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2008 Tiara Yachts 3800 Open

Norwalk, Connecticut


The Tiara 3800 Open - a timeless blend of luxury and performance on the water. This meticulously crafted yacht embodies elegance and functionality in every detail. With its sleek profile, twin diesel powerhouses and top-tier amenities, it's your ticket to unforgettable adventures. Enjoy a finely appointed cabin, a fully equipped galley and a generous cockpit for socializing or fishing. Its top-notch craftsmanship and seaworthiness make it perfect for cruising or offshore fishing. Please call for a showing.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Tiara Yachts
Model: 3800 Open
Year: 2008
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: SSUR8279J708
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 38'4 ft
Length Overall: 40'9 ft
Beam: 14'2 ft
Max Draft: 3'6 ft
Dry Weight: 22600 lb
Deadrise: 18 deg
Single Berths: 5

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Cummins
  • Model: QSC 8.3 C series
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 490hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade
  • Engine Location: Port
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Year: 2008
  • Engine Hours: 658
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Cummins
  • Model: QSC 8.3 C series
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 490hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade
  • Engine Location: Starboard
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Year: 2008
  • Engine Hours: 658
Total Engine Power: 980hp
Cruising Speed: 28 kn
Maximum Speed: 32 kn


Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 411 gal
Fuel Tank Material: aluminium
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 110 gal
Water Tank Material: Plastic
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 40 gal
Holding Tank Material: Plastic


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Express Cruiser, Sports Cruiser


Jeff Scanlan


Petzolds Norwalk Cove Marina
48 Calf Pasture Beach Road
East Norwalk, Connecticut, US, 06855

Manufacturer Provided Description

The 3800's striking looks conceal rugged construction. Tough beauty, you could say. Here is a boat that can take whatever Mother Nature can dish out, yet retain its composure. Personal comfort abounds, above and below. Power and performance are there, whether just for a day cruise when conditions are perfect, or to make it home safely when the weather takes a nasty turn.

Recent Upgrades
  • All batteries new in 2023; (3) Group 31 engines batteries; (3) Group 31 house batteries
  • New 16,000 BTU Salon AC/Heat unit in 2022
  • New LED lights in interior in 2023
  • Bait well macerator replaced in 2023
  • New VacuFlush pump motor installed in 2023
  • Marine sanitation system refurbished in 2022
  • New EZ2CY helm enclosure in 2020
Deck and Cockpit
  • Bait and live wells
  • Cockpit sink and fish cleaning station
  • Cockpit refrigerator or freezer with controller under seat 
  • Bow pulpit with Maxwell anchor windlass
  • Delta anchor with chain and nylon rode
  • ACR spotlight, remote at helm
  • Swim platform with ladder
  • Hurley davit system for inflatable; brackets removable from platform 
  • Achilles 9'6" inflatable
  • Yamaha 8hp 2-cycle outboard
  • Cockpit lights with remote key fob
  • Transom door
  • Transom shower
  • Dockside water with pressure regulator
  • Fresh and salt water wash downs
  • Fold-up transom bench seat
  • Cockpit coaming padding
  • Canvas mooring cover
Helm Deck
  • Electric dual helm seat with cool air vent from cabin
  • Electrically activated center window
  • Chart cabinet 
  • Multiple cup holders
  • MarineAir reverse cycle AC heat under helm seat
  • Clarion stereo system with (4) speakers and subwoofer; remote at transom
  • Stainless steel destroyer wheel 
  • L-shaped seating with table
  • (2) Overhead opening hatches with shades and screens
  • (3) Windshield wipers and washers
  • Beverage refrigerator
  • Sink with beverage serving station
  • Helm deck seat covers
  • 4-sided Isinglass/canvas enclosure
  • Upper helm windows EZ2CY new in 2020
  • Outrigger base pair on hardtop
  • Halogen spreader lights (2) on hardtop
  •  U-shaped convertible dinette to starboard
  • Converts to sleeping accommodations for two
  • Back cushion of settee flips up to serve as bunk
  • Decorative pillows included
  • Hi-Lo Table
  • LED lighting
  • (2) Reading lamps
  • Samsung flat screen smart tv
  • Bose system with CD and
  • DVD player for interior; (2) Bose speakers and subwoofer
  • Overhead hatch with screen and shade
  • (2) operating portholes with screens and privacy covers
  • Rod storage under salon floor
  • Double stainless steel sink with mixer faucet. Drains directly overboard.
  • Kenyon electric two-burner counter top stove
  • Panasonic microwave
  • Nova Kool RFS7501 front-loader AVC and/or DVC refrigerator/freezer
  • Corian countertops  
  • Solid teak and holly floors
  • Operating porthole with screen and privacy cover
  • Exhaust fan
  • Custom waste receptacle hidden in step
  • Custom bottle storage under sink
  • (3) drawers and ample upper storage cabinets
Master Stateroom and Head
  • Queen pedestal berth forward, hinged for storage access
  • Reverse cycle AC and heat
  • Overhead hatch with shade and screen
  • (2) operating portholes with screens and privacy cover
  • Hanging locker
  • Drawer storage
  • Solid teak interior and teak and holly floor
  • TV and DVD player
  • Reading lamps
  • All bedding included


