The 64’s high freeboard (she’s 8 feet 5 inches from the waterline to her rail at amidships) helped her shrug off each and every wave with a certain Old World sangfroid; the Turks, of course, have been a naval force since the Ottoman fleet established itself in the early 1300s. The osmotically gained experience shows, even in such a young builder. The boat turned hard-over in about a boat length and a half at 14 knots, and cruised ably at both 10 and 16 knots while her engines burned 10 and 34 gph, respectively. With the hammer down, the Sirena scooted along at 28 knots while slapping down the seas with aplomb and burning 99 gph. She was, in fact, a very dry boat — even with the winds shooting salt spray into the air — owing to that freeboard and subtle bow flare. With the choppy sea state, I dropped her into neutral to check out the Seakeeper 16 gyrostabilizer, and the yacht stuck in place like a well-tossed dart.