Superyacht of the week: The Bilgin 132 Ocean Club

Last week's superyacht of the week is, in many ways, completely opposite compared to this week's choice. Yet, the classic Timeless was delivered by the same shipyard as this week's special feature, the intriguing and unque 40 metre Ocean Club As arguably one of the most distinct superyachts in the industry, Ocean Club was launched last year from the Istanbul-based facilities of family shipyard Bilgin. After images of her exterior and interior looks premiered last June, the radical looks of Ocean Club kept intriguing. Enough so, to come onboard now and take a closer look at what this uniquely designed superyacht is all about.

Trying to redefine design standards and push boundaries, Ocean Club's exterior look challenges and invites to open one's mind to new possibilities. The result is undeniably surprising, refreshing and contemporary, an interesting and thought-provoking addition to the industry that will have a lot of people turning their heads wherever she goes.

M's exterior look is contemporary and silver, showing sharp and edgy lines combined with flowing shapes. This results in one of the most recognisable silhouettes in the Bilgin fleet, maybe even in the entire superyacht industry. With the reverse bow being a key ingredient for her distinct look, Ocean Club boasts a typically aggressive exterior style that is certainly an eye-catcher. The shapes and curves of her wide, sleek hull and modern superstructure are at their best when she is a sea, sailing.

At high speed, the reverse bow smoothly cuts through the water and she seems to become as one with the waves, confidently finding her way across the world's oceans.

All exterior and interior designs were produced by H2, the designers of choice for Ocean Club's experienced owner. Upon boarding, the main aft deck gives a perfect rendition of the overall onboard ambiance. The cockpit reflects that high dose of personality in a stylishly designed, retro-style exterior lounge with fun, chic and elegantly modest furniture. Lean, inviting sofas and armchairs are arranged around an al fresco dining table, with a set of lounging pads forming an attractive nook that subtly protrudes from M's stern. Here, guests are elevated above the large aft swimming platform, creating an undoubtable favourite for intimate and airy lounging.

Inside the main saloon, there is a contemporary and light environment consisting of one big, modern lounge. An elegant black cocktail bar is combined with large, off-white leather sofas and chairs, to form a setting that feels inviting and private. Light paneling for walls and ceilings, plush grey carpeting and an elegant lighting scheme are added, turning this main saloon into an informal area perfectly suitable for any occasions. Fore, where the main dining would traditionally be located, offers a cozy television and movie space, set in a chic and metropolitan ambiance. The main saloon overall feels nicely private, contemporary and sophisticated.

Moving fore through the central foyer, a lush and spacious, full beam master suite can be found. Designed in a similar design scheme with luxury materials such as zebrano and maccasser woods, and creamy leather, the master offers light, spacious and lush accommodation with a glamorous touch. Modern without being minimalistic, and surely light and intimate, the stateroom shows high contrasts in materials and colours that form a soothing ambiance.

The suite consist of a large and light stateroom, luxuriously appointed en suite bathroom, his and hers walk-in wardrobe and a private office.

M accommodates up to 8 guests, with remaining guest suites located on the lower deck. Here, three luxurious double stateroom with en suites offer all guests wonderfully chic accommodation. The lower deck suites offer a more natural rendition of Ocean Club's interior style, with ample amounts of lacquered woods in high contrasts.

Upstairs, the skylounge houses )cean Club's main formal dining area, in a lounge-type setting. The cool, glass-topped dining table is surrounded by stainless steel and grey leather chairs, adjacent to a lounging area with large, round chairs in white leather. With ample amounts of natural light flowing inside through the large surrounding windows, the upper saloon offer a light and modern setting for both formal and informal dining, sophisticated cocktail parties, intimate get-togethers and so much more.

Especially combined with the upper aft deck which shows a wonderfully spacious lounge cockpit with bar, big inviting modern furniture and sun loungers. Fore, a particularly attractive and private area with panoramic cockpit and big Jacuzzi offers a great intimate area for lounging and relaxing, including bimini shades for providing a pleasantly cool environment. Upstairs, the sundeck boasts a set of impressively sized sun pads, with equally impressive surrounding views to match.

Ocean Club is an interesting and refreshing vessel that offers a surprisingly different take on superyachting. With her eye-catching exterior look, chic modern interiors, luxurious accommodation and vibrant ambiance, she is surprisingly different yet particularly familiar. Her interiors are contemporary, warm and intimate, her amenities luxurious and stylish, and her character is that of a confident, elegant lady with a hint of eccentricity.

Bilgin Yachts
+90 532 792 8782
[email protected]
www.bilginyacht.com

H2 Yacht Design
+44 20 8788 5008
[email protected]
www.h2yachtdesign.com

By Jochem Kaan

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