Tanoka’s First Superyacht


After the successful official presentation of its project and brand (held in Genoa last July), Mediterranean Yacht Services presented its first mega, the Tankoa S65 during the Monaco Boat Show. The 213-footer looks to be a winner—Professor Vincenzo Ruggiero’s unique hull is enhanced by the exterior lines penned by Francesco Paszkowski’s, giving rise to one of the most expressive examples of the ‘Made in Italy’ in the yachting environment. The tensile steel hull and light alloy superstructure will afford integrity and balance while allowing optimum comfort for cruising, as the yacht has been classed to be utilized in a commercial capacity (she’s being built to dual classification by Lloyds and RINA). It will have enough propulsive power to set a contractual max speed of 16.5 knots. Throttled back, it will be able to have a post-Atlantic range of about 5,000 nautical miles. The interior will be designed by David Chipperfield, and renderings suggest that this vessel will have two jacuzzi pools, one on the sun deck below the radar mast and the other for the fore, just aft of the forecastle. Her vertical stern may initially seem to offer little but a hydraulically operated transom door opens downward to create a ‘beach’ area to the sea. Bar and seating areas are tucked away on the inside of the transom. The identity of the first buyer has been kept top secret, but we do know the hull is currently under construction in Carrara. In September, it will be shipped to the Genova Sestri Ponente yard, using the new semi-submersible barge belonging to the Shipyard, where all the subsequent outfitting work will be carried out under cover, in the newly renovated assembly hall (with an expected delivery date of September 2011). But this isn’t the end of the news: the steel hull of a second 213-footer, Tankoa S65-12, is currently under construction at the Bianchi Family’s “General Montaggi Genovesi” company in Genoa port.