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03 Apr1900
Early 1900’s..Salacak, İstanbul

Early 1900’s..Salacak, İstanbul

Hüseyin the Master (1887-1916) has a boathouse in Salacak, Istanbul. At the time Salacak craftsmen were building boats for the Abdulhamid II’s royal palace.

Early 1900’s..Salacak, İstanbul
02 May1920
1920’s… Ayvansaray, Istanbul

1920’s… Ayvansaray, Istanbul

Hüseyin dies in the Battle of Gallipoli. His son Mustafa Şengün (1907-1996), colloquially known as ‘Topik Mustafa’, follows his father’s footsteps.

1920’s… Ayvansaray, Istanbul
03 Mar1930
1930’s… Ayvansaray, Istanbul

1930’s… Ayvansaray, Istanbul

Two boat frames were raised, ready for the hull construction… Topik Mustafa grows at shipyards with his associate craftsmen Harun Ülman (1900-1977), one of the first marine engineers of Turkey.

1930’s… Ayvansaray, Istanbul
28 May1935
1935, Moda Deniz Klubü, Istanbul

1935, Moda Deniz Klubü, Istanbul

Atatürk visits Moda Deniz Klubü, in which well known boat builder Harun Ülman was among the founders.

1935, Moda Deniz Klubü, Istanbul
05 Jun1940
Late 1940’s… Ayvansaray, Istanbul

Late 1940’s… Ayvansaray, Istanbul

Hüseyin Şengün (1929-2011) spends his youth in his father’s boat house and gets training from Harun Ülman.

Late 1940’s… Ayvansaray, Istanbul
22 May1957
1957, Ayvansaray, Istanbul

1957, Ayvansaray, Istanbul

Hüseyin Şengün (1929-2011) establishes a private workshop in Ayvansaray, pushing the limits of the family’s expertise into bigger, more luxurious boats.

1957, Ayvansaray, Istanbul
04 May1964
1964, Ayvansaray, Istanbul

1964, Ayvansaray, Istanbul

The two brothers, Bilgin Şengün (1949) and Mustafa Şengün (1955-2014), grow up working with their father at the shipyard.

1964, Ayvansaray, Istanbul
22 Jun1967
Late 1960’s… Ayvansaray, Istanbul

Late 1960’s… Ayvansaray, Istanbul

Bilgin Şengün (1949) learns the craftsmanship of boat building eventually gaining own unique artisan skills to work independently of his father.

Late 1960’s… Ayvansaray, Istanbul
23 May1970
Early 1970’s… Ayvansaray, Istanbul

Early 1970’s… Ayvansaray, Istanbul

Mustafa Şengün (1955-2014) works on a rowing boat for infamous Sadun Boro – the first Turkish seaman to sail around the world.

Early 1970’s… Ayvansaray, Istanbul
11 May1975
1975… Küçükçekmece, Istanbul

1975… Küçükçekmece, Istanbul

The family focus efforts on 10 to 20 meter motor boat range for the local market, moving the business to İç Kumsal area in Küçükçekmece, in the previous year.

1975… Küçükçekmece, Istanbul
06 May1980
1980’s… Küçükçekmece, Istanbul

1980’s… Küçükçekmece, Istanbul

Four generations proudly gather in front of a handcrafted yacht due to be launched…

1980’s… Küçükçekmece, Istanbul
07 Nov1981
1981, Küçükçekmece, Istanbul

1981, Küçükçekmece, Istanbul

Bilgin Yachts receives wide spread national media attention for carrying multiple boats overland like Mehmed the Conquerer.

1981, Küçükçekmece, Istanbul
03 Jan1984
1984, Küçükçekmece, Istanbul

1984, Küçükçekmece, Istanbul

A large 18 meter state of the art motor yacht launches from Menekşe Beach.

1984, Küçükçekmece, Istanbul
05 Mar1986
1986, Küçükçekmece, Istanbul

1986, Küçükçekmece, Istanbul

Historic portrait of Şengün family intimately gathered in front of a newly finished motor yacht.

1986, Küçükçekmece, Istanbul
17 Sep1987
1987, Küçükçekmece, Istanbul

1987, Küçükçekmece, Istanbul

16 meter Finesse ready to be sent off to the Istanbul waters watched by proud craftsman team.

