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1995 Tiara Yachts 3100 Open

$59,900 USD

  • $59,900 USD
  • Brian Norman
  • Active
  • Used
  • Express Cruisers
  • 1995
  • Tiara Yachts
  • 3100 Open
  • Norwalk, Connecticut, US
  • Power
  • 31ft / 9.45 m
  • Crusader
  • 454
  • Inboard
  • Unleaded
  • Fiberglass
  • 12300
  • 2014-11-20
  • 2016-09-07
  • 1586368

31 Foot Tiara 1995 is for sale and located in Norwalk CT. 

This is a legendary express built by one of the great American boat builders.

This is a truly versatile mid sized express cruiser. If you are fishing tournaments or just cruising, this vessel can do it in comfort. Tiara yachts are know for having excellent sea keeping abilities and a very comfortable ride.

 Stepping aboard this Tiara you will notice how large and open the cockpit, With a folding seat in the transom, and plenty of room for entertaining. If fishing is your thing, The high freeboard, combing pads and fish door, make lading your catch easy and safe.

There is a cockpit tackle center, livewell, sink and cutting board for cleaning and keeping your catch.

 The helm is very well laid out and has excellent site lines. There is a Garmin 4210 Gps/ Radar unit, Auto pilot, vhf and full instrumentation here. The double wide captains seat flips forward to reveal a huge storage area. The companion seat is very large and high enough so that the site lines are excellent from here as well. Forward of the companion seat is a chart storage area and cup holders.

 Heading below decks through the wide companionway door you will find teak and holly sole, a well stocked galley with a norcold refrigerator, microwave, deep sink, two burner ceramic cooktop and plenty of storage. Aft of the galley on the port side is a large head. It has an electric head with freshwater flush and shower. On the starboard side of the cabin is a large sette that converts to a double berth. There is also plebty of storage below the cushions and above the sette. Forward is the double berth and also has plenty of storage below it.

 This vessel is equiped with some other great features as well. It has a drop down curtain to enclose the helm area, an anchor windless, power center vent window at the helm, Hailer, Spreader lights and plenty of rod holders and racket launchers.

This vessel is powered by twin Crusader 454 fresh water cooled motors. The owner has been meticulous about cleaning and maintaining this vessel. This vessel is currently in the water and is awaiting a new buyer. Bring your offers and surveyor.

*She can be seen by appoint by contacting the listing broker today. Her owner is motivated and will consider all reasonable offers. You may also make an Internet offer contingent to your personal inspection and contingencies. Call or email today to arrange for a viewing or to submit an offer. We look forward to hearing from you.


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Additional Information


Mission of the Tiara 3100 Open

The Tiara 3100 is designed for multiple uses including fishing, scuba diving, over night cruising and day-boat entertaining.

No Tiara boat comes cheap and the company has never been apologetic for its prices. It is only interested in building good, strong boats and to do that means that corners can't be cut with materials, construction processes, and the infrastructure to support a first-class operation. 

Tiara is a family-owned business now being run by the third generation of boat builders. Its success over the years has been not only because of its popular product line, but also of the family's passionate protection of their brand's reputation. And that means making sure that customer satisfaction is high and problems are solved quickly when they occur. 

Also, importantly, Tiara has survived the last three major recessions without missing a beat, something that tells us that the Slikkers not only know how to build boats, but also how to run a business.


The smallest boat Tiara makes is a 31’ and it offers two models, the Coronet 3100, and the 3100 Open which now comes standard with a hardtop, so she is not quite as “open” as she used to be. Nonetheless, she is a classic and the subject of our report. Not surprisingly she is one of the most popular boats in the Tiara line and her modern styling and go-anywhere hull make her a boat that is appropriate for a wide range of applications, the most popular of which is as a day boat for cruising and entertaining. Her roots, however, are in fishing and she can still do that with élan.
Key Features
  • Custom composite hardtop (isinglass side enclosures)
  • Bomar hatch with OceanAir skyscreen
  • Custom composite windshield frame
  • Tiara Tilt-Away helm console
  • 40” swim platform with built-in ladder
  • Integrated bow pulpit
  • Standard hull and deck color is Fresh White
  • Standard bootline color is Carbon

