All about Carver Yachts brand
Carver Yachts was founded in Milwaukee on Lake Michigan in 1954. This region of the Great Lakes was the birthplace of a whole generation of artisanal shipyards specialising in the construction of runabouts, open boats built from varnished wood and inboard powered boats. The shores of Lake Michigan are dotted with cabins, simple second homes, often located by the water, where weary city dwellers like to recharge their batteries. What could be more escapist then than a pontoon and its boat garage, on the edge of the lake?
Charles Carter and Georges Verhaegen, the two founding partners of Carver, quickly began selling their boats directly, outside of any distribution network. Their production focused on runabouts throughout the 1960s and it wasn't until the early 1970s that they started building cabin cruisers. The change from wood to fibreglass composite construction facilitated this change.
The 80s and 90s saw the Carver range increase in size. This was the beginning of the famous Carver Voyagers, comfortable motor yachts equipped with a stern drive.
In 2000 Carver released the Carver Voyager Pilothouse 57, a large motor yacht that was a giant in the marinas of the time. The current Carver range includes 6 models : 3 coupés, the C34, C37 and C52 and 3 flybridge, the C36, C40 and C52 Command Bridge. These boats are positioned halfway between a cabin cruiser and a luxury trawler.
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Carver Yachts: buy your future boat
From the very first models designed and created to the most recent, boatbuilder has a wide selection of seagoing pleasure craft for you to choose from. The boats of the range be divided into various different categories that continue to become ever more refined with the passing nautical seasons.
How to go about purchasing your new boat
Before acquiring your new boat, take the time to carefully examine what type of amateur sailor you are by considering some simple but useful criteria:
- The total budget for the purchase and maintenance of the boat
- The type of sailing and type of waters: coastal, open seas, mixed?
- Preferred uses: Fishing? Coastal sailing? River cruising? Watersports?
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