Tiara introduced the 50 Coupe at the Fort
Lauderdale Show Boat Show last fall and
is expanding the line of modern cruisers
with the 44 Coupe. It’s a new look for
Tiara, yet they make it clear that they took
great pains to make sure the new models
share identifiable “Tiara DNA.” With the
44, look for the latest electronics already
integrated into the boat with Garmin’s
Glass Cockpit Technology, an ample cockpit space for entertaining, enhanced by
their aft-grill feature and sliding doors
that open to the salon. A custom hardtop with a power sunroof completes the
look. Specs were unavailable at press time.
JEANNEAU NC 14
Jeanneau planned the NC series (“NC” stands for New Concept) as
apartments on the water with a view, coupling a modern design and
modular components with a lightweight, efficient hull. Powered by
a pair of Volvo IPS drives, the boat tops out at more than 30 knots,
but can cruise efficiently between 24 and 28 knots. The open, airy
feel comes courtesy of the large and numerous windows, plus three
glass sliding doors aft that open up to connect the cockpit to the
salon. In the cockpit, the lounge can slide fore and aft, freeing up
cockpit space to expand the useful area around the swim step.
This type of conversion is common aboard – the forward V-berths
can slide together to form an island queen. Jeanneau is expanding
their powerboat lineup in the U.S. and the NC series already popular in Europe is a good example of what the builder is capable of.
LENGTH: 45’ BEAM: 13’ 5” DRAFT: 3’ 5” FUEL: 238 GAL.
WATER: 109 GAL.