Since announcing the sale of the Tankoa S693 to an Eastern European client, the company has revealed that construction on the yacht at its state-of-the-art facility in Genova, Italy, is ahead of its production schedule by almost two weeks.
Tankoa has recently partnered with Michel Karsenti’s Yacht-Ology, a yachting consultancy company with offices in Dubai, Fort Lauderdale and Moscow, and has been working on two fronts, pushing production on S693 and the development of new models.
So far the following progress on S693 has been achieved:
1. The new stainless steel built transom has been completed and fairing has been started.
2. Faring on the hull and the superstructure is 85% completed and paint primers will start being applied early June.
3. Exterior decks are in the process of being levelled and this task is now 70% completed. All the decks will be made ready to final installation of 21mm teak decks that are already manufactured and stored in Tankoa’s hydrometry controlled warehouse.
4. Piping and wiring are both in progress.
5. Sounds and vibration insulation will be completed on lower decks, and main deck by early June.
6. Interior manufacturer Cantu Contract is working currently onboard setting up the first frames that will be used to attach the washed teak walls as per Francesco Paszkowski and the owner’s choices.
7. Stainless Steel doors, pantographic automatic doors, and watertight doors have been contracted to Opacmare, which will start delivering the first elements in July.
8. Final green light has been given by the owner for the interior decor.
The hull of the S693 has been submitted to extensive tank testing overseen by naval architect Vincenzo Ruggiero. The tests will ensure that the yacht will need 200kW less power to run at its cruising speed of 15 knots. This has been achieved due to the lengthening of the running surface.
Francesco Paszkowski has designed for the owner interiors that, when completed, will be modern, warm and inviting using only natural materials. Circulation onboard will be made easy by wide passages and crew will be able to perform their tasks without interfering with guests’ privacy.