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Images of newly launched Bilgin 147 motor yacht ELADA

June 12, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Launched by Turkish shipyard Bilgin Yachts last weekend, the brand new Bilgin 147 motor yacht Elada is a striking 45-metre vessel with a reversed bow, beautifully penned by H2 Yacht Design. Below are the images from the launch of superyacht Elada, kindly provided by Bilgin Yachts.

Bilgin 147 super yacht ELADA at launch

Bilgin 147 super yacht ELADA at launch

Luxury yacht ELADA on the water

Luxury yacht ELADA on the water

Motor yacht ELADA

Motor yacht ELADA

Technical Specifications of Bilgin 147 luxury yacht ELADA

L.O.A: 45.00 m
Beam: 8.50 m
Draft: 1.86 m
Launch Date: 2014
Type: Semi-Displacement Motoryacht
Speed: 22 knots

Type: Semi-Displacement, twin propeller motor yacht
Construction: Cold Molded Iroko Construction
Classification: RINA CHARTER CLASS
Cabins: 4 Guest Cabin, 1 VIP Cabin, 1 Captain Cabin, 4 Crew Cabin, 1 Owner Cabin
Gross Tonnage: 458 tons
Displacement: 258 tons
Speed: 22 knots maximum speed

Main Engines: 2 x CAT C32 1900 BHP, 2300 rpm
Gearbox: Type ZF 3350 VULKAN, Ratio 4:1
Generators: 2 x CAT C4.4 86 kW, 1x CAT C4.4 34kW
Engine Control: CAT 3 fixed stations remote control system
– Pilot House
– 2x Wing Stations
Shafts: Water Lubricated Shafts , Diameter 145mm V174 Teinbridge
Propeller: Teinbridge
Bow Thruster: Sidepower 22’ diameter SAC513-900
Steering System: Hidromarin 2x hydraulic pistons with twin pumps power pack
Stabilizer : 440/20X TRAC-STAR Zerospeed with hydraulic main power pack

Tank Capacity:
Fuel Capacity: 26050 Liters
Fresh Water Capacity: 6720 Liters
Sanitary Tanks: 6388 Liters

Mechanical Equipment:
Pumps: AZCUE pumps
Fixed Fire System: CO2 System
Freshwater Maker: TECNICOMAR Sailor2-40, capacity 350 Lt per hour
Hot Boiler:4×100 liters Marine System
Sanitary Treatment: JETS Vacuum System
Grey/Black Water System: TECNICOMAR Ecomar 16
Air Conditioning: CRUISAIR System
Anchor Windlass: Hidromarin Hydraulics
Mooring Capstans: Hidromarin Hydraulics
Sliding Doors: Custom – Door
Paint: Awlgrip
Galley Equipment: Siemens (Fridge Maytag) Cold Room
Savant Automation, HARMAN KARDON Voice and Sound System all over the yacht
Navigation & Electronics: JRC

Bilgin Yachts
Yildirim Bilgen
M: +90 5327928782

Below is a choice of the lovely charter yachts built by Bilgin.

Launch of new Bilgin 147 motor yacht ELADA

June 11, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Last weekend in Turkey saw Bilgin Yachts launch the all-new Bilgin 147 motor yacht ELADA. Superbly penned by H2 Yacht Design, the 45-metre superyacht ELADA resembles the lines of the 2012 luxury yacht M. She represents the second superyacht with a reversed bow, built by the yard.

Rendering of the Bilgin 147 super yacht Elada designed by H2 Design

Rendering of the Bilgin 147 super yacht Elada designed by H2 Yacht Design

Accommodation aboard the Bilgin 147 luxury yacht ELADA is provided to up to 12 guests in 6 deluxe cabins, including a master stateroom, one VIP cabin, as well as 4 guest cabins. Among the special features of this superb vessel belongs a large lounge area on the foredeck with a Spa Pool.

Run by twin 1915 hp Caterpillar C 32 engines, the 45-metre ELADA yacht is expected to reach a top speed of 22 knots and a cruising speed of 17 knots.

