Work on the S501, the 5th project of the Tankoa fleet and third hull of the all-aluminum series, resumed at full speed after a slowdown caused by the forced lockdown in Italy.
The construction began on spec and the sale took place in March 2020: the S501 is the sister ship of Bintador and Vertige. Designed by Francesco Paszkowski, it has a layout very similar to its predecessors, but with two important differences: the aft area of the main deck is exclusively dedicated to the spacious lounge, with a dining area on the upper deck, while the forward owner’s cabin has a private lounge that can be converted into an additional cabin with bathroom.
“Although we were forced to stop work for two months, production is now running at full capacity,” explains Giuseppe Mazza, Tankoa Sales Manager. “Construction is 75% complete and we are making up for the lost time. The aim is to have the yacht delivered by the end of the year so that the owner can use it in the Caribbean. I would like to add that we have resumed the activity by implementing all the new government protocols and we put the health of our workers first, without any possibility of compromise”.
A striking black hull with a metallic grey superstructure will stand out on the new S501. The painting of the sides has been completed and the shipyard plans to finish varnishing the entire yacht in mid-June. The exclusive interior design by Casadio Miami, an American studio with experience in the residential, aeronautical, and nautical sectors, will begin shortly.
The other work on board the tri-deck will remain the completion of the on-board equipment, the piping, the final stages of insulation and soundproofing.
Powered by traditional diesel propulsion, the S501 will reach a top speed of 17.5 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots.
(Tankoa S501: construction of the third model enters the final stages – Barchemagazine.com – May 2020)