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Carver's new addition to its 11-model family from 36' to 56' sits squarely in the middle. The concept of this boat is to provide affordable comfortable cruising accommodations for two couples or for a family. The emphasis in boat building these days is at the stern, and Carver has certainly zeroed-in on that aspect of the boat to provide plenty of space for all sorts of activities.

Key Features

  • Nutmeg wood bulkheads, cabinetry, trim, & doors throughout cabin, with high-gloss finish
  • Hand-laid, molded fiberglass components featuring composite laminate hullsides, decks, & cabintops
  • Tinted, tempered safety glass frameless window systems
  • 58 ft2 (5.4 m2) cockpit
  • Command bridge stairways
  • Bridge hardtop
  • Sleep 6

Specifications

Carver 44 Sojourn (2009-) Specifications
Length Overall 44' 4''
13.1 m
Dry Weight 30,000 lbs.
13,607 kg.
Beam 13' 11''
4.2 m
Tested Weight N/A
Draft 46''
1.17 m
Fuel Cap 412 gal.
1,560 L
Deadrise/Transom N/A Water Cap 100 gal.
379 L
Max Headroom 6' 6''
2 m
Bridge Clearance N/A
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 44 Sojourn (2009-)Engine options
Std. Power Not Available
Tested Power Currently no test numbers
Opt. Power Crusader 8.1 MPI - 385 hp
Volvo Penta IPS 8.1
2 x 330-hp Volvo Penta IPS450
Volvo Penta IPS 500 - 370 hp
Volvo Penta IPS 600 - 435 hp

Carver 44 Sojourn (2009-) Line Drawing

Carver 44 Sojourn (2009-) Photo Gallery

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Carver 44 Sojourn (2009-)

The bridge deck/flying bridge is huge and this is where people will be spending most of their time.

Carver 44 Sojourn (2009-)

Note that the IPS joystick is handy for southpaws. Righties might want to move it abaft the throttles.

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Carver 44 Sojourn (2009-)

We like the full-height fridge/freezer in the galley.

Carver 44 Sojourn (2009-)

The master in the bow of the boat has an ensuite head with separate shower stall.

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Carver 44 Sojourn (2009-)

Note that there are large and numerous portlights to let plenty of light into the main salon.

Carver 44 Sojourn (2009-)

Carver 44 Sojourn (2009-) Captain's Report

New Carver 44 Sojourn

By Jeff Hammond

With its large bridge deck the 44 Sojourn can be used for day cruising and entertaining and Carver says that 12 people can sit here. There is no doubt that this will be the focus of the boat. We'd go for the optional items that would make her an all-weather, long season cruiser -- the hardtop with full enclosure and the full wet bar with fridge, ice maker and sink. Then you can party until the cows come home, rain or shine.

Engine Options and Gas IPS?!

Standard power is twin Crusader 8.1 liter 385-hp gasoline V-drive engines. Or, you can go with IPS drives, powered with either 330-hp, 370-hp, or 435-hp Volvo Penta diesels. We have not tested this boat so can make no recommendation at this time.



The V-drive and the IPS drives are critical to this boat as getting the engines back as far as possible has allowed the Carver designers to get the second cabin into the boat.

Standard Equipment Worth Noting

As we look down Carver's list of standard equipment several items pop out which deserve to be mentioned. First is the "Carver Docking System"(tm) which is both a bow and stern thruster. So even if you do go with the 385-hp Crusaders, you can maneuver the boat just as well as with the optional and more expensive joystick on the Volvos. However, bear in mind that these thrusters are driven by 6-hp electric motors and all electric thrusters are problematical. There is nothing like having the full thrust of your main engines driving through directional pod drives when you have a strong cross current working against you.

Two other standard items are worth noting: Carver installs a CO-Safe 10-kW Kohler generator and has shaft seals on the drive shafts.

Optional Equipment We'd Order

We've already mentioned a couple of things on the optional list that we would install and here are a couple of others: 1) A grey water holding tank. Odors can come from shower sumps that are not regularly cleaned and here is a way to avoid that problem. 2) We'd go with both the freshwater and raw water washdown systems on both the bow and stern. The boat's freshwater capacity is only 100 gallons, so you'll want to do the hard washdown work with raw water. 3) If you plan any serious cruising, then we would go for the washer/dryer that fits into the master cabin. You can always use the dryer for bathing suits. 4) Paint on the hull is optional, and we would not hesitate to go for the navy blue which makes any boat look good and separates your boat from the mass of white fiberglass out there.


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Standard and Optional Equipment

Carver 44 Sojourn (2009-) Standard and Optional Equipment
Marine Electronics
Autopilot Optional
Fishfinder Optional
GPS/Chart Optional
Radar Optional
VHF Radio Optional
Systems
Air Cond./Heat Optional
Battery Charger/Converter Standard
CD Stereo Standard
Head: Fixed Standard
Shore Power Standard
Trim Tabs Standard
TV/DVD Standard
Washdown: Fresh Water Standard
Washdown: Raw Water Optional
Water Heater Standard
Windlass Standard
Galley
Coffeemaker Standard
Icemaker Optional
Microwave Standard
Refrigerator Standard
Stove Standard
Exterior Features
Hardtop Standard
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Standard
Transom Door Standard
Transom Shower Standard
Wet bar Standard
Boats More Than 30 Feet
Bow Thruster Standard
Generator Standard
Oil Change System Optional
Vacuum Optional
Washer/Dryer Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Carver 44 Sojourn (2009-) Warranty

Carver 44 Sojourn (2009-) Warranty Information
Warranties change from time to time. While BoatTEST.com has tried to ensure 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.

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