2016 Tiara Yachts Q44

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Yacht Overview

Make: Tiara Yachts

Model: Q44

Year: 2016

Length: 44′

Located In: Fort Myers, FL

Engine/Fuel Type: diesel

Hull Material: Fiberglass

YW#: 8535852



The Tiara Q 44 is the ultimate day / fish / dive boat.  It is unique in that it also has extended overnight capabilities.  Built on the robust hull shared with the successful Tiara 44 Coupe, the Tiara Q 44 offers many options for family recreation and entertainment.  The single level main deck is a huge hit and provides maximum safety for all ages moving around the boat.


“The Good Stuff” was recently serviced including her pods and surveyed in the past five months.  She is in excellent condition and ready for her next owner. She was recently moved out of dry indoor storage to her recently rebuilt slip in Fort Myers. 

Full Specs

Boat Name

The Good Stuff


LOA: 44
Beam: 14.92 ft
Dry Weight: 25,000 lb
Deadrise: 18 °


Engine Brand: Volvo
Engine Model: IPS 600
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Power: 435|horsepower
Engine Type: Inboard

Engine Brand: Volvo
Engine Model: IPS 600
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Power: 435|horsepower
Engine Type: Inboard


Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (118 Gallon)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (350 Gallon)
Holding Tanks: 1 (35 Gallon)


Number of single berths: 2
Number of cabins: 1
Number of heads: 1

Equipment List


- Repeater(s)

- TV Set

- Autopilot / Autohelm integrated into multi-navigation display

- Radio - Fusion integrated sound system

- Compass

- CD Player

- GPS - Garmin 8212 TouchScreen GPS / Plotter / Radar / Fish Finder / DF / AutoPilot

- Cockpit Speakers

- VHF - Garmin GHS10    


Inside Equipment:  

- Electric Bilge Pump

- Microwave Oven

- Air Conditioning

- Electric Head -


- Hot Water

- Refrigerator

- Battery Charger    


Outside Equipment / Extras:  

- Cockpit Shower

- Cockpit Cushions

- Cockpit Table

- Swimming Ladder

- Retractable Cockpit Sunshade

- Live Baitwell

- Taco Top Mounted Outriggers

- Raw & Fresh Water Wash Downs    



- Cockpit Cover    


Electrical Equipment:  

- Shore Power Inlet

- Generator 9kW    


Additional Equipment:  

- Joystick Control

Tiara Q 44 Overview

Mission Statement

When he started Tiara Yachts, company chairman Leon Slikkers said he was building boats for the way he liked to go boating. With the new Q44 adventure yacht, Slikkers and his son, Tiara CEO Tom Slikkers, said they are building a boat for the way people go boating today. The Q44 is designed to be a versatile boat that offers passengers a variety of recreational activities during the day and returns to the docks in the evening.

Power Sliding Doors

Sometimes the boss just knows best. From the start, Leon Slikkers said the Q44 needed power sliding doors to enhance her versatility and he got what he wanted. There are buttons outboard of the helm and co-pilot’s seats and on the outside as well. A captain can open the starboard door, start backing into a slip and stop to grab the forward dockline off a piling before completing the process.

Island Galley

Reinforcing the idea that the Q44’s focus is for passengers to enjoy the outdoors, the island galley is aft in the cockpit. It has a Corian countertop with two removable cutting boards over the sink and grill, a wastebasket and storage.

Separate Shower

Below decks, the Q44 has the shower in a stall to port and the toilet and sink in their own compartment to starboard. This arrangement maximizes the space in each room and balances the cabin layout.

The Bow

Tiara made the most of the space in the Q44’s bow with a two-person couch-style lounge front and center and upholstered cushions outboard on each side where a person can stretch out. The side and bow decks are covered in non-skid and are wide enough for passengers to sit.There are six cup holders and a track to secure the weather covers. Storage includes rounded trays beneath the deck that can accommodate 10” (.25 m) diameter fenders. A large hatch in the bow opens on twin stainless-steel gas struts to reveal the Lewmar CPX3 windlass with a remote control. It hauls in a 37-lb. (17 kg) anchor with a rode made up of 40’ (12.2 m) of chain and 200’ (61 m) of rope.

Easy Passage

The Q44’s side decks are wide enough that our test captain could pass by our cameraman without hitting each other. At about 32” (.81 m) tall and capped with a stainless-steel rail, the side decks also feel secure. The fuel fills and waste outlets are outboard of the power sliding doors on each side.

The Stern

Stairs on each side at the end of the side decks close with stainless-steel gates. When opened, they lead to the Q44’s stern, which comes with a 5’ (1.5 m) standard swim platform with a stainless-steel boarding ladder. It can be upgraded with an optional hydraulic platform from Nautical Structures that can be lowered beneath the water’s surface.To starboard, there’s a freshwater shower and forward is a cabinet with the freshwater inlet and raw-water washdown. To port, the cabin has the controls for the swim platform and for the trunk that houses the supports for the optional Mediterranean shades. Beneath the table, there’s a removable panel that provides access to the generator.

