Tankoa 69m Suerte launched world debut at Monaco Yacht Show 2015


Tankoa Yachts and Yacht-Ology, Michel Karsenti's company, are pleased to announce impeccable launch of project S693 that will be now known as “Suerte”. Built for one of Karsenti's loyal clients, construction of this first yacht of 69.30 meters has been carried out on schedule, notwithstanding the numerous upgrades decided by the client in conjunction with the shipyard. 

Suerte will be officially introduced to the public and the yachting industry on the occasion of the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show. The technical launch took place – along with first tests on the 25th of June, 2015.

From July 1st until the end of the month, M/Y Suerte will undertake its sea trials, technical tests, stability tests, and all necessary Class endurance runs. Yacht will be ready for final delivery mid-August 2015.

Tankoa Yachts – the “boutique shipyard” based in Genoa – and its global sales and marketing agent, Yacht-Ology are particularly proud of the launch. As soon as Suerte reached the water, she has shown a perfect balance with zero degree lateral inclination and a draft only one centimeter off our calculation.


Generators, soot burners, AC systems and most of the hydraulic systems have been successfully tested while Suerte was still seating on our submersible barge. A few hours later, she was towed to be moored stern to Tankoa 250-meter dock. Suerte has already started dock tests and both stability tests with R.I.N.A. and Lloyd’s were successfully passed.The yacht will start cruising second half of August after all the owner’s supplies and toys have been safely installed onboard.

Edoardo Ratto, GM of Tankoa declared right after Suerte left the dock: “Achieving such perfect balance at first launch happens once every 40 new launches. I am truly and sincerely emotional about it because this is our first yacht as Tankoa and despite our impressive technical office, the highest level of professionalism of our engineers and our background in yacht building there are always some unforeseen factors that can affect balance at the time of first launching. Most builders are still capable to compensate an eventual slight balance issue with all that is left to install onboard, but here, we have nothing to correct.”


Naval Architect Professor Ruggiero, standing on the dock was speechless after seeing Suerte being towed out of the barge and declared later: “I launched more than 400 boats in my life. I don’t remember when I saw last such a perfect result from first time in the water. As good a naval architect can be, once the underwater lines are delivered and tank testing reached satisfactory results, we don’t have full control of what the builder’s technical office and project management do all along the project. In this specific case, I can tell that all they did is just amazing”.

For Michel Karsenti and Yacht-Ology, the sales and marketing force behind Tankoa, this was not just one more launch as per his words: “This launch was very emotional for all of us. The entire design phase conducted with Francesco Paszkowski was heading towards creating a modern yacht that would still look very good in ten years down the road. From color renderings to the yacht being assembled in the shed, it is always difficult to get a true feel of what the effect will be once in the water. Seeing her sitting perfectly in her lines gave all of us the feel of a well-achieved teamwork. Getting to such level of technical achievement with a first yacht is the living proof that an Italian yacht builder when investing wisely can compete with the world’s best shipyard. Lots of other builders asked me why when they heard about the Yacht-Ology-Tankoa agreement almost two years ago. I bet they will perfectly understand why after they see Suerte during the Monaco Yacht Show! Tankoa is a first class builder, and on our side, at Yacht-Ology, we pride ourselves to be marketers. I guess we will have to work even harder to keep up with the incoming demand we are facing for Tankoa Yachts.”

Completion of the interiors that are 95% done will take place in water while shafts alignments and engine first start has been conducted 48 hours after launching.


Celebration event
The launching of this first yacht in Tankoa 70 meter series has been celebrated July 1st with a seat down dinner for 500 people gathering Tankoa’s employees, subcontractors, suppliers, international brokers, designers and a selection of international journalists. The 500 guests arrived to the shipyard where a particularly original set up was in place inside our 100-meter dry dock with Suerte berthed right in front of it.


As with every action taken by our shipyard, the best professional in event planning has been retained. Arch. Umberto Ottino whose reputation spans all over Europe and the Middle East for luxury brands orchestrated the party. The pre-dinner speech consisted in a sincere thank you to all parties involved in the construction of this stunning yacht as well as to the experienced owner who trusted Tankoa Yachts for his new built.


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The dinner was followed by a very fresh and original light show with flying bubble dancers doing evolutions between the barge and Suerte with a concomitant spectacular light show. Those present were literally blown away by the warmth of the atmosphere that was created on our industrial site reflecting the passion Tankoa Yachts cultivates in the way relationships are handled and how we produced our yachts.

Save the date – Monaco Yacht Show 2015
Tankoa’s will organize more events which will take place during the MYS 2015 to be able to spend more time with its followers. One of these will be very exclusive with a true culinary surprise…..stay tuned