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Carver 346 Motoryacht (Not in Production)
(w/ 2 x 370-hp MerCruiser 8.1S Horizon)

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Brief Summary

The all-new 346 is Carver's 2002 adaptation of its highly popular line of aft-cabin motoryachts. On the 346 you have two full-sized staterooms on opposite ends of the vessel for the ultimate in privacy for two couples or a family of four.

Key Features

The 346 features Carver's soon-to-be-famous raised walkway design, which permits use of the entire beam of the boat in the main saloon while still providing excellent access to the fore deck from the bridge or aft deck. This two-stateroom, two-head yacht includes a fully equipped galley, command bridge with wetbar, and 35-square-foot swim platform that's integral with the hull. Contact: Carver Boats Corporation, P.O. Box 1010, Pulaski, WI 54162-1010,


Length Overall 36'11''
Beam 13'2''
Dry Weight 21,800 lbs.
Tested Weight N/A
Draft 2'4''
- Draft Up N/A
- Draft Down N/A
- Air Draft N/A
Deadrise/Transom N/A
Max Headroom 6'3''
Bridge Clearance 14'4''
Weight Capacity N/A
Person Capacity N/A
Fuel Capacity 196 gal.
Water Capacity 70 gal.
Length on Trailer N/A
Height on Trailer N/A
Trailer Weight N/A
Total Weight
(Trailer, Boat, & Engine)

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

Std. Power 2 x 315-hp Volvo Penta 5.7 Gxi
Tested Power 2 x 370-hp MerCruiser 8.1S Horizon
Opt. Power 2x370-hp MerCruiser 8.1s Horizon gas inboards
2x MerCruiser MX 6.2L MPI gas inboards
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Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

Time To Plane 8.4 seconds
0 to 30 15.3 seconds
Ratio 2.56:1
Props 4-blade nibral
Load 5 persons, 1/2 fuel, 1/2 water, min. gear
Climate 75 deg., 70% humid., wind: 5-10 knots; seas: 1 foot

Carver 346 Motoryacht (Not in Production) Line Drawing


Captain's Report

With a relatively low center of gravity, the 346 Motoryacht provides a secure and stable ride underway while at the same time offering excellent visibility, even aft while docking. For us it was a pleasure to test this new yacht and to see how aft-cabin designs have progressed over the past 10 years. Back in 1990 I conducted a long-term test of the ever-popular 32 Aft Cabin, and when you look at the lines of today's 346 you can see how Carver's designers have greatly sleekened the design while still offering all the amenities you're looking for in an aft-cabin motoryacht design.Particularly noteworthy is the light and space you get in the main saloon. This is thanks to two tiers of exterior windows, and an L-shaped lounge to port and loveseat to starboard create a relaxing living room for up to five adults in ultraleather comfort. The 346 is also easy to walk around, with a spacious aft deck and two-step access up to the command bridge.Performance was respectable at 33.7mph top end, and we'd expect to see a similar top speed even if you go for the smaller-hp diesel options. The new Merc 8.1S gas inboards did a great job of popping her up on plane in just 8.4 seconds, but consumed nearly all the real estate in the engine room which is located directly beneath the saloon floor. Fortunately, all dipsticks and fills are located inboard for easy access, and while her range at best cruise is somewhat limited at just 122 miles at best cruise, that still provides more than 5 hours of running time between fillups of her 196-gallon fuel tankage.

Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Carver 346 Motoryacht (Not in Production) is 33.7 mph (54.2 kph), burning 57.4 gallons per hour (gph) or 217.26 liters per hour (lph).
  • Best cruise for the Carver 346 Motoryacht (Not in Production) is 25.1 mph (40.4 kph), and the boat gets 0.69 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.29 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 122 miles (196.34 kilometers).
  • Tested power is 2 x 370-hp MerCruiser 8.1S Horizon.

Standard and Optional Features


NMMA Certification Yes
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