  • Circular shower enclosure
  • Overhead hatch with screen and shade
  • SeaLand Dometic Vacuflush toilet. Discharges to 40-gallon holding tank
  • Medicine cabinet and mirror
  • Storage under sink
  • Exhaust fan
  • Raytheon navigation electronics include:
  • E120 Chart plotter, radar, sounder
  • DSM 300 digital depth sounder
  • 4kw - 72 mile radar 
  • ST8001 Autopilot
  • ST60 digital depth sounder
  • 240 VHF with external speaker
  • Richie Powerdamp Plus magnetic compass
  • Smartcraft digital engine monitors
Entertainment Systems
  • Clarion stereo and cassette player with four speakers in helm and in cockpit, includes a subwoofer
  • Clarion remote on transom
  • Bose System with CD and DVD player in salon.
  • Two Bose speakers and subwoofer
  • Samsung flat panel smart tv in salon
  • TV and DVD player in stateroom
  • Onan 9kw generator 318 hours
  • Victron Energy, Centaur 50 amp battery charger
  • 12 VDC power supplied by two banks of lead acid batteries with three in each bank. Batteries are secured in acid proof trays port and mid ship in the engine compartment.
  • All six Group 31 batteries new in 2023
  • Distribution panel is circuit breakers. Includes voltage and amp meters 
  • Interior lights converted to LED
  • ACR spotlight, remote at helm
  • Halogen spreader lights on hardtop
  • 50 amp Glendinning Cable Master for shore power cable
  • (3) MarineAir reverse cycle AC/heat units, forward - 8000 BTUs, mid ship - 16,000  BTUs and helm
  • (3) Atwood 2000 electric bilge pumps
  • Shurflo Aqua King domestic water pump
  • Shurflo Blaster 3901-2214 wash down pump
  • Shurflo 4901-6212 bait well pump
  • Shurflo macerator for bait well
  • Reverso oil changing system
  • Twin Cummins QSC 8.3, C series 490hp fully electronic common rail diesels
  • Engine hours: 658
  • Dual lever engine controls
  • SeaStar hydraulic steering
  • FireBoy automatic fire suppression system secured in engine compartment 
  • Kidde portable ABC extinguisher in galley
  • New airhorn with compressor system
  • CO monitor/alarm
  • Oil discharge and MARPOL placards
  • Flares
  • (8) PFDs
  • (4) Fenders
  • (4) Black docking lines
  • The two fuel tanks are aluminum, secured port and starboard beneath the aft section of the cockpit. There are shut-offs at the tanks. System is fitted with fuel filters. Tanks are vented overboard with through deck fills clearly labeled.
  • The water tank is plastic, secured mid ship forward.The tank is vented overboard with through deck fill.
  • The holding tank is plastic, secured mid ship forward in the engine compartment. The tank is vented overboard and discharged with Y-valve selection for overboard or at through deck access.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A 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.
Additional Contact Information
For more information or to schedule a showing call or text Jeff Scanlan at 203 984-3479.