Sirena 48 Debuts in Cannes

The Sirena 48 is the new entry-level model in the Turkish builder’s lineup of yachts.
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The Sirena 48 can reportedly top out at 27 knots. Courtesy Sirena Yachts

Hull No. 1 of the Sirena 48 made its official debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September, adding a new entry-level model to the Turkish builder’s lineup of yachts. The Sirena 48 joins the Sirena 58, the Sirena 68, the Sirena 78 and the Sirena 88, and incorporates many of the same features that make the larger yachts popular. Presenting those features in a smaller package is intended to appeal to younger yacht-buyers, including families with children that may want to move up to larger versions as the family grows.

Article At-A-Glance

  • New entry-level model for Sirena Yachts
  • Designed by Germán Frers to appeal to younger buyers
  • Crewed and owner-operator versions available
  • More than 20 hulls sold before the official debut

Key Elements of the Sirena 48

Sirena Yachts says that, even before the Sirena 48 was presented to the public at the Cannes Yachting Festival, more than 20 hulls were already sold. Quite a few of those owners said they intend to be owner-operators out on the water without crew, taking advantage of the wide views and clear sightlines from the Sirena 48’s flybridge.


The Sirena 48 has a semi-displacement hull form that is efficient in displacement mode, but also allows for fast planing performance. According to the builder, the yacht can hit a top hop of 27 knots, and it has a cruising speed of 15 to 16 knots. The economical cruising speed is 10 knots, which reportedly allows for a range of 520 nautical miles.

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The Sirena 48 has three staterooms belowdecks. Courtesy Sirena Yachts

Layout Options

Owners can choose among several layouts on the Sirena 48. Options include an open layout and a more traditional aft deck. In the latter, there’s extra stowage where a crew cabin would otherwise be, accessible via a full-height door that opens from the transom. Accommodations for overnight guests are in three staterooms, while the crew cabin is optional.

Owner and Guest Amenities

The Sirena 48 has three decks: a sundeck, a main deck and a bottom deck. Throughout the three levels, the designers incorporated areas for relaxation, dining and entertaining. Sirena Yachts says the yacht is equally well-suited for a group of friends out enjoying a day cruise, or for families and friends who want to head out on longer itineraries, including spending overnights on the hook.

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In addition to a sun pad that consumes almost the entirety of the forward half of the flybridge, this space also has C-shaped seating aft. Courtesy Sirena Yachts


Up on the sundeck, the Sirena 48 has a large sun pad forward with expansive views both forward and all around the yacht. There’s also guest seating aft in a C-shaped lounge that wraps around two smaller tables that are ideal for a light breakfast, a casual lunch or hors d’oeuvres during cocktail hour. A helm station is to port, just forward of a console where drinks and snacks can be stowed for easy access.

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The aft galley on the main deck makes serving guests forward and aft easy. Courtesy Sirena Yachts

Main Deck

On the Sirena 48’s main deck, there’s another big sun pad forward at the foredeck, as well as more guest seating all the way aft with a table for food and drinks. Inside, there’s a helm station to starboard that’s fully protected for use in any weather conditions. There’s also inside seating and dining, with the galley aft to make service easy for the guests sitting inside as well as outside on the aft deck.


All the guest staterooms are on the lower deck. There are three staterooms with two heads. The VIP stateroom and the guest stateroom share a head, while the master has its own private head. The head that’s used for the VIP and guest staterooms can also serve as the boat’s day-head.

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The master stateroom has a berth that’s on centerline and that has walkaround space. Courtesy Sirena Yachts

Master Stateroom

The master stateroom is just abaft amidships, in the part of the yacht that tends to have the least motion (a real benefit for anyone who suffers from seasickness). The berth is on centerline with walkaround space, so nobody will have to crawl over the other person’s legs to access either side. A settee is to starboard for owners who want a space to curl up in total privacy with a good book.

VIP and Guest Stateroom

The VIP stateroom is far forward on the lower deck. Its berth also has walkaround space, a feature that can be surprisingly hard to find on some boats’ secondary staterooms in the Sirena 48’s size range. The guest stateroom, with twin berths, is between the master and the VIP on the starboard side of the yacht. It’s ideal for children or occasional guests, with a smaller overall area than the master or the VIP.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will Sirena Yachts have a display at the 2023 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show?

Yes. Plans are still being finalized for which yachts will be shown, but the company will be there for sure.

Does Sirena Yachts have dealers in the United States?

Yes. The company’s US headquarters is in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with dealerships in Hawaii, San Diego, Seattle, Maryland, Illinois and Connecticut.

What is the largest Sirena Yacht model?

The Sirena 88. It has a range of 2,000 nautical miles, a main-deck master stateroom and belowdecks staterooms for eight additional guests.

What other yachts has designer Germán Frers created?

The firm has been responsible for more than a thousand designs that have been produced, most recently including the Hallberg Rassy 40, the Swan 55 and the Hylas 60.

Does Sirena Yachts have an online store for branded gear?

Yes, as part of the company’s website. Fans of the brand can order polo shirts, sweatshirts, rain jackets, kids’ clothing and more.