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Third 80m Bilgin 263 superyacht sold

15 February 2022• Written by Holly Overton

Turkish yard Bilgin Yachts has announced the sale of the third unit in its 80 metre 263 superyacht series with Bluewater Yachting introducing the buyer.

Codenamed Project Silence, the new construction builds on the success of the shipyard's 80 metre superyacht Tatiana which made its global debut at the Monaco Yacht Show in 2021. The third hull in the series will offer 20 per cent more volume than its predecessor as well as greater comfort and autonomy at sea. 

The second hull of 263 series, which has already sold, is due to be launched later this year

All three hulls in the 263 series share a slender profile created by Unique Yacht Design with interiors by British studio H2 Yacht Design. The new design benefits from a fresh new layout and a number of technical refinements including a longer upper deck and an extra covered area at the stern.

The owner's deck, for example, is positioned on the main deck for more privacy while the wheelhouse is located on the upper deck for greater visibility, and an elevator connects all decks. The remaining guest accommodation is comprised of two VIPs on the main deck and three guest cabins on the lower deck.

According to Jonny Horsfield, founder of H2 Yacht Design, Project Silence will feature a "light and modern" interior that makes use of textured and warm materials. "The client admired what we had created on the interior of Tatiana, though the layout and design will be suitably different."

On the technical side Project Silence will have a new ventilation system and an increased generator capacity. The yacht will be able to cruise at a maximum speed of 19 knots powered by a pair of 2,560 kW engines with an economical range of 6,000 nautical miles.

The new construction builds on the success of the shipyard's 80 metre superyacht Tatiana which made its global debut at the Monaco Yacht Show in 2021

The second hull of 263 series, which has already sold, is due to be launched later this year. Also underway at the Turkish shipyard is a 74 metre yacht with delivery in 2024 and two 50 metre sisterships will be technically launched this year.

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