Brokerage: The Tiara 4200 Open

The Tiara 4200 Open is a versatile vessel that is popular with cruisers and anglers alike.

Tiara 4200 Open
Tiara built 172 4200 Opens from 2002 to 2008. The 4200 replaced the 4100 Open, which also had a six-year production run.Courtesy Tiara

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.”

- Yachting, June 2003