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10 unmissable superyachts launched in 2017 attending the Monaco Yacht Show

August 22, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

With the end of September comes the end of the summer yacht season, marked by the spectacular Monaco Yacht Show where renowned yacht builders from across the world gather to display their latest and greatest luxury yacht builds.

Preliminary attendance has been announced and among the 125 unique superyachts are some of the most impressive and closely guarded builds of 2017: Both sailing yachts and motor yachts will be present at the Port Hercules event, and these top 10 luxury yachts over 30m/98ft are some of the most anticipated in recent years:

1. Andiamo – Baglietto

Superyacht ANDIAMO - Built by Baglietto

Superyacht ANDIAMO – Built by Baglietto

48m/157ft motor yacht ANDIAMO was launched in June and built for a Mexican owner and features the architecture of Margherita Casprini and an interior and exterior from Francesco Paszkowski Design.

Of the 350m² living spaces on board, the sundeck comprises an impressive 140m² with an infinity pool, an alfresco dining area serviced by a barbeque grill and bar, plus plenty of forward sunbathing.

The interiors are styled in lacquered ebony and onyx for a truly opulent environment, within which there is a cinema on the upper deck with two side terraces for spectacular views and increased indoor-outdoor flow.

2. Nerissa – Bilgin Yachts

Motor yacht NERISSA - Built by Bilgin Yachts

Motor yacht NERISSA – Built by Bilgin Yachts

The first hull in the Bilgin 156 series from Bilgin Yachts, superyacht NERISSA has a full-displacement steel hull and aluminium superstructure and was completed following 23 months of construction. This 48m/156ft tri-deck yacht features the naval architecture of Unique Yacht Design and the interior styling talents of H2 Yacht Design.

Luxury yacht NERISSA does not yet have an owner and will be on display at the Monaco Yacht Show to the press and to potential buyers.

3. Areti – Lurssen

Lurssen luxury yacht ARETI. Photo credit - Tom van Oossanen

Lurssen luxury yacht ARETI. Photo credit – Tom van Oossanen

Known as PROJECT SASHA up until her launch, 85m/280ft luxury yacht ARETI has been one of Lurssen‘s most secretive builds and features an interior and exterior by Winch Design.

Created for entertaining and relaxation throughout the journey, up to 18 guests will be treated to an impressive array of on board amenities that include a plunge pool, hammam, sauna and Jacuzzi pool as well as a spacious beach club with spa facilities for unwinding close to the water.

4. Seven – Perini Navi

Sailing yacht SEVEN (ex.C2232) from Perini Navi

Sailing yacht SEVEN (ex.C2232) from Perini Navi

60m/196ft aluminium Perini Navi sailing yacht SEVEN (ex.C2232) was announced in 2014 and launched in August 2017 under the name of SEVEN. Ron Holland designed her naval architecture, while Dante O. Benini & Partners completed her interior and exterior styling.

Following other 60m/196ft luxury yachts SEAHAWK and PERSEUS^3, she is expected to combine the same high performance with Perini Navi quality, efficiency and style. More details on this closely guarded build are expected to be released at the Monaco Yacht Show.

5. Cloud 9 – CRN Shipyard

CRN Yachts superyacht CLOUD 9, one of the first launches of 2017

CRN Yachts superyacht CLOUD 9, one of the first launches of 2017

Launched at the start of 2017, CRN superyacht CLOUD 9 soon after joined the charter market in the Mediterranean where she remains open for the remainder of the summer season. Zuccon created her exterior styling while Winch Design created her bright and airy beach house environment.

At 74m/242ft, this beautifully styled motor yacht has ensured that every space is efficiently used to include as many amenities as possible, and charter guests can expect to find a 12m pool on the main deck, spa therapy facilities, a spacious beach club, a helipad and a wealth of the latest water toys to complement her PADI Dive Centre status.

“With launches expected in October and November, there is even the possibility to be one of the first charter guests aboard a newly launched superyacht for Christmas or New Year.

“To find out more about the above yachts and their charter availability, contact the expert brokers at CharterWorld.

6. Cyclone – Tansu

Military-styled M/Y CYCLONE from Tansu Yachts

Military-styled M/Y CYCLONE from Tansu Yachts

The strong naval design that has long been associated with the Turkish shipyard Tansu Yachts is unmistakable in its flagship: 43.4m/143ft luxury yacht CYCLONE.

Within her deceptive exterior is a lavish environment that features a 3m tall library created by Diana Yacht Design, while also sleeping 8 guests over 4 cabins.

7. Home – Heesen Yachts

Luxury yacht HOME - Built by Heesen

Luxury yacht HOME – Built by Heesen

Attracting attention for more than one reason, Heesen Yachts‘s 50m/164ft is the world’s first Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) motor yacht with hybrid propulsion. Frank Laupman of Omega Architects and Cristiano Gatto created her sleek exterior profile and interior living spaces respectively, based on contemporary design trends that use a monochrome palette and numerous floor-to-ceiling windows to maximise views and naturally lit rooms.

