MTU to provide engines to Bilgin Yachts

7 March 2016 (Last Updated March 7th, 2016 18:30)

MTU Turkey, a part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems, has signed a deal with Bilgin Yachts to provide six engines, which will be installed on two 47.6m Bilgin 156 motor yachts and on Bilgin 263.

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MTU Turkey, a part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems, has signed a deal with Bilgin Yachts to provide six engines, which will be installed on two 47.6m Bilgin 156 motor yachts and on Bilgin 263.

Claimed to be the biggest vessel of its kind in Turkey, the 80.1m superyacht, called Bilgin 263, will be equipped with twin MTU 16V 4000 M63R engines.

Last October, the company secured a deal to build Bilgin 263 from one of its customers in Europe, reported SuperyachtNews.com.

Bilgin also expects to build two 47.6m motor yachts, both of which will be equipped with an MTU 12V 2000 M72 unit.

Bilgin Yachts sales executive Yildirim Bilgen said: "Realisation of this large-scale project definitely represents a major step forward for Bilgin.

"And this important project will also enable us to continue our excellent cooperation with MTU.

"Realisation of this large-scale project definitely represents a major step forward for Bilgin."

"We may be increasing the engine order to eight units, as another contract for an 80-m vessel is on the way."

Said to be the largest vessel ever built by Bilgin Yachts, construction of the Bilgin 263 is scheduled to start in March this year and delivery is expected by 2019.

MTU Turkey managing director Ekrem Kuraloglu said: "This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for us in today’s yacht market and we very much appreciate the opportunity to collaborate again with Bilgin."

The company expects to provide the engines for the 47.6m yachts in September this year and mid-next year, whereas engines for the 80.1-m superyacht will be dispatched by later part of this year.


Image: An artist’s rendering of the 80.1-m Bilgin yacht. Photo: courtesy of Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG