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Tiara 4700 Sovran (2007-)
(w/ 2 x 715-hp Cummins QSM11 Diesels)


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Brief Summary

This is a rock-solid performer that features a resin infused hull for superior weight and strength characteristics. The convex shaped hull and integrated coupe top are not just about fashion, they also play a key role in the way the yacht functions.

Key Features

  • Tiara Yachts' transferable 5-year limited warranty on hull and deck
  • Two private staterooms and two heads
  • Sleeps six
  • Foredeck sun pad
  • Teak hardwood throughout
  • Sub-Zero side-by-side refrigerator and freezer with ice maker
  • Transom trunk for added storage
  • Sixty-inch swim platform
  • Wet bar
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 47' 4''
    Beam 14' 6''
    Dry Weight 33,150 lbs.
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 4' 6''
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 17 deg.
    Max Headroom N/A
    Bridge Clearance 11' 4''
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 526 gal.
    Water Capacity 150 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 Not Available
    Tested Power 2 x 715-hp Cummins QSM11 Diesels
    Opt. Power 2x 670-hp Cummins QSM11 Diesels
    2x 715-hp Cummins QSM11 Diesels
    2x 715-hp CAT Compact C-12 Diesels

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    600 7.5 6.5 2.4 3.1 2.7 1470 1278 72
    800 9.4 8.2 4.8 2.0 1.7 937 815 73
    1000 11.0 9.5 8.6 1.3 1.1 606 527 76
    1200 12.5 10.8 14.7 0.9 0.7 402 350 77
    1400 15.2 13.2 21.3 0.7 0.6 339 294 78
    1600 19.6 17.0 27.8 0.7 0.6 334 290 78
    1800 24.2 21.0 35.2 0.7 0.6 326 283 79
    2000 29.0 25.2 42.6 0.7 0.6 322 280 79
    2200 33.2 28.9 55.4 0.6 0.5 284 247 81
    2400 36.9 32.1 64.6 0.6 0.5 270 235 82
    2600 39.2 34.0 74.2 0.5 0.5 250 217 84
    600 1278 2366 12.10 9.08 1.32 72
    800 815 1508 15.10 18.17 0.84 73
    1000 527 975 17.70 32.55 0.54 76
    1200 350 647 20.10 55.65 0.36 77
    1400 294 546 24.50 80.63 0.31 78
    1600 290 538 31.50 105.23 0.30 78
    1800 283 525 38.90 133.25 0.29 79
    2000 280 518 46.70 161.26 0.29 79
    2200 247 457 53.40 209.71 0.26 81
    2400 235 435 59.40 244.54 0.24 82
    2600 217 402 63.10 280.88 0.23 84

    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 14.0 sec.
    0 to 30 15.1 sec.
    Ratio 2.037:1
    Props Michigan EQX-400 (28 x 39.85 D.A.R. #4-cup)
    Load Load: 3 persons, Fuel: 291 gal., Water: 3/4 full, Gear: minimal
    Climate Temp: 64 deg., Humid: 80%, Wind: 5-10 knots, Seas: calm

