Just because a boat can carry a large crew doesn’t mean they want to be together all the time. Another permutation is using areas of the boat in different ways, depending upon the needs of the moment. Tiara Sport’s 43 LE is a high-performing, luxury express dayboat-cum-weekender sport model that allows for all these circumstances.
For example, the aft cockpit’s port side folds down, creating the terrace, which is great for water access and works in concert with the aft platforms that extend beyond the triple outboards and offer access to the cockpit from both sides of the transom. But the terrace, when deployed, also physically enlarges the mingling space, not to mention provides an aesthetic reminiscent of an infinity-edge pool.
Then there’s the All-Sport Module (ASM), which would be disserved if termed simply as a rotating seat. This fixture hides copious stowage beneath the luxuriously upholstered seats, boasting multiple textures and one of three accent colors from which you can choose. Flip out the footrests to create recliners. The aft side is a solid surface counter. Flip this top open, and there’s a grill inside. This entire aft section opens up to massive stowage, effectively creating a fender-and-gear-swallowing lazarette.
Oh, yes—the ASM rotates to face the seats toward the open terrace, or completely around for a view of the wake. Put the teak table in place and enjoy a meal with a view. Aft-facing seats at the cockpit’s forward end add to the sociability, and the hardtop’s extending sunshade provides coverage.
On the safely reached bow, there’s a reclining sun lounge with drink holders. Under the hardtop, privatize the helm deck with the optional doors. Or leave them open, spin the double-wide helm benches aft, and join the cockpit conversation. Belowdecks, the bright cabin offers overnight accommodations in forward and aft berths, and a lovely head with a shower stall.
Our tester sported three Mercury Racing 450R outboards—you can also choose Yamaha power—that propelled us to 58 mph. At speed, the 43 LE proved nimble and fun to run. Dockside, in a wicked current, we proved the worth of the Joystick Piloting system.
Need a boat to impress, excite and entertain that offers overnight comfort and privacy? Sea-trial the Tiara Sport 43 LE.
- All-Sport Module provides upright or reclined seating, towage, a food-prep center and a variety of views.
- Seal off the helm deck for climate control, or open it to enlarge the cockpit.
- Fantastic water access via the terrace.
Draft: 3′5″ (motors down)
Dry Weight: 22,100 lb.
Seat/Weight Capacity: Yacht Certified
Fuel Capacity: 400 gal.
How We Tested
Engines: Triple Mercury Racing 450R
Drive/Prop: Outboard/Revolution 4 XP 14.6″ x 18″ x 19″ x 18″ 4-blade stainless steel
Gear Ratio: 1.60:1
Fuel Load: 400 gal.
Crew Weight: 450 lb.
Tiara Yachts – Holland, Michigan; 616-392-7163; tiarayachts.com