The Tiara 43 Open is a versatile 45-foot open motoryacht launched by the Michigan-based shipyard Tiara Yachts in 2010. Equally adept at operating as a sportfisher, a coastal cruiser or a floating nightclub, the 43 Open presents an ultra-sporty look from profile with a wrap-around windshield, an above-cockpit canopy, a flared bow and a finely crafted American finish. Tiara also produced similar models in the 43 LS and the 43 LE.
Out on the foredeck there is room for a double-width sunpad, though it is towards the rear of this Tiara boat that most guests will likely gravitate. 95-square feet of dedicated fishing space out on the cockpit can also be used for entertaining, with a mezzanine sofa and a drinks chiller with an icemaker installed as standard. A leatherette transom sofa with a cocktail table is available as an optional extra. Out here you will find an aluminum floor plate for a fighting chair or rocket launcher, tackle drawers, a transom livewell, fish boxes, wash down hoses, rod holders, a transom lift-gate and plenty of other fishing extras. There is also space at the stern for an optional swimming platform, ideal for leisure users and fishers who like to take a break from landing those big catches. This yacht can also be outfitted with a tuna tower to turn it into a tournament-ready fish-fighting machine.
Up in the main deck upper cockpit you will discover a starboard side wet-bar station with an optional grill as well as a port-side L-shaped sofa, both artfully positioned under the cockpit’s hardtop canopy. Up front there is a modern helm station with a pair of Garmin multi-function touchscreen panels, Hynautic steering with a mahogany-lined wheel, a leather-clad Stidd helm chair, SmartCraft DTS electronic controls, Skyhook GPS, ZF joystick handling, bow thruster controls, Lenco trim-tabs, a Ritchie compass, VHF radio and superb visibility.
A watertight companionway door leads down to a spacious lower-deck with teak-lined interiors, Bamboo Chilewich wall coverings, recessed lighting and transparent ceiling panels. The first thing to greet you down on this level is an open galley with masses of wooden cabinet space, Corian counter-tops, a Vitrifrigo fridge-freezer, a two-zone Kenyon cooktop, a Samsung microwave oven, a stainless-steel sink and a serving bar. Across from the galley sits a U-shaped dining booth with a breakfast table where you will enjoy many hearty breakfasts and nutritious lunches.
There are two cabins and one head on this level, with a single port-side cabin boasting enough room for a full-height closet and a wall-mounted HDTV. By the bow there is a double VIP room with an island bed, hidden storage, a cedar-lined locker and a skylight, while the bathroom features stone surfaces, steel fixtures and a walk-in shower cubicle with bench-seating and porthole glazing.
Buyers can choose between a pair of 715mhp Cummins QSM11 diesels or twin 725mhp Volvo D11 engines for top speeds of 35 knots and 37 knots respectively. Consistent cruising speeds of around 31 knots deliver a range of approximately 320 nautical miles, while at an efficient and smooth pace of 8 knots this climbs to an astonishing 870 nautical miles. These engines come as straight shaft drives, though there is also an option to fit your Cummins engine to a Zeus pod-drive for a more modern style of ride.