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Carver 44 Sojourn (Not in Production)
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Brief Summary

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

    Length Overall 44' 4''
    13.1 m
    Beam 13' 11''
    4.2 m
    Dry Weight 30,000 lbs.
    13,607 kg.
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 46''
    1.17 m
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom N/A
    Max Headroom 6' 6''
    2 m
    Bridge Clearance N/A
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 412 gal.
    1,560 L
    Water Capacity 100 gal.
    379 L
    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 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
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    Captain's Report

    New Carver 44 SojournBy Jeff HammondWith 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 OrderWe'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.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Marine Electronics

    Autopilot Optional
    Fishfinder Optional
    GPS/Chart Optional
    Radar Optional
    VHF Radio Optional


    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


    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
    Washer/Dryer Optional


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