Thirty-two years after she launched to treat a family to fun, the yacht Sirene is seeing a new life on behalf of a non-profit. Her owners have donated her to the National Save the Turtles Foundation.
The 83-foot (25.3-meter) megayacht initially splashed at Burger Boat Company back in 1990. Her name at the time was Rina II. In fact, she represented hull number 471 for the storied American shipyard. (Burger Boat Company opened its doors in 1863, belonging to Henry B. Burger.) Entirely aluminum, the 110-gross-ton yacht ran with twin 1,080-hp Detroit Diesel engines, a power package still onboard, too.
The yacht Sirene passed through several owners’ hands before the donation took place, at the end of 2022. The one constant was regular upkeep, with the most recent owners spending $400,000 for extensively refitting and renewing the cockpit motoryacht in 2021. This included updating the look of the main-deck galley, a country-kitchen configuration. It further included new lighting, wall coverings, linens, and en suite bath soles for the three staterooms. (All staterooms, sleeping six, are below decks, including the full-beam master.) Bird’s-eye maple paneling lines other parts of the interior, such as the main saloon. Additionally, the main saloon has a bar, making the room a popular entertainment area.
Besides the already mentioned cockpit, the highlights of alfresco areas include covered dining on the flying bridge. Guests can accompany the captain just forward at the upper helm area, thanks to a total of three pedestal chairs.
We reached out to Northrop & Johnson for information on how the National Save the Turtles Foundation will use Sirene. Unfortunately, the owners’ representative, Kristen Klein, did not have details.
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More About the Yacht Sirene
LOA: 83’0” (25.3 meters)
Beam: 21’6” (6.58 meters)
Draft: 6’2” (1.82 meters)
Guests: 6 in 3 staterooms
Engines: 2/1,080-hp Detroit Diesels
Range: not available
Builder: Burger Boat Company
Naval Architect: Don O’Keefe/Builder Interior Designer: not available