Turkish shipyard, Bilgin Yachts has successfully launched their 50m, Bilgin 163 yacht ETERNAL SPARK from their headquarters at West Istanbul Marina, marking their first launch of 2024. The 163’ yacht features exterior yacht design and naval architecture by Unique Yacht Design and interiors by Hot Lab.
Commercial Director of Bilgin Yachts, Berkay Yılmaz comments that “[ETERNAL SPARK] itself was everything and more than described ‘in the brochure!’ A superbly designed charter vessel, and a great layout with plenty of spaces to enjoy whatever the day delivers. She has a sleek, sporty and elegant exterior design with huge exterior space throughout the vessel including large beach club with sauna included. You can spend time in a number of different areas on the yacht for numerous entertainment experiences. I believe that she will offer the best experiences to her charter clients and the best charter yacht in the market. She is the most technically equipped 499 GRT yacht which has similar standards of Bilgin Yachts 80-meter iconic Superyachts M/Y [TATIANA] and M/Y [LEONA].”
CEO of Bilgin Yachts, İsmail Şengün shares, “I am proud of our team’s dedication and the exceptional results achieved. Looking ahead, we are focused on a future of continued success and innovation.”
Yacht design details include a full height round glass wall between the lobby and main living room, a floating staircase, a skylight on the sundeck floor, and a show stopping chandelier in the main lobby. Six cabins are available for 12 guests, and 10 crew including separate captain’s quarters, spread across four decks, with five different bars, multiple socializing areas, ample storage spaces, full indoor and outdoor cinema, and custom-built chase boat are all part of the 163 experience.
Manager of ETERNAL SPARK, Matija Longin comments on the build process, “For nearly three years now, each day has been dedicated to refining and perfecting every aspect of this magnificent creation. When she finally emerged in the daylight, the experience was truly otherworldly. Surrounded by the dedicated individuals who poured their hearts into her construction, we stood in awe, witnessing the culmination of our labor, filled with boundless joy and pride. She is so different from any yacht in her class, and we are very proud of her. Born from ongoing conversations with leaders and professionals in the yachting industry, as well as from the feedback of our loyal clientele and passionate travel enthusiasts.”
Partner and Head of Design at Hot Lab, Enrico Lumini shares, “Bilgin 163 follows the studio’s new philosophy ‘Architecture for Voyagers’ and focuses on cleanliness of architectural volumes, and a renewed sense for a softness of lines. A plastic minimalism, sober, but rich in details.”
ETERNAL SPARK is powered by twin 1,450 CAT engines, with a top speed of 17 knots with low operational costs. She will make her world premiere at the 2024 Monaco Yacht Show.