The Tiara 34 LX is a 34-foot day cruiser yacht launched by the iconic Michigan-based shipyard Tiara Yachts in 2019. Marketed as a luxury cross-over, this fun and sporty vessel features an innovative centerline walk-through cockpit that turns the stylish main-deck into one, free-flowing entertaining and relaxation space. Sharp lines, powerful outboard engines, wrap-around glazing, a retractable sunroof built into the hard-top canopy and a well-balanced proprietary hull built for speed combine to make this slick boat a great option for day trippers.
At the stern you will find a swim platform with access to the water either side of the outboards. Slightly up from this there are two fully reclining armchairs in waterproof leatherette, each with cup-holders, armrests and adjustable backrests that can be shifted backwards to turn these seats into day beds. As with the rest of the teak-lined deck there are Fusion stereo speakers built into the structure so you are never far away from hearing your favorite tunes delivered in crisp, high-definition sound. Inside the cockpit itself and sheltered from the elements by a hard-top canopy with a retractable sunroof you will find a starboard side L-shaped sofa surrounding a glossy teak cocktail table that can be extended for dinner service. Across from this there is an open mini-galley with Aurora Ash work surfaces, an under-counter fridge-freezer and a sink.
At the very front of the cockpit there are two fold-out leather helm chairs and a modern starboard helm station with Electro-hydraulic power steering, a VesselView or Yamaha CL7 display screen, an Active trim system, Skyhook joystick handling, a pair of Garmin multi-function touchscreens, VHF radio, Seakeeper SK2 Gyro switches and a Ritchie SuperSport compass. There are not too many models on the market with a pass-through windshield door, so this model’s access to the foredeck stands out as a novel and much-welcomed amenity. Out here you will find a sunken bow lounge with a pair of armchairs sitting atop two hidden storage boxes as well as an L-shaped sofa with comfortable backrests and cupholders.
The main head on many dayboats ends up feeling cramped and claustrophobic on a limited lower deck but there are no such concerns with this model. A watertight door leads into a capacious main head with timber surrounds, stone counters, a stainless-steel sink and a VacuFlush toilet, while there is also room down here for a full-height storage locker.
Swift by anyone’s standards, the 34 LX is powered by either twin 300MHP Yamaha F350 outboard engines or a pair of 400MHP Mercury Verado outboard engines for top speeds of around 45 knots. Consistent cruising speeds clock in at just a few knots short of this, while at 28 knots you can expect a range of 221 nautical miles, more than enough for extensive exploration of the Great Lakes with plenty of gasoline left in reserve.