Latest: Used Boat Review: Tiara 4300 Sovran

The Tiara 4300 Sovran introduced many boaters to the joy of joysticks By Scott Shane In 2006, Tiara Yachts launched the first diesel-powered Volvo Penta IPS (Inboard Performance System) 4300 Sovran. The marriage between Holland, Michigan-based Tiara and IPS was consummated there and then, and the relationship has proven to be a great one. Production of the 4300 Sovran surpassed 200 hulls in the shortest time of any line in the history of Tiara. (more…)

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