Tankoa announces full-custom division
by Miranda Blazeby
Italian yard Tankoa Yachts has revealed plans to open a new division dedicated to full-custom projects. The yard said it had received increased market interest for full-custom projects between 55 metres and 100 metres.
The demand for full-custom projects follows the completion of Tankoa’s recent semi-custom projects, including the 49.9 metre Vertige, 69.3 metre Suerte and 72 metre Solo, which made its worldwide debut at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show.
“Over the past year, we have been asked by owners, brokers and designers to respond to bid packages for several one-off, full-custom projects in the 55 metre – 100 metre range,” the yard said. “With more and more experienced clients arriving with their own one-off designs, Tankoa has decided to create a dedicated full-custom business unit.”
The new division will be based in La Spezia and will trigger a restructuring of the brand to ensure the successful operation of the incoming full-custom team. The yard has said it will limit orders of full-custom projects to one a year to ensure high quality and prompt delivery.
The yard also revealed that a range of projects between 57 metres and 90 metres by Italian and Dutch designers are already on the drawing board. It added that it expects to announce its first contract for a full-custom, one-off yacht imminently.