Turkish Yacht builder, Bilgin Yachts has announced that its first launch of 2016 has been successfully made. The 46.8m superyacht, now christened Giaola-Lu, is the 23rd yacht Bilgin has built since its entry into the 30m+ superyacht market in 2003 with 34.7m M-Irafish.

Giaola-Lu will be delivered to her Mexican owners in late May following an extensive period of sea trials, which will start immediately. Prior to her launch, the owner decided to make a few minor changes to the interior, which is contemporary/minimal with intricate details, designed by London-based designers H2 Yacht Design.

H2 Yacht Design designed Giaola-Lu two years ago for the Turkish shipyard and the result is outstanding, with a strong profile and plumb bow. Three large rectangular windows forward, make for a prominent feature and bring together the square window theme of the light grey hull.

Designed and equipped to RINA Commercial Class Maltese Cross Hull and LY3 regulations, Giaola-Lu will be capable of unrestricted coastal and offshore cruising around Europe, the Mediterranean, Atlantic and the Caribbean. Bilgin also worked closely with Unique for her system design.

Giaola-Lu will be delivered this summer, following her sea trials.



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