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Bilgin Yachts working on new 48m Motor Yacht by Unique Yacht Design

August 04, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

After a very successful completion of naval architecture as well as engineering services for the 63m Sunrise mega yacht Irimari under its registered trademark Unique Yacht Design, Özgün Yacht Design is currently working on the exterior design and naval architecture of a new 48m motor yacht, under construction at Bilgin Yachts in Turkey. Bilgin is currently completing the steel hull and aluminum superstructure construction of the yacht, with launch scheduled for 2016.

New 48m motor yacht by Unique Yacht Design under construction at Bilgin Yachts

New 48m motor yacht by Unique Yacht Design under construction at Bilgin Yachts

Boasting well balanced prepositions and smooth exterior surfaces, the 48m Bilgin superyacht is being developed with steel hull and aluminum superstructure under 500GT and unrestricted navigation notation. She comes into prominence in her class thanks to her trend setter lines and equipment.

48m Bilgin superyacht

48m Bilgin superyacht

48m Bilgin Yacht

48m Bilgin Yacht

The interiors of the 48m Bilgin luxury yacht were created by H2 Yacht Design. She can sleep up to 10 guests in the owner’s suite with its own superior balcony, positioned on the main deck, as well as four spacious and comfortable cabins on the lower deck. Moreover, the vessel offers extensive resting areas and two large Jacuzzi that can be found on the sundeck and fore side of bridge deck. Opening the aft door with port side shell door allows to obtain around 60 m2 combined indoor and outdoor beach club area.

48m Bilgin luxury yacht - Decks

48m Bilgin luxury yacht – Decks

48m Bilgin motor yacht - Owners suite with its own superior balcony

48m Bilgin motor yacht – Owners suite with its own superior balcony

The top deck of the 48m Bilgin yacht is similar to the designer’s award-winning motor yacht Squalo Bianco concept. The vessel boasts an attractive look, thanks to its distinctive and powerful exterior design with well blended large internal and external volumes.

Aboard 48m Bilgin Yacht

Aboard 48m Bilgin Yacht

See more charter yachts built by Bilgin Yachts here.

Massive 107m Kleven Explorer Yacht ULYSSES to undergo outfitting in Germany

August 03, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The massive 107m Kleven explorer yacht ULYSSES (hull 366) is believed to undergo her exterior finishing as well as interior outfitting in Germany. Marin Teknikk was responsible for the exterior design of the 2015-launched motor yacht ULYSSES, with interior design by H2 Yacht Design. She is expected to cruise the seven seas soon. The photo below, taken by Martin Hauge-Nilsen and shared by Kleven, shows the yacht during her sea trials in the Norwegian fjords this summer.

107m Expedition Yacht ULYSSES (hull 366) - Photo by Martin Hauge-Nilsen and Kleven

107m Expedition Yacht ULYSSES (hull 366) – Photo by Martin Hauge-Nilsen and Kleven

Once completed, the voluminous 107-metre mega yacht ULYSSES will comfortably sleep an amazing number of 60 guests. Designed especially for long expeditions in rough waters, she blends a robust, hard-working character with luxurious added extras, including a huge swimming pool, a helipad and hangar, as well as a 21m tender on the foredeck.

Gorgeous 43m Feadship Motor Yacht BRANZINO

June 01, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The gorgeous 43m motor yacht BRANZINO (ex My Gail II, Khalifah, Ramses) was spotted by Roberto Malfatti in Italy’s Livorno last week. Originally launched by Feadship in 1981, superyacht BRANZINO is a superb displacement vessel, designed by Bannenberg & Rowell, in collaboration with H2 Yacht Design.

43m Feadship superyacht Branzino in Livorno, Italy - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

43m Feadship superyacht Branzino in Livorno, Italy – Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Created by H2 Yacht Design, the elegant interiors of BRANZINO yacht can accommodate up to 12 guests in maximum comfort. Guests are looked after by a crew of 9 members.

Luxury motor yacht Branzino - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Luxury motor yacht Branzino – Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Lloyds-registered, the steel and aluminium super yacht BRANZINO (ex My Gail II, Khalifah, Ramses) is run by twin Caterpillar D398 PC-TA diesels, pushing her to a comfortable top speed of 15 knots and a cruising speed of 13 knots.

Super yacht Branzino - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Super yacht Branzino – Photo by Roberto Malfatti

There are more charter yachts by Feadship here.