8. Pink Gin VI – Baltic Yachts

Baltic Yachts sailing yacht PINK GIN VI

Baltic Yachts sailing yacht PINK GIN VI

Hailed as the world’s largest carbon fibre sloop, sailing yacht PINK GIN VI will be unmissable at the Monaco Yacht Show with her bright fuchsia sail. The 54m/177ft silvery-white hull is a design by naval architects Judel/Vrolijk and Design Unlimited created her indoor living spaces, which play with texture to create eye-catching details. Among her features are two topside opening balconies, providing a greater connection to the sea and the nearby landscapes.

9. Seven Sins – Sanlorenzo

Superyacht SEVEN SINS - Built by Sanlorenzo. Photo credit - Guillaume Plisson

Superyacht SEVEN SINS – Built by Sanlorenzo. Photo credit – Guillaume Plisson

The new flagship and first in the 52Steel line of superyachts for Sanlorenzo, 52m/171ft motor yacht SEVEN SINS uses shape and texture within her minimalist design to create a sophisticated environment. One of her most striking features is a glass-bottomed pool that allows light through into the beach club below. In addition, the port and starboard beach club bulwarks fold down to form a large sunning space close to the water – perfect for drying off after trying out the amazing variety of water toys.

Available for charter in the Mediterranean, the Monaco Yacht Show is the perfect platform to showcase her impressive design and features to potential charter guests and future owners of the 52Steel series.

10. Soprano – Hakvoort

Luxury yacht SOPRANO - Built by Hakvoort

Luxury yacht SOPRANO – Built by Hakvoort

Combining classic design features with modern design aesthetic, luxury yacht SOPRANO is a traditionally styled superyacht with all the benefits of cutting-edge 21st Century technology. Using mahogany, white lacquer and limestone, this exceptional 38m/126ft motor yacht offers stylish and laid-back interiors while the exterior has plenty of relaxation areas for 8 charter guests.

A PADI Certified Dive Centre, motor yacht SOPRANO offers everyone on board the chance to comprehensively explore a destination, and she is currently available for charter in the Mediterranean.

Special mentions

PLVS VLTRA – Amels

ILUMEN and KALLIENTE – Dominator

JUBILEE – Oceanco

AQUARIUSFeadship

AURORA – Rossinavi

DELTA ONE – Mulder Shipyard

ELSEACerri Cantieri Navali (CCN)

ENDEAVOUR IIRossinavi

GTT115Dynamiq

MAJESTY 100 – Majesty Yachts

MANGUSTA 165 E & MANGUSTA OCEANO 42Mangusta Yachts

MCY105Monte Carlo Yachts

NEW FRONTIERS – Damen Yachts

SORCERESSSouthern Wind

VERTIGETankoa Yachts

WHITE DREAM – Princess Yachts Monaco

With launches expected in October and November, there is even the possibility to be one of the first charter guests aboard a newly launched superyacht for Christmas or New Year.

To find out more about the above yachts and their charter availability, contact the expert brokers at CharterWorld.

Bilgin Yachts successfully launches motor yacht Nerissa

August 03, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Bilgin Yachts has announced the launch of M/Y NERISSA, the first model in the Bilgin 156 series. Following 23 months of construction, the tri-deck superyacht was launched on the 26th of July at the Bilgin Shipyard in Istanbul, Turkey.

Superyacht NERISSA built by Bilgin Yachts will debut at the Monaco Yacht Show in September

Superyacht NERISSA built by Bilgin Yachts will debut at the Monaco Yacht Show in September

At launch, motor yacht NERISSA weighted in precisely on target at 499 GRT, ensuring that no ballasting was required for the full displacement superyacht constructed with a steel hull an aluminium superstructure.

Unique Yacht Design of Antalya created her design and naval architecture, while H2 Yacht Design was commissioned to create the interiors for the 48m/156ft superyacht, which sleep up to 11 guests over 1 Master suite and 4 guest cabins. Using twin MTU engines, she is capable of cruising for 4,000 miles and has a top speed of 16 knots.

Luxury yacht NERISSA - Aft view

Luxury yacht NERISSA – Aft view

Luxury yacht NERISSA will spend the next month undergoing her final fit-out, commissioning and sea trials before heading to the South of France for her debut at the Monaco Yacht Show which runs from the 27th-30th of September.

47.5m Superyacht Bilgin 156 Nearing Delivery

March 29, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Turkish shipbuilder Bilgin Yachts announced that the new motor yacht Bilgin 156 was soon to be delivered. Designed by Unique Yacht Design, who were also responsible for the naval architecture, Bilgin 156 has a gross tonnage of under 500GT while still providing all necessities for luxury cruising.

