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BOATS

BOAT TESTS

Tiara 50 Coupe

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

Air temperature: 70°F; humidity: 65%; seas: 1-2'; wind: 3-5 knots

LOAD DURING BOAT TEST

654 gal. fuel, 200 gal. water, 4 persons, 150 lb. gear.

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 2/725-hp Volvo Penta IPS950s

Transmission/Ratio: Volvo Penta IPS, 1.7:1 gear ratio

Props: Volvo IPS P4

Price as Tested: $1,377,725

The Numbers

Tiara 50 Coupe - Final Boat Test Numbers:
RPM* KNOTS GPH RANGE db(A)
600 5.6 2.4 1,373 64
1000 8.8 8.5 609 66
1400 11.2 21.9 301 70
1800 17.9 37.1 284 72
2000 22.9 43.6 309 73
2200 27.3 52.5 306 76
2400 30.7 60.4 299 76
2562 34.0 71.6 280 78
*All performance numbers provided by Tiara Yachts.

Speeds are two-way averages measured with Garmin GPS. GPH measured with Volvo Penta display. Range is based on 90 percent of advertised fuel capacity. Sound levels measured at the helm. 65 dB(A) is the level of normal conversation.

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ON TEST BOAT

Noteworthy Options: Walnut cabin sole ($10,940)
Nautical Structures hydraulic swim platform ($58,100)
SureShade aft sunshade ($13,320)
Volvo Joystick Plus cockpit station ($17,860).

This article originally appeared in the December 2013 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.