The two ways in which the typical owner-operated yacht and a superyacht bear no resemblance are how they look and how they are laid out. The new Sirena 58 Coupe changes all that with its sensual superyacht exterior and luxurious yet very practical interior layout. The 58 Coupe is essentially a smaller version of the superyachts berthed stern-to in Monaco. The aft cockpit with a retractable sunshade is ideal for evening cocktails while the forward seating and sunpad area affords an unobstructed view of the passing scenery. A four-panel door allows access to the salon and full-beam galley and the helm station, creating an airy, comfortable environment. The three-stateroom design allows comfortable extended cruising for families, while the unique bi-level master suite with private access to the foredeck lounge and the pilothouse tempts owners to move aboard permanently. The sleek look achieved by not featuring a flybridge also allows the 58 to pass under many bridges along the ICW that would otherwise need to be lifted, thus slowing the passage. Best of all, the Sirena 58 Coupe can be easily operated by anyone with basic seamanship skills; SirenaYachts.com.
Some of the most unforgettable experiences for Rodrigo Vianna, MD, PhD, are when he comes across a patient who is now an adult and he performed a transplant on them as a baby. Seeing them older, living healthy lives, doing the things they love, is an ongoing inspiration.
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