The Tiara 43 LE is a 43-foot outboard-powered sport cruiser launched by the iconic Michigan-based shipyard Tiara Yachts at the 2020 Ford Lauderdale International Boat Show. A speedy offshore hull form, a super-sporty look, adaptable and innovative outdoor lounge spaces and a surprising amount of lower-deck accommodation makes this the ideal family Tiara yacht for fun-filled weekend cruising. Tiara also produced the 43 Open and the 43 LS which are similar models.
A double sunpad with pop-up headrests sits out on the foredeck, though it is likely to be the teak-lined aft-cockpit that catches most eyes on this yacht. An innovative aft-lounge back here boasts a rotating seating module with two Ultraleather armchairs with footrests, cupholders and a pop-up teak table can be spun around for 360-degree views. At the rear of this seating module there is an integrated wet bar with an electric Kenyon grill, while across the rest of the cockpit there are Fusion stereo speakers, hidden lockers, chilled storage, a pair of white leather mezzanine loveseats with stern facing views and a Makefast Marine powered sunshade. A full-beam swimming platform to transom allows for access to the sea either side of the outboards, while further opportunities to reach the water come in the form of a starboard gate and a flip-out port-side bulwark that turns into a floating cocktail terrace.
A pair of sliding glass doors lead you into the main-deck mini-galley, where Corian counters, a hidden sink, refrigerated storage and an icechipper await. Though there is no microwave oven located here, there is one on the companionway corridor down to the lower deck. Ahead of this you will find a pair of twin piloting seats facing a main helm to starboard and a back-up set of electronics to port. The futuristic dashboard boasts Teleflex tilted steering, a pair of Garmin touchscreens, Lenco trim-tab controls, a Ritchie compass, Seakeeper SK6 switches, VesselView feedback, joystick handling, VHF radio and digital throttles.
Teak and driftwood surrounds, knife-insert hull glazing and sparkling recessed lights welcome you to a plush lower-deck with sleeping quarters for up to five overnight guests. A guest cabin to port boasts enough room for a full height closet, a double bed and a sofa that can transform into a single bed, while the double stateroom to the bow features an island bed, a skylight, a bespoke timber headboard, a wall mounted HDTV and three capacious closets. The main head on the yacht has been brilliantly designed to maximize limited space on this level, ensuring room for a toilet, a ceramic sink and a fully enclosed shower cubicle with a wooden bench.
Buyers can choose between triple 450MHP Mercury Racing gasoline outboards with top speeds of 52 knots or a pair of Mercury Verado gasoline outboards with top speeds of just over 47 knots, while three Yamaha engines are also said to be available. Cruising speeds in the high 30s for both engine set-ups deliver a pleasing range of over 250 nautical miles, though should you wish to go at a trawler-like pace, then 7.8 knots is the sweet spot with a range of 578 nautical miles.