If you hear party music emanating from a megayacht this summer in the Med, plus see lasers and steam coming from her sundeck, you’ll have no doubt as to which yacht she is. She’s Falcon, a 170-footer (51.8-meter) refitted this year by Bilgin Yachts. Among other things, the owner wanted her to become an impressive party platform.
Launched as Sai Ram (above) in 2004 by Benetti, the megayacht last saw a refit in 2015. The current owner, hailing from Kuwait, had Falcon undergo systems renovations as well as aesthetic changes. Bilgin Yachts addressed things such as the hydraulics, the fire-safety system, the electrical switchboard, and exhausts, for instance.
However, the majority of what the owner wanted changed the look of Falcon inside and out. For the guest staterooms (Falcon accommodates an owner’s party of 12), leather panels now cover the woodwork. In addition, each room gets its own personality due to a different colored headboard. Much of the main and upper decks changed color-wise, too. Lighter tones replace darker ones in the saloon, though punctuated with bright colors. Furthermore, the upper deck gained a dramatic ambiance, with ebony paneling on all the walls, plus decorative mirrors in the bar area.
However, the most dramatic changes occurred on the sundeck. Hi-low tables replaced the fixed tables in the three lounging areas. Furthermore, the fabrics covering the seating glow come nighttime. The hot tub forward still exists, but it’s entirely glass-walled now. Bilgin Yachts added a day head next to it as well. Falcon also has extra lights in the rebuilt bar up here. As if that’s not enough—because it’s not, for a party yacht—a ready-to-rock DJ booth is in place now, too. It’s complete with speakers, laser lights, and steam machines.
Since the refit wrapped up in June, the owner has had the full summer to put everything to the test.