CARVER YACHTS –The Carver 366 Motor yacht
“Relaxing aft deck reading Sunday newspaper while having your favorite espresso will not necessitate struggling with the wind – thanks to the Carver’s shaded fiberglass hardtop shielded by acrylic doors.”
Onboard the new Carver’s 366 Motoryacht model is illusive, formerly 348 – inside her salon, no need to ask; it resembles the size of larger vessels. In fact, she combines both elements of a yacht and an express cruiser – which of course defines her exclusivity. As the latest introduction in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, Carver’s management team put it that; “Carver 366 would be an ideal fit considering the increasing number of express cruisers enthusiasts…”
It’s the kind of a Motoryacht that combines functionality housing yet, giving exterior tranquility. Actually, it provides great amount of amenities aboard which is comparable to larger vessels at a merely 36-foot package.
Complete beam salon
Massive L-shaped galley with equal configuration
Forward stateroom inclusive with big double bed and “flip down” flat screen TV/DVD player
Great loads of storage all over
Elevated aft deck patio
Integral transom with stainless steel swim ladder
Center line helm embraces two pedestal seats, tilt wheel, and storage sections
Two heads with showers
Three steps lead to the salon, where space and design is evidently linked together. And when functionality comes to play, you guess it! Just about to the inch, it’s a full spacious beam salon, complete dinette, an incredible galley and two complete staterooms. All new for the year, the 366 outlines to be an enormous seller for the Carver line. As much as it’s a yacht and an express cruiser combined together, she’s still roomy, innovative and has exceptional livability.
Climbing onboard is simplified, thanks to the integrated transom or fantail positioned on the deck. At the transom there is a swim ladder, shower and molded in steps with storage enclosed. Further, the transom molded stairs lead to the Patio where in the area there’s plenty of room to accommodate optional furniture, while the entire area is completely shield with acrylic doors to keep wind at bay.
Forward to the Patio is centerline helm with two pedestal settees and a tilt wheel. All the gouges at the helm are neatly arranged to facilitate easy to read and access by the skipper. A quick view on what’s going on in the helm you can tell actually Carver did pay attention to detail. As widely know with Carvers, is a centerline helm where there’s ample room to flush-mount your selection of electronics. However, pedestal seats in the 366 are only two as opposed to three seats which is standard on most Carver Yachts.
On the starboard there is a fresh water sink with a fridge underneath. While at the helm there’s a rear arch, which of course when you contain your canvas down, an enclosed covering ensures safety from tainted weather. Guest seated at dinette benefit from two tier window design which allows natural radiance in while eradicating straining for a complete view over the waters or a cool horizon while underway.
Three giant steps lead to the dinette adjacently where the galley sits. Both sections incorporate cherry joinery. The galley itself is functional in every sense; seats in the salon and dinette comprise of clear lines of sight from where the entertainment center is. The galley incorporates a single stainless steel sink, Black and Decker coffeemaker, two burner Princess Hotplates, Sharp Carousel microwave and a well thought out refrigerator that opens aft.
Moving forward, the guest stateroom divides the day head to port. This is an added advantage to functionality since it ensures traffic is kept as far-off from the aft master stateroom as possible. Yet on a craft of meek LOA, the master’s dwellers will enjoy optimum privacy. The day head is situated on the port, which sports two medicine cabinets, shower combo, Corian counters and lots of storage.
What’s more, aboard the 366 accompanies standard Wall-Vac system mounted proximity to the galley. Space is efficiently utilized, actually obtaining 10% added storage – due to her side-by-side galley arrangement. The galley’s size resembles condominiums kitchens among the four storage drawers and lazy susan. The main stateroom is much smaller compared to the forward VIP Cabin, but be rest assured of all necessary entertainment amenities and storage space aboard. In fact considering storage – there’s a full size hanging locker, on top which a third TV/DVD combo is integrated. The Cabin has further its own en suite and a separated shower stall.
The 366 Motoyacht’s performance seems to be quite firm. It gives a top speed of 37.1 mph at 4400 rpm. Her best cruise is at 3500 rpm with a range of 27.3 mph while burning 40.8 gallons an hour. With the 366 whether you’re looking for entertaining, unlimited cruising, or purely stretching your legs, Carver hopes to appeal to such kind of folks.
Length Overall 36′ 11”
Dry Weight 21,800 lbs.
Fuel Cap 196 gal.
Water Cap 70 gal.
Bridge Clearance 17′ 10”
Max Headroom 6′ 5”