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Inaugural Qatar International Boat Show to host numerous International Exhibitors

October 22, 2013

Written by zuzana

To take place at Lusail Marina, in the breath-taking Middle Eastern yacht charter destination – Doha, from November 12th to 16th, the inaugural Qatar International Boat Show will play a host to the numerous international shipyards as well as international maritime companies.

QIBS Logo High

The Ferretti Group represented in the region by Gulf Yachts and ART MARINE, whose most notable customers have included the likes of Richard Burton, Brigitte Bardot and Sophia Loren, is an Italian shipbuilding company which specialises in the design, construction and sale of luxury motor yachts. It has production facilities in Forlì, Cattolica, S. Giovanni, Mondolfo and Sarnico in Italy; and Merritt Island, Florida, in the USA. In 1994, Norberto Ferretti won the Class 1 Offshore World Championship title; and in 1997, the Ferretti team won both the European and World Offshore Championships.

Sunseeker International
, is a UK luxury motor yacht manufacturer, making motor boats since 1979 in Poole Harbour, England. Its boats have featured in a number of James Bond films including The World Is Not Enough, (chasing up the Thames in the pre-credits sequence), Die Another Day, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace (which featured the Sunseeker 37, the Superhawk 43 and the Sovereign 17).

Princess Yachts International is a British motor yacht manufacturer, French majority owned and based in Plymouth, England. Its current model line up includes a range of flybridge yachts ranging from 42 to 64 feet, motor yachts from 72 to 98 feet, M Class super yachts from 105 to 130 feet and a series of V Class sports yachts ranging from 39 to 85 feet. In 2010 Princess became the first major European boat-builder to be awarded ISO14001.

Azimut Yachts is an Italian yacht-manufacturing company based in Avigliana, Turin. Established in 1969, the company has a range of yachts between 39 and 140 feet. Their largest, the Azimut Grande 140 yacht, has 6 cabins and 4 crew cabins. Today, Azimut Yachts serves its customers at over 130 sites worldwide.

Azimut Grande 140 Yacht

Azimut Grande 140 Yacht

Sea Ray was founded as an independent company in 1959 in Detroit, USA. It manufactures boats ranging from 5.2 metre power cruisers to over-18 metre yachts, including the Sundancer brand. Sea Ray now operates two factories in Tennessee and two in Florida, producing more than 40 different models.

Sanlorenzo is the third shipyard placed in the world rankings of the top 20 builders over 24 metres. Set up in 1958, Sanlorenzo yachts are customised accordingly to each owner’s request. In 1995, by introducing its SL100 (example is superyacht Mentxu), Sanlorenzo became a niche player in the mega-yacht industry; and by 2011 it was notably the only shipyard to have maintained the same number of units and the same length in terms of feet, built and ordered, in comparison with the pre-crisis period.

Benetti has a history going back 140 years, with close to 300 boats built, over 300,000 sq m of production facilities at six boatyards in Italy and with 36 yachts under construction at the present time, including a 90-metre mega yacht. It is a success story confirmed by the ranking drawn up by the prestigious international magazine Show Boats International which, for the ninth year running, has crowned Benetti as the world’s leading builder of Custom Mega Yachts.

Overmarine will be exhibiting the largest boat at this year’s QIBS exhibition. Measuring 50 metres in length and with a top speed of 40 knots, the Mangusta 165 (example is charter yacht Zeus) is the fastest composite Maxi Open Yacht ever to be built.

FIPA Group, will be represented at QIBS by two of their brands – the Maiora (traditionally-styled flybridge yachts built in fibreglass, with lengths ranging from 20 to over 50 metres) and AB Yachts (specialising in fast open yachts, from 17 to 50 metres, with waterjet propulsion). With an annual production of 20 to 30 boats, the FIPA Group has recently added a new specialisation in boat maintenance and storage for boats up to 40 metres to provide customers with after-sale assistance.

Sunreef Yachts is a leading designer and builder of luxury sailing boats, power catamarans and super yachts ranging from 60 to 200 feet.  In 2002, construction halls were leased in the famous Gdansk shipyard in Poland, with construction work commencing soon afterwards. Today more than 60 Sunreef yachts, both sailing and power, are cruising worldwide and the company is now a world leader in the design and construction of large, customized luxury catamarans.

The Bilgin Shipyard, based in Istanbul, Turkey, spans five generations of successful boat builders. It builds every type of luxury and standard motor yacht in Steel/Aluminium and Wood Composite/Cold Moulded Construction with customised interiors and exteriors according to customer specifications, up to 80 metres. It has launched over 50 motor yachts in the past 45 years.

