Carver C43 Coupe vs. Sea Ray Sundancer 400 vs. Prestige 420 S

Posted Date: 12/15/2017

The Carver C43 Coupe is a spacious express style cruiser recently released by Carver with cutting-edge styling combined with spectacular build construction and impressive performance specifications. 

Image 1311: Carver C43 Coupe

Buyers often compare the C43 against new Sea Ray Sundancer 400 and Prestige 420 S models. How do these options compare? Let’s dive into some specifics…

Both Carver Yachts and Sea Ray are American made with manufacturing done in the United States. Prestige Yachts is a French company with manufacturing done overseas.

Carver yachts have developed a reputation for spacious interiors, and the new C43 Coupe is no exception. The classic axe bow and high freeboard not only provide exceptional performance and seakeeping, but you can also expect plentiful interior space. The bow in the C43 boasts a full two stateroom, two head layout that is rare in this class.  The master stateroom comes with a generous 6’8” of headroom.

Storage options in C43 also exceed expectations with plentiful storage spaces under seats, in floor of galley and more. 

Image 1312: Carver C43 Coupe Interior 

The Carver C43 is constructed using the “Infusion Technology” which means less weight without sacrificing strength. Due to these advanced construction techniques, fuel efficiency increases while ensuring high performance. For comparison purposes, the Carver C43 boasts a dry weight of 24,150 lbs compared to the 31,391 lbs of the Sundance 400. 

2018 Carver C43 Coupe

  • Length: 39'10"
  • Beam: 13'10"
  • Weight: 24,150 lbs
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Base Price: $635,400

2018 Sea Ray Sundancer 400

  • Length: 40'
  • Beam: 13'6"
  • Weight: 31,391 lbs
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Base Price: $707,435

2018 Prestige 420 S

  • Length: 41'5"
  • Beam: 13'0"
  • Sleeps: 5