An ideal bluewater cruiser

If you’re at boot Düsseldorf and are looking for a yacht to go bluewater cruising in, we have just the boat for you. She is a Sirius 40 DS you can’t miss her in Hall 17 A40 and you shouldn’t miss her either.

Our chainplates are 100mm (4 inches) thick solid GRP laminate, laminated into the hull with a further 25mm (1 inch) of glass over the top

She is a fine example of the yachts we produce for our owners. You’ll see we’ve fitted Hydrovane self-steering, a bimini, solar panels and wind generator for self-sufficiency power generation. Inside (we don’t go down below in a Sirius as our raised saloon is on the same level as our cockpit and you get a wonderful view out, from in), she has a watermaker, washing machine and a layout devoted to comfortable world cruising.

Beneath the beautiful woodwork, you’ll find a yacht that is built like no other. Around her keels the hull is approximately 70mm thick – of solid glass laminate. We also laminate large foam stringers into the hull, creating a framework that is part of the hull, not bonded to it. The deck is laminated to the hull, the bulkheads are laminated to the hull and the deck.

Speaking of bulkheads, our doors are cut from the 35mm thick marine plywood bulkhead, so the grain matched perfectly. Not that you’d know we use high-quality marine ply in the bulkhead because it’s covered by mahogany veneer over 1.2mm thick – if that doesn’t sound thick, have a look on other yachts.

Our yachts are designed to be sailed away to far off places – the yacht at this year’s Seattle boat show sailed there from Germany, via the Caribbean, French Polynesia, Hawaii and Vancouver. Where will you sail your Sirius to?