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2001 Carver 506 Motor Yacht

Saint Simons Island, Georgia



Carver prides itself on building innovative yachts with more accommodation space and lines per linear foot. The 506 is essentially a raised pilothouse, with the benefit of being fully enclosed and air conditioned with ample lounging areas, and is built using quality long lasting materials and furnishings. 

Footloose sets itself far apart from the competition, the major attraction being the Yacht Controller remote bow and stern thruster system, which was an upgrade added by the current owner. While the height of the Carver 506 is fabulous while on passage, the Yacht Controller takes away the complications of docking a high freeboard vessel. Once activated, the captain can stand on the foredeck and pilot the boat using a joystick on the remote control handset to manoeuvre to and from the dock. The remote handset controls both the bow and stern thrusters, and the joystick makes simple work of controlling the direction of the boat. Without doubt, this system takes the stress out of docking, and gives the captain the confidence and ability to stay in a much wider range of marinas and docks. It significantly expands the owner's cruising horizons. 

For those who are not familiar with the layout of the Carver 506, this is a true 2 stateroom boat, with an additional guestroom, plus convertible settees for adding sleeping space. Put simply, Footloose could readily sleep 10, with 4 guests sleeping in Queen size en-suite cabins. 

Starting with the bridge, the helm bench is spacious and can readily seat 3 people, with a second row of curved L shaped seating behind, which faces a bar with Norcold refrigerator, Raritan icemaker, and a sink. This set-up is fabulous for entertaining while underway, and provides the captain and guests with raised 360 degree views. A large electric opening sunroof, and two side opening windows provide an enjoyable breeze on a pretty day. Windshield wipers are a must and helpful add-on for wet weather. 

Footloose benefits from a full electronics suite. This includes dual 12” HybridTouch Raymarine Chartplotters, radar, GPS, fishfinder, AIS, Raymarine VHF and more. The engine controls are twin Disc / Power Commander Electronic controls with synchronizer, and dual RPM displays provide engine data. At the helm, the Captain also has access to a VDO Rudder angle indicator, compass, depth, and a Raymarine S100 autopilot.

Stepping down, a large settee with foot stools provides a comfortable, carpeted, relaxation space, with access to both side decks and the aft transom. A TV is mounted facing forward, with additional storage below, to provide an area akin to a sunroom.

Below deck level, the main saloon area is almost overly generous in proportion, and is appointed with rich fixtures and fittings, including varnished woodwork and cabinetry, custom blinds, thick weave carpeting, and additional rugs. On the port side, a double lazyboy-style seat with in-built cupholders faces the TV and entertainment area. This double seat can readily convert into a double bed. Adjacent is a large side table with storage and a lamp, and a wine chiller on the aftward side. On the starboard side is a 3 seater leather couch, which again transforms into an additional berth. The centerline designer coffee table is beautifully designed to look like a wooden rowboat, with a glass table top; it is very much a feature piece.

The entertainment system in the saloon includes a Samsung TV, DVD unit, and surround Yamaha speakers.

Dining in the saloon includes a large round dining table in varnished wood, with four full sized, moveable upholstered dining chairs, positioned below a custom lighting unit. This layout compliments the saloon area, and provides a wonderful amenity for card playing or entertainments after dinner. Storage is abundant in the saloon with significant in-built cabinetry.

The galley is designed to provide the same versatility as a kitchen at home. A full size fridge and freezer unit provides ample refrigeration capacity while on passage. A 3 burner Princess Ceran stove is recessed into the dark countertop. A Contour combination oven provides the ability to microwave, bake, and grill. Next to a counter top snook, which would be ideal for a coffee pot, it a double sink with pullout faucet, and a countertop overlay. In addition to overhead, and below counter storage, Footloose benefits from a built-in trash compactor.

