Superior features

The Saloon has a range of features and fittings outside the norm for an in-house production boat.

A galley with all the home comforts with a host of appliances – electric under bench oven, 4-ring gas hob, under bench fridge, microwave and a freezer with four drawers. Set into the granite benchtop of the ‘U’ shaped galley is a large single stainless sink offset by a stylish chrome faucet. ample drawer and cupboard space to satisfy even the most discerning of chefs.

The helm station is unobtrusive, with a sliding side screen enabling the helmsman to easily access the side decks if necessary. The entryway is a custom-made single euro-style glass sliding door with
a heavy-duty stainless steel frame.

The master/owners berth – with island double bed with deep under bed drawers and hanging lockers either side of the cabin allows for plenty of natural light and, as with the rest of the boat, light coloured furnishings and timber create a pleasantly restful ambience. Aft of the cabin portside is the ensuite with the same dimensions and layout as the guest bathroom


Features such as tables and canopies will be available to suit the buyers needs.

Built to last

The use of lightweight materials allow for greater reinforcement of the hull and major components with topsides and bottom planking longditudinally stiffened, sole structures, joinery and bulkheads structurally bonded to the hull.

Fuel and water tanks, engine trays and anchor lockers are epoxy glass and built into the hull for added strength and capacity.

Thanks to the technology employed by Volvo with their IPS drives and the additional
aid of bow and stern thrusters, it really is as easy as parking a car.

“…After the wow factor had subsided and we’d headed back to the marina, Carter and Johnson’s achievement hit home. The Carter 52 is a prime example of forging ahead with technology and innovation while retaining the best qualities of New Zealand boat building.”

Boating New Zealand – March 2007


See it in action


Length Overall


Diesel Tank 
Fresh Water Tank
Black Water 
Holding Tank


16 meters 
5 meters 
0.7 meters 
2 x Volvo IPS Drives 
Twin 370HP 

29 kts

2532 Litres 
1600 Litres
151 Litres 

Infused FRP composite