• 38'
  • 2002
  • Stuart, Florida, United States
  • $197,000


Sweet Caroline is the Plan A version of the very popular Tiara 38 Open.  The yacht is the perfect family cruising and fishing yacht, featuring a factory hard top, L-lounge, wet bar and fold down transom seat.  The double island berth, forward, has a private entrance into the head and the U-shaped dinette converts to upper and lower berths for additional bedding. The galley is well-planned and well-appointed.  Beneath the factory hardtop with new enclosure, the helm station provides full electronics, 24,000 BTU’s of AC, and L-shaped seating.  A hatch in the center of the floor gives engine room access and, for servicing, the whole floor lifts on electric cylinders.  The cockpit is large and offers a fold-down transom lounge, in-deck fish boxes, a live well and a transom door to the fiberglass swim platform.

  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: TIARA
  • Category: Cruiser
  • Model: Open
  • Model Year: 2002
  • YearBuilt: 2002
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: United States
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 1/0 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 38' 0" (11.58m)
  • LWL: --
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 14' 2" (4.32m)
  • Min Draft: 3' 7" (1.09m)
  • Max Draft: --
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: 28 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: 31 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 22,600 Pounds
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 110 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: 40 Gallons
  • Fuel Capacity: 411 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: N/A
  • Heads: 1
  • Sleeps: N/A
  • State Rooms: 1
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Deck Material: N/A
  • Hull Configuration: N/A
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: N/A
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Caterpillar
  • Model: 3126B
  • Engine Count: Twin
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel

Walk Through

Sweet Caroline is easily boarded from either side of the cockpit via fiberglass steps.  The non-skid deck surface, unique to Tiara, surrounds the yacht on all exterior walkways.  The helm deck lifts electrically for easy access to the engine room.  The helm area, covered by a factory hard top, provides helm seating, an L-lounge and 24,000 Btu’s of A/C in the canvas and isinglass enclosure.  Leading to the lower deck is a central sliding glass door with a retractable screen, allowing fresh air below when desired.  Down a few steps, the galley is on the port side and the U-shaped dinette is starboard.  The Master stateroom is all the way forward and features a double island berth with private entrance to the head and shower.


2 Garmin 7212 touch screen chart plotters, new 2014
Garmin Radar
ICOM M-504 VHF, new
Compass, new 2013
Glendenning synchronizers
RayMarine auto pilot
Spotlight on bow
RayMarine Tridata, depth/speed/temp
New CAT electronic displays, 2008


Fresh and raw water wash-downs
Custom 4-side enclosure, new 2013
Aft sunshade
Dockside water inlet
Electric engine hatch
Navigation lights
Aft fold down transom seat
Windshield washers & wipers
Wet bar and ice maker, new 2015
Marine AC 24,000 BTU’s at helm
Electric helm seat
Transom door
Automatic 40 amp battery charger
Batteries, new 2013
Battery parallel switch
All engine room hoses replaced in 2009
New propellers plus spare set 2014
Bottom painted 2015


Tiara factory hard top with 2 Bomar hatches
Swim platform & ladder
Spreader lights
New cockpit bolsters, new 2015
L-lounge with storage
Cockpit baitwell & storage locker
Electric hatch lifters
Electric front window
4 Rod holders
Rod holders port & starboard
Fish boxes in-deck
Rod holders port & starboard
Glendinning retractable shore cord, 50 amp
Bow pulpit
Maxwell 800 electric windlass


Caterpillar 3126 B, both engines have been up-dated
Onan 9 KW generator (853 hours)
Marine AC 44,000 BTU’s reverse cycle
Racor fuel filters, engines & generator
Two bilge blowers
Three bilge pumps
Bennett trim tabs
Hydraulic steering
Sea strainer & baskets
Dual lever controls
Engine alarms
Emergency engine stops
CO2/Halon (auto/manual) fire system
Twin factory air horns
Holding tank, 40 gal. new 2015
Dripless shaft seals
Freshwater expansion tanks on main engines
Cockpit shower
Fresh water & raw water wash-down outlet


New 26” RCA flat screen TV salon, 2012
New 15” Samsung flat screen TV MS, 2012
Clarion stereo with remote


U-shaped dinette w/seating for 6
Dinette converts to upper/lower berths
Dinette table teak with burl wood inlays
Teak & holly floors
Hanging locker
AC, 12,000 BTU’s
New 26” flat screen TV salon, 2012
Opening port lights
12 & 120 volt lighting
Teak interior
120 volt GFI outlets

Master Stateroom

Double pedestal berth with storage under berth
Hanging locker
New 15” flat screen TV MS, 2012
|Marine AC 7,000 BTU’s
Entrance into head & shower
Vacu-flush head
Exhaust fan
Mirrored vanity and sink
Storage locker
12 & 120 volt lighting
Twin reading lights


Nova Kool refrigerator/freezer, AC/DC
Electric range, 2 burner
Microwave oven
Corian counter top
Built-in coffee maker
Teak storage cabinets
Stainless steel sink
Exhaust fan
Utensil draws
Opening portlights
12 & 120 volt lighting
120 volt GFI outlets

Salesman's Comments

Sweet Caroline has been maintained by an experienced owner who keeps the yacht in excellent condition.  Offered for sale only because the owner is moving to a larger yacht.  The 38’ Tiara is the perfect size for a family cruiser and fishing yacht.