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Watch: 80m Bilgin superyacht LEONA hits the water

By Nina Done   1 November 2022

Representing the second hull in Turkish yard Bilgin’s 263 series, 80m (263ft) superyacht LEONA has just launched from their outfitting facility in Istanbul. Showcasing a sleek flowing silhouette and striking crimson hull, her exterior design is a collaboration between the shipyard and Antalya-based naval architects Unique Yacht Design, with the esteemed H2 Yacht design responsible for her interiors.

While few details thus far have been revealed, what we do know is that she features an aft deck infinity pool and expansive terraced beach club connected to her main saloon, alongside her other decks that have been optimised for relaxation and entertaining. Emrecan Özgün, the CEO of Unique Yacht Design, teases “both exterior and interior areas of Bilgin 263-II are full of surprises.”

Both exterior and interior areas of Bilgin 263-II are full of surprises

Her interiors are expected to be signature H2 Design, featuring a slew of crowd-pleasing amenities, generous living areas – courtesy of her 12m beam – and high-end luxurious finishes, with floor-to-ceiling windows to maximise natural light and create wide vistas to provide a harmonious balance with her surroundings.

Superyacht LEONA will also provide accommodation for 16 guests across 8 staterooms, including a vast upper deck owner’s suite. She also boasts an impressive top speed of 19 knots, with an equally impressive cruising range of 6,000nm, making her ideal for far-flung oceanic adventures. 

Technical launch of Bilgin's 263-II yacht LEONA
Launch of superyacht LEONA, known as Bilgin 263-II

Along with her sistership TATIANA, she is the largest yacht built in Turkey to date. She will undertake final outfitting before beginning her series of sea trials later this month and is expected to be delivered to her owner before Christmas. It is not yet known whether motor yacht LEONA will become available for luxury yacht charters

If you'd like to charter a yacht of a similar calibre, you can view and compare all Bilgin superyachts for charter.

To find out more about booking a yacht rental please consult your chosen charter broker

 
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