Sirius 32, Sirius 35
THE OBJECT OF THIS THREAD:
Interesting sailboats in production and available on the new boat market (only boats with modern designs, meaning that the boats still in production but made with old designs are out). Recent designs out of production are also admissible.
Modern boat designs and modern one off, if interesting.
Classical boats and traditional boats.
Small cruisers (less than 35ft)
Seezunge 27ft: PG1-PT9
Hanse 325: PG19-PT185;
Presto 30 : 33-326; 33-327; 34-331; 34-333; 55-543; 55-544;
Tess Yachts: 37-366; 38-373;
Tess 28 Magnum: 37-369; 38-371;
Delphia 28: 38-373;
Vancouver 27/28 : 42-412; 72-717;
Cruisers between 35ft and 49ft
Catalina 355 : 31-306;
RM sailboats: PG5-PT41; 5-42
RM1050: PG5-PT46; 5-47; 5-48;
RM 1060: PG8-PT77; 8-78; 8-79; 8-80; 9-81; 30-295; 40-400; 79-786;
RM 1200: PG9-PT84; 9-85; 19-184; 20-191; 20-192; 41-404; 42-414; 42-418; 43-425; 43-426; 69-688;
RM 1350: PG9-PT82; 55-549; 95-943;
Morris Yachts: PG7-PT61
Bavaria 36: PG19-PT188; 19-190; 20-196;
Bavaria 40: PG10-PT95; 28-278; 29-281; 29-282; 29-283; 29-286; 32-316; 36-356; 51-502; 51-507; 52-518; 53-527; 53-532;
Bavaria 40s: 69-685; 78-775;
Bavaria 45: PG10-PT96; 19-190;
Rustler Yachts: PG11-PT104;
Jeanneau 409: PG11-PT103: 11-106; 30-298; 30-299; 36-356; 51-502; 51-504; 51-505; 51-509; 52-513; 52-514; 52-515; 52-516; 53-527; 54-532; 57-564; 57-570; 58-571; 58-580; 59-581; 59-583; 59-585; 62-614; 74-739; 91-906;
Jeanneau 439: 40-396; 40-397; 59-584; 59-585; 96-956;
Hanse Yachts: 16-154; 16-156; 16-158;
Hanse 400: 81-804;
Bluewater cruising yachts: 21-206
Beneteau Oceanis 37 : 31-306; 31-308; 31-309; 32-314; 55-541;
XC 38: 36-356; 96-954;
Diva 38: 39-386;
Diva 35: 40-391;
Dufour 405: 62-614;
Defline 43: 63-622
Walkabout 43: 93-923; 93-925; 93-927;
Small performance cruisers (less than 35ft)
Performance 32ft test: 29-87;
Sun Fast 3200: PG4-PT33; 4-34; 4-36; 30-293;
Elan 210: 70-691; 70-696; 78-779; 79-781;
Elan 310: PC7-PT64; 7-69; 8-71; 36-356; 41-408;
Quest 33: PG7-PT62
Olea 32: 25-243; 25-245;
First 27.7: 38-373; 38-380; 39-382;
First 30: 30-295; 39-356; 41-408; 55-545; 55-546;
Comet 26: 34-340; 35-345; 35-350; 36-353;
Pacer 30: 36-357;
Django 7.7: 40-399;
Vivace/Evosion 34: 45-442; 45-446; 45-445; 45-446; 45-447; 45-448; 45-449; 45-450; 46-458; 46-460;
Finn Flyer 34: 46-451; 46-453; 60-593;
Salona 34: 46-457;
Heol 7.4: 63-621; 63-622;
Azuree 33: 87-867; 91-902; 91-904;
JPK 10.10: 88-877 ; 88-880; 89-883;
Performance cruisers (between 35ft and 49ft)
Pogo 10.50: PG2-PT20; 3-27; 3-28; 3-30; 4-35; 5-50; 6-51; 6-52; 6-60; 11-101; 11-107; 11-110; 43-425; 44-440; 87-861; 87-867;
Pogo 12.50: PG13-PT125; 20-198; 20-199; 22-214; 27-264; 27-265; 27-269; 32-317; 32-319; 43-425; 43-426; 43-428; 44-432; 44-437; 44-439; 55-546; 55-547; 82-812; 84-831; 87-870;
Este 40: 89-890; 90-893; 90-899;
A35: PG5-PT42; 5-44; 66-660;
Hammerhead 35: 64-645
Opium 39: PG5-PT42; 9-85; 9-89; 13-125; 22-220; 22-221; 43-426; 55-547; 86-857;
Aerodyne 35: PG7-PT62
Elan 350: PG7-PT64; 13-24; 13-126; 13-127; 13-128; 14-132; 18-178; 26-255; 36-356; 40-398; 41-405; 57-564; 59-589; 60-591; 72-711; 73-724; 74-738;
Elan 380: 23-223; 25-249; 26-256; 40-398; 59-589; 97-962;