Motor yacht Bilgin 156

Motor yacht Bilgin 156

World-renowned design studio H2 Design developed the interior design of this yacht, which is best described as contemporary, with plenty of natural light and stylish furnishings. Accommodation is offered for 10 guests in 5 well-appointed cabins.

Motor yacht Bilgin 156 - main

Motor yacht Bilgin 156 – main

Bilgin 156 boasts a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure. Powered by a pair of MTU 12V 2000M engines she can reach a top speed of 16 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots.

Currently, the shipyard is working on hull number 2 and 3 of Bilgin 156. Other superb projects expected to emerge from the shipbuilder facilities is the two imposing 80m motor yachts Bilgin 263, which have been scheduled for delivery in 2019.

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New in Build: 80m Superyacht Project by Bilgin

November 07, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Bilgin Yachts announced the commissioning of the second hull in the Bilgin 263 series. The 80-metre superyacht project was sold to a repeat client of Bilgin Yachts. The first hull was sold earlier this year, and is now under construction and approaching its completion. Both projects are scheduled for delivery in 2019, and once completed will become the largest superyachts built to date by Bilgin Yachts. 

Motor Yacht Bilgin 263

Motor Yacht Bilgin 263

The superyacht’s glossy exterior and its smooth lines were developed by Unique Yacht Design, while H2 Yacht Design created stylish and contemporary interior. Naval architecture was designed by Özgün Yacht Design.

Featuring four decks, the superyacht will have plenty of space to accommodate 16 guests in eight cabins. The guests on board will be assisted by 18 crew members. A large main saloon and dining area will be located on the main deck, while upper deck will comprise of the owner’s suite, sunbathing area, lounge and a private pool, dedicated solely to the owner.

Motor Yacht Bilgin 263

Motor Yacht Bilgin 263

Luxury entertainment and relaxation areas are plentiful, including a stunning beach club, large aft-deck Jacuzzi and al fresco dining. Another great feature is a spacious garage, which can store three tenders and 4 Jetskis.

A pair of 3,433hy MTU diesel engines allows a maximum speed of 17.5 knots with a cruising speed of 15 knots.

While these two projects are underway, some luxury superyachts by Bilgin are available for charter right now. If you require any further information contact CharterWorld now and secure a luxury yacht charter this Winter season, as crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches and the sunshine are the best reasons to travel now.

80M BILGIN 263 Biggest Yacht To Be Constructed in Turkey

May 16, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The Turkish shipyard, Bilgin Yachts has been working on the largest yacht under construction in Turkey, the 80-metre Bilgin 263 mega yacht. The yacht has been under construction since March and is at the block construction stage at the moment.

Bilgin Yachts 263

Bilgin Yachts 263

The block assembly and superstructure construction is programmed for July while at the moment 7 out of 25 blocks are ready. BILGIN 263 will be fitted with two MTU 16V 4000 M63R engines, which are scheduled to be delivered this November. The launch of the vessel is due in March 2017, following which she will be delivered to Bilgin’s new facility at the West Istanbul Marina.

The luxurious mega yacht was described as the ‘trendsetter of dupery yachts’ by her designer, Unique Yacht Design. She is the third project Bilgin Yacht will fulfil for this particular client. BLIGIN 263 meets the is being built to exacting performance standards of the luxury industry and is here to set the bar for Turkey’s expanding exclusive yachting sector.

BILGIN 263 - aft view

BILGIN 263 – aft view

A very impressive yacht thanks to not only her size but also slim lines, rule efficiency and unprecedented comfort BILGIN 263 is set to be a leader in both creativity and execution with a surprising amount luxury space onboard. The 80-metre Bilgin is being constructed to ABS class and fully LY3 compliant. She is scheduled for delivery in 2019.

Bilgin 156-II Superyacht Launched in Turkey

April 22, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The second 47,60-metre hull constructed by Bilgin Yachts has been launched in Turkey. BILGIN 156-II superyacht was launched and taken to Bilgin’s Küçükçekmece facility after her assembly, earlier this month.

Superyacht BILGIN 156 hull number II

Superyacht BILGIN 156 hull number II

Similarly to her sister ship, the yacht is beginning to show off her beautiful interior and exterior spaces. Her exterior styling and naval architecture were created by Unique Yacht Design while interiors and general arrangements are the work of H2 Yacht Design.

BILGIN 156-II

BILGIN 156-II

The accommodation layout comprises four spacious cabins, including a generous owner’s stateroom with a practical private hull balcony. The suites are fitted with large windows, providing plenty of light and welcoming feel. The interiors feature subtle touches such as combinations of various woods and precious metals.

