Captain's ReportAt 50’ overall the 5000 Express is Tiara’s flagship yacht, and when you design a flagship you want to get everything right, from the grand features like the sprawling lounge right down to the details like the lifejackets customized with the Tiara logo. With or without the optional hard top, the 5000 Express combines a spacious exterior built for fun with a stylishly appointed interior. Meanwhile a modified-V hull with 17 degrees of deadrise at the transom helps flatten out the bumps. In short, it’s the express cruiser taken to its logical extreme. As you might expect on a yacht like this, the price tag reflects the 5000’s rugged, high-tech construction, which includes vacuum bagging, quad-axial fiberglass, and a mixture of balsa and PVC cores.Caterpillar 660-hp engines put the express in the 5000 Express. At wide open throttle, she registered at 39.7 mph, while at her standard 1750 rpm cruise, she registered at 28.6 mph with a 410-mile range. You might be surprised to find those heads stocked with Tiara towels, but it’s the details that count. After all, this is the Flagship, and the biggest jewel in the Tiara fleet. For more information call (616) 392-7163 or visit www.tiarayachts.com.
Test Result Highlights
- Top speed for the Tiara 5000 Express is 39.7 mph (63.9 kph), burning 80.0 gallons per hour (gph) or 302.8 liters per hour (lph).
- Best cruise for the Tiara 5000 Express is 28.6 mph (46 kph), and the boat gets 0.65 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.28 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 410 miles (659.83 kilometers).
- Tested power is 2 x 800-hp Caterpillar 3406E diesel inboards.
Standard and Optional Features
|CD Stereo||Standard Bose|
|Washdown: Fresh Water||Standard|
|Washdown: Raw Water||Standard|
|Refrigerator||Standard Sub Zero|
|Outlet: 12-Volt Acc||Standard|
Boats More Than 30 Feet
|Freezer||Standard Sub Zero|
|Oil Change System||Standard|
||Engine warranties vary by manufacturer|