Published: Thursday, 29 June 2017

Italian boutique shipyard Tankoa Yachts will officially debut its 50m S501 Vertige at the Monaco Yacht Show (September 27-30) after her charter season in the Mediterranean. The second unit of the shipyard was sold in February 2015 and this year witnessed her launch in February and delivery in May.

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(Photos: Tankoa Yachts - S501 Vertige)

The motoryacht’s concept and exterior are designed by Francesco Paszkowski, who also created the interior in cooperation with Margherita Casprini.

The first hull comes with a six-cabin layout: main deck full beam owner and VIP suite, two VIP and two guest cabins on the lower deck, gym, home cinema on the upper deck. She also boasts a 7m tender garage – two jet skis and rescue tender forward. Other amenities include floor to ceiling windows, foldout hydraulic terraces in the owner’s suite and on the aft deck.

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The aft deck is equipped with an oversized sun pad, a reversed deck saloon looking aft and a lateral 3m long foldout terrace to keep guests in contact with the sea. The main saloon is installed with floor to ceiling windows.

Vertige is built entirely in aluminium light alloy 5083. The vessel’s construction was followed the owner’s representative, Project Manager and Builder Engineer Albert Mcllroy, who has been responsible for supervising construction for a number of yachts worldwide.

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(Main saloon)

McIlroy said: “With S501, Tankoa Yachts has greatly improved their time schedule management and operation processes and they truly have a teutonic approach that often leaves me speechless for an Italian builder. I can say, after having supervised the construction of many yachts worldwide, not only the work pace and productivity at Tankoa are superior but it is also probably the first time I see the production schedule fully respected without altering the incredible flexibility that Tankoa is becoming known for.”

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(Front deck)

Vertige can reach a top speed of 16 knots at half load. Edoardo Ratto, General Manager of Tankoa Yachts, commented: “Since for the very first sea trails, which lasted about eight hours, were simply incredible. Vertige reached a top speed of 16.5 knots at 60% load (about 33,000 litres of fuel and more than 20,000 litres of water). S501 has a range of over 5,000 nautical miles at 12 knots, which really makes a difference when going for Atlantic crossings. There was no vibration at all and the decibel readings were inferior to contracted levels – in the owner’s suite and VIP cabin, levels were below 50 decibels.”

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(Master's suite)