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