Elan 410: 32-316; 79-784;
JPK 110: PG9-PT85; 10-91
Olea 44: PG10-PT100; 27-268;
Olea Yachts: 25-247;
Dufour 40e: Pg13-Pt125; 32-316; 55-547; 56-558; 56-559; 57-561; 57-562; 57-563; 59-586; 59-588,
Salona 37: 36-359; 41-406;
Salona 41: PG15-PT141; 15-145; 32-316; 36-356; 40-398; 54-538; 57-569; 78-778; 80-796; 80-798; 97-965;
Salona 42: PG15-PT145; 36-359; 40-398; 93-929; 94-932;
Cigale 16: PG15-PT148; 16-152; 17-161; 55-549; 63-625;
Cigale 14: PG17-PT163; 55-549;
Santa Cruz 43: PG17-PT169
Sydney Yachts: PG18-PT171; 18-175;
Sydney GTS 37: 43-423;
Sydney GTS 43: PG18-PT173;
Winner 12.20: PG20-193;
First 40: 31-304; 32-313; 32-316; 35-344; 36-354; 55-546; 55-547;
First 35: 36-356
Dehler 41: 30-296;
Dehler 44: 79-785;
Dehler 45: 36-356; 79-785;
Luffe 40.04: 30-300; 31-301; 31-303;
XP 38: 56-533; 56-544; 56-555; 67-622;
XP 44: 33-325;
Pacer 430: 36-357;
Pacer 376: 36-357; 66-652; 69-683;
Faurby 424: 36-360; 37-361; 37-363; 37-365;
Comfortina 39: 40-395;
J 133: 43-426; 63-620
J 111: 100-993;
Maxi 11: 99-982;
Arcona yachts: 46-456;
Arcona 410: 47-467; 47-468; 47-469; 48-471;
Arcona 430: 48-472;
Arcona 460: 50-495
Finngulf yachts: 46-456;
Varianta 44: 60-594; 60-595; 60-596; 60-597; 60-598; 64-639;
Imagine 53: 63-628;
Zou 40.2: 63-620
Ker 39: 68-676;
Finn-Flyer 42: 77-762;
Azuree 40: 85-842;
Loft 40: 85-848; 85-852;
Vivace 35: 90-895;
Sailing boats over 49ft
Zeydon 60 : PG 12-119;
JP 54: PG18-PT172;
Salona 60: 70-695;
Stadships: PG20-PT193; 20-195;
Pogo 50: 32-318; 32-319;
Murtic 52: 54-537;
Decksaloons and pilot house sailing boats
Sirius 32: PG1-PT1
Sirius 35: PG1-PT1; 1-10; 2-18; 50-491; 50-492; 60-559; 60-599;
Sirius 31: PG1-PT5; 2-17; 36-356;
Regina 35: 48-478;
Regina 40: PG11-PT104; 49-481; 49-483;
Southerly yachts: PG11-PT104;
Luffe 43DS: PG12-PT111; 12-115; 50-494;
Noordkaper 40: PG14-pt139;
Noordkaper yachts: PG16-PT155
Nordship 36: 30-297; 49-482;
Nordship 38: 49-482; 49-490;
Paulo's pilot house I: 38-376; 39-381; 39-383; 39-384;
Paulo's pilot house II: 69-682
Lyman & Morse 45: 38-379;
CR 38DS: 48-477; 48-478;
CR 40DS: 48-476; 48-478; 48-479; 50-494; 50-496; 50-497; 50-498;
Arcona 40DS: 50-494;
Figaro 2:PG4-PT36; 4-37; 5-42; 6-52; 6-53; 6-55; 6-56
VOR 70: PG16-PT160; 17-187
Farr 400: 67-661
Soto 40: 96-952;
Southerly yachts: PG11-PT104;
Allures 45: PG10-PT93; 100-996;
Allures yachts: 25-248;
OVNI 425: 23-228;
OVNI 395 : 68-679; 69-690;
J 108: 67-661
Atlantic 43: 68-67
Boreal 44: 97-970; 98-974;
Multihulls till 34ft
Several Trimarans: 28-273;
Multihulls with 34ft and over
Dragonfly yachts: 26-257;
Dragonfly 35: 26-258; 27-261; 27-262;
Dragonfly 1200: 56-551;
Corsair 37: 28-276;
Farrier 39: 28-277;
Challenge 37: 28-278
Hammerhead 34: 29-385;
Hammerhead 54: 29-288; 30-292;
Trimax 10.80: 29-285;
Sig 45: 54-534; 54-539; 54-540;
Classical and Traditional boats
Jclass boats: 54-537;
Tofinou 12: 71-703;
Folck boat: 73-727;
Puffin Yachts: PG14-PT135; 14-138; 16-155;
Bestwind 50: PG12-PT116; 14-123;
Bestevaer 53: PG12-PT116;
Bestevaer yachts: PG16-PT155
Cape George 36: 41-410; 42-412;
Marieholm 33 : 42-412;
This list is not actualized. Please use the advanced search engine of the thread with the name of the model and builder. It works, most of the time.
