Bilgin Yachts has a well recognized experience in the superyacht sector. As a sucessfully growing family business, Bilgin Yachts operates four shipyards covering 59.500sqm in different sections of Istanbul. Located in Kucukcekmece, the facility has a 7.000 sqm production area with a capacity to build four yachts simultaneously. There is a hangar with a capacity to build 35-40 meter vessels, while the shipyard can manufacture two additional yachts up to 50 meters in the other one. The shipyard’s manufacturing areas have been separated in two: one in Yalova where the hull manufacture, the superstructure building as well as major plumbing and infrastructure works are being held; and lately the shipyard acquired an additional 10.000 sqm area with a contract made with the West Istanbul Marina.
Today, being eco-friendly is more important than ever. As a shipyard, we always support green factors during the production stage and later on. It is our common belief that, as a shipyard we should always be there for the yacht owners while they are cruising in comfort and safety to their dream places. In 2016, Bilgin Yachts started to work in an additional production facility in the West Istanbul Marina. The shipyard’s target has always been to produce fully customized yachts for their dedicated owners.
The shipyard's goal is to be one of the prominent brands in the world while always being supportive towards the customers with a range of time-sensitive multitasking services. Bilgin Yachts is able to keep the standards and the value thanks to its young yet very well organized team, large facilities and trust in the quality. Bilgin Yachts offer their yacht owners the after-sales, yacht winterisation and maintenance services, while applying the Bilgin's spirit to older yachts through refit processes.
The shipyard employs over 400 highly-skilled craftsmen operating in six facilities covering a total of 59.500 sqm. 90% of the manufacturing is being held in-house. In order to apply this and also save time and money, Bilgin Yachts has its own marine stainless steel facility besides the area where they create their specially designed furniture. Both facilities provide high quality materials for Bilgin yachts.
In 2016, Bilgin Yachts started to work in an additional production facility in the West Istanbul Marina. With the new facility, there is more space for wintering services for megayachts as well as building larger yachts. Additionally, its own marine stainless steel facility besides the area where they create their specially designed furniture. Both facilities provide high quality materials for Bilgin yachts.
Bilgin Yachts has been creating three new projects lately: Bilgin 156, 220 and 263. The Bilgin 156-II named Lilium has similar features with the 47.5-metre Starburst-III (ex-Nerissa) that had its debut during the 2017 Monaco Yacht Show. Having fresh interior living areas with light colors scheme, Lilium has the premiere in 2020 Monaco Yacht Show.
Meanwhile, Bilgin Yachts is proud to announce its newest project, Bilgin 220, is a 67metremegayacht. Under construction in the Yalova facility, the yacht will bear masculine lines in its interior and exterior design which fits with its speed performance of up to 17 knots. Last but not least, the first three units of 80-metre Bilgin 263 are getting ready in the shipyard’s newest facility West Istanbul Marina. The first unit -also the largest Bilgin yacht up to date- will be launched in 2020 and the second will follow her in 2021. Bilgin 263 will differentiate herself from her predecessors with the top speed of 20 knots. Bilgin 156 and 263 have exteriors designed by Unique Yacht Design, interiors by H2 Design Studio and Bilgin Yachts design team; while 220 will have the interior lines of Hot Lab.
The shipyard's exciting big step is also for a 85 meter yacht. The manufacturing process will start in the spring of 2020. All Bilgin yachts are built in compliance with IMO Tier III certification and is supposed to be the most environmental yacht in her class.
Bilgin Yachts offer their yacht owners the after-sales, yacht winterisation and maintenance services, while applying the Bilgin's spirit to older yachts through refit processes. With a well-designed customer support strategy and care of quality, Bilgin Yachts approach to each refıt project meticulously. Refit design and operational steps are all organized by the Bilgin Yachts Design Team. Major refit process takes place in the shipyard’s new facility within the West Istanbul Marina. Owners and crew can easily arrive at the marina and check the refit processes themselves.
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 core of the family values thatwe have preserved and carried into business.
Respect is a part of craftsmanship that we inherited from older generations. Together, led by a team of skilled managers, Bilgin prides itself on a workplace where everyone produces in harmony.
Bilgin means “wise” in Turkish language. In the light of this, Bilgin Yachts try to combine the wiseness of previous generations with the practicality of the youth. Believing in the power of knowledge, we hire professionals who use information to deliver excellence and good care of the knowledge.
Live Green, Save Green
Bilgin Yachts shipyard is a responsible member of the global community. We believe every human being has the responsibility to protect the world we are living on. So we, as the Bilgin team, contribute to human health and the environment at every stage of our production. Because it is the only way for a sustainable future.