CARVER YACHTS –The Carver 52 Voyager

CARVER YACHTS –The Carver 52 Voyager

“It’s the Journey That Matters…But the Destinations Are Nice, Too”-anonymous

Obviously, the first thing when you look at a boat – It always begins with the build. Originally, down memory lane in 1991 Genmar Holdings bought Carver, a company that has been intensively specializing in building boats with the latest advanced technologies. By the year 1990, the company introduced stylish advanced window system and the improvement of the upscale Voyager series followed. In fact, by the year 2003 the largest Carver Yacht in the Voyager series was introduced – the 57 Voyager pilothouse. Three years later, the company further acquired a manufacturing facility in Fano, Italy, which marked a building area for its new line of Nuvolari Yachts. The year also marked the introduction of the Wisconsin-built Marquis Class.

Today, strong Voyager tradition continues to pilot the industry on increasingly building outstanding cruising yachts. The prospect even promises fresh and more exciting improvements to boost the ultimate cruising experience, which only Carver can deliver. Yet, the newly introduced Carver 52 Voyager looks to fulfill the Carver pledge.

Luxury Aboard Is Rich…

On a sunset calm evening from a distance through her large windows accent lighting appears to make the deckhouse glow from the inside cabin. Aboard the Voyager 52, it sports the largest beam in her class and a contemporary take on the traditional trawler-style travelermaker/coastal cruiser. While the ultimate emphasis is on liveaboard placate – with convectional systems, confidence and a demonstrated hull design, begins your expedition in the 52 Carver.

The styling is rich, and based on the capacity to achieve as much interior room as possible. Consequently, forget about sidedecks aft, this will only be a hindrance to comfortable cruising. You sit on an advantage of a full-width saloon, and it does not only feature large picture windows, but also sliding doors to the vaguely small cockpit.

The carver sports more comfort on her a spacious flying bridge – particularly designed for entertaining guest on top. Down the stairway or the Double transom door leads to a large swim platform which readily accommodates other features like fishing, swimming and lots of entertainment. Actually, aside from other components – there is a barbecue area with various eatery contents.

A stairway guides to the saloon at the lower helm, where the 52’s galley is in the forward bulkhead. The galley includes a number of detailed equipments but only for an ardent chef: Primarily, it has a double fridge/freezer, which makes the galley an on-water living experience. Besides, the galley incorporates; double oven, dishwasher, microwave and an induction cooktop. A well-implemented hardwood wooden floor compliments the convectional teak carpentry. For a more peaceful room, there is an optional carpet.

Further to port there is a large L-shaped leather sofa lounge with Robel Burl-veneer seasonal table, while Norwegian adjustable armchairs are on the starboard side. More to the galley is a hidden bar, where you can stock up your refreshments, which of course you wouldn’t want to staff refreshments allover to spoil the already concealed appliances in the galley. At the galley, the chef can untie lines from sidedeck bollard – thanks to galley’s sliding windows. They also facilitate efficient ventilation inside the galley. Sony entertainment systems sums up the evening slow down: A big screen TV display, DVD and a surround 5.1 sound system will have you ease – watching your favorite show or listening to your favorite country harmony.

Flying bridge, An Alfresco Salon…

Inside staircase leads to the flying bridge, which meets at split-level point. Most of the top sides are a repeat of various instruments down. The interior accommodations resemble those of a megayacht. Up forward, an enormous wheelhouse sports a second den with exceptional large L-shaped settee and dinning table. A falling bemini and radar arch allows navigation below low bridges for those who look forward to explore upstream. Moreover, there are two side doors at the helm station, which facilitate ample amount of ventilation and two Navigator helm settees with hydraulic dampers for the captain and his companion.

The subordinate aft ‘boat deck’ level accommodates an informal table with chairs that is further emphasized by a smaller galley station and it includes, – a sink, fridge and a barbecue center. A an ideal facility errands those twilight soirees or gatherings for a few drinks, a salver of treat nibbles or a showboat view that will have other on-lookers green with covet.

The dash is broadly equipped with most up-to-date gadgets and electronics. The view upfront is magnificent; thanks to the large, slanting windscreens. The aft-facing camera aids in maneuvering and of course, the bow and sternthrusters as well. A Portuguese viaduct separates the foredeck, hence gives the 52 Voyager to have that ‘shippy feel’ yet, a pleasant built-in couch awaits guest to enjoy magnificent scenery.

Still Her Interior

Yet, an accomplished outdoor Carver 52 gives more on the indoors/interiors. Forward staterooms provides an amidships master with circuitous queen-sized bed to starboard plus a three block head shower and washstand area, which splits overall utilities and permits natural illumination and aeration into the main cabin. The en suite guest cabin is located in the bow with an island double bed.

In an event of more guests, a Miele washer and dryer completes all laundry hassles when cruising. In addition, a pilothouse sofa switches to double bed if required, all the interior is entirely air-conditioned so it’s set for the tropics and both cabin have enhanced storage as well as complete TV/stereo entertainment equipments.

Pitching Up The Highway…

Having prepared the galley; taken care of the beds, watered, fuelled, and done an overall rigorous check off the cocktail bar, The 52 Voyager’s twin Volvo D9 575hp turbo-diesels inboard waits a “roger that!” The 11.5kVa Onan is gushing away and the Wesmar stabilizers are turned on – it’s an oyster world!

With a maximum speed of 20kts, you can beat the weather; however, seasonal cruisers will benefit from the experience and save kismet with a cost-effective 10kt cruise and 1000nm on hand from the 2550lt tanks. With a modified deep-Vee hull form, she handles well on a short variable sea. Although, she may not give the kind of thrill you’d expect with some of the newest technology inventions – but one thing is for sure, her performance is incredibly satisfactorily.

Sure, before you considering such a luxurious boat and you empty your pockets, what should be the most vital consideration? Of course – construction, layout and finishes sums up as top concerns. In case point, look at the Voyager’s cabin décor, it’s multi-layered and multi-textured – sleek in look and stems warmth. Tabletops are finished with burled wood, while all straight surfaces are honey-oak finished and vertical planes provides gloss sheen. What’s more, the salon is lush; broad-plank cherry floors, the chairs, sofas, and dinette relax are upholstered with genuine cowhide. This attractive blend of fabrics: – of course is not in favor of most builders, who repeatedly employ the same pattern and type all over the boat to trim down costs.

There you have it, it’s not the cost but the value you get at the end of the day, The Carver’s Luxury and expediency awaits such esteemed cruisers, spirit of escapade is the ultimate count to overcome the great unheard of. Why would anyone give no second thoughts on the Carver 52 Voyager?


LOA (w/platform)53’9″ / 16.38 m

Beam15’4″ / 4.67 m

Draft57″ / 1.45 m

Weight (w/fuel & water)48,500 lbs / 21,999.6 kg

Bridge Clearance w/arch19′ / 5.79 m

Fuel System800 US gallons / 3,028.32 liters (Diesel Twin Inboards)

Water System200 US gallons / 757.08 liters

Holding Tank100 US gallons / 378.54 liters

Cabin Headroom6’11” / 2.11 m

Sleeps6 (8 optional)