50m Tankoa hybrid motor yacht Project Elettra sold
by Malcolm Maclean
Italian yard Tankoa Yachts has sold a new-build 49.9 metre hybrid yacht with the buyer introduced by Giancarlo Mussino of Sinos SA.
Currently known as Project Elettra, this all-aluminium yacht is due to launch in 2019 as the sistership to Vertige, which was delivered in 2017 by Tankoa. Exterior design comes courtesy of Francesco Paszkowski, while the naval architecture was developed by Studio Francesco Rogantin. A 9.4 metre beam will allow for a spacious interior without exceeding the all-important 500GT mark, and the interior décor will be developed by Paszkowski working in collaboration with long-time design partner Margherita Casprini.
MYC and LY3 compliant, Project Elettra’s accommodation will allow for up to 12 guests split between six cabins, including a main-deck master suite, complete with walk-in wardrobe and fold-out balconies on both sides.
Meanwhile, the lower deck will include three VIP cabins and two twin cabins, as well as four crew cabins. The bridge deck captain’s cabin completes the on board accommodation. Key features include a superyacht beach club back aft, a side-loading tender garage and a sundeck Jacuzzi.
Power will come from a diesel-electric powerplant, which comprises a pair of 1,200hp MTU 8V4000 M54 engines for a top speed of 18 knots and a transatlantic range of 4,900 nautical miles at 10.5 knots.
The asking price of Project Elettra has been withheld.