New boats: Azuree 46

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Azuree 46 layout
Azuree 46 interior
Azuree 46 keelboat plan

The Azuree 46 is the flagship sailboat of a brand of Eurasian keelboats new to Australia.

New boats: Azuree 46
Made in Turkey of all places, the Azuree 46 keelboat is new to Australia.

The flagship Azuree 46 will formally enter the local market at the 2015 Sydney International Boat Show.

Haven’t heard of Azuree sailboats? It’s one of two sailboat variants from Sirena Marine, Turkey’s first production sailing yacht builder. Established in 2006, Sirena is collaboration between Italy’s Azimut-Benetti Group and Kiraca Holding.

 

AZUREE SAILBOATS

Sirena manufactures its Azuree and Euphoria sailboats and some Azimut powerboat models at Orhangazi, Bursa, some 200km by road south of Istanbul, the yard occupying a 155,000m² facility.

Sirena branched out in 2009 to create its own performance yacht brand the Azuree cruiser-racer marque now comprising four boats headed by the new 46-footer, and the three-boat Euphoria blue-water cruiser range from 54 to 84 feet.

Penned by Rob Humphreys (read Elan and Oyster in the design firm’s portfolio), the three-cabin two-head Azuree 46 is a twin-rudder open-style yacht that derives input from the designer’s work in Open 60, Volvo 70 and Class 40 arenas.

"We needed to focus not just on performance per se, but on performance versus handicapping, under both IRC and ORC rules," said the Humphreys Yacht Design press blurb. "We wanted to design a boat that could thrill in its sailing qualities but also have a chance of delivering some silverware, and with the Azuree 46 we believe we have a boat with well-rounded capability."

Azuree sailboats are represented in Australia by Melbourne’s Docklands-based Premier Yachting and in Sydney by All Boat Brokerage.

 

AZUREE 46 SPECS

MATERIAL Vacuum-infused vinylester

TYPE Keelboat sailboat

LENGTH 14m overall; 12.99m waterline

BEAM 4.25m

DRAFT 2.6m/2.2m

WEIGHT 10,450kg; 3976kg ballast

FUEL 215lt

WATER 370lt

ENGINE 55hp Volvo Penta saildrive

SAIL AREA 124.5m² total; 70m² main; 54.5m² jib; 190m²2 asymmetric

 


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