Below is a choice of the luxurious charter yachts built by Bilgin.

Dubai Boat Show 2014: Swift yacht sales within hours of the show opening

March 07, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

This year’s 22nd edition of Dubai International Boat Show has been marked by swift yacht sales within hours of the show opening, with Dubai-based Sunseeker Middle East signing a deal for the flagship 48-metre superyacht SS 155, worth more than AED 153 million (£25.5 million).

48m Sunseeker superyacht SS 155

48m Sunseeker superyacht SS 155

The tri-deck motor yacht SS 155, Sunseeker’s newest flagship, is the largest and most advanced yacht that they have ever produced. Accommodating up to 12 guests and 10 crew, the yacht is ideally suited for long distance cruising, with the latest generation of hull design.

Sunseeker Middle East said that they were naturally delighted to be among the first exhibitors to sign a deal on the first day of this year’s show, and to have again sold one of their flagship products, following the success of their 40 metre range.

Leading Turkish megayacht builder, Bilgin Yachts Shipyard, reported a sale of a 50 metre superyacht worth AED 114 million (€22.5 million) on day three of the show, according to Yildirim Bilgen, Sales Executive, and Mustafa Aksu, Sales Manager, Bilgin Yachts Shipyard. The luxury yacht Bilgin 164 was sold to an Egyptian national and boasts six magnificent staterooms – an owner’s suite on the main deck, as well as a VIP cabin and four guest cabins, all situated on the lower deck.

Motor yacht SS 155 by Sunseeker - aft view

Motor yacht SS 155 by Sunseeker - aft view

Solid leads and sales have also been reported by more international and regional yacht and boat manufacturers within the first days of the show, with big deals expected to continue to take place. Small to medium sized boats are proving a big hit with visitors, as the leisure boating community continues to take advantage of growing inner waterways and marinas.

UAE-based Al Shaali Marine has opened the show with a bang, with the sale of their 88-foot yacht AS 88, which was debuted at the 2014 Dubai International Boat Show. Sold to a local owner of a real estate company in Dubai, the luxury vessel is worth more than AED 9 million and is expected to be based locally.

“We proudly unveiled the AS 88 for the first time here in Dubai, knowing that the Dubai International Boat Show draws serious buyers for our luxurious yachts and vessels, and were delighted to have been able to announce its sale on the first day it was debuted,” said Dr. Sultan Al Shaali, Chief Executive Officer of Al Shaali Marine.

Luxury yacht SS 155 by Sunseeker - Interior

Luxury yacht SS 155 by Sunseeker - Interior

Bahrain-UAE-Oman-based specialists in marine engines, sports boats, and yachts Delma Marine are bullish about their first day of sales, reporting more than AED 4 million within the first few days, off the back of their unique Mercury engines, high speed amphibious vessel the Quadski, and their Boston Whaler line of sports boats.

“We’ve had interest from everyone – from locals, to expats to international visitors – and we’ve definitely seen an increase in sales already compared to last year,” said General Manager Waseem Ben Khadra.

Showcasing more than 430 boats on display – including the stunning 88.5 metre mega yacht Nirvana and 88 metre superyacht Quattroelle, two of the show’s largest ever superyachts – and over 750 exhibiting companies and brands, The Dubai International Boat Show, running from 4 – 8 March 2014 at Dubai International Marine Club, Mina Seyahi continues to be the leading platform for sales in the Middle East, with a number of stunning launches, great deals and exciting activities taking place.

It’s now easier than ever to attend the show thanks to convenient public transportation options. Visitors can take RTA water taxis or shuttle buses from parking in Dubai International Marine Club, Mina Seyahi: Gateway Towers at the entrance to Palm Jumeirah (shuttle buses), Al Sufouh Beach Parking opposite Dubai Knowledge Village (shuttle buses and water taxis), Dubai Marina Mall (shuttle buses), SkyDive Dubai (shuttle buses and water taxis). Shuttle buses are also available from the Nakheel and Dubai Marina Metro Stations.

