Bilgin’s Elada, a 147-foot triple-deck motor yacht with a reverse bow and blue accents, is another one-of-a-kind design from the Turkish custom shipyard. The London-based H2 Yacht Design created both the exterior and interior, giving them radically different styling. The sleek, futuristic exterior would make a great backdrop for a sci-fi movie, while the rich wood and marble of the interior contribute to a more classic—indeed, a fairly conservative—design.
The reverse bow is shaped like an eagle’s beak, turned down at the point. Moving aft, the hull has very clean lines. Raised bulwarks along the side decks and a long superstructure give the profile an integrated, lean look, especially considering that the boat has three decks.
H2 designed Elada to be more than just a pretty face, however. A folding door at the transom turns the swim platform into a beach club, while expansive glass doors between the bridge deck and the sky lounge—which has an outdoor dining table for 12—transform the area into an open terrace. Matching hot tubs—one on the bridge deck and the other on the sundeck—are perfect hubs for socializing with guests or for more intimate interactions. To give the yacht a signature touch, the owner requested large swaths of blue painted across the stern and foredeck and on the bridge.
The boat’s interior is dark and rich, with high-gloss veneers and woods—including wenge, burl walnut, zebrano, and palisander—as well as warm leathers and fabrics and cool marble floors. The full-beam owner’s suite on the bridge deck includes a large bedroom, a palatial bathroom with onyx detailing, and an office with its own skylight. A VIP cabin is located on the main deck, while the lower deck houses four double guest suites equipped with en suite bathrooms. The hand-finished wood detailing, often ribbed and scalloped, makes the interior an exceptional piece of artisanship.
Besides its striking looks, Elada is also a performer, able to reach a top speed of 19 knots; its cruising speed is 15 knots. When traveling at the eco-cruise speed of 12 knots, it has a range of 2,600 miles. (bilginyacht.com)