Just six months after its official presentation, the Sirena 68 had sold 20 units. Celebrations were in order for Turkish shipbuilder Sirena, whose combination of compact design, thoughtful layout and high scope of customisation had created a winning product in the Sirena 68.
The 21.4-metre yacht was designed for extended cruising and carries lines by German Frers with a fresh and contemporary interior by Cor D. Rover. It’s this design that gives the owners of the Sirena 68 the feeling they own a much larger yacht – but how? Here, the yard and the design team reveal all…
Like all Sirena yachts, the 68 features a hull that delivers in both efficiency and performance. Just by looking at the semi-displacement hull lines by German Frers, it is clear that the Sirena 68 is a comfortable yacht that can go far. “The goal of the Sirena 68 hull design was to offer efficiency at speeds ranging from long-range cruising to planing. A slippery hull with minimal appendage drag gave the range the numbers we were looking for, while optional power choices increase the top end,” says Frers.
This hull type and yacht design are ideal for any kind of owner, from experienced yachtsmen to first-time owners looking to upgrade. “The Sirena 68 brings together all the qualities that experienced owners would seek in a new yacht – essentially an upgrade in comfort and confidence in all areas,” says Sirena’s chief commercial officer Ali Onger.
Another quality that a growing number of owners enjoy about the Sirena 68 is the level of detail in the design. “The vibe of the Sirena 68 starts with the details. When each person steps aboard, their eyes come to rest on a facet or a fabric, an accent or an angle, some hint that lets them know they’re welcome in a way that is somehow simultaneously familiar and new,” adds Onger.
The yard continuously develops its products to meet the changing ways in which yachts are used and enjoyed. This ambition ensures that Sirena yachts are built with high-quality innovations and unique features, and perform well – a package that has appealed to many discerning buyers.
One way Sirena has altered its design to suit its owners’ lifestyles is by upgrading the galley. “As cooking becomes more and more central on board, the open galley concept has become a focal point in the saloon,” says the Dutch designer Cor D. Rover. The galley is reached through the main saloon, where the dining area is connected to the open-plan kitchen. “Immediately noticeable is the play of light in this bright and dynamic space from the large windows that draw the eye to the ever-changing views,” adds Rover.
“By taking the design of the galley to the next level and integrating it into the overall design concept, it stands out in terms of functionality and becomes a relaxed gathering place for family and guests.” Forward of the galley is a large U-shaped sofa where family and friends can get together while at the helm station nearby, the owner-operator can still be included in the social activities on board.
Not only is the Sirena 68’s hull shape optimised for performance, but has given way to an impressive volume and interior layout. The layout has been designed to maximise the onboard experience for the owners and their guests. “A new general arrangement on the Sirena 68 provides a larger main deck area with full-height saloon windows and a transparent bulwark opening,” says Frers. “The beautiful panoramic view of the Sirena 68 is breathtaking; the large windows on all sides keep us in touch with what is around us. And makes the interior look and feels spacious and easily accessible,” adds Rover.
The layout of the lower deck includes the master stateroom, which takes advantage of the full 5.9-metre beam and comes with his-and-hers bathrooms. The guest accommodation is completed by a twin and a VIP cabin in the bow, both with ensuite bathrooms.
On deck, the forward area has been arranged with sunpads, seating and a table for sunbathing, relaxed and dining alfresco. The hull dimensions have also allowed for a flybridge area, the widest in the class. Protected by a hard top, there is an option for the space to be enclosed for better protection from colder conditions. Here, owners and guests can dine, drink and socialise with unobstructed views of the surroundings.
Being a yard known for its high levels of customisation, Sirena offers a range of options for the Sirena 68 to be adapted to better suit her owner. One of the most important customisations for an owner is their choice of colour and material combinations. With three options available by Cor D. Rover, the first Sirena 68 featured light honey-coloured wood and soft semi-gloss lacquer for a serene and elegant ambience. The other two interior options include a more masculine look with bold dark wood and anthracite lacquer, and a contemporary style with white leathers and soft fabrics.
Once the interior style and layout are chosen, Sirena can complete a new-build in 10 months. “Of the multiple yachts we complete each year, no two are exactly the same,” says Onger. “The general style of the Sirena 68 is elegant and purposeful, the engineering platform is well tested, and hull form is sea kindly. The unprecedented sales since the model was announced is proof that Sirena’s customised approach to production boat building continues to be a hit with owners in the market for mid-size motor cruisers.”