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Bilgin Yachts launches 50m Eternal Spark

8 February 2024 • Written by Dea Jusufi


Motor Yacht
Bilgin ·  50 m ·  2024

Bilgin Yachts has launched the 50-metre Eternal Spark from the West Istanbul Marina in Turkey, marking the shipyard's first launch of the year. Construction on the Bilgin 163 model began in December 2019, with the model sold in 2022 by SuperYachts Croatia.

Featuring exterior design from Unique Yacht Design and interiors by Hot Lab, the yacht builds on the success of the shipyard's smaller models such as Moonraker (formerly Snow 5) and Starburst III.

Credit: Bilgin Yachts
Credit: Bilgin Yachts

With entertainment at the core of its design, Eternal Spark will be able to host more than 100 guests quayside across her four decks, with five separate bars and seven distinct social areas. Emrecan Özgün of Unique Yacht Design said her exterior spaces "surpass those of its predecessors, lending a sportive appearance to Bilgin 163."

The main saloon of Eternal Spark
The shipyard set its sights on creating a vessel that aims to be "the best and most exciting 499GT yacht in the world"

Interiors are the work of Milan-based studio Hot Lab and feature more than 60 natural finishes, including 14 different marbles. Accommodation is for 12 guests with a six-cabin layout. "Each stateroom is a little bit different in its colour combinations," explained Enrico Lumini, partner and head of design at Hot Lab. "From the yellowish stones, to the pinkish quartz, we wanted to ensure that the design stayed fresh and colourful, without an overwhelming use of colour. It is not too beige, but light, fresh and sunny – comparable to a villa on the Côte d'Azur.”

Other notable design highlights include a full-height round glass wall that divides the main saloon and lobby, where you can find a giant chandelier, a floating staircase and a skylight on the sundeck floor. A standout feature is the yacht's sunken-level beach club, which features a sauna, an ice fountain, a day head and a lounge with a wet bar.

An example of the VIP suite on board Eternal Spark

Antonio Romano, commercial director of The Viken Group and co-founder of Hot Lab said: “Eternal Spark fits with our latest philosophy of ‘Architecture for Voyagers’ which we have been showcasing in all of our recent projects. This emphasises the cleanliness of architectural volumes, as well as a renewed sense of the softness of lines. We are looking to showcase what we call ‘plastic minimalism’, which is sober but rich in details."

Eternal Spark has a sunken beach club

Built in steel and aluminium, the yacht is equipped with twin CAT C32 engines for a top speed of 16.5 knots and a range of 5,000 nautical miles while cruising at 12 knots.

A second Bilgin 163 model, known as Project Ame, is also under construction at the shipyard with delivery slated for this year.

This news follows the interior reveal of Bilgin's 41.9-metre explorer yacht Kaşif in January, also styled by Hot Lab.

Read More/First look: inside the 42m Bilgin explorer Kaşif

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Bilgin   50 m •  2024

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