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Details of first 50m Bilgin 163 revealed

23 March 2023 • Written by Katia Damborsky

One year after the technical launch of the first 50-metre Bilgin 163 at Bilgin's Istanbul facility, fresh details have been released of her design and interiors. 

The yacht, now named Eternal Spark, will make her debut at the 2023 Monaco Yacht Show in September. The shipyard set its sights on creating a vessel that aims to be "the best and most exciting 499GT yacht in the world."

Photos: Bilgin

Featuring exterior design from Unique Yacht Design, the yacht builds on the success of smaller models like Snow 5 and Starburst III.

Notable elements of the project are its spacious living areas, with large windows that flood the interior with light. Another key element of the design is the sizable exterior spaces which, Emrecan Özgün of Unique Yacht Design said, "surpass those of its predecessors, lending a sportive appearance to Bilgin 163." 

She is built for entertaining, with four decks, five separate bars, and seven different socialising areas on board. 

Interiors come courtesy of Milan-based studio, Hot Lab. She features a six-cabin layout with a  modern, rich and warm interior, with plenty of wood and leather throughout. 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.

Built in steel and aluminium, the yacht will be equipped with twin CAT C32 engines to achieve a top speed of 16.5 knots.

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