Brokerage: Tiara Yachts Q44

With room to stow kayaks, watertoys and more, the 33-knot Tiara Yachts Q44 is a yacht for boaters with active lifestyles.

At 23 knots, the Tiara Q44 has a 250-nautical-mile cruising range.Courtesy Tiara Yachts

Whether it’s tossing bikes and kayaks on the hardtop for weekend jaunts, or day-tripping and cooking alfresco at the cockpit island grill, the Tiara Yachts Q44 was penned for active yachtsmen.

Tiara worked with bike-rack-makers Yakima and Thule to design the roof rack. There’s an on-deck island with an electric grill, fridge and freezer, as well as a galley belowdecks. A scissor berth belowdecks converts to a lounge. The Q44 also has a glass-helm system.

At press time, there were six Tiara Q44s for sale, ranging from $549,000 to $649,000.

From the Archive

“We ran the boat on a blustery day in 3-foot seas on Lake Michigan. The builder says it connects Volvo Penta’s 435 hp engines via jack shaft to IPS pod drives to lessen vibration and give the Q44 excellent maneuverability. It works. Our test boat hit a top speed of 33 knots at 3,600 rpm. Joystick steering makes it a fun ride, even in tight turns.” — Yachting, January 2016