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New Boats: Carver C50 Command Bridge

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.

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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.”

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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 (

This article originally appeared in the November 2015 issue.