The first megayacht in the Bilgin 263 series, Tatiana, took to the water today. Not only is she the largest project to date from Bilgin Yachts, but also she marks the biggest build from any Turkish shipyard.
Throughout construction, the shipyard has referred to the project as Bilgin 263-1. She commenced construction in 2015, with styling and naval architecture by Unique Yacht Design. Beam is a healthy 40 feet (12.2 meters), and volume is an equally healthy 1,680 gross tons. According to Emrecan Özgün, founder and CEO of Unique Yacht Design, the desire to include more usable space for owners and guests often makes yachts look unwieldy. By contrast, “We created a very attractive yacht with a sleek and sexy profile, while avoiding high-dosage design clichés.”
Tatiana’s owner collaborated with H2 Yacht Design for the interior. Macassar ebony, eucalyptus wood, and abundant marble set the luxurious scene. Besides “timeless understatement,” the owner wanted an arrangement “that people would certainly remember and differentiate among many other 80-meter yachts,” explains Jonny Horsfield, principal of H2 Yacht Design. Tatiana, the third megayacht from Bilgin for this client, has three VIP suites and four more guest staterooms for family and friends. Furthermore, she has a pool inside her beach club/spa.
Sea trials should confirm a cruising speed of 12 knots at half load, and a range of 5,000 nautical miles. Interestingly, Bilgin says Tatiana should burn just 66 gph (250 lph) at that speed, too. Her twin MTUs should also permit a maximum speed up to 20 knots. In addition, the yacht complies with the IMO Tier III emissions-reduction regulations.
With Tatiana seeing delivery by summertime, Bilgin Yachts still has two additional Bilgin 263s to finish. The second hull should be ready for her owners in 2021. Hull number three, meanwhile, should follow the same year.
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