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Carver 36 Super Sport (Not in Production)
(w/ 2 x 375-hp Crusader 6.0 HO MPI)

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Carver 36 Review

BoatTEST.com reviews the Carver 36 and points out the exciting new features this model has to offer.

Brief Summary

The 36 is the smallest cruiser in the Carver line, yet it remains luxurious and feature-rich. Carver works its wonders once again with this model to deliver maximum living space with an open layout.

Formerly called the 35 Super Sport

Key Features

  • Full-beam salon
  • Cherry wood cabinetry, trim, doors throughout cabin
  • 20'' flat screen TV with DVD
  • Fully appointed galley
  • Face-to-face dinette with bench seats
  • Head features fully enclosed shower stall with integral bench seat
  • Optional sport package with 8 rod holders, insulated fish box, bait well with aerator pump, cockpit lights
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 38' 3''
    11.66 m
    Beam 13' 1''
    4.0 m
    Dry Weight 21,800 lbs
    9,800 lbs
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 37''
    0.94 m
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom N/A
    Max Headroom 6' 7''
    2.0 m
    Bridge Clearance 14' 8''
    4.47 m
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 311 gal.
    1,177 kg
    Water Capacity 78 gal.
    295 L
    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 Not Available
    Tested Power 2 x 375-hp Crusader 6.0 HO MPI
    Opt. Power Not Available

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    650 5.4 4.7 1.4 3.8 3.3 1070 930 74
    1000 6.7 5.8 2.2 3.1 2.7 852 741 76
    1500 7.4 6.4 3.7 2.0 1.7 560 487 79
    2000 10.7 9.3 6.2 1.7 1.5 481 418 80
    2500 11.8 10.3 11.3 1.0 0.9 292 254 80
    3000 14.6 12.7 18.6 0.8 0.7 220 191 80
    3500 20.5 17.8 25.1 0.8 0.7 228 198 86
    4000 25.3 22.0 30.3 0.9 0.7 234 203 90
    4500 27.0 23.4 39.2 0.7 0.6 192 167 91
    5000 32.1 27.9 45.8 0.7 0.6 196 171 93
    5100 33.9 29.4 51.2 0.7 0.6 185 161 91
    RPMNMKMKPHLPHKPLdBA
    650 930 1722 8.70 5.30 1.62 74
    1000 741 1371 10.80 8.33 1.30 76
    1500 487 901 11.90 14.01 0.85 79
    2000 418 774 17.20 23.47 0.73 80
    2500 254 470 19.00 42.78 0.44 80
    3000 191 354 23.50 70.41 0.33 80
    3500 198 367 33.00 95.01 0.34 86
    4000 203 377 40.70 114.70 0.40 90
    4500 167 309 43.50 148.39 0.29 91
    5000 171 315 51.70 173.37 0.30 93
    5100 161 298 54.60 193.81 0.28 91

    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 7.0 sec.
    0 to 30 17.2 sec.
    Ratio N/A
    Props N/A
    Load 4 persons, 1/4 fuel, 1/4 water, minimal gear
    Climate 80 deg., 60% humid.; wind: 10-15 knots; seas: 1-2

