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Turkish shipyard Sirena Yachts recently launched its flagship — the Sirena 88, which is due to debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September. The 88-foot (26.81 meter) project is the largest yacht ever built by the yard.


“I would like to express my gratitude to all the members of the Sirena family and designers who have contributed to our achievement,” said Ms. Ipek Kirac, CEO of Sirena Marine, "This bigger model means we now play in a new category and I'm sure we are now ready for this.”

Naval architecture is by German Frers and the interior design is by Cor D. Rover. The Sirena 88 raised pilothouse, with excellent sightlines for navigation, features a five-stateroom layout with a main-deck master with panoramic views. The master suite has a sitting area to port along with a foldout balcony. The comfortable layout below decks features an amidships VIP suite and forward luxury guest cabin with private head will have a pair of en suite double guest staterooms between. A full-beam crew area insulates the guest accommodations from the engine space, and provides up to four crew with a private sitting room and two cabins.


“The layout is something that we can change to meet a client’s needs,” says Tanil Surmeli, product manager for Sirena Yachts. “We are able to play dramatically with the spaces within the structural confines of this hull. As a semi-custom builder we are open to their ideas.”

The main-deck social area has a large formal dining table with seating for ten, served by a nearby galley. There is aft a seating with facing U-shaped and straight settees for guests and the space opens through wide doors on the sheltered aft deck, where another dining area stretches across the transom. Down port and starboard stairs is a swim platform, with a striking beach club built into the transom.


The flybridge with its upper helm station has a bar and another formal dining table as well as aft groupings of settees and cocktail tables. 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 Sirena 88 performs at both planing and displacement speeds comfortably and economically. She’s expected to have a range of 2,400 nautical miles at 9 knots.