47M Bilgin 156 superyacht Nerissa sold

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The 47.5-metre superyacht Nerissa has been sold due to the successful collaboration between Istanbul-based shipyard Bilgin and Thompson Westwood & White. Her new owner has renamed the yacht Starburst III and has made minor customisations to the yacht, which is due to be completed in one month.

The new owner has also updated the exterior lines by Unique Yacht Design. They will change the original white exterior to feature dark grey colouring. Her solid exterior consists of curves divided by rigid lines and amenities such as a sky lounge, relaxation area with seating and Jacuzzi.

Updates to the yacht’s interiors – by H2 Yacht Design – includes a minor change in colour palette and additional furniture. The main saloon can easily be transformed into an open saloon thanks to large sliding doors.

Powered by twin MTU 12V 2000 diesel engines, she can reach a top speed of 16 knots and a maximum range of 4,000 nm when cruising at 12 knots.

The steel and aluminium superyacht debuted at Monaco Yacht Show in 2017. Nerissa is to be followed by the next Bilgin 156; Lilium, which is also due to debut at the 2019 Monaco Yacht Show.

At the time of sale, Nerissa sold at an asking price of €19.6m which is equivalent to €39,516 per GT.