Istanbul-based shipyard Bilgin Yachts has been growing its ranges since 2019 with new projects coming up.
The shipyard is also announced as a new entry in the 2020 Global Order Book’s Top 20 list with its five projects which have a total length of 392 metres. Having launched its flagship 80-metre Tatiana in February 2020, Bilgin Yachts has currently built three units of the 80-metre Bilgin 263 series. The second hull –which is already sold- is planned to be launched in 2021 and following that, the third hull of the model will be delivered to her owner in 2022. The series emphasizes eco-friendliness, featuring a special exhaust system that provides 100% clean air emissions. With two 2,560 kW engines, Tatiana can speed up to 19 knots, while the cruising speed of 12 knots keeps her fuel consumption at 250 l/h. She is built in compliance with IMO Tier III certification and is considered to be the most environmentally friendly yacht in her class.
The third unit of the series, namely NB78 is being produced with a completely new layout and shifted to the outfitting facility in West Istanbul Marina. Meanwhile, the new 85-meter ordered superyacht is under construction with the planned delivery in 2023. There is also an on-spec project of 74-meter superyacht construction coming along for 2022, while the latest project is a 50-meter below 500GT superyacht, planned to be manufactured and completed as well in 2022. Both yachts have their designs signed by Unique Yacht Design. They have modern lines, spacious interior and exterior living areas as well as meeting all the latest manufacturing standards and best practices of the industry.
ABOUT BILGIN YACHTS
Bilgin Yachts is a boutique shipyard at the European side of Istanbul, building bespoke 50 to 120-meter luxury superyachts. It has been a family-run business for five generations since the early 1900s. With its 400+ highly-skilled craftsmen, contributes 90% of the work in-house, the shipyard operates in facilities covering 60,000sqm which includes a state-of-the-art marine furniture factory, a comprehensive mechanic, hydraulic, stainless-steel and upholstery workshop. Since the spring of 2017, the company has expanded further with additional 10,000sqm outfitting sheds and headquarters located in the West Istanbul Marina, which is appr. 40 minutes from the new Istanbul Airport.