Tiara is one of the country’s premier builders of dual-purpose express boats, combining hardcore fishing capabilities with beautifully crafted interiors. Like all of Tiara’s Open models, the 3800 could be ordered as a tournament-ready fishing machine or equipped with the cruising amenities of a comfortable family express. A huge U-shaped settee to starboard, opposite the galley, dominates her elegant single-stateroom interior. There’s a separate stall shower in the head, and the beautiful teak-and-holly cabin sole gives the interior of the 3800 a traditional feel found in few other boats. (Note that an alternate floorplan introduced in 2003 has a smaller head but adds a portside settee.) The cockpit, with about 70 square feet of space, can be ordered with an aft-facing jump seat or a complete tackle center. The entire helm deck lifts mechanically for easy access to the large engine room. Additional features include a hideaway TV in the salon, a cockpit wet bar, a fold-down transom seat, transom door and shower, side exhausts and wide side decks. Pop pockets reduce the shaft angles and draft. CAT 435hp diesels cruise the Tiara 3800 at 22–24 knots (about 28 knots top).