|Carver C34 - the largest 34' ever.|
At this fall's boat shows, the queen of the show wasn't the latest and greatest 75' luxury yacht; it was the butt end of marine jokes going back decades: Carver Yachts.
|Carver C37 - a 'Wow' for styling.|
|Carver C40 will delight any cruising couple or family.|
|The flush deck aboard the Carver C40 - interior|
Separate shower stall? Check.
Lots of headroom throughout? Of course.
Dual helm station availability? Why not.
Snap-in carpeting? Perfectly-sized furniture? Appropriate propulsion? Yes, yes, and hell yes.
Carver even placed the television up high, so after a long day when you're slumped in the comfortable couch and your head is titled back, you have a perfect angle to the TV. Hallelujah!
|Carver C37 Interior|
What's more, and better, and brutally exciting, is the hull performance of these vessels. One trusted dealer remarked that he had driven the C34 and the Prestige 450, and that the C34 could 'run circles around the Prestige.' Note, however, that this isn't to say Prestige isn't a great yacht. The impressive thing about this feedback is that Prestige is a great, well-built yacht, but Carver simply went to work on these projects and came out with a superb product.
The only thing Carver didn't change was its value proposition, as these yachts sell for considerably less than its nearest competitors.
See the Boattest.com review here.
What more can we say? You have to get aboard one of these boats. If I had the money and wanted a new boat, it would be my first choice. If you want a 50' yacht in a 40' or under platform, and you want style, and intelligent layouts, and creature comforts, and exceptional handling, and a great design, and a great price, then it's time to put away the past and forgive Carver for any transgressions.
Carver Yachts is making a comeback, and it's time for all of us to get onboard.