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Sirena’s seductive sub-50-footer

Aimed at a younger market, Sirena Yachts has revealed a new, flexible entry-level model at Boot Düsseldorf.

26 January 2023

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It was only four months ago, at the Monaco Yachts Show in September 2022, that Turkish builder Sirena unveiled its plans for a superyacht division to build yachts up to 50 metres that would complement the yard’s popular range of cruisers which currently includes the Sirena 58,68,78 and 88 models.

Now, shortly after launching its 100th yacht, the Istanbul-based brand has announced another new addition to the range, this time at the other end of the spectrum. Unveiled during the Boot Dusseldorf show, the new model will be a 48, designed with similar DNA to her larger sisters but geared toward bringing flexible boating to a younger audience.

The new entry-level semi-displacement-hulled yacht carries the same distinctive, geometric styling and plumb bow of the larger models, and includes the same construction method which uses hybrid carbon fibre lamination in the hull and superstructure to lower the centre of gravity and improve seakeeping.

Moreover, the 48 will feature two alternative layouts for the spacious aft cockpit – something of a rarity in this size bracket. “We offer a number of layout options,” explains Sirena Yachts CEO Cagin Genc.

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“While our customers can choose between an open layout and a more traditional aft deck, this tailoring can continue all the way to the bathing platform,” explained Genc.

“For example, a storage area can be chosen instead of the crew cabin, and in this case, a full height door or a seating area that opens out of the transom may be preferable.”

It is not just in the aft end that the 48 offers options – there are more around the flybridge. The standard layout features a spacious entertaining area with alfresco dining, a port-side fly helm, and a huge expanse of sunpads forward to soak up the rays. The foredeck offers further sunpads for more private relaxation when moored stern-to, or for taking advantage of the breeze at anchor.

The semi-displacement hull will offer both efficient cruising in displacement mode with faster planing available for quick dashes to favourite spots or to shelter when the weather turns. The high-volume design means space below for three cabins including a midships master across the full beam, an inviting VIP in the bow and a twin to starboard.

The option of having a crew cabin aft for one crewmember opens the 48 to customers who prefer to leave the nav to someone else, or perhaps for those who wish to offer crewed charter.

“We have a wide product range with four models between 58 and 88 feet, and this expansion into the 40-foot sector will complete our line-up in the most competitive area of the market,” comments Ali Onger, CCO at Sirena Yachts.

“The Sirena 48 is a model that can be used without crew, yet can easily accommodate a family nucleus. This will be an all-weather yacht with many innovative warm-water features. We expect it to prove especially popular in both Mediterranean and US markets.”

Power will come from twin Cummins 480 hp engines giving a projected top speed of around 23.5 knots from the German Frers-designed hull, with optional Volvo Penta D8 550hp units delivering a predicted 26 knots. The first unit will be launched at the 2023 Cannes Yachting Festival in September 2023.

 

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