More yachtsmen are asking for boats that allow them to travel long distances in comfort, only not at traditional trawler speeds. And that makes sense, since the truth is not everyone has the time to see the world at 8 knots. “We offer these owners what they appreciate, which is space, great seakeeping and speed,” says Constantinos Constantinou, who heads up U.S. operations for Sirena Yachts.
This Turkish builder is not yet a household name in the states, but it’s on the radar for those inspired by the company’s mantra to “go farther, go faster.” One of the most interesting ways to do that will be aboard the new Sirena 85, a semicustom yacht slated to make its world debut at the Cannes show in 2019. This new flagship will be the third model in the company’s line— a 58- and 65-footer are now available.
Gallery: Sirena 85
According to Constantinou, the 85 will have exceptional volume for its size (87’7” LOA; 23’3” beam). “More than other boats in its class,” he says. “That’s what we’re going for, yet we won’t sacrifice performance.” Top speed will be close to 26 knots and and cruising range approximately 2,500 miles at 10 knots. Power options are MAN V12s at 1,400 and 1,500 horepower. Engines push a semi-displacement hull by German Frers. Hull stability will be enhanced by two things. “We have a superior beam-to-length ratio and a low center of gravity, in part due to the carbon fiber superstructure,” says Constantinou.
The 85 will have a few features with wow factor, among them private access to the bow from the master suite on the main level. And the bow can be configured as an open entertaining area, or as a space for a jacuzzi or plunge pool. The master also has an opening balcony, which you’ve seen before, only this one has a built-in seating arrangement. We’re also eager to see the combo tender garage/beach club. It seems Sirena went all Transformer on us. After you launch the tender, seating lowers into place to essentially make over the space at the stern.
Interiors are by Cor D. Rover, who is working on four- and five cabin layouts. The main saloon should be a scene stealer, as oversized windows to port and starboard will slide open at the push of a button.