The owner’s cabin is opulent, and includes a large, Queen-sized raised berth, with twin bedside tables with power outlets and bedside lights. The storage in this suite is second to none, and includes 4 hanging lockers, drawer space, dedicated shoe space, and more. A dedicated air conditioning control provides dedicated climate control. The suite benefits from its own separate TV. The vanity unit is forward of the berth, and includes a large lit mirror, under basin space, outlets, and medicine cabinet storage. Towards the stern is a compact bathtub with combination shower head to allow the owners to either bath or shower. On the opposing side is a separate, designed owner’s vacuflush head. The varnished woodwork is impressive and provides a luxurious feel.

The second en-suite cabin is well-enough appointed to be a second owner’s cabin. This centerline cabin is located forward, and is underneath the foredeck of the boat. The bed is again a raised, Queen sized berth, with storage below and mounted on both the port and starboard sides. A dedicated hanging locker is on the portside. The second cabin benefits from its own full sized head, with large mirror and vanity, and separate shower stall.

Even the third berth is a true en-suite. This cabin is located on the portside and comprises a double cabin with storage. The separate bathroom includes it’s own head and vanity sink, and can also be used as a wet head while on passage. The separate washing machine and dryer and housed within this third cabin behind carefully crafted cabinetry.  

A large opening access hatch in the salon provides the entryway to the vast engine bay. The engine bay area spans the full length of the salon area. Full systems access is easily in reach, rendering systems work a breeze. Footloose is equipped with twin Cummins 6CTA 8.3L upgraded diesel engines, and a 20kW Kohler generator, all of which can be easily serviced in the engine bay area. Further equipment installed in the engine bay includes an electric oil Xchanger system, batteries, and a partial install has been started for a watermaker.

A full equipment list can be found under the Specifications. 


Basic Boat Info

Make: Carver
Model: 506 Motor Yacht
Year: 2001
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: CDRF0053G001
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 51'7 ft
Length Overall: 51'7 ft
Beam: 15'4 ft
Max Draft: 4'6 ft
Bridge Clearance: 20'10 ft
Cabin Headroom: 6'5 ft
Dry Weight: 49800 lb
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Cummins
  • Model: 6CTA
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 450hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Location: Port
  • Year: 2000
  • Engine Hours: 2,922
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Cummins
  • Model: 6CTA
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 450hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Location: Starboard
  • Year: 2000
  • Engine Hours: 2,932
Total Engine Power: 900hp
Cruising Speed: 22 mph


Fuel Tank Capacity: 510 gal
Water Tank Capacity: 158 gal
Holding Tank Capacity: 95 gal


Heads Count: 3
Boat Class: Motor Yachts, Flybridge


Mike Bowie
Dunbar Yachts


Dunbar Yachts
115 Marina Dr
St. Simons Island, GA, US, 31522
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

  • Solid fiberglass hull bottoms with Knytex substrates and Vinylester barrier coat.
  • Molded fiberglass stringer system.
  • Hand-laid, molded fiberglass components featuring composite laminate hullsides, decks, and cabintops.
  • Structural engine mountings - longitudinal stringer span mounting with reinforced, gusseted, welded perpendicular steel plates.
  • Fabricated aluminum floor frames with stainless steel stanchions.
  • Cherry wood bulkheads, cabinetry, and trim throughout cabin, with high gloss finish.
  • Tinted, tempered safety glass frameless window systems.
  • Unitized deck and cabintop construction with integral aluminum truss reinforcement in cabintop structure.


  • 110V outlet - GFCI protected.
  • Grab rails (3) - stainless steel, on outboard bulkheads.
  • Hardtop over entire bridge.
  • Lights (6) - overhead, recessed.
  • Lights (2) -  courtesy, recessed.
  • Lounge - L-shaped, aft, with storage beneath, accommodates 4 adults.
  • Lounge - double-wide, starboard side, with storage beneath.
  • Self-draining walk surface.
  • Storage lockers (3).
  • Sun roof - tinted, powered.
  • Wet bar - self-draining designer countertop with integral sink, preparation surface, and bottle storage beneath.
  • Raritan icemaker
  • Norcold fridge



