466 — By Capt. Bill Pike — March 2001
Best Of The Midwest
|Part 2: Carver 466 continued|
that afternoon I sea-trialed a 466 on Green Bay’s Fox River, where
near-smooth conditions precluded any rough-water tests. Performance was
lively, with an average top speed of 29.6 mph, a smooth, moderate bank
in turns, and an optimum, three- to four-degree running attitude on plane
with just a little tab necessary above 2500 rpm. The layout of the automotive-style
dash was a savvy one, having a central pod with big Beede gauges on top,
just below the Ritchie compass and rocker switches for deck equipment
beneath. I liked the way the gauges were prioritized, with a rudder-angle
indicator and synchronizer dead center, tachs on either side, and multifunction
dials all the way outboard.
This article originally appeared in the January 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.