From the design team of Frers and Design Unlimited, this new 68-footer looks smart and comfortable, says Toby Hodges
A surefire way to bring our attention to a sizzling new launch is to send us some enticing pictures. This first sailing image of Sirena Marine’s flagship Euphoria 68 reveals a long-distance modern cruiser with elegant lines similar to those of the original Euphoria 54, which launched two years ago. Once again the design team of Frers and Design Unlimited has assured a certain quality.
The powerful hull shape of the 68 features a long waterline with plumb stem and generous beam carried aft. The deck, coachroof and cockpit have a clean, low-profile line, with little to interrupt the helmsman’s view from the aft quarters. Twin rudders and a carbon rig indicate a yacht intended to be exciting to sail.
Three different layouts for this three-cabin Euphoria offer the option for a fore or aft-sited owner’s cabin. Perhaps more unusual is the ability to choose from three different galley layouts including a U-format forward or abaft the saloon or, uniquely, a longitudinal galley to starboard of the forward cabin.
German Frers, who took the helm during early sea trials, is pleased with her performance. “She is fast, responsive, with good stability,” he says. “Her clean decks and comfortable interiors are remarkably well executed and finished, the cockpit ample and well thought out. I feel very proud of this new model.”
The Frers office is enjoying a busy period of launches, including the Swan 54 this July, plus three new Swan superyachts, a Wally 110 and a 141ft Royal Huisman sloop.
LOA 21.07m/69ft 2in
LWL 19.53m/64ft 1in
Beam 5.81m/19ft 1in
Draught 3.80m/12ft 6in
Watch out for our test in the September issue of Yachting World