Tiara 48 LE set to steal the show at the 2023 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

Tiara 48 LE set to steal the show at the 2023 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

Tiara Yachts is adding a brand new 48-foot flagship to its family-friendly LE luxury express range in the form of the Tiara 48 LE…


Tiara calls it a “power-actuated rotating lounge module”. You might think of it as new spin on cockpit design. Literally. At the tap of a button, the big-and-comfy cockpit sofa can rotate a full 180 degrees.

Spin the sofa 90 degrees either side, or the full 180, and you get a terrific, unobstructed view of the kids splashing in the water. Or the sunset. Or that ooh-and-ahhh firework show. And it can lock it in place at any angle you want.

Rotate it 90 degrees to port, power down the large terrace-cum-swim platform and water views don’t get much better. And the spinning sofa comes with a lovely varnished table attached, so your sunset cocktail goes with you.

This Tiara 48 LE is the new big brother to the family-owned, Holland, Michigan builder’s popular 43 LE cruiser, though it feels much bigger inside and out.

Step up from the cockpit into the saloon and you get a full 360-degree view courtesy of huge windows and supermodel-thin roof supports. And there’s a real indoor/outdoor feel from the sliding rear door and the drop-down glass panel with the galley right there.

It’s a terrific helm design too, with a full glass Garmin touchscreen set-up, and matching twin screens in front of the two-seat co-pilot bench. An oversize sunroof panel above adds to the feeling of airiness.

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Below decks there’s an ensuite owner’s cabin in the bow and a clever full-beam ensuite guest cabin amidships. This comes with twin berths that slide together to make a double. It could have been the master cabin but for its reduced headroom.

Tiara has close ties with Mercury, so the power source of choice is a trio of 600hp Mercury Verado V12s hanging off the back. Flat out, they’ll punch the Tiara 48 LE to a 50-knot top speed.

It’s not cheap at right on $2 million before options – the similar-priced Cruisers 50 GLS will be a big rival. But that cockpit design will definitely put you in a spin.

Tiara 48 LE specification

LOA: 48ft 4ins (14.7m)
Beam: 14ft 2ins (4.4m)
Engines: 3 x 600hp Mercury Verado V12
Top speed: 49 knots
Starting price: $1.99 million

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