The Tiara 3200 Open is a 35-foot express cruiser yacht produced by the iconic Michigan-based yacht-building company Tiara Yachts between 2003 and 2012. Blending the very best qualities of a stylish family cruiser with the rugged practicality of a sportfisher, this adventurous yacht will be equally popular with those seeking prized Marlin or sizzling sunshine. A sleek profile, a well-balanced and agile hull, masses of outdoor space and comfortable lower-deck accommodation make this adaptable vessel a hit with those looking for the sweet spot between offshore express cruiser and fish-fighting machine.
Owners can choose to equip the 68-square foot cockpit as a dedicated fishing space, as an entertaining lounge or as a mix of the two. Options include fish boxes, a live-well, a bait-prep station with tackle drawers, flush Lee rod-holders, outriggers, a self-draining floor, fresh and raw-water hoses, a cockpit shower, a floorplate for a fighting chair or rocket launcher and a transom lift-gate. Alternatively, a fold-down L-shaped sofa built into the transom wall is paired with a pop-up cocktail table and integrated surround sound speakers to transform this space into a social hub for late-night entertaining, while a full-beam swimming platform at the stern will prove a hit with the kids. There is also a mezzanine bench seat in here, sitting atop an optional wet bar with chilled storage, an icemaker and an outdoor grill.
Moving forwards the central portion of the main-deck is covered with a curved hard-top and shielded at the front and sides by wrap-around, light-weight glazing, though this area remains open to the rear for a breezy feel. There is an L-shaped leather sofa to port that surrounds a glossy teak dining table, while to starboard there is a twin seat facing the helm station. The classically configured dashboard features a Garmin multi-function display screen, a chartplotter, an optional fish-finder, a Ritchie SuperSport compass, Teleflex hydraulic steering, Bennett trim-tab controls, VHF radio and plenty of old-school analogue instrumentation. You can also fit in a second wet-bar console in here, for those who need the extra space to aft for a tackle center.
A glazed companionway door leads down to an open lower deck combining a galley, a lounge and a double island bed to the bow, all sitting atop a teak and holly sole or plush carpeting. The kitchen features an Emerson microwave, a steel sink, a Black & Decker coffee machine, a two-zone electric hob, under-counter fridge-freezer units and Corian work surfaces, while the lounge boasts a U-shaped sofa that can be turned into a second bed and a removable breakfast table. There is also a main head on this level with an open shower fixture, while spaces across the lower-deck benefit from numerous opening portholes and skylights.
You can expect top speeds in excess of 34 knots when powering the twin 385MHP Crusader 8.1 MPI gasoline inboards to the max, though this yacht can also be fitted with an optional pair of 310MHP Volvo Penta D6 diesels for similar top speeds. At a swift cruising speed of 26 knots, you can expect a range of around 170 nautical miles, the ideal distance for speedy weekend island-hopping.