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Tiara 3500 Sovran
(w/ 2 x 300-hp Volvo Penta IPS400 - Diesel)

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Tiara 3500 Sovran
Tiara 3500 Sovran
The 3500 Sovran offers a great combination of space, amenities and performance. Best of all the nimbleness of her size and IPS drives, make for a yacht that can get into waterways and slips that many of the boat’s rivals would not be able to accomplish.

Key Features

  • Tiara custom diamond pattern non-skid deck and cockpit surfaces
  • Balsa cored deck and hullsides
  • QL Marine® trim tabs
  • Molded-in fiberglass pulpit with S.S. roller
  • Tiara custom composite hardtop integrated with the windshield
  • Actuated cockpit floor with insulated fiberglass liner for engine room access
  • 42" integrated swim platform with slide-out S.S. swim ladder and 4 padeyes
  • Teak interior & hardwood floors


Tiara 3500 Sovran Specifications
Length Overall 37'9'' Dry Weight 17,600 lbs.
Beam 12'11'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft 3'1'' Weight Capacity N/A
Draft Up N/A Person Capacity N/A
Draft Down N/A Fuel Capacity 250 gal.
Air Draft N/A Water Capacity 70 gal.
Deadrise/Transom 15 degrees Length on Trailer N/A
Max Headroom N/A Height on Trailer N/A
Bridge Clearance N/A Trailer Weight N/A
Total Package Weight (Trailer,Boat & Engine) N/A
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

Tiara 3500 Sovran Line Drawing


Tiara 3500 Sovran Photo Gallery

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Tiara 3500 Sovran Captain's Report

Tiara 3500 Sovran

By Capt. Ron Svoboda

Despite a rocky season for most of the marine industry, Tiara Yachts has had much success with their niche of buyers. Those seeking high quality, extended range cruisers don’t seem to be affected by the fickle market. In an effort to bring new buyers into the Tiara experience, the company has unveiled a smaller version of the popular Sovran cruising platform – it is the 3500. This stout, yet agile vessel is geared towards couples, baby boomers and empty nesters that don’t really need several staterooms but demand quality, technology and comfort.

Overall I would say that the 3500 dispenses ample room for a couple in the salon and a number of guests in the cockpit. Any cruising couple should have an enclosed hardtop that makes foul weather passages dry, and cool mornings tolerable. She also gave a very impressive ride from the twin 300-hp IPS diesels that behaved much like a gasoline powered cruiser. Thanks in part to the IPS pod drive propulsion from Volvo, the robust vessel handled with the finesse of a stern drive despite her displacement of over 17,600 pounds.

Tiara 3500 Sovran Test Chart

Best cruise was at 3000 rpm going 28.5 mph, burning 20.6 gph giving a range of 271 nautical miles.

Following with the long range motif, Tiara fitted the boat with a 250 gallon fuel capacity giving owners a 271 nautical- mile range at best cruise. That means you can easily go from Miami to Nassau or from NYC to Nantucket on a tank of fuel. All of this, plus Tiara’s reputation as a quality yacht builder means that you can cruise the 3500 in confidence, just as you would her bigger sisters – but for far less money.

Shipshape Bow and Foredeck

Up front, the bow has a fiberglass molded pulpit which sports a remote controlled search light, a Delta plow anchor with Maxwell windlass, and a deep rode locker with freshwater wash down. Tall bow rails and an aggressive non-skid deck surface keeps foredeck work safe and sound, while generous side decks, cockpit steps, and handrails keep your mate from going for a swim.

Tiara 3500 Sovran Helm

A large helm with instrument panel large enough for two screens.

The Bridge Deck

Back topside, on the bridge deck, the Sovran’s helm is well thought out and is simple to use with digital engine monitoring and navigation displays, joined by a traditional Mahogany destroyer wheel and an untraditional IPS joystick for control [a $8300 option]. To port an L-shaped companion lounge keeps the skipper company and supplies enough room for guests to relax under the shaded composite hardtop. A wet bar is located to starboard, just behind the helm seat and has a sink with faucet and a storage locker that can be optioned-out with a fridge/freezer combo or an icemaker.

Tiara 3500 Sovran Aft

Room for friends and al fresco dining as well.

The Cockpit

Those seeking sun and fresh air can enjoy the lower, cockpit area that features a pair of richly upholstered facing lounges and access to the starboard side transom gate. The stern gets treated to a large transom locker, fresh water shower nozzle and a large swim platform that measures a full 42 inches deep and includes a large, 3 rung boarding ladder.

Tiara 3500 Sovran Berth

Master berth, and salon are all in one open, bright area that is easy to live in for a couple.

Below Deck is Cozy

Below the main deck, the swanky salon gives a wide open feel and is wrapped in striking teak joinery and supple, ultra leather furnishings. A queen size island style berth takes center stage and provides liberal storage space under the mattress in addition to space in the upper cabinets. A 20 inch LCD TV is mounted here too for the owner’s entertainment and relaxation, while large hanging lockers are situated on both sides of the berth giving his and hers style closet space. If you decide you must have guests for a sleep-over, they can retire to the yacht’s aft lounge that converts into a cozy berth and offers a second 20 inch LCD TV.

