Bilgin Yachts, the Turkish superyacht builder, has announced that it’s 80m project has materialised. Upon completion the Bilgin 263 will be the largest superyacht built in Turkey to date.

Having been under construction since March 2016, the Bilgin 263 is now at block construction stage where seven of the 25 blocks of the steel hull are now being finished. Bilgin plans to begin the block assembly and the construction of the superstructure in two months’ time.

Already a versatile superyacht builder, this 80m superyacht will enter a new market for Bilgin with it being some 30m larger than Dusur (delivered 2015), which at 50m is currently the largest yacht Bilgin has built to date.Furthermore the design of the 263 is more futuristic than her Bilgin predecessors, bearing in mind that it was only one year ago since Bilgin built the 48.7m superyacht Clarity, a classically designed superyacht.

Unique Yacht Design are the creators of the contemporary exterior which has an angular appearance, yet the lines flow well into one another. The combination of angularity and fluidity results in what could be described as a wholesome design lacking extrinsic elements. Similar concepts often fall foul of contrasting features such as a disjointed hull and superstructure.

The interior has been left up to the renowned London based design studio H2 Yacht Design. Although little is known about the interiors yet, what we do know is that the interiors will follow the contemporary style present in the exterior design of the yacht.

The 80m superyacht will be built to ABS class and be fully LY3 compliant. She will be powered by two MTU 16V 4000 M63R engines, which will be delivered to the shipyard this November.

The Bilgin 263 has been sold to a long standing Bilgin client, who has previously had two Bilgin yachts prior this.

Bilgin has scheduled the launch for March 2017 just under a year’s time, and plan to deliver the 80m superyacht in 2019.


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