– Tankoa’s new­est cre­ation, S501 Ver­tige is the ideal com­bi­na­tion of lux­ury and per­for­mance

Tankoa is a one of its kind bou­tique ship­yard with a mul­ti­cul­tural ap­proach to yachts con­struc­tion. Their new­est cre­ation, S501 Ver­tige en­twines per­for­mance with lux­ury

MillionaireAsia India - - Contents - By Kanika San­dal

In an edgy con­tem­po­rary font that nds har­mony with the chis­elled ex­te­rior lines, em­bla­zoned across the sculpted tran­som of Tankoa’s sec­ond de­liv­ery is the French word ‘Ver­tige’. From the owner’s mother tongue, it trans­lates to ‘a fear of heights’ in English, but for the spec­ta­tors, it ap­pears to be some­thing of a mis­nomer for a ship­yard that is con­sis­tently scal­ing new heights. All set to make her ofcial de­but at the Monaco Yacht Show 2017, Tankoa S501 Ver­tige rep­re­sents quin­tes­sence of the re­sult be­tween a high-qual­ity builder and a mar­ket­ing and sales or­gan­i­sa­tion that was in daily con­tact with yacht own­ers, cap­tains and sur­veyor. The S501 Ver­tige is a full dis­place­ment ves­sel boast­ing a per­fectly bal­anced and uid timeless de­sign which has been su­perbly penned by multi-award win­ning Francesco Paszkowski, with naval ar­chi­tec­ture by Mas­simo Vis­i­belli.

With an earnest­ness to achieve a de­sign that will not look like what is cur­rently of­fered in the mar­ket, Tankoa’s man­age­ment team has worked in close col­lab­o­ra­tion with Francesco Paszkowski to cre­ate the most beau­ti­ful 50-me­tre yacht ever build un­der 500 GRT. The Tankoa Ver­tige S501 is built en­tirely in alu­minum light al­loy 5083, care­fully mon­i­tored by the project man­ager and builder en­gi­neer Al­bert McIl­roy, the owner’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive. The in­te­ri­ors, as per client’s re­quest, are de­signed by Francesco Paszkowski De­sign Stu­dio in co­op­er­a­tion with Margherita Casprini and reect a “mod­ern but warm” at­mos­phere.

Ver­tige’s in­te­rior liv­ing is gen­er­ously laid out over three spa­cious decks. Her main deck of­fers a large salon area with for­mal din­ing for­ward. The in­te­rior sleeps up to 12 guests in six rooms, in­clud­ing a mas­ter suite, one VIP state­room, three

dou­ble cab­ins and one twin cabin. The yacht also fea­tures a gi­gan­tic aft deck and ybridge. Of­fer­ing am­ple op­tions for entertainment and leisure like a gym, home cin­ema, Ver­tige’s im­pres­sive leisure and entertainment fa­cil­i­ties make her the ideal char­ter yacht for so­cial­is­ing and en­ter­tain­ing with fam­ily and friends. Timeless styling, beau­ti­ful fur­nish­ings and sump­tu­ous seat­ing fea­ture through­out to cre­ate an el­e­gant and com­fort­able at­mos­phere.

Tak­ing ac­count of the per­for­mance of the lux­u­ri­ous ves­sel, Ver­tige has re­ported ex­cel­lent re­sults fol­low­ing sea tri­als, reach­ing top speeds of 16kt at 60 per­cent load – about 33,000 litres of fuel and more than 20,000 litres of water. While per­for­mance is usu­ally mea­sured in calm seas and 5kt of wind, ac­tual sea tri­als took place with over a me­tre of waves and a choppy sea with northerly wind gusts of up to 30kt. This semi-cus­tom S501 semi-dis­place­ment yacht also fea­tures ‘at an­chor sta­bilis­ers’ which work at zero speed, in­creas­ing on­board com­fort at an­chor and in rough waters. Ver­tige has demon­strated ex­cel­lent han­dling even when the sta­bilis­ers were not en­abled, by es­tab­lish­ing an ex­cep­tional sta­bil­ity. It can achieve a top speed of 16 knots and a cruis­ing speed of 12 knots, thanks to her twin MTU 8V400054R diesel en­gines.

Since its in­cep­tion, Tankoa Yachts’ busi­ness plan is based on a new phi­los­o­phy of yacht con­struc­tion. From low sound to an ex­tra­or­di­nary high per­for­mance to power ra­tio, Ver­tige is yet another tes­ta­ment to the Tankoa ship­yard’s in­ex­orable rise.

Ver­tige has demon­strated ex­cel­lent han­dling even when the sta­bilis­ers were not en­abled, by es­tab­lish­ing an ex­cep­tional sta­bil­ity

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