PHOTOS: Jeff Brown
Her lines may be sharp, strong, and assertive, but the Sirena 88 is all about comfort and style. Bearing a family resemblance to her smaller sisters, the Turkish-built, raised-pilothouse megayacht, the largest to date from Sirena Yachts, is a good introduction to the possibilities of the bigger-boat market.
Making her global debut this week at the Cannes Yachting Festival, the Sirena 88 features naval architecture by German Frers’ office. The studio conceived the 26.81-meter (88-foot) megayacht for reliable performance throughout the full speed range. Carbon composite in her superstructure keeps weight down. Frers’ office tank tested her hull, too. Twin 1,550-hp MANs should allow a swift 25-knot maximum speed, for instance. You can expect to cruise at 16 knots, while still benefiting from long-range travel at slower speeds. In fact, the Sirena 88 should deliver 2,100 nautical miles at 9 knots.
Whatever speed you choose, your party of 10 will enjoy good volumes. Her beam greatly assists, at a beefy 23’3” (7.1 meters). Combine this with a semi-custom interior arrangement and design in cooperation with Cor D. Rover, who used greyed oak, stainless steel detailing, and creamy leathers to accentuate hull number one. “The yard offers the flexibility to turn any cabin into whatever the client dreams of,” Rover explains. This includes a gym, a cinema, even a karaoke room or spa.
In his opinion, the Sirena 88 really shines because of direct access from the owner’s stateroom to a private alfresco area. Forward, you’ll find a sunning area and dipping pool. These are quite unusual, once again, for a yacht of this size. “Not only is there physical access, but there also is a visual connection, with views from the owner’s bed onto the pool water,” Rover adds.
The guests in the standard guest configuration below decks should still feel content. The Sirena 88 has two twins and two VIPs, one of the latter being full beam. A skylight brightens the second VIP, a nice touch.
With a beach club, a foredeck sunning and soaking area, plus dining and sunning areas on the flying bridge, the Sirena 88 will help “grow” existing customers into the megayacht sector. It may attract the attention of other yards’ customers as well.
Sirena Yachts sirenayachts.com
Frers Naval Architecture & Engineering germanfrers.net
Cor D. Rover Design cor-d-rover.com