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Brief Summary

The focus of the new Tiara 50 Flybridge bridge deck is entertaining. It features a wet bar and plenty of seats including an aft back-to-back lounge that converts to a large sun pad. On the main level, a single step up from the galley puts passengers on the salon and lower helm deck, which is covered in solid teak. Three skylights with built-in blinds help illuminate the area, as do LED lights. All the salon windows have Duette blinds as well.

Key Features

  • Recessed chaise lounge sun pad with cup holders and handholds
  • 70'' integrated swim platform with recessed handrail and swim ladder
  • Double wide helm seat on electric slide
  • Flybridge entertainment center with refrigerator, sink and cutting board
  • Flybridge aft sun lounge convertible to forward and aft facing seating
  • Solid teak floor in salon, lower atrium, utility room, and VIP/forward stateroom
  • Aft window and sliding doors with duette blinds in salon
  • Port sofa with storage & high gloss teak table on hi-lo pedestal
  • Galley includes three-burner cooktop, drawer refrigerator and microwave
  • Master stateroom Olympic queen pedestal berth with pillowtop innerspring mattress
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 54' 6''
    16.6 m
    Beam 15' 11''
    4.85 m
    Dry Weight 45,445 lbs.
    20,613 kg
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 4' 5''
    1.34 m
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 14.8-deg.
    Max Headroom N/A
    Bridge Clearance N/A
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 650 gal.
    2,460 L
    Water Capacity 150 gal.
    568 L
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total 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

    Std. Power 2 x 725-hp Volvo Penta IPSII 950 with Joystick Plus Control
    Tested Power Currently no test numbers
    Opt. Power Not Available

    Captain's Report

    Tiara 50 Flybridge running shot
    The new Tiara 50 Flybridge combines the highlights of the manufacturer’s 50 Coupe with a new bridge deck designed for entertaining.

    When Tiara Yachts introduced the 50 Coupe in 2013, the manufacturer was already planning to build a 50 Flybridge on the same hull. The theme that Tiara unveiled in the 50 Coupe is carried on in the flybridge model with an open salon layout that features solid hardwoods and contemporary furniture. The focus of the new boat’s bridge deck is entertaining and it features a wet bar and plenty of seats including an aft back-to-back lounge that converts to a large sun pad.Below decks, owners can add a third stateroom in lieu of the standard utility room and Tiara offers a choice of hydraulic swim platforms to accommodate tenders or personal watercraft.Tiara powers the 50 Flybridge with twin 725-hp Volvo Penta IPSII 950 pod drives with Joystick Plus control.

    Tiara 50 Flybridge running shot
    DuPont colored hull sides and a variety of boot stripes are options on the 50 Flybridge.

    Distinguishing Features

    Centerline Flybdrige Helm.

    The upper helm has a center console with Garmin electronics package and the double-wide helm seat adjusts on an electric slide.

    Versatile Seating.

    Aft back-to-back seats on the flybridge convert to a large sun pad.

    Boarding With Ease.

    Side deck engine air intakes have built-in steps for easy boarding from a slip.

    Custom Construction.

    Composite flybridge construction and aluminum windshield frame structure.

    Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit.

    The high-end automotive style instrumentation includes two 15” screens that display all the engine diagnostic readouts, a GPS Chartplotter, Garmin 604 HD 6 kW open array radar and a depth sounder.

    Remote Control on Stidd Seat Arm Rest.

    The engines are controlled with a joystick so why not have a remote control for the electronics on the instrument panel?

    Chill Out.

    The 50 Flybridge has 40,000 BTUs of air conditioning in the salon, 16,000 BTUs in the master stateroom and 10,000 BTUs in the VIP cabin.

    Convertible Sleeping Options.

    In the forward VIP stateroom, the queen berth splits into two twin, enhancing the boat’s versatility.

    Got You Covered.

    It seems as if seat and console covers are always an option, but Tiara makes them standard for the furniture and consoles on the flybridge, in the cockpit and even for the foredeck sun pad and windshield. Now that is a classy way to outfit a standard boat.

    Tiara 50 Flybridge fly bridge layout
    The centrally positioned helm creates freedom of movement through the flybridge.

    Features Inspection

    The Flying Bridge

    Since it’s the newest part of the boat, we’ll start with the flybridge. It’s accessed via open teak steps in a stainless-steel frame on the port side of the cockpit. We like that there is a hatch to close off the steps.

    Passenger Capacity.

    Aft to starboard is a large back-to-back lounge that converts to a sun pad. Forward are side lounges that wrap around to each side of the flybridge helm. At the aft end of the port lounge is a top-access storage locker with a drop-in cooler to starboard. Overhead, the hardtop has a pair of Bomar deck hatches.

    Upper Helm.