Tiara 3500 Sovran Mid Cabin

The mid cabin is a good place for two couples to have cocktails or to watch TV after a days run up the ICW.

Galley Time

Meal time calls for the starboard side galley and its enormous counter top. The work surface includes a deep sink and recessed, two-burner cooktop. Below there’s a fridge/freezer combo and a pair of extra large storage drawers. The chef’s creations can be enjoyed at the port side dinette with room for up to four adults. There is a microwave oven.

The head compartment is situated just aft of the dinette and supplies separate shower and vanity areas for greater functionality.

Tiara 3500 Sovran Floor Plans

I found the new Sovran to be a great combination of space amenities and performance. Best of all the nimbleness of her size and articulation of the IPS drives make for a yacht that can get into waterways and slips that many of the boat’s rivals would not be able to easily accomplish.

For most couples, this is all the boat they really need, so why spend the extra money just to have “big” when you can cruise this boat in confidence just about anywhere? Just grab your gal and go.

Tiara 3500 Sovran Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Tiara 3500 Sovran is 35.8 mph (57.6 kph), burning 30.3 gallons per hour (gph) or 114.69 liters per hour (lph).
  • Best cruise for the Tiara 3500 Sovran is 28.5 mph (45.9 kph), and the boat gets 1.38 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.59 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 311 miles (500.51 kilometers).
  • Tested power is 2 x 300-hp Volvo Penta IPS400 - Diesel.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.

Standard and Optional Equipment

Tiara 3500 Sovran Standard and Optional Equipment
Marine Electronics
Autopilot Optional
GPS/Chart Optional
Radar Optional
VHF Radio Optional
Air Cond./Heat Standard
Battery Charger/Converter Standard
Stereo Standard
Head: Fixed Standard
Power Steering Standard
Shore Power Standard
Trim Tabs Standard
TV/DVD Standard
Washdown: Fresh Water Standard
Washdown: Raw Water Optional
Water Heater Standard
Windlass Standard
Icemaker Optional
Microwave Standard
Refrigerator Standard
Exterior Features
Carpet: Cockpit Optional
Hardtop Standard
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Standard
Transom Door Standard
Transom Shower Standard
Wet bar Standard
Cockpit Cover Optional
Boats More Than 30 Feet
Engine Synchronizer Standard
Generator Optional
Oil Change System Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Tiara 3500 Sovran Warranty

Tiara 3500 Sovran Warranty Information
Warranties change from time to time. While BoatTEST.com has tried to ensure the most up-to-date warranty offered by each builder, it does not guarantee the accuracies of the information presented below. Please check with the boat builder or your local dealer before you buy any boat.
Hull Warranty
Years Transferable 5-year limited
Deck Warranty
Years Transferable 5-year limited
NMMA Certification Yes
Other Certification CE (European) Certification available

Tiara 3500 Sovran Price

Tiara 3500 Sovran Price
Pricing Range $334,900.00
Price as Tested $372,400.00
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.

Test Results   (Printer Friendly Page)

Test Power: 2 x 300-hp Volvo Penta IPS400 - Diesel
RPM MPH Knots Total GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM   KM    KPH    LPH    KPL   dBA
700 5.4 4.7 0.7 7.3 6.3 1638 1424 2636 8.70 2.65 3.10 73
1000 7.5 6.5 1.7 4.6 4.0 1023 889 1646 12.10 6.44 1.93 75
1250 8.7 7.6 3.2 2.8 2.4 621 540 999 14.00 12.11 1.17 75
1500 9.7 8.4 4.9 2.0 1.7 450 391 724 15.60 18.55 0.85 77
1750 10.9 9.4 7.7 1.4 1.2 317 276 510 17.50 29.15 0.60 77
2000 12.1 10.5 10.9 1.1 1.0 250 217 402 19.50 41.26 0.47 77
2250 15.2 13.2 13.6 1.1 1.0 252 219 406 24.50 51.48 0.48 77
2500 19.5 16.9 17.4 1.1 1.0 252 219 406 31.40 65.87 0.48 79
2750 24.3 21.1 18.0 1.4 1.2 304 264 489 39.10 68.14 0.57 79
3000 28.5 24.8 20.6 1.4 1.2 311 271 501 45.90 77.98 0.59 80
3250 31.8 27.7 24.0 1.3 1.2 298 259 480 51.20 90.85 0.57 81
3580 35.8 31.1 30.3 1.2 1.0 266 232 428 57.60 114.70 0.50 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

Test Conditions

Test Power: 2 x 300-hp Volvo Penta IPS400 - Diesel
Time To Plane 7.9 sec.
0 to 30 12.7
Test Power 2 x 300-hp Volvo Penta IPS400 - Diesel
Transmission Volvo Penta IPS
Ratio N/A
Props T3
Load 3 persons, 1/2 fuel, no water, min. gear
Climate 84 degrees, 50% humidity, 2-5mph wind, light chop

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