  • Access panel - provides access to wiring in helm console.
  • Accessory space - for installing navigation equipment.
  • Adapter - 12V.
  • Beverage holders (3) - recessed, self-draining.
  • DC distribution panel - bridge 12V systems.
  • Grab rails (2) - stainless steel, on either end of helm. Helm seat - adjustable, triple-wide, high-quality marine-grade upholstery, embroidery stitching.
  • Lights (2) - courtesy, recessed.
  • Light - night operations, red illumination.
  • Stereo speakers (2).
  • Tilt steering wheel.
  • Windshield - full height, aluminum frame, with 1 wiper.



  • Yacht controller system with two remote handsets.
  • Dual 12" HybridTouch Raymarine Chartplotter, Radar, GPS, Fishfinder
  • AIS
  • Raymarine VHF Marine Radio
  • Twin Disc / Power Commander Electronic engine controls with synchronizer
  • Sleipner joystick bow and stern thrusters
  • VDO Rudder angle indicator
  • Autopilot Raymarine S100 with remote
  • Raymarine depth
  • Standard Horizon handheld VHF (in salon)
  • Dual RPM display
  • Gauges - combination synchronizer/rudder angle, digital tachometer (1 per engine).
  • Multi-gauges (1 per engine) - oil pressure, engine temperature, engine battery voltage, fuel level. Rocker switch controls.
  • 5" Ritchie Compass
Deck Equipment


  • Swim platform
  • Mounted dinghy davits on swim platform
  • Walker Bay 10ft center console dinghy with electronics and bimini
  • Tohatsu 30hp outboard engine
  • 110V outlet - GFCI protected. 118 ft2 (approx.), integral to deck.
  • Command bridge stairway - integral to deck with 2 stainless steel hand rails.
  • Full enclosed flybridge and aft deck..
  • Grab rail - 20" stainless steel, above storage locker. Hardtop over entire aft deck.
  • Lights (5) - halogen, overhead, recessed, with exterior-mounted switch.
  • Stereo speakers (2).
  • Storage locker - double doors, 2 shelves.
  • Transom door - secures open and closed, acrylic in aluminum frame, stainless steel hardware.
  • Wing doors (2) - secure open and closed, acrylic in aluminum frame, stainless steel hardware, provide access to the side decks.
  • Transom shower
  • Glendenning 50amp cable
  • Separate 30 amp cable
  • Swim ladder



  • Bow rail - 1.25" O.D., lineal-buffed, welded stainless steel, with additional intermediate rails.
  • Bow rail stanchions - double-welded (inside and outside), stainless steel, anchored to aluminum backing plates laminated into deck.
  • Cleats (4) - 10" spring, stainless steel, through-bolted through aluminum backing plate.
  • Deck toe rail.
  • Grab rail - stainless steel, over cabin windows, runs length of cabin and above windshield.
  • Rail doors (2) - aluminum, port and starboard, stainless steel hardware.
  • Rub rail molding - heavy-duty, stainless steel insert.


  • Anchor chain locker.
  • Maxwell windlass
  • Rocna anchor 73lb
  • Cleats (2) - 12" stainless steel, through-bolted through aluminum backing plate.
  • Cleat - 12" stainless steel for anchor line, through-bolted through aluminum backing plate. Over-the-stem anchor roller.
  • Two lounging cushions


