May 8, 2015 – Holland, Michigan - Tiara Yachts engineers and designers introduce the first plan, profile and layouts of the all-new Q 44. The adventure yacht, first revealed to the market as a concept during the 2015 Miami International Boat Show, now comes to life with real lines in the form of renderings and a video discussion featuring President, Tom Slikkers and Chairman, Leon Slikkers. The purpose-built yacht targets a sector of the market moving towards more outdoor entertainment and offers a generous amount of open space to bring along a large group of friends or family. The Q 44 project is designed around the very successful Tiara 44 Coupe hull. However, the luxurious interior living spaces are traded for more wide open deck and exterior seating while the overnighting features below are softened a bit.
“This new Tiara Yacht is built to expand the latitudes of what you can do on the water and enhance the yachting experience. The outdoor entertaining and socializing were first and foremost in mind when we engineered this new DayYacht,” Tom Slikkers, President, S2 Yachts.
The single level deck lets you enjoy the Q 44 from the designated Island galley in the cockpit all the way to the bow. There you will find a cushioned love seat as well as additional cushioned house seats that make the area more than just another place to anchor and throw lines. It becomes a space where family and friends can post up and enjoy the outdoors.
The bridge deck opens to the cockpit and features two electrically-actuated sliding doors port and starboard. The doors, when closed, provide weather protection from the elements during the run to and from your destination and allow guests to freely move throughout the bridgedeck, cockpit space and bow areas. The beauty of the exterior layout is that it can accommodate a large group of people and everyone can find room for their favorite activities and enjoyment. “The average Tiara Yacht customer and many competitive brand customers are using their boats differently today. The Q 44 appeals to this emerging marketplace and provides dedicated space and storage for all the toys that come along with dayyachting today. There is a dedicated storage system designed for paddle boards, kayaks, bicycles and other toys, it is a very appealing design,” Leon Slikkers, Chairman, S2 Yachts.
Underneath it all is the solid heritage of Tiara Yachts. The build, the bluewater performance of the 44 hull, and the quality in craftsmanship synonymous with the Tiara brand. Hull number one of the luxury dayyacht will be powered by Volvo Penta’s IPS system, complete with joystick driving and glass cockpit. The Q 44 will also be available with straight drives featuring joystick docking at a later date. Performance is expected to match that of the Tiara 44 Coupe.
Follow along with the build at TiaraYachts.com/Yachts/Q44.aspx. As more content and designs are completed, renderings and other details will be posted online for review. The Q 44 is expected to debut in early August at the Tiara Yachts Corporate Yachting Center. VIP customers, media and Tiara Yachts dealers will be the first to view the vessel.
Tiara Yachts, headquartered in Holland, Michigan, manufactures yachts with inboard power from 31 to 58 feet. Tiara’s lines include the Open, FlyBridge, Convertible and Coupe models. Tiara is a subsidiary of S2 Yachts, Inc., one of the oldest privately held boat manufacturers in the United States. S2 Yachts, Inc. also manufacturers the luxury brand of cruising and sport fishing boats under the PURSUIT brand name. Pursuit Boats are manufactured in Fort Pierce, Florida in lengths of 23 to 38 feet. They are available in Center Console, Dual Console, Offshore, Sport and Sport Coupe configurations. For more information, please visit www.tiarayachts.com and www.pursuitboats.com