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Tiara 2900 Open Classic
(w/ 2 x 375-hp Crusader 6.0L MPI gasoline inboards)


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Brief Summary

**NOTE: 3/22/04. The Classic is an updated version of the 2900 Open we originally tested several years ago. New features include a standard hardtop. Please check for complete specifications. Performance test results data supplied by Tiara.

The Tiara 2900 Open is a well-built, comfortable boat with plenty of room for family and guests. She is also rugged enough for the serious sportsfisherman and thanks to her 11’4” beam she has extra stability.

Key Features

Space in the cockpit is always a plus especially when you’re fighting a fish and in this boat you get 60 square feet of it. The cabin is bright and airy thanks to partial bulkheads and four opening ports. The 2900 can sleep four: two in the forward berth and two in the cabin, as the dinette converts into a double berth. The galley comes equipped with a dual-voltage refrigerator, cook top and microwave oven. Contact: Tiara Yachts, 725 East 40th Street, Holland MI 49423-5392, Phone: (616) 392-7163,


Length Overall 30' 9''
Beam 11' 4''
Dry Weight 10,700 lbs.
Tested Weight N/A
Draft 2' 8''
- Draft Up N/A
- Draft Down N/A
- Air Draft N/A
Deadrise/Transom N/A
Max Headroom 6'4
Bridge Clearance N/A
Weight Capacity N/A
Person Capacity N/A
Fuel Capacity 200 gal.
Water Capacity 30 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 2x330-hp Crusader 5.7 MPI gasoline inboards
Tested Power 2 x 375-hp Crusader 6.0L MPI gasoline inboards
Opt. Power 2x375-hp Crusader 6.0L MPI gasoline inboards
2 x 260-hp Volvo Penta D4

Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
1000 6.5 5.6 2.5 2.3 N/A 66
1500 8.0 6.9 4.1 1.9 N/A 74
2000 9.6 8.3 7.4 1.3 N/A 82
2500 11.2 9.7 12.5 0.9 N/A 82
3000 18.0 15.6 18.3 1.0 N/A 85
3500 25.5 22.1 22.6 1.1 N/A 203 87
4000 30.5 26.5 28.2 1.1 N/A 195 89
4600 35.4 30.7 41.7 0.8 N/A 92
5000 38.4 33.3 51.6 0.7 N/A 93
5187 39.9 34.7 56.2 0.7 N/A 95
1000 N/A 10.50 9.46 0.98 66
1500 N/A 12.90 15.52 0.81 74
2000 N/A 15.40 28.01 0.55 82
2500 N/A 18.00 47.32 0.38 82
3000 N/A 29.00 69.27 0.43 85
3500 327 41.00 85.55 0.47 87
4000 314 49.10 106.75 0.47 89
4600 N/A 57.00 157.85 0.34 92
5000 N/A 61.80 195.33 0.30 93
5187 N/A 64.20 212.74 0.30 95

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.

Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

Time To Plane
0 to 30
Ratio 2.52:1
Props Michigan 19x23 #7 cup
Load full fuel, full water, 3 persons, 300 lbs. gear
Climate Wind: 10 knots

Tiara 2900 Open Classic Line Drawing


Captain's Report

The Tiara 2900 Open is a versatile, reasonably priced 29-footer. She is a well-built package ideal for family fun, while substantial enough for serious fishing action.At 10,700 pounds, she’s quick to jump up on plane, and fuel-efficient to boot. The hull and decks on the boat are hand laid — the resulting surface is smooth as glass, with no distortion or finish blemishes. It’s a long-term payoff, since these structures are much less likely to suffer from stress cracking, blistering, or delamination problems in later years.The 2900 Open really comes alive when you fire up its twin 320-hp Crusaders. You’ll cruise comfortably at 30.2 mph; but when it’s time to impress your friends, push the throttles forward for a top end of 35.8 mph. Fuel consumption at best cruise is just 27-gph; 50-gallons wide open for a maximum cruising range of about 200 miles.With plenty of room and amenities for family and guests, she’s also rugged enough for the serious sport fisherman. And best of all, she’s priced to make it easy for you to join the Tiara family.For more information call Tiara Yachts or visit

Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Tiara 2900 Open Classic is 39.9 mph (64.2 kph), burning 56.2 gallons per hour (gph) or 212.72 liters per hour (lph).
  • Best cruise for the Tiara 2900 Open Classic is 30.5 mph (49.1 kph), and the boat gets 1.1 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.47 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 195 miles (313.82 kilometers).
  • Tested power is 2 x 375-hp Crusader 6.0L MPI gasoline inboards.

Standard and Optional Features


Air Cond./Heat Optional
Battery Charger/Converter Standard
CD Stereo Standard
Head: Fixed Standard
Shore Power Standard
Trim Tabs Standard
Washdown: Fresh Water Optional
Washdown: Raw Water Optional
Water Heater Standard
Windlass Optional


Icemaker Optional
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
Wet bar Optional


Bimini Top Optional

Boats More Than 30 Feet

Generator Optional


Hull Warranty

Deck Warranty
5-Year Yes
Engine Warranty
Engine warranties vary by manufacturer
NMMA Certification Yes
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