Tee-Dje Back at Bilgin Yachts for Refit

Seven years after delivery, one of the last Bilgin megayachts made of wood is wrapping up a refit at “home.” She’s Tee-Dje, and she’s leaving the yard in the next few weeks, following a six-month stay. It’s rare to find cold-molded construction in modern times. Bilgin Yachts still practiced it, however, until it started signing Continue reading


Heesen 56M Fast Displacement, YN 18556

Known for now simply by her hull number, YN 18556, a project at Heesen Yachts completed the first step toward becoming a 184-footer. She’s a Heesen 56M Fast Displacement. Heesen hosted the keel-laying ceremony, seen above, for the custom yacht on January 19. The shipyard is keeping most design details confidential, at least for now. Continue reading


Bilgin Yachts Preps Move to New Yard

Late this spring, Bilgin Yachts will move not just its headquarters, but also two of its four megayachts in build into a new location. Long operating in Istanbul, Bilgin Yachts began construction of larger facilities last year. Located in West Istanbul Marina, they are about 20 minutes from the international airport. Comprising more than 107,600 Continue reading