The Dubai International Boat Show is open to trade visitors and the general public from 3pm to 9:30pm daily. General admission is AED60 per person for all attendees, while children under 12 will be admitted free of charge (they must be accompanied by an adult at all times). Access to the Marina Display Area may be restricted at certain times.

QIBS 2013 to host meeting discussing Qatar Marine Association formation

October 29, 2013

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Set to take place at Lusail Marina in Doha‘s Lusail City from November 12th to 16th, the inaugural Qatar International Boat Show (QIBS) is ready for a major premiere on the international boating show circuit. Not only has it drawn attention of the leading names in the maritime industry from all over the world, but it has even managed to secure more international exhibitors as other well-established European boat shows.

Pre-show Press Conference

Pre-show Press Conference

To coincide with the first Qatar International Boat Show, the country is putting together plans to create its very own Marine Association. H.E. Hassan Bin Jabor Al-Thani, President of the Qatar Marine Sports Federation (QMSF), announced there would be an initiative to organise a round table meeting of maritime stakeholders and government officials held during the Show, at which the Qatar Marine Association formation will be discussed.

The timing is auspicious, he said, because one of the primary objectives of the QIBS is to establish a platform for the well-being of the maritime industry.  Such an Association would promote awareness of the local market, create opportunities by identifying needs and attracting the right calibre of specialists, and achieve international recognition for all that Qatar has to offer in this field.

Some suggested ideas for what the association would be responsible is creating policies and standards according to the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Further it can become a member of AMIA Arab Marine Industries Association; be a focal point for the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) and its members; and be a focal point for the International Federation of Boat Show Organisers (IFBSO) and its members. Other areas in which such an Association could play an active role would be in promoting tourism, encouraging environmental concerns and educate of all things maritime, of course under the guidance of the Ministry, Al-Thani added.

The international exhibitors’ list reads like a Who’s Who in the industry. Sixteen international shipyards have already confirmed their attendance including top names such as The Ferretti Group (represented in the region by Gulf Yachts and ART Marine), Sunseeker International, Princess Yachts International, Azimut Yachts, Sea Ray, Sanlorenzo, Benetti, Overmarine, FIPA Group, Sunreef Yachts, Bilgin Shipyard, Kaiserwerft and Cranchi Group.

On the local front, there will be a promising exhibitor presence, with Qatar itself represented by four boat building companies – Al Wakra, Al Udeid, Halul and Milaha – all of which manufacture highly cost-effective fibre-glass boats. Exhibitors from the UAE include Gulf Craft, Emirates Boats, Al Shaali, Dubai Marine and Sawamy; and from Bahrain, Al Dhaen. In addition, Performance Marine of Qatar will be showcasing Cigarette Racing Boats, Nortech Hi-Performance and Glasstream boats.

A total of 35 boats will be on display at QIBS, including the fastest composite Maxi Open Yacht ever to be built – Overmarine Group’s Mangusta 165 Maxi Open Yacht, which is 50 metres in length and has a top speed of 40 knots.

At a pre-Show press conference, speakers from among the exhibitors and sponsors took questions from the media, including First Lieutenant Mishal Al Mannai, representing the Ministry of Interior’s Coast Guards division; Salem Al Kubaisi, Acting Chief Corporate Services Officer of Katara Hospitality;  Belal Al- Kadry Executive Assistant Manager and Director of rooms operations of The Ritz Carlton Hotel, Doha; Abdulaziz Al Zeyara Strategic Planning Senior Manager of Lusail, Wayne Shepherd, General Manager of Mourjan Marinas, Mubarak Nasser Al Khalifa and Hamad Al Mannai, Managers from the Municipality of Al Daayen;  Johney Abraham, International Sales Manager of Qatar Airways; Elie Hanna, General Manager of AIG; Issa Al Hitmi, CEO of AL KASS TV; Dr Khalid Abdulnoor Saifeldeen, Director of Hamad International Training Centre and Chairman of Kulluna: For Health and Safety; Joe Aoun, General Manager of  BCC; and Essa Al Mannai, Chairman of  Al Mannai Marine.

