In spite of being spawned in Pulaski, Wisconsin, which the average person might not mark as a mariner’s haven, Carver’s history goes back a half century, to 1954. Then, a couple of ambitious men named Charlie Carter and George Verhagen, dreamed up a combination of their names and decided to build a boat. So Carver Boat Corp. became a reality, beginning in Milwaukee. Their first projects were wood – mahogany runabouts, but by the 60s they had graduated to cabin and flybridge models. Fiberglass came next, in the 70s, and they were building customer loyalty as well.
65' MARQUIS 65 (2004) OFF MARKET
Setting its course for the top quality megayacht market, Carver has taken a step calculated to reach for the royalty of midsize luxury yacht owners. Its Marquis 65 yacht reflects a breakthrough in that direction. Designed by renowned naval architect Donald Blount, with the Venetian design team of Carlo Nuvolari, and Dan Leonard for exterior styling, Ft. Lauderdale’s A La Mer for interiors; Carver chose highly respected Ward’s Marine Electric for navigational electronics and control systems. Not the usual cadre for a 65’ production yacht.
Photos and description courtesy: (YachtForums, Marquis Yachts)