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First glimpse: 80m Bilgin Project 263 ready for outfitting in Turkey

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Georgia Tindale

The 80-metre superyacht, Project 263 from the Turkish yard, Bilgin Yachts has been launched today from the yard's metal works facility in Yalova and is now ready for outfitting. Bilgin 263/1 hull completed in IstanbulAfter her launch, the Bilgin Project 263 was towed to Bilgin Yachts’ brand-new outfitting facilities at Istanbul West Marina and placed in one of the three 90-metre slots of the massive superyacht hangar.

Due for delivery at the end of 2019, the vessel features exterior design and naval architecture from Unique Yacht Design and a striking interior styling by H2 Yacht Design. On board, one of her standout features upon completion will be her huge beach-club and spa area.

Bilgin 263/1 hull completed in IstanbulBilgin 263/1 hull completed in Istanbul

With a fully optimised and tank-tested hull, Project 263 promises top performances in terms of both range efficiency and speed. Two MTU 16V 4000 M63R engines will support the 80-metre vessel on her first sea trials and beyond, with a top speed of 20 knots at half-load displacement and a range at cruising speed of over 5,000 nautical miles.  Bilgin 263/1 hull completed in Istanbul

Bilgin 263/1 hull completed in Istanbul
“Today is another proud day for our company”, said İsmail Şengün, CEO at Bilgin, “We are happy to
see how beautiful the boat is and really look forward to presenting her to the world in a couple of
years.”


As with the second hull in the series, which is trailing her by six months, the 80-metre motor yacht will be the biggest superyacht to be built in Turkey to date. 

Bilgin 263/1 hull completed in IstanbulBilgin 263/1 hull completed in Istanbul
The SuperYacht Times iQ Report

The SuperYacht Times iQ 2018 Report

Did you know that in 2017....

  • 180 new yachts over 30 metres were sold
  • 149 new yachts over 30 metres were completed
  • 443 yachts over 30 metres were under construction
  • 30% of the yachts under construction were available for sale
  • 20% of the yachts were owned by clients from the USA
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