Tankoa prepares to launch S701 superyacht Solo
by Miranda Blazeby
The S701 follows on from the 69 metre Suerte, launched in 2015, and while the lines are reminiscent, Tankoa describes S701 as a "different animal".
Key differences from Suerte include an underwater exhaust, which has allowed the Tankoa Yachts team to create a more open main deck and sundeck. The transom area has been modified with a side staircase instead of the central staircase on Suerte, and the hull has been fitted with longer skegs. These changes should result in a longer waterline and a higher top speed of around 17.5 knots.
Just like its predecessor, S701's propulsion will come from a pair of 2,480hp Caterpillar 3516B diesel engines. S701 boasts an extra 200GT of interior space and her 162,000 litre fuel capacity will result in an estimated range in excess of 6,000 nautical miles when cruising at 12.5 knots.
Accommodation on board S701 is for 12 guests split across six cabins, including an owner's deck, a VIP suite and four doubles, two of which are convertible into twins. The private owner’s deck also includes a touch and go helideck aft while the exterior deck is equipped with its own Jacuzzi, bar, saloon, breakfast corner and day head. The owner’s apartment also features a study. Meanwhile, the crew quarters allows for a staff of up to 18 people.
Key features include a main deck winter garden, a six-metre aft-deck swimming pool, and a large superyacht beach club, complete with hammam. The upper deck saloon will provide multiple entertainment options with a 90-inch 4K television and a baby grand piano.
Tender storage is split between the foredeck and a side-loading garage, providing room for two 7.5 metre tenders, a rescue boat and a Jet Ski. Sold in December 2016, the S701 project will comply with LY3 and MCA standards.