1987, Küçükçekmece, Istanbul
31 Dec1992
1992, Küçükçekmece, Istanbul

1992, Küçükçekmece, Istanbul

A dual propeller hoists up ready to be launched for one of Bilgin’s dedicated and loyal customers.

1992, Küçükçekmece, Istanbul
10 May1995
1995, Küçükçekmece, Istanbul

1995, Küçükçekmece, Istanbul

One of two 18 and 22 meter boats being transported to Ataköy Marina. Through cooperation with marinas Bilgin expanded its business to meet increased demand.

1995, Küçükçekmece, Istanbul
09 May1996
1996, 5th generation is on the go

1996, 5th generation is on the go

The shipyard moves to latest facilities in Küçükçekmece and launch is larger boats in a especially built marina.

1996, 5th generation is on the go
04 Jul2002
2002, First international delivery

2002, First international delivery

The company brakes ground again and enters the international with the sale of Santa Maria to a respected Russian client.

2002, First international delivery
22 May2004
2004, Imparotore

2004, Imparotore

Bilgin Yachts gets wider international orders from UK, USA, and France after the delivery of the Imparatore to a Greek client.

2004, Imparotore
03 Jul2010
2010, Bilgin gets awarded

2010, Bilgin gets awarded

Future deliveries of the 33.50m M/Y MADNESS in May and the M/Y INDIANA and M/Y TEE-DJE in July establishes the business to become the winner of the 3rd Biggest Ship and Yacht Exporter awards in Turkey.

2010, Bilgin gets awarded
01 Aug2010
2010, a glorious year of 4 deliveries

2010, a glorious year of 4 deliveries

First delivery of the 37.50m M/Y RL NOOR, interior diligently created by the award winning Italian design office Hot Lab.

2010, a glorious year of 4 deliveries
02 Aug2011
2011, Tatiana

2011, Tatiana

TATIANA, a 45 metre superyacht designed by renowned Joachim Kinder, is launched. The same year BILGIN 123/RL NOOR wins Boat International Best Interior Design Award.

2011, Tatiana
05 Apr2012
2012, Timeless

2012, Timeless

Bilgin 160 Classic M&M renamed the M/Y TIMELESS being launched. She receives the World Yacht Trophy for Best Design at the Cannes Yachting Festival.

2012, Timeless
15 Aug2011
2012, Ocean Club (EX.M)

2012, Ocean Club (EX.M)

H2 designed reverse-bow superyacht M, showcases a typically aggressive exterior style, is launched.

2012, Ocean Club (EX.M)
29 Jun2014
2014, Elada

2014, Elada

The majestic Elada, another H2 reverse-bow super yacht, is rolled off the production line.

2014, Elada
22 May2015
2015, Dusur

2015, Dusur

The megayacht DUSUR – a yacht in a class of its own – builds Bilgin into the world of the biggest international players in the high-end boat market.

2015, Dusur
04 Jun2015
2015, Clarity

2015, Clarity

BILGIN 160 Classic, casually known as the CLARITY, is launched. The 80 metre order, the biggest boat to be built in Turkey to date, signed by a highly satisfied Indian client.

2015, Clarity
03 Jul2016
2016, Gioala-Lu

2016, Gioala-Lu

BILGIN 263-II was purchased. The construction for West Istanbul Marina facility took a start. BILGIN 155 (Giaola-Lu) was delivered. New marine furniture workshop was launched. Bilgin Yachts was listed in the 2016 Global Order Book

2016, Gioala-Lu
10 May2017
2017, the largest Bilgin is on the way!

2017, the largest Bilgin is on the way!

Bilgin Yachts Shipyard started the year with the spectacular BILGIN 155 delivered to Mexico while launching the first unit of Bilgin 156 (ex-Nerissa). Meanwhile, production continues for the 80-meter record-breaking superyacht.

2017, the largest Bilgin is on the way!
08 Oct2019
Construction of 80m Bilgin 263 series

Construction of 80m Bilgin 263 series

2019 – Being a part of the SYBASS in the beginning of the year, Bilgin Yachts started new projects of the 67 meter Bilgin 220 and 85 meter superyacht while continuing the construction of three units of 80 meter Bilgin 263 series, one of which is planned to be launched in the end of 2019 and will be the largest yacht to be launched in Turkey up to date.. Meanwhile, 47.5 meter Starburst III (ex-Nerissa) was sold in spring and following that the sistership of this yacht, Lilium was launched and made her debut during MYS 2019.

Construction of 80m Bilgin 263 series