The story of Bilgin Yachts is one of passion, craftsmanship and an unwavering commitment to excellence. With a legacy spanning over a century, Bilgin Yachts firmly established itself as a distinguished shipyard in Türkiye. From its humble beginnings in the early 1900s to its present-day achievements, the shipyard has continuously pushed boundaries, creating bespoke yachts that embody the epitome of luxury and sophistication.
Bilgin Yachts’ journey started with Hüseyin Bey, who had a boathouse in Salacak, Istanbul. Following his footsteps, his son, Mustafa Dede, known as Topik, continued the family legacy in a shipyard near the Golden Horn. In 1957, Hüseyin Şengün established a private workshop in Ayvansaray, marking a pivotal moment in the shipyard’s history. The torch was then passed on to Hüseyin Şengün’s sons, Bilgin Şengün and Mustafa Şengün, who joined their father in the pursuit of boat-building excellence.
From the 1960s onwards, the Bilgin family focused on handcrafting boats, dedicating themselves to the art of shipbuilding. The shipyard’s dedication and passion for its craft culminated in 1984 when it launched its first 18-meter motor yacht. Over the years, the family’s expertise grew, and by 1995, they had gained valuable experience in producing yachts ranging from 18 to 22 meters.
In 2002, Bilgin Yachts made its mark on the global stage with the first international sale to a Russian yacht owner, solidifying its position as a prominent player in the industry. The shipyard’s reputation grew even further with notable deliveries, including the Aleksandros to a Greek owner in 2005. The demand for Bilgin Yachts’ craftsmanship soared, attracting clients from the UK, the USA, and France.
Throughout its journey, Bilgin Yachts has celebrated numerous milestones. Notable achievements include the launch of the 33.50-meter motor yacht MADNESS in 2010, solidifying Bilgin Yachts as the third-largest yacht builder in Turkey. The 45-meter TATIANA superyacht’s launch in 2011 garnered acclaim, and M/Y RL NOOR received the prestigious Best Interior Design Award.
The shipyard’s commitment to innovation and design excellence continued to be recognized with awards such as the Cannes Yachting Festival’s award for Bilgin 160 Classic M&M (M/Y TIMELESS) in 2012. Bilgin Yachts collaborated with H2 Yacht Design of London in 2014, launching the 45-meter ELADA, showcasing the shipyard’s dedication to pushing boundaries.
Bilgin Yachts continues to redefine luxury with recent masterpieces that capture the essence of elegance and innovation. The 80-meter Bilgin 263 series represents the shipyard’s commitment to customization and quality. With three units already built, including the remarkable TATIANA, Bilgin Yachts has proven its ability to create extraordinary superyachts that exceed expectations.
Adding to its impressive portfolio, Bilgin Yachts introduced the remarkable 50-meter Bilgin 163 series in March 2023, followed by unveiling its latest masterpiece, the 52-meter Bilgin 170 model, in May 2023. These cutting-edge yachts showcase the shipyard’s relentless pursuit of excellence and ability to deliver exceptional vessels that inspire awe.
At Bilgin Yachts, quality, customization and sustainability are at the heart of every endeavor. The shipyard understands the importance of being eco-friendly today and prioritizes green factors throughout production and beyond. From meticulously selecting materials to incorporating sustainable practices, Bilgin Yachts ensures that each yacht offers a harmonious blend of comfort, safety and environmental consciousness.
Beyond craftsmanship, Bilgin Yachts is dedicated to providing a personalized experience for each owner. With an additional production facility in the West Istanbul Marina, the shipyard has expanded its operations, enabling streamlined production and optimizing time and cost. Including a marine stainless-steel facility and a dedicated space for crafting specially designed furniture showcases its commitment to providing high-quality materials for every Bilgin yacht.
Bilgin Yachts’ unwavering commitment to excellence has earned them a position among the top 20 builders in the world. As a SYBAss member, the shipyard takes pride in its recognition, highlighting its extensive experience and expertise in shipbuilding. With meticulous in-house design and close collaboration with clients and reliable world-famous designers such as Unique Yacht Design, H2 Yacht Design and Hot Lab, Bilgin Yachts ensures that every yacht truly reflects the owner’s vision, surpassing expectations at every turn.
Bilgin Yachts aspires to become a prominent global brand while maintaining unwavering customer support. The young yet highly organized team, expansive facilities and trust in its craftsmanship set it apart. The shipyard offers comprehensive after-sales services, including yacht winterization, maintenance and refit processes, catering to the needs of both new and existing yacht owners.
With a focus on delivering the highest standards of excellence and value, Bilgin Yachts remains dedicated to creating unforgettable moments on the seas. The loyalty of its customers, who often return for new investments, exemplifies the family-like atmosphere and exceptional experiences of being part of the Bilgin family.
Bilgin Yachts invites you to embark on a journey where luxury meets craftsmanship, where dreams take shape on shimmering waves. Discover the timeless masterpieces that define Bilgin Yachts and experience the ultimate in yachting elegance, comfort and innovation.
For more information on Bilgin Yachts for sale or charter, please contact your preferred yacht broker.
Building Your Dream
Our new construction experts will help you navigate the waters to build your dream yacht.
Your Next Yacht is Waiting
Our industry-leading database showcases the largest number of yachts for sale on the market.