NEW YACHTS

The 49 Coupe is the new­est ad­di­tion to the Tiara Yachts Coupe se­ries.

Yachting - - CONTENTS DEPARTMENTS - By Kevin Koenig

The Tiara Yachts C 49 joins the builder’s Coupe se­ries with in­creased vol­ume, an up­dated lay­out and 34 knots of speed.

Tiara’s line of coupes has been a coup for the builder in re­cent years. With a 39, 44, 53 and now a 49, the line of­fers fun and lux­ury while be­ing rel­a­tively wash and wear. ¶ The C 49 has clas­sic Tiara lines — rec­og­niz­able from a dis­tance — and Volvo Penta D8-IPS800s with joy­stick con­trols, mak­ing her eas­ier to ma­neu­ver around the docks and at slow speeds in gen­eral. Garmin’s Glass Cock­pit con­trols are at the helm too, with LED light­ing, Blue­tooth and an au­dio sys­tem in­te­grated as stan­dard fea­tures through­out the boat. A Sea­keeper gy­rosta­bi­lizer is an op­tion. ¶ Tiara Yachts’ mar­ket­ing di­rec­tor, David Glenn, says the 49 Coupe “has ba­si­cally taken all that we’ve learned from our other coupes and stepped it up a notch, with new fab­rics, new ma­te­ri­als in the in­te­rior and a slightly dif­fer­ent-look­ing pro­file. She’s a lit­tle

roomier too. We took a lot of dealer and cus­tomer feed­back and put it into the 49, and we think a lot of peo­ple are go­ing to be very happy with it.” ¶ The C 49 has a sin­gle-level sa­lon that makes mov­ing about in a sea­way eas­ier, and whose wrap­around win­dows and over­head glass give the in­te­rior a wide-open feel. There are op­tions for hard­wood fin­ishes and fab­rics, so own­ers can make the boats feel like their own. Co­rian and quartz ac­cents add a luxe touch. ¶ Down be­low are two nearly equal-size state­rooms, with the mas­ter amid­ships. It is full-beam and en suite, while the fore­peak VIP has pri­vate ac­cess to the day-head. The sleep­ing setup makes this boat well suited for two-cou­ple cruis­ing. Set­tees on this level can serve dou­ble duty as small bunks for kids. ¶ Back up top and aft, an op­tional hy­draulic swim plat­form lets hu­mans and ten­ders get in and out of the wa­ter more eas­ily. The C 49’s cock­pit has tran­som seat­ing with a teak table. Tiara added a cor­ner seat that con­nects the tran­som bench to a star­board bench, to cre­ate an L-shaped perch. There’s also an aft-fac­ing seat to port. ¶ The cock­pit and sa­lon be­come a com­bined space once the slid­ing door be­tween the two is open. This con­fig­u­ra­tion is in line with Tiara’s em­pha­sis on in­door-out­door liv­ing. Both ar­eas are ser­viced by an aft gal­ley with a two-burner cook­top, a mi­crowave/con­vec­tion oven, and enough re­frig­er­a­tion for long week­ends. ¶ Get­ting to and from an­chor­ages can hap­pen at a top-end of 34.1 knots, ac­cord­ing to Tiara. At 2,750 rpm and a cruis­ing speed of 26.2 knots, the C 49 has a pro­jected range of 219 nau­ti­cal miles. ¶ And when you get back to the dock, this yacht’s sin­gle-level, ex­press-style de­sign makes her easy to clean. The 49 Coupe has sporty per­for­mance, a clean de­sign and a thought­ful lay­out, which should equal broad ap­peal with yachts­men.

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