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35' 2001 Tiara Yachts 3500 Open


35 ft 3500 Open

The Tiara 3500 Open was a next generation with groundbreaking design and function in its day. The profile is enhanced by a unique curved reverse transom, with molded transom door and gate, and integrated swim platform and bow pulpit. Cockpit seating includes a double-wide back-to-back helm seat, as well as L-shape companion seat with removable forward filler seat. Below deck, the interior is large and comfortable, with headroom that is 6’6″ in the salon, and 6’4″ at the foot of the queen-sized pedestal berth in the master stateroom. The salon includes a starboard 7’4″ lounge – convertible to a dinette – and/or a double berth (the lounge backrest also flips up to make a pullman-style berth. Opposite the lounge is an ample galley, and a spacious all-in-one head and molded fiberglass shower. This Tiara 3500 Open has been professionally maintained and its current owner is ready for his next yacht. Contacts us today to schedule a private showing.

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Print Specifications


Manufacturer: Tiara Yachts
Model: 3500 Open
Year: 2001
Category: Cruisers
Condition: Used
Available in US Waters: --
Location: Miami Florida United States
Vessel Name: Utopia
Boat Type: Power
Speed (max): 35.5 kn
Cruise Speed (max): 27.2 kn
Range: 289 NMI
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Designer: Tiara Yachts
Flag of Registry: --
Days On The Market:
Length: 35' - 10.67 m
Beam: 13' 3"
Displacement: --
Dry Weight: --
Draft (min): "
Draft (max): 3' 4"
Bridge Clearance: "
Engine Count: 2
Engine 1
Make: Cummins
Model: 6BTA 5.9M3
Type: Inboard
Year: 2001
Fuel Type: Diesel
Hours: 1531.00
Power: 370.00hp | 275.91kw
Drive Type: Direct
Engine 2
Make: Cummins
Model: 6BTA 5.9M3
Type: Inboard
Year: 2001
Fuel Type: Diesel
Hours: 1641.00
Power: 370.00hp | 275.91kw
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel Tank: 180 gallons - Diesel
Fresh Water Tank: 70 gallons
Holding Tank: 30 gallons
Total Cabins: 1
Double Berths: 2
Single Berths: 1
V Berths: --
Total Sleeps: --
Total Heads: 1
Crew Cabins: --
Crew Sleeps: --
Crew Mess: --

Comments & Updates


  • Buffed and Waxed
  • Engine Room Detailed
  • Cabin Cleaned


  • Port turbo compression housing replaced
  • New Aft Bilge pump
  • New Spotlight
  • Buff, Waxed & Detailed 03/2017
  • Ran engine, injector, and valve cleaner through stb engine  
  • Install new alternator on port engine  
  • Repair and strengthen baitwell cover, reinstall  
  • New Window actuator
  • Replace clamps on multiple hoses, including generator exhaust and engine exhaust hoses  
  • Install new engine air filters  
  • Clean engine room, paint touch up where needed, etc. 
  • Replace transmission oil both engines
  • Install new raw water pump kit (rebuilt) for stb engine  
  • Installed new stb forward battery 


  • Compound, Wax & Detailed – January
  • Fire Suppresion Re-certified
  • Engines Primed & Painted
  • New Water Pump – Port Engine
  • Port Forward Outboard Motor Mount Replaced
  • Engines Aligned
  • Shaft & Tap Zincs Replaced
  • Racor Bowls Serviced
  • Thru-hulls Lubed & Exercised
  • Generator Exhaust Hose Replaced
  • Installed new windlass - hardware and electric  
  • Replace duck valves on head pump, service unit, unclog and make operational.  Psi now holding  
  • Replaced hardware for transom ladder lock 
  • Replace capacitor on AC 
  • Recaulk sending unit on holding tank  
  • Install new VHF antennae  
  • Install new charcoal filter for holding tank  
  • Seal helm and companion seats leaking into engine hatch 
  • Stb engine back flushed, replaced cooling fluid on both port and stb, replaced impellers on both port and stb  
  • Stb engine replace/repair hose to water tank leaking  
  • Replace all fuel and oil filters, change oil, cleaned both racors  
  • Replace port engine room light  
  • Cleared drain lines for fuel inpsection and smaller engine inspection hatches 
  • Repaired oil changing pump, replaced impeller 


