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Tiara Yachts engineers and designers introduce the first plan, profile and layouts of the all-new Q 44.

Published: Wednesday, May 13, 2015


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 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 and

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