The new Carver 52 Command Bridge offers three staterooms and two heads in one of the most spacious layouts of any boat in its class. Close in maneuvering and docking should prove simple with the optional Cummins Inboard Joystick. The foredeck bow rail supports the standard remotely controlled search light. On the port side of the transom is the washdown system and optional hot and cold shower wand. The double basin stainless steel sink can be covered when not in use. The C52 Coupe is the crown jewel of the company’s recent design rejuvenation efforts, applying modern technology combined with over 60 years of experience to meet discerning yacht owners’ expectations. The C52 Command Bridge does not have that problem. Because the skin coats of the surface are vinylester resin, the hull should be impervious to water migration. She’s powered by twin Cummins QSB 67 480-hp diesel engines. Our Boat Test of the Carver C43. Drive-away, no more to pay. A second, identical refrigeration set-up is located directly across from the first. By submitting this form, you acknowledge that you have read and agree with the, Carver 410 Sport Sedan--GAS (Not in Production), Carver 410 Sport Sedan (Not in Production), 4 persons, 9/10 fuel, 3/5 water, 50 lbs. Over the years, Carver has sold many boats, and many of those owners would like to move up into the 50’ (1.27 m) range. A lengthy options list allows owners to equip the boat for their specific use. Walker Bay Tender Included! The hatch to the engine room can be seen in the middle of the deck. The en-suite master head is forward of the master stateroom with storage below the sink and to starboard of the sink. The flush threshold leading to the spacious salon with wide side decks offers easy access to the large foredeck seating area. It’s fully featured, including a separate walk-in shower. All toilets on the boat are Tecma Ez Fit heads that use freshwater to flush. The Carver C52 Command Bridge is a truly customizable yacht, filled with luxury features, a strong build, three staterooms and two heads. They share a head. Copy. The design process also ensures that every cabin is built for good ergonomics and livability. See the price by becominga BoatTEST member. The molded in stairs from the swim platform to the aft deck have a locking safety gate at the top. Carver also knows that many boaters’ sights are focused more on boating entertaining closer to home. Carver has been careful to keep the weight of the boat down to be able to reduce the size of the engines required, yet still achieve the kind of performance than most boaters want. But for those who plan on serious cruising, the extended swim platform should be considered so as to have a convenient place to store the ship’s tender when underway. Two of them fold together to the port side, and one swings to starboard. As a bonus, this area can be buttoned up with isinglass to create a three-season sun room. Meet the 60 Sunreef Power Eco. Spun up to 3000 rpm, we reached our top speed of 29.9 knots. A hatch to port conceals the hot and cold shower. The top also becomes a substantial for mounting radar, radio antennas and satellite domes. By ordering the bow and stern thruster combo, there is no need for the joystick and even a newbie will get the hang of docking in a tight slip quickly. They mounted 1” diameter hand rails on a substantial toe rail. First, the air conditioning wafts out over the wide molding varnished dark wood strips above the window valances. This permits a high glass-to-resin ratio for maximum strength and minimum weight. We have not tested the boat, but the folks at Carver say that with twin 600-horsepower Cummins QSC 8.3 diesel engines, and a tested weight of slightly over 47,000 lbs. It also makes passage fore and aft easy, as well as doubling as a stand-up venue for a cocktail party with drinks and finger food on the counters. The hanging lockers and shelving is at left. She has plenty of gathering areas, creating several social zones for large groups and intimate gatherings. • Fiberglass: combination of vacuum-infused and hand-laid, • Trim tabs, 12” (30.4 cm) x 30” (76.2 cm) planes, • Diamond pattern, non-skid fiberglass decks, • Welded premium grade aluminum electronics arch, painted with AWLCRAFT 2000 acrylic urethane topcoat. Mounted in the starboard side of the transom (at right) are the controls for the optional Cablemaster systems for the two 50-Amp shorepower cables. High Utility. The high gloss finish on the cherry woodwork is found throughout the galley. To the right are drawers. While Carver intends this boat to be an owner/operator vessel, it has thoughtfully created what could be an optional crew cabin, or nanny cabin, complete with head. Owners will enjoy its large, open-concept cockpit with fully opening glass doors. Carver Yachts is continuing to blaze new trails in the mid-size luxury yacht market with the introduction of its C52 Coupe. Lighted overhead soffits conceal climate control vents, so the salon warms or cools evenly. By pulling the hard chines up at the bow, the boat is less likely to pound in a chop, and when at anchor, the design eliminates the maddening slap, slap, slap. