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2008 Tiara Yachts 3900 Sovran

Northport, New York


 Tiara Quality - Joystick Piloting - Low Hours

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This Sovran continues the Tiara Yachts tradition of quality and engineering that takes full advantage of Volvo IPS technology, including the new IPS joystick control for superior handling, noise and fume reduction, and fuel efficiency. The full complement of IPS technology delivers 360-degree direction control at your fingertips.  Its living space is well thought out and fitted out with traditional Tiara Yachts attention to quality, seaworthiness and lasting value.

The Tiara 3900 Sovran can easily be handled by a cruising couple and yet can also accommodate when the whole gang comes onboard. 

The cabin is full of match grained teak. The salon is open and bright even considering the extensive use of teak on the cabinetry, sides and flooring. Two floor hatches offer access to tanks and other systems. To port is a dinette with a gorgeous inlaid dining table before a three-seat couch. The seatback lifts and hooks on straps to make a single berth while the seat cushion makes a second berth. 

There are three storage lockers over the dining area along with two very serious looking opening Bomar port holes. These are the real thing with thick frames and screw down dogs. There is also a cedar-lined hanging locker in the salon with the fire extinguisher inside.

The galley is on the starboard side with a very big expanse of counter space when all the filters are in place. It's a composite top with a Kenyon two-burner stove top, trash container and a very large, round stainless-steel sink, all with fillers. Overhead are four lockers including one which carries the waste tank level indicator. Fiddles along the hull side past the two Bomar port holes keep your spices from sliding around. This is a great galley for the size of this boat.

The forward or master statement carries on that elegant curved design, this time with rolling door panels on tracks that have a locking foot release.  There is a big Bomar deck hatch with screens to let in lots of daylight, side lockers and a big drawer underneath the berth. The berth also lifts for large item storage, giving a place to store cushions like the one that goes to the cockpit as a filler to make up another sleeping area.

There is an open mid-cabin which includes a Bose sound system and a flat screen television, but the highlight here is the electric couch mechanism; press a button and it slides slowly forward to make up another big double berth. There is storage under the seat cushions and although the area is fairly low, it makes a comfortable conversation pit. 

There's a single head one step down from the salon floor level. The door has a magnetic latch to hold it open and the head enjoys about 6' 4' of height. It's equipped with a very nice vessel sink and a perfectly positioned shaving or make-up mirror on the bulkhead. Again, there is an opening Bomar hatch, plus a vacuum flush head, lots of elegant teak trim and very nice hardware and faucets.

The shower stall has a clear acrylic door. There's a seat as well as standing headroom and three big handrails in case the boat is rocking when you're trying to have a shower.

Moving outside, there is a hand-held shower with hot and cold running water at the transom by the swim platform. The boat is seriously equipped for salt water use and has an aggressive, diamond-patterned nonskid floor, although the test boat also had removable carpeting which adds comfort. The wide side decks are the same diamond nonskid pattern to facilitate going forward. If you're stepping onboard from the side, you can grab a cabin-mounted handrail, but most people will prefer to step on the swim platform from a floating dock.

Tiara includes a generous trunk in the transom with storage for lines and fenders as well as the fresh and the raw water wash down. Electrical connections are on the port side along with Glendinning cable masters. The lid has a gasket to make sure that water doesn't intrude.  The front deck features a moulded-in pulpit with remote control spotlight, Danforth anchor, big cleats and an anchor locker, all surrounded by a fully welded stainless-steel bow rail.

There is a sun pad on the deck for tanning and we were impressed by the three huge windshield wipers. The cabin glass areas are quite large. We also appreciated the huge engine room vents in the sides and the little touches like the cabin roof handrail being white instead of stainless steel so as not to detract from the styling.

To ward off reflections in those big windshield sections, the dashboard top is finished in black and the center windshield section opens electrically; an overhead hatch increases cockpit and helm ventilation.

The helm seat is electric and has a very long range of travel. Adding to driver comfort is a two-level foot rest for standing or sitting and the large glass areas give a panoramic view in all directions.

The performance was strong too. The Tiara 3900 Sovran gets on plane quickly and does not point skyward offering great visibility, even driving from a seated position. 

The companion seat is high to give passengers a great view, there’s a removable table for the companion side too; Tiara has placed Imtra LED overhead and foot lighting throughout the boat for convenience and safety.

