CARVER YACHTS – The Carver 530 Voyager

CARVER YACHTS – The Carver 530 Voyager

It’s the owner’s dream come true: And while at the helm station, please don’t get puzzled, it’s not a starship!

It’s time to cut off your long awaited luxury Motoryacht; Carver’s new flagship – the 530 Voyager defines how things have changed in the world of cruising today. While this fussily appointed 12’4″ wide and 11’10” long boat seems as a custom yacht. A superlative motoryacht with an American rare breed, it does not only bestow luxury linguistics and housing of a motoryacht designed overseas, but it also has the ironclad service contract protection which is readily accessible by an American builder.

A complete surprise awaits you from the 530’s open spacious salon; to her expedient pilothouse layout, and to its big cozy staterooms. Conceivably, the biggest astonishment is that it’s a production boat applauded for long distance cruising. While her fetching price of below $1 million makes you think… Is it truly a “Voyager”? Of course, built for only serious cruising clientele, – but it’s not a waterfront condo or rather your rare trip boat. In fact, cruisers are using this vessel to go as far as Pacific Coast on the Acapulco, Guerrero Mexico…

To lay bare on this, the 530 Voyager justifies…

Stylish, Sophisticated and Exiting Pilothouse

Carver’s 530 Voyager Pilothouse is classy, sophisticated and exiting. In fact, the company is in the forefront when it comes to maximizing interior living space. On entrance it integrates a double wide sliding door keen on the split level main deck. The cockpit level salon incorporates seven feet of headroom and measures 12’4″ wide and 11’10” long, as earlier mentioned.

To starboard there’s an incorporated informal settee which can be alternated into a double berth and pinch. Over to the port, things even get more interesting – spurting out from the port is an island bar and which forward, is the fully equipped galley. You’ll notice a great account on the amount of space incorporated here as well as storage quarters. And with the Sub-Zero refrigerator, stainless steel sinks, three burner electric stove and microwave/convection oven any chef can be a champ in the full prep department.

Her entertainment center includes a 25 inch TV, VCR and stereo rack system and you can have some bona fide punch from the craft’s surround sound system that engulfs the entire boat. The 530’s pilothouse is not only done with a mega-yacht style design, but her pilothouse is spectacular and includes a wraparound centerline helm station with a non-glare console and custom gauges as well.

What’s more there’s also an overhead console for adding flash-mount of electronics and a possible display for the two camera close circuit TV which watches over the engine room and the transom area. There’s also is superior visibility forward and on both sides, and when the skipper seat swivels around, you have a clear shot of the transom.

In The Master Stateroom

Entry to the stateroom is down through a curved stairway, where you’ll find cherry wood all over and that’s just a tip-off of what the Carver 530 incorporates. The master stateroom’s arched doors and warped bulkheads add to the impressive design as it does to the queen-sized bed in the alcove. The master stateroom itself includes a pair of night tables, adjusted drawers, two setter line closets and plenty of cabinets. Moving forward is the mid stateroom located up in the bow attributes similar characteristics in the master. For instance; centerline queen berth, round hatch overhead and direct access to guest head shower.

Let’s head Up Top

The bridge deck is accessible from the pilothouse or the cockpit ladder, the separated deck does double functions as both the command and entertainment center. While in the helm there’s a repeat of electronics and full instrumentations. Moreover, the starboard is a wet bar and an optional ice maker; behind the helm there’s a spot for seating seven and an adjoining table with an additional two personal settee on the opposite. Generally, the bridge deck overhangs measures 6 feet long 11 feet wide which is big enough to house the optional Zodiac Dinghy.


The 530’s power comes from dual Volvo Penta 74P inboard diesels engines. The most consistent engine manufactures known to the world. This power houses are electronically controlled, so they specifically require the amount of fuel needed depending on operating temperatures and load. The inline six arrangements offer a virtually narrow envelope for further space in the engine room and together with better engine response.

The Volvo Penta 74P affords nearly vibration free operation, muted noise levels and smooth idling around the docks. This engine package also accompanies electronic controls on both helm stations for unproblematic operations and the net result of computer controls is reduced exhaust, easy maintenance and reduced fuel consumption.

Test results highlights for the Carver 530 Voyager indicates her to cruise speed is 28.2 Mph, burning 53.8 gallons per hour while her best performance cruise is a 17.6 Mph, planing on a 0.64 miles per gallon, giving the boat a cruising level of 463 miles.

Together with the integral swim platform the 530 is almost 54 feet overall, hence there’s plenty of room to house all water sports activities; its about 19 feet far above from the water line to the radar arch; and with that entire vertical real estate supplements to great headroom below.

Style can encompass a big sway on the kind of craft you will buy. If your savor runs toward a large comfy cruising yacht with the kind of approach that pleases the eye, Carver’s 530 Voyager Pilothouse may just be your starship.


Length Overall53′ 9’’ (w/platform)

Dry Weight 48,500 lbs.

Beam15′ 4”

Fuel Cap 800 gal.

Draft4′ 9”

Water Cap 200 gal.

Deadrise/Transom N/A

Bridge Clearance 19′ 0”

Max Headroom 6′ 11”