Designed by Francesco Paszkowski, in close collaboration with Tankoa's management and Karsenti, S501 has been created with a set of simple but key concepts in mind. The brief demanded the creation of a timeless, unique design offering the free flow of movement for owner, guests and crew alike. In addition – to continue a common theme – all the amenities associated with much larger yachts must be made readily available with a volume up to, but not exceeding 500GT. S501 toes a fine line at 499 Gross Tons. Built entirely in aluminum light alloy, S501 offers a range of 5,000nm at 12 knots in its full displacement version with a top speed of 16 knots.
S501 will be a six-cabin yacht including main deck, full beam master and VIP suites. These spaces will also include floor to ceiling windows and hydraulic balconies in keeping with the theme of permanent contact with the ocean. Four lower guest cabins, a gym, home cinema and 7m tender garage will also feature. Interior design, as per the owner’s request, has been allocated to Francesco Paszkowski Design Studio in partnership with Margherita Casprini and will reflect a “modern but warm” atmosphere.
Karsenti commented, "despite the impressive background and successful track record of the entire Tankoa management, we are extremely proud that the client, his surveyor and broker, Daniel Bussani from Aquila Yachting, decided Tankoa was the most suitable shipyard to build his new yacht after investigating a number of European builders".
Construction is due to begin in early April 2015 with delivery expected in April 2017. Tankoa will also be delivering its first project S693 on time, July 2015.