From the bridge level, it’s down a step to the cockpit by the refreshment center. This has a Nova Kool refrigerator, a sink, trash area and more.

Overall, this is a comfortable, well laid out boat for a couple that can be easily be converted to sleep two adults in the mid cabin, two more in the salon and two more adults under the stern curtain, if you wanted a full house. 

The Tiara 3900 Sovran is easy to handle thanks to the Volvo Penta IPS and joystick docking, so two people can manage it easily and the turn of speed puts distant anchorages within easy range.

This boat is on land under clear shrinkwrap and we welcome you to see your next boat.  Just contact us to make an appointment.


Basic Boat Info

Make: Tiara Yachts
Model: 3900 Sovran
Year: 2008
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: SSUMA072K708
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 39 ft
Length Overall: 41'9 ft
Beam: 13'11 ft
Max Draft: 3'5 ft
Dry Weight: 23000 lb
Deadrise: 15 deg

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: IPS 500
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 370hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Location: Port
  • Drive Type: Pod
  • Year: 2008
  • Engine Hours: 548
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: IPS 500
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 370hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Location: Starboard
  • Drive Type: Pod
  • Year: 2008
  • Engine Hours: 548
Total Engine Power: 740hp


Fuel Tank Capacity: 300 gal
Water Tank Capacity: 102 gal
Holding Tank Capacity: 38 gal


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Pod
Boat Class: Express Cruiser


Peter Atlas
Long Island Marine Group


Long Island Marine Group
81 Ft. Salonga Road W.
Northport, NY, US, 11768


Hull, Deck, and Upper Cockpit

  • 32,000 BTU cockpit A/C
  • White deck and hull
  • Tiara custom diamond pattern non-skid deck and cockpit surfaces
  • Constructed with a gelcoat outer layer with fiberglass skinned and infused with AME 6000 premium vinylester resin using closed mold technology
  • Balsa cored deck and hullsides
  • Wood and foam core stringers enclosed with fiberglass and integrated to the hull
  • Bronze seacocks on all underwater thru-hull fittings
  • Molded-in hullside engine room ventilation
  • Black Imron bootline with gold accent
  • Five (5) stainless steel molded-in, recessed opening portlights with privacy inserts
  • Two (2) cast aluminum and acrylic forward deck hatches with adjusters and built-in Ocean
  • Air screens and privacy covers
  • Molded-in fiberglass pulpit with S.S. roller
  • One-piece welded 316L S.S. bow rail with pulpit and staff
  • Beige and Buckskin cockpit seats
  • Forward deck sun pad / white with cover
  • Ice Maker
  • Flush forward anchor rode locker with overboard drain
  • Automatic rope/chain anchor windlass system with operation from foredeck foot pedal and
  • remote switch at helm
  • One (1) 10" foredeck cleat
  • Four (4) 12"cleats for bow and stern lines
  • Two (2) 10" cleats for spring lines
  • Tiara custom composite windshield integrated into the standard hardtop with tempered
  • safety glass, safety handrails, power opening center section, and 3 washer/wipers
  • Tiara custom composite hardtop integrated with the windshield. Includes solid side glass
  • enclosures, aft curtain, 1 hatch with built-in Ocean Air screens and privacy covers, and
  • red and white LED lighting. Aft curtain includes a zippered entryway.
  • Tiara hinged helm console with digital engine monitoring displays, recessed cup holder,
  • 12V accessory outlet, and mahogany steering wheel
  • Centerline entry to salon with acrylic sliding companionway door, screen door, and privacy
  • cover
  • Helm seat electrically actuated fore and aft with storage below
  • Upper cockpit wet bar including sink with cup holders, refrigerator, and 120V outlet
  • Portside navigation center including chart storage with white acrylic lid and cup holders
  • Curved companion lounge with table and cup holders
  • AM/FM/CD stereo system with remote, amp, subwoofer, 4 speakers (2 in hardtop
  • and 2 in aft cockpit). Includes Clarion iPod interface.
  • Raw water washdown for anchor

Lower Cockpit

  • Carpet
  • Engine room access day hatch
  • Actuated cockpit floor with insulated fiberglass liner for engine room access
  • Aft facing seating
  • Wrap around lounge with removable table, sun pad conversion, cup holders, and storage
  • below
  • Molded-in steps to deck walkways
  • Cockpit coaming bolsters
  • Cockpit LED courtesy lights
  • Custom sun shade

