Carver C34 Coupe

A family cruiser.

by Capt. Tom Serio
Psst! Over here. Have I got a family cruiser for you.


  • LOA: 34'
  • Beam: 11'6"
  • Draft: 3'4"/3'1"
  • Weight: 17,300 lbs.
  • Fuel Capacity: 200 gals.
  • Water Capacity: 78 gals.
  • Power: T-MerCruiser 4.5L 250-hp sterndrives
  • Price: Contact dealer

Psst! Over here. Have I got a family cruiser for you. Carver Yachts has been doing some wonderful things with its line of coupes and just introduced the C34 Coupe. This new model is a great entry-level boat and can be single-handed by someone moving up from a bowrider. The C34 Coupe has all the features, amenities, space utility, quality, craftsmanship and affordability for which Carver is known.

From the exterior, the C34 is a stout craft with a high freeboard, a plumb bow, and generous hull and salon windows. Side and foredecks are ringed by high rails, allowing for safe transit. An L-shaped settee in the cockpit offers a relaxing spot to watch the kids play in the water off the swim platform.

Storage for fenders and gear is underneath the seating. With the press of a button, the settee backrest lays flat, creating a nice sunpad. Outfit the cockpit with an optional SureShade, a cocktail table, a power cooler or a grill. 

Inside, the galley to starboard has a microwave, stove, fridge, drawers and cabinets. In the salon, a hi-low table flanks a long, L-shaped sofa. Lower the table and drop in the cushions for an extra sleeping berth. Above is a skylight with shade and an optional electric sunroof. Forward to starboard is the helm, in close proximity to all the action. The single helm seat is bolstered and has great visibility. There’s sufficient dash space for your preferred electronics package.

Understand that headroom on the main deck is 6 feet, 8 inches, with 6 feet, 5 inches down below. That’s impressive for a boat of this size. Accommodations below include a forward master with a kitty-corner berth, shelving, an overhead hatch and locker. Midship is a sofa lounge — a perfect area for the kids to hang or just relax with a book. The lounge converts into a full-size berth for overnight guests, and a privacy bulkhead can be added to make it a stateroom. One notable feature is the separate shower stall, so you can say goodbye to a wet head.

During a tour of the C34 Coupe, Kelly Kraning, national sales manager for Carver Yachts, says that the main deck “has a nice, spacious layout inside with great visibility. We are real excited about it. It’s a nice family boat.”

Take a look at the Carver C34 Coupe. Your family will thank you.

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