Bilgin, the Turkish shipyard, announced today that it has launched the second hull of its 156 series. After her assembly earlier this year, superyacht 156-II has been brought to the shipyard's Kucukcekmece facility.
The 47.6m yacht features naval architecture and exterior styling completed by Unique Yacht Design, while the interior design is done by the well-known H2 Yacht Design studio. This is not the first Bilgin project to have its interior completed by H2 Yacht Design - the interior concept and general arrangements of all Bilgin projects currently under construction are completed by the British design studio.
She can accommodate 10 guests across four large cabins and a spacious owner's suite with a hull balcony. The general design has a plethora of wood variants and metals. The yacht will be designed without exceeding the crucial 500gt boundary and a touch-and-go helipad may be added to her upper deck aft section.
Currently, Bilgin Yachts has 4 projects in build, including Project 263 due to be delivered in 2019. Little is known about the 80m project but it is going to be the largest yacht ever built by the Turkish shipyard.
In The Superyacht Intelligence Annual Report 2016, Bilgin Yachts were ranked 26 with two deliveries in 2015 and a total of 810.2m delivered to date by the yard. This is the highest contribution to the superyacht fleet by a single yard out of the 89 Turkish shipyards.