The Cranchi shipyard was established in 1870 on Lake Como, in San Giovanni di Bellagio producing fiberglass boats. Currently Cranchi has three manufacturing plants in Italy located in Lombardy and Friuli Venezia Giulia, a Marine Test Centre, a dock for launching and hauling yachts larger than 50 feet and a shipyard on the sea able to do refitting. Cranchi now exports to 68 Countries in the world more than 80% of the company’s production.

Faysal Mikati, Vice President of Snow Comms Conceptual Communications & Events, which is organising the Qatar International Boat Show, says the number and quality of the international companies that have signed up for the show is testament to their confidence in its organisation and execution. “Snow Comms has visited all the major boat shows around the world for the past two years and we have taken on board many of the lessons learned – both good and bad – about each event,” he explains.

“The International Boat Show industry is not a one off event – it literally takes years to become a solid show, which is why we have invested a great deal of time, energy and commitment into relationship building with the key players in the international boating industry. We are already talking to potential exhibitors for the 2014 edition of the show, as well as continuing to sign up yet more for this year’s edition; and we are very confident that the first QIBS being held in November 2013 will set the scene for successful boat shows to be held in Qatar for many years to come,” Mikati concluded.

Additional images of Bilgin 164 Yacht ALFULK

August 02, 2013

Written by zuzana

The Turkish builder, Bilgin Yachts, is currently working on its all-new 50-metre Bilgin 164 yacht Alfulk. Scheduled for delivery in June 2014, motor yacht Alfulk is designed by H2 Yacht Design and will provide luxurious accommodation in 5 cabins, including a generous owner’s suite on the main deck, as well as two VIP cabins and two guest cabins, all positioned on the lower deck. Below are some additional images of Alfulk, provided by Bilgin Yachts and H2 Yacht Design.

Bilgin 164 superyacht Alfulk

Bilgin 164 superyacht Alfulk

Luxury yacht Alfulk - side view

Luxury yacht Alfulk - side view

Superyacht Alfulk - Exterior

Superyacht Alfulk - Exterior

Motor yacht Alfulk - Exterior

Motor yacht Alfulk - Exterior

Superyacht Alfulk - Wheelhouse

Superyacht Alfulk - Wheelhouse

Bilgin 164 Yacht Alfulk - Owners Cabin

Bilgin 164 Yacht Alfulk - Owners Cabin

Alfulk Yacht - Owners Bathroom

Alfulk Yacht - Owners Bathroom

Interior renderings of Bilgin 164 Yacht ALFULK

July 24, 2013

Written by zuzana

Luxury motor yacht Alfulk is presently in build at the well known Turkish yard, Bilgin Yachts. Due to be delivered in June 2014, the 50-metre superyacht Alfulk is a spectacular Bilgin 164 vessel, designed by bespoke H2 Yacht Design. Once completed, she will comfortably sleep her guests in the magnificent owner’s suite on the main deck, as well as two VIP cabins and two guest cabins, all situated on the lower deck.

Bilgin 164 Yacht Alfulk

Bilgin 164 Yacht Alfulk - Image courtesy of Bilgin Yachts

Superyacht Alfulk - Interior

Superyacht Alfulk - Interior - Image courtesy of Bilgin Yachts

Aboard luxury yacht Alfulk

Aboard luxury yacht Alfulk - Image courtesy of Bilgin Yachts

Bilgin 164 motor yacht Alfulk

Bilgin 164 motor yacht Alfulk - Image courtesy of Bilgin Yachts

Luxury superyacht Alfulk

Luxury superyacht Alfulk - Image courtesy of Bilgin Yachts

Alfulk Yacht - Cinema

Alfulk Yacht - Cinema - Image courtesy of Bilgin Yachts

Superyacht Alfulk - Gym

Superyacht Alfulk - Gym - Image courtesy of Bilgin Yachts

Luxury yacht Alfulk - Bathroom

Luxury yacht Alfulk - Bathroom - Image courtesy of Bilgin Yachts

Bilgin launches hull of Bilgin 164 motor yacht ALFULK

July 23, 2013

Written by zuzana

Currently under construction, the 50-metre superyacht Alfulk is a beautiful Bilgin 164 vessel, with delivery scheduled for June 2014. Penned by H2 Yacht Design, the Bilgin 164 motor yacht Alfulk has been recently moved from the Yalova shipyard to the Bilgin‘s facility in K. Cekmece, Turkey.

Bilgin 164 superyacht Alfulk by Bilgin Yachts

Bilgin 164 superyacht Alfulk by Bilgin Yachts

Bilgin 164 yacht Alfulk will provide luxurious accommodation in the owner’s suite on the main deck, as well as two VIP cabins and two guest cabins, all situated on the lower deck. The vessel will also feature five en suite crew cabins for a crew of 10 members.

