A monohull that challenges catamarans. It is the Sirena 48, the new addition presented in Cannes by the Turkish shipyard, which with its interior spaces and large flybridge area challenges the trend of multihulls. And it does so with reduced dimensions but maximally utilized spaces, positioning itself as the entry level of the Sirena Yachts shipyard.
Sirena 48 – The new 16-meter entry level from the Turkish shipyard
The first example of Sirena 48, the boat that becomes the smallest within the Turkish shipyard’s range, was put in the water in Cannes, alongside Sirena 58, 68, 78 and 88. It is precisely the small size (just over 16 meters overall length and 5 meters width) that is the focus of this latest project, signed German Frers for hull design and naval architecture. The shipyard strongly sought to reduce the size of this boat in order to also approach a less experienced and younger audience, who may be entering the boating world for the first time, thus realizing its “entry level” model. Despite its size, however, we find all kinds of comforts on board, and the boat seems to be a great success, as confirmed by the 20 examples already ordered from the Turkish shipyard.
Starting from the stern, it is immediately apparent how the exteriors of the Sirena 48 are designed to enjoy moments of relaxation in company. The swim platform / swim platform can be operated electrically and also descend below the water level. It is really spacious, and here as well as in the aft garage dinghy, jet ski and other water toys can also find room. A few steps up lead to the deck level, with the aft cockpit that can be set up in two different ways. The available options allow for a choice of two double front seats, placed in line with the broadside, and a center table or single sofa placed in front of the navigation and table. Actually, the bathing platform also offers different layouts. The owner can decide to use the sheltered area as a tender/toys garage, a crew cabin, or as waterfront seating.
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From the cockpit there is access to the indoor living area, the large bow sundeck or, via the ladder, to the flybridge. This is designed to be the true convivial area of the Sirena 48, with lots of seating and sofas placed around the two tables with fold-down wings, the command post with double seating, and the sun deck. In addition to lockers and storage areas, here we also find the wetbar area with the sink.
Siren 48 – Interior
Turning to the interior, which is accessed through the large window that serves as a French door and separates the salon from the cockpit, we immediately find the full L-shaped galley on the port side, with sink, stove, and oven, while on the starboard side we find a frigorifer and freezer. Proceeding, one encounters the C-shaped seating served by the folding dining table on the left, and the indoor command post on the left. The central ladder leads to the below-deck area. Here the layout of the Sirena 48 includes three cabins: the forward VIP and aft Master with a double bed, and a second with two single beds located on the starboard side. On the left side, however, are located the two bathrooms with showers, the private one in the Master Cab in and the one serving the other two cabins.
Elegance and attention to detail are not lacking in the design of the interior, which in fact has high-quality finishes and plenty of storage space despite the dominance of minimal styling. The master stateroom is a true suite, and in addition to the double bed here the owner can rest on the comfortable sofa set back from the starboard broadside, or work at the desk. All rooms appear well lit, although the site preferred the “one cabin, one window” solution to the increasingly common “full-wall” windows.
We come to sailing performance. The Sirena 48 is designed with a semi-displacement hull that is efficient and able to plane fairly early. The boat reaches a maximum speed of 27 knots while the cruising speed is around 15-15 knots. At a speed of 10 knots, the shipyard estimates “economy” use with a claimed range of about 520miles, taking advantage of the 1,900 liters of fuel. The planned motorization is with either two 550-hp Cummins QSB 6.7 inboard engines or two 670-hp Volvo D11 inboard engines.
|Length Over All (LOA)
|Hull Length (LOH)
|13.79 m – excluding platform
|Length at Waterline (LWL)
|13.76 m – fully loaded
|27.24 t (engine A) – 28.76 t (engine B)
|23.42 t (engine A) – 24.90 t (engine B)
|Standard Motorization (A)
|2x Cummins QSB 6.7 550 hp
|Optional Motorization (B)
|2x Volvo D11 670 hp
|24 kn – 27 kn (with Volvo D11 670 hp engine)
|Fresh Water Tank
|Black Water Tank
|Grey Water Tank
|3 + 1 (crew – optional)