The Tiara 50 Coupe is a 54-foot coupe-style express cruiser launched by the iconic Michigan-based yacht-building firm Tiara Yachts in 2013. A dramatic swept-back form with sloping bulwarks to aft, a floating hard-top canopy, unobstructed glazing and dynamic sharp curves mark this out as a thoroughly modern yacht. The use of next-generation pod-drive engines, clean and contemporary lounge spaces, an electronic above-helm sunroof and hi-tech navigation equipment only enhance this modern feel, while plentiful lower-deck accommodation promises something a bit more old-fashioned: a good night’s rest.
There is a double sunpad with marina-facing views and unimpeded sunshine out on the foredeck, though if you desire a more sheltered retreat then head for the timber-lined aft-cockpit with a retractable SureShade awning. Back here you will find a six-seater transom sofa and a pair of Ottomans in water-proofed Ultraleather, while there is also room for a couple of side seats, a glossy teak breakfast table and integrated speakers. Side steps lead down to a 70-inch Nautical Structures hydraulic swimming platform that will lift you in and out of the lapping waters at the touch of a button, while a storage locker back here provides plentiful room for snorkeling gear and an optional transom grill gives the opportunity for fresh-from-the-sea barbecues.
Sliding glass doors with an electric blue tint and stainless-steel frames lead into a main-deck salon lined in authentic teak and wengewood with Amtico flooring and furnishings in Ultraleather. But the first thing you will see in here is an open aft-galley with quartz countertops, an icemaker, a stainless-steel double sink, Isotherm fridge-freezer units, golden-hued backlights, a tempered glass serving bar and a three-zone ceramic hob. Ahead of this there is a handsome forward lounge with a side sofa, an armchair and a bespoke coffee table, while to starboard there is a Stidd helm chair facing a Glass Cockpit dashboard featuring Penta joystick handling, a pair of 15-inch Garmin touchscreens with integrated controls, GPS chartplotter, VHF radio, Volvo engine feedback and power-steering.
Lower deck cabins are lined in teak with mahogany accents and walnut soles, while trapezoidal hull glazing, recessed lighting and one of the widest beams on the market enhance the feeling of lightness and space. A double VIP cabin to the bow features a full-height closet and a queen island bed, while the owner’s stateroom amidship is a full-beam affair with a king-sized bed, bedside cabinets, a cushioned day bed and masses of storage. The two en-suite heads on this level impress with timber and quartz surrounds, ceramic sinks and enclosed shower cubicles with glass doors.
A pair of 725mhp Volvo Penta IPS 950S pod-drive diesel engines promote top speeds of over 34 knots at full-throttle, while smooth cruising speeds clock in at approximately 30 knots. Efficient cruising speeds in the mid-20 knot range will deliver a range of over 300 nautical miles, though take things a little slower at 5.6 knots and this range increases to 1,300 nautical miles. A bluewater hull crafted from hand-laid fiberglass features a flared bow, a wide beam and a 12-degree transom deadrise for a dry and stable ride even in rougher coastal conditions.