Lounge and Theater Room

  • Lounge seating fore and aft extending length of the room - filler cushion to convert for sleeping  using privacy curtain to enclose.
  • 26" flat screen LCD TV with speakers integrated with media/entertainment system
  • Ultra leater is almond
  • Lounge theater filler cushion


  • Corian countertop 
  • One (1) S.S. undermount sinks with Corian cover and hot/cold water faucet
  • Upper and lower cabinet storage
  • Recessed two (2) burner ceramic cooktop with Corian cover
  • Microwave oven
  • NovaKool AC/DC refrigerator/freezer, wired DC
  • Storage for cooktop and sink covers
  • Stove top exhaust fan
  • Waste basket

Master Stateroom

  • Curved sliding teak doors separate the master stateroom from the salon
  • Manually actuated pedestal berth with inner spring mattress and drawer storage below
  • Port and starboard overhead storage cabinets
  • Two (2) reading lights, independently switched
  • Cedar lined hanging lockers, port and starboard
  • 15" flat screen LCD TV (wired DC)
  • Marine Air Systems 7,000 BTU air conditioner with reverse cycle heat

Master Head

  • Macerator for heads
  • Full frame door with entry from the salon
  • Fiberglass stall shower with glass shower door
  • Corian vanity countertop with clear glass vessel sink
  • Lighted upper medicine cabinet with mirror
  • Linen cabinet inboart with self storage
  • Teak and holly inlay floor
  • Vacuflush toilet
  • Air conditioning discharge/vent
  • Exhaust fan
  • GFI protected outlets


Mechanical and Deck Equipment

Instrumentation, Safety and Equipment

  • Volvo Joystick controller upgraded in (2019)
  • Onan 11.5kw (680 hours) diesel generator with sound shield and helm indicator
  • Volvo Engine Aftercoolers last inspected/serviced in (2023)
  • IPS Pod line cutters installed (2020)
  • Tiara custom 12V DC and 120V/240V AC electrical system with DC master distribution panel in the cockpit
  • Air conditioning and reverse cycle heat (3 units) including cockpit zone
  • Maxwell windlass 30' chain - 150 nylon rode
  • Canvas replaced (2021) including new cockpit privacy shade
  • Battery Charger new in (2020)
  • Fresh and saltwater washdown
  • One (1) 120V/240V aC 50 amp 65' dockside power cord with Glendinning Cablemaster recoiler
  • Cable TV and phone inlets and outlets with 65' dockside power cord, located port aft
  • 12V 2 bank battery system with batteries and battery switches (3 engine batteries and 4 house batteries) replaced in (2023)
  • Battery panel system
  • Electrical bonding system
  • Zincs - transom, trim tabs, and drive units
  • Underwater lights (3 colors - 3 settings)
  • Volvo electronic engine controls and steering system with 17.5" mahogany wheel
  • Volvo IPS joystick control
  • Volvo digital engine monitoring system (single display) includes fuel level and rudder angle
  • indicators. Separate volt meters for engine and house batteries.
  • High output 115 amp alternators (2) with internal regulators
  • Engine room acoustical insulation with overhead fiberglass liner and 12V fluorescent
  • lighting
  • Racor fuel filters/water separators for engines and generator
  • Raw water intake strainers on engines
  • Vibration mounts for engines and generator
  • Oil changing system - main engines and generator
  • Three (3) automatic/manual bilge pumps with monitors at helm, 2000 GPH each: 1 forward, 1 mid, and 1 aft
  • Composite fuel tank, total capacity 300 gallons with in-line fuel vent filters
  • Fresh water tank, 102 gallons
  • Fresh water pressure system with Shurflo variable speed pump
  • Dockside water inlet, aft
  • Water heater, 11 gallons
  • Holding tank, 38 gallons, with deck discharge and holding tank vent filter
  • Fresh water tank/holding tank monitor
  • Dual air horn
  • FE-241 fire extinguisher system for engine room 
  • Two (2) carbon monoxide detectors
  • Dual Volvo displays
  • U.S.C.G. and International navigation lighting


Navigation and Electronics
  • Ritchie 4 1/2" SS-2000 Navigator compass
  • Dual Raymarine Chartplotter MFD E-120 Displays
  • Raymarine Radar
  • Raymarine Fishfinder Sonar
  • Raymarine Autopilot ST-8002
  • Raymarine VHF Radio
  • Stereo system w/ speakers in/out
  • Flatscreen TVs (2)



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.