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Carver 450 Voyager (Not in Production)
(w/ 2 x 480-hp Cummins 480C-E inboard diesels)

Brief Summary

The 450 Voyager Pilothouse is an elegant motoryacht with overnighting accommodations for six. It is the entry point in the Voyager series which is designed to gather everyone around the skipper in the lower pilothouse with plenty of seating.

Key Features

The 450 offers a spacious salon with wrap around sofa, entertainment center and wet bar. It's two steps up to the raised pilothouse that has a plush leather captain's chair and curved lounge for four. The full galley comes complete with everything you'll need to create a great meal, and it's situated between the salon and pilothouse so you can still maintain a conversation. The 450 has two staterooms, each with queen-sized berths and private head. Contact: Carver Boats Corporation, P.O. Box 1010, Pulaski, WI 54162-1010, www.carveryachts.com.

Specifications

Length Overall 46' 11''
Beam 14' 11''
Dry Weight 39,600 lbs. wet
Tested Weight N/A
Draft 3' 7''
- Draft Up N/A
- Draft Down N/A
- Air Draft N/A
Deadrise/Transom N/A
Max Headroom 6' 8''
Bridge Clearance 19' 11''
Weight Capacity N/A
Person Capacity N/A
Fuel Capacity 560 gal.
Water Capacity 150 gal.
Length on Trailer N/A
Height on Trailer N/A
Trailer Weight N/A
Total Weight
(Trailer, Boat, & Engine)
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

Std. Power 2x370-hp Cummins 370B diesel inboards
Tested Power 2 x 480-hp Cummins 480C-E inboard diesels
Opt. Power Not Available

Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
650 5.7 5.0 2.6 2.2 1.9 1105 961 68
1000 8.5 7.3 5.0 1.7 1.5 852 741 65
1250 10.5 9.1 8.6 1.2 1.1 615 535 69
1500 12.3 10.7 13.4 0.9 0.8 463 402 70
1750 14.3 12.4 22.8 0.6 0.6 316 275 73
2000 18.9 16.4 31.2 0.6 0.5 305 265 73
2250 25.0 21.7 39.0 0.6 0.6 322 280 74
2500 29.2 25.3 46.6 0.6 0.5 315 274 76
2650 32.7 28.4 58.6 0.6 0.5 281 245 77
RPMNMKMKPHLPHKPLdBA
650 961 1778 9.20 9.84 0.93 68
1000 741 1371 13.70 18.93 0.72 65
1250 535 990 16.90 32.55 0.52 69
1500 402 745 19.80 50.72 0.39 70
1750 275 509 23.00 86.31 0.27 73
2000 265 491 30.40 118.10 0.26 73
2250 280 518 40.20 147.63 0.27 74
2500 274 507 47.00 176.40 0.27 76
2650 245 452 52.60 221.82 0.24 77

All fuel consumption numbers are the total 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. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.

Performance Chart

Performance Chart

Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

Time To Plane 10.4 seconds
0 to 30 19.1 seconds
Ratio 2.22:1
Props 4-blade nibral
Load 4 persons, 3/4 fuel, full water, min. gear
Climate 85 deg., 80% humid., wind: 5 knots; seas: 1 foot

Carver 450 Voyager (Not in Production) Line Drawing

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Captain's Report

Even though she's a scaled-down version of the company's first Voyager--the 530--the 450 is nevertheless a big motoryacht by anyone's standards. The living areas are a bi-level affair with the saloon and in-line galley on the same plane and a raised pilothouse up and to starboard. This pilothouse has wraparound seating for four adults next to the skipper, so everyone can join in on the navigation as the sights go by in inclement weather. For short-handed handling, there's a small pilothouse doorway leading from the lower helm out to the narrow sidedecks, but it may come in handy in a pinch when the skipper needs to get up to the foredeck fast.Topside the easy living continues with an L-shaped lounge across from a wetbar, both abaft the flying bridge helm with twin deeply padded pedestal seats. Given the helm's centerline midship's location, visibility--even aft when docking--is surprisingly good. Also surprising is the kick we got from the all-new Cummins 480-hp electronically controlled diesels. Unlike most diesels that kick in the turbos at 1700rpm or so, the new Cummins take off at 1600rpm to get you up on plane faster--just 10.4 seconds on our test boat. This is due to a new "waste-gate" on the turbos themselves that overboosts the engines at the lower portion of the torque curve, and then dumps excess air once the boat is up and running at cruise. Top-end performance was a very respectable 32.7 mph, and at best cruise the 450 can take you well over 300 miles down the road between fill ups.

Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Carver 450 Voyager (Not in Production) is 32.7 mph (52.6 kph), burning 58.6 gallons per hour (gph) or 221.8 liters per hour (lph).
  • Best cruise for the Carver 450 Voyager (Not in Production) is 25.0 mph (40.2 kph), and the boat gets 0.64 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.27 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 322 miles (518.21 kilometers).
  • Tested power is 2 x 480-hp Cummins 480C-E inboard diesels.

Standard and Optional Features

Systems

Air Cond./Heat Optional
Battery Charger/Converter Standard
CD Stereo Standard Sirius
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

Galley

Coffeemaker 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
Cockpit Cover Optional Prestige
Full Canvas Optional

Boats More Than 30 Feet

Freezer Standard
Generator Standard
Vacuum Optional
Washer/Dryer Optional
Washer/Dryer Optional

Warranty

Certifications
NMMA Certification Yes

Price