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Tankoa S693 to be launched in June

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Tankoa Yachts and Yacht-ology have announced that their latest 69.30 metre vessel, project S693, will be launched in June. Signed in March 2014 to a loyal client of Yacht-ology’s founder, Michel Karsenti, the shipyard reports that the project has been carried out on schedule despite ‘numerous upgrades decided by the client in conjunction with the shipyard’.

The fore section of the new vessel’s superstructure is constructed of high tensile steel, and with a volume of close to 1,400 Gross Tons, she will be extremely comfortable on board. Both engine's dry stack exhausts are equipped with carbon filters to limit emissions, satisfying the RINA Green Plus annotation certificate.

Yacht-Ology's President Michel Karsenti, as well as Sales & Marketing Coordinator for Tankoa Yachts, comments on the project, stating, “At Tankoa, we see S693 not only as our first yacht, but as a testament of the capacity of the Italian Yachting Industry to built to today’s global highest quality standards. Tankoa’s culture, from workers to top management, share the same values: to produce the best. Our approach is to built yachts with clients, not for clients, as seen in every detail onboard our S693".

This philosophy is surely not applicable to mass production shipyards, because at full regime Tankoa will deliver one yacht every six months. The brokerage industry, the driving force behind most new yacht construction deals, understands our commitment to quality. We are competing with North Europeans in terms of quality, because it is our culture. We will never be competing with most of our Italian esteemed colleagues in terms of pure pricing because our approach is very different. After signing two contracts in one year, and having another three under negotiation, we clearly feel these clients understand that Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Ferrari, Gucci and Loro Piana were not born in Holland or Germany, and that style and detail is deeply imbedded in the Italian culture.”

The technical launch will take place in the second half of June, 2015 in time for a late July delivery. S693 will cruise on the Cote d’Azur sometime in late August and will be officially introduced to the public and the yachting industry at the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show.

By Maarten Janssen

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