Started in the late 1950s, two men Charlie Carter and George Verhagen built custom mahogany boats has a hobby selling to Friends and Family. Continuing to grow into one of the most popular builders of family cruisers and motoryachts from the Great Lakes. Expanding beyond the great lakes and encompassing the world, Carver was acquired into a much larger family by Genmar Holdings in the 1990s. In the 2000s the Voyager models made their debuts, with the flagship 570 model become one of the most popular Pilothouse yachts on the market. Building on the Pilothouse style, Carver began production of the Marquis Class of Yachts in 2003 and has become one of the nicest premium boat brands to date.