Tankoa Yachts, the Italian shipyard located in Sestri Ponente near Genoa, has reported an active period following two orders contracted in the past 13 months and serious negotiations for several yachts between 50 and 80 metres.
Tankoa Yachts and Yacht-Ology, Michel Karsenti’s global marketing and sales coordinating company for Tankoa Yachts, “are handling a sizeable demand in addition to numerous visits from client representatives, brokers and surveyors.” Reads a statement.
According to Michel Karsenti, Tankoa’s president Guido Orsi and Tankoa’s CEO, Euro Contenti, this considerable activity is the direct result of Tankoa’s commitment to quality, countless investments in engineering, production processes and constant specification upgrades.
Launch of Tankoa S693 approaches
Tankoa S693, contracted in March 2014 by Yacht-Ology’s loyal client, is on schedule for delivery in late July 2015. The yacht will be moved out of the shed on 15th June to be prepared for launch on the week of 22nd June.
The yacht, with a displacement of some 1,000 tonnes at launch, will be moved to a floating dry-dock for technical tests before touching the water for the first time.
From 1st July until the end of the month, the yacht will undergo onshore testing, sea trials and stability tests, and all the necessary Class endurance runs.
Tankoa S693 will start cruising in second half of August after all the owner’s supplies and toys have been safely installed onboard. She will then be exhibited and officially presented to the brokerage community and the industry at the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show.
In addition, the shipyard confirms that construction of Tankoa S501 is in progress.
The Tankoa S501 model was officially introduced to the public and media last September during the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show. The builder says hull #1 contracted in late January 2015 is now well underway.
As of late April, welding of the main deck as been completed and three sections of the aluminium hull are being assembled, while the first block of the superstructure will be ready just before summer.
The hull will be completed in June and the entire hull, deck and superstructure will enter the fitting out shed at the main plant in Genova before the end of September 2015.
Work resumed on S701 which was the second initial project being built on spec by the shipyard. Born as a 65-metre, just like S693, the entire project has been re-engineered, including tank testing, apparently showing brilliant results.
From a bare metal hull and superstructure, a team of workers are sanding the hull and faring it in order to move ahead and shorten the potential delivery time for one of the four potential buyers negotiating a contract with us at the time of issuing this release.
Tankoa says a new project will be released during the coming Monaco Yacht Show. Two GA proposals have been finalised for S701, one with a full private owner’s deck, and five guest cabins, while the other plan offers two owners suites and four or five guest cabins.
Moving ahead with the project, Francesco Paszkowski and Margherita Casprini have been given the mission to create a “spec decoration interior proposal” that would cut down delivery time even if an owner brings his own interior designer to have his own specific decorations.
The very interesting aspect of S701, the shipyard says, is that she can be completed in two different versions:
65 metre, with a delivery time of 18 months from contract
70 metre, with a delivery time of 22 months from contract
Gross tonnage will depend on the final length decided by the client and vary from 1,350gt to 1,450gt.
The S701 engine room has already been fitted with engines and generators and engineering for the 65, while the 70-metre version is ready to go.