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

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Tiara 2900 Open Classic
Tiara 2900 Open Classic
**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 www.tiarayachts.com 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, www.tiarayachts.com.


Tiara 2900 Open Classic Specifications
Length Overall 30' 9'' Dry Weight 10,700 lbs.
Beam 11' 4'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft 2' 8'' Weight Capacity N/A
Draft Up N/A Person Capacity N/A
Draft Down N/A Fuel Capacity 200 gal.
Air Draft N/A Water Capacity 30 gal.
Deadrise/Transom N/A Length on Trailer N/A
Max Headroom 6'4 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 2900 Open Classic 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

Tiara 2900 Open Classic Line Drawing


Tiara 2900 Open Classic Photo Gallery

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She offers good room and amenities.

The new Classic package includes a hard top as standard equipment. The cockpit is spacious with good room to fight a fish or throw a few foldable deck chairs out for socializing when anchored. The sw

Great for a family or two couples.

The 2900 Open offers a roomy cabin with comfortable sleeping accommodations for four adults.

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The 2900 has a convenient galley.

The galley has a dual voltage refrigerator, single-burner cooktop, and microwave oven. Next to the galley is an enclosed head with a vanity and mirror.

Tiara Tiara

Tiara 2900 Open Classic 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 www.tiarayachts.com.

Tiara 2900 Open Classic 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.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.

Standard and Optional Equipment

Tiara 2900 Open Classic Standard and Optional Equipment
Air Cond./Heat Optional
Battery Charger/Converter Standard
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

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Tiara 2900 Open Classic Warranty

Tiara 2900 Open Classic 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

Tiara 2900 Open Classic Price

Tiara 2900 Open Classic Price
Pricing Range $170,660.00
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 375-hp Crusader 6.0L MPI gasoline inboards
RPM MPH Knots Total GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM   KM    KPH    LPH    KPL   dBA
1000 6.5 5.6 2.5 2.3 N/A N/A 10.50 9.46 0.98 66
1500 8.0 6.9 4.1 1.9 N/A N/A 12.90 15.52 0.81 74
2000 9.6 8.3 7.4 1.3 N/A N/A 15.40 28.01 0.55 82
2500 11.2 9.7 12.5 0.9 N/A N/A 18.00 47.32 0.38 82
3000 18.0 15.6 18.3 1.0 N/A N/A 29.00 69.27 0.43 85
3500 25.5 22.1 22.6 1.1 N/A 203 327 41.00 85.55 0.47 87
4000 30.5 26.5 28.2 1.1 N/A 195 314 49.10 106.75 0.47 89
4600 35.4 30.7 41.7 0.8 N/A N/A 57.00 157.85 0.34 92
5000 38.4 33.3 51.6 0.7 N/A N/A 61.80 195.33 0.30 93
5187 39.9 34.7 56.2 0.7 N/A 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.

Performance Chart

There is no performance chart currently associated with this model.

Test Conditions

Test Power: 2 x 375-hp Crusader 6.0L MPI gasoline inboards
Time To Plane
0 to 30
Test Power 2 x 375-hp Crusader 6.0L MPI gasoline inboards
Ratio 2.52:1
Props Michigan 19x23 #7 cup
Load full fuel, full water, 3 persons, 300 lbs. gear
Climate Wind: 10 knots

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