Tankoa has released details of their latest concept: the 45-metre and 405 GT T450. The Italian shipyard worked together with designer Giorgio Cassetta to cleverly devised a layout with space to accommodate up to 12 guests in six staterooms, including a full-beam owner’s stateroom, a VIP suite on the main deck forward and four en-suite cabins on the lower deck.Photo: Tankoa Yachts Photo: Tankoa Yachts“When Tankoa asked us to prepare a proposal for the new T450, our instinct was to go through our past experience with yachts of similar and larger volume to come up with a precise vision of what had to be in the design,” says Giorgio Cassetta. “The yacht packs some amazing real estate and amenities while presenting an elegant styling that is intentionally free of any useless decoration. The interior design enjoys ample uninterrupted spaces, warmed by the usage of marine materials and earthy hues. The construction criteria and rich specification will make the T450 a truly unique offer in this size range.”Photo: Tankoa YachtsPhoto: Tankoa YachtsBuilt in steel and aluminium, the family-focussed yacht features an exterior design with bold, vertical architectural superstructure and window shapes that is balanced by clean horizontal lines.“Building on the extraordinary success of our 50-metre platform with Bintador and Vertige already delivered and two more in build, the T450 confirms Tankoa’s drive to build yachts below 500GT that are designed with a big boat mentality and quality,” says Giuseppe Mazza, Tankoa Sales Manager. “This new 45-metre model has been designed to provide maximum flexibility, and in terms of interior and exterior space it feels like a much larger vessel,” he adds.Photo: Tankoa YachtsPhoto: Tankoa YachtsInside, an open-plan dining room and main saloon with full-height glazing overlooks the aft deck, which functions as an open-air beach club with a central glass-fronted pool flanked by staircases down to the water-level swim platform. Owners are able to opt for one of the many alternative layout solutions, such as aft-facing seating on the lower level and a large bar unit on the upper level.Photo: Tankoa Yachts Photo: Tankoa YachtsThe spacious sundeck offers the option of an additional pool, sunbeds, shaded dining area, a forward bar with sofa seating and a dayhead. Guests can also enjoy al fresco dining on the bridge deck and make use of the sky lounge/media room. Another generous lounging/social area can be found on the open foredeck in front of the wheelhouse alongside the guest and rescue tender.Photo: Tankoa YachtsPhoto: Tankoa YachtsThe T450 can be fitted with hybrid propulsion to reduce fuel consumption and emissions whilst keeping noise and vibration to a minimum. The new superyacht concept is set to reach 15 knots and a range of 4,000nm when travelling at 10 knots.
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