Twin 1650 ho Caterpillar 3512C diesel engines will deliver the 50-metre luxur yacht Alfulk by Bilgin a top speed of 16 knots and a cruising speed of 13 knots. She will be RINA Charter Class LY2 classed, as well as MCA compliant.

Below is a gallery for the magnificent charter yachts built by Bilgin.

World Superyacht Awards 2013 Sponsors

April 26, 2013

Written by zuzana

Thanks to the generous support of its sponsors, the 8th annual World Superyacht Awards will be held in only ten days, presenting the winners during a glittering gala evening at the fabulous Çırağan Palace Kempinski, situated in the historic city of Istanbul, on Saturday, May 4, 2013.

WSA

World Superyacht Awards 2013 Sponsors:

RMK Marine

RMK Marine is a top class superyacht builder in Istanbul, Turkey for sail and power boats from 30m upwards in composites, steel and aluminum.RMK Marine has built numerous award winning superyachts and sets the benchmark for the Turkish Superyacht Industry with uncompromising quality and exceptional value. Superyacht Nazenin V was the beautiful 52m Sparkman and Stephens’ ketch given the accolade of the Judges’ Commendation at the 2010 World Superyacht Awards. Luxury yacht Karia, the 45m Ron Holland designed motor yacht and sailing yacht Sarafin, the Oyster 100 by Dubois, built by RMK Marine both received Judges’ Commendations in 2012.

45m luxury motor yacht KARIA by RMK Marine

45m luxury motor yacht KARIA by RMK Marine

A special capability of RMK Marine is the in-house joinery workshop where craftsmen meticulously produce the joinery for these award winning superyachts with an appropriate blend of traditional craftsmanship and modern machinery and materials. Other in house facilities such as electrical and composites trades are also complemented by the in-house design department.

On-site facilities at the yard also include full refit, repair and restoration services for visiting yachts. Many refits are undertaken each year as well as restoration of historical vessels. The yard has a lifting capacity of up to 700 tonnes.

Proteksan Turquoise Yachts
Founded in 1997, Proteksan Turquoise was established when two of the leading shipyards, Proteksan Yachts and Turquoise Yachts Construction joined forces together to combine their assets and solid yacht building experience. Today, Proteksan Turquoise enjoys a commanding position in the global superyacht industry, with two wholly-owned shipyard facilities in the vicinity of world-class city of Istanbul.

The yachts begin their hull and superstructure building process at the 35,000sqm facility in the Kocaeli Free Zone which has a 120m dock capacity and upon completion transfer on the floating dock to arrive at the 25,000sqm Pendik facility with 110m dock space, for fit-out and commissioning. With four new superyachts launched in the last two years and two more yachts under construction (50m and 75m) quickly taking shape in the building halls, it is not surprising that Proteksan Turquoise is establishing its rank amongst the European superyacht shipyards. In 2012 Proteksan Turquoise delivered their largest yacht to date, the 73.2m mega yacht Vicky.

Vicky superyacht by Proteksan Turquoise

Vicky superyacht by Proteksan Turquoise

Camper & Nicholsons International
Since 1782, the company has been synonymous with the world’s leading yachts. Today, it remains the global leader in all luxury yachting activities, specialising in the sale, purchase, charter, marketing, management and construction of the finest yachts in the world.

Equipped with a team of dedicated sales and charter brokers, yacht managers and staff, all sharing a genuine passion for being at sea, it offers its clients an unrivalled blend of knowledge and expertise. With a history stretching back over five generations, a worldwide network of offices, expanding and evolving divisions and services, as well as first-rate experience in every aspect of luxury yachting, Camper & Nicholsons is the industry’s undisputed authority for over 230 years.

D-Marin
D-Marin Marinas Group is a Dogus Group company, offering a distinguished global network of marinas in the Eastern Mediterranean and Adriatic Sea, setting new standards with unique customer services, technical infrastructure, outstanding social facilities and specialised staff.

The Group began its commitment to the industry in 2003 with D-Marin Turgutreis on Turkey’s Bodrum Peninsular. In 2009, D-Marin Didim, and in 2010, D-Marin Göcek joined the Group. In 2009, D-Marin entered Croatia, with D-Marin Mandalina, and D-Marin Dalmacija and D-Marin Borik joined in 2012. Proving its commitment to the region, D-Marin acquired 6.92% of Adriatic Croatia International in 2012, the Med’s largest chain of marinas. Recent partnerships with Lamda Development and Kiriacoulis Mediterranean Cruises Shipping resulted in adding a world class superyacht marina – Flisvos Marina, and three other premium marinas in Greece: Gouvia, Lefkas and Zea to its portfolio, increasing D-Marin’s capacity to over 9,000 berths.

