First Bilgin 48m superyacht nears completion

Written by Gemma Fottles

The first hull in Turkish shipyard Bilgin’s 156 series is nearing completion in Istanbul, the yard reports. Scheduled to be launched in just a few short weeks, the 47.6-metre superyacht features naval architecture and exterior design from Unique Yacht Design, with H2 Yacht Design undertaking her interior.

She comes in just below the 500 GT threshold and can accommodate up to 11 guests over four generous guest cabins and a large owner’s suite.Performance wise, she is powered by twin MTU engines providing her with a top speed of 15 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots.

The first Bilgin 156 will be presented at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show in September. The second hull in the 156 series is also currently under construction in Istanbul andscheduled for a Spring 2018 delivery, as well as the largest superyacht to be built in Turkey to date, the Bilgin 263 which is scheduled for delivery early 2019.

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