Outstanding 125m Mega Yacht MARYAH with Glazing by Trend Marine

May 11, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The supply of all glazing to the outstanding 125-metre mega yacht MARYAH (Project CZAR) has been successfully completed by Trend Marine. The company was commissioned to conduct a turnkey supply service, starting from a 3D digitising service to complete manufacture and installation of all glazing. Luxury motor yacht MARYAH currently represents the world’s 15th largest yacht.

Trend Marine's glazing aboard MARYAH superyacht

Trend Marine’s glazing aboard MARYAH superyacht

The former Russian research vessel, superyacht MARYAH was entirely rebuilt in Greece to a design by H2 Design of London. Designed to comply to full SOLAS & Lloyds regulations, she can comfortably host over 50 passengers.

125m mega yacht Maryah (Project Czar) in the Port of Livorno, Italy - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

125m mega yacht Maryah (Project Czar) in the Port of Livorno, Italy – Photo by Roberto Malfatti

The engineering team of Trend Marine were on hand to calculate and reduce glass thickness to remove the requirement for storm covers in certain areas. Temperature reduction and UV protection was also achieved through the use of insulated glazing units. At 125m, MARYAH yacht was the largest yacht project the company has ever undertaken.

Trend Marine are proud to have been chosen to be the complete glazing supplier of super yacht MARYAH. The company’s supplied products vary from complex large format curved panels, to A60 fire retardant double glazed window units. Trend Marine has supplied more than 450 glazed panels to date.

Video and photos of 120m Mega-Luxurious Yacht MARYAH spotted in Italy

April 15, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Yacht photographer, Roberto Malfatti, has sent us the video and photos of the outstanding 120m (410’) mega yacht MARYAH (Project Czar), spotted while being anchored in the Port of Livorno in Italy, a fantastic Mediterranean yacht charter destination. Currently the 15th largest yacht in the world, luxury motor yacht MARYAH was originally launched as former Russian research vessel by the Szczecinska yard in Poland in 1991, and rebuilt by the Greek shipyard Elefsis to a design by H2 Yacht Design.

Built to full SOLAS regulations, superyacht MARYAH comfortably accommodates an amazing number of up to 54 guests in elegant and contemporary interiors, boasting a fresh clean appearance. This breath-taking vessel also features a large night club, fully equipped spa, business centre, computer room, games room, gym, private dining room, sushi bar and a full cinema.

125m mega yacht Maryah (Project Czar) in the Port of Livorno, Italy - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

125m mega yacht Maryah (Project Czar) in the Port of Livorno, Italy – Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Luxury superyacht Maryah - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Luxury superyacht Maryah – Photo by Roberto Malfatti

 

Super yacht Maryah - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Super yacht Maryah – Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Maryah Yacht - aft view - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Maryah Yacht – aft view – Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Luxury yacht Maryah - side view - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Luxury yacht Maryah – side view – Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Maryah superyacht - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Maryah superyacht – Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Photos of 120m superyacht MARYAH at Porto Montenegro

March 31, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Porto Montenegro, a beautiful Montenegro yacht charter destination, nestled in the Eastern Mediterranean, is presently hosting the outstanding 120-metre superyacht MARYAH (Project Czar). Luxury mega yacht MARYAH currently represents the 15th largest yacht in the world. Below are the photos of the mighty MARYAH, kindly provided by Porto Montenegro. 

125m mega yacht MARYAH (Project Czar) at Porto Montenegro - Image credit to Porto Montenegro

125m mega yacht MARYAH (Project Czar) at Porto Montenegro – Image credit to Porto Montenegro

Originally launched as former Russian research vessel by the Szczecinska yard in Poland in 1991, motor yacht MARYAH was entirely rebuilt during five years by Elefsis Shipyards in Greece. Re-designed by H2 Yacht Design, she is built to full SOLAS regulations.

Luxury motor yacht MARYAH - Photo by Porto Montenegro

Luxury motor yacht MARYAH – Photo by Porto Montenegro

Superyacht MARYAH - Photo by Porto Montenegro

Superyacht MARYAH – Photo by Porto Montenegro

Super yacht MARYAH (Project Czar) boasts a modern exterior styling mixing up with a contemporary interior décor, and can accommodate an amazing number of 54 guests in utmost in luxury. Among the special features aboard this breath-taking vessel belongs a helipad, movie theatre, beach club, a Jacuzzi and generous swimming platform.

120m MARYAH Yacht

March 24, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

A former Russian research vessel, the outstanding 120m MARYAH yacht was originally launched by the Szczecinska yard in Poland in 1991, and entirely rebuilt and re-launched by Elefsis Shipyards in Greece last year. Re-designed by H2 Yacht Design, luxury motor yacht MARYAH, also known as ‘Project Czar’, combines a modern exterior styling with a contemporary interior dècor. One of the largest superyachts in the world, she is built to full SOLAS regulations.

