Carver Yachts new C34 is named Boat of the Year in Japan

Boat-of-the-Year-logoThe Carver Yachts C34 Command Bridge took home the 2013 Boat of the Year Award at the 2014 Japan International Boat Show.

This award is presented to the boat that best reflects design innovation, build quality and application of new technology, making it prestigious and coveted for leaders in the industry.

The Japan International Boat Show held earlier this month in Yokohama City, annually attracts vendors and enthusiasts from all over the world. The Japan Marine Industry Association, backed by various international sponsors, organizes the event.

Carver’s dealer in Japan is Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd., Yokohama, Japan. Yamaha Motor Co.,Ltd has been a Carver Yachts dealer for the past twenty years and in that time has built the brand to be among the market share leaders in Japan.

Dick Nocenti, Carver marketing director, said the 2014 Japan show was a great success and very important for Carver Yachts.

“Taking home Japan’s Boat of the Year award was confirmation that Carver’s new line of Command Bridge style yachts reflects our determination to be the most innovative yacht builder in the industry” Nocenti said. “The quality, comfort, privacy and value provided by the C34 are features appreciated by customers in Japan and throughout the world.”

The Carver C34 is one of three new models Carver has introduced to the global market in the past year. It was unveiled at the beginning of 2013 and represents the essence of Carver design, durability and modern convenience. The yacht features a low profile command bridge, which provides 360-degree-viewing for piloting, a spacious homelike floor plan, two private staterooms and open entertainment areas as well as extra wide deck walkways.

Photo Caption: JPG - Richard Brown (third from the left), Carver's international service manager, accepts the award on behalf of Carver at the 2014 International Boat Show.

Richard Brown (third from the left), Carver’s international service manager, accepts the award on behalf of Carver at the 2014 International Boat Show.

About Carver Yachts

Carver Yachts is an independent and privately owned company. Carver Yachts have been engineered and manufactured for 60 years at the company’s American yacht yard in Pulaski, Wisconsin. Carver Yachts is represented throughout the world by a network of independent dealers. For more information, contact us.

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Carver Yachts Will Unveil New C37 Coupé at Miami International Boat Show

Carver Yacht is making plans to unveil its latest new vessel on February 14, 2014 during this year’s Miami International Boat Show. This new model, named the Carver C37 Coupé, is the third all new yacht the company has introduced in the past 12 months. The company’s aggressive new product development schedule is unmatched by any other company in this segment of the market.

The new C37 Coupé’s swim platform, cockpit, salon, galley and helm station are integrated into a unified, single level floor plan. There are no steps between the cockpit and the interior of the yacht and the hinged salon doors swing open to provide wide access to the salon from the cockpit. This is a highly desirable feature and one that is unique to Carver. The accommodations level of the new C37 includes two very private staterooms and a roomy head compartment equipped with a spacious fiberglass stall shower with hinged Lexan door. Owners and their guests will appreciate having homelike shower accommodations on board rather than using public showers at the marina.

People will love the new C37 both for how it looks and how it performs. The planning hull has a 13’ beam and a running surface designed to deliver a stable, smooth, dry ride. When equipped with twin Mercruiser 377 Magnum B3 stern drives the Carver C37 is expected to deliver top end speed approaching 40 mph. Twin diesel engines are also available. Additional high value features include a power actuated sun roof in the salon ceiling, extra-wide walk around side decks, L-shaped cockpit seating and an island berth in the master stateroom. A power retractable cockpit sunshade is available as an owner specified addition.

‘Over the past 60 years Carver has earned the reputation for building high quality, dependable boats and yachts that deliver more homelike features than any other brand’ – stated Robert VanGrunsven, Carver’s President and a 38 year veteran of the company. ‘The Carvers we are building today continue this tradition of excellence. And, through our use of superior engineering and modern construction technology, we are able to offer our new models to the market for very attractive prices. Our new Carvers represent the very best value in the industry “- said VanGrunsven.

The first C37 is scheduled for sea trials off the coast of Southern Florida in late January. From there, the yacht will be on display within the Carver Yachts indoor exhibit (display location C71) at the Miami Beach Convention Center during the 2014 Miami International Boat Show February 13 – 17.