  • Compound, Wax & Detail – April
  • Engine Room Cleaned & Detailed
  • Bottom Paint & Zincs – March
  • Volt & Temp Gauges Calibrated
  • Port RPM Sending Unit Replaced


  • (3) New Deka House Batteries – December
  • New Port Engine Thermostat
  • New Port Engine Oil Pressure Sending Unit
  • Rebuilt Both Alternators
  • Replace Both Engine Impellers – November
  • Heat Exchangers & Aftercoolers Serviced
  • New ICOM VHF
  • Halon System Recertified
  • Fuel Tanks Cleaned & Serviced
  • New Hoses and Clamps throughout
  • Oil, Filters, Fuel, Zincs on Mains  and Generator
  • New Running & Steaming Lights
  • New Upholstery and Bolsters
  • Radar Serviced


  • Painted Arch & Windshield
  • New Cockpit Speakers (4)
  • New Custom Helm Dash


  • New MarineAir Upgraded to 16,000 BTU  Cooling & Heating
  • New Evaporator Coil on Fridge


  • New Injectors (12)
  • Heat Exchangers sent out to Broward Radiator for Service

Performance Results


Hull & Deck Features

  • Bimini Top
  • Coast Guard-Approved Safety Package
  • Stainless Steel Cleats (6) 
  • Hawse Pipes aft for aft cleants (2)
  • Navigation Lights
  • Maxwell Windlass (Electric)
  • Windshield Washers & Wipers
  • Non-skid diamond shape decking
  • Engine Room Access - Day Hatch & Full floor lift with dual rams 
  • Extended Swim Platform

Mechanical & Electrical Features

  • Hydraulic Engine Room Hatch
  • Twin Cummins 6BTA 5.9L-M3 (1532 Port 1641 Stb)
  • ZF Tranmsissions Model IRM220
  • Engine Day Access Hatch
  • Automatic Fire Suppression System (Recertified 2016)
  • Bilge Pumps
  • Bilge Blower System
  • Engine Synchronizer System
  • Hydraulic Steering System
  • Trim Tab System
  • Oil Change System
  • Racor Fuel Filters
  • Fuel Shut-off Valves
  • Low Oil Pressure and High Temp Engine Alarms
  • Air Conditioning and Heating, 16,000 BTU UPGRADED from 12,000 BTU in 2012
  • Overboard Discharge w/Holding Tank and Macerator
  • 12VDC/120 VAC Systems
  • Generator,Westerbeke 5.0 KW (785 hours)
  • Dual 30 Amp Shore with splitter and (1) Cord
  • Battery Charger
  • Batteries
  • Battery Shut Off and Parallel Switches
  • Hot Water Heater
  • Windlass System
  • Water and Waste Level Indicator

Cockpit & Fishing Features

  • Port L-shape Lounger
    • Storage Below
    • Removable Jump Seat
  • Aft Bench Seat with Storage
  • Fish Box with Macerator
  • Engine Room Access
  • Molded in Boarding Steps
  • Coaming Bolsters
  • Courtesy Lighting
  • Transom Entry Door
  • Shower, Hot and Cold

Salon Features

  • Tinted Entry Sliding Door with Screen Door
  • Settee/Dinette, U Shaped Leather w/ Storage Below
  • Table, Adjustable
  • Teak and Holly Sole
  • Panasonic TV with VHS
  • Companionway Stairs with Teak Hardwood Tread
  • Storage and DC Panel Access under Steps
  • Tiara Electrical Panel
  • Forward Bulkhead with Privacy Door
  • Overhead Lighting
  • Opening SS Port Lights (2) w/Screens
  • Overhead Hatch w/Shade

Galley Features

  • Teak Cabinetry
  • Refrigerator and Freezer
  • Stove, Electric Double Burner with Cover
  • Microwave
  • Corian Counter Tops
  • Integral Sink w/Cover
  • Upper and Lower Storage Cabinets
  • Overhead Lighting
  • Opening SS Port Light w/Screen
  • Overhead Hatch w/Shade
  • Dockside and Water Pressure

Head Features

  • Stand-up Head w/Shower Curtain
  • Vanity w/Storage
  • Corian Counter Top with Integral Sink
  • Mirrored Medicine Cabinet
  • VacuFlush Toilet
  • Exhaust Fan
  • Privacy Door

