In build: Tankoa’s 72m superyacht project S701

Written by Charl van Rooy

Italian shipyard Tankoa started construction on its flagship motor yacht project late last year immediately after the signing of the LOI of this project. Now just over eight months into construction, the young yacht builder is operating at full speed in Genoa to have the vessel completed and looking sharp for the 2018 edition of the Monaco Yacht Show. Here we take a look at what has been going on inside the build shed at Tankoa.

Based on the same naval platform as Suerte, S701 is larger than her older sister both in length and size, coming in at 1,600 GT due to the full beam upper deck and 1.6 additional metres at the stern. The shipyard worked with Italian maestro Francesco Paszkowksi on the design of the vessel who helped incorporate all of the owner’s personal requests. Paszkowksi worked with Margherita Casprini on the layout and interior décor of the project.

Some of these include a winter garden on the main deck, now with a staircase down to beach deck on port side. The side bulwarks on the main deck have been lowered and filled with glass panels, providing extra light into the main saloon.

On a construction level, the hull is completed and fairing and smoothing of the surfaces are now underway. While this is happening, the side garage hatches are being installed to be verified and approved and craftsman are busy insulating the lower and main decks with acoustic-dampening and heat-retaining materials. The large swimming pool that will be placed on the main deck aft as well as the Jacuzzi that will be located forward of the owner’s suite. Once all decks are in place along with the superstructures, outfitting of the four guest and one VIP staterooms will begin.

Once completed, the S701 will have an entire owner’s deck with skylounge and touch and go helipad on the aft deck. Up on sundeck, there will be a shower, sunpads, and lounge sofas for guests to relax on. Guests can workout in the beach club with its foldout terrace providing the ultimate morning view.

In this unique deal, the owner has already expressed his interest in commencing with the build of another, larger Tankoa project, the S801 which is still in a developmental phase.



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