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Leona Shines at Cannes: Wins Motor Yacht Over 60 Metres Award

We are proud to announce that M/Y Leona, the 80-meter masterpiece from our renowned 263 series, has been awarded the Motor Yacht Over 60 Metres Award at the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2024, held in Cannes on May 31st.

Marketing Director Tuğba Şengün was present to receive the award. Reflecting on this achievement, she stated, “We are deeply honored and grateful to be recognized by the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2024 with the Motor Yacht Over 60 Metres Award for Leona. The Bilgin Yachts family and our esteemed partners, Unique Yacht Design and H2 Yacht Design, have invested their time in creating this extraordinary superyacht. Leona is a true reflection of our commitment to excellence in luxury yacht design. We extend our heartfelt thanks to design et al and the judges for this prestigious award.” After making her premiere at the 2023 Monaco Yacht Show and captivating audiences with her extraordinary design and luxurious features, Leona also won first place in the category “Outstanding Exterior Design - Motor Yachts, 60m and above” at the BOAT International Design & Innovation Awards 2024.Leona, an 80-meter masterpiece from our renowned 263 series, embodies the perfect blend of sleek, eco-friendly exterior design and opulent, spacious interiors. The yacht is a collaborative effort featuring naval architecture and exterior design by Unique Yacht Design and an interior meticulously crafted by H2 Yacht Design. Leona's design focuses on enhancing room sizes, creating larger, more luxurious accommodations while maintaining an elegant aesthetic. The yacht’s exterior exudes an aura of modernity and grace, characterized by sleek lines and a dynamic hull form. According to Emrecan Özgün, the CEO of Unique Yacht Design, “

The yacht offers generous areas for socializing, including a large spa and a beach club, as well as a sporty, bullet-like exterior appearance. The striking red hull and
Her main attraction in terms of exterior design and difference compared to her sister ship Tatiana is the red and white color combination on the hull.” elongated profile makes her clearly stand out. Her clean, linear design also belies her size effectively, while her relatively narrow beam still yields generous decks and interior volume.

At the heart of Leona lies a commitment to environmental stewardship. Boasting a steel-aluminum structure and a special exhaust system for 100% clean air emissions, she sets new benchmarks for eco-friendly luxury yachting. Her two 2,560 kW engines propel her to speeds of up to 19 knots, demonstrating a remarkable fusion of performance and sustainability.

The exterior design of the superyacht, part of the 263 series from Bilgin Yachts, is sleek and sexy with a dynamic hull form
and a focus on eco-friendliness.



Hull configuration: Displacement Hull material: Steel
S/Structure material: Aluminum LOA: 80.00m
LWL at full load: 71.01m
B.max: 12.25m
Draught at full load: 3.50m (approx.)
Displacement at full load: 1,510t
Gross tonnage: 1,730 gt
Fuel capacity : 168,000lt
Water capacity: 48,000lt
Main engines : MTU 16V 4000M73
Engines power: 2x2.560 kW @ 1,970 RPM
Maximum speed: 19 knots
Cruising speed: 15 knots
Range at economical speed at half load: @5,000+ miles Exterior Design: Unique Yacht Design
Naval Architect: Unique Yacht Design
Interior Design: H2 Yacht Design
Builder: Bilgin Yachts