Aviara Boats

By Jeff Hemmel | July 2023

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Aviara AV40 running

Introduced in 2019, Aviara may be a relatively new name in the marine industry but its stylish, modern lineup comes from the design, engineering, and manufacturing teams that contributed to the 50-year legacy at MasterCraft. Envisioned as premium, modern dayboats over 30’ in length, the current AV32, AV36, and AV40 feature progressive European-inspired styling, open layouts that invite socializing, and a build tough enough to take on coastal water conditions. Upscale furniture and billet accent touches abound. Helm stations take advantage of the latest modern technology, including multiple display screens and standard joystick piloting. Each model is offered a choice of power, from sterndrive configurations from ILMOR to outboard motors from Mercury Marine.

Quick Overview

Aviara’s current offerings include a trio of modern, European-inspired, luxury dayboats. Available in 32’, 36’, and 40’ lengths, each is available with the choice of ILMOR sterndrive or Mercury outboard power. Designed for entertaining, dayboating, recreational cruising, and the occasional overnight.

Boat Types Dayboat
Hull Types Fiberglass V-hull
Average Length/Size Dayboats in 32’, 36’ and 40’ lengths
Fuel Types Gasoline
Activity/Usage Types Dayboating, entertaining, recreational cruising, overnighting

Types of Aviara Boats

Aviara’s current lineup includes three luxury day boats, the AV32, AV36, and AV40, all designed with a modern, open layout that is ideal for entertaining. Both the AV36 and AV40 also include below-deck cabins for overnight use. All models are offered with the choice of sterndrive or outboard power.

AV Series

  • A trio of models in 32’, 36’ and 40’ lengths, Aviara’s AV models feature progressive, European-inspired styling with open cockpit layouts, full-beam designs to maximize interior space and overhead hardtops.
  • Choice of ILMOR sterndrive or Mercury outboard configurations. All choices come standard with joystick control.
  • Portside bow entry provides space for centerline head on the AV32, below-deck cabins on the AV36 and AV40.
  • Deep gunwales and bow offer safe, secure ride for passengers in both cockpits.
  • Cabins on AV36/AV40 include sleeping berths, full-size head compartment, optional audio/video package.
  • Premium cockpit galley options include electric grills, twin refrigerators.
  • Ideal for dayboating, entertaining, recreational cruising, overnighting.

Boat Tests & Reviews

As the most trusted source of boating information on the internet, Boating Magazine has produced numerous in-depth reviews of Aviara boats. These tests are conducted by an expert staff made up of true boating enthusiasts. Tests and reviews include not only performance testing and passenger amenities, but also dig deep into a boat’s construction, handling, and overall safety.

Aviara AV28S cruising
2024 Aviara AV28S
The AV28S serves up a luxurious watersports experience.
Aviara AV28S cruising
2024 Aviara AV28S
The AV28S serves up a luxurious watersports experience.
Aviara AV40 running
2023 Aviara AV40
Pair an all-out luxury boat with an all-out luxury performance outboard and maritime magic abides.
2020 Aviara AV36
2020 Aviara AV36
The AV36 is a wonderful mix of design and performance.
Aviara AV 32 Running Shot
Aviara AV 32 Boat Test
We’re pleased to be first aboard the debut model to deliver an exclusive test of this brand-new boat...

Aviara Videos

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FAQs About Aviara Boats

Find the answers to frequently asked questions about Aviara boats, including the types of boats Aviara makes, where they’re produced and how to find a Aviara that fits your needs and lifestyle.

Aviara’s current offerings include a trio of upscale dayboats in 32’ – 40’ lengths.

MasterCraft Boat Holdings introduced the Aviara brand in 2019 with a goal to modernize the luxury day boat category. Aviara models draw on MasterCraft’s 50-year legacy of engineering and quality, as well as partnerships with leading marine component manufacturers.

Aviara boats were initially manufactured in MasterCraft’s production facility in Vonore, Tennessee. Production transitioned to Merritt Island, Florida following the company’s purchase of the former Sea Ray production facility. The location offers over 140,000 square feet of manufacturing space and includes water access for testing.

Aviara models are available with two choices of power, sterndrive engines from ILMOR Marine or outboard motors from Mercury Marine.

Aviara provides a Limited Warranty to the original retail purchaser on all new models. Hull and structural components are warranted for as long as the original purchaser owns the boat, gel coat is covered for one year for stress crazing, electrical displays and screens not less than three years from in-service date or 600 hours of engine operation, SeaDek flooring and pads not less than two years from in-service date or 600 hours of engine operation, other components a period of five years from in-service date and trailer and trailer component parts for five years with exception of paint (one year).

For full and up-to-date warranty details, visit aviaraboats.com.

Yes, Aviara boats are easy to maintain. Basic maintenance, including washing and waxing the fiberglass hull, flushing the engine (especially after use in saltwater), and cleaning and using protectant on vinyl surfaces will keep an Aviara boat looking like new for years to come. Boats left in the water should have hulls cleaned yearly to remove marine growth; anti-fouling paint on submerged areas of the hull should also be applied. Always follow the manufacturer’s maintenance schedule, including yearly engine service, to ensure reliable, safe operation. Factory-recommended service should be performed at an authorized Aviara dealer.

As dayboats by design, all Aviara models can be used for family outings as well as entertaining. Open floorplans offer abundant seating as well as amenities like wet bars with available sink, electric grill and refrigerator. Both the AV36 and AV40 can be used for overnighting and include air-conditioned cabins with berths, head compartments and refrigerators.

Aviara is sold exclusively in the United States through MarineMax, and available in over 70 locations. Find your local Aviara dealer here.

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