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CARVER YACHTS – The Carver 506 Motoryacht
It’s more of a “floating condo” rather than your all-season home away craft. Standing 51-foot, 7-inch LOA and 4-inch beam, she has exterior lines that carve neatly throughout. The 506 Motoryacht coalesces striking styling and opened interior rooms in all-new version of the aft cabin motoryacht. In fact, the entire interior is generously done in cherry, while her finish is superior – all hardware, fittings and fabrics illustrate first-class. Sure, Carver has time and again pressed the envelope to this hold: Actually, slapping the manufacturing and automotive industries for inspiration amid the occasional-stale state marine blueprint.
Today, the company is paying more attention to innovative build and added spaciousness aboard with realistic price points. And the Carver’s new 506 is a great example of not just a natter, but a declaration put into play.
With an appealing contemporary approach to styling, the 506 delivers a layout one might mistake with a 60-footer. She accompanies what is basically an elevated pilothouse; entirely enclosed and air-conditioned on a comfortable L-shaped lounge area with halogen illumination/lights. The helm lounge bench seats three with a full wet bar, while on the opposite is a simulated burled-wood trim dash and adjustments for usual electronics such as – optional ice maker and refrigerator. And when things get tropic, fresh air is abundance – thanks to the standard smoked-acrylic sunroof that operates automatically.
The 506’s aft deck is integrated with an elevated bridge which is totally enclosed and air-conditioned. The overall design facilitates a great view aft for the captain and direct contact with guest on the aft deck or the bridge. Guide to the vaguely raised side decks, sideboarding gates and bow is through a thoughtful wing door. Even though you won’t find a built-in seating, the 118 square feet area will easily house loose seating crew and a cocktail table. In conclusion, the third door makes way to the swim platform or the same utilized as a boarding platform.
Wide open spaces notion continues belowdecks: Entrance to the salon is through gliding stainless-steel framed glass door, which dining and the galley are all incorporated into one big area. Interestingly, the carver designers must have figured out how space would be of use if properly configured. The salon itself was incorporated with raised side decks thus, functional space extends all the way beam to the hull sides with substantial effects on spaciousness. Forward looking directly at the galley, is a dinning area with wooden flooring and simulated-stone countertops; an L- shaped settee is to port inwale, with adorable chaise longue size and double built-in recliners seats to starboard. On top and beneath the sidedeck plane are frameless windows, which give way for ample illumination; once again kudos to the Carver’s aluminum-framing technology within the walls to put up this vast living area which is free of partitions.
On the aft, cherry wood trim invites the master stateroom. This is where you’ll notice much classiness and style in the Carver 506 Motoryacht. Incorporated is a queen-sized island berth on an innerspring mattress. What’s more, there is a sink quarter plus few cedar-lined hanging lockers, night tables, integral settee and two private shower heads included in separate compartments. Forward of the saloon is the adversary two guest staterooms, one positioned in the forepeak which accompanies queen island berth and a secluded access to its own ensuite head with stall shower. Superior finish becomes evident here as witnessed by craggy hinges in all the cabin doors, cherry flooring throughout and two cedar- line hanging lockers – (automated lighting). The second guest stateroom is a bit confined and kids would well suit this room, nonetheless it houses two berths and enclosed head.
Under the 2000 models, Carver incorporated new structural design wherein they put and end to wood below the waterline. The course of uniting two or more layers of material is modernized, with multidirectional strengthening and a vinylester skin cover for burn shield. A template of transverse frames and constant longitudinal stringers is molded disjointedly and attached to the hull. Partitions are done in marine plywood. The hull foot is a firm, handlaid laminate on six films of triaxial/mat underpinning. Foam coring thickens the hull surfaces (over the water line), while balsa-core hardens the decks and structure above the baseline. Welded aluminum beams hold the marine plywood salon sole, while fiberglass liners delineate the belowdecks housings. This is what Carver has devoted into refining building practices and to give customers assurance when on water: Further, with carver, you now have limited transferable warranty; one year general cover on systems, five years on blistering and seven years on structure.
Entrance to the engine compartment is via a hatch in the saloon which integrates the saloon sole and the steps that guide to the aft deck. It appears clumsy to lift, but when opened the engine section entrance is outstanding. The engine compartment extends to the span of the salon belowdecks.
In no doubt, given her interior room sported off by an enclosed pilothouse one would think that the Carver 506 Motor yacht would sprint along at trawler speeds. Well, her accompanied twin 450 hp Cummins diesel tested different: A recorded top end speed of almost 30 mph. Of course, if you consider a much bigger engine (635-hp Cummins); you ought to power beyond that barrier. As anticipated, with less notice, the 506 Carver is incredibly responsive enough to duck surface obstructions, thanks to the wide turning radius (at speed) almost certainly 10 crafts lengths. On acceleration, it’s gradual and smooth at cruise levels all the way. Interestingly, her lateral stability is very impressive; it’s what in contrast you may imagine for a flying bridge motoryacht. The 506 Carver’s 2-foot beam is rock steady at sea.
Any serious angler, cruiser or family excursion person wouldn’t consider a second presumption on the base price $600,000 (twin 450 hp Cummins included), ready to cruise those locations with debatable shore power or head on shore with doors open in northern climes. So while you’re already thinking of owning it, just know it’s what many dream of having!
Length Overall- 51′ 7”
Dry Weight- 47,900 lbs
Beam -15′ 4”
Fuel Cap – 510 gal
Draft -4′ 6”
Water Cap – 158 gal
Bridge Clearance – 20′ 10”
Maximum Headroom – 6′ 5”