The Cockpit

Abaft the island galley, there’s a lounge with a convertible backrest so passengers can sit facing forward or aft. The whole lounge structure is hinged at the front and opens the aforementioned transom trunk. For a quick snack, there’s a small flip-up table on the aft side of the galley.Forward of the galley, a hatch in the center of the cockpit sole opens to the engine compartment. Outboard on each side, locking hatches with thick rubber gaskets open on stainless-steel gas struts to access storage.

Helm Deck

When we stepped up and forward from the cockpit to the helm deck, the Q44 retained her open airy feel. On each side of a center passageway, there are L-shaped lounges with storage in the base around optional teak tables on stainless-steel pedestals. The two individual tables can be replaced with a large one that folds out. By replacing the table legs with shorter ones and using filler cushions, this area can convert to an open-air berth.

Forward Seating Area

At the Q44’s helm, Leon Slikkers had another requirement for Tiara’s designers. The boat had to have space for four passengers, including the captain to travel facing forward and have ease of passage to the cabin door. As a result, there are raised doublewide seats to port and starboard with multi-position footrests just ahead.Outboard of the seats, there are buttons that open and close the power doors and move the seats forward and aft.

The Cellar

A surprise in the sole forward of the co-pilot’s seat is a hatch that opens up a huge storage area. Instead of designing the boat with a small aft cabin, Tiara gave her this locker that is large enough for our 5’8” (1.72 m) test captain to duck down in and close the hatch. The access ladder for the coach roof stores in this area and there are dedicated spots for 5-gallon (19 m) buckets and baskets to hold tools and other accessories used for maintenance.

The Helm

Tiara teamed with Volvo Penta on the Q44, using the engine manufacturer’s Glass Cockpit system that features navigation and engine instrumentation on two Garmin 8212 12” displays.There’s a traditional compass up top and below the screens are the accessory switches and a 12-volt power plug. With the Volvo Penta power, the Tiara Q44 also comes with Volvo IPS Joystick controls that lets the captain drive and dock the boat with the accessory and autopilot. There are electronic traditional shift/throttle controls and Lenco electric trim tabs as well.

The Cabin

The entryway to the Q44’s below decks area is opened with a large door that slides to port. There is a sliding screen that lets in fresh air as well as an overhead deck hatch and two side ports, all of which have screens. The boat also has a 10,000 BTU air conditioning system. In keeping with the boat’s versatile theme, she has a scissor-style berth that opens to create a V-shaped lounge in the bow and closes to sleep two in one berth.Aft to starboard, there’s a mini-galley with a microwave oven and another 2.3-cu. ft. refrigerator and to starboard is a hanging locker. The 29” flatscreen TV is forward and there is a Blu-ray player as well as a pair of speakers and a remote for the Fusion stereo. A large hatch in the sole provides access to the shower sump and other plumbing accessories.


Tiara builds the Q44 with a hand-laid solid fiberglass bottom and balsa coring in the hullsides and deck. The stringers are cored with wood and foam and encapsulated in fiberglass. The hardtop and windshield frame are composite for weight savings and strength. Deck hardware includes six 12” stainless steel cleats and a 1 ¼” diameter stainless steel bow rail.

Electrical Systems

The Q44 has 12-volt DC and 120- and 240-volt AC electrical systems. She’s equipped with an Onan 9 kW diesel generator plus nine batteries, five for engine cranking and four house batteries. There is a 65’ shorepower cord with a power retractor.

Engine Compartment

The engine compartment has an automatic fire extinguishing system, sea strainers and fuel-water separators for the engines and generator and a triple-port oil changing system. The engines are installed on vibration dampening mounts through-bolted to the stringers.


Our test captain drove the boat while standing with the steering wheel and controls and while seated with the joystick and the boat responded smoothly to steering input from each source. For long-distance cruising, just set the speed and trim, have a seat and work the joystick.

Hull and Deck

• Fresh white gelcoat hull and deck

• Hull is painted a Beautiful Dark Steel Blue

• Hull constructed with a gelcoat outer layer, balsa cored hullsides and hand-laid fiberglass using premium resin

• Deck constructed with a gelcoat outer layer, balsa core, and hand-laid fiberglass using
premium resin

• Deck side engine air intake system with built-in step for boarding

• Bronze seacocks on all underwater thru-hull fittings

• Stalon fittings on thru-hull fittings above the waterline

• Tiara custom diamond pattern non-skid deck & cockpit surfaces

• Wood and foam core stringers, encapsulated by hand-laid fiberglass, are integrated to the hull

• Gelcoated & fiberglass lined bilge areas

• Four (4) S.S. opening port lights with screens

• Poly rubrail with 316L S.S. cap

• Six (6) 12" S.S. cleats for lines

• Tiara custom composite hardtop, FRP windshield frame with tempered fwd glass,
& a windshield wiper system with two (2) washer/wipers. Hardtop includes Bomar®
hatches for passive ventilation.

• LED navigation & courtesy lights


•One (1) Bomar® extruded aluminum opening forward deck hatch w/ built-in Ocean Air®
screens & privacy covers

• One-piece welded, 316L S.S. 1 1/4" low pr