2007 Carver 52 Voyager

  • 52 ft
  • Cruiser
  • Lighthouse Point, FL, US

Yacht price :

$499,900

Overview

Price just reduced 12/5/2017... don't miss this opportunity!

This is by far and away the most heavily upgraded, comprehensively updated, and meticulously maintained Carver Voyager ever made available on the market.  A production yacht that feels like a custom build thanks to her incredibly tasteful refit in 2016/2017!

Not one square inch of the 2007 Carver Voyager has not been made better-than-new by her obsessive owner.  From the custom Amtico flooring in the salon and pilothouse, to the top of the line flat panel Smart TV's and Satellite system in every room, to her glass panel Garmins, HD Radar, AIS, YACHT CONTROLLER remote control and even custom tuned spare props... the list goes on and on and on.

Update: All new strataglass enclosure at flybridge being installed by 1/19/17.  Even though this vessel is for sale, her diligent owner continues to spend what it takes to keep her pristine and in "no excuses" condition!

Her mechanical systems, hydraulic swim platform, and engine room have also enjoyed the same lavish attention, as is evidenced by the pictures in the listing.  There is no photo retouching trickery here, if anything, the boat shows cleaner that the pictures.  It shows like a freshwater boat, yet is no dock queen.  She's successfully cruised the Bahamas, and even made a trip across the Straits of Florida this past winter.

Add to that a factory hardtop (and air-conditioned flybridge) purposely built to clear the lowest bridge on the Great Loop, and you have the BEST value yacht in the half million dollar range on the market!

Specifications

Basic Information

Manufacturer:
Carver
Model:
52 Voyager
Year:
2007
Category:
Power
Condition:
Used
Location:
Lighthouse Point, FL, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Yes
Vessel Name:
Boat Type:
Cruiser
Hull Material:
Fiberglass
Hull Type:
Hull Color:
HIN:
Designer:
Flag of Registry:
US

Dimensions & Weight

Length:
52 ft - 15.85 meter
LOA:
-
Beam:
15 ft 4 in - 4.67 meter
Draft - max:
4 ft 9 in - 1.45 meter
Bridge Clearance:
19 ft - 5.79 meter
Dry Weight:
48500 lbs

Engine

Make:
Volvo Penta
Model:
D-9
Engine(s):
2
Hours:
425
Cruise Speed:
20 MPH
Range:
450 MI
Joystick Control:
No
Engine Type:
Inboard
Drive Type:
Direct Drive
Fuel Type:
Diesel
Horsepower:
500 (Individual), 1000 (combined)
Max Speed:
25 MPH

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
800 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
200 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
100 gallons - 1 tank(s)

Accommodations

Total Cabins:
3
Total Berths:
6
Total Sleeps:
-
Total Heads:
2
Captains Cabin:
No
Crew Cabins:
-
Crew Berths:
-
Crew Sleeps:
-
Crew Heads:
-

Gallery

Descriptions

Manufacturer Provided Description
The strong Voyager tradition continues in the remarkable 52 Voyager. True to its name, the 52 features maximized accommodations for onboard livability, entertaining, and extended offshore cruising, also thanks to the largest fuel, water, and holding tank capacity in her class. Superior C.A.S.T. system construction ensures a stalwart build, while the pilothouse layout assures comfortable cruising in fair or foul weather. An exceptional floor plan accommodates six adults, whether entertaining, dining, or providing overnight accommodations. The large and stylish salon is enhanced with curved windows for optimum views and is located on the same level as the galley - perfect for entertaining. Thanks to vertical hull portholes, there's also abundant natural light in the master stateroom, the only full-beam master suite in her class. The versatile third guest stateroom's berths can also convert to a sofa. And all the standard equipment you would expect on a luxury yacht is here, including our Carver Docking System with wireless docking remote control.Original Power and Motoryacht Review

It was blowing a steady 15 knots, and I wondered if the windage offered up by the Carver Voyager 52's high sides (19 feet from water to radar arch) would mean difficult exiting and docking. But I soon discovered that the builder's standard docking system, which consists of 7.2-inch bow and stern thrusters, was made for days like this. It simply ignored the blow and pushed the vessel off her side-to slip. A gentle nudge forward of the single-lever electronic controls to idle, and the optional 575-hp Volvo Penta diesels easily motored the 52 down the canal. I'd see the same poise later when docking. Such seamless maneuvering may seem like a small thing, but it makes the statement that Carver wants to provide its owners with an always-comfortable on-the-water experience.

Adding to the comfort is a flying bridge designed for entertaining underway. It starts with the easy access. A five-step, internal stairway takes you here from the saloon/lower helm area. (There's an external ladder from the cockpit, too.) You need to watch that last, nearly 14-inch step to the flying bridge, however. Up top a Bomar door is secured by three Spring Lift struts that ensure it remains closed and rattle-free underway. Six guests can sit at the port-side alfresco lounge and table setup just abaft the helm, with room to spare. A time-tested venturi windshield diverts the wind up and over the helm-bridge area. Welcome breezes can be combined with cooling shade and cold beverages if you opt for the hardtop, ice maker, and refrigerator. My test boat had them, and that hardtop provided a pleasant retreat from the South Florida sun.

