Istanbul-based shipyard Bilgin Yachts has successfully launched its largest superyacht to date: the 80-metre Tatiana. As the first yacht to be completed from the Bilgin 263 range, Tatiana’s launch was commemorated in a private ceremony which took place at the Bilgin Yachts facility in the West Istanbul Marina. The yacht will now be outfitted ahead of her delivery in the spring/summer of 2020. Photo: Bilgin Yachts
The 1,680 GT steel and aluminium yacht Tatiana marks a milestone for the Turkish yard, which is currently also working on another two units from the Bilgin 263 range. The second hull - which has already been sold - is on track for a 2021 delivery, after which the third hull is due to join her owner in the same year. Photo: Bilgin YachtsPhoto: Bilgin YachtsThe 80-metre Bilgin 263 range is characterised by sharp exterior lines designed by Unique Yacht Design - who also completed her naval architecture - and a commitment to minimising its carbon emissions. Built in compliance with IMO Tier III certification, and featuring a special exhaust system that provides 100% clean air emissions, Tatiana has a remarkably eco-friendly outlook.
Photo: Bilgin YachtsEmrecan Özgün, CEO and founder of Unique Yacht Design, described the design and comfort elements of the Bilgin 263 series as being "truly one-of-a-kind.” He explains: “We created a very attractive yacht with a sleek and sexy profile while avoiding high dosage design clichés. The increase in living areas normally results in bulky designs. The Bilgin 263 has a design attitude that will dominate the yachting sector around the world. This will clearly make her a trendsetter among the steel-aluminium superyachts of today." Photo: Bilgin YachtsMeanwhile, Tatiana’s H2 Yacht Design interiors showcase a rich blend of Macassar ebony, eucalyptus and marble, giving her a luxurious and modern interior ambience. Jonny Horsfield of H2 Yacht Design explained: "The client is a very experienced yacht owner and had a very clear concept for this, his biggest yacht. The yacht is contemporary in layout with generous saloons and the huge spa and beach club aft being a particular highlight. The theme of the interior is based on a light but rich palette whilst the design is definitely crisp and contemporary in feel. We also brought this philosophy to the exterior decks which closely follow this rich, warm theme. Overall, it is a stunning interior that complements the modern exterior perfectly."Photo: Bilgin YachtsPowered by twin MTU 16V 4000 M73 engines with 2,560kW each, the 80-metre yacht Tatiana cruises at 15 knots and can reach speeds of up to 20 knots. At half-load displacement, she has a transatlantic range of 5,000 nautical miles. Photo: Bilgin Yachts
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