Tankoa Yachts – the first boutique shipyard with a multicultural approach to yacht construction proudly announced the official debut of their new S501 M/Y Vertige at the 2017 Monaco Yacht Show from September 27th to the 30th.
The Tankoa S501Vertige represents the quintessential union between a highly qualified shipbuilder and a sales and marketing organization in daily contact with the owner, captain and consultant.
The Tankoa Yachts management team and Francesco Pazkowzki worked in close contact throughout the design of the S501. Here Pazkowski created the Vertige concept, developing the deck layout and exterior design, with the priority objective of creating for the owner a 50 meter long yacht under 500 gross tons with spatial characteristics and equipment that, in today’s international panorama, are usually only found on much larger yachts.
The entire layout was specifically designed to offer maximum freedom of movement for owners and guests, letting them move from deck to deck and from inside to outside without mixing with the crew, who use their own special paths while carrying out their duties.
The after area of the main deck includes an oversized sun-pad and a spacious open air lounge with bar, with twin three meter long extendable bulwarks to keep clients in close contact with the sea. The after area of the upper deck offers a dining zone seating up to 14 guests for alfresco meals and a wraparound sofa seating more than 20 with a disappearing TV screen, while the forward part hosts a solarium and open-air lounge, offering guests the maximum in privacy.
But what stands out most is the sundeck extension, featuring an uninterrupted view of the entire horizon from the open-air lounge and bar zone and including two solariums, one fitted with sunbeds while the second has it’s sunbeds surrounding the swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Descending to the aft part of the lower deck, directly overlooking the water from a folding platform, we find the beach club, with a bar zone and gym with shower and day toilet.
To complete the rich list of features offered on board the Tankoa S501 Vertige we have the garage and jet-ski storage area. The garage for the 7 meter main tender occupies the aft end of the lower deck, while the jet-ski storage area is forward on the main deck and also houses the second tender in addition to two jet-skis.
With only a few choice materials, an extremely high level of finishings and other elements chosen ad hoc, Francesco Paszkowski and Margherita Casprini have obtained inviting and elegant interiors, simple yet sophisticated. The yacht’s leit-motive is the constant balance between the teak and rosewood. Teak was used primarily with a bleached finish while the rosewood was chosen for some of the furniture; panelling and trim feature bronze, increasing the sensation of warmth.
Leather panels and flooring are plentiful on board, above all in the lobby and some of the cabins, while further panels of braided leather, in varying neutral tones of color, give a touch of unique-ness and rise to their role of small works of art.
A complete and panoramic vision of the seascape characterizes the main salon, thanks to intelligent retractable sidewalls ad hoc and full height windows. After the salon comes the dining area, with a table that can comfortably seat up to 12 guests.
Two VIP and two guest cabins are located amidships on the lower deck, each with it’s own private bathroom. The forward part of the lower deck hosts the crew quarters for up to eight crew; from here they can easily move from deck to deck and inside to out, without disturbing the guests, following the corridors specifically designed for their use. The same finish of teak from the other decks is used here and creates a luminous and inviting crew quarters.
Based on the specifics of the contract, top speed was to be 16 knots at half-load. The sea trial performance results for the 50 meter M/Y Vertige were supposed to have been carried out with a calm sea and in 5 knots of wind. The actual trails took place instead in a short 70cm chop and a strong northerly of 25 to 30 knots.