M/Y Kinda is the fourth hull in Tankoa’s successful 50-meter all-aluminum series designed by Francesco Paszkowski, and the second with hybrid propulsion. Delivered to her proud owners in June 2022 and officially presented to the public during the Monaco Yacht Show 2022, she was recently featured in a comprehensive photo shoot of her exterior and interior.
“M/Y Kinda was a great success during MYS 22,” says Giuseppe Mazza, Tankoa’s sales manager. “Her large spaces, fantastic interior design, stunning forward pool, and hybrid propulsion make her the perfect yacht aboard which the owner can collect unforgettable moments while enjoying the cruise with family and friends…as it really happened! Owner satisfaction is our primary goal and KINDA has exceeded our expectations.”
Kinda has the same low, graceful profile as its predecessors, but it additionally has a 5,000-liter pool positioned on the foredeck. Paszkowski’s exterior design, Tankoa’s own high build quality, and the possibility of installing hybrid propulsion were all key factors in the owners’ decision to purchase the design, construction of which had been started on spec by the shipyard.
“Kinda is the result of joint work between the shipyard, the owner and our studio: a yacht really built, step by step, all together,” says Francesco Paszkowski. “Even the exteriors have been customized while maintaining the main design features of the 50-meter series. These include the vertical bow, which allows the interior volume to be increased to 496GT, the generous stern platform, and the large windows that provide continuity between interior and exterior.”
With six guest cabins, including a full-beam VIP suite and a master stateroom on the main deck forward, the interior layout has been tailored to the needs of the owners and the lifestyle on board.
A distinguishing feature is the majestic main staircase with wooden steps supported by a polished stainless steel center post and railing.
Also on the lower deck are the beach club and a tender garage with a side launching and hauling system aft, while crew quarters and facilities located forward include a pro-spec galley and dining area.
Outdoor areas include a large number of sofas on the main deck aft, the lounge and swimming pool forward, a dining room capable of serving all guests on the upper deck aft, and the large sundeck equipped with sundecks forward, as well as an outdoor kitchen, pop-up tables, and sun loungers.
“Created in collaboration with Margherita Casprini, the interior design reflects the owner’s desire for a contemporary and refined environment,” Paszkowski continues. “The consistent style is based on natural materials, glossy and matte finishes, soft and harmonious color shades for fabrics, and contrasting dark hues for some furnishings.”
Brushed oak was used for the flooring, while the ceiling tiles are lacquered in light tones. Leather panels in various shades of gray with highlighted joints were chosen for the walls. In the owner’s apartment and VIP suite the headboards are upholstered in soft nubuck and combined with dark grained leather, while in the four guest cabins on the lower deck they are in dark brown leather.
Other natural materials used include the champagne-colored leather covering the chaise longue in the main salon and the dark brown leather of the blinds and chaise longue on the upper deck. Sofas, armchairs, ottomans and coffee tables are by Minotti, the chairs by Gallotti & Radice, and the outdoor furniture is by Kettal and Talenti.
Botticino sandblasted marble enriches the bathroom floors, while the play of brown, bronze, and black streaks of Saint Laurent Velvet and Velvet Brown marble in matte or high-gloss finishes embellish the bathroom walls. Bathroom mirrors have also been offered in smoky and havana shades to blend with the colors of the floors and walls.
Kinda’s hybrid propulsion is based on the experience gained aboard Bintador, but this time developed in collaboration with MAN and Siemens to provide three cruising modes: diesel-mechanical, diesel-electric, and all-electric. The yacht is totally silent in zero-emission or battery mode and in diesel-electric mode. It is thus possible to anchor at night without noise or emissions from the generators.
In addition, by selecting the appropriate sailing mode, fuel consumption can be reduced while extending the maintenance time of the systems, especially the generators. Last but not least, the environmentally friendly nature of hybrid propulsion means that its owners can access protected areas forbidden from other yachts.
(50m M/Y Kinda: style and elegance for Tankoa’s second hybrid model – barchemgazine.com – April 2023)