Tiara Yachts debuts new Q44

Tiara Yachts debuted the new Q44 to an audience of domestic and international dealers during its annual conference.
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Tiara Yachts debuted the new Q44 to an audience of domestic and international dealers during its annual conference.

The Tiara dealers, along with a group of marine media professionals, were given access to sea-trial and preview the boat prior to her release to the consumer marketplace.

The company said the Q44 is the brainchild of boatbuilder Leon Slikkers, building on his 70 years of experience, and comes to life after more than three years of development.

“Our company has a unique advantage in product design when you factor in the practical experience our chairman, my father, brings to product development,” S2 Yachts CEO and president Tom Slikkers said in a statement. “Our design process, coupled with real world experience, is delivering ground-breaking new products like the Q44, which defines an entirely new market segment.”

The Q44 helm features the glass cockpit feature pioneered by Garmin Marine and Volvo Penta in collaboration with Tiara Yachts. Joystick driving and docking are standard features. Cummins power is optional.

“Studying the market over several years, Tiara recognized a trend that saw many manufacturers try to adapt certain styles of yachts to the new kind of yachting our modern customer enjoys,” S2 sales and marketing vice president George Hetzel said. “Instead of adapting, we took a different approach and purposefully built a boat most suited for today’s demands.”

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