Twin 400 hp Mercury Verado outboards with Joystick Piloting serve as the base power for the sleek, sophisticated Aviara AV36. You can upgrade to triple 300 hp outboards with a joystick, or choose to power it with twin 380, 430 or 483 hp Ilmor One Drive sterndrives with One Touch joystick control. When you choose Aviara, you’re choosing luxury, performance and your choice of propulsion.
Powered by triple 300 hp Mercury Verado outboards, our test boat blasted to a top speed of over 55 mph and attained plane readily, without enough bow rise to limit visibility, in just 7 seconds. This boat handled rough wakes and waves well, and delivered nimble handling too. It proved itself a thoroughbred boat.
While its performance proved great, the Aviara AV36 also embodies luxury, innovation and an air of exclusivity that few other boats can claim. The sleek angularity of the AV36′s lines captivate the eye. Step aboard and the visual theme continues as fittings, fixtures, cushions, and even the design cut into the attractive surface covering the cockpit sole all echo this geometric theme.
Look closer, and details include the expansive transom lounge that not only hides stowage underneath, but also conceals an innovative surprise: three bar stools that pop up to create instant seating. And where might the stereo speakers for the premium Klipsch audio system hide? Right behind the geometrically consistent brushed-aluminum grates, that’s where. Beauty truly goes beyond skin deep aboard the AV36.
Belowdecks, the swank cabin provides overnight amenities with a full functioning head, TV and wide berth. Our tester boasted air conditioning, a generator and microwave. The berth converts into seating, perfect when hosting a crowd, and the cabin serves as a comfort station for guests.
At the helm, the AV36 proves ultramodern and ultra-chic. A clean trio of screens places control of ship’s systems and accessories at your fingertips. Aft of the helm resides a standard bar with sink and wine-bottle stowage, but the optional gourmet bar offers two refrigerators and one or even two grills, with the option of a built-in cooler. Aviara: the boats aboard which attention to detail matters most.
- Standard CoolFeel vinyl upholstery ensures seating comfort on the hottest days.
- Pneumatic bar stools are cool and unique; the wet bar features a pull-out cooler, sink and wine-bottle storage, plus room for two grills and two refrigerators.
- Outboard or sterndrive power, each with standard joystick, delivers high performance and freedom of choice.
- AV36′s styling, attention to detail and full-boat gel-color coordination truly set it apart from other boats.
Draft: 2′7″ (drives up)
Dry Weight: 14,550 lb.
Seat/Weight Capacity: Yacht Certified
Fuel Capacity: 214 gal.
Price: $443,460 (base with twin 400 hp Verados and Joystick Piloting)
How We Tested
Engines: Triple Mercury Verado 300
Drive/Prop: Outboard/14 3/4″ x 20″-19″-20″ 3-blade stainless steel
Gear Ratio: 1.76:1
Fuel Load: 130 gal.
Crew Weight: 300 lb.
Aviara Boats – Vonore, Tennessee; 423-884-2121; aviaraboats.com