Carver 43

Boat Tests


Builder: Carver

Model: 43

Model Year: 2005

Boat Type: Cruiser

LOA: 49'5"

Beam: 14'2"

Draft: 3'6"

Weight: 35,811 lbs.

Standard Power: 2/375-hp Volvo Penta 8.1 GI gasoline inboards

Optional Power: 2/370-hp Volvo Penta D6-370 or 2/480-hp Yanmar 6LY3A-ETP diesel inboards

Fuel Capacity: 594 gal.

Water Capacity: 75 gal.


high-gloss cherry interior
Maxwell windlass w/ anchor and chain
Marine Isolation transformer
QL bow thruster
11-gal. Seaward water heater
2-burner EuroKera cooktop
Nova Kool RFU9000 'fridge/freezer
Sharp microwave/convection oven
Black & Decker coffee maker
Raritan ice maker
20" Sole LCD TV
Clarion DX2555 MP CD/DVD player w/ Sirius satellite radio
10-kW Kohler gasoline genset
40,000-Btu two-zone reverse-cycle A/C
central vacuum
dripless shaft logs


hydraulic swim platform
QL stern thruster
Glendinning Cablemaster
freshwater washdown
full canvas and carpet
Raymarine E80 plotter, ST60 repeater, and 240 VHF
10-kW Kohler diesel genset w/ soundshield
Clarion DX2555 MP CD/DVD player w/ Sirius satellite radio in master
15" Sole LCD TV in master
Reverso oil-eXchange system
foredeck sunpad

This article originally appeared in the December 2005 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.