Older Bud Wiser

  • 44'
  • 1994
  • Sandusky, Ohio, United States
  • $138,500


This Carver 440 is an exceptionally well maintained, conservatively styled motor yacht. With her two large staterooms, two heads, dinette and galley down layout and very spacious salon, there is nothing small about this yachts interior. She offers a large swim platform with sweeping entry stairs, very comfortable sundeck and upper helm, wide side walkways and plenty of room on the foredeck. This yacht is ready to cruise immediately with newer 2003 factory replacement Caterpillar engines with just over 2,800 hours.


  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: CARVER
  • Category: Motor Yacht
  • Model: 440 Aft Cabin Motor Yacht
  • Model Year: 1994
  • YearBuilt: 1994
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: United States
  • Registration #: CDRCA017A494
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: Bimini Top
  • Fly Bridge: Yes
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 2/4 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 44' 0" (13.41m)
  • LWL: --
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 15' 0" (4.57m)
  • Min Draft: --
  • Max Draft: 4' 3" (1.30m)
  • Clearance: 18' 6" (5.64m)
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: 16 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: 2,400 RPM
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: 22 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 24,500 Pounds
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 165 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: 160 Gallons
  • Fuel Capacity: 800 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: 4
  • Heads: 2
  • Sleeps: 4
  • State Rooms: 2
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: CDRCA017A494
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Deck Material: Composite Fiberglass
  • Hull Configuration: N/A
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: N/A
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: Gelcoat
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Caterpillar
  • Model: 3126
  • Engine Count: Twin
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel

44' Carver Overview

This Carver 440 is an exceptionally well maintained, conservatively styled motor yacht. With her two large staterooms, two heads, dinette and galley down layout and very spacious salon, there is nothing small about this yachts interior. She offers a large swim platform with sweeping entry stairs, very comfortable sundeck and upper helm, wide side walkways and plenty of room on the foredeck. This yacht is ready to cruise immediately with newer 2003 factory replacement Caterpillar engines with just over 2,800 hours.

44' Carver Walkthrough

Boarding Older Bud Wiser can be done by the stainless steel detachable boarding ladder just forward of the port and starboard sundeck entryways or up the sweeping staircase from the large swim platform. Once on the sundeck there is easy access to the upper helm via a molded staircase or down into the salon through a bi-folding aluminum and glass door. Once in the salon the galley is down to starboard with the U-shaped dinette opposite to port. Continuing forward is the laundry with stacked washer and dryer and the guest head with shower stall to starboard. The guest stateroom with a diagonal double berth and lots of storage is in the bow. At the aft end of the salon to port is the entrance to the full beam master stateroom with island queen berth and private head with shower stall to starboard.

44' Carver Accommodations

The master stateroom is aft with an island queen and the guest stateroom is forward with a diagonal double. Both staterooms offer a full head with enclosed shower stall. The dinette can convert to a double berth and there is a sleep sofa in the salon.

44' Carver Salon

The salon offers plenty of natural light through the large windows with blinds and shades to port and starboard along with the forward windshield and aft sundeck access door. There is a counter with small seat starboard forward, a wrap around sleeper sofa with large wood coffee table to starboard, entertainment center with two built in speakers port forward and a single lounge chair to port. The sole is carpeted and in good condition.

44' Carver Dinette

The large u-shaped dinette is on a raised platform to port, opposite of the galley. The dinette will allow 4 to eat comfortably and seat up to six. It converts into an extra double berth and has good storage cabinet and drawers underneath. The tabletop is Formica, the seats are a medium blue faux leather and the floor is quality hardwood flooring.

44' Carver Galley

The galley is located to starboard forward of the salon. The galley is open to the salon and the windows above allow plenty of natural light. 

The galley offers:

  • Double stainless steel sink
  • 110vac GE full size refrigerator/freezer
  • Kenyon Euro Style 3-burner electric cooktop
  • Sharp Carousel II convection microwave oven
  • Black & Decker SpaceMaker coffee maker
  • Black & Decker toaster
  • Formica countertop
  • Quality hardwood florring
  • Storage drawers and cabinets

44' Carver Master Stateroom

The aft master stateroom on the Carver 440 offers an island queen size berth with storage underneath. The floor is carpeted and in good condition. There are built in nightstands with lamps on each side of the berth and a built in makeup table with mirrors and lights port aft. There are three large hanging lockers, a large storage cabinet and plenty of storage cabinets above the bed. A window to port and a hatch above the head of the berth provide natural light. To starboard is the ensuite head with Vacuflush toilet forward, stainless steel sink and shower stall aft. The head has a formica countertop, parquet flooring and a window for natural lighting. The head sliding door is also a full length mirror.

44' Carver Guest Stateroom

The guest stateroom has a very comfortable diagonal double berth along the port side of the bow with lots of natural light from one portlight on the port side and an overhead hatch. This stateroom has a large amount of storage with a cedar lined  hanging locker, large linen cabinet and storage under the berth. There is a private entrance to the guest head which features a Vacuflush toilet, stainless steel sink, separate shower stall and fresh water monitoring. Climate and audio controls are next to the berth.

44' Carver Laundry

  • Gibson individual washer and dryer in a cabinet forward of the galley

44' Carver Upper Helm

The helm on this yacht is very comfortable for navigating or entertaining. With a large seating area facing the bow in front of the helm there's plenty of room to seat five. The helm is completely enclosed with a bimini an Strata glass enclosure that is in very nice condition. You enter the helm from the sundeck via a molded staircase and the helm chair is immediately on your right. The helm is laid out very nicely with easy access to controls and electronics efficiently supports scanning gauges.

