CARVER YACHTS – The Carver 56 Voyager SE
“I’ve given parties that have made Indian rajahs green with envy. I’ve had prima donnas break $10, 000 engagements to come to my smallest dinners. When you were still playing button back in Ohio, I entertained on a cruising trip that was so much fun that I had to sink my yacht to make my guests go home.” –anonymous
It’s amazing how the world of boating has came to age, dating back at the genesis of Carver Yachts in 1954 where building of crafts began with wooden designed runabouts. Then 50 years later on, you dine under the stars, toss or place your cool sips from an integral beverage holder or similarly, enjoy drinks from a wet bar with a divided sink.
Apparently, there’s a drift in design of crafts with flying bridges inclining toward fully or partly roofed entertainment areas under a hardtop. Such kinds of layouts end up exposing fully aft seat sections or enclose seats with flapping bimini top. But thanks to Carver 56 Voyager; the most popular Sedan bridge in the Caver Yacht fleet. This is a boat that does not only feature a modern pilothouse, but also gives the definition of an indoor-to-outdoor flying bridge. Of course, planing from the flying bridge is amazing and a great experience even on ragged days but with a superior tainted weather gear on. Conversely, imagine running down the waterway on a breezy day in the comfort of a pilothouse…
The Carver 56 Voyager introduces a unique C.A.S.T. system construction, which is superior yet, balancing styling innovation.
African cherry wood all the way through
Tinted and tempered secure glass
72,000 BTU air conditioning
Carver Docking System with wireless remote
69 foot-square self-draining cockpit
Transom lounge which accommodates 5 adults
73 foot-square aft bridge extension
Fully equipped galley
32” LCD TV with DVD and CD player
Comfort Beyond Measurement:
The Caver 56 is both a masterpiece and a state-of-the-art. At a glance, her smooth lines, sophisticated styling plus attention to detail is inimitable: Step aboard all the away forward, jumbo queen island-berth will take your breath away; positioned in the VIP stateroom entailed therein are; antique curtains, sheets, linens and carpets that are neatly matched. Just aft forward to port incorporates a guest stateroom with a convertible sofa bestowing bunks for two. Forget about condos, its real life inside here; actually, ‘is as plush as a day at the spa’…Thanks to the overhead hatch and four port lights – aeration and profusion of halogen illumination ensures efficient thermal insulation all around the cabin.
Both cabins are carved up to the same degree of detail and finishing – for example; there is a spacious head with stall tower in both cabins. Drawers tuck neatly underneath the berth plus two cedar-feinted hanging lockers provide more than just storage. The head gives entrances to both companionway and VIP stateroom. Located amidships is a spacious master stateroom, where master cabin is magnificently finished and accompanies loads of amenities. So for the perceptive yachting couple, oversized-queen island berth will not only be of contentment, but will also ensure a cozy sound sleep. The en suite master head is divided and includes a striking vanity, sink, separate tub and a shower stall.
If Emeril Lagase or Bobby Flay were to perform a mouthwatering grill at the Carver 56’s galley, they’ll tell you all you need is, the right ingredient, the right recipe and the right equipment: Paramount innovation makes the 56’s galley a chef’s address; an underneath-mount two-basin sink is set up in clean, modern solid countertops. Further forward, the aft galley is opened to allow the chef socialize with guests in the salon. What’s more, there’s included three burner electric ovens, coffee maker, a microwave, an electric range, freezer and side-by-side under counter refrigerator. And of course, to wind it up – just make sure dinner guests are included!
Deck: Superior Life Aboard
A large stainless steel frame glass-sliding doors leads in to the dream on spacious salon. On the inside, two lone chairs border a 32-inch LCD TV which alcoves with motorized lift. The salon’s social area makes full use for the wide beam and the window styling further opens up the space. The roomy U-shaped dinette seats six for dinner or makes a relaxed conversation area in combination with salon’s amply sized ultra-leather sofa with built-in double incliners. The décor package is upgraded in the 7-foot headroom that accommodates even the tallest of guests. Other the standard entertainment package comprises of; AM/FM receiver, satellite radio system and a DVD/CD changer.
Bridge: Serious Entertainment
To balance off the pilothouse, the Caver 56 accompanies a fully-equipped helm with standard controls and instrumentation such as; patented Carver docking System and a rudder angle indicator. Crew and guest will enjoy plenty of seating – thanks to the U-shaped lounger (seats up to seven adults). What’s more, there is a wet bar and room for housing optional equipment like refrigerator, icemaker, and an electric grill. While rear aft, there is also a spacious cockpit that can provide for further entertainment purposes or can supplement as home base water sport activities.
Carver Docking System
Of all the latest high-tech systems onboard; the Carver Fleet Incorporates Carver Docking System – which evidently is a user-friendly controller for both bow and stern thrusters. Further included is a wireless controller which facilitates close quarters maneuvering to be executed from any point onboard – giving a huge advantage to shorthanded cruise experience.
Kick It: Both Calm and Rough Days
Testing the Carver 56 Voyager SE on a twin Volvo D-12 diesels (675 HP) and on both rough and calm conditions, the 29’ by 32” props has a planing of 15 seconds. While her top speed of 2360 rpm gives 29.8 knots (34½ miles per hour). But after scheming optimal cruising speed on 75% full throttle, at 1750 rpm on a speed of 19.2 ( 22.1 mph). The Carver 56 Voyager gave a fuel range of 423 decree miles, equivalent to 368 nautical miles.
Include three sumptuous cabins, the spacious salon and well-appointed flying bridge, and certainly a motor yacht that accommodates attention to detail from both small and big features. Finalize it with comfort and versatility of a contemporary dual-station design and what do you have? A frontrunner! Therefore, if you are looking for a total package craft – be it engineering, style, luxury and value; go meet the Carver 56 Voyager SE personally.
LOA (w/platform) – 59’8″ / 18.2 m
Beam -15’4″ / 4.7 m
Draft – 57″ / 1.45 m
Weight (w/fuel & water) – 52,500 lbs. / 23814 kg
Bridge Clearance w/arch – 19′ / 5.8 m
Fuel System – 800 US gallons / 3028 liters (Diesel Twin Inboards)
Water System – 200 US gallons / 757 liters
Holding Tank – 100 US gallons / 379 liters
Cabin Headroom – 7′ / 2.1 m