(actualized till PG100) and it will be no more because that gives a lot of work (500 pages now).
Instead I am actualizing the titles and with the right title the thread search engine (not the one on the top of the page bit the one much below that says search thread) on its advanced option works quite well.
Melrna posts on Miami Boat show and the comments of Smackdady about the interest of that thread lead me to think that perhaps I could share more information about sailboats I know and find interesting.
I am interested in boat design (interior and sailing performance) and I go each year at least to one of the main European Boat shows and that means basically Dusseldorf, Paris or Hamburg. On these shows you have the opportunity not only to visit the boats of the main and medium size builders but you have also the opportunity to visit the boats of small and sometime family shipyards.
Normally they build very good sailboats and sometimes they have been doing that for decades. The boats are hugely appreciated by their faithful customers but because they don’t advertise their boats and there are very few on the used boat market, they pass unnoticed by the majority of the sail community.
The visit to these boats is a very rewarding experience because they are made with passion by true boat lovers and because when you talk to the guy that is on the boat, you are not talking with a dealer, that many times doesn’t know much about boats, but with the builder, or the designer.
Even if you are not a buyer they will have real pleasure in talking with someone that really appreciates and understands their work. Those guys really believe in what they are doing and they do it the best way they can, no matter the cost. In a word, they are in love with what they are doing.
Of course, these boats have to be expensive.
This thread will be mainly about these boats, as a way of letting you know about these gems. Let’s see if you are interested. I will not post much. If you want to know more you have just to participate and make questions.
The first one it will be the “Sirius”. I have had the pleasure to visit several times their boats and to talk with the builders (father and son).
These boats have the best interiors you can find, or at least that I have seen. Not only the quality, but the design and ergonomy are fantastic. You really won’t believe you are in a 32ft boat. Just incredible and amazing; Have a look at it:
Sirius-Werft Plön | Forecabin | 32 DS for 2 forecabin
Sirius-Werft Plön | Owner´s cabin | 32 DS 4-berth comfort owner´s cabin
Sirius-Werft Plön | Workshop | 32 DS for 2 workshop
Now that the son is in charge they have modernized the outside look of the new boats, they look fantastic not only inside but also outside. The boats sail well and they have clients as far as Japan.
Sirius-Werft Plön | Versions of decks house | You have the choice
Another interesting point is the way they develop new boats. They work with the clients to collect suggestions on the shape and design of the boats. A truly interesting affair, between passionate clients and passionate builders.
Sirius-Werft Plön | 35 DS | Philosophy
Take a good look at their interesting site and if you find the boat interesting, please let me know, I can add some information.
Sirius-Werft Plön | english | Welcome at website of Sirius-Werft Plön
The Seezunge C is a beautiful catboat. Check out the bar!
Seezunge C | VA Yachtdesign
Some months ago I have been inside that one, in the Dusselodorf Boat show. I chose to present the videos from the 32 because the quality of the first pictures of the 35ft is bad and doesn’t make justice to the boat. I think they have finished that boat just in time for the show and had no time to make proper photos.
The 35 is a beautiful boat with a great interior.
And a strong boat (don’t try this on an Oceanis:D ).
I have liked the boat so much that I have even considered to change my plans of buying a 40/42 to have that one (and my wife would not mind at all and she is a pain in the ass in what regards the minim storage space for a decent cruising boat). Unfortunately the boat is considerable more expensive than a 42 mass production sailboat.
