Construction of the Sirena 88 Hull No. 1 is well underway. The build marks the latest design from Sirena Yachts to become reality and is the largest build for the marque to date. It will debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2019.
The composite hull of the Sirena 88 was fully vacuum infused, using E -glass and vinyl ester resin. The all-carbon-fiber-construction deck and superstructure also were vacuum-infused. Construction has also begun to fit out the furniture of the main-deck interior as well as areas on the lower deck and the flying bridge. The hull features naval architecture by German Frers and the interior design is by Cor D. Rover.
The Sirena 88 will have a raised pilothouse design, featuring a five-stateroom layout with a main-deck master suite with panoramic views. The master will have a sitting area to port along with a foldout balcony. To starboard will be a combination desk and dressing table. Forward, the head features distinctive windows that curve into the overhead to serve as skylights along with a walk-in double shower and private toilet compartment.
The layout below decks features an amidships VIP suite and forward guest cabin with private head, with an en suite double guest staterooms between. A full-beam crew area insulates the guest accommodations from the engine space and provides up to four crew with a private sitting room and two cabins.
“The layout is something that we can change to meet a client’s needs,” says Tanil Surmeli, product manager for Sirena Yachts. “We are able to play dramatically with the spaces within the structural confines of this hull. As a semi-custom builder, we are open to their ideas.”
The yacht’s raised pilothouse provides excellent sightlines for navigation while taking the business of operating the yacht out of the main-deck areas to allow for relaxing guest experience.
The main-deck social area will have a formal dining table with seating for ten, served by a nearby galley. Aft a seating with facing U-shaped and straight settees will be a gathering spot for guests and opens through wide doors on the sheltered aft deck, where another dining area stretches across the transom. Down port and starboard stairs will be the swim platform, served by a beach club built into the transom.
The flying bridge will be a social space all its own, where the upper helm is located forward to starboard. A bar will serve yet another formal dining table while aft groupings of settees will surround large cocktail tables. A whirlpool spa tub will be nearby to help guest relax even more. The foredeck social area will be protected from wind and ensure privacy with high bulwarks, while a dipping pool will be flanked by sun pad lounge areas to either side.
The naval architecture by German Frers features high-tech resin infusion construction and generous use of carbon fibre to reduce weight and optimize the vertical and longitudinal centres of gravity. The Sirena 88 is expected to have a range of 2,430 nautical miles at 9 knots.
“We have some additional layout ideas that we are going introduce,” Surmeli says. “The Sirena 88 will make her debut at Cannes, and some additional layouts will also be shown there.”
|Sirena 88 Brief Specification||
87’11½” – 26.81 m
|LWL||78’6½” – 23.94 m|
|Beam||23’2¾” – 7.1 m|
|Draft||5’11” – 1.804 m|
|Displacement||216,945 lb. – 98,405 kg|
|Power||2/1,550-hp MAN diesels|
|Cruising Speed||16 knots|
|Top Speed (with optional engines)||25 knots|
|Economy Cruising Speed||9 knots|
|Range at Economy Cruising Speed||2,430 NM|