The 4300 Tiara open offers the perfect blend of cruising and fishing yacht and Sea la Vie is unmatched in options. From her state of the art Garmin electronics package, helm climate control, and larger Onan 11.5 Kw Genset she has it all. Custom built for a knowledgable yachtsman she is one of the few to have the $45k Cummins Pod UPGRADE option. This will make docking and maneuvering an absolute breeze in even the worst of conditions and allow for stress-free boating. Need to slow down and take a break or leave the helm? No problem stop the boat and engage the "Skyhook" feature, this will hold the boat in position while you setup dock lines, use the head, or help others on the board. When you are ready to dock the "Joystick" allows you to effortlessly move the boat sideways, forwards, backwards, and spin on a dime no matter the conditions.
When you step aboard Sea la Vie the first thing you will notice is the large cockpit. There is plenty of room for fishing, diving and dining thanks to the teak table and swim platform with ladder. The tackle and storage area is to starboard while cockpit seating is to port. For additional seating the transom has a built-in flip down bench seat that easily stores when not in use. To both port and starboard, there are oversized insulated fish boxes with macerators to keep your catch or drinks fresh and cold and make clean up a breeze. Shore power is provided with a 50 amp shore cord that is easily accessed on the port side and easy to handle thanks to the Glendening cable master. She has both fresh and saltwater washdowns located on the starboard side as well as dock water hook up.
As you walk up the steps to the helm area you will find a large bench seat to port while the starboard side offers an oversized Stidd helm chair and wet bar. The port bench seat swivels and allows the copilot to face forward while cruising and watch the world go by at a blistering 29 knots. This area is climate controlled with the help of 32k btu's of air conditioning to help with those warm summer days. Navigating has never been easier with the integrated Garmin electronics suite featuring twin 15" displays, HD radar, Chirp sounder, engine room camera, and Autopilot.
Moving down below there is a screen door in addition to the large sliding glass door that allows in plenty of light. You will notice the dark brown Amtico floors accenting the book matched teak interior woodwork. Sea la Vie is both elegant and functional with her expansive interior space. To starboard is the galley complete with Corian counters, under-mount stainless steel sink, two-burner stove, convection microwave oven, and drawer-style refrigerator/freezers with a built-in ice maker. Adjacent the galley on the port side is the dinette and teak table perfect for relaxing and watching TV or enjoying a great meal. The table drops to make an additional double bunk and the seatback swings up to make a long Pullman berth. The amount of storage under these seats is incredible and it is easy to access. Both the salon and galley have portlights brightening up the space with natural light.
Moving just forward to port is the guest stateroom with over/under bunks with innerspring matresses and nice hanging locker. You will also notice the portlight over the top bunk bringing in natural light to this already great space.
Across the companionway to starboard is the large head with a walk-in shower with optional portlight. Access is granted directly through the salon as well as the master stateroom forward. You will notice Corian counters, linen storage, and the Vacuflush toilet.
Now moving more forward you find the master stateroom with a centerline island queen bed and built-in drawers below. The cedar-lined hanging locker is to starboard while the TV is to port. Additional storage runs the hull side both to port and starboard and is finished out in the book matched teak like the rest of the boat.
Hull and Exterior
She has a custom blue painted hull to help her stand out in a crowd and is topped with tournament hardtop and rocket launcher. The bow rails and all hardware are made of high-quality stainless steel as well as the anchor. At night you will really appreciate the LED lighting which can be changed from red, white, and blue at the touch of a button not to mention the (5) Macris underwater lights to light up the night.
Access to the engines is via the hatch at the helm or through the cockpit by lifting the whole helm electrically. There is plenty of room to work on and inspect the systems with great visibility. The generator is an oversized 11.5 kw Onan with just 250 hours located aft between the twin Cummins QSC 600 hp engines. All wiring has been well planned out and is easy to follow and understand. Sea La Vie is exceptionally clean here too.