The Tiara EX60 is a 60-foot motoryacht launched by the iconic Michigan-based shipyard Tiara Yachts in 2022. Tiara’s largest launch to date and the current flagship of the fleet, the EX60 also happens to be the most innovative vessel this forward-thinking brand has ever put to water. Designed for the contemporary yachter who enjoys entertaining, cruising and watersports in equal measure, this sleek and modern vessel matches a sporty profile to luxurious lounge areas and ample lower-deck sleeping quarters, while powerful pod-drive engines give this boat a cruising experience beyond compare.
Out on the foredeck there is an integrated daybed with backrests offering marina-facing views, as well as a pair of curving side chaise-longues and a chilled drinks cabinet nestled up against the bow. Wide side decks lined in teak lead back to a sprawling aft-cockpit that must be one of the most sociable outdoor living spaces seen on a yacht of this class, featuring three separate zones for chilling out. At the very rear of the boat there is a full-beam hydraulic bathing platform that lowers into the water and used to store a modern jet tender, with a hidden storage locker to stern offering enough space for kayaks and Seabobs.
A couple of steps up takes you to a contemporary-styled aft-cockpit with a leatherette transom sofa that faces another stern-facing sofa with an extending drinks or dining table placed in-between. Should you wish then one of the sofas can be exchanged for an outdoor wet-bar station with an icemaker, chilled storage, a sink and an electric barbecue grill. Fancy a bit more space while sipping cocktails back here? Then simply fold down the bulwarks to open up more room in the form of two cocktail balconies that defy gravity to hover over the water. Further forward and partially sheltered by an overhang there are a pair of L-shaped loveseats, a trio of outdoor Ottomans and an adjustable steel and teak serving bar. This entire cockpit area can also be configured as an Adventure module complete with fishing equipment such as livewells, rod holders, fighting chairs, plumbed fish boxes and tackle centers.
Teak and wenge-lined interiors on the Tiara EX60 are no less impressive, and thanks to sliding glass doors, panoramic side glazing and an above-helm sunroof they will always seem light and breezy even on overcast days. There is a curving C-shaped sofa in leather and a trapezoidal timber dining table to port while to starboard there is an open galley with Corian work surfaces, a two-zone cooktop, under-counter fridge-freezer units, a microwave oven and a stainless-steel sink that can be covered when not in use. A pair of forward-facing helm chairs face not one but two modern dashboards, one with the main controls and another with back-up display screens. The helm features Penta joystick handling, Garmin multi-function touchscreens, Volvo Interceptor trim tabs, throttle controls, VHF radio, a Ritchie compass and power-assisted steering.
Generous lower-deck sleeping quarters for up to six overnight guests benefit from plenty of head clearance, knife-insert windows with opening porthole inserts, glossy timber surrounds and plush carpeting underfoot. There is a starboard twin cabin with a full-height closet and a bedside table, while a VIP double to the bow features an island bed, a cedar-lined locker, hidden storage and a lavish en-suite with an enclosed shower. A full-beam owner’s stateroom sits amidship, and features a side sofa, a queen-sized bed, bedside cabinets, a full-height closet, reading lamps, strip lighting and a swish bathroom with a walk-in waterfall shower cubicle.
A pair of 1350mhp Volvo Penta IPS30 diesel pod-drive engines prompt top speeds of around 38 knots with cruising speeds not far behind. A fuel tank holding up to 700 US Gallons of diesel, meanwhile, should keep you out on both inland and coastal waters for days on end without needing to refuel.