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Nerissa about to be delivered to her new owner

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Bilgin 156
Bilgin 156

Istanbul-based shipyard Bilgin Yacht's 47.5-metre superyacht Bilgin 156, ex-Nerissa has been sold as a result of a successful collaboration between the sales team of Bilgin and Monaco-based Thompson Westwood & White. Her current owner named the yacht Starburst III while making small changes in the yacht's interior living areas. The superyacht is now being renewed and will be ready in a month for summertime.


The yacht owner is happy with the exterior lines by Unique Yacht Design and interior areas by H2 Yacht Design. The minor changes made on yacht can be listed as follows: Previously having white exterior, the yacht now has a dark grey color on the exterior which gives her more masculine and dynamic appearance. Apart from the exterior of this five-cabin yacht, the owner preferred to add more copper color on the wall where the main stairs are. While the guest cabins stay same, the main cabin had some new additions like a chair on the bed side and a coffee table accompanything it. The 10-person dining table as well as the lighing in the main living room have also been replaced according to the yacht owner's taste.

Built from steel and aluminium, Bilgin 156 had her debut at Monaco Yacht Show in 2017. Featuring an innovative hull, the superyacht has an arrangement that pushes the limits in terms of volumes of interior and exterior living areas. Striking this ideal balance was the objective of the collaboration with Unique Yacht Design. The result is a solid and captivating exterior design with large curved surface areas divided by rigid lines, poised to attract stares for several years to come. A prominent exterior feature is her sky lounge, a complete relaxation area with jacuzzi and surrounding seats.

The interior and general arrangement, created by H2 Yacht Design, are no less impressive, with lots of sunlight entering from the skylight at the bottom of the jacuzzi, making the middle of the boat shine like a diamond. The main saloon features an additional electronic sliding door and starboard doors which can transform it in to an open saloon, ideal for becoming one with and enjoying the exotic surrounding nature. Starbursts III is fitting with twin MTU 12V 2000 diesel engines, which gives her a top speed of 16 knots and a maximum range in excess of 4,000 nautical miles at 12-knot cruising speed. Launched in July 2017 and highle acclaimed ever after, the Bilgin Yacht 156 series continue with the new yacht Lilium which has a similar exterior look, but soft and minimalist lines in the interior. Lilium is planned to have debut in 2019 Monaco Yacht Show.

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