  • 110V outlets (3) GFCI protected.
  • AC and DC distribution panels.
  • Cabin stairway - hinged to pivot into salon to provide access to engine room, supported by gas shocks.
  • Carpeted throughout - beige, tufted cut pile, 65 oz., crush-resistant, 100% nylon.
  • Designer curtains - decor-matched. NEW.
  • Designer decor, including cherry wood interior. 
  • Dry bar cabinet - 2 doors.
  • End tables (3) - solid surface tops.
  • Entertainment group - TV, and 110V component stereo including AM/FM receiver, and 2 speakers each in salon, master stateroom, and forward stateroom. Yamaha surround sound speaker system in salon. 
  • Entrance door - acrylic, curved, sliding, handle lock, with interior screen.
  • Fresh air system - passive, with controllable overhead vents. Air conditioning and reverse cycle heat throughout with climate controller.
  • Hardware highlights - brass/chrome.
  • Lights (5) - halogen, overhead, recessed. Lights (8) - halogen, over windows, recessed.
  • Lounger chairs - Flexsteel, chamois UltraLeather, with double incliners and extension. Converts into sleeping berth.
  • Master stateroom stairway - integral.
  • Miniblinds - decor-matched.
  • Rocker light switches.
  • Shelf - solid surface with restraining rail.
  • Sofa - Flexsteel, chamois UltraLeather, with storage beneath. Converts into sleeping berth.
  • Storage cabinets (2). 
  • Wine fridge adjacent to lounger chairs.


