Tiara 50 Flybridge

Tiara 50 Flybridge

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Piloting a boat from the flybridge helm station adds the bonus of unmatched ocean vistas, but hot, humid weather can be a deterrent to outdoor operation.

Tiara’s 50 Flybridge offers world-class views and Volvo Penta’s IPSII drives and engines.

Piloting a boat from the flybridge helm station adds the bonus of unmatched ocean vistas, but hot, humid weather can be a deterrent to outdoor operation. Add in rain and wind and you could get chased down below—but not aboard Tiara’s new 50 Flybridge. Based on the successful 50 Coupe launched in late 2013, the 50 Flybridge is designed to be encircled with a removable enclosure. When closed off to the elements the helm and passenger space can be shelter from poor weather or blissfully air conditioned. As a case in point, at the 2014 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show where the 50 Flybridge was introduced, that cool upper perch was a favorite spot of show-goers looking to escape the midday heat.

Even better, while underway the captain has complete operational control of the 50 Flybridge while six or more guests can comfortably sit inside. The center-mounted helm station is fully rigged with steering wheel, throttles, shifters and a Garmin 15-inch multi-function display, a mini-version of the Glass Cockpit arrangement on the main-deck helm station. The Glass Cockpit is a collaboration between Garmin and Volvo Penta that gathers all driver information and displays it in one spot. The easy-to-handle, pinch-to-zoom displays give you instant control. (Learn more about the Glass Cockpit at southernboating.com/volvo-penta-glass-cockpit/.

All the settings that you control, including instrument dimming, are carried out concurrently at the helm and the flybridge. With the Glass Cockpit system you get a common, ergonomic design—and interface—for the whole dashboard, with push buttons on the controls and touch buttons on the screens.