Bilgin’s new flagship, 80m M/Y Tatiana, enters sea trials

The first hull of Bilgin 263 series, M/Y Tatiana, built at Bilgin Yacht’s main facilities in Istanbul and launched with a private ceremony last February, has now entered sea trials phase. The project was sold to a repeat client in 2015 and its construction began in March 2016. Together with Elements, the 80m built by Yachtley, Tatiana is the largest yacht ever built by a Turkish shipyard so far.

The superyacht has more than met performance expectations during the sailing in Istanbul. With the first trials made for the yacht’s twin MTU engines, the yacht achieved the expected maximum speed of 19+ knots. During the trials, Tatiana had a smooth driving behavior. The shipyard considers this series as a key milestone in its path towards becoming one of the prominent brands in the world.

The sharp exterior lines and stylish interior areas of the yacht offer a strong modern feeling. The extensive use of a contrasting combination of rich macassar ebony, eucalyptus and plenty of marble creates a strong identity and a luxurious ambience in the superyacht.

With two 2,560 kW engines, she can speed up to 19+ knots, while the cruising speed 12 knots keeps her fuel consumption as 250 l/h. She is built in compliance with IMO Tier III certification and is considered to be the most environmentally-friendly yacht in her class.

Tatiana’s exterior design and naval architecture was created by the Antalya-based Unique Yacht Design, while the interior comes from London-based H2 Yacht Design.

The new 80 metre yacht is the first of the three 80 metre yachts under construction at the Turkish yard. Both will be ready next year.