Luxury motor yacht MARYAH (Project CZAR) re-designed by H2 Yacht Design

Luxury motor yacht MARYAH (Project CZAR) re-designed by H2 Yacht Design

The breath-taking 120m mega yacht MARYAH boasts fresh clean lines and practical yet luxurious features. Her unique, contemporary interiors can comfortably sleep an amazing number of 54 guests. Moreover, she features a huge night club, fully equipped spa, business centre, computer room, games room, gym, private dining room, sushi bar and a full cinema.

The exterior of the striking 120m superyacht MARYAH is also very luxurious and elegant, featuring amazing deck spaces for entertainment and relaxation. In addition, there is a fully certified helicopter platform, providing guests with a direct access to the yacht, as well as 10m yacht tenders.

Luxury yacht MARYAH (Project Czar) can achieve a maximum speed of 18 knots and can comfortably cruise at 15,2 knots. State-of-the-art at-anchor stabilizers ensure guests can enjoy smooth cruising, when met with rough sea conditions.

Video of Bilgin 132 ‘M’ Yacht

March 16, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Luxury motor yacht ‘M’ is a unique 40-metre vessel, built by the Turkish shipyard Bilgin Yachts in 2012. Designed by H2 Yacht Design, the Bilgin 132 ‘M’ yacht boasts striking modern lines and aggressive look, thanks to her vertical plumb style bow. Below is a video of the breath-taking ‘M’, made by ‘perfect’.

Video: Bilgin 123 motor yacht TEE-DJE

March 13, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Luxury motor yacht TEE-DJE is a striking Bilgin 123 vessel, launched by the well known Turkish shipyard Bilgin Yachts in 2010. Superyacht TEE-DJE boasts elegant and stylish interiors, designed by H2 Yacht Design and realized by Septemar Yacht Furniture. Below is a video showing this beautiful vessel, released by ‘perfect’.

The world’s most capable luxury superyachts for 2015 unveiled by McMullen & Wing

March 05, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The prominent New Zealand superyacht manufacturer, McMullen & Wing, has unveiled a design partnership with three of the world’s leading yacht design studios. H2 Yacht Design, Vripack Naval Architecture and Greg Marshall were all tasked with developing new superyacht designs, which would reflect McMullen & Wing’s focus on building the world’s most capable luxury yachts.

Luxury superyacht BLADE design by H2 Yacht Design

Luxury superyacht BLADE design by H2 Yacht Design

The leaders of these three studios recently joined McMullen & Wing CEO Michael Eaglen in a global roadshow of the world’s main brokerage centres, giving yacht brokers a personal preview of the new designs and an insight into the personalities of the designers.

Jonny Horsfield, of London’s H2 Yacht Design, presented his design entitled BLADE, combining iconic H2 styling cues with very specific luxury expedition credentials: massive tenders, swimming pool, refreshing and flexible interior spaces and vast exterior decks.

Luxury motor yacht FLOW design by Vripack Naval Architecture

Luxury motor yacht FLOW design by Vripack Naval Architecture

Marnix Hoekstra and Bart Bouwhuis, owners and creative directors of the Netherlands’ Vripack Naval Architecture presented FLOW, a muscular yet highly styled family motor yacht featuring multiple new innovations including enclosed “beach house” on the aft deck, “gull wing lookouts” from the skylouge offering a unique perspective on the changing landscape outside and unique perforated window graphics personalised by the owner.

Greg Marshall, of Victoria British Columbia, Canada, presented his design entitled DIAMOND. In this design he built on the stellar success of 45m charter yacht BIG FISH and his current 50m also building at McMullen & Wing to release three size variants. While closely referencing many of the most popular and successful features of the previous designs, he has also developed the space planning and softened the styling for a distinctive 2015 look.

Luxury yacht DIAMOND design by Greg Marshall

Luxury yacht DIAMOND design by Greg Marshall

McMullen & Wing CEO Michael Eaglen also took the opportunity to remind brokers of the place McMullen & Wing has played in New Zealand’s yachting journey: from ocean racers and America’s Cup winners to super sailing yachts and luxury motor yachts. He went on to highlight the unique value of building in New Zealand with McMullen & Wing: the creative journey of developing a new yacht, the opportunity to cruise New Zealand’s beautiful coastline on handover, and the stunning nations of the South Pacific waiting to mark the perfect start of a new yacht’s world adventure.