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Tiara 4100 Open
(w/ 2 x 635-hp Cummins QSM 11 diesel inboards)

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Tiara 4100 Open
Tiara 4100 Open
The 4100 Open is a versatile express cruiser that can be used for both cruising and fishing. She’s a popular model that offers plenty of exterior and interior room, good range, and excellent performance.

Key Features

    Tiara offers many options for this boat that can easily transform her into a fishing machine. The aft cockpit is great for entertaining or fighting fish. Forward is the helm that offers a double wide seat as well as an L-shaped lounge that easily seat 4-5 people. Down below there’s an L-shaped lounge/dinette that’s directly across the fully-equipped galley complete with stand up refrigerator/freezer, two-burner cooktop, and lots of cabinets. The owner’s stateroom offers a queen-size berth and good storage, and large head with separate shower stall. Contact: Tiara Yachts, 725 East 40th Street, Holland, MI 49423-5392, Phone: (616) 392-7163, www.tiarayachts.com.


Tiara 4100 Open Specifications
Length Overall 43' 6'' Dry Weight 27,500 lbs.
Beam 14' 8'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft 4' 0'' Weight Capacity N/A
Draft Up N/A Person Capacity N/A
Draft Down N/A Fuel Capacity 524 gal.
Air Draft N/A Water Capacity 130 gal.
Deadrise/Transom Length on Trailer N/A
Max Headroom ~ Height on Trailer N/A
Bridge Clearance ~ 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 4100 Open Engine options
Std. Power 2x450-hp Caterpillar 3126B diesel inboards
Tested Power 2 x 635-hp Cummins QSM 11 diesel inboards
Opt. Power 2x635-hp Cummins QSM 11 diesel inboards

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Tiara 4100 Open Captain's Report

Tiara 4100 Open Gets Horsepower Boost

If you’re in the market for a 40-plus express cruiser, and fishing as well as cruising is at the top of your priority list, then take a look at the 4100 Open for Tiara. It features new styling, traditional Tiara big boat toughness, new power options, and style combined with seaworthiness that is second to none.

With its 43’6” length overall and its solid deep vee hull design, the Tiara 4100 Open is a statement in style and performance as it glides across open water. The express style hull coupled with the sloping sheer lines give the 4100 a head turning profile that is distinctive from other boats out on the water and highly regarded by knowledgeable boatsmen.

At the bow there’s an integrated bow pulpit with roller and windlass for easy anchoring and security. There’s a large anchor locker forward for line or chain, and the entire foredeck is protected by high bow rails with non-skid walkways.

The foredeck is large providing ample room to move about and the deck hatches are low in profile, high in quality, and induce light into the cabin interior.

The windshield is well built and provides for good lines of sight while navigating. There’s even a windshield vent to keep things cool while underway. The integral hardtop affords great protection from the elements and adds to the seaworthiness of this craft. There are even ventilation hatches in the top to cool the bridge deck while underway.

The helm features an electric helm seat that’s perfect for sitting or standing when operating the boat. The helm is well laid out with controls, gauges, and optional electronics being within easy view or reach. An additional feature that is highly commended is this set of back up manual controls.

To port there’s an L-shaped lounge seat for guests and crew alike. Just aft of the helm is a convenient wet bar with sink and icemaker beneath and there’s a great cooler under the seat. An access hatch to the engine room in the sole is convenient for quick sight checks while underway.

The cockpit features a huge removable fish box with macerator for all your catches, a livewell, floor storage or secondary livewell, tackle center, bait prep center , and freezer. There’s also a convertible rear bench seat for evening cruises, and a large transom door for easy access to the swim platform.

The engine room is well laid out with all servicing and maintenance being performed easily and all components being accessible.

The master berth is forward and placed diagonally for additional leg room and comfort with storage beneath. The head is full sized and features a vanity and shower stall. The salon seating is great for entertaining and it converts into an upper single and lower double berth when staying aboard. The galley is opposite the settee and features great storage and convenience when preparing food for a hungry crew or just snacks for some fellow boaters. Even the refrigerator/freezer is oversized.

