Wednesday, June 3

New Sirena 64: A Comfortable Cruiser at 26 Knots

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The new Turkish-built Sirena 64, just displayed at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, is one of the latest examples of contemporary European “fast trawlers” – really long-distance, comfortable cruising boats with a turn of speed – that include the Beneteau Swift Trawler line and the Azimut Magellanos. In the Sirena’s case, it offers an Italian design, by Tommaso Spadolini, a Germán Frers hull, and a top speed of more than 26 knots with twin 1,000-hp CAT diesels.

Sirena spent a lot of time and research developing the hull, which delivers a fuel-efficient ride in the easy-cruising 8- to 12-knot range. The Sirena 64 went through three rounds of tow-tank testing, and ended up with an innovative, low-drag, canoe-shaped hull that delivers a range of almost 1,000 nm at 9 knots.

The boat’s lines, inside and out, stand out for their clean, modern look. The vertical bow, the high bulwarks, and the relatively full beam all hint at a lot of volume inside the boat. But the profile is kept low and the flybridge set fairly far aft to give the Sirena a sense of speed and movement.

The foredeck is unusually comfortable with larger-than-normal, adjustable sun lounges and a dinette with a high-low table. If you prefer, you can have a hot tub there. Aft, the deep cockpit is fully protected by an overhang from the flybridge, and it has a settee across the transom.

The deck is flat, extending all the way from the cockpit to the helm. In the salon, the galley is amidships, opposite a dining table. A  full-height bulkhead means you can close off the galley, in case you have a crew working there. Lounge seating is aft with another seating area next to the lower helm.

On the flybridge, there’s open space aft for sun lounges with fixed seating forward around a large teak table, plus a wet bar and a grill station. For a luxury touch, there’s a shower situated under the radar arch. The fixed top has an opening sunroof.

The standard layout calls for three staterooms on the accommodations deck below. The master stateroom is full-beam amidships, with large hull-side windows. The bed is centered, and there are two large wardrobe closets, a chaise lounge and a vanity. The head is full-beam aft and includes a shower with a sitting area.

The VIP stateroom is in the bow, with an unusual amount of space and headroom. It too has an en suite head, as does the third stateroom, on the port side, with two berths.

The size of the engine room means that the Sirena 64 is a serious cruising boat. It has standing headroom and stainless steel guardrails around each engine. Standard power comes from twin 850-hp CATS; the 1,000-hp CATS are options. The Sirena also comes with a Seakeeper gyrostabilizer.

Specs.: LOA: 68’1”; Beam: 19’4”; Draft: 4’8”; Disp.: 46 tons; Fuel: 1,320 gals; Water: 369 gals; Power: 2×850-hp CAT diesels; optional, 2×1,000-hp CAT diesels.






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