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This is it. Enormous for a 50' yacht. Three staterooms, and 3 heads.
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Carver has always pushed the envelope in this regard, tapping the industrial and automotive industries for inspiration amid the sometimes-stale state of marine design. The company built innovative yachts with more accommodation space and features per linear foot.
When viewed in this light, the 506 is an impressive design with an appealing modern approach to styling. Her 51-foot, 7-inch LOA and 15-foot, 4-inch beam are common for a yacht of her type, but within those dimensions, Carver delivers a layout one might find on a 60-footer. She has what is essentially a raised pilothouse, fully enclosed and air-conditioned with a comfortable L-shape seating area and halogen lighting. A helm bench for three faces a simulated burled-wood trim dash, and accommodations for typical electronics are integrated in the design. For a bit of fresh air, the 82-by-60-inch tinted glass sunroof slides open at the push of a button.
The 506's afterdeck, also fully enclosed and air-conditioned, is integrated with the raised bridge. The design allows the captain a view aft as well as direct contact with guests on the bridge and afterdeck. The latter has no built-in seating, but the 118 sq.ft. area will easily accommodate a loose seating group and cocktail table. Wing doors lead to the slightly raised side decks, side boarding gates and bow. A third door accesses the swim platform, which can also be used for boarding.
Because of the raised side decks, the usable interior space extends full beam to the hull sides, with tangible effects on roominess. An L-shape sofa is to port, with a love seat-size sofa and twin recliners to starboard. A dining area for four is forward opposite the galley, which has wood flooring and molded, simulated-stone countertops.
The master stateroom is aft and has a queen-size island berth with an innerspring mattress. There is a sink area, as well as several cedar-lined hanging lockers. The shower/tub and head are in separate compartments. Two guest staterooms are forward of the saloon. The forward-most rivals the master, with a queen-size island berth and private head with stall shower. The second guest stateroom has two berths and an enclosed head, but it's a bit cramped and best suited for kids. I would put the washer/dryer in this area instead of in the master stateroom.
The 506's interior is generously finished in cherry. Fit and finish are good, and the hardware, fixtures and fabrics are first-class.
Carver's incorporate a new structural design in which wood is eliminated below the waterline. The laminate schedule is modernized, with multidirectional reinforcements and a vinylester skin coat for blister protection. A matrix of transverse frames and continuous longitudinal stringers is molded separately and bonded to the hull.
Bulkheads are marine plywood. The hull bottom is a solid, handlaid laminate with six layers of triaxial/mat reinforcement. Foam coring stiffens the hull sides (above the waterline), and balsa-core stiffens the decks and superstructure. Welded aluminum beams support the marine plywood saloon sole, and fiberglass liners define the belowdecks accommodations.
Access to the machinery compartment is through a hatch in the saloon that incorporates the saloon sole and the steps that lead to the afterdeck. It is a bit awkward to lift, but once the hatch is open, engineroom access is excellent. The machinery area extends the length of the saloon belowdecks, and systems, while scattered, are accessible.
Standard equipment includes an isolation transformer and an inverter, which should please those who cruise areas with questionable shore power or who cruise with doors open in northern climes. Two aluminum wing tanks carry 510 gallons of fuel. Carver estimates a range of 230 miles at 20 knots.
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The Carver 506 Motor Yacht is the most outstanding example of Carver's raised gunnel design. First seen on Carver's 350 Mariner, this unique design combines the spaciousness and accommodations of the traditional aft cabin with the sleek, contemporary styling of an express cruiser. And, added touches like smoother, more contoured edges, graceful curves, nearly flush walkdecks, and elliptical windows create sleeker, more streamlined styling. Topside, the command bridge is available with full hard enclosures, optional air conditioning, and seating for nine. With over 100 square feet of aft deck space, and an optional central island wetbar with an icemaker and refrigerator, owners discover the entertainment potential. Overhead, the 506's unique hardtop structure with built-in retractable sunroof lets in the sun or protects the crew from the rain. Below deck, the Carver 506 Motor Yacht has cherry wood paneling and cabinetry, designer hardware and fixtures, and solid-surface countertops that provide stunning detail to the main cabin. Because the salon, galley, and dinette stretch the full width of the beam, the open-concept living environment is perfect for entertaining friends. Plus, guests standing in the fully equipped, casually sunken galley, or seated in the salon, can enjoy a perfect line of sight outdoors through the 506's two-tiered window system. The 506 has three full staterooms, each with a private head for added privacy and luxury. The master stateroom aft features incredible amounts of storage, a queen-size, inner-spring island berth, and a private head with separate water closet and shower compartments. Forward, the guest stateroom offers another queen-size island berth, inner-spring mattress, and a large private head. To port, a third stateroom provides a full-size locker, a private head, and a split-berth arrangement.
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