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(w/ 2 x 800-hp Caterpillar 3406E diesel inboards)


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Brief Summary

The Tiara 5000 Express combines spacious exterior accommodations built for fun and entertainment with a stylishly appointed interior. The 5000 speaks for itself with its grandeur looks, cosmopolitan flair, and functionality.

Key Features

For water-sports fans there is a hot-and-cold shower back by the transom door to cool off or just wash off the salt before stepping back aboard. The cockpit can be very versatile with two dinette tables that rise out of the floor electrically for dining, or turned back into a sun worshiper’s haven with large sunpad cushions added in. On the bridge lounge there is a wetbar, sink, cutting board, icemaker and refrigerator so you can cut back on the traffic belowdecks and keep the conversations intact. The galley includes a Sub-Zero refrigerator, a microwave/convection oven, and a three-burner stove. With two staterooms, two heads and a complete entertainment center, the 5000 is ready to push off the docks for weeks at a time. Contact: Tiara Yachts, 725 East 40th Street, Holland, MI 49423-5392 Phone: (616) 392-7163,


Length Overall 55' 0''
Beam 15' 11''
Dry Weight 38,600 lbs.
Tested Weight N/A
Draft 5' 1''
- Draft Up N/A
- Draft Down N/A
- Air Draft N/A
Max Headroom 7'
Bridge Clearance n/a
Weight Capacity N/A
Person Capacity N/A
Fuel Capacity 700 gal.
Water Capacity 200 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 2x660-hp Caterpillar 3196E diesel inboards
Tested Power 2 x 800-hp Caterpillar 3406E diesel inboards
Opt. Power 2x800-hp Caterpillar 3406E diesel inboards

Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
550 8.1 7.0 2.0 4.1 3.5 2552 2219 70
1000 12.0 10.4 12.0 1.0 0.9 627 546 73
1250 16.2 14.1 22.0 0.7 0.6 464 403 78
1500 22.7 19.7 34.0 0.7 0.6 420 365 79
1750 28.6 24.9 44.0 0.7 0.6 410 356 81
2000 33.0 28.7 56.0 0.6 0.5 371 322 82
2250 37.9 33.0 62.0 0.6 0.5 385 335 83
2350 39.7 34.5 80.0 0.5 0.4 312 272 86
550 2219 4107 13.00 7.57 1.72 70
1000 546 1009 19.30 45.42 0.43 73
1250 403 747 26.10 83.28 0.31 78
1500 365 676 36.50 128.70 0.28 79
1750 356 660 46.00 166.56 0.28 81
2000 322 597 53.10 211.98 0.25 82
2250 335 620 61.00 234.69 0.26 83
2350 272 502 63.90 302.83 0.21 86

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 n/a
0 to 30 n/a
Ratio 1.98:1
Props 32x40 3-bld
Load -fuel, -water, 4 persons on board, min. cruising gear
Climate Temp: 81F, Humid: 69%, Wind: 10-15 knots, Seas: 2-3 feet

Tiara 5000 Express Line Drawing


Captain's Report

At 50’ overall the 5000 Express is Tiara’s flagship yacht, and when you design a flagship you want to get everything right, from the grand features like the sprawling lounge right down to the details like the lifejackets customized with the Tiara logo. With or without the optional hard top, the 5000 Express combines a spacious exterior built for fun with a stylishly appointed interior. Meanwhile a modified-V hull with 17 degrees of deadrise at the transom helps flatten out the bumps. In short, it’s the express cruiser taken to its logical extreme. As you might expect on a yacht like this, the price tag reflects the 5000’s rugged, high-tech construction, which includes vacuum bagging, quad-axial fiberglass, and a mixture of balsa and PVC cores.Caterpillar 660-hp engines put the express in the 5000 Express. At wide open throttle, she registered at 39.7 mph, while at her standard 1750 rpm cruise, she registered at 28.6 mph with a 410-mile range. You might be surprised to find those heads stocked with Tiara towels, but it’s the details that count. After all, this is the Flagship, and the biggest jewel in the Tiara fleet. For more information call (616) 392-7163 or visit

Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Tiara 5000 Express is 39.7 mph (63.9 kph), burning 80.0 gallons per hour (gph) or 302.8 liters per hour (lph).
  • Best cruise for the Tiara 5000 Express is 28.6 mph (46 kph), and the boat gets 0.65 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.28 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 410 miles (659.83 kilometers).
  • Tested power is 2 x 800-hp Caterpillar 3406E diesel inboards.

Standard and Optional Features


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


Coffeemaker Standard
Icemaker Standard
Microwave Standard
Refrigerator Standard Sub Zero

Exterior Features

Carpet: Cockpit Standard
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Standard
Transom Door Standard
Wet bar Standard


Bimini Top Optional
Cockpit Cover Optional

Boats More Than 30 Feet

Bow Thruster Optional
Engine Synchronizer Standard
Freezer Standard Sub Zero
Generator Standard
Glendinning Cablemaster Standard
Oil Change System Standard
Trash Compactor Optional
Vacuum Standard
Washer/Dryer Optional


Hull Warranty

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