Winter Boat Show Schedule

See the new Carver C34 and C40 at these upcoming boat shows.
January 10th – 19th
C34 and C40
Crates Marine
January 16th – 20th
Skipper Bud’s
San Diego
January 23rd – 26th
C34, C40, 54V
Silver Seas
San Francisco
January 23rd – 26th
Silver Seas
January 27th – Feb 1st
C34 & C40
Shangri La
January 31st – Feb 2nd
C34 & C40
Hagadone Marine
Los Angles
February 2nd – 9th
C34 & C40
Silver Seas Marine
February 13th – 17th
C34, C40, C37
February 20th – 23rd
C34 & C40
Bosun’s Marine

Matthew VanGrunsven Named New VP of Global Sales

Pulaski, Wis., (July 24, 2013) Marquis Yachts, LLC has promoted Matthew VanGrunsven to vice president of global sales for the company, which builds Carver and Marquis yachts.

Irwin Jacobs, owner/partner of Marquis Yachts, LLC made the announcement this week saying that VanGrunsven, formerly the company’s sales director, was a natural choice for the role because of his experience with the Carver and Marquis lines and his successful track record with the company. VanGrunsven will be responsible for developing the company’s global sales strategy and managing ongoing sales activities. More than 60% of the company’s premium quality yachts are sold outside the United States and Canada. Matthew has been with the company for 10 years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in marketing and finance from Marquette University.

“We are in good hands to have Matt heading our sales division,” Jacobs said. “His experience and passion for representing the Marquis and Carver brands make him an excellent choice to lead the company into the future.

VanGrunsven assumes the new role at a time when the company, especially the Carver division, is in the middle of an aggressive period of new product development, unveiling three new yachts in 2013 alone. So far this year, Carver has unveiled the C34, the C40, and has announced the Carver 37’ Coupé which will be launched later this year. The three new yachts represent Carver’s design philosophy of filling an unmet need in the yachting market by combining quality and dependability together with superior accommodations and value.

“It’s exciting for me to be given the opportunity to help lead this company as it launches a new and fresh generation of yachts,” VanGrunsven said. “It is very gratifying to be a part of the leadership team that has and will continue to make Marquis and Carver two of the strongest brands in the industry.”

VanGrunsven replaces Erik Nelson who left the company recently to assume a similar role at a recreational equipment manufacturer in Minnesota. VanGrunsven lives in Green Bay and will be based at Marquis’ shipyard and corporate headquarters in Wisconsin.

About Marquis Yachts, LLC
Marquis Yachts, LLC is an independent and privately owned American yacht maker. The company produces yachts under the brand names Marquis Yachts and Carver Yachts, from its yacht yard in Pulaski, Wis., where it’s been making yachts for 60 years. For more information on Marquis and Carver yachts, contact Dick Nocenti, marketing director, at (920) 822-3214 or email Also visit or

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Carver Yachts Leads the Industry with the Introduction of Three New Models in 2013

Pulaski, WI, June 27, 2013: Carver Yachts is taking a very aggressive stance by developing and unveiling three totally new models for the 2013 calendar year. These new models include the low profile command bridge style Carver C34 which was first introduced at the 2013 New York National Boat Show, the Carver C40 which will be unveiled to the public next week, and a Carver 37’ Coupé scheduled for launch later this year. It has been several years since a yacht builder has introduced this many totally new models in such a compressed period of time.
“Developing this many new boats in just a twelve month period is very aggressive.” stated Robert VanGrunsven, President of Marquis Yachts, LLC builders of Carver brand yachts and a thirty eight year veteran of the recreational boating industry. “We kicked this project off by taking a very careful look at what was being offered in the midsize segment of the industry and decided to create an exciting new line of cruising yachts that are unlike anything currently available. We set out to energize the market with a new line that would generate lots of excitement and give people a great reason to consider buying a new boat…a boat that is different and offers much more than the one they currently own. Developing entirely new products also gave us a unique opportunity to utilize numerous new yacht building methods and materials which have led to greater efficiency and a reduction in non-value added expense. That’s how we can bring these three new products to market at price points that represent the absolute best value of any similar sized product. People who have seen the new Caver C34 have been amazed, and they will be equally impressed with the new C40 and 37’ Coupé.” – added VanGrunsven.

