Inside Tankoa's First Yacht Under 50m
Published: Tuesday, 07 July 2020
Italian yacht builder Tankoa has announced the T450, the brand’s first yacht under 50 metres.
The 45-metre vessel clocks in at 405GT, and extends Tankoa’s superyacht range into the realm of more compact vessels. She offers six full-size cabins, hybrid propulsion and comprehensive tech specifications. Design is by Giorgio M Cassetta, a luxury superyacht design studio based in Rome.
“Building on the extraordinary success of our 50-metre platform with Bintador and Vertige already delivered and two more in build, the T450 confirms Tankoa’s drive to build yachts below 500GT that are designed with a big boat mentality and quality,” says Giuseppe Mazza, Tankoa sales manager. “This new 45-metre model has been designed to provide maximum flexibility, and in terms of interior and exterior space, it feels like a much larger vessel.”
Built with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, the exterior design of the T450 offers many Tankoa hallmarks, but adds vertical architecture to the superstructure and window shapes, balanced by clean horizontal lines. She can accommodate 12 guests in six cabins, including a full-beam owner’s stateroom and a VIP suite on the main deck forward, as well as four en-suite cabins on the lower deck.
“When Tankoa asked us to prepare a proposal for the new T450, our instinct was to go through our past experience with yachts of similar and larger volume to come up with a precise vision of what had to be in the design,” says Giorgio Cassetta. “The yacht packs some amazing real estate and amenities while presenting an elegant styling that is intentionally free of any useless decoration. The interior design enjoys ample uninterrupted spaces, warmed by the usage of marine materials and earthy hues. The construction criteria and rich specification will make the T450 a truly unique offer in this size range.”
An open-plan dining room/main salon with full-height glazing overlooks the sweeping, open aft deck, which recalls the design of some super sailing yachts. This vast terraced area functions as an open-air beach club with a glass-fronted pool at its centre flanked by staircases down to the water-level swim platform. But the flexible design provides alternative layout solutions, such as aft-facing seating on the lower level and a large bar unit on the upper level.
The spacious sundeck offers the option of another pool, sunbeds, shaded dining area, a forward bar with sofa seating and a dayhead.
The bridge deck offers more al fresco dining for a full complement of guests and a sky lounge that can function as a media room. There is another generous lounging/social area on the open foredeck in front of the wheelhouse, where the guest tender and rescue render are stowed.
In addition to the guest cabins on the lower deck, there is a large lazarette in the stern, the galley and crew dinette, extra cold storage, laundry and accommodation for eight crew members plus the captain on the bridge deck with direct access to the wheelhouse.
The T450 can be fitted with hybrid propulsion to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, as well as keep noise and vibration to a minimum.
Length overall: 45m
Draft (full load): 2.40m
GRT: 405 GT
Displacement: max 410 tons
Engines: 2 x MAN D2862L (1,429 HP at 2,300 rpm)
Propulsion: Twin shaft propellers
Generators: 2 x 116 ekW Northern Lights
Stabilisers: Zero Speed 2 x Naiad 525 – 2.94 m2
Fuel Capacity: 55,000 lt
Max Speed (half load): 15 Knots
Cruise Speed: 14 Knots
Range (eco speed 10 knots): 4,000nm