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NEW TANKOA PROJECTS IN BUILD ON SPEC

Following the success of 50-metre Vertige (S501) and the rapid sale of her hybrid-powered sister-ship S502 Elettra, the yard has decided to invest in new speculative builds, confirming the high interest from the market regards this range.

The construction work has already started at Tankoa metal work facility in La Spezia on two all-aluminium 50-metre projects, sister-ships to S501 project, that was officially unveiled at the last Monaco Yacht Show, with exterior design by Francesco Paszkowski. Both yachts will be available for delivery for the 2020 summer season.

S501

“Building on spec represents a major investment even for a financially strong, debt free shipyard, but it makes strategic sense by reducing the delivery time,” says Edoardo Ratto, General Manager at Tankoa. “Many owners are not interested in the first 6-8 months it takes to build the hull and superstructure, but they do want to be involved in the layout and interior décor, and in the choice of features and equipment, which can be decided when the metal work is already well advanced.”

S501

The two new, sub-500GT superyachts (S501 Hull#5 and S502 Elettra Hull#6) replicate the dynamic yet graceful exterior styling of their predecessors and are based on the same naval architectural platform. Prospective clients will be able to tailor both the interiors and exterior layout to suit their own preferences.

S502 Elettra

Hull#5 will be powered with conventional diesel propulsion, whereas Hull#6 will come with a hybrid propulsion package developed in collaboration with Diesel Center in La Spezia. Like her sister ship, she will have four flexible propulsion modes: diesel-electric, full electric, traditional diesel and fullspeed mode.

S502 Elettra model, the second 50 meter currently in build, also began as an on-spec project but was quickly sold to a European owner last April.

S502 Elettra

S502 Elettra model, the second 50 meter currently in build, also began as an on-spec project but was quickly sold to a European owner last April.

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