Tiara F44 Flybridge

A room with a view

by Gary Reich
When Tiara introduced its new F44 Flybridge at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in November, plenty of folks in our media pool thought they simply plopped a flybridge on top of the existing C44 Coupe.

Specifications

  • LOA: 45'6"
  • Beam: 14'11"
  • Draft:
  • Weight: 32,500 lbs.
  • Fuel Capacity: 350 gals.
  • Water Capacity: 118 gals.
  • Power: T-Volvo Penta IPS600 pods (435 hp each) / T-Cummins QSB6.7L (550 hp each)
  • Price: $1,004,140

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There’s some truth in that; but, despite the similarity of the hull it rides on, the F44 Flybridge is a totally different boat. And that’s a good thing.

Perhaps the most distinguishing feature on the F44 Flybridge is, well, its flybridge. Massive and expansive, it creates an entirely separate, covered outdoor living space capable of entertaining eight or more people. Accessed by a set of gangway stairs from the aft cockpit, it has a large six- to seven-person C-shaped dinette to starboard — great for entertaining. A wetbar is adjacent to it, with a sink, cutting board and refrigerator. Forward is a L-shaped lounge to port with a single helm station to starboard. The view from up here is commanding and quite breathtaking, both fore and aft.

Inside, the F44 Flybridge is similar to the C44 Coupe, but there’s extra room forward and to starboard in the main salon. The C44’s helm station is replaced with a long, comfy chaise lounge on the F44. Below, the master stateroom is forward in the bow with an island queen bed. Guest quarters are situated midcabin under the main salon. There are two enclosed shower/head compartments: The master head and a day head. Throughout is the luxurious trim and palpable build quality we’re used to seeing in Tiara yachts.

Standard power on the F44 Flybridge is a pair of Volvo Penta IPS600 pod drives at 435 hp with joystick docking controls and glass cockpit instrument gauges at the helm. The F44 will sprint up to around 28 mph in about 18 seconds with these powerplants, eventually topping out at 33.7 mph at 3,628 rpm. The engines are most efficient at 28.2 mph and 3,250 rpm with a lean fuel burn of 35.5 gallons per hour.

The F44 Flybridge is an excellent progression of the C44, providing the ultimate in outdoor entertaining spaces with a potent dose of performance and efficiency, all wrapped in Tiara’s luxurious and modern design ethos.  

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