Bilgin Yachts is an Istanbul-based shipyard for five generations dating back to the early 1900s. Having started as a small local business, it successfully grew into a world-renowned company with unique know-how in the yachting sector.
From the very beginning, Bilgin Yachts had a well-recognised experience in the superyacht sector. The shipyard was listed among the top 20 builders in the world after the delivery of 46.80 metre Bilgin 155 (Giaola-Lu) in 2016. In 2017, Giaola-Lu turned to be a great success by being one of the finalists for the World Superyacht Awards and ShowBoat Design Awards. Its success was followed by the 48 metre Nerissa which was also the finalist for the same awards with its interior design and naval architecture.
In 2016, Bilgin Yachts started to work in an additional production facility in the West Istanbul Marina. With the new facility, there is more space for wintering services for superyachts as well as building larger yachts, in addition to its own marine stainless steel and furniture facility beside the area where they create their specially designed furniture. Both facilities provide high-quality materials for Bilgin Yachts.
Bilgin Yachts has been creating three new projects lately: Bilgin 156, 220 and 263.
The Bilgin 156-II Lilium has similar features with the 47.5-metre Nerissa that had its debut during the 2017 Monaco Yacht Show. The newest project, Bilgin 220, is a 67-metre superyacht. Under construction in the Yalova facility, the yacht will bear masculine lines in its interior and exterior design which fits with its speed performance of up to 17 knots.
Last but not least, the 80-metre Bilgin 263 I and II are getting ready in the shipyard’s newest facility West Istanbul Marina. The first unit – also the largest Bilgin yacht up to date – will be launched in 2019. Bilgin 263 will differentiate herself from her predecessors with the top speed of 20 knots. Bilgin 156 and 263 have exteriors designed by Unique Yacht Design, interiors by H2 Design Studio and Bilgin Yachts design team; while 220 will have the interior lines of Hot Lab.
All three models are built in compliance with IMO Tier III certification and are supposed to be the most environmental yachts in their class.