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About Bilgin Yachts
Founded in the early 1900s, Bilgin Yachts is an Istanbul-based, world-renowned shipyard with unique know-how in the yachting sector. With management in the hands of the fifth generation of the Bilgin family, the yard has grown to operate 4 shipyard facilities with a total area of 40,000m 2 as well as furniture and metalworking facilities. These allow for yacht construction work to stay almost completely in-house, a rarity among superyacht builders.
One of the leading yacht builders in Turkey, Bilgin Yachts was also listed in the world’s top-20 after successful delivery of 46.8m Bilgin 155 (Giaola-Lu) in 2016. In 2017, Giaola-Lu turned to be a great success by being one of the finalists for the World Superyacht Awards and ShowBoat Design Awards. Its success was followed by the 48 metre Nerissa which was also a finalist for the same awards with its interior design and naval architecture.
Driven by its rich history, latest successes and the desire to offer “more yacht for the owners’ money”, the shipyard continues its journey to bigger and greater builds, its latest flagship projects being the 80m Bilgin 263 I, II and III with a top speed of 20 knots.