Carver C34By Capt. Richard Thiel
Model: Carver C34
Model Year: 2013
Boat Type: Cruiser
Generator 7.5-kilowatt Kohler (gas)
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.
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
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.