The winning of 12 orders for the Sirena 64 in less than a year since it premiered at the 2017 Düsseldorf Boat Show in January means that Turkish yacht-builder Sirena Yachts has had to ramp up its build capacity. The company has also started work on a new Sirena 85 model, the third in the Sirena range.
News of the unexpected number of orders was announced at Sirena’s press conference at the Cannes Yachting Festival last week. Apart from seeing the Sirena 64 afloat for the first time, the company also had the European debut of the Sirena 56, which was launched earlier this year at the Yachts Miami Beach event, and announced the new Sirena 85.
In terms of addressing the build capacity issue, Sirena CEO Ipek Kirac told IBI: “To provide more capacity we have started a second shift and we are creating new moulds. The current sales of the Sirena 64 take us to September 2018 but the new measures will reduce this time.”
The Sirena 64 and Sirena 56 were designed by two of the best-known designers on the international scene – Frers Naval Architecture & Engineering for naval architecture, exterior design and engineering, and Spadolini Design Studio for the interior.
The Sirena 56 – following the successful example of its bigger sister, the Sirena 64 – is more powerful than its direct competitors and is equipped with updated engines to guarantee power, safety and excellent performance. It features spacious exterior surface areas to fully enjoy the natural environment and bigger internal spaces in both the cabins and saloon.
In terms of the Sirena 85, which will be the company’s new flagship model, German Frers will design the exterior and Dutch designer Cor D Rover will handle the interior.
Frers commented: “The new member of the fleet represents a continuation of the design and build programme with this new, larger member. It is an evolution of the smaller sister, a low resistance, sea-kindly hull, that performs efficiently and with minimum fuel consumption at all speed ranges. The maximum speed will be in the order of 26kt, depending on the final power plan selected among the options offered.”
He added: “In spite of her long overall dimensions, she qualifies under 24m (79ft) LOA. The range will be more than 2,000 miles at cruising speed. Interior volume is very large and incorporates a full-width master suite on the upper deck, equipped with an opening balcony to the sea. Accommodation includes an owner’s suite plus four en-suites – one of them a very large VIP guest suite. The fully fitted bridge is independent and separated from the rest of the interior accommodation, with direct access to a double command on the ample flybridge.”
Cor D Rover pointed out that the yard offers two different versions featuring either four or five cabin layouts, both with a full-beam owner’s suite on the main deck. “Our interior design philosophy is based upon an inseparable link between the inside and the outside of the yacht.”
In another move, Sirena has recently set up Sirena North America in Ft Lauderdale which will be led by Costantino Konstantinos. He told IBI: “We will establish a dealer network in North America, starting with the east coast.”
Sirena currently has a dealer network in France, Spain and Germany amongst others.