It’s been 16 years since I ran Hull No. 1 of Tiara Yachts’ 4200 Open. Back then I noted that her optional 700 hp Caterpillar C12 diesels provided a 34.6-knot top hop and a 29.5-knot cruise speed.
Notable features: She had a solid fiberglass hull and balsa-cored sides. Twin 535 hp Cummins QSM11s were standard. Electronic controls were optional. Her range was 288 nautical miles at cruise speed.
Belowdecks: The Plan A layout had a forepeak stateroom, and the Plan C layout had a second twin-bunk stateroom abaft and to starboard of the forepeak. All layouts had one head.
Availability: At press time, 14 of the Tiara 4200 Open were on the market, ranging from $299,995 for a 2003 cruising model to $429,000 for a 2007 boat tricked out to fish.
“The 4200’s hull form has fine convex sections forward that moderate to 17.5 degrees of deadrise at the transom. She has a shallow keel to enhance directional stability. Her ride at cruising speed was dry and comfortable in the 2- to 4-foot seas.”