Slo-mo makes for dramatic footage, particularly for things that happen quickly. A champagne bottle hitting a hull isn’t all that fast, but hey, it looks cool slowed down in the video below, of the christening ceremony for the first Sirena 88.
The semi-custom 88-footer (26.81-meter) celebrated her launch this week in Turkey. She is the largest yacht thus far for Sirena Yachts, an evolution of her immediate sister, the Sirena 64. Frers Naval Architecture & Engineering and the shipyard designed her for longer-range travel. Twin MAN engines should permit more than 2,000 nautical miles, for instance, at 9 knots. However, the megayacht is also made for somewhat faster fun. Opt for the 1,550-hp MAN package to see an anticipated 25-knot top end. Maximum speed will be only slightly slower with the standard 1,400-hp MANs. Regardless of where you go, shallow waters are accessible, given a 5’9” (1.8-meter) draft.
Also wherever customers cruise, the Sirena 88 is for taking along a small crowd. A five-stateroom configuration is standard, while a four-cabin arrangement is optional. Hull number one, built on spec, features five staterooms, including a big VIP and main-deck master. The owner’s stateroom spans the ample beam, too, which is 23 feet (7.1 meters). Further making the Sirena 88 attractive, the master has a deploying balcony, perfect for mornings or evenings at anchor. It also has a skylight in the en suite head. These all come from the drawing boards of Cor D. Rover Design, which will tailor the arrangement, woods, and more to your tastes.
Surely suiting most buyers’ tastes: The Sirena 88 includes a foredeck pool, in addition to the hot tub on the flying bridge.
This first Serena 88 will debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September. No word yet on an American debut. (Serena Yachts has its U.S. headquarters in Fort Lauderdale and dealers around the country.)
Sirena Yachts sirenayachts.com
Frers Naval Architecture & Engineering germanfrers.net
Cor D. Rover Design cor-d-rover.com
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