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Power & Motor Yacht - - IN THIS ISSUE - —Ja­son Y. Wood Sirena Marine, +90 0212 219 7474; sire­na­ma­rine.com.tr

Sirena 64 Princess 40M Ax­opar 37 Sport Cabin PLUS: Lexus Sport Yacht 42, Bagli­etto MV19

Does the world need an­other 64-foot mo­to­ry­acht? There are those who would an­swer that ques­tion by say­ing, The seg­ment is re­ally cov­ered quite well, thank you very much. In­deed most large boat­builders in the world, rang­ing from Taiwan and Aus­tralia, to Italy and France, to right here in Amer­ica, all con­trib­ute to this mar­ket.

There are sev­eral good rea­sons for that kind of an­swer, es­pe­cially if you look at what’s rep­re­sent­ing the class. These are big boats that can take a full com­ple­ment of fam­ily and friends on board, yet are man­age­able by owner-op­er­a­tors. You’ll find top­notch ac­com­mo­da­tions such as spa­cious amid­ships masters, nicely fin­ished guest state­rooms, ca­pa­cious en­gine rooms, big saloons with ded­i­cated din­ing ar­eas, and huge flying bridges. One telling fea­ture: The fore­deck area is a stand­alone so­cial space, with sun­pads and a wide set­tee across the base of the wind­shield. These de­signs pay at­ten­tion to the way su­pery­achts blow peo­ple’s minds, then adapt the ideas to a smaller foot­print.

Speaking of pay­ing at­ten­tion, Sirena Marine is a di­vi­sion of a Turk­ish con­glom­er­ate that builds the Azuree and Eu­pho­ria sail­boat lines. (The par­ent com­pany also op­er­ates in the au­to­mo­tive and rail­way sec­tors). The com­pany got its start in the boat busi­ness by build­ing for Az­imut Yachts, and it has seemed to learn a thing or two. Sirena in­tro­duced its 64 at Boot Düs­sel­dorf, the sprawl­ing Jan­uary show, and then brought her to Mi­ami for a U.S. de­but along­side a 56-footer.

The com­pany is mak­ing the most of its first foray into the mo­to­ry­acht busi­ness. “In or­der to set apart the Sirena yachts brand our pri­mary fo­cus was on the hull and the per­for­mance,” says Ipek Ki­raç, CEO of Sirena Marine. “We spent months with Ger­man Fr­ers de­sign­ing and test­ing the hull so the re­sult would be a dual-mode hull en­com­pass­ing longer-range cruis­ing as well as ca­pa­bil­ity of reach­ing high speeds. Thus, we used as much vol­ume as pos­si­ble for the in­te­rior, and did not let this fact di­min­ish the per­for­mance or the speed of the ves­sel. We are more vo­lu­mi­nous than our di­rect com­peti­tors and have ap­prox­i­mately 10-per­cent less fuel con­sump­tion.”

The Sirena 64 is a semidis­place­ment hull con­structed with vinylester resin in­fu­sion, re­sult­ing in a cruis­ing ef­fi­ciency ex­pected by the builder to be 20 per­cent greater than her com­peti­tors at 16 knots. But she should be able to get up and go as well, with a pre­dicted top speed of 27 knots.

Avail­able in a three- or four-state­room lay­out (plus crew’s quar­ters aft), the boat also of­fers a very re­fined in­te­rior de­sign, thanks to the work of Spadolini De­sign Stu­dio. “When we started dis­cussing the con­cept with Miss Ipek and the ship­yard, the mis­sion we got was to cre­ate a warm and el­e­gant space, which could mix high-tech and hand­craft­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties,” says Tom­maso Spadolini, prin­ci­pal of the Florence, Italy­based yacht de­sign firm. “Based on this, we de­signed a space where light and com­fort are the main fea­tures, in­te­grat­ing with ex­te­ri­ors in a har­mo­nious way of liv­ing on the sea.”

While that per­for­mance will help the com­pany to com­pete, Sirena seems to un­der­stand fully that the de­tails are what seals the deal on yacht sales. “My fa­vorite part of the de­sign is the avail­abil­ity of mul­ti­ple in­de­pen­dent liv­ing spa­ces,” Ki­raç says. “The de­sign en­ables the yacht to have mul­ti­ple large liv­ing spa­ces that are each unique in their own way, such as the fly­bridge area or the bow with a jacuzzi. The love seat in the in­te­rior next to the helm sta­tion is prob­a­bly among my fa­vorites, be­cause it is a nice lit­tle nook with a great view!”

So does the world need an­other 64-foot mo­to­ry­acht? Asked and an­swered, by Sirena. Now it’s the mar­ket’s turn to re­spond.

Sirena makes the most of her de­sign to de­liver big things.

LOA: 68'0" BEAM: 19'3" DRAFT: 4'2" DISPL.: 88,000 lb. FUEL: 1,400 gal. WATER: 383 gal. POWER: 2/850-hp Cater­pil­lar C12.9s CRUIS­ING SPEED: 16 knots TOP SPEED: 27 knots PRICE: Upon re­quest

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