The first hull of Bilgin 163 completes technical launch
With appreciation to the shipyard’s latest successes in the superyacht industry, Bilgin Yachts’ CEO İsmail Şengün says, “We foresee a further enhancement in the distinctive signature of Bilgin Yachts.
With appreciation to the shipyard’s latest successes in the superyacht industry, Bilgin Yachts’ CEO İsmail Şengün says, “We foresee a further enhancement in the distinctive signature of Bilgin Yachts. Bilgin 163 is one of our most ambitious projects and is a perfect sample of what we can offer to our clients.” Having a six-cabin layout, Bilgin 163 offers spacious, modern and stylish living areas to the guests. The main color scheme consists of natural colors which have a great harmony with large windows and high-gloss materials.
The interior of Bilgin 163 is a result of the meticulous work of the Hot Lab team. Enrico Lumini, Partner and Head of Design in Hot Lab says, “Bilgin 163 follows the studio’s new philosophy ‘Architecture for Voyagers’ and focuses on cleanliness of architectural volumes, and a renewed sense for a softness of lines. A plastic minimalism, sober, but rich in details.” In this model, the designers wanted to rediscover the luxury of pure craftmanship, the attention to small details without relinquishing the use of precious materials. According to Lumini, the yacht will be “modern, rich, yet warm” in feeling. To provide a much more refined look and a soft sense of balance, the Hot Lab team uses small quantities of wood and natural leather in the interior living areas. In Lumini’s words, Bilgin 163 is a perfect combination of shapes, soft colors and great richness of detail. Throughout guest cabins, natural colors and materials highlight the yacht's connection to the sea. There will be a soft transition in every color and material used on board.
The interior lines are strengthened with the powerful exterior living areas of the yacht. Emrecan Özgün of Unique Yacht Design underlines that particularly exterior areas will be larger than the yacht’s predecessors. “This also gives a sportive look to Bilgin 163” says Özgün. Equipped with twin 1,450 CAT engines, the new Bilgin 163 is going to have a top speed of around 17 knots with low cost. The motor yacht is now making her way for final outfitting and then she will be ready for delivery during 2023.
BRIEF TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Hull configuration: Displacement Hull material: Steel
S/Structure material: Aluminium LOA: 49.95m
LWL at full load: 48.26m
Beam overall: 9.25m
Draught at full load: 2.60m Displacement at full load: 495t (full load) Gross tonnage: 499gt
Fuel capacity: 55,000lt
Water capacity: 11,000lt
Main engines: CAT C32 IMO Tier II
Engines power: 2x1,081 kW @ 2,150 RPM Maximum speed: 17
Cruising speed: 12
Range at cruising speed at half load: app. 5,000 miles Exterior Design: Unique Yacht Design
Naval Architect: Unique Yacht Design
Interior Design: Hot Lab
Builder: Bilgin Yachts