Solo Yacht Tankoa

Tankoa S701 "SOLO"

Project S701 by Tankoa Yachts has been launched and christened M/Y SOLO.

The 70m concept S701 is designed for open-plan living spaces to bring the outdoor to indoor. The “Sea Lounge” features an oversized beach club with an integrated bar. Also, a sauna, hammam and private balconies with sea view are disposed of here. The panorama dining area makes it feel outside but protects from the outside elements.

The touch and go helicopter landing area of M/Y SOLO can be transformed into a dance floor. The Sky Lounge has a big sized gym and massage area. Thanks to her big windows with a free sea view. A state of the art pool and with the sunbathing area can be found on the Sky Lounge too. The Sun Terrace invites with sun beds, sofas, and a 360° view.

The almost 100 m² master stateroom is located on the foredeck area under the bridge and allows a 180° view over the sea. Here is also a private studio, private jacuzzi and private sunbathing area.

Michel Karsenti, the sales and marketing director of Tankoa commented:

“Our aim is not to compete with our Italian colleagues, it is to compete with Northern European shipyards. There is a highly tangible reason why our price is higher. But our Italian business model and regulations mean that we will be more competitive than Northern Europe.”

Interior Renderings

SOLO has six cabins for twelve guests. The owner has a private deck with master suite above the main deck. It features a private pool and sunbathing forward. The private deck has also an office and an extra relax area. Furthermore, an aft area with bar, seatings and the helipad.

The guest cabins are located on the main deck. There are two double cabins, two twin cabins, and one VIP cabin.

The lower deck accommodates a crew of 17 (plus captain next to the bridge) on the lower deck. Alongside a crew mess, it contains also an extra relax area for the crew. A hospital and the galley is also on the lower deck.

Tankoa S701 Bullet Points

Sales and Marketing Director Michel Karsenti comments:

“The owner is a truly experienced boat lover. This is his second build with Tankoa and his wish is now to put Solo on the market for sale and build a new Tankoa, probably larger. It is surely rewarding for all of us at Tankoa to see a client who basically has very little time to enjoy his boat considering his hectic business life but enjoys the construction and creation process so much. 
As much as we would like to see the client enjoy his boat, we are truly happy to have developed such trustful relationship with such knowledgeable client. Solo will be exhibited in Monaco and will surely sale quickly as she is an exceptional yacht that will demonstrate that Tankoa is the alternative to Northern European shipyard to build a high-quality yacht at reasonable cost and extreme flexibility. 
But overall, the most amazing factor between his previous yacht, Suerte and the new one, Solo, is the countless number of technical details that have been improved. The interior is also very different with all seats and tables by Fendi Casa. I am pretty sure Solo, like Vertige, will have a big impact on the market at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show.”

Van Tom Yacht Heesen Yachts

VanTom (aka Project ALBA) by Heesen

VanTom is a 50m semi-displacement full-aluminum motor yacht

VanTom (YN 18050) belongs to the 5000 aluminum class like her sister ship Monaco Wolf and was started as on spec project. Francesco Paszkowski and Margherita Casprini created the interior closely together with the owners.

“a contemporary and unique aesthetic of understated elegance where they can enjoy peace and relaxation and feel like home.”

The exterior was designed by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects.

The yacht reached a maximum speed of 23.3 knots (0.3 knots over the contracted speed) and has a range of 3,100 nautical miles at 11 knots. 12 guests will be accommodated in five cabins on the lower deck and the master suite on the main deck.

Heesen will deliver the yacht in February 2018.

Van Tom Yacht Heesen Yachts
Van Tom Yacht Heesen Yachts
VanTom Yacht Heesen
VanTom Motor Yacht Heesen

Captain David Burge comments:

“During sea trials, the yacht handled extremely well and gave a very smooth ride, even whilst proceeding at a speed of over 20 knots with a sea running. I am most excited about our maiden voyage down to the Mediterranean Sea and very much look forward to the 2018 summer cruising season.”

Vertige Yacht Tankoa

Vertige by Tankoa Yachts

Vertige aka S501 - a 50m motor yacht by Italian shipyard Tankoa Yachts.

This yacht’s exterior lines come from the boards of Francesco Paszkowski from Italy. The studio designed also the interior together with Margherita Casprini.

Euro Contenti, CEO of Tankoa declared:

despite the impressive background and success track records of the entire Tankoa management, we are extremely proud that the client, his surveyor, and broker, Daniel Bussani from Aquila Yachting, decided Tankoa was the most suitable shipyard to built his new yacht after investigating a number of European builders”.

The displacement yacht with a GRT of under 500 has a range of 5,000 nautical miles at a speed of 12 knots. The yacht reached the contracted top speed of 16 knots at half load during her sea trials.

Vertige Yacht Tankoa
Vertige Yacht Tankoa
Vertige Yacht Tankoa

Edoardo Ratto, General Manager of Tankoa Yachts, commented:

“The first sea trials, which lasted about eight hours, were simply incredible. Vertige reached a top speed of 16.5 knots at 60% load (about 33,000 liters of fuel and more than 20,000 liters of water). S501 has a range of over 5,000 nautical miles at 12 knots, which really makes a difference when going for Atlantic crossings. There was no vibration at all and the decibel readings were inferior to contracted levels – in the owner’s suite and Vip cabin, levels were below 50 decibels”.

