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Carver’s 466 Motor Yacht is highly flexible because she’s offered in either a two or three-stateroom layout with either enclosed-or open-deck areas. Overall, she’s a good performer with a stable ride that’s great for cruising and entertaining.

Key Features

    The 466 has many special features and little touches that set her apart from the pack. In the spacious salon the Flexsteel furniture is covered in UltraLeather, which means a spilled drink is a simple wipe-up. The entertainment center comes equipped with TV, VCR, and stereo with CD. The galley is well stocked with a full-sized refrigerator/freezer, three-burner stove with oven, and a convection microwave. Up on the bridge there is comfortable seating and a spacious aft deck with a wet bar that will keep the traffic down and the conversations intact. Contact: Carver Boats Corporation, P.O. Box 1010, Pulaski, WI 54162-1010, www.carveryachts.com.

Specifications

Carver 466 Motoryacht (Not in Production) Specifications
Length Overall 46'11'' (w/platform) Dry Weight 37,000 lbs.
Beam 14' 11'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft 3' 6'' Fuel Cap 480 gal.
Deadrise/Transom N/A Water Cap 130 gal.
Max Headroom 6' 4'' Bridge Clearance 19' 5''
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Engine Options

Carver 466 Motoryacht (Not in Production) Engine options
Std. Power 2 x 480-hp Volvo Penta 74P
Tested Power 2 x 480-hp Volvo Penta 74P diesel inboards
Opt. Power Not Available

Carver 466 Motoryacht (Not in Production) Line Drawing

Carver 466 Motoryacht (Not in Production) Photo Gallery

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The 466 sleeps six but it can accommodate eight.

You can only truly get the flavor of a Carver once you've stepped inside one. They definitely have the space if that's what you're looking for.

There's nice flow on this boat.

Once you step aboard the 466 you'll notice it has a nice overall flow inside. The salon is uncluttered and open, giving you more room to entertain or simply relax.

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The 466 offers elegant accommodations.

The master stateroom aboard the 466 is more like a bedroom. It features cherrywood drawers and lockers and has a built-in entertainment center with TV/VCR, and large private head.

Guest Stateroom

The forward guest stateroom has an island-style berth, good storage, cedar lined lockers and a private head.

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Good overall space distribution.

The 466 has a spacious layout with an open salon with large windows and connecting galley.

Carver 466 Motoryacht (Not in Production) Captain's Report

If you’re in the market for a yacht that’s as flexible as you are, take a look at Carver’s 466 Motor Yacht. The big 466 is available in either a two- or three stateroom layout, along with a host of big-boat features. Her wide side decks, optional wing doors, and squared-off, business-like pilothouse windows indicate that this yacht is designed to go to sea. Take a look at her bow rails. Sure, they look good, but they are also designed so that it’s nearly impossible for you to leave the deck without warning.

The heart of the 466 is a pair of 480-hp in-line-six-cylinder Volvo Penta TAMD 74 diesels which are both fuel injected and electronically controlled, so you are guaranteed near-smokeless start-ups and clean, efficient running. Onboard monitoring means the fuel/air mixture is constantly adjusted for changing conditions and loads. As a matter of fact, these Volvo’s already comply with international clean air requirements that are not mandated until year 2005.

The 466 ran like a champ, and when it comes to seas, you can bet her 35,000 pound displacement and her 15 ½ foot beam will flatten most of the seas you’ll encounter in normal cruising situations. She gets up on plane in just 8.5 seconds, and we recorded a top-end speed of 32 mph with a best-cruise speed of more than 20 mph at 2000 rpm.

The fuel economy of the engines was also apparent in her performance, yielding a cruising range of more than 300 miles. So the bottom line is you’ve got a lot of choices with the 466…2 or 3 cabins, enclosed or open deck areas. Either way, the boat’s designed to be as flexible as you are.

For more information call (920)822-1600 or visit carveryachts.com.

Carver 466 Motoryacht (Not in Production) Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Carver 466 Motoryacht (Not in Production) is 32.2 MPH (51.8 KPH), burning 52.6 gallons per hour (GPH) or 199.09 liters per hour (LPH).

  • Best cruise for the Carver 466 Motoryacht (Not in Production) is 19.7 MPH (31.7 KPH), and the boat gets 0.72 miles per gallon (MPG) or 0.31 kilometers per liter (KPL), giving the boat a cruising range of 302 miles (486.02 kilometers).

  • Tested power is 2 x 480-hp Volvo Penta 74P diesel inboards.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.

Standard and Optional Equipment

Carver 466 Motoryacht (Not in Production) Standard and Optional Equipment
Systems
Air Cond./Heat Optional
Battery Charger/Converter Standard
CD Stereo Standard Sirius Satellite Radio
Dripless Shaft Seals Standard
Head: Fixed Standard
Shore Power Standard
Trim Tabs Standard
TV/DVD Standard
Washdown: Fresh Water Optional
Washdown: Raw Water Optional
Water Heater Standard
Windlass Optional
Galley
Icemaker Standard
Microwave Standard
Refrigerator Standard
Stove Standard
Exterior Features
Carpet: Cockpit Optional
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Transom Door Standard
Wet bar Standard
Canvas
Bimini Top Optional Prestige
Full Canvas Optional Prestige
Boats More Than 30 Feet
Engine Synchronizer Optional
Freezer Standard
Generator Standard
Vacuum Optional
Washer/Dryer Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Carver 466 Motoryacht (Not in Production) Warranty

Carver 466 Motoryacht (Not in Production) Warranty Information
Warranties change from time to time. While BoatTEST.com has tried to insure the most up-to-date warranty offered by each builder, it does not guarantee the accuracies of the information presented below. Please check with the boat builder or your local dealer before you buy any boat.
Certifications
NMMA Certification Yes

Test Results   (Printer Friendly Page)

Test Power: 2 x 480-hp Volvo Penta 74P diesel inboards
  Range  
RPM MPH Knots Total GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM   KM    KPH    LPH    KPL   dBA
600 6.8 5.9 1.0 6.8 5.9 2819 2451 4537 10.90 3.79 2.87 62
1000 9.5 8.2 3.6 2.6 2.3 1096 953 1764 15.30 13.63 1.12 64
1250 11.2 9.7 7.8 1.4 1.2 597 519 961 18.00 29.53 0.61 66
1500 12.1 10.5 13.2 0.9 0.8 383 333 616 19.50 49.97 0.39 68
1750 15.1 13.1 19.6 0.8 0.7 322 280 518 24.30 74.19 0.33 70
2000 19.7 17.1 27.2 0.7 0.6 302 262 486 31.70 102.96 0.31 73
2250 23.8 20.7 35.0 0.7 0.6 283 246 455 38.30 132.49 0.29 75
2500 26.4 22.9 44.4 0.6 0.5 248 216 399 42.50 168.07 0.25 79
2670 32.2 28.0 52.6 0.6 0.5 255 222 410 51.80 199.11 0.26 78

All fuel consumption numbers is the total are for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation.

Performance Chart

Performance Chart

Test Conditions

Test Power: 2 x 480-hp Volvo Penta 74P diesel inboards
Time To Plane N/A
0 to 30 N/A
Test Power 2 x 480-hp Volvo Penta 74P diesel inboards
Transmission ZF
Ratio 2.22:1
Props 28x28
Load 1/2 fuel, -water, 5 persons on board, min. cruising gear
Climate Temp: 75F, Humid 65%, Wind: 10-15 knots Seas: 1-2 feet