The new Carver C34 Coupe is designed to pack a lot of boat into a compact space—and she delivers.

References to generations are commonly discussed topics in the media, in social settings and just about everywhere else. We’ve all heard and, perhaps, said how different one is from another and not always in a complimentary fashion. Yet in spite of the tendency of some to criticize certain age groups as a whole, each generation brings a certain significance and makes a mark on history. The same might be said about generations of boats, and in particular, the Carver C34 Coupe.

Carver Yachts ingeniously packed a surprising number of amenities in the Wisconsin builder’s new C34 Coupe. Her plumb bow allows the boat to carry her beam further forward to maximize cabin volume. A long hull stripe that houses interior portholes and portlights help break up her ample freeboard. Dark accent colors on the coach roof and contoured windows enhance her aesthetics presenting a sleek modern style. With her 34-foot length, she may be more puffin than a swan, but she has an appealing look.

Space Savings

Stepping aboard from astern, the molded swim platform has ample room and includes a hot and cold washdown and an under-mount, centerline swim ladder. The Carver C34 Coupe I toured came complete with an optional electric barbecue and sink that open aft from a transom pod.

When not using the grill, the aft-most seating in the cockpit folds down flat to create a transom sunpad. This connectivity between the cockpit and swim platform is important on a vessel this size as it gives owners and guests more areas in which to congregate. Whether sunning and swimming or grilling and cocktailing, everyone is within sight and easy conversation range. Carver did a great job of connecting the outdoor areas on this model all the way from the swim platform to the foredeck.

Two steps up and through a folding stainless door, you enter the cockpit to starboard. Molded steps continue up to ample side decks for foredeck access. The L-shaped seating to port (unless the sun pad is deployed) offers built-in drink holders for use whether sunning or lounging. The port side of the settee lifts for storage or an optional refrigerated drink cooler. There is also a removable cockpit table for alfresco dining.