BoatTest Review 

Power Boat Guide Review

Introduced in 1992, the latest Tiara 3100 Open is a complete update of the original Tiara 3100 Open built from 1979–91. Her reworked hull features a sharper entry, additional transom deadrise (18 degrees vs. the 14-degree deadrise of the original 3100), greater bow flare for a drier ride, and prop pockets to reduce shaft angles. Significantly, the 3100 Open also has a new bi-level cockpit layout that allows for the installation of optional Volvo, Cat, or Cummins diesels in an enlarged engine compartment. Tiara has always been a conservative builder and it’s no surprise that the new 3100 looks a lot like the original—basically a no-glitz express with
quality construction, systems, and hardware. The slightly enlarged interior of the new 3100 has a little more headroom than her predecessor, and there’s also a bigger U-shaped dinette. Additional updates included increased fuel, a tilt-away helm console, recessed trim tabs, and an in-deck fish box and livewell in the cockpit. Note that a transom door became standard in 1994. Early models with
350hp gas engines cruise at 20–21 knots (about 30 knots top), and later models with 330 Cummins


Length w/Pulpit................. 33'10"
Hull Length ........................ 31'6"
Beam................................... 12'0"
Draft...................................... 3'0"
Weight .......................... 12,300#
Fuel...............................246 gals.
Water..............................38 gals.
Waste..............................20 gals.
Hull Type.................... Modified-V
Deadrise Aft...........................18°

Boat US Review

Tiara 3100 Open

Noted for her superior quality construction and outstanding fishability, the Tiara 3100 Open is compared, in some circles, to the iconic 31 Bertram. And, although some would disagree with this comparison, most would agree the 3100 Open's quality, versatility and practicality is what kept her a popular model in Tiara's lineup for more than 25 years. The original 3100 Open was introduced in 1979 and was updated in 1992 with some style changes to the interior and new cockpit seating arrangements. The most significant change for 1992 and beyond models was a four-degree increase in the dead rise and the addition of "prop pockets" to the bottom. Although still very popular, earlier 3100s were known for their rather wet ride in choppy conditions, which was mitigated by the added dead rise. The shallow prop pockets help to reduce draft while, at the same time, lessening the angle of the propeller shaft resulting in more efficient propulsion. Unlike some manufacturers who rename or add "Mk II" to their models if they change the color of the boot stripe, Tiara kept the 3100 Open designation for the updated model and it remained in production through 2004.

In another departure from what has become many boatbuilders' propensity for inflating a model's size with a puffed up name, Tiara has taken the opposite approach. The overall length of the 3100 Open is actually 33' 10"  which includes a bow pulpit that is part of the deck mold. Add to that another two feet for the swim platform, which was a common option, and the overall length of the boat is nearly 35 feet. Beam is an even 12 feet and the "hull draft" specified by the manufacturer's brochure is two feet two inches which does not include appendages such as rudders and propellers. I suspect the actual draft would be a little over three feet.

For the sake of brevity, I am not going to spend much time discussing the quality and method of construction of the 3100 Open other than to say that it ranks near the top of production boat manufacturers. Tiara is particularly well regarded for the quality of their fit and finishes and there are seldom problems relating to flaws in construction.

The deck layout and arrangement are ideally suited for fishing and ease of handling. The molded fiberglass bow pulpit allows for convenient storage of the anchor, and although an option, most models are equipped with an electric anchor windless. The cabin top has three opening deck hatches but is otherwise unobstructed.

A variety of optional cockpit seating and locker arrangements were available but generally all models have a double helm seat to starboard with guest seating and lockers to port forward with a large open cockpit aft. Beginning in 1994 a transom door was included as standard equipment, a feature desired by many anglers.

The interior arrangement remained the same for both iterations of the 3100 Open with a starboard double berth forward, a U-shaped dinette to the starboard side of the main saloon with opposing galley and a head and shower aft to port. The most notable interior difference between the two models was the manner in which the forward cabin was separated from the main saloon. The early design featured a fixed bulkhead with bi-fold doors for privacy while, on the latter, a draw curtain was used. The curtain makes for less privacy but a more open and larger looking interior. The standard power package included twin 350-hp Crusader gasoline engines with twin 230-hp Volvo, 300-hp Caterpillar, or 315-hp Cummins diesel engines offered as options. My one serious complaint with this boat is that access for maintenance of machinery is very difficult and gets even worse with the addition of an optional auxiliary generator. With the various power options, cruising speed ranges from 20 to 23 knots with a top speed in the range of 33 knots. As previously mentioned, the earlier models have tendency to pound and be wet when weather conditions worsen. Although the later models don't compare to greater dead rise hull forms such as the 31 Bertram for comfort in rough seas, they are an improvement.

Naval architect Jack Hornor was the principal surveyor and designer for Marine Survey & Design, Co., based in Annapolis, MD. He was on the boards of the American Boat and Yacht Council, the National Association of Marine Surveyors, and the Society of Boat and Yacht Designers. He and his wife sailed their Catalina 42, Legacy, based on Maryland's Eastern Shore.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

For Sale By Robert Christopher Yacht Sales

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