Tankoa announces two new 53m yacht concepts
by Simon Hardie
Tankoa Yachts has announced two new 53m yacht concepts: the S531 and S532. The yachts are based on the same platform but contain different design features.
The aim of the S531 concept is to offer the amenities of a much larger yacht in a reasonably sized package. Designed by architect Francesco Paszkowski, S531 offers superb layouts for a yacht of her size with oversized glass windows on both main and upper decks.
The S532 has been developed with the internal volume typically seen on a larger 60 metre yacht. Another notable design feature is the split-level aft deck, offering a unique view when underway or at anchor.
The two yachts are designed with steel hulls and light alloy superstructures. Both have an intended transatlantic range of 4,000 nautical miles, although slightly different main engines. The S531 will boast twin MTU 1.380 kW engines, taking her to a top speed of 16.5 knots. The S532 will be capable of 18 knots thanks to her more powerful CAT 3512 / 1.900 kW main engines.
The Tankoa concepts are designed with convertible tender garages aft of the engine room, allowing space for a beach club when the tender is launched.
Another shared feature is the sun deck. Amendable at the client’s request, the S532 has initially been designed with a gigantic sun-pad aft and a pool forward. A hard top dining area and saloon separates these distinct areas. The S531 has a massive 160 square metres of deck, which can be designed according to the client’s wildest dreams.
The S531 includes large VIP and owner’s suites on the main deck, with three more VIP cabins and a guest cabin on the lower deck. The S532 has a well configured two master suites and VIP cabin on the main deck. On the lower deck a further two guest cabins are accompanied by the option of either a third guest suite or a gym. Both yachts are equipped with fold out terraces from the main deck suites.
In keeping with the importance placed by Tankoa on crew comfort, the forward part of the lower deck contains generous space for crew. Adjacent to the wheel-house on the upper deck is the captain's cabin, which along with the five crew cabins provides accommodation for 11 crew.
The S531 was presented to potential clients and brokerage houses in Monaco and Fort Lauderdale. Technical assessment has been completed and delivery time has been set at 26 months from start to finish.
Both yachts are for sale through Micael Karsenti at Yacht-Ology.