Italian shipyard Tankoa Yachts has unveiled a new concept based on its existing 60m technical platform. The TLV62 concept is reportedly born out of the shared ideas of Giancarlo Mussino, managing director of the SINOS brokerage house that sold and delivered Tankoa’s 50m hybrid M/Y Bintadoor, as well as designer Luca Vallebona.
According to the shipyard, the primary initiative for the new 62m project was to create informal spaces on board that are well connected to the sea. With low lines close to the waterline, the new project has been designed to be elegant and well balanced without the inclusion of trendy or superfluous solutions.
“We decided to collaborate with Luca Vallebona because, in the project he presented, we recognised new and creative solutions that are very different from what we have proposed to date,” says Giuseppe Mazza, Tankoa’s sales and business development manager. “This collaboration means Tankoa can expand its range of superyachts aimed at those customers that are increasingly looking for innovative and unique solutions.”
With this new concept, Tankoa and the design team have decided to rework the general arrangement in favour of open spaces and asymmetric elements. The main salon has been moved forward and shortened which also differs from Tankoa’s traditional layout.
“Most of the time on superyachts, the main salon takes up a lot of space but is rarely used,” says Luca Vallebona.“So I brought the living area outside, reduced the size of the dining room, and put a smaller TV lounge with its own AV rack room and the main exterior dining table on the upper deck aft.”
The shipyard’s approach to superyacht construction is a speculative one, which has been designed to work in the client’s favour by reducing construction times and proving its financial stability simultaneously. “[Building on spec] has always been our ethos,” says Eva Orsi, president of Tankoa Shipyard. “This is because you can see that, when a client is interested in having a yacht, timing is a fundamental aspect. Clients want the boat as soon as possible, they want it for the next season, so if we build on speculation it cuts the time by approximately a year.”
Tankoa classes itself as a ‘boutique’ shipyard and will only have two clients at any one time. As per the data above, the shipyard’s approach to business has resulted in an extremely consistent level of output. “Our aim is to launch a yacht every year so we have to look ahead,” continues Orsi. “It is difficult, of course, to arrive at the final signature in a contract, but I am very positive about the shipyard and I think there is a really positive atmosphere here.”
In keeping with its aforementioned strategy, Tankoa now has two yachts under construction at the shipyard in Genoa.
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