Carver Power Yachts 

BUILDING THE FINEST BOATS

FOR MORE THAN

SEVEN DECADES

 

HERITAGE

In 1954 Charles Carter and George Verhagen began building mahogany-planked, high-speed runabouts in a garage in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. What started as a hobby soon turned into a business as word quickly spread about the two fledgling builders and the high quality of their boats. Combining the first three letters of their last names, the Carver Boat Company was born.

 

Two years later, the entrepreneurs moved their growing business to Northeast, Wisconsin to take advantage of the area’s dedicated work force and excellent transportation facilities. They built mahogany runabout boats throughout the 1960s, and then added cabin cruisers to their expanding line. In the 1970s, the switch was made to fiberglass, with additional advances that included larger, twin inboard powered cabin cruiser designs culminating in the successful 33’ Mariner.

 

By the 1980s, Carver had been acquired by new owners that enabled the company to expand sales beyond the Great Lakes region and truly become a recognized leader in the luxury motor yacht market on a national scale. In fact, the Carver aft cabinmotor yacht was first introduced during this period and became synonymous with the Carver brand.

 

The 1990’s also witnessed the introduction of the elegant and upscale Voyagerlong-range cruiser series as well as the Montego series of stern drive cruisers. In 2000, the largest Carver Yacht was introduced—the 57’ Voyager Pilothouse.

 

Today, Carver Yachts continues to lead the industry in creating spacious, highly functional, and dependable world-class cruising vessels. From 34’ to 52’, Carver Command Bridge and Coupe models are setting new standards for design and performance that are redefining what a cruising yacht should be.

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A NEW KIND OF FLAGSHIP

 

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CARVER HULL DESIGNS LET YOU GO FARTHER, FASTER, AND WITH MORE COMFORT.

The key to greater performance and better fuel economy is a lighter boat. And this is where Carver technology exceeds all expectations. To keep our boats lighter without sacrificing strength, Carver uses a unique vacuum infused resin technology that draws in a precise amount of resin to saturate the fiberglass laminate, rather than “over wetting” like other processes can do. This state-of-the-art-technology results in the elimination of voids and excess fiberglass and resin build-up making the part both lighter and stronger.

That’s why we use vacuum infusion in the formation of ourhulls and most other component parts. Add it all up, and we eliminate hundreds of pounds of excess weight resulting in a yacht that’s stronger and performs better. Carver’s technical expertise also extends to providing each Carver Yacht with the latest electronics, propulsion and comfort systems, each matched to give you the best cruising experience possible.


 

CONSTRUCTION

  • Superior high gloss wood-finished furnishings and cabinetry are meticulously built onsite by skilled craftspeople.

  • Upholstered components, drapery, soft goods, exterior seating, and bolsters created in our own upholstery shop. Everything is handpicked, hand-cut, and hand-sewn.

  • All wiring is measured per boat and hand-cut to the exact specifications of each model—no off-the-shelf wiring harnesses are ever used. Every harness is personally signed by a technician for pride and accountability. 

  • AC and DC electrical panels, gauges, and breakers are assembled and installed right in our facility.

  • Only the best lamination components are used below the water line. This minimizes potential structural deterioration from water immersion.

  • Liners are made of super-strong fiberglass and ensure maximum hull rigidity and longevity.

  • Molded stringer systems are created using multiple layers of fiberglass-engineered fabric for lighter weight, superior strength, and resistance to water damage.

  • Hull lamination is accomplished with vacuum infusion using fiberglass engineered fabric, ensuring maximum strength with less weight. • Cabin and superstructures are supported with structural trusses that are laminated into the fiberglass deck support frame for optimum cabin strength and bridge stability.

  • Hull-to-Deck fastening methods include multiple systems to form a robust watertight bond.

  • High quality stainless steel is used throughout the boat. All rails are continuous-welded and highly polished and buffed by hand for a high luster, seamless look. Stainless steel cleats and all exterior welds are hand polished.

  • Radar arches are built of welded premium grade aluminum for optimum strength. A 7-step process that minimizes that chance of corrosion.  Compared to fiberglass shell arches, aluminum provides four times the strength, less weight, structural support for the hardtop, and virtually no stress cracking.  

  • Aluminum cabin trusses create a structural grid in the superstructure and create superior support for frameless windows. All aluminum parts are painted with a leading brand of acrylic urethane topcoat. All exterior paint is clear coated for maximum UV protection.

 

  • Aluminum floor truss systems provide superior structural integrity.

  • No cookie-cutter wiring. The power needs of each individual boat are determined according to individual specification. All wiring is measured and hand-cut to the exact requirement of each model. 

  • Secure connections. All wire connections are machine or hand-crimped using tinned-plated brass connectors to ensure precise tensions and a perfect connection every time.

  • Battery connections are also crimped for additional reliability.

  • Maximum corrosion protection. All wire is tinned copper strand for ultimate corrosion resistance, durability, and high conductivity, and connections are sprayed with silicone for added protection. Battery cables are custom-designed to an exact fit on each Carver model and heat-shrunk to help prevent corrosion.

  • Safe, reliable power. An aluminum AC breaker box provides added protection, keeping AC breakers continually grounded and isolated in the event of a short. Magnetic circuit breakers provide a more stable transfer of power and eliminate unnecessary tripping due to heat and humidity.

  • The electrical bonding system links all metallic underwater components to minimize the effects of stray current. The galvanic isolator (zinc savers) extends the life of the sacrificial zinc anodes and protects underwater hardware from electric damage.

  • Each harness assembly is machine-tied every 16 inches for a clean, tight fit and personally signed by the technician who built it. All 12V harness sections are joined with pin connectors and 12V and 110V accessories are hardwired. Buss systems on the bridge allow installation of additional components.

  • The most technologically advanced vinylester barrier and surface gel coatings minimize hull blistering, cracking, crazing, and weathering.

  • Sandblasting hull bottoms in preparation for painting assures bottom paint adherence and eliminates the “peeling effect.” Bottom paint is sprayed onto the hull creating a very smooth surface that minimizes friction with the water surface for greater efficiency. 

    

 

CHARTER EXPERIENCE

 

In 1982, Island Cruising LTD was established and continues to offer quality yachts into our Vancouver Island fleet

 

PRIVATE SALES

 

Our recent dealership signing paves the way for you to own a Carver Yacht in Western Canada with the renowned service support from Coastline Marine Yacht Sales office on the docks at Deep Cove Marina.  

SKYROCKING

 

Caver yachts has grown significantly over the past decade with the demand for luxury cruisers by owners with high standards for exquisite design an manufacture.  

 

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+1 (250) 656 -7070
101-9776 Fourth Street • Sidney, BC • V8L 2Z1

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