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Power & Motor Yacht - - CONTENTS - Ja­son Y. Wood

Sirena 56, Okean 50, Swift Trawler 35, and more

Imag­ine you’re in some far-flung port of call, per­haps wait­ing for friends on a char­tered yacht to col­lect you for a long week­end. Imag­ine, too, that you hap­pen upon a friendly cou­ple there on the dock who in­vite you aboard for a cold drink.

And so you find your­self sit­ting in the cock­pit of their Sirena 56, en­joy­ing the shade pro­vided by the over­hang­ing fly­bridge. You three make your way for­ward on wide, cov­ered side decks to a fore­deck with sun­pad and set­tee, the ver­ti­cal pi­lot­house win­dows mak­ing it feel like you’re on a lit­tle ship. As the sun gets lower, your char­ter yacht steams into view around the break­wa­ter. So, you make your exit from the Sirena, although some­what re­gret­fully.

As any­one who’s seen Hull No. 1 of the Sirena 56 first­hand will tell you, strides are be­ing made in the realm of de­sign. It may sound tau­to­log­i­cal, but the only way to get some­thing re­ally dif­fer­ent is to, well, make some­thing dif­fer­ent.

Sirena Yachts, a divi­sion of Turk­ish boat­builder Sirena Marine, launched this boat and a 64-footer in 2017, and then, later, in­tro­duced plans for an 85 as well. The com­pany is part of a huge in­dus­trial con­glom­er­ate—that also dab­bles in rail­road and au­to­mo­tive— which got its start build­ing con­tract for Az­imut Yachts, and, in fact, still builds Mag­el­lano 43s in Bursa Orhangazi. But Sirena Yachts is find­ing its own path, with de­sign help from Ger­man Fr­ers and Tom­maso Spadolini.

While there are a cou­ple of three­state­room lay­outs avail­able (that’s right, two dif­fer­ent lay­outs), the first it­er­a­tion of this mo­to­ry­acht has a lay­out with two state­rooms, plus crew’s quar­ters. “The idea to study a lay­out with two big cab­ins came from the goal of of­fer­ing the Amer­i­can mar­ket a boat with great liv­ing con­di­tions on board, vol­ume and win­dows,” Spadolini says. “This is a con­cept that does not yet ex­ist on boats of sim­i­lar size, at least not in the Euro­pean pro­duc­tion [mar­ket]. The choice to com­bine light-col­ored wood with dark-col­ored fin­ishes has been made to em­pha­size the great vol­ume of in­te­rior spa­ces.”

Here’s why it works: The vol­ume of this hull is car­ried far for­ward so the fore­peak state­room ri­vals that of the cabin lo­cated amid­ships in space, feel, and ameni­ties. Please note I didn’t re­fer to ei­ther one as the mas­ter, since I don’t want to color your judg­ment—I’m as neu­tral and agree­able as the soft pile car­pet through­out the boat. Each space is en suite and with hull­side win­dows, and the for­ward state­room has the berth sit­u­ated feet for­ward, so the head of the berth is that much closer to the boat’s cen­ter of grav­ity.

On the main deck, the large pan­els of glass around the house are set in rugged frames and of­fer ex­cel­lent views for guests sprawled on the set­tees. There’s a din­ing ta­ble placed for­ward of the port lounge, which backs up to the port-side helm po­si­tion for­ward. Us­ing light-col­ored fabrics in com­bi­na­tion with pale wood ac­cented with wengè, Spadolini cre­ated an invit­ing sum­mery feel. The aft gal­ley is ready to serve the salon, cock­pit, and fly­bridge.

The top deck is a spa­cious ad­di­tion to the mix, with a wide com­pan­ion sun­pad to star­board of the port helm, while a din­ing lounge aft is ideal for al­fresco gath­er­ings.

Loads of on­board stowage hints at this be­ing a real cruis­ing boat, and a range es­ti­mate of 850 nau­ti­cal miles at 10 knots is note­wor­thy. —

LOA: 61'3" BEAM: 17'7" DRAFT: 3'3" DISPL.: 60,000 lb. FUEL: 951 gal. WA­TER: 211 gal. POWER: 2/650-hp Cater­pil­lar C8.7 CRUISE SPEED: 16 knots TOP SPEED: 26 knots PRICE: $1,480,000

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