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Tankoa Launches S501 Superyacht Olokun

2020-09-14By Miranda Blazeby

Tankoa’s 50 metre all-aluminium superyacht S501, now named Olokun, has been launched.

The yacht, which is the third hull in Tankoa’s 50 metre series following the deliveries of Bintador and Vertige, was launched in Genoa on September 12. 

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Interior outfitting will now take place ahead of the yacht's sea trials and final delivery at the end of November. 

Started on spec, Olokun was sold in March 2020 and features a striking black hull and metallic grey superstructure. 

Designed by Francesco Paszkowski, Olokun features a layout largely the same as the two sisterships but with two main differences. The main deck aft will be wholly dedicated to a large lounging area while the forward master cabin will feature a private lounge that can be converted into an extra ensuite cabin.

Speaking about the alteration, Tankoa chief executive Vincenzo Poerio said:  “S501 hull number three was started on spec and the owner came into the project quite late during construction, but as a boutique shipyard we wanted to offer him maximum flexibility to tailor the yacht to his personal needs."

Poerio described the master cabin as "a good example".

"It meant cutting a hole in the bulkhead and re-routing all the wiring so his private office could be converted into a cabin."

The interior decor meanwhile has been designed by Casadio Miami.

Power will come from conventional diesel propulsion for a top speed of 17.5 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots.