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THE SHIPYARD

Shipyards

Bilgin Yachts operates 4 shipyards covering almost 40,000 square-meters in the greater Istanbul area, with its headquarters based in Küçükçekmece. The Küçükçekmece facility is a 7,000 square-meter shipyard with the capacity to build 4 boats simultaneously. One of our hangars has the capacity to build 40-45 meter vessels, while we can build 2 boats up to 55 meters in the other one. Also a portable hangar is available at this facility, in which we can build vessels up to 60 meters. We have two separate shipyards in Yalova counting 11.000sqm where we build our steel hulls, aluminium superstructures and do major plumbing and infrastructure works before launching them and toe to our new shipyard at the West Istanbul marina for outfitting and finishing. Our new shipyard consists of two 105m x 26m and two 85m x 28m hangars offices and uncovered area of almost 14.000sqm.

 

Marine Furniture Factory

Our marine furniture factory is now a high end 5,000 sqm facility in which we can produce some of the highest quality products in the market. It is one of the assets that we are proud to present to our clients since it enables them to get full custom interiors with the highest quality finishes.

Marine Stainless Steel Workshop

Our marine stainless steel workshop is a fully-equipped 2,500 sqm facility manned by a highly skilled 40 workforce, producing everything from stainless steel and aluminium accessories to weather and water tight doors, cranes and deck cranes to rope leads bollards, deck railings and a variety of hydraulic passarelas and systems.

 

THE BILGIN TEAM

‘5 Generations of Craftsmanship’

Over 100 years, and through 5 generations, the family has maintained a respected reputation as master craftsmen in boat building. This legacy is alive and well, for it is the current Bilgin generation that has elevated Bilgin Yachts to its present stage on the upper echelon of motor yacht builders globally.

OUR VALUES

Values kept, values carried

Honesty

Owning a boat is a lifetime journey, on which we become companions with our clients, staff, and suppliers. Companionship needs openness and honesty. And honesty is the bedrock of the family values that we have preserved and carried into business.

Respect

A craftsman of 40 years should listen to a new graduate engineer as much as the engineer should do the same when experience is needed. Respect is a part of the craftsmanship that we inherited from older generations. Led by a team of seasoned managers, Bilgin prides itself on a workplace where everyone produces and progresses in harmony.

Bilgin is Knowhow

“Bilgin” in Turkish means “knowhow”. Yes, we have the knowhow. With this knowhow inherited from our past, we build the superyachts of the future. Believing in the power of knowhow, we only hire professionals who use their experience to deliver excellence, at the issues that we don’t know.

OUR HUMAN RIGHTS POLICY 

Bilgin Yachts employs more than 350 highly-skilled craftsmen including 27 project managers & engineers. Since many of our personnel have been with us for decades, the Bilgin Team has a rich mixture of both traditional and contemporary yacht construction methods. Bilgin Yachts indirectly employs more qualified specialists and technicians through our permanent subcontractors who represent ten percent of the production. In line with our commitment to excellence, we make sure only to work with the best and most trusted companies in the industry. Since we work with most of them for many years, they are more to us than third parties; they are part of the Bilgin family.

OUR ENVIROMENTAL POLICY 

Bilgin Yachts is a responsible member of the global community. We believe every human being has the responsibility to protect the world we are living in. Therefore, the Bilgin team contributes to human health and the environment at every stage of our production. Because it’s the only way for a sustainable future.

What does Bilgin do for a better future? First, we only use farmed trees for the beautiful wooden creations built for its clients. All employees are responsible for maintaining compliance with applicable environmental protection laws and regulations.  Bilgin manages its operations to prevent or reduce its impact on the environment as well as conserving natural resources by encouraging recycling and reuse of resultant wastes. Bilgin provides training to help its employees raise awareness about their individual responsibilities toward the environment. Bilgin also engages its suppliers and other third parties in meaningful partnerships that advance sustainable environmental practices.

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