BY APB Staff on 14 Feb 2024

The new version of the Sirena 48 has a coupé-style coach roof instead of an open-air flybridge.

Hybrid Coupé Sirena 48

Sirena Yachts has unveiled a new hybrid coupé Sirena 48 — a variant of its entry-level model.

The Turkish boatbuilder Sirena says the yacht, which offers coupé styling and a high-performance serial hybrid power train, makes a ‘bold statement about more sustainable yachting’.

The news comes just a few months after the world debut of the Sirena 48 motor yacht at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2023.

The new coupé hybrid version of the Sirena 48 retains the same looks and interior volumes of the 48 motor yacht. The main difference is the three-cabin yacht has a coupé-style coach roof instead of an open-air flybridge. This roof is installed with glass and solar panels.

The new hardtop brings natural light into the saloon area below, which forms the social heart of the boat. It also reduces the weight and windage of the yacht, improving the performance and range of the electric propulsion. Solar panels set into the coach roof help to prolong the operating range of the yacht under electric power alone.

Sirena, which has launched into 2024 with a full order book following an exceptional 2023, is anticipating demand for the new coupé look from owners specifying conventional propulsion packages as well.

Hybrid Coupé Sirena 48

“The hardtop design is particularly well suited to the hybrid drive system, and offers a remarkable solution in terms of aesthetics while maximising the number of solar panels,” says Sirena Yachts’ CEO Cagin Genc. “At Sirena Marine, we have been working hard to integrate a robust, meaningful hybrid option for some time. And though we are starting with our latest 48ft yacht model, we are able to implement the solution on any of the yachts in our range, which runs up to 88ft.”

Driven by twin 213kW electric motors, the Sirena 48 hybrid tops out at a speed of 14 knots. In silent electric mode, it can draw power directly from the large battery bank to cover up to 30 nautical miles before switching on the variable speed generators.

For longer range and more speed, the two generators kick in to produce the electricity needed to drive the boat and recharge the batteries. Sirena says they do this much more effectively than a diesel engine, and can be positioned independently of the propellers, reducing noise and vibration to a whisper. When the boat finally reaches its destination, the batteries are full again allowing overnighting in total silence.

By integrating hybrid solutions from e-Motion, Sirena Marine is bringing many new benefits to its yachts,” says Genc. “Not only can they offer quieter and more comfortable cruising at anchor and underway — we estimate that a hybrid system can reduce fuel consumption by up to 35 per cent and cut maintenance costs by 10-15 per cent. With less noise and fewer emissions, a hybrid Sirena Yacht has a lower impact on the environment.”

Hybrid Coupé Sirena 48

Sirena says the model offers a range of layouts inside and out, different styling choices and equipment levels. Just as the hybrid propulsion option is available across all models, the coupé design can also be applied to the yard’s conventionally powered models: Sirena 58, 68, 78 and 88.

Last year, Istanbul-based Sirena Yachts revealed further details about its new range of 35-50m superyachts, which has been designed with younger owners in mind.

The boats were originally unveiled at the Monaco Yacht Show 2022, where the Turkish shipyard promised to maximise the onboard experience for owners and guests.

The new Sirena superyacht line has exteriors by Luca Vallebona and naval architecture by Van Oossanen Naval Architects, with the interior designs of each vessel fully customisable.

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