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Old 08-23-2006, 07:52 PM
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Tested a 2006 32 Open today. Twin Cummins, loaded out boat. Conditions out of Wrightsville Beach NC were rolling 2-3, little wind. Boat handled well as expected in these conditions.
I felt the quality was exceptional and overall like the boat. Will use it 65% cruise 35 fish.
Wife likes the cabin and the large cockpit area. Moving up from a 25 ft pursuit WA with twin 150 yammies. Any comments plus or minus on this boat.

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Old 08-23-2006, 08:40 PM
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Wow, that's one pricey step-up!

Of course, Tiara is great name and they make quality boat. Expensive, but good quality. Good luck.
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Old 08-23-2006, 09:39 PM
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Our friends have a 04 Tiara 32 open they bought new. They keep it at a slip they own at the Galleon in Key West. He can afford to buy whatever he wants. He LOVES his boat. He said Tiara is a great company to deal with and he is 100% happy with every aspect of the boat. My husband and I just bought a 36 Tiara Sovran 04 a couple months ago. We love the boat Tiara is the best quality production line boat out there. You can't gp wrong
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Beautiful boat with a nice design and quality build. It's truly top notch. The ride is wet though, so consider that.
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Old 08-23-2006, 09:42 PM
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Nice rig. I would be sure to get the TTS package for that 35% fishing use. As a happy pursuit owner I would also look at a used 38 Pursuit offshore. I think they are a good value and are based on the 38 Tiara hull. Built at the Tiara factory in MI. They only stopped building it because some of the Pursuit/Tiara dealers that sold both boats were having a conflict since the two companies are treated seperate for sales credit purposes. Sucks to because I loved the 34 and 38. Now they have aligned the companies so Puruit is all outboard boats and Tiara is Inboard. Hence the TTS package for the fish guys and the 3000 Tiara introduction this year. That 38 is one sweet boat. 325k is what I think you could buy one for.
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Old 08-23-2006, 10:11 PM
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great boat great engines
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Old 08-23-2006, 10:24 PM
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http://yachtsurvey.com/boatreviews/tiara_3100.htm

Bunkie,
Check this link out if you already haven't. It is a little older model, but probably pretty much the same or better. I love the boat and wished I could afford one. Go for it.
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Old 08-23-2006, 10:31 PM
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I looked at the 32' and thought the fish boxes were relatively small, otherwise I thought it was a great boat.
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Old 08-24-2006, 09:17 AM
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I don't want to tread on any toes if there are any 32 owners here but we have had the oportunity to litlerally compare the 32 side by side with our Albin 32.

My wife stepped across, went down into the cabin, & from a woman who spends near 100% of the time cruising her boat, hated the Tiara/Pursuit. Galley working room is tiny compared to our Albin 32 The rest of the cabin, as is common with 'express' styled boats, felt as if it were a submarine. Overall cubic cabin space is far smaller. Freshwater, an important commodity for cruising, was only something like 60 gal compared to the Albin 32s 115gal.

On the plus side the Tiara/Pursuit is much faster than the Albin. With 2 engines to feed it had better be quicker but with 2 engines range is far less & costs per hour are far more. The Tiara/Pusuit 32 has more cockpit room than the Albin 32. It is almost 2' wider. This cockpit space comes at the cost of cabin space because the engines & fuel tanks to feed them are housed under the helm area. The Albin 32s single engine is under the cockpit & is a V drive allowing for all that extra 'human' room in the cabin. As can be seen from the sig pic the bridge is not arranged like an express cruiser. It is not a flybridge either with 7' worth of ladder to climb.

There are lots of 'express' styled cruisers around. Cast the boat shopping net wider & take a good look at what else is out there. There are builders whose advertising budget is not as generous as those such as Sea Ray & Tiara/Pursuit who produce fine boats for the money. For example, how many have heard of Camano?
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Old 08-24-2006, 09:40 AM
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Not sure your comparing "apples to apples" between the Tiara & Albin?? one being a flybridge/trawler and the other a twin engine open boat sport fish.....but i see your point non the less.

