In 1991, an extraordinarily large yacht by the standards of the time saw delivery in Europe, from Amels. Katamarino measured 184 feet (56.2 meters), springing from the drawing boards of the late Jack Hargrave. Little could the naval architect imagine that 28 years later, a larger superyacht would launch from a shipyard bearing his name.
Even with five megayachts currently under construction, Bilgin Yachts has room for one more, its own creation. Between her length, volume, and perennially popular general arrangement, the Bilgin 50M could turn the head of a buyer seeking a quick delivery. While the Turkish shipyard previously has built yachts with customers, it also has a history
UPDATE, NOVEMBER 20, 2019: Lilium found a buyer during the Monaco Yacht Show. Her new name is Snow 5. Read on for our original article. Yachts are often likened to jewels in a crown for a yacht builder. Since she bears the scientific name for a white lily, Lilium is more like a blossom
Named for the flowering plants that grow from bulbs, Lilium has joined the lineup of megayachts from Bilgin Yachts. She represents hull number two in the Bilgin 156 series, sharing a technical platform with her sistership but an entirely tailored interior design. Since she is part of a series, Lilium has styling and naval architecture
For several years, Hargrave Custom Yachts has enjoyed repeat business, seeing its customers gradually step up to larger megayachts. One such customer is stepping up in a big way. He commissioned a project known for now as the Hargrave 184. Emerging from her paint shed this week, she’s stirring excitement for him and his family,
The last year of the decade has dawned. That calls for reflection on what’s to come. For us, it especially means taking a look at highly awaited launches and deliveries. Every year, of course, holds the promise of fascinating projects. But, with bigger boats than ever in build, and technology blazing new paths, the 12