Carver’s C50 Command Bridge is a three-stateroom, two-head sport cruiser built with resin infusion for weight savings, sound-deadening properties and structural strength.
Carver consulted with naval architecture, design and engineering firm Donald L. Blount & Associates on the new yacht. “All models … have been developed in conjunction with DLBA for the hull structure,” says Josh Delforge, Carver (and Marquis) vice president of design and engineering. “On the C50, [DLBA] also got involved with the driveline and hull tunnel development.”
The C50 is designed to remain on plane at low speeds with the least amount of horsepower. Wide chines aft increase lateral stability, and a higher forefoot deadrise and tapered chines forward make for a sharper entry, says Delforge.
Wide side decks provide access to the foredeck seating area, and the open cockpit leads into the saloon through glass deckhouse doors with a flush threshold. The interior was designed with “spacious accommodations that focus on functionality,” says Delforge. The galley-up arrangement puts the chef in the center of the action. A large dining area forward of the galley on the port side can seat at least five. To starboard is an L-shaped couch.
Accommodations include a full-beam aft master stateroom with a private entrance and master head with stall shower; and two additional staterooms, one forward with island berth and another amidships with two twins. The amidships head has a stall shower.
The flybridge has a mini-saloon that offers 360-degree views. This area is likely to become the most popular spot on the boat, especially when the boat is moving along at cruising speeds, says Delforge.
Options include a hardtop with an enclosure and bridge air conditioning, a hydraulic swim platform, crew quarters, a cockpit freezer, teak tables, a washer and dryer, and a day head. Carver offers three diesel choices from Cummins (480, 600 and 715 hp). An underwater “exhaust fence” in the after sections restricts gases from entering the propeller flow “for a quiet, clean ride in the cockpit,” says Delforge.
The C50 Command Bridge will debut at the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach in February (showmanagement.com).
This article originally appeared in the November 2015 issue.