  • DINETTE - Carpet - beige, tufted cut pile, 65 oz., crush-resistant, 100% nylon.
  • Designer curtains - decor-matched.
  • Designer decor.
  • Dining chairs (4).
  • Hardware highlights - brass/chrome.
  • Lights (4) - halogen, overhead, recessed, in circular, mirrored, dropped ceiling.
  • Miniblinds - decor-matched.
  • Mirrored forward bulkhead.
  • Shelf - solid surface with restraining rail.
  • Storage cabinets (2).
  • Table - round, free-standing.
  • Desirable U shape layout. 
  • Designer decor.
  • Cherry wood galley sole. 
  • Princess Ceran 3 burner electric cooktop.
  • Contour combination microwave and convection oven.
  • Full size Marvel refrigerator and freezer unit.
  • Trash compactor - Krushr. 
  • Sink - 2 basin, integral, with solid surface covers.
  • Hardware highlights - brass/chrome.
  • Lights (2) - halogen, overhead, recessed.
  • Lights (2) - halogen, over countertop, recessed.
  • Miniblinds - decor-matched.
  • Mirrored surface on bottom of overhead cabinet.
  • Rocker light switches.
  • Solid surface countertops.
  • Storage cabinets - cherry wood.
  • Storage drawers - cherry wood.
  • Storage - under sink.
  • 110V outlets (4) - GFCI protected.
Master Stateroom
  • Berth - Queen sized centerline, walkaround bed with inner-spring mattress and offset island.
  • Bedside end tables (2) - solid surface tops.
  • Carpet - beige, tufted cut pile, 65 oz., crush-resistant, 100% nylon.
  • Designer decor.
  • Entrance door - secures closed, integral door stop, stainless steel hardware.
  • Hanging lockers (4) - cedar-lined; 31.5", 26", 13", and 6" and 3" hanging bars, automatic light.
  • Hardware highlights - brass/chrome.
  • Lights (2) - directable reading sconces. Lights (2) - halogen, recessed, over aft window.
  • Lights (3) - halogen, recessed, over berth head.
  • Lights (6) - halogen, overhead, recessed. Miniblinds - decor-matched.
  • Mirrored ceiling over berth head.
  • Portlights (2) - screened.
  • Rocker light switches.
  • Settee - integral.
  • Shelf - solid surface with restraining rail.
  • Solid surface countertops.
  • Stereo speakers (2).
  • Storage drawers (8).
  • Storage cabinets (12).
  • Window - tinted, removable, in aft bulkhead.
  • 110V outlets (3) - GFCI protected.
Forward Stateroom
  • Berth - Queen sized, raised, island berth.
  • Bedside shelves (2) - cherry wood.
  • Carpet - beige, tufted cut pile, 65 oz., crush-resistant, 100% nylon.
  • Designer curtains - decor-matched.
  • Designer decor.
  • Entrance door - secures closed, stainless steel hardware.
  • Hanging lockers (2) - cedar-lined, 19" and 9" hanging bars, automatic light.
  • Hardware highlights - brass/chrome. Lights (2) - halogen, directable, recessed, reading.
  • Lights (6) - halogen, overhead, recessed.
  • Overhead hatch - 20" diameter, lockable, inside screen, over berth.
  • Portlights (3) - screened. Rocker light switches.
  • Sheet set - fitted sheet, flat sheet, and two pillow cases.
  • Solid surface countertops. Step-ups next to berth.
  • Stereo speakers (2) - with volume control.
  • Storage - beneath berth. Storage drawers (2).
  • 110V outlets (2) - GFCI protected.
Third Cabin
  • Double berth with storage
  • Seated bench adjacent to berth.
  • Storage drawers and cupboards in Cherry wood.
  • Enclosed separate Maliber Washer and Dryer.
  • Separate wet head with sink, vanity, and shower. 
  • Twin Cummins upgraded 6CTA 8.3L diesel engines with low hours of 2922 and 2932.
  • Kohler 20Kw generator with 3491 hours
  • Electric Oil XChanger system
  • Cutlass bearings - synthetic rubber composite.
  • Dripless shaft logs.
  • Exhaust mufflers - engines.
  • Exhaust muffler - generator.
  • Fresh water cooling - engines.
  • Fresh water cooling - generator.
  • Fuel tanks - welded, baffled 5052 aluminum.
  • Hydraulic steering.
  • Propellers.
  • Propeller shafts - aquamet.
  • Rudders - 421 manganese bronze.
  • Seawater strainers.
  • Struts - 421 manganese bronze.
  • Trim tabs - stainless steel, hydraulic.
  • AC/DC distribution panels with magnetic circuit breakers and integral generator and bilge blower controls;
  • AC voltmeters;
  • AC ammeters.
  • Batteries - in total, 4 replaced last year.
  • Battery chargers (2) - ProNautic 24 volt 30 amp smart battery charger and ProNautic 24 volt 40amp battery charger for generator and engine.
  • Magnum Energy ME 2512 Inverter / Charger
  • External connectors - CATV, telephone.
  • Ground Fault Circuit Interrupt (GFCI) protection - all 110V outlets.
  • Shore power connector - 50 amp.
  • Shore power cord - glendenning
  • Charles c-power ISO boost 50 automatic voltage correcting shoreline isolation transformer
  • Wiring system - tinned copper strand wire, harnessed, color-coded, labeled, meets or exceeds ABYC standards.
Safety features
  • Anodes - zinc, sacrificial.
  • Battery master disconnect switches.
  • Battery restraint boxes.
  • Bilge blowers (12V).
  • Bilge pumps (4) - 2000 gph each, automatic/manual operation.
  • Brass valves for all underwater thru-hulls.
  • CO detectors in salon and staterooms.
  • Compass - illuminated.
  • Engine alarms - temperature and oil pressure.
  • Galvanic isolator/zinc saver.
  • Horns - dual, air/electric (12V), trumpet.
  • Internal bonding system.
  • Isolation transformers on the internal shore power lines.
  • Molded nonskid surfaces on all walk decks - diamond pattern.
  • Navigation lights (COLREGS).
Manufacturer Provided Description
The Carver 506 Motor Yacht is an aft-cabin motor yacht that offers spacious living accommodations. It does so by virtue of a design that features raised, nearly flush deck walk-arounds that enable the salon to be expanded the full width of the beam. That gives the 506 a wider, roomier-than-expected interior, which Carver has further opened up with one big, inviting room that encompasses the salon, galley and dining area. A free-standing dining table and chairs provide extra flexibility. And the intriguing two-tiered elliptical window configuration offers unparalleled visibility whether passengers are seated or standing - plus, the streamlined windows add to the bold swept-back exterior styling. The 506 offers three main levels for entertaining: the flybridge, aft deck and cabin...all can be fully air-conditioned and enclosed.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Additional Contact Information
Lucy Bowie