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James Fachtmann & Associates, LLC. - JFA Yacht & Ship
1996 VERY CLEAN / MUST SEE
LOA 31-6 Fuel 246 gallons Beam 12-0 Engines Crusaders Draft 2-2 Options Crusaders Weight 11,500 WOT 24.8 knots Deadrise 20 deg Cruise 21 knots
Tiara has produced a line of open boats that has been enormously successful over the years. Starting out it was a high end boat, and over the years has only gotten more so. The initiation fee to this level of quality for a new boat is stiff, to say the least. But the good news for used boat buyers is that one can easily gain entry for half-price or better, depending on how old you care to go.
Notice that they call this boat an "open," not "express". While we have no official explanation, we'd guess that the reason is that this is intended as a multipurpose boat. It is definitely that.
The 3100 has long been one of my favorites in terms of both good styling, layout, quality and reasonable seaworthiness. It's particularly popular in the southeast, Gulf coast or anywhere the summers are more than three or four months long. In part this is due to a large cockpit design that is ideal for soft enclosures that can be put up or taken down. Just about everyone hates the hassle and expense of zippered enclosures, but on the other hand, we can't live without them. In the warmer climates, one has to be able to open up to get some breeze.
In addition, the 3100 has an electrically opened center section. This may not seem very important, but believe me opening this little window section brings in a huge amount of air while underway. This is a feature all boats should have. Damn the leaks, good ventilation is more important.
The combination of radar arch and windshield height give plenty of head room under the Bimini. And when you close her up, there is little sense of being seriously closed in because of exceptionally good visibility and spaciousness.
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.