    Tiara 4700 Sovran (2007-) Line Drawing


    Captain's Report

    Tiara Yachts 4700 SovranTiara Yachts is probably best known for their versatile Open series but they build a great cruising yacht and I recently had an opportunity to test, the 4700 Sovran. This is a rock-solid performer that features a resin infused hull for superior weight and strength characteristics.Yacht Design & FunctionalityTiara Yachts has been building cruising boats for quite a while now, and the Sovran series has taken on a unique look. The convex shaped hull and integrated coupe top are not just about fashion, they also play a key role in the way the yacht functions. By utilizing a split hull mold Tiara is able to create this hull which works in the opposite manner that a “Carolina Flair” hull works by actually pushing the water away from the boat and creating a very dry ride. Other benefits of this engineering style include the recessed port lights, the molded-in full beam swim platform, and of course more valuable interior volume.There were many features I liked about the 4700 Sovran, starting with the large 60” swim platform and huge storage trunk. They even added a water resistant locker for hanging clothes, jackets, etc. which saves on interior locker space. Moving up, the lower cockpit has molded in face-to-face seating and a removable teak table that stores away in the transom trunk. This is also where you will find the engine room access which is concealed under the aft facing lounge.Engine Room DetailsThe engine room is clean and well laid out. All daily checks are easily accessible and there is an additional day hatch with access from the upper cockpit which adds more light and necessary air flow when you have to spend any significant amount of time down there. I also noticed that the four air conditioner compressors are remotely located in the engine room which helps to keep the noise out of the cabin while they are running. At the HelmOur test boat featured Tiara’s Savannah Edition cockpit upholstery upgrade which adds a very European feel. The option includes stylish exterior performance fabrics, teak floor and teak accents throughout the cockpit, and wood blinds in the interior. The upper cockpit has a molded-in lounge on the portside and a removable teak table that adds versatility to the space. The huge helm is located to starboard with plenty of room for the latest electronics package. Our test boat was outfitted with a Raymarine arrangement which Tiara now offers as an option straight from the factory. Also here, is a big double-wide Stidd® helm chair that is completely adjustable fore and aft, as well as up and down. This megayacht caliber helm chair provides serious traveling comfort. A wet bar is fitted aft of the helm chair and features refrigerator, storage, cutting surface, and sink.Cabin FeaturesYou enter the cabin though a centerline smoked acrylic door. Our cabin featured the standard rich teak wood and teak and holly solid wood floors--cherrywood an available option. At the base of the steps to the port is the galley. Here you will find a side-by-side Sub Zero® refrigerator and freezer, Corian® countertops, a convection/microwave oven and two burner cooktop recessed with Corian® covers. What you won’t find is a ton of storage which is one of the few things I can complain about on this boat. Forward of the galley is a large dinette with room for 4-5 adults to easily sit for dinner. A pair of nicely upholstered barrel chairs are adjacent the dinette as well as the large flat panel television. The entire boat is wired with a Bose® Lifestyle entertainment system for theatre quality sound.The guest stateroom features upper and lower bunks and here you will find a fair amount of room to move around. The day head is accessed through the stateroom and features a Vacuflush toilet. The sink is located in the stateroom and there is a flush mounted flat panel television in there as well.Moving all the way forward is where you find one of the jewels of this yacht. The master stateroom is quite large and features a queen sized berth with inner spring mattress, a pair of cedar-lined hanging lockers, and lots of storage for other necessities. The private master head has a beautiful Corian® inlaid floor, a big fiberglass shower stall, and plenty of storage.Performance & Handling I found the hull of the 4700 Sovran to be extremely solid. The ride felt effortless and heavy as I drove through the short chop. We settled in comfortably at 2000 RPM which gave us a 29 MPH cruise speed and range of over 300 statute miles. You could easily run her harder since the big Cummins 715 horsepower QSM11’s topped out at 2600 RPM and 39.2 MPH.Tiara has a solid reputation and this battlewagon cruiser follows suit. A versatile and social cockpit arrangement is coupled with big interior space and rock solid performance.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Tiara 4700 Sovran (2007-) is 39.2 mph (63.1 kph), burning 74.2 gallons per hour (gph) or 280.85 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Tiara 4700 Sovran (2007-) is 29.0 mph (46.7 kph), and the boat gets 0.68 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.29 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 322 miles (518.21 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 2 x 715-hp Cummins QSM11 Diesels.

    Standard and Optional Features


    Air Cond./Heat Standard Marine Air Systems
    Battery Charger/Converter Standard
    CD Stereo Standard Clarion and Bose
    Dripless Shaft Seals Standard
    Head: Fixed Standard
    Power Steering Standard
    Shore Power Standard
    Trim Tabs Standard Bennett Marine
    TV/DVD Standard Majestic 32
    Washdown: Fresh Water Standard
    Washdown: Raw Water Standard
    Water Heater Standard
    Windlass Standard


    Icemaker Standard
    Microwave Standard
    Refrigerator Standard Sub-Zero
    Stove Standard

    Exterior Features

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

    Boats More Than 30 Feet

    Bow Thruster Optional
    Generator Standard Onan 11.5 kW
    Glendinning Cablemaster Standard
    Oil Change System Standard
    Vacuum Standard


    NMMA Certification Yes
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