Watch out for hull blisters, NOT a problem on a new boat of course but mine was loaded with em, other than that, a great boat! stable with a 12' beam (very large for her class)......
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Old 08-24-2006, 09:42 AM
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My friend is looking at a tiara just could not believe the range. not sure on teh 32 but on the 29 only 200 miles gas and 300 diesal
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wellcraft290 - 8/24/2006 9:42 AM

My friend is looking at a tiara just could not believe the range. not sure on teh 32 but on the 29 only 200 miles gas and 300 diesal
The range on the 29 for gas is 200 nM, but only if you run it until empty . If I could get 200 miles out of her, I'd be in the canyons fishing right now instead of typing this.
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Old 08-24-2006, 11:48 AM
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I have '94 3100 and love it! I have Volvo diesels and have been very happy so far. I cruise @22knots and burn 17GPH. I had the bottom blasted in April to remove 12 years of bottom paint and the guy doing it couldn't believe that there were no blisters and no jell coat voids.There was a new GW 33 next to me that had never been in the water that was being blasted and had a number of small voids.
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ok so 200 nm so what 235 miles. 70 miles out and troll all day then back... Cutting it close and you know that is with smooth seas and pefectly trimmed. now you have a 2-3 foot chop and range is cut dramatically
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wellcraft290 - 8/24/2006 12:08 PM

ok so 200 nm so what 235 miles. 70 miles out and troll all day then back... Cutting it close and you know that is with smooth seas and pefectly trimmed. now you have a 2-3 foot chop and range is cut dramatically
Exactly.
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Old 08-24-2006, 01:49 PM
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Victory 1 aside from the the fact that Albin built its reputation as a trawler & cruiser builder the 32 bears little resemblance to a trawler even though it has better cruising attributes than some of the most respected trawlers. It's 115 gal water capacity is far more than the venerable Grand Banks 36 trawler. Look at the bottom. That is not a trawler bottom. Yes, it has a full keel. If I go 'bump' on a sandbar or get too close to a beach I don't worry. The Albn has no struts or unsupported rudders to bend.

From the beginining in 1989 it was marketed as a "Family Fisherman". It is a better cruiser than it is a fisher. I've got 6 rod holders around the cockpit. They hold the grill more than they do rods. I've 4 rocket launchers on the tower. I have outriggers. They are stored in my basement.

I know this is a majority fishing forum & I am a majority cruiser though I keep a few rods on the boat & get them bent every once in a while. The point is that one needs to get a boat best suited for the needs the majority of the time. If The Admiral is not happy with her accomodations for the time that she is on the boat you can be sure that life will be made miserable for the fisherman for the times when he wants to fish. There are loads of boats out there primarily designed for fishing which have a few human comforts chucked in so that they can be called 'weekenders'.

By the way IMO I do not put the Pursuit in that lot. It is more of a balance betwen cruiser & fisher, like the Albin. I would not want to get much blood over a Pursuit. Much too nice a boat for that.





How many boats have a waterview right from the master berth?
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Old 08-24-2006, 02:22 PM
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I have an 01 Coronet and had sea trialed a 32 a year or so ago. It seemed to run a little bow high and needed some tab to get on plane but it had 8.1 Crusaders. The A/C was somewhat marginal and I believe Tiara has increased the size of the unit from 12 to 16K somewhere along the way. The shower sump is in the bilge and difficult to service which they do need if you use the shower regularly. There have been some issues reported with cracks where the hardtop attaches to the windshield. I have consistently had excellent service from the factory.
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Old 08-24-2006, 02:46 PM
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Doug in Bermuda - 8/24/2006 1:49 PM

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The point is that one needs to get a boat best suited for the needs the majority of the time. If The Admiral is not happy with her accomodations for the time that she is on the boat you can be sure that life will be made miserable for the fisherman for the times when he wants to fish.
Doug.... I agree . And you have a really nice boat. Cheers!
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Old 08-24-2006, 08:37 PM
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With the twin 355 Cummins it gets up on plane very quickly. I did feel that it rode high in the bow but with a little trim it comes right down and run about 5 degrees. The boat felt very comfertable and handled well. Access to the motor, filters, batteries etc. was very good. I liked the layout of the helm and cabin. I have looked at SeaRay, did not like the fit and finish and could not get Cummins in 32 foot let alone 36. Albin did not even enter the picture but will take a look. I am interested more in a sport Crusiser/Fishing boat than a pure cruiser/trawler. Tiara's seem to hold there value if you can buy them right. I am going to test a 36 footer this weekend. Same layout but used with low hours and all electronics.

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Old 08-25-2006, 09:51 AM
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If you are talking about the new Tiara 36 Open I would take that over the 32 in a heart beat. IMHO it rides much better in a chop and better engine access. The cabin is slightly larger as well. Of course it's more money.
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