The 80m motor yacht Tatiana, the first hull of the Bilgin 263 series, and the largest yacht ever built by a Turkish shipyard, has exceeded expectations during sea trials in Istanbul and is now getting ready for photoshoots later this month.
Reaching a maximum speed of 19 knots, she is the first hull of the Bilgin 263 series, built at their main facility in Istanbul and launched in February 2020.
The sharp exterior lines and stylish interior areas of the Bilgin 263 series create a strong modern feeling. The contrasting use of rich Makassar ebony, eucalyptus and plenty of marble creates a unique identity and a luxurious ambiance within the yacht. Describing the brand-new 263 series, Emrecan Özgün, CEO and Founder of Unique Yacht Design says, "The Bilgin 263 is truly one-of-a-kind. We created a very attractive yacht with a sleek and sexy profile while avoiding a high dosage of design clichés. The increase in living areas normally results in bulky designs. The Bilgin 263 has a design attitude that will dominate the yachting sector around the world. This will clearly make her a trendsetter among steel-aluminum superyachts of today."
Tatiana's glamorous living areas bear the signature of H2 Design Ltd. Jonny Horsfield, who took charge of the interior details, says, “The client is a very experienced yacht owner and had a very clear concept of the yacht, as this is the largest yacht of them all. Tatiana has a contemporary layout with generous living rooms as well as a huge spa and beach club in the aft which are considered highlights of her design. We tried to bring a crisp and contemporary feel by using a rich palette of colours. Also, the exterior decks have a rich warm theme that completes this design approach. Overall, we are very proud to see a stunning interior that complements the modern lifestyle perfectly.”
Bilgin Yachts has now built three units of the 80-metre Bilgin 263 series. The second hull, which is already sold, is planned for launch in 2021 with the third hull due for delivery in 2022.
The 263 series is also eco-friendly, featuring a special exhaust system that provides 100% clean air emissions. With two 2,560 kW engines, Tatiana can reach up to 19 knots, while the cruising speed of 12 knots keeps her total fuel consumption at 250 l/h. She is built in compliance with IMO Tier III certification and is considered to be the most environmentally-friendly yacht in her class.
The third unit of the series NB78 will feature a completely new layout with outfitting in West Istanbul Marina. A new 85m construction is planned for delivery in 2024 while two further projects in the pipeline for 2022 include an on-spec 74m construction and a 50m superyacht below 500GT. Both yachts will be designed by Unique Yacht Design, showcasing modern lines, spacious interiors and exterior living areas, in line with the latest manufacturing standards and industry best practice.