“The response to the new Carver C34 has been tremendous with our building backlog extending to the end of 2013. The results of our spring boat show launch strategy have exceeded our expectations on all levels” commented Erik Nelson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Carver Yachts. “There have been thousands of people who have toured the C34 since it was launched last January. The common thread is that this new Carver offers the space and accommodations of a much larger yacht than the C34’s 34’ LOA. People are also impressed when they learn that the C34 is priced much lower than expected for a 34’ high quality, full featured yacht built by an established and proven American yacht builder”.
“We are and will continue to approach the market very aggressively” added Robert VanGrunsven. “These new Carvers represent a fresh way of thinking about spacious, comfortable cruising yachts that deliver value far beyond their purchase price. Ingenious use of space and a price that represents outstanding value are attributes that will be constant features of all new Carver designs”.

Carver Yachts Unveils another New Yacht in 2013 – The C40 Command Bridge

Pulaski, WI, June 28, 2013: Carver Yachts continues its aggressive stance in addressing the needs of the global yacht market with the introduction of the exciting new Carver C40. This elegant, low profile, 40’ command bridge style yacht is the second new model to be introduced by the company this year and follows the Carver C34 which made its global debut at the 2013 Miami International Boat Show. The initial sea trials of the all new Carver C40 are scheduled to begin August 1, 2013.

The C40 is a command bridge style cruising yacht that takes full advantage of Carver’s sixty years’ experience designing and building spacious and comfortable vessels known for their strength and dependability. The exterior profile and interior accommodations of the C40 are strikingly unique and represents Carver’s fresh new approach to creating exciting products that reflect the needs of today’s boating enthusiasts.

One of the most prominent exterior features of the C40 is the yacht’s expansive low profile command bridge. This elevated environment not only provides the captain with a great vantage point in which to operate the vessel, but the area includes numerous seating and lounging areas to accommodate friends and family. At deck level the C40 is designed with an integrated swim platform, cockpit, salon and galley that create a unified environment for social interaction. This new yacht features a spacious and private master stateroom and private guest cabin. When the salon lounge is converted to a double berth the yacht provides sleeping accommodations for six people. The C40 has two large and very spacious private head compartments. The master head features the largest home-like stall shower you’ll find in a yacht this size. People who walk through this all new Carver will think they are on board a much larger vessel.

The new 40’ Carver’s propulsion system is powered by a pair of efficient and dependable inboard engines which allow the yacht to achieve a top speed in excess of 30 mph. Gasoline or diesel engines are available and a bow thruster can be installed for added maneuverability.

“This new series from Carver is unlike anything on the market today” stated Erik Nelson Vice President-Sales & Marketing for Carver brand yachts. ‘We know that experienced boaters are looking for a new, exciting yacht that suits not only their aesthetic needs but also their functional requirements. Carver’s all new C34 and now the C40 deliver fresh new styling, unmatched space, outstanding value and exceptional quality”.

After extensive sea trails the C40 will make its initial market introduction as a featured new yacht at the Michigan City In-Water Boat Show August 22 – 25, 2013 in Michigan City, Indiana. The 2013 boat show schedule for the C40 includes shows in Norwalk, CT, Annapolis, MD, Newport, RI, Sandusky, OH and the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

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Uncle Gus’ Boat Sales & Marina Appointed New Carver Yachts Dealer

Erik Nelson, Vice President Sales & Marketing for Marquis Yachts, LLC announced today that Uncle Gus’ Boat Sales & Marina will be the authorized representative for Carver brand yachts in northeast Texas, southern Oklahoma and western Arkansas.  Uncle Gus’ Boat Sales & Marina has locations on Lake Whitney in Clifton, Texas and at Pier 121 in Lewisville, Texas.

Uncle Gus’ has been in the marine sales and service business for more than 50 years and is currently owned by Tony Varrichio and managed by boating industry veteran Ray Bible.  The well-known Texas business includes a full service, 175 slip marina on Lake Whitney.

“We are thrilled to welcome Uncle Gus’ Boat Sales and Marina to the Carver Yachts family” stated Erik Nelson.  “Their long standing reputation for providing their customers with top rated service will serve the high expectations of Carver Yacht owners very well”.

