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2003 38′ Tiara 3800

2003 38′ Tiara 3800 boat for sale

Model Length:
40 ft
CAD $319,000
Vancouver, BC
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Boat Description

Its commonly known that Tiaras are wonderfully built and eagerly pursued for their seaworthiness and styling. What is not so common is to find a 2003 that is in the exquisitely pristine condition that Caravela is in.

And whats more, she is loaded with upgrades which would attract people who like to fish, and people who just like to cruise. With her wide beam it affords a huge cockpit, about 70 square feet in fact, to move around in or to just lay back with a beverage, enjoy sun and the beautiful anchorage your hunkered into.

Below decks is warm and comfortable, finished in luxurious teak. With the more popular “A” plan she has a huge U shaped settee to starboard, opposite, the galley dominates her elegant single stateroom interior. There’s a separate stall shower in the head to keep the water where it belongs and ease of clean up. And wow! the beautiful teak and holly cabin sole gives the interior the traditional feel found in few other boats.

Servicing the engines is easy. The entire helm deck lifts mechanically to access the large engine space. Of course, for your quick daily checks, there is a hatch next to the helm station to easily access the engines.

One of the really cool ideas that Tiara uses is the prop pockets to reduce the shaft angles, allowing more forward thrust and a more shallow draft, increasing the economy of operation.

You are not going to find a 2003 Tiara 3800 anywhere in better condition than what you will find in Caravela. So, if you are serious about the ideal boat, for cruising and for fishing that is in spectacular condition, you must call us. You will be very happy that you did.


40 ft 9 in
40 ft
Beam Measure:
14 ft 2 in
Bridge Clearance Measure:
9 ft 4 in
22600 lbs Half Load
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Fuel Tanks#:
Fuel Tanks Capacity:
411 Gallons
Fuel Tank Material:
Fresh Water Tanks#:
Fresh Water Tanks Capacity:
110 Gallons
Holding Tanks#:
Holding Tanks Capacity:
40 Gallons


Engine #1

6CTA 8.3
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Engine #2

6CTA 8.3
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First Impressions

As your approaching the boat, you will be impressed by the shine off the gel coat, the result of a professional wash every month and a wax every year.

Stepping aboard is the same. She just sparkles, clear evidence owners who genuinely care about her.

The lower cockpit is huge, about 70 square feet, with a built in transom fold down bench seat and two aft facing seats behind the helm and upper cockpit settee. The upper cockpit is another 75 square feet. This is all protected by a canvas slope back canvas cover from the rigid hardtop to the transom, not to mention the full winter cover that the boat comes with as well.

Below will wow you just as much with her brilliant Plan “A” layout, full galley to port and large U shaped settee to starboard, beautiful teak throughout all in show room condition and about 6′ 5″ headroom.

Domestic Equipment


  • Force 10 110 v. AC model Euro KIera ceramic glass cook top
  • Emerson model MW81025S microwave oven
  • 12 v. Nova Kool model RF57501 front loading refrigerator & freezer
  • Raritan model Icertte ice maker
  • Built in coffee maker

Cabin Heat

  • Marine Air Systems reverse cycle air conditioning / cabin heating system (replaced new 2018)
  • Forward cabin model VCP7K-HV-5MR / 7,000 BTU
  • Main Salon model VCP12K-6MR, 12,000 BTU
  • Systems are raw water cooled

Fresh Water

  • 91 gallon tank beneath salon sole
  • Dual pump system with 12 v DC Flojet VSD 4.5 gpm and Jabsco VSD 5 gpm
  • Hot water 110 AC Seaward model F1100-W / 11 gal. tank

Home Entertainment

  • Insignia 23″ flat screen TV/DVD combo
  • Clarion model XMD1 AM/FM stereo radio, media player, CD player



  • A spacious head with a fully enclosed shower makes clean up a breeze
  • Vaccuflush toilet, uses about a cup of fresh water on each flush
  • Holding tank with a through deck pump out


  • Power seat adjuster
  • Single station Teleflex Seastar Hydraulic system with electronic synchronizer/throttle
  • Teleflex hydraulic steering system with 22′ helm wheel
  • Three separate windshield wipers with wash down
  • Dashboard hinged for easy access to instruments

Navigation Equipment

  • 3 x Raymarine model RL 80c Pathfinder multi-function displays and interfaced with GPS chartplotter, radar and sonar / fishfinder
  • Raymarine RL80CRC Radar
  • Raymarine RL80C chartplotter
  • Raymarine VHF
  • Raymarine ST40 depth sounder
  • Raymarine L1250 fish finder
  • 12 v DC search light with remote to helm


  • Twin Cummins model 6CTA 8.3 /  6 cylinder / turboed / after cooled / 450 hp
  • Turbo and aftercoolers replaced 2018
  • Twin Racor fuel filters 1000 MA
  • Cummins Smart Craft multi function instrument panels
  • Independent fuel gauges to the helm
  •  ZF-IRM 302  Hydraulic Transmissions
  • Trolling valves on both engines
  • Transmission oil pressure gauges
  • “AIR SEP” induction system
  • 2″ stainless steel shafts
  • PSS dripless shaft seals
  • Bronze struts
  • 2 x Nibral 3 blade props 24″ x 30″
  • Bronze rudders on 1 3/4″ stainless steel stock through a Bronze packing gland
  • Rudder angle indicator gauge
  • Electric engine hatch actuators


  • Onan model MDKAV-556388 9 kw genset with Racor fuel filter wet exhaust and water trap muffler and sound shield
  • 2 x hi-output Balmar altinators with Next Step alternator regulators
  • Charles Industries 12/24 volt EMI surge suppressor
  • Replaced inverter (2014)
  • 40 amp battery charger
  • 6 x Gel batteries (all replaced 2014. Vessel very lightly used, about 30 hours per year)
  • Engine and house battery indicators
  • Marinco 30 amp shore power cord as well as a 50 amp cord
  • 2 x Mercury Marine model Quicksilver 18478 A3 50 amp galvanic isolators

Ground Tackle

  • 12 v. Maxwell model 800
  • Delta Plough anchor


  • Fireboy model MA2-700 automatic fire suppression system for engine space
  • 2 x hand held fire extinguishers
  • 2 x Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • 2 x Smoke detectors
  • Air horn replaced 2019
  • Heaving line
  • 3 x Atwood centrifugal 12 v bilge pumps / 2,000 gph
  • Wooden thru-plugs

Dinghy Package

  • Freedom Lift electro-hydraulic davit system with remote for a positive horizontal lift of the dingy.
  • 10.5 foot Highfield aluminum bottom Centre Console Dinghy (new 2018)
  • Yamaha 20 hp outboard
  • Canvas cover


  • 12 volt wash down for the cockpit
  • Transom underwater lighting
  • Wired for Scotty downriggers, both sides of the cockpit
  • Full winter cover $9,000 value
  • Slope back canvas to protect cockpit and helm
  • Drop curtain from rigid hard top to keep the weather out of the upper cockpit and keep the heat in.
  • Bottom paint and zincs annually. Last one done October 2019
  • Dehumidifier and heaters run 24/7 all winter
  • All service invoices available for review
  • All operation manuals included


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.

2003 38′ Tiara 3800

2003 38′ Tiara 3800

2003 38′ Tiara 3800