The Owner’s suite and a VIP suite of Vertige are on the main deck. The owner’s suite has two lateral foldout terraces. Two another VIP and two guest cabins are on the lower deck. The main saloon has state-of-the-art floor to ceiling windows with lowerable bulwarks. The aft deck area of the main deck has also 3-meter long foldout terraces.

The upper deck is a great socializing area. There is a dining area for up to 16 people and wrap-around sofa for up to 20 people with a foldable TV screen. A 7-meter tender can be stored in a garage on the lower deck, another place for toys or a smaller tender is in front of the bridge.

Albert McIlroy Owner’s representative comments:

“…I followed the construction of the first delivered Tankoa Yacht, the 69,30 meter Suerte. This was a very large yacht for a first, but it was backed up by the limitless experience of Tankoa’s managers and technical office. This being said, it was a challenging experience as we were working with a very tight contractual delivery schedule. With S501, the shipyard has greatly improved their time schedule management and operation processes and they truly have a Teutonic approach that often leaves me speechless for an Italian builder. I can say, after having supervised the construction of many yachts worldwide, not only the work pace and productivity at Tankoa are superiors but it is also probably the first time I see a yacht that size where the production schedule is fully respected without altering the incredible flexibility Tankoa starts being known for.”

Vertige Motor Yacht Blueiprod
Vertige Motor Yacht Blueiprod
Vertige Motor Yacht Blueiprod

Main Specifications

Length over all:49.99 m
Beam:9.40 m
Draft:2.40 m
Exterior Design:Francesco Paszkowsky Design
Naval Architecture:Massimo Visibelli
Interior Design:Francesco Paszkowsky Design and Margherita Casprini
Max. speed16 knots
Criusing Speed:14 knots
Engines:2 x MTU 1,432 KW @ 2.450 rpm
Range @ 12 knots:5.000 nm
Classification:Lloyds + MCA
Material:Aluminum (hull and superstructure)
Fuel:65.000 l
Fresh Water:16.600 l

Profile & Layouts

TANKOA Vertige 50m Profile

TANKOA Vertige 50m Flydeck
Fly Deck

TANKOA Vertige 50m Upper Deck
Upper Deck

TANKOA Vertige 50m Main Deck
Main Deck

TANKOA Vertige 50m Lower Deck
Lower Deck

Running shots by Alberto Cocchi

Interior and Exterior shots by Blueiprod

Suerte by Tankoa Yachts

SUERTE by Tankoa Yachts

TANKOA Yachts from Italy launched 69m M/Y "Suerte" also known as Project S693 and she looks much better in real than in her rendering.

Suerte‘s delivery to her owner was in the mid of August 2015. The yacht was built to meet Dock R.I.N.A and Lloyd’s requirements.

The yacht was designed by Francesco Paszkowski (exterior and interior) and Margherita Casprini (interior).

Naval Architect Professor Ruggiero comments:

“I launched more than 400 boats in my life. I don’t remember when I saw last such a perfect result for the first time in the water. As good a naval architect can be, once the underwater lines are delivered and tank testing reached satisfactory results, we don’t have full control of what the builder’s technical office and project management do all along the project. In this specific case, I can tell that all they did is just amazing”.

Edoardo Ratto, GM of Tankoa declared right after Suerte left the dock:

“Achieving such perfect balance at first launch happens once every 40 new launches. I am truly and sincerely emotional about it because this is our first yacht as Tankoa and despite our impressive technical office, the highest level of professionalism of our engineers and our background in yacht building there are always some unforeseen factors that can affect balance at the time of first launching. Most builders are still capable to compensate an eventual slight balance issue with all that is left to install onboard, but here, we have nothing to correct.”

Michel Karsenti of Yacht Ology commented right after the first sea trials:

“We are really thrilled with the results right off the first sea trials. According to the contractual specification, the top speed was to be 16.5 knots at half load. Like any other builder, our performances are to be obtained by calm sea with 5 knots wind. A first sea trial always require a lot of organization and it happened that on the programmed date, we had a solid 2 to 2.5 meter swell with wind blowing from 18 up to 35 knots in gusts and we still decided to go. The 7 to 8 hours sea trial was just terrific! We reached top speed in excess of 18 knots with a load close to 70 percent. Not only that, our 5,500 NM range was to be obtained at 12 knots. We will have the 5,500 Nautical Mile contractual range at 14 knots, which makes a true difference when going across the Atlantic.

Vibrations are inexistent and sound level is already in line with our specs without loose furniture nor decoration having been installed. The project simply exceeded all our wildest expectations! A happy owner will be our best reward! I am very proud of the Yacht-Ology / Tankoa association has this shipyard as a true winning technical team and I can only admire the rigor, professionalism and expertise of the management team including Euro Contenti, Edoardo Ratto, Renzo Chelazzi and Andrea Parodi. I, too, remained deeply impressed with the work of Naval Architect, Professor Ruggiero whose experience is second to none and by Albert McIlroy, the owner’s surveyor commitment to built the best boat.”

Main Specifications

LOA:69.30 m
Beam:11.30 m
Draft (full load):3.30 m
Max. Speed:16.5 knots (Range: 2500 nm)
Cruising speed:15.0 knots (Range: 3000 nm)
Long range speed:12,5 knots (Range: over 5000 nm)
Exterior design:Francesco Paszkowski 
Interior design:Francesco Paszkowski 
Building year:2015