    The flybridge helm has a Garmin electronics package plus Volvo Penta engine monitoring screens. The steering wheel is positioned on the port side of the dash so that a co-pilot can join the captain at the double-wide seat that slides fore and aft electronically. A Clarion CMS5 Bluetooth stereo head unit that accepts USB/MP3 plug-ins is powered by a JL Audio M Series digital amplifier with four JL Audio speakers and a JL Audio 8” subwoofer. On the aft side of the helm seat, the flybridge entertainment center contains a refrigerator, sink, cutting board and wastebasket.

    Tiara 50 Flybridge running shot
    The 50 Flybridge comes standard with a fiberglass cockpit table. This photo shows the teak upgrade.

    The Cockpit

    The aft section of the flybridge extends aft over part of the cockpit to provide shade over the two aft facing lounges that are just outside the sliding salon doors. Across the stern is a forward-facing lounge with storage in the base. The 50 Flybridge comes standard with a fiberglass two-position cockpit table.

    Transom Area.

    Two stainless-steel gates close off the passageways from the cockpit to the swim platform that has a swim ladder tucked up beneath the starboard side. Transom storage is in a large locker, part of which can be home to an optional electric grill on the port side.

    Tiara 50 Flybridge running shot
    Notice how the rails flare out on the side decks. This makes it easier to move forward comfortably.

    The Foredeck.

    The foredeck sun pad provides a great spot for catching rays and for convenience, it has cupholders and handholds. To keep the decks unobstructed, the Lewmar CPX3 windlass is concealed beneath a hatch and has a tethered remote control in the anchor locker. We like that the 50 Flybridge comes with a 44-lb. Lewmar DTX stainless anchor, 40’ of chain and 200’ of anchor rode as standard equipment.

    Tiara 50 Flybridge layout
    With the galley positioned between the cockpit and the salon, the cook can serve passengers in either area with equal ease.

    The Great Indoors

    The Galley.

    Sliding glass doors open to the galley, which is the first indoor area passengers enter on the 50 Flybridge. To port, stainless-steel sinks and the three-burner stove are recessed beneath the Quartz countertop. Credit to Tiara for including the microwave oven as standard equipment and we like the use of drawer-style Isotherm refrigerator and freezer instead of a space-eating old-school side-by-side refrigerator/freezer.

    Tiara 50 Flybridge windows
    Narrow window mullions provide a great view out of the 50 Flybridge’s windows. When not in use, the 40” LCD TV drops into the cabinet with the push of a button.

    A Step Up.

    A single step up from the galley puts passengers on the salon and lower helm deck, which is covered in solid teak. Three skylights with built-in blinds help illuminate the area, as do LED lights. All the salon windows have Duette blinds as well. To port, the lounge has seating for four or five around a high-low table.

    Tiara 50 Flybridge salon
    Windows on each side of the salon open and the backrest on the one-person seat at the forward end of the lounge is reversible so the passenger can face forward when underway.

    Party Time.

    To starboard abaft the lower helm, the 40” LCD TV retracts into the counter when not in use. It’s part of an entertainment system that includes a Polk Audio HT3000 SurroundBar and Blu-Ray player. The salon stereo is a Polk PA450UM Bluetooth head unit with a USB/MP3 input powered by a JL Audio M400/4 digital amplifier with two JL Audo 7.7” component speakers and a JL Audio 8” subwoofer. There are independent wall-mounted stereo controls for the interior and cockpit.

    Command Central.

    The lower helm station has the Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit with two 15” display screens that provide all engine functions and diagnostics as well as navigation/chartplotting functions and a Garmin 604 HD 4’/6 kW open array radar. There are also Garmin VHF200 and GHS10 radios. Volvo Penta electronic engine controls are in a flat along the starboard gunwale with the joystick aft.

    Take A Seat.

    Thanks to the remote control in the right armrest, the driver can scroll through the various functions of the Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit without having to leave the comfort of the Stidd captain’s chair. The user can also adjust the seat fore and aft and raise it or lower it to improve sightlines.

    Tiara 50 Flybridge glass cockpit
    Dark upholstery and a deep eyebrow reduce glare on the Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit screens. The captain has a remote control for the electronics in the armrest of the Stidd helm chair.

    Accommodations

    Tiara offers the standard 50 Flybridge with two staterooms and a utility room below decks or owners can upgrade to a third cabin. Crew quarters are available in the stern and Tiara will provide quotes for these on request. A stackable washer and dryer come standard in the utility room, which is located at the foot of the companionway stairs that are adjacent to the lower helm.

    Tiara 50 Flybridge below decks
    Below decks, the 50 Flybridge is designed to accommodate two couples comfortably.
    Tiara 50 Flybridge washer dryer
    For folks who like to take extended cruises, the 50 Flybridge comes standard with a stackable washer/dryer.

    Comfortable Couples.

