Our Boat Test of the Tiara Q44.
Who better to take you through the capabilities (substantial) and amenities (plenty to go around) of Tiara’s new Q44 than Leon Slikkers of Tiara Yachts. Join Executive Editor Capt. Bill Pike as he joins Slikkers and his team on the Great Lakes. See what happened here.
Our Boat Test of the Tiara 50 Flybridge.
Tiara’s 50 Flybridge is a design-forward, all-purpose cruiser with enough onboard space for the whole family, and then some. Read our full test of her here.
Our first look at the Tiara Q44.
New Boats Notebook: Update on the Tiara Q44
Our Boat Test of the Tiara 44 Coupe.
The Tiara 44 Coupe is a forward-thinking cruiser that shows how this good ol’ American boatbuilder remains at the forefront of nautical innovation. The secret: Building boats people want.
New Boats Notebook - August 2014, update on the Tiara 50 Flybridge
New Boats Notebook - Apr 2014, update on the Tiara 44 Coupe
Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Tiara 50 Coupe
What more do you want from a boat show? Tiara Yachts introduced its new 50 Coupe to the crowds of showgoers, and with her launch heralded a new line of sport yachts designed to exhilarate. Have a look at the 50 Coupe here.
Power & Motoryacht's first impression of the Tiara 50 Coupe. The boat will be notable for her sleek design and concentration on livable onboard space. Read more...
Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Tiara 3900 Coronet.
The Coronet has always been a value model for Tiara, and the latest addition to the line, the 3900, is no exception. But in some ways you may find this boat exceptional by the standards of today. Have a look here to learn why.
Brand Foundation: Tiara 2900 Coronet. The boatbuilder listened to its customers, paid attention to fundamentals, and stuck to the intent of its new model. The resulting dayboat resonates as a classic Tiara.
Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Tiara 3600 Coronet.
The Tiara 3600 Coronet creates a more flexible arrangement by making the most of what she leaves out. This clever addition by subtraction results in a great sum total indeed.
Guide to Used Boats:
The Tiara 4100 Open meets the needs of both the angler and cruiser with aplomb.
Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Tiara 4100 Open from our April 1996 issue.
Michigan boatbuilder Tiara has had plenty of practice building boats that are well adapted to a day spent on the water. With their all-new 3600 Coronet the company looks to put all that practice to good use. The boat can be outfitted with a variety of engine packages—including ZF pods paired with 380-hp Cummins diesels—and should be notable for her superb agility
Tiara Yachts Coronet 31
Tiara Yachts new Coronet 31 is one dayboat with a truly fitting name—since a coronet is a “little crown” and the 31 looks to be the newest jewel in Tiara’s collection. Her cockpit feels unusually roomy compared to other boats in this class due to a single-level deck that allows for maximum seating, as well as enough space for
Flying the Flag
The new 4300 Open has earned its place as the linchpin of Tiara’s open fleet.
The wind blew steady from the east and pushed some hefty rollers toward the coast. Meanwhile, the outgoing tide ripped through the narrow confines of the Fort Pierce inlet, meeting those swells head-on. The resulting mess could be described as a confused headsea or as a
I turned my back to the optional teak helm, and with an unobstructed view of the cockpit, I pictured my angler—complete with his gold Penn VSX16 loaded up with green high-vis line—reeling for his life as I backed the Tiara 4800 Convertible down after an imaginary hot white marlin. I pushed the Glendinning controls into reverse until there was a full-on ocean-meets-transom moment. The standard
The mold for the 3900 sat on the far side of the plant, a rust-colored shell wrapped in a scaffold, and in it was Hull No. 3 with its balsa core already enshrined in AME 6000 vinylester resin. A few hundred feet away, a group of female workers in Tyvec suits stood on the upturned deck of No. 3, spraying the flowcoat beneath florescent lighting.
I crossed the shop floor with Dave Walsh,
My day onboard Tiara Yachts' new flagship, the 5800 Sovran, began unusually on two counts. First, thanks to a contest-winning letter that sincerely and super-entertainingly described why he'd like to take part in a real-deal boat test, Power & Motoryacht reader David Young of Aurora, Canada, was walking down the dock beside me, helping carry the test gear. And second, the 5800 prototype
Tiara Yachts is gutsy when it comes to technology. The successful, family-owned company was the first in the United States to seriously venture into pod-type propulsion systems some years back, partnering with Volvo Penta to launch the first American-built powerboat with Volvo's revolutionary Inboard Performance System (IPS). And now Tiara's upping the ante yet again with the intro of a sleek,
It's all in the details.
After testing boats for more than five years, I've found it's that philosophy that makes the difference between okay, good, and exceptional vessels. And one builder I've noticed that is consistent in its attention to detail is Tiara. I've always been impressed with its helm layouts, clean wiring, and good performing, solid-fiberglass, modified-V hulls. But what
Not long after I’d topped off our 400-gallon composite fuel tank, I noticed the slip where I was supposed to dock our Tiara 3600 Open stern-to was configured a little differently. Instead of being perpendicular to the concrete bulkhead that constituted its inner end, the thing was angled toward the mouth of the fairway and the river beyond. If you’re old enough to remember diagonal, side-by-side
When you step through the hefty transom door from the optional swim platform and onto the aggressive diamond nonskid of the Tiara 3200 Open's cockpit sole, you're stepping onto history. How so, you ask? Well, while not as momentous an event as, let's say, the discovery of a tenth planet, this boat represents a milestone for a family-owned business from Holland, Michigan, that is approaching its