Carver C34

Boat Tests


Builder: Carver

Model: Carver C34

Model Year: 2013

Boat Type: Cruiser

Generator 7.5-kilowatt Kohler (gas)

LOA: 35'6"

Beam: 13'0"

Draft: 3'6"

Displacement: 18,000 lb.

Standard Power: 2/300-bhp MerCruiser 5.7 Horizon DTS gasoline inboards

Optional Power: 2/300-mhp Volvo Penta D4 diesel inboards

Fuel Capacity: 250 gal.

Water Capacity: 90 gal.

Layout Diagram

Carver C34 - lowerdeck layout diagram

Better Boat: One Helm or Two?

Designers of the Carver C34 created two layouts for the boat: one with just the flying-bridge helm and one with a lower helm station in the saloon. This may not seem revolutionary—other builders do the same—but it does show an appreciation for smart use of space. Only the prospective owner can decide if the addition, or subtraction, of the lower helm makes sense for him. — Jason Y. Wood

Carver C34 - layout diagram - with lower helmCarver C34 - layout diagram - without  lower helm


Noteworthy Options: 7.5-kilowatt Kohler gasoline generator ($12,765)
freshwater washdown ($380)
low-profile windlass ($3,445)

This article originally appeared in the September 2013 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.