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BOATS

BOAT TESTS

Tiara 4500 Sovran

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 2/435-hp Volvo Penta IPS600s w/ joystick control

Transmission/Ratio: Volvo gears, 1.82:2

Props: IPS T3 propset

Price as Tested: $954,435

The Numbers


Speeds are two-way averages measured w/ Garmin GPS.
GPH taken with Volvo Penta electronic fuel-monitoring system. Range is 90% of advertised fuel capacity.
Decibels measured at helm on A scale. 65 dB is the level of normal conversation.

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ON TEST BOAT

32,000-Btu upper cockpit A/C
Nautical Structures hydraulic platform lift system
3/Imtra underwater lights
upper cockpit TV/DVD
electric grill
Raymarine electronics package
Garmin electronics package
teak-and-holly cabin soles
central vacuum
Imron custom bootstripe

This article originally appeared in the February 2011 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.