How to run inboard, outboard and sterndrive engines on land.
By Jeff Hemmel | March 2023
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Tiara Yachts traces its heritage back to 1946, when founder Leon Slikkers began his boat-building career at Chris-Craft. Within 10 years he would go on to form his own brand, SlickCraft, embrace fiberglass hull construction and ultimately found S2 Yachts with sons David and Robert in 1974. Initially a builder of sailboats, S2 launched the Tiara powerboat line in 1976 that would ultimately become today’s Tiara Yachts brand. Handcrafted luxury models with virtually all components built in-house in Holland, Michigan, Tiara now produces 11 different models from 34’ to 60’. These include the Coupe and EX series, powered by Volvo Penta’s Inboard Performance System (IPS) pod drives, and the LS, LX and LE models powered by Mercury Verado outboards.
Tiara produces five upscale model series, including inboard vessels from 39 to 60 feet in the Coupe and EX lines. Outboard powered models range from 34 to 48 feet in three distinct series: Luxury Sport (LS), Luxury Crossover (LX), and Luxury Express (LE).
|Boat Types||Yacht, Inboard Cruiser, Dayboat, Express Cruiser|
|Hull Types||Fiberglass V-hull|
|Average Length/Size||Coupe inboard cruisers in 40’, 45’ and 50’ lengths; LS outboard-powered dayboats in 35’, 38’, 43’ and 48’ lengths; 35’ LX dual-console dayboat; 43’ and 48’ LE express cruisers; and the 60’ EX inboard-powered yacht|
|Fuel Types||Gasoline, Diesel|
|Cost of New Boats||Priced near the top of the market compared to other similar boats|
|Cost of Used Boats||Priced near the top of the market compared to other similar boats|
|Activity/Usage Types||Recreational cruising, offshore cruising, multi-day trips, overnighting, entertaining, fishing, watersports|
Tiara builds a five-series line of both inboard and outboard-powered boats, divided into Coupe inboard-powered sedan cruisers in 39’, 44’ and 49’ lengths; LS outboard-powered, center-console dayboats in 34’, 38’, 43’ and 48’ lengths; a 34’ LX dual-console bowrider; 43’ and 48’ LE express cruisers; and the 60’ EX inboard-powered yacht.
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Find the answers to frequently asked questions about Tiara Yachts, including the types of boats Tiara makes, where they’re produced and how to find a Tiara Yachts boat that fits your needs and lifestyle.
Tiara builds one true yacht, the EX 60, powered by Volvo Penta’s Inboard Performance System. Additional IPS-powered models include the Coupe sedan cruiser in 39’ – 49’ lengths. Outboard-powered choices include the LS dayboat from 34’ – 48’, a 35’ LX dual-console bowrider, 43’ and 48’ LE express cruisers.
Tiara works closely with two power partners, Volvo Penta and Mercury. inboard models use Volvo Penta’s Inboard Performance System (IPS). Tiara’s outboard models use Mercury Verados.
Tiara Yachts provides Limited Warranty coverage on products sold for use by retail customers. It applies to the original purchaser of the boat but can be transferred to subsequent owners. Coverage includes defects in materials and workmanship in the boat and all components and accessories for two years; structural defects in materials and workmanship in hull and deck for a period of five years; blistering due to defects in material and workmanship in the painted surface of the hull bottom for a period of five years, providing that the surface has not been altered in any way (including sanding, sandblasting or application of a coating other than standard antifouling paint). Exceptions apply.
Tiara Yachts are easy to maintain. Like any boat, basic maintenance, including washing and waxing the fiberglass hull, keeping compartments clean and dry, and cleaning and using protectant on vinyl surfaces will keep any boat looking and performing 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.
Follow the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule, including yearly engine service, to ensure reliable, safe operation. Factory-recommended service should be performed at an authorized Tiara Yachts dealer.
All Tiara models are designed with family excursions in mind, with abundant creature comforts and stable, smooth-running hull designs. Depending on model and size, overnight accommodations run from berths for two to full-size cabins, head compartments, showers and galleys perfect for larger groups.
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