I will post some pictures with the items that have impressed me most, and add some comments:
1- The steering wheel is a knock-out. It is of considerable size to ensure the most comfortable position while sailing, or to be taken out of the way to give passage, it swings from one side to another, or remains in the central position. Take also a look at the very neat arrangement of the bow anchor and to the well designed bath platform and passage to the cockpit.
Sirius-Werft Plön | Bathing Platform | Bathing Platform
2- Look at the oilskin locker, right where it is supposed to be, on the boat’s entrance to the interior, with dedicated space for wet boots, lots of space for jackets and an interior light. I know of very few 50ft that offer such a good and convenient space dedicated to oilskins.
Sirius-Werft Plön | Oilskins Locker | Oilskins Locker
Sirius-Werft Plön | Your individual yacht | Your individual yacht
3 – Click on the last two pictures and see why my wife likes this one. These guys are perfectionists to the point of obsession. Look at all that storage space and in the way all space is used the best possible way to be useful.
Sirius-Werft Plön | Pantry | Pantry
4-Look at the main room. It is incredibly “open” and big for a 35ft. It is not very apparent on the photos, but this “room” has a nice view. Look at the size of the hull ports, or should I say “windows”? I believe they are the same that are used on the big Hanse (630). Look at the zenithal light that comes from the top (big hatch) and the small portlight for ventilation.
Sirius-Werft Plön | Owner´s cabin | Owner´s cabin
5 – Look at the front cabin that in many bigger boats would be a very good owner’s cabin. It has a small sofa, like the other and also a small hull portlight. Plenty of light from above and lots of storage space. Look at the quality of the wood work.
Sirius-Werft Plön | Front cabin | Front cabin
6-Look at the size and quality of the head. Look at the completely separated shower room (on the opposite side of the head). Plenty of space, plenty of light. If you are taking a shower, the head remains available to be used by another person.
Sirius-Werft Plön | Shower & toilet room | Shower & toilet room
7-The photos of the saloon are really bad and don’t give you any idea of the quality of the space, but you can see that besides the upper hatch you have two very good quality side waterproof openings of considerable size, for lateral ventilation and you may notice also that all “windows” are situated at the right height to give you a perfect all around view, while seated. These windows are made of safety-glass in double aluminum frames. The windows are approved for world-wide cruise for impact of breaking waves.
Sirius-Werft Plön | Saloon | Saloon
8-You have a big technical room, and it is not only big but with the right things in the right places; I mean you have a work bench and dedicated space to store all that stuff that you need to have, but never know where to store it.
Sirius-Werft Plön | Technic Room | Technic Room
9-This boat has a standard draft of 1.9M (lots of options) and in that configuration a lead ballast of 2.6T, for a total weight of 7.4T. That means that this boat will have more ballast than an Oceanis 43 (2.5T).
This means that this boat, with a very good ballast/displacement ratio, will have a very good stability with special relevance to the reserve stability.
10-This boat, notwithstanding the huge amount of interior space is not a beamy boat, with a 3.45M as max beam and only 3.15 on the waterline. For example, an Oceanis 34 will have 3.65 as max. beam. This points to an easily driven hull that will go well against the wind with not much pounding.
11-The boat has a 22 m² self-tacking jib, main sail 29 m² (automatic single line reefing) that will not be much for a 7.4T boat, but will guarantee a boat that will be easily handed in bad weather. The drawings show a big geenaker well positioned way from the front sail. This can be a fixed sail mounted on a roller, it is an option and it has 90m2. It will work like a giant genoa and will give the punch needed to sail well with weak winds.
12-This boat can have optionally a 55hp engine. This will give the boat almost the capabilities of a motor-sailor. A motor sailor that is also a good sailing boat;) .
13-This boat comes with a good standard inventory, including teak decks and has a list of optional that includes bullet proof windows among a lot of other more useful items like full batten mainsail and a redesigned mast for cutter stay with a second roller furling system.
Sirius-Werft Plön | Technical datas | Technical datas
14-There is something that I don’t like? Yes, I don’t like the anchor locker and the impossibility to have an easy access to the chain on the bottom. I will prefer an open well and the winch situated on the opposite position (back), but that is easy to change and these guys will tailor the boat to your needs. I believe that they have learned a lot with the modifications that their clients had done in their boats and I believe also that they have mostly good and experienced sailors as clients, because the final result is a very sophisticated and practical sailboat.
