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.

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.”

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

Running shots by Alberto Cocchi

Interior and Exterior shots by Blueiprod