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Tiara 3000 Open (2006)
(w/ 2 x 385-hp Crusader 8.1 L (inboard))


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Brief Summary

Tiara is ready to put the 29 in the barn and release a new mustang into their line. Their new champion is the 3000 Open. With many of the design cues and features of her larger sisters, her design is versatile and allows you to choose fishing or cruising then outfit the boat accordingly.

Note: Fuel consumption as reported on this test provided by Tiara. Speed and sound levels were recorded by

Key Features

  • Standard hardtop
  • QL Marine Interceptor boat trim system
  • Molded-in fiberglass bow pulpit wit S.S. roller system
  • Teak interior
  • Clarion AM/FM/CD stereo
  • Fully equipped galley
  • Sleeping accommodations for 4
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 33' 0'' (with standard pulpit)
    Beam 12' 6''
    Dry Weight 12,390 lbs.
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 2' 8''
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 14 deg.
    Max Headroom 6' 4''
    Bridge Clearance 8' 11''
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 210 gal.
    Water Capacity 32 gal.
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)

    Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

    Engine Options

    Std. Power 2 x 385-hp Crusader 8.1 MPI gas inboards
    Tested Power 2 x 385-hp Crusader 8.1 L (inboard)
    Opt. Power 2 x 260-hp Volvo Penta D4

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    800 4.6 4.0 1.9 2.4 2.1 453 394 66
    1000 6.5 5.7 2.9 2.3 2.0 431 375 70
    1500 8.4 7.3 5.7 1.5 1.3 277 241 78
    2000 13.4 11.6 11.8 1.1 1.0 214 186 82
    2500 17.9 15.6 18.4 1.0 0.9 184 160 83
    3000 25.6 22.2 22.9 1.1 1.0 211 183 85
    3500 32.7 28.4 34.1 1.0 0.8 181 158 86
    4000 38.5 33.5 46.5 0.8 0.7 156 136 88
    4500 39.2 34.1 67.6 0.6 0.5 110 95 92
    800 394 729 7.40 7.19 1.02 66
    1000 375 694 10.50 10.98 0.97 70
    1500 241 446 13.50 21.58 0.62 78
    2000 186 344 21.60 44.67 0.48 82
    2500 160 296 28.80 69.65 0.42 83
    3000 183 340 41.20 86.69 0.48 85
    3500 158 291 52.60 129.08 0.41 86
    4000 136 251 62.00 176.02 0.35 88
    4500 95 177 63.10 255.89 0.25 92

    All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.

    Performance Chart

    Performance Chart

    Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

    Time To Plane 6.9 sec.
    0 to 30 8.7 sec.
    Ratio 2.02 : 1
    Props Michigan EPX-300 19 x 22 #7 cup Nibral
    Load 2 persons, 5/7 fuel, no water, min. gear
    Climate 82 deg., 65% humid.; wind: 5-10 mph; seas: 1-2' chop