The new Carver Yachts dealer will receive a Carver C34 command bridge yacht in June 2013 and will feature this new Carver at the Dallas Summer Boat Show July 18 – 21 at the Dallas Market Center. “The new Carver C34 is a yacht that is perfect for families boating on Lake Whitney and other area lakes” said Ray Bible, General Manager for the new Carver Yachts dealership.  “The new C34’s attractive styling, comfortable accommodations and value driven price are all very attractive features.  This is a boat our current customers will want to move up to because it offers space and amenities that are typically only available on much larger yachts” – added Ray Bible. 

Carver Yachts is a brand designed, built and marketed by Marquis Yachts, LLC, an independent and privately owned company. Carver Yachts have been hand craft for 59 years at the company’s American yacht yard in Pulaski, Wisconsin.  The brand is represented throughout the world by a network of independent Dealers. For more information call Dick Nocenti, Marketing Manager, at 920.822.3214 or visit .

Carver Yachts Unveils New C34 at 2013 Miami International Boat Show

Pulaski, WI, February 15, 2013:  Carver Yachts is pleased to unveil the first model in a series of exciting new generation yachts currently in development at their Wisconsin based shipyard – the all new Carver C34. The new C34 was on display at the Miami International Boat Show in the Carver Yachts exhibit located on Collins Avenue in Miami Beach.

For 60 years Carver yachts have been renowned for their spacious, ergonomic designs that are logically designed to meet the demands of avid yachtsmen. The new generation Carvers continue this tradition.  Sleek new lines paired with forward thinking naval architecture and supported by fine North American design, engineering and craftsmanship define this new series of yachts from top to bottom.  The Carver systems and design engineers focused on developing a yacht that provides homelike accommodations to meet the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s yachting enthusiasts.

“This is an exciting time for Carver and for yacht enthusiasts seeking a fresh new design,” stated Robert VanGrunsven, President of Carver Yachts. “We are developing new, finely crafted yachts while remaining true to what made Carver the respected brand it is today. We very excited about this new, aggressive venture and know this product line is exactly what the market is demanding.  The new C34 has great design, comfort, space, and most importantly, tremendous value as compared to what is currently available in this size range.”

Boating enthusiasts will find the C34 incredibly spacious, highly functional and very versatile. The creative design provides a spacious low profile command bridge that is the perfect place to command the vessel while underway or lounge around at anchor.  For people who seek a fully equipped galley, two private staterooms, a home-like stall shower and spacious areas for entertainment, the C34 delivers. From fishing, to cruising, this all new Carver is certain to quench the thirst of boaters seeking to be on the water.

“We recognize yachting enthusiasts around the world yearn for a spacious, durable and highly functional yacht supported by an exceptional value proposition,”Erik Nelson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing said. “We designed this new generation of Carvers, starting with the C34, for everyone who wants to enjoy the water and create lasting memories with their families at an affordable and easy to justify price.”

Carver Yachts is an independent and privately owned company. Carver Yachts have been engineered and manufactured for 59 years at the company’s American yacht yard in Pulaski, Wisconsin.  Carver Yachts is represented throughout the world by a network of independent Dealers. For more information call Dick Nocenti, Marketing Manager, at 920.822.3214 or visit

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The New Carver 54 Voyager – A Must See in Miami!

Carver 54 Voyager overview

Making plans to attend this year’s Miami International Boat Show, Feb. 15-20? Your visit would not be fulfilled without stepping aboard the newly launched Carver 54 Voyager. The Voyager is designed and outfitted to be the ultimate long range cruiser. The triple deck layout provides its owners and guests with privacy, comfort and luxurious accommodations while at sea or at your favorite anchorage.

The newly launched Carver 54 Voyager is a long range cruiser designed for yachting families who like to go places. We designed this new yacht for ultimate functionality. Take a close look at the 54 Voyager’s pilot house where we have located a command station that can be equipped with all the navigation and communication instruments you can dream of. And you’ll never be alone during a passage because the pilot house is enclosed and has seating and lounging space for all aboard. This is what a Carver Voyager is all about – comfort, functionality, seaworthiness and dependability. It’s the perfect vessel for your family to gather together to explore new exciting places.

