Bilgin Yachts has announced the start of construction of the 80m megayacht Bilgin 263.
Construction on the yacht began in March. Since then, 7 out of 25 blocks of her steel hull have been completed. The yacht is expected to be delivered to the owner in 2019.
The owner of Bilgin 263 signed a contract with Bilgin Yachts in October. He is a loyal customer of the Turkish shipyard: the 80m will be Bilgin Yachts' third vessel in his garage.
The exterior of the Bilgin 263 and her naval architecture have been designed by the Turkish Unique Yacht Design studio. Özgün Yacht Design is responsible for the engineering and H2 Yacht Designis responsible for the interiors.
The Bilgin 263 will fully comply with the LY3 (Large Commercial Yacht Code). Powered by twin MTU16V 4000 M63R engines, she will be able to reach speeds of up to 18 knots.