Bilgin Yachts Star Sapphire Overview
STAR SAPPHIRE is truly a “5 Star” one-of-a-kind custom yacht with a rich contemporary feel. Her high quality finish and attractive detailing with fine cut thin Italian granite, supple leathers, hand-blown glass fixtures and built-in furniture make her an Owner’s dream. A video and intercom system placed on the dock adds to the security of boarding via a remote controlled passerelle or from two remote controlled side cavalry steps.
All decks are covered with teak and many areas have an intricate design. There is a full walk around on the main deck which has a dining area aft and a large sun deck forward. The curved electric aft doors open to a salon with exquisite leather sofas and a Sodalite Blue granite wet bar. The dining room has a glass etched dining table for 8 people. The concealed 50” TV is on a lift and can swivel to either the salon or dining room. The chef is able to serve the meal at the appropriate time by watching the dining area on a video monitor in the galley. The day head is easily reached from all areas.
The on deck master has a panoramic 180 degree view. Comforts include an electric King Bed, a His & Hers head with a shower and Jacuzzi. The lower level has three suites including a large second master all with Queen sized beds, private ensuite bathrooms and walk-in closets. There is a gym with treadmill, Stairmaster and assorted weights as well as a laundry room. A total of 8 guests can be comfortably accommodated. The Pilothouse has an excellent 180 degree visibility with a fully integrated glass bridge using five monitors which are all computer based with the latest software edition from Free Technics.
In the event of any problems the monitoring system has a direct link to the Company in Holland. Two electric controlled STIDD chairs, joysticks for steering as well as for the bow and stern thrusters including a zero speed Trac Stabilizer and a wireless remote control for docking make the Captain’s responsibilities a lot easier. The Flybridge has a covered area over the helm station, dining area and bar. All countertops are made of Blue Bahia granite. A dumbwaiter serves this area from the galley. A Jacuzzi is located aft as well as two sofas and cocktail tables. Stairs lead to a very private sun deck above the flybridge where there are three built-in lounges.
The garage houses a sleek custom 19’ diesel inboard, painted with the same metallic blue as the mother ship. A fueling station makes it possible to fuel the tender as needed. There is a built-in Brownie air compressor for four dive tanks. An 11’ deluxe RIB is carried on a large hydraulic swim platform. The crew area is entered from the main deck or garage via separate doors. Two cabins with two beds each have private ensuite heads. A small galley and dining area give the crew complete privacy. The yacht is powered by two 1825hp Caterpillar C32 Acert engines with low hours (approx. 1,300 hours each). They are covered by Caterpillar Extended Service Contracts until 2016.
There are two Caterpillar C4.4 Generators with the same extended service contracts. Each generator can power the entire yacht. The engine room’s ventilation system is from Delta T. A power converter from SAE Power allows the yacht to use shorepower from anywhere in the world. The Hamann Waste Management System and the Idromar watermaker allow the yacht to remain at sea for extended periods of time. A new MarineAir 180,000 BTU air conditioning system installed in 2012 and under warranty keeps the yacht comfortable in all climates using 14 separate air handlers. You will find this yacht to be in mint condition with every amenity possible as the Owners have used her as a second home when cruising the Mediterranean and Caribbean.