At the recent Cannes Yachting Festival, MBY deputy editor Jack Haines took the chance to tour the Sirena 68, which was making its global debut.
Sirena 68 specifications
LOA: 70ft 0in (21.4m)
Beam: 19ft 4in (5.9m)
Engines: Twin Volvo Penta D13 900-1,000hp
Top speed: 26-28 knots
Cruising speed: 10 knots
Cruising range: 1,200nm
Fuel capacity: 5,250 litres
Water capacity: 1,400 litres
Displacement (light): 39.5 tonnes
Starting price: €1.9million (ex. VAT)
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The new 68 is built on a hull that marries efficiency and performance seamlessly. The hull shape encapsulates a cavernous volume of space, allowing everyone onboard to spread out and get comfortable, but still be together. The interior is a special kind of intersection where craftsmanship meets utility, elevating every aspect of the space to make it feel welcoming, comfortable, and human size.
Like all Sirena’s, the 68 incorporates the innovative German Frers hull design which delivers world-class range by allowing displacement speeds for extended cruising. Optional power is expected to push the top speed of this semi-displacement hull to 29 knots.
Forward of the galley is a large U-shaped settee where family and friends can congregate while sharing their time aboard with the helmsman too. Outside the saloon, the side decks have large cutaway sections of the bulwarks, improving the lines of site for those inside.
Belowdecks the amidships master stretches across the full beam, where a king-size berth welcomes the owner, and seems to float thanks to inventive lighting design. Large hullside windows admit natural light and provide views of the water’s surface. This stateroom is served by a his-and-hers head arrangement, affording a high level of luxury, similar to designs popularized by numerous megayachts.
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