Sirius-Werft Plön | Anchor Locker | Anchor Locker
15-A final note about the hull design: I will bet that you are going to look at these sleek hull lines and are going to think: How the hell is it possible to put that huge interior on this sleek hull? You will not be the first one:D .
This is a Great sailing boat, a boat that will raise admiration among all true sailors. A boat that will permit to cruise comfortably and living aboard without the extra costs that a bigger boat will inevitably bring (costs of marinas, maintenance, antifouling and so on). This boat will be a lot more easy to sail and mainly, a boat a lot more easy to put in and out of a tight marina.
But regarding the Catboat, yes it is beautiful, it has a very open and nice interior but where the hell is the head?
Are you familiar with the Schmidt Boatyard in Germany?.........i2f
YouTube - Made in Germany | Boatbuilder Michael Schmidt
Eight years ago I went to the Hamburg boat show to buy a Hanse (34ft). It turns out that the front cabin was too small for my size:D and I ended up with a Bavaria 36. The guys from Bavaria proposed me a far better deal.
The Hanse are good boats. I would rate them for instance over Beneteau and under Dehler in what regards boat quality (by the way, they have bought Dehler).
They have a very good boat forum, supported by the manufacturer. We know that all boats have issues, but they have the courage to bring it all to the open. This permits the manufacturer to have a better understanding of what is wrong and what they need to change. They have a good after sales service and generally clients are satisfied and proud of their boats.
myHanse - Hanse Yachts Owners Forum
It's a medium size manufacturer that is increasing in size and becoming a big one. But their boats are not in the same league as Sirius boats, not in quality, not in price.
On the last "Voile" (French) Magazine there is a small insert about the boat.
They call it "Le roi du salon de pont"- The king of the deck salons. A small king, but nevertheless, a king:D
It will cost around 130 000 euros (without VAT)
Last post about Sirius Yachts:
I will finish with some nice renderings of the 35. It is really a good looking boat. you have a lot of information about this one (and more pictures) at the post nº 10 of this thread.
The next boat in this thread, unless someone wants to post another one, will be quite the opposite to SIRIUS.
A small and very inexpensive daysailer and basic mini-cruiser. It is a very old and a very new boat:D
It was once a huge sucess in Europe...and it will be again. In two months they have sold more than 50. You buy it through the internet, it is a 18ft sailingboat and it costs 10 000 euros, about half the price of other similar sized boat.
Do you want to guess?
It seems that nobody is interested in a 10 000 euros 18ft basic cruiser made by one of the most reputable European boat builders, so I am going to change subject, I mean, boat.
I would like to talk about some interesting and fast marginal cruising boats that are being a success in Europe. Not big, because the market they are pointing to is not a big one, but big enough to have them built in a production line. Pogo, in one year have sold 40 of their new 10.5 and Wauquiez have discontinued the production of their 40ft cruiser-racer and are manufacturing one of these.
Normally around here, when you talk of a fast cruiser, you are talking of a cruiser-racer, boats with a relatively good (or even very good) interior, made for fast cruising and for club racing, with a crew and most of them optimized for IRC racing. Boats like First, Performance line by Dufour, Performance line by Elan, Dehler, X-yacht, Arcona, Finngulf are just some examples. These boats are better sailing boats, adapted to cruising, more seaworthy and more expensive than their pure cruising siblings.
But the boats that I am talking about have little in common with these boats, First they are not designed taking into account any rule, except the design rules to make them faster and safer, second they are not aiming at crews, but at the solo sailor and third they have not luxury interiors, but solid, light and functional interiors, I would say very basic interiors. They make the sailing part of cruising the principal object of their design.
They are the opposite of modern mass production boats. While for the typical mass production cruiser, living at the marina is one of the principal design directives, on these ones, sailing is what matters, and having pleasure while doing it, the objective:D . These babies are made to go fast and away, out on the bluewater and can outperform any of the cruiser-racers that I have referred to….I mean a 35ft of these can outperform any 40ft of those:D .
As you can suspect, I am a big fan, but unfortunately, even produced in small series these boats are expensive. They are made with the best materials, hi-tech everywhere except on the furniture and, as I have said on another thread, a very good and well built sailing boat with a basic interior will be much more expensive than a basic sailboat with a good interior and I would add, unfortunately:o .
Let us talk about the Pogo 10,5. I will post some photos and the link….and if you are interested, just ask and I can probably add some more information. If you like it, please post some feedback.
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