Tiara 4500 SovranBy Kevin Koenig
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
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
Raymarine electronics package
Garmin electronics package
teak-and-holly cabin soles
Imron custom bootstripe
This article originally appeared in the February 2011 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.