Tankoa has revealed a new rendering of its 80-metre (262-foot) S801 flagship as the project nears completion at the Italian yard.
First introduced in 2014 as a design concept, the restyled S801 is based on the same 80-metre platform as before, with a 13.5-metre beam and a volume of approximately 2,500GT. Tankoa has worked closely with designer Francesco Paszkowski to deliver a more contemporary and balanced profile in-keeping with the brand’s current market outlook.
Inspiration for S801’s exterior styling, which appears to float between the sea and sky like sails in the wind, came after Paszkowski studied famous Italian tall ship Amerigo Vespucci; the various deck levels appear suspended, breaking up the superstructure and giving the impression of airiness and lightness.
Accommodation is for up to 12 guests split across a grand-master suite and five VIP cabins. Tankoa states that internal development, as with all of its projects, is subject to change according to each individual client’s lifestyle.
Michel Karsenti, sales director at Tankoa, commented, “From the early stages of the project, the plan was to introduce a different approach to the market. In recent times we’ve seen a number of yacht designs that followed popular trends, only to look obsolete after just a couple of years.
“This project is very different. Our aim is to create something radically new based on the elegant design language of a classic sailing ship. The result will certainly be exciting but also timeless – an important consideration for any discerning owner looking to maximise the resale value of a valuable investment.”
Other projects currently under development at the Italian yard include the 70-metre S701, which is nearing completion ahead of her Monaco Yacht Show debut later this year.
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