The Tiara 4700 Sovran is a 50-foot sport cruiser yacht that was produced by the iconic Michigan-based yacht-building firm Tiara Yachts between 2003 and 2008. A sporty and swept-back profile with plenty of soft curves, teak accents and rounded glazing has been paired to masses of stylish lounge-space and speedy engines for a versatile nautical package that remains popular on the used and charter markets to this day.
Out on the lengthy foredeck there is room for a double-width modular sunpad with marina-facing views, while broad side-decks lead back to a teak-lined aft-cockpit with a good deal of tastefully-appointed sun-kissed space. Back here there is a transom sofa and a mezzanine sofa both lined in waterproof piped upholstery that surround a pop-up timber breakfast table. Also found here is a wet-bar console with an outdoor grill, a sink and chilled storage, along with added extras like intuitively placed cup-holders and integrated Bose speakers. You can equip this yacht with two types of swim platform at the stern: a shorter, fixed version perfect for bathing in the sea and a longer, hydraulic model that can be used to lower a dinghy into the water. A transom locker for sports gear is nearby, as are side steps up to the cockpit.
The pilothouse on this model benefits from dynamic wrap-around glazing, teak-framed skylights and a sliding glass door to the rear to keep this interior space well-lit and ventilated. There is an L-shaped sofa with a cocktail table to port while to starboard there is a leather Stidd helm chair facing a dashboard with power-steering, twin Raymarine C120 display panels, Bennett trim tab controls, a Ritchie Globemaster compass, ZF throttles, a Cummins SmartCraft digital engine monitor, Uniden VHF radio and autopilot.
A plush lower-deck lobby takes its cues from the sedate mid-century lounges found on classic yachts, and features satin-finished teak or glossy cherry surrounds, a striped teak and holly sole, a stylish U-shaped leather sofa, a grain-matched maple-topped breakfast table, a pair of bespoke armchairs or a loveseat, mood lighting and curved storage units. Turn on the wall-mounted HD TV while you prepare meals at the open galley, where you will discover a bevel-edged Corian counter-top, a steel sink, Sub-Zero or Nova Kool fridge-freezer units, a Kenyon two-zone electric hob, a Fisher & Paykel dishwasher and a Panasonic combination microwave. An amidship guest room features twin bunk beds, an open sink and a private head, while up towards the bow you will find a master suite with oval portholes, a skylight, a double island bed, full-height cedar-lined lockers, soft carpeting and a bathroom with an enclosed waterfall shower stall.
A Carolina flair bow and a convex-shaped hull slices through waves as if they were not there, while two 715mhp Cummins QSM11 diesel inboard engines offer top speeds of 34 knots and consistent cruising of around 25 knots. At this lower speed you can expect a cruising range of over 300nm, the sweet spot for long weekend coastal cruising.