The Tiara 50 Flybridge is a thoroughbred 54.6-foot luxury flybridge motoryacht first launched by renowned Michigan-based shipyard Tiara Yachts at the 2014 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. A bolder, more versatile version of the successful 50 Coupe, its sister yacht, the 50 Flybridge offers the best in indoor-outdoor living, ideal for those wanting to celebrate and relax with friends and family.
The focus of this Tiara is the bridge deck, where owners can pilot the boat with the wind in their hair while entertaining guests in style and comfort. The centerline helm with a double wide helm seat is a captain’s delight, equipped with a Garmin electronics package and stunning visibility. Behind the helm, a central console is outfitted with an icemaker and a fridge. Guests can sit at the port and starboard sofas that curve out from the helm as they sip cocktails from a wet bar just aft of the helm. Each lounge has top access storage aft, one of which is an insulated cooler. An aft couch that converts to a sunpad is perfect for al fresco lounging, while four well-placed JL Audio speakers unite the mood across decks (additional speakers are found in the salon and lower cockpit).
A portside companionway leads to the lower cockpit, which boasts and aft lounge along the transom wrapped around a high-low table. Additional chairs can be found to port and starboard with storage below. A swim ladder beneath the starboard side of the transom leads to an optional hydraulic swim platform where owners can install a custom barbecue. Out on the foredeck, guests can enjoy the recessed chaise lounge sunpad with cupholders and handholds.
Stunning sliding-glass doors provide entry to the impeccable salon, where guests are immediately welcomed by an aft galley, the social hub that connects the main salon to the cockpit. A dual Isotherm fridge-freezer to starboard and a portside three-burner electric cooktop and sink rest amongst exquisite quartz countertops, as do a microwave/convection oven, trash receptable, and storage drawers and cabinets.
The main salon is a serene mix of light-toned upholstery and rich wood, with stunning views from the mullioned windows that surround the space. To port, a long settee sits beneath the windows facing a large teak high-low table. A nearby end-table connects the settee with an additional armchair, forming the perfect conversation area.
A regal Stidd captain’s chair faces the starboard lower helm, which is equipped with a Volvo Glass Cockpit integrated electronics package, including Garmin GRID armrest remote, two 15” displays, autopilot, joystick driving, GPS antenna, Garmin open array radar and pedestal, Garmin VHF200 and GHS10 handheld radios, a Ritchie Supersport compass and a Garmin GSD24 sounder. With two 725mhp Volvo IPS 950 engines, the 50 Flybridge swiftly reaches top speeds of 34 knots, with a cruising speed of 28 knots.
A central companionway next to the helm leads to two plush staterooms situated around a superb atrium area which includes a linen closet and a stackable Splendide Ariston washer/dryer. The amidships owner’s suite features an Olympic queen pedestal bed with storage below. Shelves can be found starboard and fore and aft of the headboard, while a portside sofa offers a place to lounge in private. A cedar-backed hanging locker provides additional wardrobe storage, while a Marine Air systems air conditioning system protects owners from the head of the day. For entertainment, a Samsung 29” flatscreen and a Blu-Ray DVD player offer endless options, while four JL Audio speakers offer a truly cinematic sound experience.
The en suite bathroom is well-appointed, with a teak countertop, vessel sink, mirrored medicine cabinet, vanity storage, toilet, and a separate stall shower with a teak seat and waterfall shower head. Opening portlights comes with privacy shades.
At the bow, the VIP stateroom is almost as luxurious as the owner’s suite. A queen pedestal bed can be split to make two smaller berths, a versatile configuration great for couples or kids. Guests will enjoy private access to the shared day head, which features a stall shower with a teak seat, a toilet, and a teak countertop with medicine cabinet, mirror, and lower vanity storage.