    Carver 36 Super Sport (Not in Production) Line Drawing

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    Captain's Report

    Luxurious and Feature-RichCarver’s finesse and attention to detail resonates throughout the craftsmanship and performance of this Super Sport. By Capt. Chris KourtakisCarver introduced the Super Sport line in 2005, but their heritage of building quality yachts dates over 50 years. The 36 Super Sport may be an entry-level boat into Carver’s line, but there is nothing entry-level about this model. This Super Sport is packed with more standard features than most 33-foot yachts, creating a true diamond in the rough.Cockpit LayoutWhether you want to leave the space for a dance floor or add a table and chairs for outside dining, the cockpit area allows you to do both with its open layout. The cockpit also includes access to the shore power and the cable hook-ups which are on the port side. The hot and cold transom shower is readily available by the transom door.Through the transom door, you can access the oversized swim platform with stainless steel swim ladder underneath the platform. I would have preferred an integrated folding ladder in the platform instead of underneath the platform where access could be difficult in choppy water. Up on the BridgeA few molded-in steps give you great access from the cockpit to the bridge. The captain and companion seats with armrests sit on top of adjustable pedestals. A large comfortable couch can be found just in front of the helm, so that your family can enjoy the cruise from up here too. Canvas and other large items can be stored in the large watertight cabinets. The helm is fully-equipped with split shifters, Teleflex combination gauges, stereo remote, tilt wheel, and room for your choice of electronics. The wood grain dash adds a touch of style, while the black pad lining the top of the dash allows you to read the instruments much easier. Moving to the bow to adjust the windlass or to lay out on the optional sun pad is made safe by the high stainless steel rails. Cabin FeaturesThe excitement of entering the cabin starts with the easy to use tinted sliding glass door with standard screen door. The full-beam salon is airy and bright with a great view from any angle with the 360-degree layout of the windows. The cherry wood décor gives the cabin a warm and inviting feeling. To starboard is an L-shaped lounge that gives you a perfect seat to converse, or watch a movie on the standard 20” flat screen TV and DVD player. The movable table and optional movable stools also allow you to rearrange the dinette to fit your needs.Dining SpaceIf you opt out of the additional stateroom a larger conversational dinette will take its place. The dinette seats four adults comfortably and has an abundant amount of storage beneath the seats. The cherry wood countertops and dry bar with wine and glass rack adorn the wall. When needed, the dinette can be converted into a double berth. Cooking DelightThe galley is complete with a built-in garbage can, covered stainless steel sink, and microwave/coffee maker (the MicroBrew). The oversized Nova Cool refrigerator and freezer add to the galley’s functionality.The head is accessible from both the salon and master stateroom. It features a stylish vanity, stainless steel sink, separate shower stall and Vacuflush toilet. Main StateroomTwo steps on either side make accessing the elegant queen berth easy. Relax before bed while watching your favorite DVD on the optional flip down 15” flat screen TV and when the movie is over, the separate A/C controls will allow you to sleep in perfect comfort.The two cedar-lined hanging lockers will keep your clothes fresh and wrinkle-free, while the seven cabinets and surrounding shelves allow you to store all the necessities for your journey.The optional stateroom is located on the starboard side of the boat. Carver gives you the option of a queen-sized berth or twin berths. You’ll find that there’s sufficient room for your guest’s overnight gear in the hanging locker.Engine RoomThe engine room is accessed through the floor in the salon. It is completely gel coated for a clean look with all wires labeled and tied down. Both engines can be accessed on all sides for general maintenance checks.PerformanceOn test day this 38-foot, 3-inch yacht achieved a top speed of 33.9 mph turning 5100 rpm with a pair of 350-hp Crusader 6.0 MPI engines. With four people on board, 78 gallons of fuel, and 20 gallons of water the most economical cruise speed was around 4000 rpm traveling 25.3 mph for a range of 467 miles. Whether you are in rough or calm seas, the 36 Super Sport handles like a larger boat and provides a superior ride with plenty of space, and many comforts of home.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Carver 36 Super Sport (Not in Production) is 33.9 mph (54.6 kph), burning 51.2 gallons per hour (gph) or 193.79 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Carver 36 Super Sport (Not in Production) is 32.1 mph (51.7 kph), and the boat gets 0.70 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.3 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 196 miles (315.43 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 2 x 375-hp Crusader 6.0 HO MPI.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Systems

    Air Cond./Heat Standard
    Battery Charger/Converter Standard
    CD Stereo Standard
    Dripless Shaft Seals Standard
    Head: Fixed Standard
    Power Steering Standard
    Shore Power Standard
    Trim Tabs Standard
    Washdown: Fresh Water Optional
    Washdown: Raw Water Optional
    Water Heater Standard
    Windlass Standard

    Galley

    Coffeemaker Standard
    Icemaker Optional
    Microwave Standard
    Refrigerator Standard
    Stove Standard

    Exterior Features

    Carpet: Cockpit Optional
    Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
    Swim Ladder Standard
    Transom Door Standard

    Canvas

    Bimini Top Optional
    Full Canvas Optional

    Boats More Than 30 Feet

    Generator Standard
    Helm: Second Station Standard

    Warranty

    Hull Warranty
    Transferable
    10 year
    Yes

    Deck Warranty
    Transferable
    10 year Yes
    Engine Warranty
    Varies by engine option
    Powertrain Warranty

    Varies by engine option


    Gelcoat Warranty
    Transferable
    5 year
    Yes

    Blistering Warranty
    Transferable
    5 year Yes
    Accessories Warranty
    Transferable
    2 year on other manufactured parts Yes
    Certifications
    ISO Certification NMMA Certification Yes Yes

    Price