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

 

Carver Yachts modified v-hull

 

The true measure of a boat is when you actually get out on the water.  All the glitz and jazzy video and audio electronics available on today’s cruising yachts are of small comfort when you’re bouncing from wave top to wave top or wallowing in the troughs.  That’s why Carver designs their boats for maximum cruising enjoyment, regardless of sea conditions.  Even at the dock, we’ve taken measures to give you more room and a seamless indoor-outdoor living space designed especially for relaxed entertaining and overnight comfort.

Starting inside, the hallmark of every Carver Yacht is the amount of interior space provided in the salon, staterooms and yes, even the heads. You could say a Carver Yacht is designed from the inside out to offer more room and comfort than any other boat its size. You only have to step inside a Carver to see the difference. The design process also ensures that every component part is system matched for maximum performance and reliability. And one more important consideration—that every Carver Yacht is drop dead gorgeous.

CARVER VACUUM INFUSION TECHNOLOGY
MEANS LESS WEIGHT, MORE STRENGTH, AND
BETTER PERFORMANCE

 

Carver Yachts vacuum infusion technology

 

 

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.

THE BEAUTY OF A CARVER YACHT
IS MORE THAN SKIN DEEP

 

Carver Yachts stringers

 

Many boats at the dock are pretty to look at.  But how well do they perform when the going gets rough?  All that pizazz is of small comfort when you’re stuck in rough weather and the seas are getting nasty.  That’s why Carver takes great care to build a boat that can take it on the chin, one wave after another.  To do this, we support our hulls with an extraordinary stringer system that reinforces the bow as much as the hull bottom. It’s not glamorous, and you’ll never see it once the building process is complete, but you’ll be glad of it the first time it’s blowing hard out at sea.

Carver also makes sure that only the best lamination components are used below the water line. This minimizes potential structural deterioration from water immersion. To add to the hull’s strength, each hull liner is also made from super-strong fiberglass, while aluminum floor trusses and cabin trusses create a structural grid that provides superior support throughout the boat. We even build our radar arches from welded premium-grade aluminum for optimum strength. From top to bottom, you can’t beat Carver’s attention to build quality.

A CLOSER LOOK AT CARVER CONSTRUCTION

 


At Carver Yachts, we continue to raise both structural standards and customer expectations through our cutting-edge technology and generations of handcrafted skills. We’re never satisfied with building anything less than the finest production cruising yachts in the world. Which is why every step of construction is performed in-house with the highest quality control standards in the industry.  


  

  • 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.