The superyacht is no longer a concept after construction began in March.

Construction is now under way on the Bilgin 263, the largest yacht yet for the Turkish yard, and the third for the same client. Lines are by Unique Yacht Design, who has described her as “the trendsetter of superyachts”.

The 80-metre will sport a sleek look and low profile for her size, following the trend for slim, fuel efficient superyachts. Even so, guests will still be able to enjoy ample comfortable relaxing space on board.

The 80-metre superyacht will be moved from the yard’s Yalova facility to the new shipyard at West Istanbul Marina in March 2017 and be delivered to her owners in 2019. She will be built to ABS class and be LY3 compliant.