Tankoa Yachts S.p.A., is an Italian builder of steel and aluminium luxury megayachts from 45-metres in length up to a possible 100 metres. Tankoa typically begins yachts on speculation although it will build full custom commissions. It operates from a shipyard in the traditional shipbuilding port of Genoa.
History of Tankoa
Founded in 2007 by industrialist Guido Orsi with former members of Baglietto Yacht’s management team and industry veterans Michel Karsenti and Renzo Chelazzi as directors, Tankoa began operation in 2008. The company started building two yacht projects of more than 65 metres in length, but the global financial crisis put the projects in go-slow mode. By the time the financial picture brightened in 2013, Tankoa had revised the original concepts and styling. The company debuted its first vessel, the 69-metre Suerte at the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show. Over the subsequent years the company has built even larger yachts. Vincent Poerio, formerly an executive at Benetti, became Tankoa’s CEO in February 2020. In January 2021, Tankoa began the administrative process of acquiring the 76-year-old Cantieri di Pisa shipyard.