Sirena Yachts may not be a household name, but what this company lacks in recognition it makes up for with experience. Having built boats and yachts for over a decade under contract to be sold under different brand names, this Turkish builder is now doing things its own way with boats like the Sirena 64. We found one of their initial offerings at the Palm Beach Boat Show, and stepped aboard to shoot this short First Look Video.
The 64 is the first model launched in a line that’s expected to range from 56’ to 120’, and it’s designed to fulfill many needs. Three different layouts are offered, with three or four staterooms plus crew’s quarters and alternative flybridge arrangements. But in all cases, one of the Sirena’s strong suits is its semi-displacement efficiency, developed a tank-tested by noted yacht designer, German Frers. As noted in the video, range goes beyond 1,000 miles. And at a 10 knot cruise, the boat burns just 12.8 gallons per hour. Power is provided via a pair of Caterpillar C12.9 diesel inboards, with 850 HP apiece.
As you probably noticed from the video, passengers aboard the Sirena 64 will be living in the lap of luxury; we especially like the optional hot tub on the bow, a rather unusual feature on a 64-footer. But even more unique is the cabin’s interior. Designed by Tommaso Spadolini, it features touches normally seen only on yachts twice this size like an enclosed galley with full separation from the main saloon, en suite heads for all the staterooms, and a dedicated jewelry box in the master stateroom. The craftsmanship in the woodwork is also exceptional, which should come as no surprise to anyone who’s familiar with Turkish-built yachts; it’s a point of pride for this part of the world. We might say the same for the boat’s plumb bow and angular lines, a further contribution by Frers, although this is purely a matter of personal preference.
Styling aside, another rather amazing thing about the 64 is that flybridge. To create 410 square feet of entertaining area on the bridge of a boat this size is no minor feat. More importantly, every square foot of that space is put to use. While shooting the video, we examined the galley, lounge, aft deck, shower, dinette, and bar and were left with the impression that one could spend endless hours up there in complete comfort.
Will the Sirena 64 catch on in today’s demanding marketplace? Within three months of its initial introduction at the 2017 Dusseldorf International Boat Show, four hulls had already been put under contract. Meanwhile, Sirena is still building Azuree sailboats and Azimut-Benetti Group’s Magellano 43 at their plant in Bursa Orhangazi. We can’t say for sure what’s coming next, but one thing is without question: the Sirena 64 is sure to make waves in the marketplace.
Other Choices: Interested buyers may also like the Monte Carlo Yachts 65, though they’ll miss the hot tub. Same goes for the Cranchi Sixty 6, which places less emphasis on long-distance ability and more on performance.
For more information, visit Sirena Yachts.
|Fuel capacity||1,400 gal.|
|Water capacity||383 gal.|