Today we were treated to a build update from Tankoa Yachts in Genoa, who have been working feverishly on the follow-up to the popular SUERTE. Having been signed in late 2016 it has been non-stop for this new build project team, as the latest vessel is due to be unveiled at the Monaco Yacht Show in 2018. Tankoa Yachts have wasted no time here, and it’s already easy to see S701 is going to be an absolute beauty once she’s done. The build is designed by Francesco Paszkowski, leaving little doubt that she will be envied on the water. As 2018 still feels painfully far-away here are a few of our favourite features so far.

Outdoor entertainment: forward and aft

The main deck aft section has a generous pool and jacuzzi area which will transform into an outdoor cinema for evening entertainment, viewable from the pool itself or from one of the expansive sofas. Tankoa’s S701 is truly a vessel designed for entertaining family and friends.

Additionally, the owner has opted for another jacuzzi pool which sits up forward, overlooking the bow. This would be a beautiful place to get away from it all and enjoy a quiet moment watching the sunset…

The 100m Beach Club

If that doesn’t tickle your fancy then there’s more! The Italian shipbuilder is currently in the thick of completing a notably huge beach club on S701, complete with a fold out terrace, a hammam and a sauna; as well as a superyacht gym for anyone looking to pump some iron. Such a large area has been made possible due to the sheer size of the hull, which the designers have been able to maximise in order to cram in some incredible features, that arguably you’d expect to find on much larger boats of 100m+…

Take in your surroundings, with a glass or two…

The 3rd Deck (or wheelhouse deck) will be fitted with a massage room and hair salon, but crucially in the main guest saloon area, floor-to-ceiling windows will help capture the spectacular views in a dedicated observation space. Complete with a baby grand piano, where could be nicer to spend a relaxed moment or two after dinner? There is, of course, a bar here too so there’s never really a need to leave.

Arrive in Style

If you MUST arrive by helicopter then worry-not, the helipad will be ready and waiting for your visit, no doubt with champagne on ice and a bevvy of pristine stewards to assist with your luggage. Tankoa and Paszkowski have collaborated on a product here that oozes luxury and style. And the formula has obviously worked; the owner is already chomping at the bit to get going with S801, as soon as all the technical studies are completed and the shipyard is ready to initiate construction.

Tankoa Sales Director Michel Karsenti was quick to point out that recent successes at the company have been largely down to an experienced team:

“This is truly a one-of-a-kind deal. The client is familiar with Paszkowski, knows us and knows Albert McIlroy, the build engineer/owner’s rep who was in charge of following the build of S693 Suerte as well as S501 Vertige. Albert having been involved in lots of North European new builds his views on Tankoa’s capacities and commitment to build the best the Italian yachting industry can offer was a true endorsement for the buyer. The Suerte “case study” that was not only an extremely successful charter yachts having achieved a 16-weeks charter during the 2016 summer and sold right after, surely helped closing this deal.”

This is what progress looks like…

It’s always interesting to see a boat mid-build as you get a true sense of the hard work that goes into projects like this over a matter of years. Take a look at some of these shots, taken from inside the build shed.

Looking down the starboard side: can you see where the life-ring goes?

An engine room with no engines!

A view of the sundeck aft: can you imagine it with teak?

Plenty of insulation: how massive is that TV going to be?!

All renders by Paszkowski Design

All images by Tankoa Yachts

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