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Old 04-27-2016, 09:18 PM   #1
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Tiara 33 Open - small diesels

Tiara 3300 Open – Twin Diesel – 1990

This Tiara is NOT a project boat but I am sure a to do list can be generated. The boat systems are fully functional and ready to cruise … and very economically. When I bought this Tiara in Sandusky OH, it was powered by 330 HP BBC gas engines. It was difficult to get fuel consumption under 8 GPH … about 1 mpg at any speed. I cruised 600 miles down the Ohio River and up the Tennessee paying $ dearly!! I repowered the boat with complete reman’d 85 hp Perkins 4.236 diesels. They are heat exchanger cooled and have only been used on inland rivers. Average fuel usage with diesel power is now 2 Ό gph and about 3.5 mpg @ 8-9 mph depending on current. A ships log has all maintenance and fuel data. When the diesels were installed all the fuel hoses, raw water lines, exhaust hoses, fuel filters and battery cables were replaced. Gore packing was used in the stuffing boxes. The Hurth 2:1 63A gears drive 11/2 shafts and 20X17 - 4 blade props. Max speed is about 13 mph @ 2500 rpm. (I boat inland rivers so statute miles)

The Perkins 4.236 is one of the simplest diesels around. Mechanically injected, naturally aspired and the parts are readily available. When needed, buy them for a Massey Ferguson tractor engine. The main marine components are the coolant expansion tank, heat exchangers and exhaust manifold. Heat exchangers and stainless exhaust manifolds were replaced when engines were rebuilt.

The boat has all the necessary support systems for active boating and cruising ... diesels with 469 hrs, Magnum 2800 sine wave inverter w/ 2 separate 31 series batteries, 3 kw Kubota powered generator with about 30 hrs, remote controlled anchor windlass, reverse cycle AC, stove, microwave, refrigerator, stereo and TV with built in DVD player.

Integrated electronics include Raymarine HD digital radar, C80W display, DSM 300 depth, autopilot with rate gyro and PR70 control head.

The general boat layout is express cruiser, with a large open cockpit with transom door to swim platform. 3 hatches provide access to the center mounted generator and storage on either side. This is open space with 2 movable Ez-In deck chairs. No built-ins make it very easy to clean. A full bimini covers this aft deck when needed. The single 275 gal. fuel tank is under the aft deck forward of the generator. Up 1 step forward is the control deck with slide mounted, reclining pilot chair with storage under and rear facing seat behind. Port side has double seat with storage under and wet bar to the rear. A chart deck is forward of port seating. The control deck can be fully enclosed for cool weather boating. Top canvas is in excellent shape. Drop curtain and rear bimini are in good usable condition. The engines are under the control deck and are accessed by a small hatch for general engine checks or by electric lift that raises the whole control deck. Ventilation is provided by a large center opening windshield and zipper opening side curtains. A center sliding door provides access to cabin area. Down 3 steps has galley to port and head to starboard. Just inside the doorway on the starboard wall is an extensive AC / DC electrical breaker panel including generator and inverter controls. Forward of the head is lounge seating and across on port side, forward of the galley, is a U shaped settee that makes into double bed. The boat interior is clean, shows very little wear, no musty smells, and is smoke free. The forward stateroom has an offset double bed to starboard with drawers under and a hanging locker to port. The stateroom can be separated from the saloon with a folding door. 3 screened opening overhead hatches provide ventilation when AC is not used.

What does it need? Bottom paint. I do not know where this boat will ultimately be headed … fresh or saltwater so I have not had the bottom done.

The Tiara 33 is a big boat with 12’6” beam and it is not a light weight @ 16,000 lbs. With only 14 degree dead rise it pushes easily and tracks true. It would make a great couples loop boat. Tiara is known for quality, seaworthy boats and this 33 is no exception.

I am asking $37,500. The boat is on the Tennessee River near Wheeler State Park. Loopers know Wheeler well. Chart your own destination from there.

I have a zip file of recent photos including some while doing the repower. PM me if you would like more details.
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Old 04-27-2016, 09:35 PM   #2
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Interesting boat! Good luck on the sale!
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Old 04-28-2016, 09:08 PM   #3
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Nice boat!
So does it still plane? Whats its max speed and fuel consumption at max rpm?
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Fuel use at max speed

This Tiara 33, with no prop pockets and over 12' beam will plane at just over 10 mph. The express layout ... engines midship ... with longer shafts at lower angles has better balance than V drives with weight aft. While it has a planning hump to overcome, the whole boat tends to rise out of the water with less bow rise. With the mid engines, you give up the salesman's pitch of "aft cabin". At 2500, max rpm for this 4.236 specification, fuel usage is about 8 1/2 gph @ 13 mph. However, the majority of my operation is at 14-1600 with ground speed of 7-8 mph depending on river current. On the most recent long trip of 675 miles the average running speed was 7.7 mph and the fuel consumption was 2.31 gph.
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That seems somewhat under powered?
My brother in-law bought a 34’ Tiara 14’6” beam and the Captainbefore him installed twin 240hp Steiger diesels. The boat does a healthy 23knots.

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AB, Sounds like you did a nice conversion from express to TT Tiara Trawler. Nice job.

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Maybe, but I'll bet the twin 240s get about the same mpg at 7.5 mph as the 4-236s, or so close as to make you say WTH would anybody put 4-236s in that boat.
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Not to be a jerk but don't you feel like a dickhead turning this guys classified advertisement into a critical discussion thread? Bet you'd be pissed off if somebody trashed your ad.
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Not to be a jerk but don't you feel like a dickhead turning this guys classified advertisement into a critical discussion thread? Bet you'd be pissed off if somebody trashed your ad.
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"Not to be a jerk but don't you feel like a dickhead turning this guys classified advertisement into a critical discussion thread? Bet you'd be pissed off if somebody trashed your ad."


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Thanks for posting that.

I agree on stopping these negative posts. If you don't like someone's item that's for sale, please just ignore it. Don't comment on it.
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Smile Tiara 33 Open - sold

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YES, to me and my wife. Starting our new journey today and very excited to be a part of this lifestyle and community. We looked for 11 months and found the best value, IMO, that was available in our range with a few but minor compromises.
We are fortunate to have found this vessel and the wonderful owners that have made this a very nice transaction.
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