The Tiara 4300 Convertible is a 43.2-foot convertible motoryacht produced by the iconic Michigan-based shipyard Tiara Yachts between 1990 and 2002. Thanks to its, elegant style, welcoming interiors and large fishing cockpit, this yacht remains popular on the used and charter markets, ideal for coastal cruisers, serious sportfishers, and weekenders alike.
A robust starboard transom door leads to the roomy 121-square-foot aft cockpit, sure to be one of the social and sporting focal points of this yacht. Fishers will delight at the in-deck storage boxes, tackle center with a freezer for bait, rocket launchers, outriggers, a removable cockpit leaning post with rod holder, fresh and saltwater washdown, and a tuna door. Wide side decks and Diamond non-skid surfaces allow safe and comfortable movement throughout the deck, while models from 1994 onward offer direct access to the engine room from the cockpit, making maintenance even easier. Further rod storage can be found overhead in the aft section of the salon.
To starboard, a ladder provides access to the thrilling flybridge with an extensive helmstation set slightly back from the curved windshield to accommodate a stunning Ultraleather bench seat for up to four people. The helm features two Pompanette chairs and an extensive helm console which features two large displays, a stainless-steel steering wheel, Hydrive steering, VDO Blue Line gauges, courtesy lights, a 6-inch compass, flat storage for charts, and two speakers. This helmstation is set slightly back from the curved windshield to accommodate a stunning Ultraleather bench that seats up to four people.
A small step and welcoming portside door forward of the cockpit leads to the well-appointed salon. Though this is an older yacht, the interiors remain timeless and impeccable, a blend of classic style and modern comfort. To starboard, a sumptuous L-shaped sofa is the perfect place to receive and entertain guests, with a rich wood coffee table and a matching entertainment center with a large built-in television. Windows surround this space, filling it with natural light.
The standard layout on this yacht is a traditional two-stateroom, two-head configuration with a breakfast bar overlooking the separate galley, located just a few steps below. The bright U-shaped galley is equipped with drawers and storage throughout, a refrigerator with optional icemaker, coffee maker, three-burner cooktop, microwave/convection oven, and a stainless-steel sink. In 1992, Tiara introduced the option to swap out the guest room for a large, opulent U-shaped dinette.
With this standard layout, there is room for two twin bunks to starboard, ideal for kids, friends, or family.
The forward owner’s suite is spacious and comfortable, with a large queen pedestal bed situated beneath a skylight and an en suite bathroom with toilet, sink, and shower stall. A day head is positioned starboard, just forward of the guest accommodation.
According to Tiara’s own speed tests, twin inboard 660hp CAT diesel engines allow this sporty little yacht to reach over 30 knots at maximum speeds, while a gentler but no less thrilling 24 knots provides a wider range of 324nautical miles at 45.6 gallons per hour.