Colourful Grey

Tankoa has delivered the highly customised 49.99-metre Grey to her satisfied owners, who have been enjoying her since May.

15 June 2023


She may be the fifth hull in Italian builder Tankoa’s 50-metre S501 series but, for the owners of superyacht Grey, she is anything but the same.

Indeed, with the owners signing the contract in 2021 for the new build, appointing TWW Yachts as project managers, exterior designer Francesco Paszkowski was brought in to heavily customise the three-deck layout.

In addition to the standard features that come with the timeless Tankoa S501 series design, the owner added a spectacular outdoor home cinema screen. This high-def and high-luminosity screen is located in front of a swimming pool lounge on the foredeck.

Grey is also fitted throughout with a top-of-the-range sound system designed by the award-winning French/British brand Focal & Naim.

The owner also gave attention to the design of the exterior decks and the four open lounging and entertainment spaces available. With alfresco living a key element of her design, Grey features a large spa pool on the fly deck alongside seating and lounging areas as well as the foredeck pool.


“Our usual flexibility in satisfying customer requests is evident in the customisations made on board Grey – such as the installation of a swimming pool in the bow, and the fantastic never-seen-before cinema/sound system,” enthuses Giuseppe Mazza, Tankoa Sales and Marketing Manager.

“The jet black and whisper-grey paint gives a sleek look to Grey.”

TWW Yachts supported the owner throughout the entire build process from the initial specification reviews to delivery. “We are particularly proud of Grey, and she has been designed and built for the most charming and passionate owners that a yacht broker and project managers can only dream of representing in a new-build project,” says Jean-Claude Carme, lead broker at TWW Yachts.

Giorgio Maria Cassetta worked closely with the owner to develop a luxurious and sophisticated interior. Together they created a warm and inviting look and feel, making great use of an array of natural materials such as rich woods and veined marbles.

The interior also benefits from enlarged windows on the main deck, glass bulwarks and fold-out balconies to heighten the all-important indoor-outdoor connection.

“This interior is one of the finest I have ever seen on any yacht of this size,” adds David Westwood, Principal Partner at TWW Yachts. The six suites onboard Grey – including two customised suites on the main deck – can accommodate up to 12 guests. There is also space for up to nine crew.

The owner opted for the conventional propulsion package offered by Tankoa, which will deliver a top speed of 18 knots if using both the main diesel engines for propulsion and one diesel generator for the hotel load.



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