Olokun, the third hull of Tankoa’s 50m All-Aluminium series, has been delivered to its owners.
The yacht was sold in March 2020. This project started on spec. and was designed by Francesco Paszkowski, like her two sister ships Bintador and Vertige, which were also based on platform S501. The owner of Olokun came aboard at a late stage, but the shipyard wanted to offer him a lot of flexibility, so two main layout changes were added – the main deck aft is dedicated exclusively to an enormous lounge for relaxation, with the dining room on the upper deck, while the forward master stateroom features a private study that can be converted into an extra en-suite cabin. The interior decor was designed by Casadio Miami.
Another novelty is the distinctive black hull and metallic grey superstructure that amplify the already sleek line of the yacht. Dark hulls can absorb the sun rays and overheat, but in order to satisfy the owner’s request and achieve optimal results, Tankoa has the highest performance coatings available, which reduce the temperature of the metal hull by as much as 10°C.
Olokun can reach a top speed of 17.5 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots.
Tankoa was founded in 2007 and began production in 2008. A true “boutique shipyard”, focused on building semi-custom and custom constructions 45-meter and up.
Camper & Nicholsons, Karatas Yacht Design and Arkin Pruva have announced that the new build project of the 42.5m Explorer Ice Class, due for delivery in 2022, has been upgraded to the latest IMO gas emission regulations.All parties worked together to ensure the new build’s machinery meets the latest IMO requirements, specifically when it comes to NOx SOx Tier III gas emission. The Arkin Pruva Explorer yacht will, therefore, be equipped with the latest 2021 MAN engines fitted with SCR exhausts at no extra cost to the buyer. The additional cost was kindly absorbed by the shipyard, Arkin Pruva, to keep the total budget under €10 million.As a result, the entire engine room had to be redesigned by Karatas Yacht Design in order to accommodate the new engines and additional equipment to stay within the environmental regulations stipulated in the latest IMO requirements. The Explorer Ice Class will be RINA Ice Class D certified. Credits: Camper & Nicholsons
January 28, 2021
Following the delivery of the 50m Olokun to her new owner at the end of last year, Tankoa has released the first running images of the full-aluminium yacht. Olokun was photographed on the way to the Côte d'Azur, where she will spend her first season. Olokun began life as an on-spec project that was sold and project-managed by Camper & Nicholsons. With exterior and interior design by Francesco Paszkowski and decor by Casadio Miami, the interior layout is similar to her 50m predecessors Bintador and Vertige. Her distinctive black hull, however, is unique and was created using a high-performance coating that reduces the temperature of the metal in sunlight by up to 10°C. “For me it was a great pleasure to participate in the completion and delivery of Olokun while respecting the established deadlines, despite the serious pandemic that has hit the whole world,” says Vincenzo Poerio, CEO of Tankoa Yachts. “Western Liguria is full of successful shipyards dedicated to refit, but Tankoa is the only yard in this economic sector that has new-build superyacht construction as its core business. I’m convinced that, by working with local authorities, we will be able to grow Tankoa more and more until it becomes a point of reference in the global superyacht market.” Two more 50m projects are currently being built at the Tankoa facility in Genoa, and the company is further looking to acquire the Cantieri di Pisa brand and shipyard.Tankoa was founded in 2007 and began production in 2008. A true “boutique shipyard”, focused on building semi-custom and custom constructions 45-meter and up.Credits: Emanuele Carmassi/Tankoa
January 27, 2021
At first, the expected delivery date was 2021, but the shipyard has moved it to 2022. Rainbow II is a classical 51m sloop. She began her life in the Netherlands prior to the hull being purchased by Turquoise Yachts. Her exterior and naval architecture were made by Dykstra Design. The main deckhouse salon will provide guests with sweeping views all around, while the adjacent main cockpit offers a cozy place to enjoy the sailing and ample space for al fresco dining. The modern sloop rig results in efficient sailing performance using modern technology to ensure easy and safe handling of the sails. A side-boarding platform allows easy access to the sea and tender boarding.The elegant interior with mahogany walls was made by DeVos deVries. Her layout contains five guest cabins and four cabins for a crew of nine. The outfitting will begin soon, so more details are to come. Turquoise was established in 1997 by two leaders of the Turkish boat building industry: Proteksan Yachts Inc. and Turquoise Yacht Construction. After launching the 50m M/Y Turquoise (now called Double Trouble), 20 other megayachts ranging from 40m to 77m in length have since been delivered to an international roster of clients from the United States, United Kingdom, Europe and Russia. Credits: Turquoise Yachts
January 27, 2021
The 60m yacht has begun her journey from Poland to the Amels facility in the Netherlands for outfitting. Amels 60, featuring hybrid power and propulsion technology, has an Espen Oeino exterior design. The model has become the second collaboration with Oeino for the yard, following the 78m Amels Full Custom, which is now under construction for delivery in 2021. Winch Design was appointed by the owner to create the bespoke interiors of this first Amels 60 hull. It’s the third Amels new-build yacht for the owner. The Amels 60 interior layout sleeps up to twelve guests in six comfortable cabins and thirteen crew members. With a cruising speed of 13 knots, she can reach 4,500 nautical miles. Her top speed is 15.5 knots. The yacht is now under construction for delivery in spring 2022.Damen Yachting, a division within the Damen Shipyards Group, was created in 2019. The division combines the pedigree and heritage of Amels yachts with a growing portfolio of SeaXplorer yachts and Yacht Support vessels.Credits: Amels
January 27, 2021
Pershing 8X came out on top at the virtual Motor Boat Awards 2021 ceremony in the Custom Yachts category, based on meticulous performance tests and sea trials. Measuring 25.55m in length and 5.86m in width, Pershing 8X is a result of the collaboration between Fulvio De Simoni, the Ferretti Group’s Product Strategy Committee led by Mr. Piero Ferrari, and the Group Engineering Department. Built from carbon fibre to be lighter, faster and have better mileage, Pershing 8X has sleek, sporty lines, underscored by classic Pershing features like the impressive side wings and the aerodynamic profile of the sun deck. On-board comfort offers a system that integrates propulsion control with manoeuvring, navigation and monitoring systems. With this model, piloting a Pershing even at high speed and without the support of a captain is an entertaining and exciting experience.The Ferretti Group, led by Chief Executive Officer Alberto Galassi, is now one of the world’s leaders in the construction and sale of luxury yachts and pleasure vessels with a unique portfolio of brands: Ferretti Yachts, Riva, Pershing, Itama, Mochi Craft, CRN, Custom Line and Wally. Credits: Ferretti Group
January 26, 2021