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By Dario Schiavo

New developments at Tankoa

The Genoa shipyard signs three new orders, announces new production facilities and presents a new full-custom project for an American client…

In recent months, Tankoa has placed three new contracts for clients from Europe, North and South America. “Thanks to these three new sales, we are working on 10 yachts already sold,” says Vincenzo Poerio, CEO of Tankoa Yachts. “I think it is right to start another couple of on-spec projects, so that we are ready for possible next prospects. We are a ‘boutique’ shipyard that takes into account clients’ requests and takes care of the relationship with the customer, ensuring quality and innovation.”

A 45-metre T450, the second unit sold in this series, designed both internally and externally by Cassetta Yacht Designers, was sold to a Brazilian owner.

“[It is] a steel and aluminium boat with lots of volume that offers the freedom to have a veranda in the sundeck or the possibility of having an enclosed garage forward, depending on the client’s wishes,” Poerio told us. “It is a yacht built on a performing platform that offers a nice layout flexibility thanks to the fact that it is well under 500gt. In addition, this vessel offers three areas that are very important for customer liveability: the aft area with a pool and two side doors that open out to the sea, the upper deck aft and the sun deck.”

A 50-metre S501, the sixth unit in the series, built in collaboration with Francesco Paszkowski Design studio, has powerful lines with large open-air spaces and social areas inside and out. This yacht has been purchased by a European owner and is scheduled for delivery in 2024.

The third yacht sold is a 56-metre full-custom project for an American owner that will be premiered in September at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show.

M/Y Grey  (above), the latest yacht in the 50-metre mini S501 series designed by Francesco Paszkowski with interior design by Giorgio Maria Cassetta, will also make its official debut at the Show.

“The industry has found a greater stability that is not affected by certain international dynamics, like war for example,” says Poerio. “The virus has taught us that you only live once, and so more and more people are convinced that you have to enjoy life, identifying the yacht as a suitable tool to achieve this. In the future I see the development of the sector to be in Asian markets. Compared to the wealth and number of potential customers, sales can still grow a lot, especially for the 50–70-metre sizes.”

With deliveries guaranteed until 2026 and the market always evolving, Tankoa is planning to increase its production space by reorganising the two existing halls to meet the target of building three yachts simultaneously. In addition, the yard has decided to invest and expand its production facilities with the purchase of a plot of land adjacent to its Genoa shipyard, with approximately 3,000 sqm of covered space that will be dedicated to special processes such as carpentry, painting, joinery and the production of pools.

Meanwhile, the search for a further production site continues, with the ultimate objective of building five units per year.

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