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Tiara 5800

The 5800 Sovran is the new flagship of Holland, Mich., builder Tiara Yachts. Not only is it Tiara’s largest model, but its propulsion system is triple installation of Volvo Penta IPS steerable pod drives. Three 435-hp Volvo Penta D6 diesels are lined up side-by-side in the engine room, located beneath the cockpit, where an actuated hatch provides quick access.

The cockpit has curved lounge seating aft, with molded steps to the side decks and integral swim platform. There’s also a teak cockpit table, a wet bar with a sink to starboard, storage to port, and fresh- and raw-water washdowns.

The saloon and helm areas are protected by the hardtop and large curved windshield that are signatures of the Sovran line. The saloon contains an L-shaped settee and teak coffee table to starboard, additional seating to port, and an entertainment center with a flat-screen television. The raised helm station is to starboard and has helm and companion pedestal seats.

The galley is to port and down a few steps from the helm area. It’s equipped with a microwave/convection oven, refrigerator/freezer, three-burner electric stove, stainless steel double sink, and an in-sole pantry. It’s a few more steps down to the lower saloon, which contains a dinette with table that converts to a berth. The full-beam master stateroom is placed amidships and has a queen-size island berth, a pair of hanging lockers, and port and starboard dressers with a settee or desk. It also has a private head compartment, flat-screen television and a linen locker with a washer/dryer unit.

The second stateroom, forward, also contains a queen-size island berth. The second head can be accessed from the stateroom or the lower saloon. A third stateroom is available in lieu of the dinette, and crew quarters also are an option.

Tiara Yachts, Holland, Mich. Phone: (616) 392-7163.


LOA: 60 feet, 9 inches

BEAM: 15 feet, 10 inches

DRAFT: 3 feet, 4 inches

DISPLACEMENT: 40,500 pounds

HULL TYPE: modified-vee

TRANSOM DEADRISE: 14.4 degrees

TANKAGE: 700 gallons fuel, 200 gallons water, 80 gallons waste

POWER: triple 435-hp Volvo Penta IPS diesels

SPEED: not yet available

PRICE: $1.57 million


Calyber 35

The Calyber 35 is yet another setup with Volvo Penta’s steerable IPS pod drives, this time in a 35-foot Carolina express-style sportfisherman. While the propulsion system is cutting-edge, the design is classic Carolina: generous bow flare, sharp entry, broken sheer line, tumblehome aft, clean foredeck, raised bridge deck with centerline helm station, transom fishbox, and optional teak cockpit sole and coamings. Construction is hand-laid fiberglass with vinylester and polyester resins and biaxial stitched fabric, with a solid fiberglass hull bottom and Divinycell coring from the chine up.

The transom fishbox has a volume of 60 gallons, and an additional transom bait well is available. The self-bailing cockpit contains two more insulated and macerated fishboxes, teak covering boards, six rod holders, LED lighting under the gunwales, an aluminum backing plate for a fighting chair, fresh- and saltwater washdowns, and a custom tackle center. There’s also a rod locker on the bridge deck.

Below, the air-conditioned main cabin has a settee to port, forward berth, and galley and stand-up head compartment with shower to starboard. The galley comes equipped with a microwave, refrigerator/freezer, sink and Corian countertop. Options include an anodized aluminum and fiberglass hardtop and tuna tower.

Calyber Boatworks, Edenton, N.C. Phone: (252) 482-0775.


LOA: 35 feet, 4 inches

BEAM: 12 feet, 8 inches

DRAFT: 3 feet, 4 inches

DISPLACEMENT: 18,871 pounds

HULL TYPE: modified-vee


TANKAGE: 350 gallons fuel, 100 gallons water, 11 gallons waste

POWER: twin Volvo Penta IPS drives to 870 hp

SPEED: 46 mph top, 33 mph cruise (with twin 370-hp Volvo Penta IPS 500s)

PRICE: $407,950


Chris-Craft 29

Chris-Craft continues its foray into the center console market with the release of the Catalina 29. The 29-footer was preceded last fall by the Catalina 23, and the next boat — a 26-footer — is on its way this fall.

The Catalina 29 has distinctive lines, with substantial bow flare, tumblehome aft and a deep-vee hull with 21 degrees of transom deadrise. Construction is wood-free fiberglass, although there are plenty of teak accents, including the swim platform and forward anchor area, in addition to optional teak deck rails.

