In this series of articles, we take a look at the best charter deals currently on offer in some of the best cruising hotspots in the world. What, Why, Where and Who forms the basis of the articles. This week we look at the 72-metre Solo, currently available for charter with Northrop & Johnson in the Caribbean and the Bahamas this winter, and the Mediterranean next summer. Keep an eye out for Solo on display at the Monaco Yacht Show from 26th to 29th September. Photo: Tankoa YachtWhat is on offer?
Ever wanted to charter a brand spanking new superyacht? Now’s your chance with Tankoa's stunning Solo. Launched just weeks ago, the superyacht is a superlative example of Italian craftsmanship, design and luxury. Designer and long-time Tankoa collaborator Francesco Paszkowski penned the masculine exteriors of the steel-hulled superyacht while the interiors are the work of Margherita Casprini. Photo: Tankoa YachtWith 11.6-metres of beam, Solo easily accommodates 12 guests in six well-appointed staterooms which are positioned across the superyacht’s five decks. Two double staterooms accompany one VIP cabin and two twin rooms (which convert into double beds), but the crowning jewel-both literally and figuratively-is the owner’s suite. Taking up an entire upper deck, the suite features an oversized jacuzzi for the owner’s private use, king-sized bed, and an exclusive study. Photo: Tankoa YachtPowering the superyacht are two CAT diesel engines each with 2480 hp for a total of almost 5000 hp which push her to a top speed of 17 knots. With a cruising speed of 12.5 knots, Solo can travel for 6000 nm without stopping to refuel and features catalytic exhausts for substantial emission reduction. Below the waterline are four Zero Speed Stabilizers for onboard comfort while at anchor. Additionally, Solo is built to Lloyd’s Register and has 18 crew members on board (including Captain Renzo Chelazzi, who has hand-selected Solo's crew) to handle each and every one of her guests’ needs.
Why do we think this is such a good idea?
Practical considerations aside, Solo is the penultimate luxury toy. Step aboard via touch-and-go helipad (great for airport transfers) and let the vacation begin. Large glass panelling allows for extra light in the upper deck main saloon, where guests will find large sofas, an entertainment centre and a baby grand piano. Photo: Tankoa YachtDark floor and wall panelling contrast with the cream and beige furniture and accessories to create a chic and welcoming vibe, while white-veined black marble ties everything together. Don’t miss the hammam, sauna or massage room, complete with sea views and a fold-out balcony. A 6-metre infinity pool at the yacht’s aft is the perfect place to cool off after a day of fun in the sun or enjoy the yacht’s massive beach club. For those interested in toning their beach bodies, Solo comes standard with a full gym including a treadmill, rowing machine, bench press, and lifting weights. Toys onboard include Seabobs, WaveRunners, kayaks, diving equipment (with a master dive instructor onboard) and more. Solo also includes two 7.5-metre Dariel custom tenders for day trips, transfers, and watersports.
When is she available?
Solo joins Northrop and Johnson’s charter fleet (along with another Tankoa superyacht, Vertige) this winter for €595,000 per week plus taxes and expenses in the Caribbean and Bahamas (€650,000 per week during Christmas & New Year), and next summer in the Mediterranean from May 2019 at €650,000 per week in low season, €750,000 per week in July and August.Photo: TankoaAttending the Monaco Yacht Show this year? Consider visiting Solo at Quai Chicane, berth C02.
Who to call?
For more information about a charter experience on board Solo, contact her charter manager Nicolas Fry using the details below.
T: +377 97 77 27 20
The SuperYacht Times iQ 2018 Report
Did you know that in 2017....
- 180 new yachts over 30 metres were sold
- 149 new yachts over 30 metres were completed
- 443 yachts over 30 metres were under construction
- 30% of the yachts under construction were available for sale
- 20% of the yachts were owned by clients from the USA