    The full-beam master stateroom in the 50 Flybridge has the queen-sized berth positioned across the boat’s beam with storage in the base. The hatch opens on twin gas struts to facilitate retrieving gear. To port is a settee and the master quarters come standard with a Samsung 29” flatscreen TV and Blu-Ray DVD player with Bose Soundlink portable Bluetooth speakers.

    Tiara 50 Flybridge master stateroom
    The lightly colored materials in the overhead, LED lights and large hullside windows create a spacious feeling in the master stateroom.
    Tiara 50 Flybridge vip stateroom
    This photo shows the VIP stateroom with the separate twin berths. The two sides can also be pushed together to create a queen. Note the storage drawers in the base.

    Head Games.

    Because the VIP quarters have private entry to the day head, each stateroom essentially comes with a private head on the 50 Flybridge. Both the master and day heads have full fiberglass shower stalls that are separate from the VacuFlush toilet and sink. Additionally, each head has air conditioning vents and exhaust fans to rid them of steam.

    Tiara 50 Flybridge master head
    The overhead lights and mirrored medicine chest doors give the master head a large, open feel.

    Power and Performance

    Tiara equips the 50 Flybridge with twin 725-hp Volvo Penta IPS II 950 pod drives with Joystick controls. We haven’t tested the boat yet, so we haven’t collected numbers. Tiara tested the boat with IPS II P4 props and a 1.7:1 gear ratio. With a full fuel, water and waste load and three people on board, the boat ran 38.7 mph at 2654 rpm. Best estimated cruise range at 90% of total fuel capacity was 313 miles at 2108 rpm where the boat ran 28.5 mph and burned 49.3 gph.

    Tiara 50 Flybridge running shot
    Tiara molded steps into the engine vents to make it easier for passengers to board from docks alongside the boat.

    Construction

    Tiara builds the 50 Flybridge with a solid fiberglass bottom and balsa coring in the hullsides and deck. Fiberglass laminates are rolled out by hand and wetted out with premium resin. Stringers cored with wood and foam are encapsulated in fiberglass. The hull-do-deck joint is capped with a stainless-steel rubrail with a rubber insert. Hardware includes eight 12”-long stainless steel cleats.

    Mechanical Highlights.

    The 50 Flybridge’s fuel system includes Racor fuel/water separators for the engines and Onan 13.5 kW generator. There’s also a five-port oil changing system for the main engines and generator. The electrical system includes a 50-Amp 65’ shorepower cord with an adapter for 30-Amp service. Four engine batteries and six house batteries provide DC power and 80- Amp and 16-Amp chargers keep the batteries energized.

    Options to Consider and Price

    • 28,000 BTU Cool Air System for Flybridge: $20,200
    • Freshwater and raw water anchor washdowns: $795 each (Both can be ordered)
    • Nautical Structures hydraulic swim platform: $59,285
    • 70” integrated swim platform with teak inlay and 41” Nautical Structures hydraulic lift: $71,325
    • Ranier 4-sided enclosure for the flybridge: $26,800
    • Electric grill in transom: $2,325
    • Engine room and cockpit cameras: $1,550 each (Both can be ordered)
    • ACR RCL 100 remote apotlight: $3,040
    • Flybridge icemaker (in lieu of trash receptacle/storage): $1,990
    • Galley icemaker: $2,430

    Price

    $1,627,844.

    Tiara 50 Flybridge running shot
    With twin 725-hp pod drives, the 50 Flybridge comes standard with joystick controls.

    Observations

    The Tiara 50 Flybridge should appeal to a variety of buyers from a small family or two couples who like to take extended cruises to people who like to entertain a crowd at the yacht club. The extra large flybridge is laid out to accommodate a crowd and the centrally positioned helm enhances the flow of this deck.Positioning the galley between the cockpit and salon is a smart move for serving passengers in both areas and the lower helm will appeal to techno-savvy buyers with the remote control for the electronics system in the armrest of the Stidd captain’s seat.Twin 725-hp pod drives push the boat to speeds just under 40 mph and the maneuverability that these propulsion systems are known for should give the boat spirited performance and handling.Tiara deserves credit for giving the 50 Flybridge a healthy standard equipment list, including covers for all the flybridge, cockpit and foredeck furniture and for including such items as a windlass, microwave oven and trim tabs.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Marine Electronics

    Autopilot Optional
    GPS/Chart Optional
    Radar Optional
    VHF Radio Optional

    Systems

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

    Galley

    Icemaker Optional
    Microwave Standard
    Refrigerator Standard
    Stove Standard

    Exterior Features

    Hardtop Standard
    Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
    Swim Ladder Standard
    Swim Platform Standard
    Transom Shower Standard
    Wet bar Standard

    Boats More Than 30 Feet

    Generator Standard
    Glendinning Cablemaster Standard
    Vacuum Optional
    Washer/Dryer Standard

    Warranty

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