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Tankoa Yachts Reveals big plans at Monaco Yacht Show.

05 October 2017


The first boutique shipyard with a multicultural approach to yacht construction has announced a number of projects at the 2017 Monaco Boat Show, which wrapped up on the 30 September.

In addition to the world premiere of the 50 metre S501 Vertige, the Italian yard has also announced a raft of announcements. Together with Exclusiva Design, they have designed the Progetto Bolide.

They have also designed the new S502 Elettra, the first Tankoa with hybrid propulsion, and are working on the Tankoa S701, with her official presentation foreseen for the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show.

Exclusiva Design is one of the most important Italian design studios with vast experience both in design and in the realization of private and public architectural projects. They have chosen Tankoa Yachts as their partner for the Progetto Bolide, a 72 metre superyacht, radical both in design and in its interpretation of luxury.

The interiors and exteriors represent something absolutely innovative on the international scene and are the direct result of Exclusiva’s experience and know-how.


“The approach, flexibility, and executive competence that we’ve found at Tankoa is truly rare”, stated Fabio Mazzeo, Director of Design at Exclusiva.

“Tankoa is not looking to produce huge numbers, but to concentrate instead on superior quality, the direct consequence of the passion that permeates the entire company.

“Therefore, Tankoa is seen as the perfect partner for our Projetto Bolide. I would also like to underline that our technical consultants analysed the performance of the Tankoa 72 and it was determined to be the ideal platform; this also influenced our decision.”

The design is inspired by Futurism that would go beyond the traditional concept of a yacht, while maintaining tailor-made quality. The Projetto Bolide is based on three key ideas, the result of a year of research and product review which has already passed all the feasibility studies. The first idea is clearly evidenced by the 500 square-metres of ample glass surfaces used on the yacht that seem to blend with the steel hull, ensuring an immediate and uninterrupted view of the sea and the surrounding environment for the owner and guests.

The interior space pays primary attention to comfort. This is all done by innovative solutions and detailing, while maintaining the highest standards of privacy. The perfect example is the owner’s suite, which has a private bathroom, gym, spa, dressing room, terrace and Jacuzzi. A true fully equipped apartment, with completely private access, all within a layout that includes five VIP suites.

The main swimming pool (there are three pools aboard) can be transformed for events and parties by means of a cover that rises from the bottom of the pool to flush with the deck.

Aligned with the world premiere of the Tankoa S501 Vertige, the Italian yard presented the new 50 metre S502 Elettra. While her lines and volumes are similar to the S501, the important innovation is revealed by her name. The S502 Elettra, with delivery scheduled for 2019, will be a yacht featuring hybrid propulsion systems.

Finally, construction work on the new 72 metre S701 is proceeding rapidly at the Tankoa yard in Genoa. The Tankoa S701 contract has been signed early December 2016, but it was agreed by the board of directors to move ahead with various steps of the construction right after the LOI had been signed, mid-September, considering the boat is scheduled to be unveiled during the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show.


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