With a wide beam of 14’8” and a weight of 27,500 lbs the 4100 Open is a seaworthy cruiser that will take you to your destination in comfort and style. The additional hardtop provides great weather protection and can be the base of a second tower station . Even a full tuna tower is a compliment to this vessel.

On our test runs we recorded a top speed of 34.3 mph with the pair of Cummins QSM 11 Series diesels. Best cruise was determined to be 25.7 mph turning 2000 rpm and burning 44.4 gph. Time to plane was a respectable 10.46 seconds and she reached 30 mph in under 20 seconds.

With new refined styling, optional bigger engines, and Tiara’s reputation for producing quality boats, the 4100 Open is an excellent choice for those looking for a quality boat with versatility in the 40-plus express class.

-- Capt. Matt Barkley

Test Captain, Senior Editor

Tiara 4100 Open Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Tiara 4100 Open is 34.3 mph (55.2 kph), burning 66.8 gallons per hour (gph) or 252.84 liters per hour (lph).
  • Best cruise for the Tiara 4100 Open is 25.7 mph (41.4 kph), and the boat gets 0.58 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.25 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 272 miles (437.74 kilometers).
  • Tested power is 2 x 635-hp Cummins QSM 11 diesel inboards.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.

Standard and Optional Equipment

Tiara 4100 Open Standard and Optional Equipment
Air Cond./Heat Standard
Battery Charger/Converter Standard
Stereo Standard
Head: Fixed 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 Optional
Microwave Standard
Refrigerator Standard
Stove Standard
Exterior Features
Carpet: Cockpit Optional
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Platform Optional
Tower: Watersports Optional
Transom Door Standard
Wet bar Standard
Bimini Top Optional
Boats More Than 30 Feet
Engine Synchronizer Optional
Freezer Standard
Generator Standard
Glendinning Cablemaster Optional
Oil Change System Optional
Vacuum Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Tiara 4100 Open Warranty

Tiara 4100 Open 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 5-Years
Transferable Yes
Deck Warranty
Years 5-Year
Transferable Yes
Engine Warranty
Years Engine warranties vary by manufacturer
NMMA Certification Yes

Test Results   (Printer Friendly Page)

Test Power: 2 x 635-hp Cummins QSM 11 diesel inboards
RPM MPH Knots Total GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM   KM    KPH    LPH    KPL   dBA
600 6.8 5.9 2.2 3.1 2.7 1447 1258 2329 10.90 8.33 1.31 81
1000 11.3 9.8 10.4 1.1 0.9 510 444 821 18.20 39.37 0.46 81
1250 12.6 11.0 19.0 0.7 0.6 313 272 504 20.30 71.92 0.28 85
1500 17.1 14.9 28.4 0.6 0.5 284 247 457 27.50 107.51 0.26 86
1750 21.8 18.9 38.4 0.6 0.5 267 232 430 35.10 145.36 0.24 87
2000 25.7 22.3 44.4 0.6 0.5 272 237 438 41.40 168.07 0.25 91
2250 30.7 26.7 62.4 0.5 0.4 232 202 373 49.40 236.21 0.21 95
2350 34.3 29.8 66.8 0.5 0.5 242 210 389 55.20 252.86 0.22 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.

Performance Chart

Performance Chart

Test Conditions

Test Power: 2 x 635-hp Cummins QSM 11 diesel inboards
Time To Plane 10.6 seconds
0 to 30 19.8 seconds
Test Power 2 x 635-hp Cummins QSM 11 diesel inboards
Transmission ZF
Ratio 2.033:1
Props 26x48 HX400 4-blade
Load 3 persons, full fuel, full water, min. gear
Climate 75 deg., 70% humid., wind: 15-20 knots; seas: 2-4 feet

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