remember, and without casting aspersions on Murawski or Carver, in most cases those three words have translated into “a new boat” and not
I was standing at Carver’s display at the Miami International Boat Show as a couple of Italians disembarked from the new 59 Marquis. Curious what they might have to say after touring what the builder was claiming to be a true American-European hybrid, I edged closer.
“It really looks Italian,” marveled one.
“It doesn’t look Italian,” corrected his paisano, “it is