Tankoa Yachts from Genova present the latest project – the S50 – a 50m motor yacht designed by Francesco Paszkowski.

In its full displacement version, the S50 #1 will be capable of a 16 or 18 knots top speed, depending on the chosen power package, while in its semi-displacement variant, she will be capable of 27 knots.

Both versions will be entirely built in aluminum light alloy 5083.


The S501 has been created around fundamental layout criteria and technical parameters collected from yacht owners, captains, surveyors and engineers. The genesis of the project did not rise from a specific design idea. At this stage, Francesco Paszkowski received the list of non-negotiable items that had to be part of the new project, which he drew in accordance to his style and special feel.

The main parameters that were given to the designer and ended up being an integral part of the project:

Simple administration and reduced management cost. The S501’s displacement will be kept under the 500 Gross Tons mark.
Reasonable consumption. The S501 hull – even in its full displacement version – will be built in light alloy to reduce weight and the need for kW at a given speed. Three power packages will be offered for respective top speeds of 16, 18 and 27 knots.
Amenities. Under both technical and layout aspects, the S501 concept derives from the principle that form follows function. While most of the 50 meter yachts available on the market are evolutions of existing models, with new “trends” in equipment and amenities fitted at a later date, the S501 has been conceived and engineered around the modern amenities.

Design within 499 GT

The choice of Francesco Paszkowski was a natural fit considering the long lasting relationship between the star designer and Tankoa’s executives. His mission was clear: to design a breath-taking yacht that would allow the integration of all modern equipment and amenities while maximizing guest and owner space while staying at 499 GT.

Hull design from cruise ships

The hull design has been assigned to Massimo Visibelli whose work is famous in the cruise ship industry. He is also considered an eminent design expert of hydrofoil hulls.

Tankoa Yachts S50

Running comfort

Most clients are concerned about silence and running comfort. For these reasons, S501 has been designed with a modified plumb bow, a wide hard chine and high free board to minimize spray when at speed.

Enjoying the sea

Another widespread desire of yacht owners is to enjoy the sea around them. For this reason, the Tankoa S501 is equipped with hydraulic lateral foldout terraces on the aft deck, floor to ceiling windows in the dining room, safety-glass balconies aft, sliding side windows in the dining room, foldout balconies in the master cabin, and a panoramic view of the sea from wherever owners or guests may be seated.

Extended outdoor spaces

Three huge sun pads and three external dining areas are part of the initial design package offered with the S501. A swimming pool may also be included in the package.
Oversized teak-finished tender garage for a 6,50 meter RIB, that converts to a real beach-club once the transom door is opened.

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