The Tiara 4800 Convertible is a 51-foot sportfishing convertible yacht with a flybridge that was launched by the iconic, Michigan-based yacht-building firm Tiara Yachts in 2010. This model opened a new chapter in the Tiara story by introducing a vessel that not only boasted live-aboard dimensions for cruising families but featured tournament-ready fishing features for the serious angler. An ultra-sleek, sporty profile, a capacious aft-cockpit ideal for both fishing and entertaining, immense speed and agility out on the water and the option for elevated piloting combine to make this one of the most in-demand vessels of its type on the market today.
A hard-top canopy with radar facilities and a pair of skylights defies gravity to float above a flybridge that features enough room for not only a helm but an elevated lounge. To the rear there are a pair of curved chaise-longues tracing the sides of the bridge, as well as a rear-facing leather loveseat with a matching, timber cocktail table and cup-holders. The teak-clad helm boasts a Raymarine G-Series electronics package with touchscreens and integrated navigation tech, Teleflex SeaStar steering, Glendinning controls, Bennett recessed trim tabs, ZF joystick handling, a compass and VHF radio facing a pair of comfortable Release Marine piloting chairs.
140-square feet of dedicated fishing space awaits in the self-draining aft-cockpit, where you will discover essentials such as a non-skid surface, a freezer with an ice-chipper, macerated fish boxes, an 80-gallon plumbed transom livewell, Rupp Outriggers, flush and mounted rod holders, an aluminum floorplate for a fighting chair, a transom lift-gate, wash-down hoses, tackle storage and a bait-prep console. If you would prefer to use this space for entertaining then it can also be fitted with a pop-up transom sofa and a cockpit table in lieu of the livewell and fighting chair, as well as a swimming platform, while a mezzanine sofa in Ultraleather and a pair of Bose speakers come as standard.
A teak and holly sole, panoramic side glazing, French Vanilla leather furnishings, Marine Air climate-control and satin-finished teak walls await as you step into the main-deck salon. In here you will find plenty of cabinets, a home entertainment system, a large L-shaped sofa and a curved, C-shaped dining sofa surrounding an oval table. To port there is a main-deck walk-in galley with quartz work surfaces, a stone splash back, 4 Sub-Zero fridge-freezer compartments, a Sharp combination microwave oven, a Kenyon three-zone hob, a stainless-steel sink and a plethora of storage space.
Lower-deck spaces are built for the long-haul, with sleeping quarters for up to six overnight guests. A single berth to starboard shares a main-head and an enclosed shower stall with a bunk berth for three up by the bow. An amidship master stateroom features a queen-sized island bed, wood-paneling, hanging lockers, a full-height closet, an occasional table, recessed lighting and an en-suite with stone surfaces, mirrored walls and a waterfall shower with bench-seating.
A modified-v planing hull with a bow flair offers the sort of agility required to outwit feisty pelagic fish, while a pair of 1015mhp Caterpillar C18-ACERT diesel engines offer top speeds of over 36 knots and a range of 429 nautical miles at a 19-knot cruising pace.