SOLD | 2001 Tiara Yachts 3500 Open
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(SOLD) 2001 Tiara Yachts 3500 Open

UPDATE - SURVEY FINDINGS -This 3500 Open has a somewhat common issue with cored hulls of this vintage - moisture and potential lamination issues on portions of the hull - above the waterline - near the anchor locker drain, primarily on the starboard side. While not catastrophic, a defect that will need to be addressed in coming years. The current owners are willing to consider reasonable offers that will assist the new owners with the future costs associated with repairs.

OTHERWISE Wesley Mae is in amazing condition.

Wesley Mae is an immaculate example of one of Tiara’s most trusted models. The current owners have demonstrated the value of vessel care, maintenance and responsible operation for the past 18 years. A review of detailed service records combined with a meticulous inspection will substantiate these claims.



The Tiara 3500 Open is a highly sought-after express cruiser built by the quality boat builder with a great reputation for quality and engineering. The profile is enhanced by a unique curved reverse transom, with molded transom door and gate, an integrated swim platform and bow pulpit.

With her factory hardtop, this 3500 is a very versatile vessel, equally suited for fishing or an accommodating and comfortable cruiser. If you are considering a yacht in this size range, Wesley Mae is a must see.


  • Manufacturer:Tiara Yachts
  • Model: 3500 Open
  • Year: 2001
  • Category: Power
  • Condition: Used
  • Location: Riva US
  • Vessel Name:Wesley Mae
  • Hull Material:Fiberglass
  • Designer:Tiara Yachts engineering team
  • Make:Cummins
  • Model:6BTA5
  • Engines(s):2
  • Hours:782
  • Engine Type:Inboard
  • Fuel Type:diesel
  • Horsepower:370|horsepower
  • Total Cabins:2
  • Total Berths:1
  • Total Heads:1
  • Length:35 ft
  • Beam:13.25 ft
  • Draft - max:3.33 ft
  • Fuel Tank:360|gallon
  • Fresh Water Tank:70|gallon
  • Holding Tank:360|gallon



General Description

The cockpit on the 3500 Open is comfortable and spacious, and provides plenty of seating options. The helm seat is wide and comfortable, with an aft wet bar with either storage, or an optional ice maker, and an aft-facing seat. The helm itself is the standard Tiara "heads up" fiberglass tilt-away station, with full flush mount electronics capability. To port is an all fiberglass companion door shroud with molded-in navigation chart area and drink holders. The companionway door is an acrylic sliding door with lock and convenient built-in screen. The helm is to starboard with a “heads up” fiberglass tilt away helm station with full flush mount electronics capabilities. The companion seating arrangement features a standard back-to-back configuration with storage and insulated cooler. An optional curved lounge, also with storage and cooler, can replace the back-to-back if desired. The lower cockpit is spacious and an optional transom lounge is also available. lounge with storage can be opted for.

Layout Description

The cabin on the 3500 Open can sleep 5 and features a queen-sized pedestal berth forward with hanging locker and plenty of storage. The large U-shaped lounge is convertible to a dinette, and to a double berth ... and a pullman berth can be raised to provide space for the fifth person aboard. The galley is to the port side and features a Corian countertop, S.S. sink, recessed cooktop, microwave/convection oven, and Subzero refrigerator/freezer. Storage is plentiful. An optional TV/ VCR combination can be placed above the microwave for easy viewing from the dinette. The all fiberglass head features Corian countertop, sink with storage below, mirrored vanity, exhaust fan.

Electrical Description

The electrical system on the 3500 Open features a custom 12V and 120V master distribution panel with Plexiglas door, amp meter, reverse polarity indicator, two30 amp 50' shore power cord with adapter, a two bank 12V battery system(3 batteries for house power and 2 batteries for engine power )with gel cell batteries, and battery charger Wesley Mae has all new gel cell batteries in 2021


An array of safety equipment is standard, including: Cockpit lighting, automatic bilge pumps, hand-held fire extinguishers, Coast Guard safety and medical kit, and the certification from the NMMA, U.S.C.G., and CE (European.)

Mechanical Description

. Standard mechanical features include teleflex steering system with 20" S.S. destroyer wheel, bronze axe head rudders and struts, fresh water cooling, engine room acoustical insulation, and electric dual engine hatch lifters. Wesley Mae has been kept on a lift and shrunk wrapped in the winter.


The 3500 Open features a transferable 5 year limited warranty on the hull. It is constructed with a water barrier outer gelcoat layer and hand-laid fiberglass with a special formulated resin. Wood and foam core stringers are vacuum sealed and encapsulated with handlaid fiberglass and integrated into the hull. Seacocks and all underwater thru-hull fittings are made of bronze, and a hullside exhaust system is used. The 3500 has six custom oval opening port lights with screens for great ventilation and natural light while below deck. The 3500 also has hullside ventilation and gelcoated boot line graphics.

Equipment that CONVEYS with transaction

  • Complete tool kit
  • Spare lamps ,circuit breakers, hardware, etc.
  • 8 fenders - 8 dock lines
  • Westerbeke spares kit
  • Seakits damage control kit
  • Multiple First-Aid Kits and CPR Kits
  • Spare ICOM IC-M602 VHF-programed with proper MMSI #
  • Handheld VHF - Standard Horizon HX 870 - also MMSI programed
  • VA and MD cruising guides
  • Hand held compass
  • Leightning noise blocking ear muffs (while in engine compartment)
  • Mustang survival rescue stick & ResQ Disc
  • Handheld spotlight
  • Multiple shore cord adapters 
  • Jim Buoy commercial life ring
  • Custom boarding hand rail
  • Multiple hoses and control heads
  • SSI 200 quart ice chest
  • 2 aluminum folding deck chairs
  • Spare anchor rode

Additional features and options

  • 3 - 12 volt bilge pumps
  • Marine Air 12000 BTU reverse cycle air conditioning
  • SeaLand Vacu-Flush head
  • 2 Fire and CO detectors in current service limits
  • Cockpit carpet - removable - charcoal color
  • 4 Lee rod holders
  • Custom canvas -front and side enclosures; 5 piece drop curtain; aft curtain; Interior hatch sun block covers.
  • Westerbeke BCDB 5KW generator (272 hours)

DisclaimerThe 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.

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