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Sirena 48: The brand-new 16m yacht for young owners

7 February 2023 • Written by Laura Nicholls

Unlike most yacht builders, Turkish yard Sirena Yachts hasn’t just been focussing on building bigger. In fact, the yard has just revealed its smallest yacht yet, the 15.96-metre Sirena 48. This brand-new pocket yacht means that the yard can satisfy the demands for a multi-design entry-level product.

With the majority of demand for this yacht size and style originating from the US market, the Sirena team have already secured 10 orders for the Sirena 48 before the official launch. “So far it’s going good, and we are expecting many more orders,” confirms Çağın Genç, who will see the first Sirena 48 officially launched at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2023. “Despite our first wave of orders going to US waters, we offer the customer many different options and usage experiences,” he adds.

By creating a flexible two-deck layout and ensuring the Sirena 48 is easy-to-handle, Sirena is hoping its in-house design appeals to the next generation of boaters and yacht enthusiasts. “The Sirena 48 is a model that can be used without crew,” says Ali Onger, CCO at Sirena Yachts. “She can easily accommodate six guests and is a B-category yacht with many innovative warm-water features.”

By making the yacht so simple to use, it is predicted that future Sirena 48 owners will drive themselves from the intuitive flybridge. An alternative would be to convert the aft-deck storage area to accommodate a single crew member.

As revealed during the boot Düsseldorf show, the Sirena 48 will offer alternative layouts for the spacious aft cockpit – a rare feature for a yacht of this size. These designs include an open-style cockpit and additional storage. “We offer a number of layout options that can be tailored all the way to the bathing platform,” explains Sirena Yachts CEO Çağın Genç. “Our customers can choose open exterior designs, or something more traditional, all with a contemporary interior to match.”

The layout available for the flybridge includes a spacious entertaining area, al fresco dining and large forward-facing sun pads. To the aft of the yacht, an owner can opt for a large door or a seating area that forms from the transom. Here, a large swimming platform is able to carry any toy the owner desires, including a tender or a Jet Ski.

“The Sirena 48 is around 30 per cent bigger than her competitors and has one of the largest interiors – in terms of square meterage – in her category,” says Tanıl Sürmeli, Sirena’s product development manager. “The owner’s cabin is full beam and one of three guest cabins, which is unique to this size of yacht.”

Any Sirena model is delivered to be efficient, both in cost and performance. “A Sirena yacht is of world-class quality with an immaculate finish and our brand’s bold and distinctive design which has been entirely designed in-house,” says Sürmeli. Designed by the yard’s long-term partner German Frers, the Sirena 48’s semi-displacement hull is efficient in displacement mode yet permits fast planing performance. Depending on whether the standard or upgraded performance package is chosen, she can reach a top speed of 23.5 or 26 knots respectively.

The Sirena 48 joins the yard’s four existing models, Sirena 58, 68, 78, and 88, and the recently announced Sirena Superyachts range. “We have a wide product range with four models between 58 and 88ft, and this expansion into the 40-foot sector will complete our line-up in the most competitive area of the market,” adds Ali Onger, CCO at Sirena Yachts. “We expect the Sirena 48 to continue to prove especially popular.”