Tankoa Tethys unveiled

Tankoa unveils the design concept for the T500 Tethys, featuring a collaboration with well-known Italian studio Hot Lab.

23 June 2022


Genoa-based shipyard Tankoa Yachts has revealed its latest project, the 50-metre explorer superyacht T500 Tethys.

Dubbed the SUV of the Seven Seas, the T500 Tethys has been conceived for go-anywhere cruising and is equipped to take on journeys ranging from tranquil cruises to adventurous expeditions, with traditional, hybrid or diesel electric propulsion options.

“We are delighted to reveal our 50-metre T500 Tethys to the market,” said Vincenzo Poerio, CEO at Tankoa Yachts.

“This model was missing from our range and we wanted to fill this gap. We know that both todays and tomorrow’s owners are looking for flexibility above all, and that is the language which is spoken by our newest model. The only limit is the owner’s imagination.”

The vessel features exteriors and interiors developed by Milan-based studio Hot Lab, with a gross tonnage of just under 500 gross tonnage.


Thanks to the yacht’s flexible layout, two convertible spaces on the lower deck can be as additional cabins, a gym, cinema area, owner’s office or as recreation spaces.

Other standout areas include the sundeck, which is home to a jacuzzi, a sun pad, bar with a barbecue, a relaxation area and bathroom.

Designed with relaxation in mind, the T500 Tethys’ interior spaces accommodate large groups with ease, with generous lounges found on both decks and spacious staterooms offered for both owners and guests.

The full-beam owner’s stateroom is found on the main deck, complete with an ensuite bathroom, walk-in-robe and office with lounge area.

Guests can retire to the upper deck aft to relax with a bar, lounge area and panoramic ocean views. The aft platform is the heart of the yacht – close to the water and complete with an infinity pool.

Alternatively, if a different configuration is desired, this could also be the perfect area to store toys and any land, water or aircraft.

“It is fluid and dynamic in its shapes, but still geometrically pure and free of any useless constructive complications,” said Enrico Lumini, Partner and Head of Design at Hot Lab.

“It is masculine, to fit the market niche in which it is partly located, but also accommodating, welcoming and reassuring, as an explorer must be. It is contemporary, but respectful of its own value.

“I believe that with this new T500 Tethys, Tankoa and Hot Lab have found the perfect balance point for a superyacht which is perfectly current, real and futuristic at the same time.”

“We’re extremely glad and proud to present this innovative explorer project with a state-of-the-art shipyard such as Tankoa,” added Antonio Romano, Partner and Marketing and Strategy at Hot Lab.

“From the first day, we appreciated the high-quality skills of all the people present in the Tankoa facilities.”



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