Superyacht Elada launched by Bilgin Yachts
by Risa Merl
The contract for the new Bilgin 147 was signed back in November 2012. The yacht is a development of the previously launched 40m superyacht M, launched in 2012 by the Turkish builder, and like her predecessor she is immediately distinctive by that unusual, reverse bow.
She was designed inside and out by London’s H2 Yacht Design with naval architecture done in-house by the Istanbul-based shipyard. On board, the owner’s stateroom is located on the bridge deck, and opens onto a large, private aft terrace. The owner’s favourite guest, meanwhile, is well treated with a VIP lounge and cabin found forward on the main deck. The rest of the guest accommodation comprises four guest cabins on the lower deck, which is shared with four en suite crew cabins.
The high bulwarks wrapping round the front deck protect a large seating area and Jacuzzi. Next to this is a coffee table, under which a skylight allows light to pour down into the VIP. This same feature can be found on the sun deck, giving light to the master suite. Another Jacuzzi, wraparound bar seating and lounging space aft complete what promises to be a very comfortable top deck.
In the engine room, twin CAT 1,915hp engines give Elada a top speed of 22 knots and a cruising pace of 17 knots. Twin zero-speed TRAC stabilisers should keep things steady under way while three generators will help keep the drinks frosty while at anchor.