    Tiara 3000 Open (2006) Line Drawing


    Captain's Report

    Fishing Above, Relaxation Below on the 3000 OpenBy Capt. Bob SmithTiara Yacht proudly displayed their new model, the 3000 Open at the 2006 Miami Boat Show for 2006. Tiara is ready to sunset the 29, which has been a stalwart for them for many years. Rather than refit the old, they built the new 3000 Open. This is a well-configured boat that is just as comfortable running offshore, as is it is pulling up to a dockside restaurant in Key Biscayne. The sleek lines on this new model betray her functionality as a fishing machine, and play up on her overall sophistication. The only outward appearance that reveals she is a fishing machine is the rod holders in the uprights for the hardtop at the back. This is unless you opt for the TSS, Tiara Tournament Series which includes additional rocket launcher rod holders as our test model did. Regardless, this boat is impressive.At the BowUp front, our boat was well-equipped with high protective stainless steel bow railings. The pulpit houses the anchor roller and we had the optional electric windlass for near effort-free anchoring. The deep line locker certainly is large enough to stow the anchor line needed for offshore anchoring. The expansive bow deck gives you a great chance to lay out and catch a few rays or to work the fish from the front of the boat. Side access from the cockpit to the bow is plenty wide for comfortable movement and the expansive front windows have large wipers to help out in heavy chop or rain. There are also large washer ports for both sides.Configurable CockpitThe aft cockpit was outfitted for primarily fishing, therefore instead of the side benches we had a large live baitwell in the center of the stern wall. The baitwell has a rounded interior with soft lighting for better bait maintenance. Fish lockers on either side of the stern are divided with an upper section and lower section with pump-outs and macerators. Access to the fuel shut-offs was through a center hatch that was a bit impeded by the baitwell. Not a big deal, but it was a bit awkward. The walkthrough stern door was heavy duty with an easy to use latch system. I can see this being handy when you are boating the big tuna, or bringing well-dressed guests aboard across the optional swim platform.Accessing the EnginesThe motorized engine hatch is actually the base for the entire forward section of the cockpit, or the helm and companion sections. With my 6-foot height and over 200-pound frame, I found it a real squeeze to get into the engine compartment with the limited rise of the hatch. The generator is center and forces you to crawl even further into the compartment to check the engines. Now there is a day hatch forward I had no problem getting in and out of, but still, if I were a smaller-built guy, there would be less of a problem with the engine hatch. The batteries were mounted outboard of the massive 8.1L engines. Once again, that is a problem if you want to maintain them, or need to ever change them. Tiara representatives there told me they recognized these issues and were working on a better solution. The Helm StationOn the starboard side of the cockpit is a rear-facing bench with storage in the seat back for lines or small items. The helm seat slides and the entire seat flips forward to give you access to a very large, ventilated storage box below. The helm seat is quite comfortable, but I would prefer to have a little more space between the seat and the helm. The console is well arranged with analog gauges across the top, flush mounted electronics in the center, and the hydraulic wheel mounted below. For an express cruiser, visibility from the helm was outstanding. Tiara eliminated the center window and now ventilation is drawn through elongated ports at the top that are located below the lip of the hardtop. This really pulls a lot of fresh air into the cockpit and opens up the vision forward. Over on the companion side is another double bench seat with equally impressive storage beneath. Down BelowAccess to the cabin is through a center sliding door. Once inside I was immediately impressed with the abundant use of teak. Battery switches and breakers are tucked behind slides at the top of the stairs leading inside. Entertainment features are mounted in the hanging closet to port, and a flat panel TV is displayed in the corner where it’s easily viewed from the cabin.The wraparound lounger converts into a double bed with a clever use of the old idea of lee sheet straps. The back of one section flips up and is held in place with the straps to increase the space on the upper berth. An extension slides out to provide room for a filler cushion, and there you have two berths in one compact area. This is a very smart use of space. The head is located on the port side across from the galley and has a VacuFlush toilet, vanity with Corian countertop, stainless steel sink, and shower with wraparound curtain.Functional GalleyA compact galley is mounted on the starboard side below the helm. It features a Formica countertop with Corian trim, a stainless steel sink, single-burner electric cooktop, microwave, cabinets and a 3.7 cu. ft. Isotherm drawer-style refrigerator, which is another great use of space. I would add a plastic pan in the bottom to keep the spills from getting into the section that is hard to clean, but I like the drawer refrigerators since they offer more room for groceries. SpecificationsThis new model measures 30’6” length overall not including the standard bow pulpit, or optional swim platform. With these items included the length is pushed to 35’ 0’’overall. She has a beamy 12’6” beam for smoother rides and more stability while trolling in the ocean.Tiara Yachts has done a fine job of bringing the elements of many of their larger models into the 30-foot express cruiser range. This model fits well in a family that really enjoys cruising, and still wants to go offshore to chase grouper, snapper, red fish, or other big game fish.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Tiara 3000 Open (2006) is 39.2 mph (63.1 kph), burning 67.6 gallons per hour (gph) or 255.87 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Tiara 3000 Open (2006) is 25.6 mph (41.2 kph), and the boat gets 1.12 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.48 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 211 miles (339.57 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 2 x 385-hp Crusader 8.1 L (inboard).

    Standard and Optional Features

    Marine Electronics

    Autopilot Optional
    Fishfinder Optional Upgrade to Raymarine
    GPS/Chart Optional Upgrade to Raymarine
    Radar Optional Upgrade to Raymarine
    VHF Radio Optional


    Air Cond./Heat Optional
    Battery Charger/Converter Standard
    CD Stereo Standard
    Dripless Shaft Seals Standard
    Head: Fixed Standard
    Power Steering Standard Teleflex
    Shore Power Standard
    TV/DVD Optional
    Washdown: Fresh Water Standard
    Washdown: Raw Water Standard
    Water Heater Standard
    Windlass Standard


    Microwave Standard
    Refrigerator Standard
    Stove Standard

    Exterior Features

    Carpet: Cockpit Optional
    Hardtop Standard
    Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
    Swim Ladder Optional
    Swim Platform Optional
    Transom Door Standard
    Transom Shower Optional

    Boats More Than 30 Feet

    Generator Optional
    Oil Change System Optional


    NMMA Certification Yes
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