New in 2019: Sirena 88 will debut at Cannes Yachting Festival

The Turkish shipyard Sirena Yachts has confirmed the launch of their new flagship Sirena 88: the stage will be the 2019 Cannes Yachting Festival, September 10 to 15.

A brand new yacht is coming from the Turkish experience. In this case, we are talking of the largest model in the Sirena Yachts range: she’s called Sirena 88 and…well, you can guess how long she is. The hull is designed by German Frers, while the interiors come from the hand of Cor D. Rover.

Working hard

At the moment the construction is well under way: the composite hull has been fully vacuum infused, using E-glass and vinylester resin. The carbon-fiber deck and superstructure also have been vacuum-infused, and the hull, deck, and superstructure have been joined. At today the shipyard has begun to fit out the furniture of the main-deck interior as well, and areas on the lower deck and the flying bridge.

The Sirena 88 promises to have large volume in a raised pilothouse design: no less than a five-stateroom layout, with a main-deck master with panoramic view. The master suite will have a sitting area to port along with a foldout balcony. To starboard will be a 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 belowdecks features an amidships VIP suite, while a forward luxury guest cabin with private head will be complemented by a pair of en suite double guest staterooms between. A full-beam crew area insulates the guest accommodations and the engine room, and provides up to four crew with a private sitting room and two cabins.

The rasied pilothouse will grant a higher level of privacy for the guests when the crew is piloting, while the second helmstation on the flying bridge will be preferred when the owner is piloting himself. Of course, as expected in a 26-meter yacht built by a skilled yard, Sirena 88 will be available in different layouts according to the owner’s desire.

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The main-deck social area will have a large formal dining table with seating for ten, served by a nearby galley. The flying bridge will be one of the main social spaces, with a bar to 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 is enhanced by high-tech resin infusion construction and large use of carbon fiber to reduce weight and optimize the vertical and longitudinal centers of gravity. As a consequence, Sirena 88 promises to cruise comfortably and economically at both planing and displacement speeds. She’s expected to have a range of 2,400 nautical miles at 9 knots.

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