“We understood each other immediately with Enrico and it was a pleasure to develop this project together,” says Giuseppe Mazza, Tankoa sales and marketing manager. “With the T680 we continue to expand the range of Tankoa yachts in order to offer the market an ever-increasing choice of unique projects. Like her namesake, the T680 Fenice is a triumph of poise, rhythm and grace.”
A follow-up to Tankoa’s 50 metre series, the T680 Fenice is named in honour of the grand Fenice opera house in Venice, Gobbi’s home city. “We wanted to make a connection to the beauty of Venice,” said Mazza.
The design certainly feels like a stage for entertainment, with a 100 square metre lower aft deck beach club – ripe for a party – holding a massive infinity pool with a glass-covered portion that creates a spectacular walkway. Up in the main saloon, meanwhile, a large bar centres the aft end.
As well as a massive walk-in wardrobe, the 90 square metre forward owner’s cabin boasts panoramic views through multiple floor-to-ceiling windows that open on to a private terrace and a spa pool, with a helipad further forward on the bow.
There are also vast floor-to-ceiling windows in the main saloon and Mazza notes the “height of windows and how clear the views are throughout the boat”. The design has focused on smoothing the transition between inside and outside spaces and allowing guests to enjoy an al fresco feeling whether they are inside or outside. The sculptural exterior, meanwhile, is inspired by automotive and aeronautical design.
“I believe that superyacht projects of this size have to be distinctive,” says Gobbi, as well as “born from a blank sheet of paper, developed and built to the highest quality standards, which Tankoa has already proven itself able to do.”
“Today we have three positions, now we are extending to five,” said Vincenzo Poerio, CEO of Tankoa, who is expecting the yard to take on more projects, with the expansion due to be completed by the end of 2024.