**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.
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.
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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.
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.
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Michigan 19x23 #7 cup
full fuel, full water, 3 persons, 300 lbs. gear
Wind: 10 knots
Tiara 2900 Open Classic Line Drawing
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.
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.
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.
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.