Bilgin Yachts Launches First 50m Bilgin 163
The technical launch of Bilgin Yachts’ first 50m Bilgin 163 has been completed; another triumph for the Turkish shipyard following the successful launch of 74m Bilgin 243 at the start of the year.
The first hull of Bilgin 163 has successfully completed its technical launch from Bilgin Yachts’ facilities in Istanbul. Due for delivery in 2023, the 50m will now remain in Istanbul for her final outfitting.
Featuring exterior design and naval architecture by Unique Yacht Design and interior design by Hot Lab, the 50m is expected to present an overall trendy profile with a comfortable onboard layout.
Boasting an impressive 20% larger interior volume than her smaller predecessors, Bilgn 163 is set to become a firm favourite of the Bilgin models. Offering six cabins across four spacious decks, Bilgin 163’s interior will be modern and stylish, finished in a relaxing neutral colour scheme. Her grand living areas have been designed to create the perfect harmonious layout onboard, with expansive windows to create bright and open areas.
Partner and Head of Design at Hot Lab, Enrico Lumini, commented on the exciting Bilgin addition: ‘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.’ Lumini also commented that the vessel will have a ‘modern, rich, yet warm’ ambience, achieved through natural leather, luxurious woods and sumptuous pastel tones and soft furnishings.
Bilgin Yachts’ CEO, İsmail Şengün commented: ‘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.’
Bilgin 163 features a 9.25m beam and 499gt. She will boast a maximum speed of 17 knots.
"Bilgin 163 is one of our most ambitious projects and is a perfect sample of what we can offer to our clients."