No Stratoglass or canvas to roll up, air conditioned helm and distinctive lines quickly summarize the popular and efficient Tiara Sovran 3500 hardtop cruiser. Volvo IPS drives coupled with twin D4 300hp diesel engines afford efficient and smooth operation. Joystick operation eases close quarters maneuvering adding to the attractive list of features. This is a clean, low hours Sovran 3500 stored indoors heated offseason. Cockpit and companionway lounge seating in very good condition. Below decks the interior joinery and upholstery shows equally as nice and Tiara quality throughout. An excellent candidate if an under 40, manageable and operated by a couple vessel is on the criterion list. she was recently moved to Traverse City by our staff. The vessel runs very well with no noticeable or apparent issues.
Jay Kraft, CPYB has been in the marine industry over 20 years. Currently one of three Certified Professional Yacht Brokers (CPYB) in the State of Michigan, Bay Breeze Yacht Sales is the factory authorized Nordic Tug dealer for the Great Lakes including Ontario Canada. Bay Breeze also carries in stock AB Inflatables.
Comfortable cockpit seating fore and aft with a removable table is the ideal place to sit underway or at anchor. If the conditions turn, a quick escape to the protected and climate controlled companionway lounge will continue the conversation. Down the five companionway stairs opens up into a beamy and useable area. Galley is to starboard, dinette that converts to a double berth is adjacent to port. The head vanity and shower entrance are immediately aft of the dinette. A nice area made available due to the Volvo IPS drives is a lounge amidship that doubles as a second sleeping berth. Forward is the owners quarters and queen berth with storage underneath, hanging lockers on both port and starboard sides with accompanying storage cabinets above the berth on both sides.
The forward stateroom is cojoined with the main saloon and galley area with a privacy curtain that comes out of the port hanging locker. Two reading lights are located on the forward bulkhead and four overhead illumination lights are found in the headliner. Storage is found underneath the gas strut supported and hinged berth deck, two hanging lockers and two upper cabinets on each side of the berth. ventilation is provided naturally through the hatch overhead or the easily reached AC thermostat control panel. The starboard mounted 19" flat screen and DVD player are great for movies, sports or politics for healthy conversations. The smoke detector and CO2 detectors are easily reached and accessible when its time to change the batteries.
The salon is the focal point below decks of the 3500. Full width across bring the dinette and galley together working well for serving food to the dinette table or to the upper companionway lounge. Two opposing opening and screened ports allow great cross ventilation and compliment the hatch forward. Four overhead illumination lights brighten the area with spot lighting under the galley and dinette area. the AD and DC distribution panel is easily accessed for componentry and equipment switches.
The galley is a straight forward, functional and efficient design and everything needed for an express cruiser needs. Located on the starboard side, the single stainless bowl sink is deep and large enough to wash common boat pots and pans and covered with the flush Corian tip when not in use. Counter top space is generous with plenty of area to prepare and serve meals. Two upper storage cabinets provide excellent access for sundries or galley utensils. Two lower large drawers below the counter will accommodate an array of galley ware and serving utensils. The combo fridge and freezer are to the right under counter and large enough for extended weekends and cruising weeks. A waste receptacle is beneath two flush covers for easy removal when full.
The Sovran 3500 helm offers excellent access to all electronics and componentry switches. The powered helm seat moves forward far enough to keep within reach of vital controls while underway. An integrated footrest is located on the lower console area under the wheel. The helms close proximity to the companionway lounge keeps communication and socializing easy. Storage is found underneath the helm seat and forward of the companionway lounge. The ships DC switches are conveniently located under the aft lounge seat.
The mid-ship lounge and guest berth are found solely because of the Volvo IPS system. It can also purpose as a daybed and a great place for the kids to hang out and watch a movie or play a board game. Storage is found aft with shelves and a small cubby hole on each side of the berth. Makes a great "garage" for storage if no one is anticipated onboard.
The head and vanity on the 3500 are separate with the vanity first as you enter and the shower and head. A large mirror from vanity to headliner with storage behind serving as a medicine cabinet Considered a "wet head" with the shower and commode being in the same area, but with the vanity separate, its a nice feature when
Access to the Volvo IPS 400's is easy through the day hatch for quick inspections and fluid checks located in the cockpit floor or the powered actuators lifting the entire aft hatch area for more detailed engine room maintenance. Access is very good with all major componentry accessible and easily reached including batteries, strainers, bilge pumps and the IPS reverse gear. A nicely arranged engine room encourages owner maintenance or ease for a technician.
A good deck layout is simple yet functional, secure in a way to provide good and abundant hand holds with sure footing and ease of passage fore and aft. The 3500 Sovran hits that mark. From stem to stern simple and functional translates to an easily managed deck and cockpit from Captain to crew. Foredeck work setting the anchor or tending bow lines is aided with the security of the 1" stainless bow rail. Operating the Maxwell windlass from the foredeck solely from the bow is possible with the covered and separate foot operated switches. Transitioning aft from the bow is aided by the bow rail that runs aft amidship. Excellent grab rails wrap around both sides and aft of the hardtop. Stepping into the cockpit is aided with molded steps from the side decks. The starboard stern boarding gate hinges closed to contain kids or pets in the cockpit. A step down onto the large swim platform makes dinghy boarding and steps to a finger pier uneventful. The telescoping boarding ladder hidden under a hatch is easily accessed and deployed for swimming.
Bay Breeze Yacht Sales offers the details of this vessel in good faith representation but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A prospective buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
12935 West Bay Shore Drive
Traverse City, MI 49684