This model, unveiled at the Dusseldorf boat show earlier this year, is the first design in a new range of bluewater cruising yachts by Turkey’s Sirena Marine. While it is designed primarily for cruising and charter sailors, this is a boat that offers better performance potential and handling characteristics than many out and out cruising yachts.
The Euphoria range, designed by renowned Argentine naval architect German Frers, is intended as stylish ocean going yachts that combine the advantages of contemporary yacht design with features that will enhance the experience of living on board. The prototype of a larger 68ft model is currently in production and this will be followed by an 84ft sistership.
The 54’s deck layout is configured to make life easy for short-handed crews and includes the primary control lines led back to powerful Harken electric winches at the two helm stations. As far as possible the remainder of the deck layout has been kept as clean as possible, including a mainsheet arrangement that runs forward of the companionway hatch, well clear of the cockpit. Other lines are run aft in channels hidden within the deck, leading to clutches on both port and starboard sides of the coachroof. A choice of carbon or aluminium rigs is offered, and buyers have the choice of in-mast furling or slab reefing mainsails, depending on their performance requirements.
The standard accommodation layout shows three large en suite cabins, including a spacious owners stateroom forward of the mast. There’s also an option to fit the forepeak out as a separate crew cabin that’s accessed from on deck.
A considerable amount of effort has been expended by Design Unlimited, the company responsible for the interior, in achieving an ergonomic design that benefits from careful attention to detail. Features include warm floor-level lighting, a discrete pop up flat-screen TV, top and front-opening fridge, plus a domestic size gas cooker with a four-burner hob. Overall it’s an impressive execution of the interior, which manages to maintain a feel of light and space, while also optimising both the volume and accessibility of stowage.
Hull length 16.46m
Waterline length 14.96m
Draught 2.40 or 3.00m
Mainsail 95 sq m
Jib 71 sq m
Fuel 450 litres
Water 550 litres
Holding tank 160 litres
Air draught 25.40m