Flisvos Marina situated in the popular summer yacht charter destination - Greece

Flisvos Marina situated in the popular summer yacht charter destination - Greece

D-Marin is rapidly creating a true superyacht marina network, linking many of the world’s most prestigious yachting destinations, creating the ultimate experience and opportunity for all yacht owners and guests.

Yacht owners and the industry’s leading professionals from around the globe will attend the gala evening in Istanbul on 4 May, where the winners of the coveted silver Neptune trophies will be revealed. In addition to the anticipated prize giving, there are a number of additional events for World Superyacht Awards guests taking place in Istanbul on the days surrounding the gala evening.

Planned activities include a Welcome Cocktail at luxury boutique Armaggan, the opportunity to take a tour of 2013 World Superyacht Awards finalist motor yacht M built by Bilgin Yachts, a traditional Turkish afternoon tea courtesy of D-Marin and a tour of the Rahmi Koç Museum, followed by a private lunch. Superyacht owners, designers and brokers will also have the opportunity to visit the shipyards of Proteksan Turquoise and RMK Marine, where 45m motor yacht Karia will be available for tours.

Bilgin Classic 160′ Yacht M&M now based in Loano, Italy

March 14, 2013

Written by zuzana

Launched by the well known Turkish builder Bilgin Shipyard in May 2012, the gorgeous M&M yacht is currently based in Loano, Italy. Available for sale at 11,500,000 €, luxury yacht M&M is a beautiful Bilgin Classic 160′ vessel, inspired by an aesthetic of the yesterday glamour of the 1950’s but behind this leisurely grandeur lie an exceptional range of state of the art technology as well as equipment. M&M was also announced as a winner of the 2012 World Superyacht Awards for the ‘Best Design’ category.

Bilgin Classic 160 Yacht M&M

Bilgin Classic 160 Yacht M&M

Constructed and fitted by BILGIN’s finest cabinetmakers and craftsmen, superyacht M&M is a yacht for those attuned to the more refined elements of life and luxury where time drifts on in lofty comfort and the pace of life slows to an elegant, languid beat.

Steel hulled, M&M yacht is equipped with zero speed stabilizers. She offers a supremely comfortable cruising experience!

Superyacht M&M - Exterior

Superyacht M&M - Exterior

MAIN FEATURES of the Bilgin Classic 160′ yacht M&M include:

– Brand New & Full Commercial Registered

– WINNER of the “2012 World Yachts Trophes”

– Master cabin on the main deck + 5 guests cabin (including VIP) on the lower deck

– Very Low consumption: 75 Lts/hrs at 10,5 kt (including 2 engines + 1 generator)

– BEST Value for Money on the market, and ONLY BRAND NEW CLASSIC AVAILABLE…

Luxury yacht M&M - Interior

Luxury yacht M&M - Interior

Main Characteristics of the 160-foot M&M yacht

Year: 2012
Length: 48,7m
Beam: 8,6m

Hull Material: STEEL
Engines: 2 x MAN 707hp
Cruising Speed: 11 knots

Cabins: 6

Location: Loano, Italy

Bilgin Shipyard signs two new superyacht contracts

November 07, 2012

Written by zuzana

Following the recent success of the Gentleman Classic 160′ luxury yacht M&M, winner of the World Yachts Trophies, Bilgin Shipyard is pleased to present two new projects ordered earlier this year. These include the Bilgin 147 superyacht ELADA as well as the Bilgin 164 motor yacht ALFULK.

Bilgin 147 Superyacht by Bilgin Yachts

Bilgin 147 Superyacht Elada by Bilgin Yachts

Bilgin 147 Elada

The Bilgin 147 Elada superyacht project is a 45 metre vessel designed by H2 Design. It resembles the lines of superyacht M, launched in May. This new 47 metre boat is the yard’s second superyacht to feature a reversed bow.

Powered by twin 1915 hp Caterpillar C 32 engines, the BILGIN 147 Elada yacht will cruise at 17 knots, and will peak at 22 knots.

There will be guest accommodations up to 12 guests, in a master stateroom, 1 VIP cabin, and 4 guest cabins.

The special features of the luxury yacht Elada include a large lounge area on the foredeck with a Spa Pool.

Bilgin 164 luxury yacht Alfulk

Bilgin 164 luxury yacht Alfulk

Bilgin 164 Alfulk

The second superyacht project represents the Bilgin 164 yacht Alfulk, designed by H2 Design. Built with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, this 49.90 metre displacement vessel features a traditional bow, and will be powered by twin 1650 hp Caterpillar 3512C engines, with which it will cruise at 13 knots, with a maximum of 16 knots.