The boat is designed for fishing, with macerated port and starboard 125-quart fishboxes, a fiberglass T-top with outrigger mounts, port and starboard rod storage, removable coaming pads, and 13 rod holders, including optional rocket launchers. The cockpit is self-bailing, and a walkthrough fiberglass transom door, stainless steel pop-up cleats, raw water washdown, and a stereo system are standard.

There’s bow seating with an optional table; a folding transom seat for two; helm seating with a 28-gallon live well and refrigerator and storage area beneath; and a forward console seat that tilts to reveal a portable marine head. A stainless steel tilt steering wheel and hydraulic power steering are standard.

Chris-Craft, Sarasota, Fla. Phone: (941) 351-4900.


LOA: 29 feet, 5 inches

BEAM: 10 feet, 2 inches

DRAFT: 1 foot, 6 inches (engines up)

DISPLACEMENT: 8,200 pounds

HULL TYPE: deep-vee


TANKAGE: 220 gallons fuel, 31 gallons water

POWER: twin outboards to 500 hp

SPEED: 53 mph top, 29 mph cruise (with twin Yamaha F250s)

PRICE: $165,000


Century 2350

Century Boats has added a second, larger dual console to its lineup of outboard-powered fishing boats. The 2350 DC joins the 1850DC already offered by the Panama City, Fla., builder.

Century has underlined the 2350’s versatility — fishing, skiing, dayboating — and its seating and storage as key features. Starting at the bow, the boat has a lounge seating with a high-low table, cup holders, and a hidden 48-quart cooler with a slide-out storage drawer. There also are two 185-quart storage compartments in the bow.

The boat has an enclosed head compartment in its portside console, and the companion chair, with a 2-cubic-foot storage drawer beneath, converts to a chaise lounge. The helm boasts hydraulic steering, Yamaha digital gauges, and space for flush-mounted electronics on the helm console. There’s a sink abaft the helm seat, and an aft bench seat provides additional seating.

For fishing, the boat has a 15-gallon bait well, removable tackle box, raw water washdown, and four stainless steel gunwale rod holders. Other features include a 24-cubic-foot in-deck storage compartment, 34-quart dock line locker at the transom, stainless steel boarding ladder and a stereo system. Optional equipment includes a freshwater transom shower, ski tow pylon, hull colors and hydraulic tilt steering.

Century Boats, Panama City, Fla. Phone: (850) 769-0311.


LOA: 23 feet

BEAM: 8 feet, 6 inches

DRAFT: 1 foot, 4 inches (engine up)

DISPLACEMENT: 4,200 pounds

HULL TYPE: deep-vee


TANKAGE: 140 gallons fuel, 6 gallons water

POWER: single outboard to 300 hp

SPEED: 47 mph top, 27 mph cruise (with Yamaha F250)

PRICE: $64,194


Glastron 205

The GT 209 Cuddy Cabin is a new addition Glastron’s GT series. Introduced last year, the series is the Little Falls, Minn., company’s most popular line and includes a trio of bowriders and a pair of fish-and-ski models.

The 20-foot GT 209 is built using Glastron’s VEC technology, a closed-molded composite construction technique that results in a consistent product built efficiently and in an environmentally friendly manner, according to Glastron. Power comes from a single sterndrive — Volvo Penta and MerCruiser engines are available — from 190 hp to 270 hp.

The boat has a molded swim platform, engine box seating, aft jump seats, and helm and companion bucket seats. There’s storage at the helm and in the teak- covered cockpit sole. Molded steps provide access to the bow through the curved walkthrough windshield. Other standard features include a ski tow ring, stereo system, Sunbrella top, telescoping boarding ladder and stainless steel bow rail.

The lighted cabin has an upholstered V-berth, screened overhead hatch and a lockable door. Options include a portable marine head, satellite radio, sunpad and aft bench seat, extended swim platform, flip-up bucket seats, tilt steering and additional canvas options.

Glastron Boats, Little Falls, Minn. Phone: (320) 632-5481.


LOA: 20 feet, 2 inches

BEAM: 7 feet, 10 inches

DRAFT: 2 feet, 9 inches (drive down)

DISPLACEMENT: 2,832 pounds

HULL TYPE: deep-vee


TANKAGE: 45 gallons fuel

POWER: single gasoline sterndrive to 270 hp

SPEED: 51 mph top, 32 mph cruise (with 220-hp Volvo Penta)

PRICE: $28,757 (with 190-hp Volvo Penta)