Tiara debuted the 3100 more than a dozen years ago, phased it out and is bringing it back for model year 2011 to replace the current 3000. The 3100 remains the base boat for Tiara owners that the company hopes will migrate to larger boats in the line.
"The 31 really was the boat that kept expanding our family," says David Slikkers, chief executive of S2 Yachts, the parent company of Tiara Yachts.
At 33 feet LOA (with standard pulpit), the boat maintains the line's open design. Below deck is a pedestal berth forward and a settee to starboard that converts to a second berth. The galley offers a one-burner surface-mounted electric cooktop, microwave, sink and fridge. There is a fully enclosed head aft.
The 3100 has what the company calls a "significant" 12-foot, 6-inch beam, 201-gallon fuel capacity and a 13,000-pound displacement. The hull and deck are balsa-cored.
The boat is powered with twin gas or diesel inboards.
Price: $274,500 with 375-hp Crusader gasoline engines, $350,000 with 330-hp Cummins diesels.