Illuminating debut

The 47.5 metre Lilium made her premiere during the Cannes Yachting festival.

12 September 2019


Launched in April 2019, Lilium is a stunning 47.5 metre superyacht from Bilgin Yachts.

Lilium is named after the beautiful white flower, as its interior has light colours that highlight the modern lines of the yacht.

She has slight differences than her sistership Nerissa. Besides having bright colours in the living areas, Lilium‘s main difference from her sistership Nerissa is certainly her galley. There is a pantry located between the galley and the living room. The galley’s one of the significant feature is its island.

“The interior spaces ensures the best comfort while not compromising from functionality and the joy of cruising,” a Bilgin Yachts statement said. “The colour palette mostly includes white and golden touches. Brass helps to create the warm atmosphere. The lighting also enhances the relaxing atmosphere in the interior. The staircase reflects the daylight from the above Jacuzzi, while the specially designed lights are the result of the inspiration from nature.”

One owner’s cabin as well as four guest cabins have special design features such as the headboards and lighting, while the marble in the bathroom of each cabin breaks the monochromatism and adds luxury feeling to the area.


“It is always exciting to see the end result of our designs. After the success of Nerissa, we can’t wait to see how Lilium will affect the ones who see her. She is a proud example of today’s globally recognised Turkish craftmanship,” says Emrecan Özgün, Founder and CEO of Istanbul-based design office Unique Yacht Design.

And the Bilgin Yacht Design Team wanted to create a peaceful brightness in living areas:

“We tried to imagine even the tiniest details through the look of a kaleidoscope. It was a challenging process to create luminous effect while deciding on proportion of each material.”

Lilium is powered by twin 1,475hp MTU 12V2000 M72 diesel engines and reaches till the top speed of 16 knots and a maximum range in excess of 4,000 nautical miles at her cruising speed of 12 knots.

Alongside this 48-metre yacht, Bilgin Yachts has currently built three units of the 80-metre Bilgin 263 series. The first hull of Bilgin 263 will be available for delivery in the first half of 2020, while the second hull is planned to be launched towards the end of the year. The third unit of the series is being produced alongside of the shipyard’s 85-metre superyacht which up to date.


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