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Bilgin 156 hits the water in Turkey

The Bilgin 156 has had her technical launch at the Bilgin yard in Yalova, Turkey, following the completion of her hull and superstructure.

One of three yachts currently in build at Bilgin, the 47.6 metre Bilgin 156 will remain at the yard for further construction ahead of her launch in spring 2017. The Bilgin 156 is being built on spec by the Turkish yard.

The exterior and naval architecture of the first Bilgin 156 hull was completed by Unique Yacht Design. With a steel full displacement hull and aluminium superstructure, she will be built under the 500GT mark. The Bilgin 156 will be powered by 2 MTU 12V 2000M diesel engines and is expected to have a maximum speed of 15 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots.

The Bilgin 156 interior and general arrangement was developed by H2 Yacht Design, who created a generous owner’s suite with a hull balcony despite the yacht being under 500GT. She has five cabins in total — including two VIP cabins and two guest cabins — and can accommodate 12 guests.

The interior style is described as highly modern, bright and featuring large windows. She has a copper colour scheme that is complemented by subtle touches such as the introduction of wood variants and precious metals.

The second hull is scheduled for a 2017 delivery. This superyacht will have a convertible helipad on the upper deck aft section, which the first hull doesn’t have.

Also in build at Bilgin is the Bilgin 263, the yard’s largest ever yacht, which was sold to a repeat client in October 2015.

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