Another way to beat the heat is with some speed, and the 52 offers owners a healthy helping of it. According to my radar gun, those optional Volvos propelled the 52 to a WOT speed of 32.4 mph while turning 2570 rpm and drinking 56 gph. I believe that while the 29x32 four-blade wheels could probably stand a little more pitch to get the engines in line with their 2500-rpm rating, the diesels were within accepted tolerances. Based on 800 available gallons and a burn rate of 43.2 gph, the 52's range at her comfortable 27-mph cruise speed is nearly 450 statute miles, the kind of distance that will provide a welcome break from fuel stops for the ICW crowd.

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I took the wheel of the 52 and began to do a little cruising of my own on the waters behind Lake Worth inlet. Running her up to WOT, I put the 52 into a hard-over turn and found myself waiting for something to happen. Maybe I'm spoiled by the quickness I've experienced with power-assist steering, but the 52's slower hydraulic system produced gradual three-boat-length turns that led me to think that perhaps she could benefit from both power steering and rudder upsizing.

One aspect of the 52 that is spot-on is her build, which starts with a solid-fiberglass hull bottom. Closed-cell foam and balsa core are used above the waterline to enhance rigidity and strength without adding excessive weight, and an aluminum frame with stainless steel stanchions supports the saloon sole by strengthening it both transversally and longitudinally. Stringers consist of one-piece molded-fiberglass units except in way of the engines, where double-gusseted angle steel plates provide reinforcement.

It was while I was inspecting those formidable stringers that I realized that the 3'5" headroom in the engine room (accessed from a centerline hatch in the 66-square-foot cockpit) is challenging. I'd be willing to give up some of the 7'1" headroom in the saloon to get a few more inches in the ER; such limited space makes it tough to service the engines without opening up the saloon sole.

Aside from the ER's workable space, openness abounds on the 52. She carries a good portion of her 15'4" beam from the amidships master stateroom to the forepeak VIP. A third guest stateroom is located just forward and to port of the master. There's warm, high-gloss cherry throughout the accommodations area and saloon, making for a cozy cruising experience. I noted that the cherrywod on my test vessel received a darker stain than what I normally see. Carver took out some of the reds and oranges to provide a more contemporary visage and upscale feel.

And feel is a big part of this vessel. The sense of control around the slip is commanding thanks to the 52's bow and stern thrusters. The view at the upper helm is safe, as visibility is great in all directions except directly aft, which is addressed by an optional proprietary camera system with dash display, and the interior is warm. Combine the above with the 52's performance and range, and you have one top-notch family cruising package that offers all the comforts of home.

For more information on Carver Yachts, including contact information, click here.

The Boat

Standard Equipment

high-gloss cherrywood cabinetry and trim; tinted, frameless, tempered glass windows; 72,000-Btu Marinco A/C w/ reverse-cycle heat; Carver docking system w/ 7.2" bow and stern thrusters; Tides Marine dripless shaft logs; 15.5-kW Kohler diesel genset; telescoping boarding ladder; hot and cold transom shower; bronze seacocks for all through-hulls; Maxwell low-profile VWC windlass; Ritchie compass; flying-bridge lounge; wet bar; brushed-aluminum instrument panel; tilt wheel; Flexsteel chair and sofa in saloon; Karadon countertops; Kenmore microwave and coffee maker; EuroKera two-burner electric cooktop; Sole 32" LCD saloon TV; 9-cu.-ft. standup 'fridge; Flexsteel pilothouse helm seat; L-shape pilothouse lounge; tuft pile carpet in master

Optional Equipment

23-kW Kohler genset; 2/50-amp shore-power cords Raymarine electronics including ST6002 autopilot, 2/E80 and 2/E120 displays, 2/240 VHFs, 125 WAAS GPS sensor, 4-kW open-array radar; Voyager camera-monitoring system; NovaKool refrigerator; Avanti wine chiller; flying-bridge hardtop; 26" Sole TV in master; WalVac central vacuum

The Test

Test Boat Specifications

Test Engine: 2/575-hp Volvo Penta D9-575 diesel inbounds
Transmission/Ratio: Twin Disc 5705-A/ 2.53:1
Props: 29x32 4-blade nibral
Price as Tested: $1,181,075
This article originally appeared in the February 2007 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

Upgrades done since February 2016

New navionics suites at both helms, featuring top-of-the-line Garmin and Raymarine units.  New current generation HD SatTV with DTV receivers in salon, pilothouse, master, and VIP staterooms.  New high-end HD Smart TV's in salon, pilothouse, master, and VIP.  New higher btu air conditioning unit installed on flybridge.  New stereo system for flybridge and cockpit featuring Fusion Plus technology and zoned controls.  SiriusXM stereo receiver.  Highest rated WiFi booster system and HotSpot mounted high on the hardtop brings in even the most stingy of dockside WiFi!  Yacht Controller (allows you to control engines and thrusters anywhere on the boat), Handheld windlass remote, NEW custom built spare props, LED lights throughout vessel, underwater lights, new trim tabs with tab indicators at both helms, all engine work addressed continuously and with an open checkbook, engine room regularly detailed, additional LED lighting throughout the engine room, custom tender mounts and straps on hydraulic platform (tender is excluded), custom seating and storage on aft deck of flybridge, custom mesh sunscreens around the entire main deck of the boat significantly cuts down on light and heat transmission, custom-ordered and installed Amtico flooring throughout main salon, pilothouse, and stairs up and down from pilothouse using beautiful "distressed oak" and holly design that really stands out from the crowd.  Custom installed bar stools at galley for entertaining.  I'm sure there are a few other things I'm forgetting... but if you've read this far, you get the point... as the front page of this listing stated, this boat is turn-key and ready to take you on your next adventures needing nothing but a horizon to aim for!

Disclaimer
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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