Kinda started construction on speculation as sistership to Vertige, Bintador and Olokun and was sold to her now owner in the early stages of the build. The 49.9-metre model shares the same slender profile and vertical bow as her predecessors but is the first in the series to offer a 5,000-litre capacity pool on the foredeck.
Francesco Paszkowski’s exterior design was key in the owner’s decision to commission the build, along with the quality of Tankoa’s build and the option to install a hybrid propulsion system, the yard said. She is the second hybrid superyacht to be delivered by the shipyard and offers three cruising modes: diesel-mechanical, diesel-electric and full-electric.
Kinda can travel up to 4,700 nautical miles at 12 knots, and in zero-emission or battery mode and diesel-electric mode she is virtually silent. Her hybrid propulsion system also makes it possible to anchor with no noise or emissions from the generators.
Kinda's foredeck is a vast exterior sun lounge that sets her apart from her sisterships. The glass-sided swimming pool sits at the centre and is surrounded by sunpads and a U-shaped sofa, all of which fall under the shade of an awning with supports that pop up from the deck.
Other exterior areas on board include the main deck aft with oversized sunpads that also sit beneath an awning, dining for a full complement of guests on the upper deck aft and a sundeck equipped with sunpad forward, an al fresco galley, pop-up tables and sun loungers.
A 496 GT interior by Paskowski in collaboration with Margherita Casprini accommodates up to 12 guests in six cabins with a full-beam VIP cabin and master suite on the main deck. Brushed oak is used for the soles and the ceilings are lacquered in light tones, with grey leathers, linen and soft nabuk that feature throughout.
“The interior design reflects the owner's desire for a contemporary and refined environment,” said Paszkowski. “The coherent style is based on natural materials, glossy and matt finishes, nuances of soft, harmonious colours for the fabrics and dark contrasting shades for some furnishing accessories.”
Other natural materials include the chaise longue in the main saloon upholstered in champagne-colored leather, while dark brown leather is used for the Venetian blinds and chaise longue on the upper deck. En suite bathrooms are finished in an interplay of Sandblasted Botticino marble, Saint Laurent Velvet and Velvet Brown marble.
The choice of furniture brands varies from Minotti for the sofas, armchairs, ottomans and coffee tables to Gallotti & Radice for the chairs and Kettal and Talenti for the outdoor furnishings.
Other features include a beach club and side-loading tender garage in the stern, while crew accommodation and services are located forward.
Construction on the sixth hull in the series is already well underway, alongside two Tankoa T450 models and two T55 Sportiva models. The shipyard also signed a contract for the build of a 52-metre custom project designed in collaboration with Vitruvius Yachts.