There will be luxurious accommodation for up to 12 guests, in a master stateroom, 1 VIP cabin, and 4 guest cabins.

Video of the Bilgin Gentleman Classic 160′ luxury yacht M&M

November 06, 2012

Written by zuzana

Delivered by the well known Turkish shipyard Bilgin this summer, the Gentleman Classic 160′ motor yacht M&M has made her public debut at the 2012 Cannes International Boat Show. The 49-metre M&M superyacht is able to accommodate 12 guests in total. She provides 6 stylish and comfortable cabins.

Below is a video of the Bilgin Classic 160′ luxury yacht M&M.

Bilgin 164 motor yacht ALFULK under construction at Bilgin Yachts

November 06, 2012

Written by zuzana

The total number of three luxury vessels are currently under construction at the prestigious Turkish builder, Bilgin Yachts. These include Bilgin 160 Sister yacht, luxury yacht Bilgin 147, as well as the Bilgin 164 motor yacht Alfulk. In comparison to a reversed bow of Bilgin 147, the 50m superyacht Alfulk features a traditional bow.

Bilgin 164 superyacht Alfulk by Bilgin Yachts

Bilgin 164 superyacht Alfulk by Bilgin Yachts

Bilgin 164 superyacht Alfulk easily sleeps her guests in 6 well appointed cabins. There is a master cabin, a VIP cabin, as well as 4 guest cabins. Alfulk’s crew will be accommodated in  7 crew cabins.

RINA Charter Class C as well as MCA LY2 classed, the 50m luxury yacht Alfulk can reach a top speed of 16 knots and a cruising speed of 13 knots, thanks to her twin CAT 3512C 1650 BHP@1800 rpm diesels.

Technical Specifications of the Bilgin 164 yacht Alfulk:

Shipyard Bilgin
Model 164
Type Displacement
Loa 49.90m
Beam 10.00m
Lwl 43.15m
Draft 3.00m
Displacement Full Load 621 t
Fuel Tank 128,000 lt
Fresh Water Capacity 20,000 lt
Sanitary Capacity 15,000 lt
Engines CAT 3512C 1650 BHP@1800 rpm
Max. Speed 16 Knots
Cruising Speed 13 Knots
Master Cabin 1
VIP Cabin 1
Guest Cabins 4
Crew Cabins 7
Classification RINA CHARTER CLASS C + Hull • Mach Ych,DMS,EFP+ MCA LY2 (Cayman Islands)

Motor yacht Bilgin 147 under construction at Bilgin Yachts

November 06, 2012

Written by zuzana

In addition to Bilgin 160 Sister yacht, the prominent Turkish shipyard, Bilgin Yachts, is currently working on other two luxury vessels. These include motor yacht Bilgin 147, as well as the Bilgin 164 luxury yacht Alfulk. The 45-metre Bilgin 147 superyacht is a spectacular semi-displacement vessel, boasting the same reversed bow as the Bilgin 132 yacht M (Project M).

Bilgin 147 superyacht by Bilgin Yachts

Bilgin 147 superyacht by Bilgin Yachts

Bilgin 147 superyacht provides luxurious and comfortable accommodation in 6 beautiful cabins, including a master cabin, a VIP cabin, as well as 4 guest cabins. The vessel’s crew sleep in 6 crew cabins.

Luxury yacht Bilgin 147 - view from above

Luxury yacht Bilgin 147 - view from above

RINA as well as MMA classed, the 45m luxury yacht Bilgin 147 is run by twin CAT C 32 1915 BHP@2300 rpm diesels. She is able to reach a top speed of 22 knots and a cruising speed of 17 knots.

Superyacht Bilgin 147 by Bilgin Yachts

Superyacht Bilgin 147 by Bilgin Yachts

Technical Specifications of the Bilgin 147 superyacht:

Shipyard Bilgin
Model 147
Type Semi- Displacement
Loa 45.00m
Beam 8.90m
Lwl 43.50m
Draft 1.85m
Displacement Full Load 285 t
Fuel Tank 25,000 lt
Fresh Water Capacity 6,000 lt
Sanitary Capacity 8,000 lt
Engines CAT C 32 1915 BHP@2300 rpm
Max. Speed 22 Knots
Cruising Speed 17 Knots
Master Cabin 1
VIP Cabin 1
Guest Cabins 4
Crew Cabins 6
Classification RINA + MMA

Below is a gallery for the stylish charter yachts built by Bilgin.