Hamad Abdulla Al Mulla, Chief Executive Officer, Katara Hospitality later on stated: “Katara Hospitality has always been at the forefront of its industry and, by supporting the first edition of Qatar International Boat Show, we embrace this pioneering initiative. As the investor who committed to developing the iconic hospitality complex in Lusail City, we believe QIBS 2013 is a perfect platform to enchant local, regional and international guests with our impeccable hospitality services.”

Abdulaziz Al Zeyara, Strategic Planning Senior Manager of Lusail City said
: ‘Lusail Marina is designed to offer a unique experience to yachting and marine lifestyle enthusiasts in a safe and secure environment with world class facilities. QIBS is another proof of Qatar’s growing reputation for hosting international events, and we are delighted to host it at Lusail Marina, in Lusail City this year.”

Wayne Shepherd, General Manager, Marina Operations, Mourjan Marinas IGY also stated:
Mourjan Marinas looks forward to welcoming internationally-recognised partners to Lusail Marina for the Qatar International Boat Show.  The strength of the partners and exhibitors on board is testament to Doha’s continued growth as a yachting destination on an international level. Many of these partners share values that Mourjan Marinas echoes – quality of craftsmanship, forward-thinking products and customer service of a world-class standard – which align with the positioning of Lusail Marina as a premier yachting destination. We look forward to working together with QIBS in making the event a success.”

Faysal Mikati, Vice President of Snow Comms Conceptual Communications & Events, which is organising the Qatar International Boat Show, said the number of companies that have signed up for the show has surpassed all expectations. Exhibitors know that the market in Qatar already has large numbers of potential buyers and by exhibiting at QIBS, the international shipyards have the chance to meet their existing customers in their own environment – whereas before they had to travel half way round the world to meet one another.  As well as finding yachts, some visitors will be looking for fishing boats, while expatriates are predominantly in the market for fun boats.

Mikati added that the International Boat Show is not a one off event – it literally takes years to become a solid show, and already discussions are taking place with potential exhibitors for the 2014 edition of the show. “QIBS 2013 will truly be representative of both the international and regional maritime communities for the mutual benefit of all who come to visit the Show and the exhibitors themselves; 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.

Nader Salameh, Marketing Manager of Ali Bin Ali Luxury & Fashion said: ‘As the official distributor of Ulysse Nardin in Qatar for the past eight years we are extremely proud to be a sponsor of the very first Qatar International Boat Show. With exhibitors coming from all around the world and Ulysee Nardin being recognized with boating globally, give us a great opportunity to present our latest collection at the Qatar International Boat Show.’

Elie Hanna, General Manager of AIG Qatar said: We are proud to sponsor QIBS as it’s an ideal platform to showcase the country’s rapidly growing marina developments. AIG is pleased to see this tremendous growth and to offer tailor-made Private Yacht covers that suit individual customers insurance requirements.”

Sponsorship requests for the Show have exceeded expectations, with strong support being shown from a number of high profile companies and government entities, including: Lusail Marina – the venue for QIBS; Mourjan Marinas IGY – a leading industry provider for marinas and management services; Qatar Tourism Authority – which supervises the development of tourism in Qatar; Qatar Marine Sports Federation; Qatar’s Ministry of the Interior; Katara Hospitality – the official hospitality sponsor;  The Ritz-Carlton, Doha  – the official hotel, Ali Bin Ali distributor of the watch  Ulysse Nardin as the official watch, Qatar Airways – which is the official carrier for the Show; Mannai Marine as a Gold sponsor, BCC – the official freight forwarder; AIG as the official insurance, ‘World of Yachts and Boats’ – the Show’s official magazine; ‘Sur La Terre’ – the Show’s lifestyle partner; and Al Kass TV – the official media partner and Kuluna programme for prevention and safety in the sea, founded by Hamad Medical Centre and Conoco Philips.

Inaugural Qatar International Boat Show to host numerous International Exhibitors

October 22, 2013

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

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 Bednarova

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 Bednarova

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 Bednarova

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 Bednarova

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.


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 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 Bednarova

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