C52 Carver Command Bridge

Norris Comer New Boats

C52 Carver  Command  BridgeAs boaters, it can be fun to look at new boats and think about what design elements will define the decade. Years from now with that perfect 20/20 hindsight vision, what will boating in this decade look like? When one looks at the new C52 Carver Command Bridge, a midsized, ultra-modern luxury motoryacht, so many trends of the age are wrapped into one package that it may just sum up this decade of yachting at a glance. Here is a yacht seeking to be the shiniest at today’s marina.

Right off the bat, one sees the near-plumb bow, the bow form that’s seemingly won the war of the naval engineers in the many battles for the modern yacht market, thanks to its optimized performance and increased interior space.C52 Carver  Command  Bridge specs

The foredeck is built around a sumptuous padded sun lounge, forsaking the working foredeck of old. Further aft, you find the open, but covered, cockpit entertainment area with ready access to a large swim step. The wide open flybridge has a hardtop cover and plenty of comfortable spaces to sip a cocktail and enjoy the ride.

True to modern form, the luxurious open cabin is completely enclosed with huge glass windows. A racecar-style helm is forward, but completely integrated into the massive entertainment-focused salon to the point that the skipper will be relaxing with the rest. Three cabins and two heads are below, including the master suite forward. The C52 is powered by twin Cummins QSC 8.3 inboard diesels that reportedly produce a 20- to 30-knot cruising speed.

The end result of the C52 Carver is a spaceship-looking yacht that seeks to do it all, melding sport boat performance with fully maximized accommodations for a yacht this size. If interested in more information or pricing, you can contact local dealer Alexander Marine USA.

Norris Comer

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Norris Comer is the managing editor of Northwest Yachting. He was raised in Portland, Oregon and got his BS in Marine Science at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL where he lived aboard a 1973 Catalina 27 before moving to Washington. He has worked as a commercial fisherman, wandered aimlessly around the world, studied oil spills, and was a contestant on the Norwegian reality TV show, Alt for Norge. He loves living in a state where he can explore the ocean and mountains in the same day.

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