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to comment on how that plumb bow carves into head seas, but crossing wakes created no concerns. The C52 Command Bridge has a lot to offer owners/operators. The seating is 180” (457 cm) with a seat base of 22” (55.8 cm) and a back rest of 12” (30.4 cm) around a 51” (129.5 cm) x 28” (71.1cm) table. Opening windows are located to port and starboard. The V-drive also permits the builder to make the living quarters below slightly larger. These side decks are about as wide as they come on this size boat. The full beam master stateroom is accessed via a spiral staircase from the galley. The flagship of Carver’s new modern, state of the art fleet of cruising yachts is the very extraordinary C52 Coupe. The Carver C52 Command Bridge is the largest and most spacious Carver model. This overhead view of the extended flybridge shows the wraparound seating on the aft and portside, standard teak table. Boaters should remember that twin screw boats were docked without much trouble in experienced hands for nearly 100 years before the advent of thrusters and a joystick. An additional drawer is located on the side. For just a moment, I had looked away from the speed over ground reading on the Raymarine MFD. Up to 10 passengers. It is also big enough to go to the Bahamas, or up to the Inside Passage to Alaska, or to the Canadian Maritimes, to say nothing of cruising all of the Great Lakes. While it is small, it certainly will be adequate for a young deck hand to help with cleaning chores, or a nanny to watch a young child. A crossover at the bottom allows them to self-level. The base boat has a swim platform which is adequate for normal operations such as…swimming, getting on and off the boat from a floating dock, and receiving guests who come to visit in their tender. Power Selection. This cabin achieves its 6’6” (1.98 m) of headroom by dropping the deck down to the floors of the vessel between the stringers. The Carver C52 Command Bridge has a length overall of 51’10” (15.79 m) and a beam of 15’8” (4.78 m) with an empty weight of 42,000 lbs. Carver has maximized seating space on the aft deck by having just one stairway to it, and by putting seats on both sides of the walkway. Figures that Carver shared with us indicate that her most fuel-efficient cruise speed is 16.4 knots at 2000 rpm getting .61 nautical miles per gallon. Garmin Marq Captain: American Magic Smartwatch. (19,051 kg). On the starboard side of the salon is a long L-shaped sofa. The VIP stateroom is forward, and the guest stateroom is on the starboard side. Carver Yachts is continuing to blaze new trails in the mid-size luxury yacht market with the introduction of its new C52 Coupe. The starboard couch can be swapped out for a smaller version behind the lower helm. She sleeps six. This can pay off if coming up fast on an obstruction that was obscured for some reason. Our guess is that most people will select the one in the middle. Captained. The hull is built using the vacuum resin infusing method. Painting the arch, hardtop, and supports black in the aftermarket would make the boat look even lower because the eye tends not to see black, and it would fit in well with the horizontal dark window treatments in the hullside and on the main deck. Using the joystick control and a new class of DC thrusters with extended run time capability gives inexperienced boaters a new level of confidence in close quarters and around the docks. 1 and 2 hookups are to the lower right. Her sharp entry, combined with a 14-degree deadrise at the transom, hard chines and reasonable beam, should all work together to minimize pounding in sloppy conditions, provide a dry ride, and to be as stable as possible. The optional lower helm takes some of the salon seating. However, the lower helm provides a convenient place to operate in inclement weather if there is no hardtop. This allows the engines to be mounted further aft than traditional forward facing inboard engines with traditional single drive shaft. To the port and starboard, behind the opened doors is space for optional icemaker and refrigerator. By providing an access under the bench seating on the aft deck, if there is a mate, access to the crew cabin is safe. Now a part of the Marquis Larson Boat Group, Carver Yachts fit a gap between Larson sport boats and the larger Marquis Yachts. The C52 incorporates the spacious layouts and the elegant design features that Carver accomplished on the C34, C37 and C43 coupes, and then took it to the next level in this remarkable yacht. A stacked washer and dryer are located immediately inside the door. A cabinet housing the entertainment components is located alongside. 2017 Carver Yachts C52 Command Bridge Boat Reviews. The designers of the Carver C52 Command Bridge have taken what would have otherwise been a trunk cabin with two sun pads on it, and have created a marvelously versatile sunning/reading/socializing venue with two extra-wide chaise seats.