Istanbul-based shipyard Bilgin Yachts has been growing its ranges since 2019 with new projects coming up. 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 first of the series named Tatiana will make it’s premiere debut at the 2021 Monaco Yacht Show which will take place from September 22-25. Aggressive and sleek are the right words to describe her exterior lines and naval architecture designed by Unique Yacht Design and interiors by H2 Yacht Design. Having accommodation for up to 16 guests in eight cabins comprising the owner’s suits, she reaches top speeds of 19 knots and has cruising speed at 12 knots with the power of 2,560 kW twin engines and a generator.
Bilgin 263 is truly one-of-a-kind with her design and comfort elements. A very attractive yacht with a sleek and sexy profile was creating while avoiding a high dosage of design clichés. The increase in living areas normally results in bulky designs, but Bilgin 263’s designers were careful to craft the vessel with ultimate luxury in mind creating a one-of-a-kind yacht experience. The Bilgin 263 has a design attitude that will dominate the yachting sector around the world. This will clearly make her a trendsetter among steel-aluminum superyachts of today.
The owner of 80-metre Tatiana, namely NB75, is in love with sportive and contemporary lines while paying lots of attention to aesthetical details. From the very first meeting, Emrecan ÖZGÜN of Unique Yacht Design & Naval Architecture shares they “focused on creating a sport superyacht with elegant living areas. In fact, it was a challenge for us to design a yacht both sportive and masculine. We spent so many others working on the details in order to combine different features and make the owner feel home.”
Bilgin 263 yachts are full of surprises inside and outside. Beach club which is connected to the main living room is very approachable as well as large enough for big gatherings. Tenders and sea toys are located on the front deck, which is how they managed to have a swimming pool at the stern with a 8.5-meter length and 1.4-meter depth.
As the size of a yacht gets bigger, it becomes a bit more difficult for the owner to feel connected to the sea. In order to avoid this the use of large windows, private terraces and outdoor socializing areas were incorporated onboard of Bilgin 263. Each cabin of Tatiana now offers different perspectives to those who stay there.
Tatiana has a well-balanced and optimized superstructure which leads her to sail up to 19 knots with zero dynamic trim. This way, she will be a very economical yacht compared to her contemporaries. Additionally, while sailing at 12 knots speed with the power of 2,560 kW twin engines and a generator, the fuel consumption is around 250 liter per hour which we are used to seeing on a 40-metre yacht until now. So, Tatiana is a different and a brand-new concept not only with the design attitude but also with the performance.
The second hull – which is already sold – is planned to be launched in 2022 and following that, the third hull of the model will be delivered to her owner in 2023. 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 2025. There is also an on-spec project of 74-meter superyacht construction coming along for 2023, 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.