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Old 02-26-2014
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New boat: Euphoria 54

Euphoria? I bet this will not say anything to almost all. That’s a new line of yachts from Sirena…and even if some know the shipyard most will never have heard about it…but I am pretty sure that they will heard a lot more in the future.

If I say that Sirena is the shipyard that makes the Azuree that started with some interesting boats (33 and 40) and went one with a truly great one, the Azuree 46, then you all will understand what I am talking about.

Azuree 46:



I saw the boat in Dusseldorf and the design looks as good as on the video with a good quality interior. Great work by Rob Humphreys: a very fast, beautiful and comfortable cruiser.

I learned also that the “old” 40 was going to be replaced soon by another Rob Humpreys design (even if the 40 has few years) and I thought to myself, that these guys knew what they were doing, have the money to invest and probably would be a big shipyard in no time: High quality boat design brought by the best Nas, great building quality and a relatively low price should bring them success rapidly.

I thought that rob Humphreys would be their NA for all models but then I heard about Euphoria. Euphoria is not the name of a model but the name of a brand new line to join to the existent Azuree, a line of yachts that start at 56ft and has already previewed a 68 and a 84ft boat….and the designer of this one is not Humphries but German Frers.

They could have not chosen better: Humphreys for the “smaller” boats, Frers for the big yachts, boats with a superior finish, that will go on the Swan approach and I am not talking only about looks but also about the speed...at a much lower price.

What is fantastic is that I had heard about this new line just some time ago, they just finished launching the 46 and they have already the Euphoria 54 built and ready to launch: Big investment and hard play by this recent Turkish shipyard.

I had just seen the design and I was posting about it:












…and they have already the boat on display on the Istanbul Boat show:







The boat is not only beautiful, with an interior designed by one of the best design specialist cabinet:

DESIGN UNLIMITED | Superyacht interior design and exterior styling

as German Frers had made it very fast as we can see looking at the boat dimensions (just a bit more than 15 T):

LOA : 16.31m….LWL: 14.68m….Beam: 4.78m….Draft: 2.4/3.0m….Engine 75hp…. Tankage 700L water, 450L diesel.

The boat as also a big dingy garage. That is one modern trend on boats bigger than 55ft: what is the purpose of having a sleek and beautiful yacht if the line is spoiled by having a dingy over the deck or on davits? The last solution is not only less seaworthy as it puts a lot of weight on the back of the boat. Not a problem for a truly big yacht (except aesthetics) but not a good solution on a 60ft boat.

Some posts back I was saying that if German Frers designed the 2009 Swan 60 now, it would be already a slightly different hull, with a more straight bow and a beam a bit pulled more aft (because that's the general development direction followed almost by all top NA) and here it is a 2013 German Frers design with about that size and those characteristics. That's amazing the speed of design evolution on the last years: 4 years of difference and it is almost sure that the same NA (if a top one) would not design the "same" boat exactly the same way. Not big differences, but clearly visible ones.

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Last edited by PCP; 02-26-2014 at 08:17 AM.
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