Yachting World’s video footage of the new Azuree 46 performance cruiser from Sirena Marine in Turkey

The Azuree 46 a slippery and stylish new mid size performance cruiser that is versatile enough to appeal to both cruisers and regatta sailors. Builders Sirena Marine are Turkey’s first real yacht production yard and one to keep an eye on. This new Azuree has been designed by Humphreys Yacht Design in the UK, and shows a big step up in design, engineering and finish quality since the yard first launched 40 and 33 footers. Yet her price has been kept low enough to represent real value for money (€259k base price).

The Azuree is an exciting representation of things to come from a company with renewed ambitions. Sirena are also launching a second sailboat line drawn by the renowned German Frers design house. A 54 is currently being trialed on the water, followed by a 68 and potential 84 footer.

We traveled to Pendik, just south of Istanbul to test the Azuree 46. The full report is in the May issue of Yachting World, out now.