Captain's ReportThe designers of the Tiara 3800 have successfully combined performance that savvy skippers demand with top-of-the-line creature comforts.Tiara quality is a benchmark — hand-laid hulls and decks, 40/60 glass-to-resin ratios, and superior core materials pay off with a super-smooth, distortion-free finish. Engine access on this boat is very good, first, by way of a day hatch in the bridge deck, and then via the electric lift hatch. Easy access means easy maintenance.Meanwhile, the helm tilts back for easy access to the wiring, and controls are easy to reach. Plus, there’s plenty of room to mount your choice of cruising and fishing electronics.There’s not a bad seat in the house on the 3800. A double-wide, back-to-back helm seat w/stowage below is to starboard, and there’s a standard hideaway wet bar just behind it with optional icemaker.For more information call (616) 392-7163 or visit www.tiarayachts.com.
Test Result Highlights
- Top speed for the Tiara 3800 Open is 35.4 mph (57 kph), burning 49 gallons per hour (gph) or 185.46 liters per hour (lph).
- Best cruise for the Tiara 3800 Open is 30.2 mph (48.6 kph), and the boat gets 0.98 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.42 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 362 miles (582.58 kilometers).
- Tested power is 2 x 450-hp Cummins 6CTA 8.3-M2 diesel inboards.
Standard and Optional Features
|Washdown: Fresh Water||Optional|
|Washdown: Raw Water||Optional|
|Outlet: 12-Volt Acc||Standard|
Boats More Than 30 Feet
|Oil Change System||Optional|
||Engine warranties vary by manufacturer|