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Carver Yachts Announces World Debut of New 54V at Weekend Boat Shows

September 21, 2011 Pulaski, Wisconsin – Carver Yachts has just announced the unveiling of their newest yacht, the 54 Voyager. This exciting new model will make its first appearance this weekend on both East and West Coasts of the United States in quite an impressive manner.

The new model will be debuted at the Norwalk Boat Show (Norwalk, CT) on the East Coast and the Lido Boat Show (Newport Beach, CA) on the West Coast.

“This new yacht design has been highly anticipated by our customers and dealers. Our company is very proud of the achievement in style, innovation and accommodations on this boat. We believe it is important to launch the new model in a grand fashion to our valued customers”, stated Carver Yachts president, Robert VanGrunsven.

For more than 58 years, Carver has been designing high quality yachts known for their comfortable and spacious accommodations and superior construction. In a time when new product development has been limited for many companies, Carver has taken an aggressive, proactive approach by developing and introducing several newly designed models. These new models illustrate Carver’s continued commitment to delivering luxurious yet functionally designed yachts at an exceptional value in today’s marketplace.

“Boaters are always interested in new designs. A company has to have confidence and part of that confidence comes from the willingness to invest company resources into new products. Without new and exciting, customers will not have a reason to consider buying their family a new boat,” said VanGrunsven.

The 54V holds true to the classic command bridge Voyager series that has been remarkably successful for the company. The design focuses exclusively on space, layout, function, long range cruising and efficiency. The 54V offers exceptional overnight and entertaining accommodations and timeless design for an extraordinary value. The innovative design incorporates Carver’s increased long range cruising efficiency supported by a state-of-the-art joystick control and maneuvering system. This new technology integrates the main engines with a thruster system allowing the operator to dock or maneuver in close quarters with confidence, conviction and peace of mind.

“Our customers are demanding space for entertaining and enjoying their families – a yacht that can be used to vacation, spend leisure time and create long lasting memories. Our mission is to provide this experience in an exceptional and value based way,” states VanGrunsven. “In the end, people with a passion for the water and boating will always be present. However, we recognize that for some families, a more economical option needs to exist. An option that is sexy in design, content and price.”

The 54V is an exciting new product with incredible value supported by attentive customer service and aftermarket support.

Carver Yachts is a division of Marquis Yachts, LLC and has been handcrafting custom yachts for 58 years at their Wisconsin shipyard. For additional information contact Scott Grall, Marketing Manager, at 920.822.3214 or visit


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Carver Yachts Announces Breakwater Marine as the New Authorized Carver Yachts Dealer for Pacific Northwest

Pulaski, WI, December 20, 2011: Fred Moore & Aaron Moore, Principals Breakwater Marine, and Erik Nelson,Vice President of Sales & Marketing Carver Yachts, LLC announced today a new long term partnership agreement in the Pacific Northwest as the authorized Dealer representative servicing the premium yacht market.

“We are proud to confirm a strong partnership for a very important market for Carver Yachts,” commented Nelson. “This is an extremely dedicated organization committed to providing extraordinary service to all their customers. Their reputation speaks for itself in this region and the dedicated team of sales and service professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest will provide an unmatched network of support and information for all our Customers in this market. Breakwater Marine has taken an aggressive approach to the marine and yacht business over the past three years. They have set new standards for their exemplary after-market support and customer dedication programs. We could not be happier with the new partnership and association.”

“We are committed to selling the absolute highest quality of yachts and are excited about the opportunity to represent the Carver Yachts throughout our entire organization and in all of our Sales and Service facilities throughout Washington” stated Fred Moore & Aaron Moore, Principals Breakwater Marine. “There is no doubt that the Carver brand has emerged as industry leader in quality and craftsmanship. Their new aggressive product and market development strategies will position our company for continued advancement and success. We are pleased to be associated with such a partner.”

Breakwater will be showcasing new Carver product, including the brand new 2012 54 Voyager and 44 Sojourn at the upcoming Seattle Boat Show in January. For more information on these events, contact Breakwater Marine at: or

Carver Yachts is an independent and privately owned company. Carver Yachts have been engineered and manufactured for 58 years at the company’s American yacht yard in Pulaski, Wisconsin. Carver Yachts is represented throughout the world by a network of independent Dealers. For more information call Scott Grall, Marketing Manager, at 920.822.3214 or visit

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