Points of Comparison
- Electrical Bonding
links metallic underwater components to help minimize the effects of
stray current electrolysis.
- Galvanic Isolator
(Zinc Savers) extends the life of
the sacrificial zinc anodes, protecting underwater hardware from
- Magnetic Circuit
provide more stable transfer of power and eliminate tripping due to
heat and humidity.
Colour-Coded Wiring Systems, with loomed runs of
individually labelled, tinned copper-strand wiring on both AC and DC
sides, provide durability, corrosion resistance and easy
troubleshooting. All 12V harness sections are joined with pin
connectors, and 12V and 110V accessories are hardwired. Buss systems on
bridge allow installation of additional components.
- Aluminium AC Breaker
an added safety feature, AC breakers are housed in an aluminium breaker
box. This feature keeps AC breakers continually grounded and isolated
in the event of a short.
- Structural Engine
Mountings, including linear
span rails used on the 570, 530 and 450 Voyager Series, are designed to
transfer the weight, torque and thrust of the propulsion system to the
structural components of the hull.
Rudders and Struts utilize a harder,
more rigid material, to withstand deflection loads and provide more
precise response to navigation input, as well as transfer of propulsion
- Synthetic Seat Frames, using moulded or
dimensional high-density Polyvinyl Carbonate bases on all exterior
seating and lounges, provide longer life and lasting appearance.
- Unitised Deck
Construction, with deck, cabin top
and cockpit fabricated as a single unit, provides greater structural
integrity and less "racking" and flexing than common "layer-cake"
- Precision Overlap
Hull-To-Deck Joints eliminate the "hinge
effect" of flanged hull-to-deck joints, producing a stronger, more
durable seam. Mechanical fasteners every 2 inches- 4 inches around the
perimeter assure consistent, reliable fastening. A polyurethane sealant
supplements the joint.
- Frameless Windows allow for larger
window panels with more elegant and interesting architectural shapes. A
positive flange seal with polyurethane adhesives virtually eliminates
the water penetration that can occur with gasket frame window systems.
- Flow-Thru Ventilation-Capture of air from
high-pressure zone under forward edge of bridge allows for fresh
outside air to flow through the main cabin while underway. Free-flow
air vents can be opened or closed depending on preference.
- Aluminium Truss
Reinforcements, constructed of
tubular and bar stock aluminium and laminated into each deck/cabin top
unit, structurally integrates the fly bridge with the deck.
- All-Composite Stringer
is hand-laminated into each hull to provide a rot-free structural
- Solid Fibreglass Bottom with no coring
eliminates potential for structural damage from water penetration
around through-hull fittings. This also lowers the boat's centre of
gravity and maximizes underwater strength. Knytex substrates provide
optimum resin-to-glass ratio, which reduces weight without compromising
strength and promotes better adherence of laminate layers.
- Secondary Bonding-All furniture and
components are bonded directly to the original properly prepared
fibreglass surface, instead of bonding over gel coated or painted
surfaces. Knytex knitted fibreglass cloth is used for all secondary
bonding, providing better strength and more durable bonds.
- No Wood Below The
Waterline-All wood has been
eliminated from structural hull components below the waterline,
ensuring a durable, longer-lasting hull structure.
- A Vinylester Barrier
provides an extra layer of protection that virtually eliminates the
migration of water through the laminate structure of the hull,
preventing the formation of osmotic blisters.
- Bead-Blast Surface
Preparation for bottom paint
assures adherence and virtually eliminates the "peeling effect"
experienced with inconsistent chemical surface treatments.
- Deck and Hull side
reduces weight and improves rigidity, provides maximum
strength-to-weight ratio and serves as insulation to help control
- 316 Stainless Steel-A more rigid, dense
material used on all rails and cleats. Provides maximum corrosion
- Lineal-Buffed and
Polished Stainless Steel Rails provide superior
surface finish and corrosion resistance. with all exterior welds ground
and polished to minimize the potential for surface corrosion of the
- Double-Welded Rail
Stanchion Bases are welded inside and
out to provide maximum strength.
- Continuous Welded Rail
rail systems increase strength and reliability of the rail system.
Intermediate rails add an extra measure of security.
- Aluminium Coring For
All Deck Fixtures-Rail stanchion feet
and cleats are backed with aluminium coring, which spreads the
torsional load, provides more lasting strength and reliability than
wooden coring, increases the life of mountings and reduces risk of
damage due to water penetration.
- Electronics Arches are custom-designed
for each model and constructed of premium-grade aluminium for optimum
- Seven-Step Surface
on all electronics arches plus a two-part urethane coating to assure
lasting lustre and resistance to corrosion. Finishing and painting is
done under extremely controlled conditions to provide a durable,
long-lasting coat. Non-corroding hardware is used to secure all access
plates, further reducing potential for corrosion.
- Marine Cabinetry assembled with extra
care using stainless steel fasteners inserted through pre-drilled
holes. All cabinets are drilled, glued and screwed-no cold steel
self-tapping screws-and where appropriate, seams are tongue-and-groove
jointed or reinforced with aluminium angle stock for added strength.
- Wooden Dowel Joints-Wood joints are still
fastened the traditional craftsman's way using wood dowels, a method
that is more costly but provides greater strength overall.
- Inner-Spring Mattresses in master staterooms
of all motor yachts over 40 feet provide maximum comfort.
Upholstery and Drapery Fabrics are specially
selected, meticulously cut and precision hand-sewn in our own
Upholstery Shop. All mattresses, pillows and bedspreads are handcrafted.
- Exterior Upholstery
designed for maximum performance in marine environment. Surface
treatment prevents UV damage and mildew, providing maximum wearability
and resistance to harsh marine elements.
Boarding Platforms with skid-resistant
surface allow easy boarding and include a ladder.
- Performance Engineering-Performance cannot be
measured in terms of speed alone. In a yacht, performance is a harmony
of ride, stability, handling, fuel economy. . . and speed. Carver
engineers maximize each drivetrain with these critical elements in
mind-for balanced performance that is anything but one-dimensional.
- Certified Component
Installations-Major OEM component
installations are co-engineered and certified by actual OEM
manufacturers to meet operational design and performance standards.
- Experienced Carver
and dedicated, with over twelve years of boat-building experience. We
don't just assemble boats at Carver. Our engineers and craftsmen design
and create exquisite motor yachts with great care and attention to
detail. Many of our people, in fact, are second generation boat
builders and all have a deep sense of pride in their work. Carver
Apprentice and Career-Path programs ensure that skills and knowledge
are seamlessly transferred to continue the tradition of excellence.
- Transferable Limited
industry-leading 7-5-1 Carver Confidence Protection Plan assures you
added value when you choose to sell your boat.
- Carver Dealers-Experienced and ready
to help you find the boat that suits your lifestyle. With an average of
fifteen years representing the Carver line-and some with as much as 40
years-our dealers understand boaters. They know big boats. And they
know Carver motor yachts!