CARVER YACHTS –The Carver 570 Voyager
Time was, even before the big Volvo Pentas began, Carver had already made a mark with her newline 570 Voyager Pilothouse – giving an impressive arrangement plan, standard equipment and dedicated workmanship. In fact, the company’s initial goal was to build crafts that are affordable while the same time providing luxurious amenities aboard and comfortable cruising for families. So, if your ideal boat is over 50 foot; you probably have only the alternative of a custom builder – the reason why the 570 Voyager carries the flagship of the Carver’s flotilla. She’s not only a stylish live-aboard motoryacht designed for serious cruisers, but also an attestation that cruising has revolutionized for the better.
At first peek, her smooth contours and aerodynamic appearance is very pleasing to the eye. However, on closer look reveals the amount of engineering and skilled craftsmanship that went into this stylish modern looking boat.
The luxury notion begins on her massive saloon’s door on the main deck, framed with stainless steel – the door easily slides back and forth and fastened with firm wood. And when that frosty autumn jets in; to port and starboard huge windows allows golden sunlight to wash through the interior of the saloon – an ideal feature when relaxing or just enjoying that warm espresso sitting in one of the barrel chairs forward.
Of course, before most boats live the production line they have to appeal to a wide cross-section of cruisers with conventional interior furnishings and accessories. From a layman’s perspective, the 570’s interior gave what many may consider; a dream life aboard. Her earth-tone carpeting and barrel chairs, beige UltraLeather lounge and off white overhead are just a clue of what to come. Her deco will sure excite most folks; actually those kinds of décors that liven up the surrounding with vibrant throw cushions, an area rug, silk flower displays, and hanging artwork.
Aft incorporates an L-shaped convertible chaise longue to port, contiguous to a high or low table. Forward to starboard, there’s a console which includes TV, VCR and a second seat, adjoining to a faux granite KARADON™ countertop. Overhead there’s incorporated 14 halogen spotlights which facilitate profuse lighting.
Sure, “One cannot think well, love well, and sleep well, if one has not dined well.” The precise notion on the Carver 530’s galley; a fully integrated galley positioned forward end of the saloon, in the manner of a country kitchen dinning, it also facilitates expansion of space visually. While her inboard end of the counter arches gently in the direction of the centerline, describing the external perimeter of the galley space and interior perimeter of the companionway front to the pilothouse. This arch softens the conversion, and gets rid of one of those corners you may end up fetching up if you loose balance during rough water cruise. The most exciting section of the country-kitchen design is the snack counter. It’s nearly eight inches lower compared to the galley’s counter.
Below the main section of the counter are; Sub-Zero under-counter freezer/refrigerator, built-in Sharp microwave oven, a Princess three-burner oven, a useful double sink, and a cabinet-mounted Black and Decker coffeemaker. The galley also incorporates finishes of hardwood flooring and plenty cabinets for storage.
While still giving families full luxury aboard, over into the helm provides an eye-catching blend of aircraft cockpit and lounge. Surfaced in – is the UltraLeather helm settee, the bow thruster joystick is on the further end of the chair’s starboard-side-arm.
Instrumentation sports out in a semicircle inside the line of display. Above the windscreen, there’s plotter, closed circuit and radar TV screen – only the captain can decide whether he will like this arrangement or not. Meanwhile, the helm’s centerline placement allows an excellent view on the aft to starboard of the galley and provided greater distance findings compared to most offset helms.
Below the docks ahead, a stairway leads below decks to the carver’s three staterooms; one of the most pleasing adventures you’ll encounter on the 570’s interiors. It features an island pedestal bed which is accented by gorgeous lacquered cherry trim, stylish chrome, gold appointments, deluxe vanity with mirror, big cedar lined closet, and an entertainment center. While the master head positioned en suite, features a large bathtub and shower combination.
Given her price tag, creative utilization of space and lighting will have onlookers assume it’s a fare bet. Closer examination discloses the compromises that are in tandem with a production craft – added space within the drawers and doors, and standard grade hardware.
Positioned forward is the VIP guest stateroom which also includes an island pedestal bed, cedar lined closets, mirrored headboard, ample storage compartments, television and a secluded access into the guest head which included a vanity and a shower stall. The third stateroom is positioned to port, which is just right for the minors or crew with over and under bunks.
Up On The Flybridge
Entertainment and other social amenities are not restricted down below. Her flybridge brings a wide open space with an adjustable skipper’s seat and a comfortable capacity seating for five in the aft lounge. In fact, there’s a swiveling double companion settee that gives occupants the aptitude to either seat facing forward while having a conversation or aft with fellow crew on the L-shaped settee.
Complementing the wide social area is the full wet bar with sink, optional Jen air grill and storage. What’s more, a davit sits behind the L-shaped lounge and more room is incorporated on the aft cockpit which can house an RIB tender. The helm acts as a captain’s command center with complete full instrumentation and excellent visibility. While a stylish stairway leads down into the elevated pilothouse, and you may confuse it with the bridge of a Star Ship Enterprise rather than that of a cruising motoryacht.
With the Volvo D-12 diesel engine; internationally known engines to be reliable and usually used on faster planing vessels. The Carver 570’s engine came with Volvo’s Electronic Diesel Control system. An electronically controlled ignition timing that facilitates more fuel-efficient burning in the cylinders; thus you get superior fuel economy, reduced exhaust emissions and high power. The engine itself comprises of 6 electronic unit injectors, freshwater cooled turbo charger, air cooler, a gear driven pump and electronic engine controls displayed for specific rpm settings and uncomplicated engine diagnostics. What’s more, the D-12 builds up highest torque at merely 1400 rpm to get larger vessels up and running fast.
Test results indicate impressive results; on an overall length of 59’2” and a weight of 52,500 lbs the 570 Voyager Pilothouse gives a cruising speed of 26.8 mph with a pair of 675hp Volvo D-12’s, bring a range of 352 miles among fill ups. She gives a top speed of 32.6 MPH at only 78 decibels, while the stability of the hull underway is impressive thanks to the Carver’s low profile pilothouse.
Length Overall 59′ 2”
Dry Weight 52,500 lbs.
Fuel Cap 800 gal.
Water Cap 200 gal.
Bridge Clearance 19′ 5”
Max Headroom 6′ 11”