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POWER REVIEW | CARVER 52 COMMAND BRIDGE

Bold New Look,
LATEST ENGINEERING

By Andy Adams

The latest in the new line of Carver Yachts is the
52 Command Bridge.

We have not had a Carver Yacht review in Canadian Yachting
for some time and from the first time we saw the Carver 52
Command Bridge, we knew we needed to profile this boat.
The Carver 52 Command Bridge is a new yacht that really
shows Carver's latest styling and engineering off to maximum
effect. We first met this yacht coming through the entrance
of the Toronto International Boat Show in January 2017 and
it dominated the Executive Yacht display. Crowds were lined
up to see this boat from the moment the doors opened.
Some traditional styling cues like the stainless steel cutwater, the bold cabin lines and the beefy overall shape is at
once timeless and yet modern. As the latest model in Carver's
new line of yachts, we see this long-established brand setting
a new pace.
The distinctive and full bow shape with the raised sheerline promises an unusually large forward VIP cabin and the
Carver does not disappoint. But first, let's go over the exterior. That raised sheerline lifts the gunwale top about 20 inches up from the wide side decks. This feature makes you feel
like you are "in the boat" instead of walking "on" the deck, for

a greater feeling of security and the higher hull side allows a
lower bow rail. It's an improvement visually and the shorter
stanchions give the rail a really solid feel.
The ground tackle includes an electric windlass, foot
controls and large anchor locker. Unusually broad flat deck
areas with aggressive diamond pattern non-skid finish and
those wide side decks make it easy to get around the exterior of the boat.
Also up front are twin sun lounge seats and stereo controls to make this large front deck a great place to relax even
when underway. Handrails on the cabin sides also help people to feel secure moving forward.
At the stern is an enormous swim platform with an available hydraulic lift to carry a dinghy, or just for convenience
when swimming. The 52 Command Bridge includes a fresh
water shower on the aft deck and then there is a cabin space
in the transom. This can be crew quarters but some owners
have chosen to make this a change room for swimming and
a handy washroom for guests or visiting service people.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting April 2017

Vantage Point: Celebrating Canada’s 150th
Galley Guys: Near-Beer off the Pier
Club Profile: Cedar Island Yacht Club
Travel Destination: Victoria International Marina
Seamanship: Top Dead Centre
Cruising Destination: Northern Georgian Bay
International Cruising Destination: Almost Canadian, Almost Caribbean
Sail Review: Leopard 45
Power Review: Carver 52 Command Bridge
The Port Hole
Trailering Part 1: Trouble-free Towing
Crossing the Line: Let’s Make the America’s Cup Great Again
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Canadian Yachting April 2017 - Club Profile: Cedar Island Yacht Club
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Canadian Yachting April 2017 - Seamanship: Top Dead Centre
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Canadian Yachting April 2017 - Cruising Destination: Northern Georgian Bay
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Canadian Yachting April 2017 - Power Review: Carver 52 Command Bridge
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