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Sirena Building New 68 for Experienced Cruisers

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The highly regarded Turkish builder of luxury yachts, Sirena just announced that it’s working on a new 68 that’s designed for experienced cruisers. The new Sirena 68 has a semi-displacement hull, designed by German Frers; this is the fifth collaboration between Sirena and Frers Naval Architecture. The new boat will be launched in time for the Cannes Yachting Festival in September.

Frers’ innovative hull, powered by standard twin 900-hp Volvos with V drives, is expected to top out at 26 knots, and deliver a range of about 1,200 nm at 10 knots. Twin 1,000-hp Volvos are an option, and produce a 28-knot top speed.

Sirena says the new 68 comes as a result of requests from veteran cruisers. “The Sirena 68 brings together all the qualities that experienced cruisers would seek in a new yacht,” says Ali Onger, Sirena’s chief commercial officer.

The interiors are by Cor D. Rover Design in Amsterdam, which specializes in high-end yachts. It offers owners three basic color schemes, but the 68 can be highly customized per each owner’s wishes.

The basic boat has three cabins plus an optional crew cabin with two berths. The large master stateroom is full-beam amidships, with a king-sized bed, creative lighting, and large hullside windows for natural light. There’s a twin cabin to port and a double cabin in the bow, both with en suite heads.

The foredeck offers several sun pads plus a large U-shaped sofa. The flybridge has an al fresco lounge, and the salon features an open galley and dining area and a U-shaped sofa.

Specs.: LOA: 65’4” plus swim platform; Beam: 19’4”; Draft: 4’3”; Disp.: 103,617 lbs.; Fuel: 1,387 gals.; Water: 370 gals.; Power: 2×900-hp Volvos. Read more:





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