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Calypso Poet III


Home port for Calypso Poet III was the Arkansas River in Maumelle, Arkansas, although she later moved to Aqua Yacht Harbor on the Tenn-Tom in Iuka, Mississippi. Our Great Loop vessel had the following features, augmented by all the other things we loaded inside to carry us through a 13-month cruise. She was a great boat for this cruise, and we'll miss her. Calypso Poet III has new owners and new name (although she still resides at Aqua Yacht Harbor). To see details of her happy replacement (also named Calypso Poet--what else??), follow this link.

Floor plan   

  Carver 396 Aft Cabin
  Motor Yacht
  2001 model



Length (w/ platform) 40'7"

Beam 13'11"

Draft 42"
Bridge clearance 18'0"

Weight (w/ fuel, water) 28,100

Water capacity 100 gal.
Waste system 72 gal

Fuel system 330 gal 

Twin gas T-454 Mercruisers
Furuno Radar & GPS   Koehler  8.0 KW generator
Standard Horizon
VHF marine radio


Harbormaster alarm & monitor
home-made sunshade across the bridgeWhere is the Weather Channel?
Docked at Joe Wheeler State Park, Tennessee RiverGalley sink, coffeemaker, micro-convection, range, fridge/freezerAft deckThe 396 docked at Aqua Yacht Harbor in Iuka, Mississippi