The Tiara 3800 Open is a 40-foot express cruiser yacht that was produced by the iconic Michigan-based yacht-building firm Tiara Yachts between 2001 and 2008. A sleek and sporty form with a large aft cockpit that is ideal for both fishing and relaxation marks this vessel out as the perfect adaptable all-rounder. Combining swift engines, an agile hull form, plenty of fish-fighting equipment and space to entertain, this vessel remains a must-buy on the used yacht market.
A full-beam, self-draining bathing platform to the stern will be popular with those who like to head off for a swim in crystal clear waters, while a transom gate offers a convenient access point for hauling big catches aboard. The 70-square foot aft-cockpit has been tailor-made for serious fishers, and comes with essentials such as rod holders, a floor plate for a fighting chair, macerated fish boxes, a live-well, two bait-prep centers, wash down hoses, an ice-chest, tackle drawers and a non-skid surface. Unlike most sportfishing yachts, however, this cockpit can just as easily be used as a sociable space for the entire family, and comes with a pop-up transom sofa, a pair of mezzanine love seats, a retractable breakfast table, integrated speakers and an optional wet-bar console with a grill and chilled storage.
The main deck pilothouse is covered by a hard-top canopy with skylights and protected from spray by a wrap-around light-weight windscreen. In here you will discover an L-shaped sofa in white leatherette with backrests as well as a twin helm seat facing a modern dashboard with Teleflex hydraulic steering, a Ritchie compass, Raymarine or Garmin display screens, Furuno radar, autopilot, Bennett trim tab controls and VHF radio.
A glazed companionway door leads down to a spacious lower deck lined in honey ash surrounds with a teak and holly sole, transparent ceiling panels, recessed lighting and oval portholes. Melt into the cushioned U-shaped leather dining sofa, enjoy meals at the fold-out teak and maple dining table and channel surf the HDTV that sits in a raised wall niche. Across from the lower-deck salon sits an open galley featuring Corian counter-tops, a Sub-Zero fridge-freezer unit, a Force 10 two-zone hob, an Emerson microwave oven, a Black & Decker coffee maker, a stainless-steel sink and under-counter cabinets. A double cabin to the bow impresses with a queen-sized island bed, skylights, a pair of full-height lockers and hidden storage, while the dining sofa can be turned into an additional bed for extra guests. The main head on this level features a molded sink, mirrored cabinets and a separate shower stall.
A pair of 450MHP Cummins 8.3 M2 diesel inboards or twin 435MHP Caterpillar V8 engines fire this yacht to top speeds in excess of 30 knots and consistent cruising of around 26 knots. A modified-V hull form with prop pockets, a cambered reverse transom, and an 18-degree transom deadrise offers a dry and balanced ride in coastal waters, and enough agility to keep up with the feistiest marlin.
The team at SI Yachts can easily help you navigate through all of the Tiara Yachts for sale on the market today so you can make the best decision for your boating future.