The Tiara 4500 Sovran is a 46-foot sportcruiser yacht that was produced by the iconic Michigan-based yacht-building firm Tiara Yachts between the years of 2011 and 2015. Though designed to replace the popular 4300 Sovran, this boat features an entirely new design with an original hull, a modified main-deck layout and a significantly upgraded level of performance. What remains the same is the super-sleek profile with a European flair, wrap-around glazing, contemporary living spaces and an undeniably sporty air.
A modular sunpad for two sits out on the foredeck to get the very best of the sun’s warming rays, though most guests are likely to hang out at the opposite end of this boat, where a spacious, teak-lined aft-cockpit awaits. In here you will discover a transom sofa in cream-toned leather with a pop-up breakfast table sitting alongside an armchair to port and opposite a mezzanine sofa with stern facing views. A set of starboard steps lead down to a huge hydraulic swim platform that can lift a modern water tender as well as a stern-facing transom barbecue grill and a sizeable transom locker for water toys or optional beach-club seating.
The main-deck cockpit remains open at the rear for an elemental connection to those briny ocean breezes but is enclosed at the front by wraparound windscreen glazing, with a curving hard-top boasting an above-helm electronic sunroof. There is a wet-bar station with chilled storage in here, across from an L-shaped leather sofa with a cocktail table. To starboard there is a single helm seat facing a modern dashboard with Penta joystick handling, an over-sized steel and timber steering wheel, bow thruster controls, a pair of Garmin or Raymarine multi-function display screens, a Ritchie SuperSport compass, VHF radio, a Volvo engine monitoring system and more.
A true family cruiser, the lower deck portion of this boat features a teak and holly sole with timber paneling and opaque skylights with enough room in the lower lobby for an L-shaped leather sofa, a grain-matched teak dining table, a TV stand and an open galley with a two-zone Kenyon hob, a combination oven and a steel double-sink, all framed by sparkling Corian work surfaces. A twin cabin to aft features a full-height closet and an en-suite with an open shower fixture, while the VIP stateroom to the bow boasts a double island bed, a skylight, plenty of storage and a large bathroom with an enclosed shower cubicle.
Engine options include a pair of 435MHP Volvo Penta IPS600S diesels or twin 600MHP Volvo Penta IPS1200S pod-drives. The standard engines boast top speeds of 32 knots and a range of 323 nautical miles at a cruising pace of 28 knots, while the optional upgrades offer even swifter full-throttle speeds and a more ambitious cruising speed. A modified V-hull with a fine entry and a 17-degree transom deadrise proves balanced and efficient out on coastal waters, with an ability to slice through swells with ease.