Master Stateroom Features

  • Centerline Berth w/Storage Below
  • Bedspread and Shams
  • Mirrored Headboard
  • Hanging Locker, Cedar Lighted
  • Storage Cabinet w/Shelves
  • Teak and Holly Sole
  • Reading Lights
  • Opening SS Port Lights (2) w/Screen
  • Overhead Hatch w/Shade
  • Privacy Door

Helm & Electronics Features

  • Destroyer 24" Stainless Steel Wheel
  • Foot Rest
  • Main Fuse Panel
  • Helm Air Vent
  • Rocker Switches
  • Custom Dash Panel (New 2014)
  • SIMRAD AP11 Auto Pilot
  • ICOM IC-M504 VHF
  • Garmin 4212 Chartplotter & Fishfinder
  • Garmin 1kW Transducer - Thruhull
  • Furuno 1761 Radar Open Array 4kW 48 Mile
  • Panasonic 13' color TV w/built in VCR
  • Clarion XMD1 AM/FM/CD
    • Amplifier
    • Remoter Control at Helm
    • Auxiliary Phone or MP3 Plug
    • Speakers (4) New 2013

Boattest.com Review

Tiara 3500 Open Captain's Report

A New Look For Tiara's 3500 Open!

If you’re looking for a versatile cruiser in the 35 express class of boats and you want quality as well as seaworthiness, then take a look at Tiara’s 3500 Open. It features new sloping sheer lines, a great layout, and superb fit and finish to produce a great cruising vessel that is seaworthy, comfortable, and versatile.

With its 35’6” length overall and its solid deep vee hull design, the Tiara 3500 Open charges across the open water with confidence and grace. The express style hull coupled with the sloping sheer lines give the 3500 Open a distinct profile that is commended and respected out on the water.

The integrated bow pulpit with anchor roller makes anchoring easy and adds to the attractive style of the boat. There’s a large anchor locker forward for line or chain and the walkways down each side are non-skidded and protected by high bow rails for added security. 

The deck hatches are low in profile and provide light for the cabin interior. The hatches are neatly placed in the foredeck, which is large and great for sunning or handling lines. 

The windshield provides for good lines of sight both fore and aft while navigating, and the integral hardtop affords great protection from the elements and adds to the seaworthiness of this craft. There’s even a windshield vent to keep things cool while underway. 

The helm is well laid out with controls, gauges, and optional electronics being within easy range. The helm features an electric helm seats that’s perfect for sitting or standing when operating the boat. 

In the sole of the bridge deck you’ll find an engine room access hatch that’s convenient for quick sight checks while underway. To port there’s an L-shaped lounge seat for guests and crew alike, and just aft of the helm is a convenient wet bar with sink and ice maker beneath to prepare all your favorite beverages. 

The cockpit features a comfortable aft bench with storage beneath, non-skid gunnels with flush mount rod holders, washdowns, a wide transom door for swim platform access, and integrated dive ladder. 

The salon seating is great for entertaining and it converts into an upper single and lower double berth when staying aboard. The galley is opposite the settee and features great storage and convenience when preparing meals or snacks. The master berth is forward and placed diagonally for additional leg room and comfort. The head is full sized and features a vanity and shower stall.

With a wide beam of 13’3” and a weight of 14,000 lbs the 3500 Open is a rugged cruiser that will enable you to cruise to your destination in style while providing safety and comfort. The additional hardtop provides for great weather protection and adds to the offshore capability of this boat.

On our test runs we recorded a top speed of 36 mph with the pair of Cummins 370 Diamond Series diesels. Best cruise was determined to be 25.2 mph giving us a range of nearly 400 miles based on the 360 gallon fuel cell. Our test conditions were rather rough yet the 3500 showed no stress or concern for the high winds and large seas that we encountered while testing. 

Capt. Matt Barkley

Test Captain, Senior Editor

Tiara 3500 Open Test Result Highlights 

  • Tested power is 2 x 370-hp Cummins 370B diesel inboards.
  • Top speed for the Tiara 3500 Open is 36.0 mph (57.9 kph), burning 35.1 gallons per hour (gph) or 132.85 liters per hour (lph).
  •  Best cruise for the Tiara 3500 Open is 25.2 mph (40.6 kph), and the boat gets 1.22 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.52 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 397 miles (638.91 kilometers).


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.