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Tankoa reveals 76m Alberto Mancini-designed superyacht concept Apache

23 September 2021• Written by Miranda Blazeby

A 76 metre superyacht concept with a double-walled glass-bottomed swimming pool suspended in the bow has been revealed by Italian shipyard Tankoa.

Presented at the Monaco Yacht Show, the steel and aluminium concept named Apache has been designed inside and out by Alberto Mancini.

Based on a new technical platform, the yacht features “crisp” exterior lines, and a choice of two propulsion options. These consist of either twin CAT or MAN engines for a top speed of 16.5 knots, cruising speed of 15 knots and a range of 5,000 nautical miles.

Speaking in Monaco, Tankoa chief executive Vincenzo Poerio said the yard had already presented the concept to Tankoa clients. “Now the market is flying again, we hope to receive even more positive reactions,” he said.

One key feature is the beach club, which includes 125 sqm of space thanks to folding side terraces.

Speaking about the beach club, Mancini said he wanted to avoid “the typical dark cave effect we see in many beach clubs”.  Instead, Apache’s beach club is an “extension of the outdoor living space,” he said.

“Apache’s beach club design is not just an area for accessing the sea to be enjoyed only when anchored during the day; it is fully integrated with the main deck saloon so it can be used day or night,” he added.

Elsewhere, the “palatial” master cabin leads forward to the 9.5 metre “flying pool”. This glass-bottomed pool allows light to be reflected through the water and fall into the lounge and gym on the deck below. Another pool is found aft of the bridge deck.

Tankoa sales and marketing manager Giuseppe Mazza described the “flying pool” as “a visionary idea”.

He added: “I am very happy, after many years of acquaintance, to be able to collaborate on such a prestigious project with Alberto Mancini. Despite his young age, I consider him to be one of the leading yacht designers in the world.”

On the main deck, the main saloon and dining room provide 118 sqm of living space. The deck also accommodates four guest cabins, a semi-open foredeck lounge and a gym, with a VIP suite at the bow.

The 1,515GT interior is bedecked with soft fabrics, silk upholstery and warm oak parquet flooring and nubuck suede.

Aside from the beach club, the lower deck is dedicated to crew and service areas, including a galley and crew mess.

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