Bilgin superyacht Tatiana's pool

H2 Yacht Design lifts the lid on 80m Tatiana's wow-factor interior

7 April 2021

Tatiana’s sharp, almost aggressive lines give her a decidedly avant-garde appearance. But her bullet-inspired profile conceals an interior that exudes ultramodern elegance from each corner...

British Studio H2 Yacht Design has a longstanding relationship with Turkish shipyard Bilgin Yachts. Over the years, the duo has produced a variety of superyachts sporting novel designs, from the 45 metre Elada to 47 metre Giaola-Lu. In 2020, this prosperous partnership took on its biggest challenge to date in the shipyard's 80 metre Tatiana.

Credit: Eray Altay

The owner was a repeat client of the Turkish shipyard and had a "good, clear vision of what he wanted,” explains H2 founder Jonny Horsfield. The brief called for a light and airy palette with a contemporary feel that was both fresh and comfortable with a "splash of colour". The focus was on impressive guest areas with numerous entertainment spaces, bars, lounges, a cinema as well as a private owner’s space with an office – all of this within a fairly slim envelope of 1,680GT. Using state-of-the-art technology and forward-thinking design, H2 has ensured that guest enjoyment is front and centre.

Each deck of Tatiana features abundant use of glass and mirrors that play with natural light as it filters through large, picture windows. “As inspiration, we used the six basic elements of water, wood, rock, fire, metal, and ice, and interpreted these through various subtle material selections throughout the interior,” explains Horsfield. Each space is layered in contrasting yet complementary materials, from rich macassar ebony to eucalyptus and carrara marble.

This seamless combination of elements is most artfully displayed in the main saloon. Here, the materials are illuminated by soft strips of lighting with a subtle palette of pale pinks and muted purples. A formal dining area seating up to 16 guests sits forward, separated from the saloon by cabinetry and a flatscreen television. A jagged crystal chandelier by Czech glassworks Lasvit takes centre stage, complemented by a mottled amethyst backdrop, creating a grand setting for occasional dining.

Up above, the skylounge is designed with entertainment at the fore, home to a sit-up bar, circular lounge and a Porsche-designed pool table. This smart space plays with hues of blue and grey, paired with embossed leather details, white onyx and hammered metal. 

At the epicentre of the yacht, connecting the beach club with the main saloon, lies a grand central staircase - a stylised, geometric gangway lined with strips of bright underfoot lighting.

While Tatiana's interior is filled with wow-factor moments, the beach club is a shining example of the pair's ingenuity. Created as an all-encompassing spa retreat spread across two levels, the space is dominated by a nine-metre indoor swimming pool, bathed in colourful hues from the skylights hovering above. More light comes from reveals in the walls and small LED lights shining like tiny stars over a lounge adjacent to a shell door. 

Glass columns, Carrara marble and a backlit blue agate floor near the bar complement the teak deck that surrounds the pool. A cosy massage room with another shell door, for a massage en plein air, a shower and a steam room round out the luxurious space. “It [the beach club] sums up the focus on decadence and entertainment of life on board this yacht,” says Horsfield.

The futuristic elements of Tatiana’s design are yet matched with the high-tech capabilities of her operational aspects. Constructed in accordance with the latest IMO Tier III standards, eco-friendly elements have been built into the core of Tatiana’s design. Her unique displacement hull form has been designed for optimal fuel efficiency as well as providing a 7,500 nautical mile cruising range, and the vessel is also fitted with a special exhaust system for her MTU 4000 series engines that allows for clean air emissions, developed together with Rolls-Royce.

An exemplary model of H2 Yacht Design’s work, Tatiana’s pioneering yet luxurious detailing ensures that those stepping aboard are welcomed by a vision of future yacht design.