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1989 Tiara Yachts 36 Open

$68,500 USD

  • $68,500 USD
  • Howard Basnight
  • Active
  • Used
  • Express Cruisers
  • 1989
  • Tiara Yachts
  • 36 Open
  • Beaufort, North Carolina, US
  • Power
  • 36ft / 10.97 m
  • 13ft 9in / 4.19 m
  • Cat
  • 3208
  • Inboard
  • Diesel
  • Fiberglass
  • 18300
  • 2013-09-10
  • 2014-03-20
  • 1507108

One of the more popular Tiara models, the 3600 Open is a great express fisherman/family cruiser.  Truly a very versatile boat with a big cockpit and an upscale interior.  Owner has recently done a lot of updates mechanically and on the interior.  Priced to sell.


The large cockpit enjoys great features for both fishing and cruising.

  • Transom door and gate to starboard
  • Fiberglass swim platform with boarding ladder
  • Corner hawsepipes
  • Cockpit storage lockers - port and starboard - dark plexiglass doors
  • Non-skid cockpit deck
  • 3 in-deck hatches - outboard for storage and center is removable fishbox
  • 2 30 amp shore power cords - to straboard
  • Cockpit coaming pads
  • Saltwater wash down
  • 2 gunwale flush mount rod holders per side - Lee's
  • Spreader lights on arch - illuminate cockpit
  • 10 gold colored rod holders on arch
  • Grab rails port and starboard on arch
  • Aft facing seat in cockpit to port - storage beneath
  • Bait prep station to starboard on top of storage locker - double doors
  • One step up from cockpit to helm-deck

Helm Deck

From ther cockpit, one step up places you at the helm deck.  The helm is to starboard and there is a wide bench seat facing forward - to port. The boat features an aluminum frame top with a stretched canvas top - all incorporated into the aft arch.

  • Non-skid deck
  • Day hatch to engine room - centerline
  • Entire helm deck lifts by hydraulic rams
  • Port and starboard storage - dark plexiglass doors
  • Wide seating port and starboard - footrests
  • Drink holders
  • Stereo speakers
  • 3-sided enclosure
  • Sliding door to enter cabin - dark plexiglass


The helm is to starboard and features a double-wide helm seat with backrest.  The helm is well appointed with electronics and gauges.

  • Stainless steering wheel
  • Seperate controls for throttle and shift
  • Windshield with 3 wipers
  • Electric center vent opening
  • Good brand windlass control at helm
  • Helm cover


  • Furuno GP-1850DF - plotter/sounder
  • Garmin GPS 4212
  • Lowrance Global Map 8200C
  • Cetrek autopilot
  • Uniden Solara DSC VHF
  • Standard Horizon Spectrum VHF
  • Lowrance radar - open array antenna


Two steps down from the helm deck, the U-shaped galley is to port.  All the amenities are here for comfortable cruising and living aboard.

  • Double basin stainless steel sink
  • Grohe faucet
  • Formica countertops
  • Teak/holly deck
  • Portlight
  • Overhead lighting
  • Two burner stove
  • Princess by Seaward microwave - above sink
  • Three overhead storage cabinets - lighting underneath cabinet (2)
  • Storage throughout
  • Under counter refrigerator with built-in top freezer


Across from the galley - to starboard - is the U-shaped lounge/dinette.  This is a versatile area for socializing, eating or sleeping.

  • U-shaped sofa converts to double bed
  • Two reading lights above sofa
  • Sofa back converts to single bunk - straps to ceiling
  • Pedestal dining table
  • Teak/holly deck
  • Two portlights
  • Electrical panel aft - double plexiglass doors
  • Stereo in electrical panel - stereo speakers above sofa
  • Overhead lighting
  • Overhead hatch
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • 110v outlet - aft and to starboard


Forward of the galley and to port is the head that features a stall shower and vanity with sink.  Entry can be through the lounge area or from the forward Master stateroom.

  • Fiberglass non-skid deck
  • Lockable entry doors (2)
  • Sealand electric head
  • Stainless steel towel racks (3)
  • Portlight - storage shelf
  • Enclosed shower stall - dark plexiglass door
  • Overhead hatch
  • Vanity with sink - lighting over sink
  • Storage cabinet under sink
  • 110v GFCI outlet
  • Shower sump switch

Master Stateroom

The Master stateroom is all the way forward.  Entry from the lounge area is through teak bi-fold doors.  There is private access to the head from the stateroom and there is lots of storage throughout.

  • Queen island style berth - 3 storage drawers below berth
  • Mirrored forward bulkhead
  • Hanging locker to port
  • Storage locker to starboard - hanging and drawers
  • Bullet style reading lights forward (2) and aft (2)
  • Portlight - port and starboard
  • Storage lockers - port and starboard - plexiglass sliding doors
  • Storage shelf above lockers mentioned above
  • Stereo speakers
  • Overhead hatch
  • Teak/holly deck
  • 110v outlet

Mechanical and Electrical

Twin Caterpillar 3208's are at the heart of the Tiara 36 Open giving an efficient cruising speed of about 25 knots. Lots of maintenance has been done over the last year.

  • Major engine service - December 2012
  • New shafts - 2012
  • One new prop - 2012 and one re-conditioned
  • Racor fuel filtration
  • Westerbeke 6.5 kw diesel generator - 1579 hours
  • New electrical end on generator - late 2012
  • Two 30 amp shore cords


  • Central Vacumn
  • Hand-held fire extinguishers mounted throughout
  • Dual tank monitor - waste and water - Marine Technologies - TM 8003
  • TV antenna on arch
  • Sirius ready
  • Marine Air Systems - Air Conditioning for cabin
  • 2nd Kidde smoke and carbon monoxice alarm
  • 3 bowdeck hatches with exterior fabric covers
  • Steps down into cabin - stainless grabrail - one step hinged for storage
  • Looking aft from galley - see through plexiglass into helm area
  • 8 D Battery per engine - aft of engine
  • Guest On/Off Battery switch
  • True Charge battery charger
  • Stainless steel bow rail
  • 2 VHF antennas
  • Dual trumpet horn - starboard side
  • Integrated bow pulpit - plow style anchor
  • Anchor windlass
  • Anchor locker in bow deck
  • Remote spotlight on pulpit
  • Sirius ready stereo
  • Bilge pumps
  • Stainless steel cleats - stern, spring and bow
  • New 3-sided enclosure - 2012

Personal Exemptions

Owners personal affects, to include fishing tackle, tools and the like.


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