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Six of the coolest features on board Tankoa's recently-sold Grey

9 January 2024 • Written by Nick Jeffery and Holly Margerrison

The new 49.8-metre motor yacht Grey has been sold with Jean-Claude Carme of TWW Yachts representing the seller and the buying broker wishing to remain anonymous. Her new name is expected to be Jimmy. She had a last known asking price of €36,500,000 and was offered for sale in a near-new state, having been delivered in 2023. She is an S501 model with sisterships including Kinda and Olokun

Her Francesco Paszkowski exterior sports a "whisper grey" hull and a "jet black" superstructure, earning her a place as a finalist in the Outstanding Exterior Design category in the BOAT Design & Innovation Awards 2024. Grey's interior styling was completed by Giorgio Cassetta

BOAT zooms in on some of her coolest features on board...

1. The forward pool with "magic seats"

One key departure from Grey's sisterships is the foredeck, which features a larger-than-usual glass-sided swimming pool. It is located in the bow and is flanked by what TWW describes as "magic seats" and lounge seating. Better still, the pool faces a 144-inch retractable cinema screen which transforms the bow into an outdoor theatre... 

2. The outdoor home cinema screen worth around $298,000 

 Her 144' C-seed outdoor cinema is capable of completely retracting and folding away and is estimated to be worth around $233,000. Integrated speakers are placed around the pool for a supreme audio experience - the broker commented that the "incredible sound system" by the French-British brand Focal/Naim is "not something you encounter very often" and is fitted throughout the vessel. 

3. The sundeck Jacuzzi with one of the largest single pieces of black agate found on any yacht

A particular highlight is the large Jacuzzi located on the sundeck, offering unobstructed sea views and shade from the midday sun thanks to the awning. There is ample lounging space and sunpads, while a backlit agate bar is located aft of the deck. The bar, according to Cassetta, is the largest single slab of backlit agate on any yacht in the fleet.

4. Glass-bottomed balconies in the owner's suite

Offering a little more privacy, the owner's suite is fitted with two fold-down balconies – an extension of the yacht's indoor-outdoor theme. The balconies are fitted with a glass floor, perfect for watching sea life below. Tables and chairs can easily be arranged in the space, providing a lovely spot for a coffee or cocktails. In total, Grey (now Jimmy) can accommodate a party of 12, with an owner's suite and a VIP cabin on the main deck. The lower deck contains two twin and two double cabins, with further quarters for nine crew.

5. An extensive use of glass

Grey was asking €36,500,000

The interior benefits from enlarged windows in the open-plan saloon and dining area, while glass bulwarks on the main deck offer uninhibited sea views. This bright ambience is aided by the use of neutral-toned upholstery and carpets with cushions in a symphony of ocean blues scattered throughout the saloon and cabins.

6. Five outdoor spaces

With the pool forward and large Jacuzzi on the sundeck, Grey offers guests a choice of five outdoor spaces, spread over 300 square metres of deck, to dine or relax on. On the upper deck aft is a shaded al fresco dining area and at beach club level a large swim platform offers easy ocean access. 

In terms of numbers, the MCA-compliant, 499GT yacht has a top speed of 17 knots and cruising speed of 15 knots under her twin 1,400hp MAN diesel engines.

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