Bilgin 156 Hull II

Bilgin 156 Hull II

Built under the 500GT mark, BILGIN 156 hull two offers clean exterior lines, with classic and timeless appearance. She is likely to have a touch-and-go helipad on her upper deck aft section, which is not presents on the hull number one.

Bilgin Yachts Launch 47m Bilgin 155 Motor Yacht GIAOLA-LU

April 14, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The Turkish yacht builder Bilgin Yachts has announced that it has launched the Bilgin 155 motor yacht GIAOLA-LU last week. She was constructed for a Mexican client, incorporating design by Bilgin Yachts’ design team in collaboration with Unique and H2. The yacht is due to be delivered this summer.

GIAOLA-LU by Bilgin Yachts

GIAOLA-LU by Bilgin Yachts

GIAOLA-LU measures 46,8 metres and represents a steel and aluminium build motor yacht and the most recent boat belonging to Bilgin’s displacement line. With a beam of 9,20m and draft of 2,45 metres, she was designed and equipped to RINA Commercial Class Maltese Cross Hull, Mach, Y Unrestricted and LY3 regulations, and will be capable of unrestricted coastal and offshore cruising around Europe, Mediterranean, Atlantic and the Caribbean.

GIAOLA-LU

GIAOLA-LU

Bilgin 155 GIAOLA-LU Launch - The Team

Bilgin 155 GIAOLA-LU Launch – The Team

GIAOLA-LU boasts a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure in accordance to rules and regulations of her recognised classification and flag state. She is powered by two CAT C32 1450bhp 2300 rpm marine diesel engines, expected to reach a top speed of 16 knots. The yacht is fitted in accordance with regulations A1+A2+A3 unrestricted navigation.

While it is unknown whether she will be available for yacht charter in the future, there are a number of other fabulous charter yachts by the Turkish builder, which you can view here: BILGIN YACHTS, or contact us for additional details and a made-to-measure selection of vessels.

Superyacht GIAOLA-LU

Superyacht GIAOLA-LU

Bilgin Yachts Join Hull & Superstructure of 47.6m Bilgin 156-II superyacht

March 16, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Bilgin Yachts in Istanbul, Turkey have released information on the construction of the 47,6 metre superyacht Bilgin 156 hull II. The yacht is taking shape as her hull and superstructure were joined last week at the Yalova facilities, starting to show the development of her interior and exterior spaces. She will be taken to Kucukcekmece shipyard following her launch later this month.

BILGIN 156 HULL 2 UNDER CONSTRUCTION

BILGIN 156 HULL 2 UNDER CONSTRUCTION

The priming process is also near completion. Once the major electricity and plumbing systems are installed, the yacht will be ready to hit the water and for further outfitting works to continue.

Bilging 156-II was designed by Unique Yacht Design with interiors by H2 Yacht Design, and is now starting to show her magnificent interiors and exteriors.

We are unsure if the new nearly 48-metre Bilgin 156 will be for charter in the future, however if you are curious about other Bilgin-built charter yachts you can follow the link to find out more …or simply contact us.

Work on NEW 80m Mega Yacht BILGIN 263 progressing well

January 20, 2016

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The work on the new 80m mega yacht BILGIN 263 is progressing well. Destined for a repeat client, BILGIN 263 will be the largest vessel ever built by the Istanbul-based shipyard, Bilgin Yachts. Created by Unique Yacht Design, she will be built to ABS class and LY3 compliance, and is due to be delivered in 2019.

Rendering of BILGIN 263

Rendering of BILGIN 263

General arrangements plans are currently being made. Construction drafts and drawings are also getting prepared. The model testing and towing tank test of the vessel are planned for this month. As announced by the shipyard, they will be able to start the steel cutting and hull construction by the beginning of March 2016.

BILGIN 263 - top view

BILGIN 263 – top view

BILGIN 263 - aft view

BILGIN 263 – aft view

BILGIN 263 - Exterior

BILGIN 263 – Exterior

See more charter yachts built by Bilgin.

Technical launch of eagerly awaited 48m BILGIN 156 Superyacht Hull#1

November 25, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Turkish shipyard, Bilgin Yachts, has just announced the technical launch of the eagerly awaited 48m Bilgin 156 superyacht Hull#1, which took place on November 18, following the successful completion of the yacht’s hull and superstructure. The first Bilgin 156 motor yacht will stay in the shipyard for further construction process until her launch in late 2016, with delivery scheduled for 2017. Take a look at this striking vessel in the video below, released by the shipyard. 

Being built on spec, the H2-designed Bilgin 156 luxury yacht Hull no. 1 boasts a bright interior, thanks to her large windows, and minimalistic copper colour scheme. With exterior design and naval architecture by Unique Yacht Design, BILGIN 156 remains below the 500 gt threshold, yet she can still comfortably sleep 12 guests across five elegant cabins and a spacious owner’s cabin.

More charter yachts built by Bilgin Yachts.