Bilgin launches new 80 metre megayacht hull


Bilgin Yachts has officially launched the 80 metre 263 project hull from its metal works facility in Yalova.

The Turkish shipyard towed the hull to its outfitting facility in Istanbul West Marina where it will completed.

Unique Yacht Design was the naval architect on the project and interior is being designed by H2 Design Studio. The ship is set to be delivered to its owner at the end of 2019.

İsmail Şengün, Bilgin’s CEO said: “Today is another proud day for our company. We are happy to see how beautiful the boat is and really look forward to presenting her to the world in a couple of years.”

This 263 project will be followed by its sistership which is trailing her by six months. both ships are built to ABS classification and LY3 compliance.

Bilgin is also building a second 48 metre 156 series which is now available for purchase.

Bilgin 263 Specifications:

Overall Length: 80.10 metres
Length on waterline (approx): 71 metres
Beam: 12.20 metres
Max Draft: 3.5 metres

Displacement (full load): 1.450 tonnes
Gross tonnage: 1.6 GRT

Engines:  MTU16V4000 M63 1B @ 1,600 rpm
Max speed at half-load: 18 knots
Range at cruising speed at half load: 5,000 nm