FORT LAUDERDALE — S2 Yachts, the parent company of Pursuit, Tiara and the new Tiara Sport division, introduced two new models at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on Wednesday.
The Tiara Sport 38 LS is a new outboard-powered model for Tiara Sport. “It’s a radical interpretation of a Tiara,” said Tom Slikkers, president and CEO of S2 Yachts. “This is not a Pursuit that has been rebranded.”
The company said the triple Yamaha 350-hp 4-stroke outboards push the new model to a top speed of 55.6 mph. Designed to be a dayboat, it has a large bow with horseshoe-shaped seating, a slightly off-center console and a galley on the aft side of the helm seats.
For versatility, the aft bench seat can spin from its forward-facing position when underway to an aft-facing position at rest. This creates a larger aft recreation area on the teak swim platform ahead of the outboards. With the triple Yamaha 350-hp outboards, the 38 LS has a retail price of $499,900.
Although the Tiara Sport is a new series for S2, Pursuit continues to advance its dual-console lineup with a new flagship, the DC 365.
Chris Gratz, engineering director at Pursuit, said the goal for the DC 365 was for owners to be able to entertain and fish equally well.
There’s an aft sunshade that extends over the cockpit, and forward is a port-side console berth and settee. To starboard is Pursuit’s patented door that leads to a private head compartment with full stand-up headroom.
Bruce Thompson, president of Pursuit Boats, said that adding the third Yamaha outboard enabled the boat to “get on plane effortlessly.”
He was also quick to point out how serviceable the boat is. Perhaps the best illustration is the stainless-steel and King StarBoard tray on which the boat’s batteries are installed. It slides out on drawer-like tracks to make maintaining and changing batteries easier.
With triple Yamaha F300 4-stroke outboards, the DC 365 has a retail price of $472,000.
In a separate announcement, Tiara received an award from Volvo Penta for the 100th edition of the 44 Coupe built with Volvo Penta power.