Tankoa Picks up Luca Vallebona's 62.5m Superyacht Concept TLV 62
by Miranda Blazeby
Created in collaboration with Sinos managing director Giancarlo Mussino, the concept features a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, with “low on the water” exterior lines and an “almost vertical bow.”
Based on Tankoa’s 60-metre technical platform, the design features a stern left open to the sea for sun lounging and watersports, as well as an asymmetrical swimming pool. A second pool, sunpads, bar and free-standing furniture sit on the sun deck. The cockpit has been left semi-open.
The massive 1100GT interior sees the enclosed saloon moved further forward of the main deck than is usual in traditional layouts, while a central lift connects all decks.
Four guest cabins sit across all three lower, main and upper decks while two staircases create “quick” guest flow from the saloon and dining area to the upper saloon, which features an integrated cinema.
The 93 square metre master cabin meanwhile sits on the main deck forward, accompanied by a lobby, office, walk-through wardrobe, office and ensuite. A full beam VIP guest cabin sits on the upper deck, bringing the total guest accommodation to 12.
The crew mess and saloon sit on the lower deck near the side loading garage for the crew tender. The engineer's cabin meanwhile is located next to the main tender garage with direct access to the engine room.
Elsewhere, the yacht includes a huge open-air lounge with a fire pit in front of the wheelhouse, while Jet Skis can be stored on the forepeak.
Speaking about the collaboration with Vallebona, Tankoa sales and business development manager, Giuseppe Mazza, said: "In the project he presented we recognised new and creative solutions that are very different from what we have proposed to date.
"This collaboration means Tankoa can expand its range of superyachts aimed at those customers that are increasingly looking for innovative and unique solutions," he added.
The TLV 62 is fitted with two Caterpillar 3512 engines for a top speed of 16.5 knots and range of 4500 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 12 knots.