The Helm is laid out as follows:

Port control panel

  • Ports engine gauges
  • Floscan gauges for port engine
  • Fireboy 1301 system override
  • Guest spotlight controls (directional control issues)
  • Shifters

Center control panel

  • Yachts wheel
  • Ritchie Compass

Starboard control panel

  • Starboard engine gauges
  • Floscan gauges for starboard engine
  • Impulse QT-206 depth gauge
  • Maxwell windlass controls
  • Raymarine ST70 depth/water temperature/speed display (2009)
  • Bilge pumps and navigation lights switches
  • Throttles

Far starboard control panel

  • Furuno NavPilot Autopilot 711 (2013)
  • Interphase Sea Scout forward scanning sonar (1999)
  • Uniden ES UM625C VHF radio with DSC and GPS connection (2009)

There is a large storage cabinet to starboard of the helm seat. The Hanns G 17" flat screen monitor is on an articulating arm that swings out to be viewed from the helm seat. The mouse and keyboard are included and stored in the cabinet. The laptop and Coastal Explorer navigation software is not included. The Comar CSB200 Class B AIS transponder (2009) is also located in the cabinet. Above the cabinet is a Satellite 406 EPIRB.

44' Carver Audio/Visual Equipment

This yacht is outfitted with the following audio and video equipment:

  • 32" flat screen Samsung TV in the salon
  • 26" flat screen Toshiba TV on the sundeck
  • Direct TV satellite box
  • KVH Tracvision Automatic Satellite/TV antenna
  • Phillips HDMI DVD player
  • JCV AM/FM digital receiver RX-315
  • 2 speakers in the salon

44' Carver Sundeck

The sundeck offers a very comfortable outside but protected seating area to enjoy meals, relax or entertain. There is canvas sunshades, Eisenglass and screens for the enclosure, all in good condition. Two wicker chairs and a wicker love seat with matching cushions are located along the aft bulkhead facing forward. A small matching wicker coffee table with glass top spans the love seat. A custom made carpet with low pile covers the deck and is in good condition. Along the forward bulkhead of the sundeck is a glass door to the port walkway to the foredeck, the molded staircase to the helm, the entryway to the salon, a large built in cabinet and the glass door to the starboard walkway to the foredeck.

The built in cabinet contains:

  • Mini GE refrigerator
  • U-Line ice maker
  • Wetbar with counter top, bottle and glass storage and water dispenser
  • 26" Toshiba flat screen TV
  • Direct TV box
  • Two storage cabinets

44' Carver Electronics

This yacht is outfitted with the following electronic equipment:

  • Hanns GA 17" flat screen monitor on articulating arm used for navigation and internet access
  • Keyboard and mouse (laptop and Coastal Explorer navigation software not included)
  • Floscan Fuel Monitoring System
  • Impulse QT-206 Depth Gauge
  • Raymarine ST70 Depth/Water Temperature/Speed display (2009)
  • Furono NavPilot Autopilot 711 (2013)
  • Uniden ES UM625c VHF radio with DSC and GPS connected (2009)
  • Sea Scout Interphase Forward Scanning Sonar (1999)
  • Comar CSB200 Class B AIS Transponder (2009)
  • Koden Open Array 48 nm Radar MDC-940 (2009) (compatible with Coastal Explorer Navigation Software (not included))

44' Carver Electrical System

This yacht is outfitted with the following electrical equipment:

  • 12vdc/120/240vac electrical system
  • 9 kw Kohler Generator (2,433 hours)
  • Xantrex Sine Wave 1800 Watt Inverter (2009)
  • Pro Mariner 60 amp Battery Charger
  • 50 amp shore power connectors on swim platform to port
  • 50' 50 amp shore power chord

44' Carver Engine/Mechanical Equipment

This yacht is outfitted with the following engine/mechanical equipment:

  • Twin Caterpillar 3126 TA 420 hp diesel engines (2003) with just over 2,800 hours
  • ZF gearboxes
  • Racor fuel filters
  • Automatic oil change system for the main engines, transmissions and generator
  • 3 - Marine Air Systems reverse-cycle air conditioning/heating units (16,000 btu for master stateroom and salon, 16,000 btu for salon, galley and dinette and 9,000 btu for guest stateroom)
  • Dripless shaft seals
  • 30 x 32 4 blade Ni-Bral propellers
  • Engine synchronizers
  • Trim tabs
  • Vacuflush toilets
  • Tankwatch holding tank level monitor

44' Carver Deck Equipment

This yacht is outfitted with the following deck equipment:

  • Maxwell 700 anchor windlass with foot controls and remote controls at both helms 
  • Danforth S 2000 anchor 
  • Bow Pulpit with stainless steel handrails
  • Stainless steel handrails
  • Stainless steel life ring holder forward
  • Stainless steel deck hardware
  • Stainless steel swim ladder
  • Large fiberglass swim platform with twisting staircase up to the sundeck
  • Boarding ladder with attachments outside the sundeck on both port and starboard
  • Large 2 person sunbathing pad on the fore deck with cover
  • Wrap around sun shades for windshield

44' Carver Fire and Safety Equipment

This yacht is outfitted with the following fire and safety equipment:

  • Satellite 406 EPIRB
  • Crewsaver 4 Person off-shore life raft
  • CO monitors
  • 3 Rule bilge pumps
  • 3 Fire extinguishers
  • Life jackets stored on the flybridge
  • Guest searchlight (directional control issues)
  • Twin Horns
  • Hailer bullhorn
  • Fireboy 1301 engine room fire suppression system

44' Carver Exclusions

  • Seller's personal belongings

44' Carver Disclaimer

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.