Boating is about being social and spending time on the water with family and friends. Few boats deliver the social aspect as well as the Tiara Sport 43 LS that is the third model in the Tiara Sport LS Series.
With a spacious bow and abundant seating in the transom, there is plenty of room to socialize whether at the docks or chilling at the favorite sandbar. Everything about the 43 LS screams luxury from build quality to the amenities.
The 43 LS made its debut over the summer and with a base price of nearly $900,000 the boat is aimed at the buyer seeking performance and high-end accommodations. Power for the 43 LS are triple Yamaha XF 425 outboards that delivers a top speed of 54.6 mph at 6,067 rpm during a test on Lake Michigan, according to Tiara Sport.
The optimum cruising speed is 32.6 mph at 4,000 rpm and with a 400-gallon tank the boat has a range of 267 miles. In the lone acceleration test, the boat ran from 0 to 30 mph in 8.8 seconds. For a 43-foot boat with a 13-foot beam that weighs 21,800 pounds dry, the 43 LS delivers the goods.
Tiara Sport uses an infused fiberglass structural grid system and the transom is reinforced with a patented grid. The hull is hand laminated with balsa-cored hullsides and the walking surfaces are reinforced for added strength.
The 43 LS is loaded with standard features and the cockpit is a prime example. Designers provided seating for four people with a double width helm seat that can be electrically adjusted fore and aft and has flip-up bolsters. The outer companion seats have flip-up bolsters and fold-down footrests.
Electronics include two 16” Garmin GPSMAP displays, a Yamaha CL7 touchscreen, Garmin autopilot and a Garmin VHF radio. The cockpit also includes a Marine Air System 24,000 BTU air-conditioning system with reverse cycle heat.
Just behind the cockpit seating is a galley with a Corian countertop that includes a hot/cold water faucet, two drawer unit refrigerators, a Kenyon electric grill, tilt-out removable waste receptacle and a spot for a 50-quart carry-on cooler.
Protecting the cockpit from the sun is a molded fiberglass hardtop with a skylight. A TV automatically flips down from the hardtop for entertainment and the electronics are protected from spray by a custom windshield system. The builder included red/white LED overhead lighting and multicolor LED “dramatic lighting” that can be controlled by a remote control.
Down below designers made great use of the space by including two two-person sleeping berths with one of the mattresses folding to provide additional stowage. Tiara Sport included air conditioning, microwave and an LED TV with a Blu-Ray DVD player. The fully enclosed head compartment has a VacuFlush toilet, vanity with a mirror and a fiberglass stall shower with a curtain.
Seating is more than abundant on the 43 LS whether in the bow or stern. On the bow there is a forward-facing chaise lounge with footrests and bow seating that converts into a sunpad. On the transom, designers incorporated an aft-facing bench seat just behind the leaning post and a U-lounger. Both the bow and transom seating come with teak tables for family and friends to share a meal.
Tiara Sports packed a lot into the new 43 LS and buyers won’t be left wanting more.
Dry Weight: 21,800 pounds
Max. Power: 1,275 hp
Price w/triple Yamaha XF 425: $892,890
For more information: http://www.tiarasport.com