As Tankoa Yachts continues on its expansion plan, the shipyard has today announced that former sales manager for Mangusta Yachts, Giuseppe Mazza, has been appointed as the new sales and business development manager. After announcing that the shipyard would begin building custom superyachts during the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show, Tankoa is aligning its affairs in order to achieve its objective of becoming a competitor to northern European shipyards.
Following his stint as sales manager for Mangusta Yachts, Mazza joined Tankoa in order to support the shipyard on its journey of growth and development.
“I am very pleased about this new adventure with Tankoa, a young shipyard with outstanding skills that has already gained considerable experience,” says Mazza. “I want to bring my enthusiasm and know-how to help the shipyard grow more, with the aim of gaining ever greater importance in the superyacht industry in a brief period of time.
“My role requires to consolidate Tankoa’s position in the markets we are already active and known in and to develop trading relations with markets we have not explored yet, such as the United States and the Asia Pacific region,” continues Mazza. “Although it is not an easy task, I believe that our commitment, perseverance and professional skills – and our fantastic yachts – will allow us to achieve this objective.”
Since its conception 10 years ago, the shipyard has focused primarily on the construction of semi-custom superyachts, of which it has now completed three (69.3m Suerte, 49.9m Vertige and 72m Solo). Now however, Tankoa has made considerable changes to the shipyards offering with the conception of a new dedicated full-custom business unit at the facility in La Spezia, which the shipyard explains was the result of numerous requests from owners and brokers.
The shipyard has confirmed that it is proceeding swiftly to complete its new S502 Elettra model, which will début at the Monaco Yacht Show 2019. Hull number three is also underway at the shipyard with a scheduled delivery date of November 2020.
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