As the lockdown regulations in Italy slowly loosen up, Genoa-based shipyard Tankoa Yachts has released a construction update on the third 50-metre Tankoa S501 hull as work is now resuming in full force. Having started on speculation, hull number three from the Tankoa S501 range was sold in March this year and is set to hit the water by the end of the year. This third all-aluminium S501 yacht by Tankoa Yachts will showcase a distinctive black hull and complementary metallic grey superstructure that will give the vessel an imposing presence on the water. With her topsides already coated, the paint job on her hull is due to be completed by mid-June. Photo: Tankoa YachtsIn addition, the vessel’s piping is 80% complete, as is the installation of onboard machinery and equipment, while insulation and sound damping is about 90% complete. The cutting and installation of her teak decks will commence soon and, as she enters her final construction stages, outfitting of the interiors designed by Casadio Miami for this vessel will also get underway shortly. Photo: Tankoa YachtsSimilar to her sisterships Bintador and Vertige, the third Tankoa S501 yacht features clean Francesco Paszkowski-designed exterior lines, with two key structural differences marking her out as one-of-a-kind: a spacious aft main deck area dedicated solely to rest and relaxation as the dining room resides on the upper deck, and a forward master stateroom with a private lounge that simultaneously acts as an additional en-suite cabin. Photo: Tankoa YachtsTankoa Yachts’ sales manager, Giuseppe Mazza, commented: “Although we were effectively obliged to stop work for two months, production is now back on track. With construction at more than 75% complete, we’re making up for lost time and looking at delivery by the end of the year to allow the owner to use it in the Caribbean. I should add that we have resumed activities based on new government protocols and are making no compromises with regards to the safety of our workforce.” Photo: Tankoa YachtsPowered by conventional diesel engines, the 496 GT Tankoa yacht will be able to reach a top speed of 17.5 knots and achieve a cruising speed of approximately 14 knots.
SuperYacht Times - The State of Yachting 2020
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