Tankoa Yachts, assisted by Fernando Nicholson of Camper & Nicholsons, has sold S501, the third hull in its all-aluminium 50-metre series designed by Francesco Paszkowski, which was started on speculation by the Genoese shipyard.
“This sale confirms the success of both the dynamic design by Paszkowski and our efficient technical platform,” says Giuseppe Mazza, Sales Manager. “The decision to begin building on spec was based on the extraordinary charter success of Vertige and the rapid sale of her hybrid-powered sister ship Bintador.”
S501 has a semi-displacement hull combined with conventional diesel propulsion for a top speed of 18 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots. Her layout is much the same as her predecessors with fold-down terraces in the owner’s suite on the forward main deck, a side-loading tender garage in the stern, and a generous beach club in the transom. There are two important variations, however: the main deck aft is dedicated exclusively to an enormous lounge for relaxation with the dining room on the upper deck, while the forward master stateroom features a private lounge that can be converted into an extra en-suite cabin.
The 500GT tri-decker will have a striking paint scheme with a black hull and black/metallic grey superstructure. The exclusive interior design will be the responsibility of Casadio Miami from the owner’s personal team.
S501 is currently 75 percent complete and will be delivered to her owner later this year.