Tankoa announces plans to build 50m hybrid yacht

During the 2017 Monaco Yacht Show, Italian yard Tankoa Yachts revealed plans of new 49.9m hybrid superyacht, named Project Elettra.

This all-aluminium MYC and LY3-compliant yacht is due to launch in 2019 as Tankoa hull number S502 — making her the sister-ship to Vertige, which was on display in Port Hercules during the 2017 show. 

Design studio Francesco Rogantin has been confirmed for Elettra’s interior design, while Francesco Paszkowski will take on her exteriors.

Her 9.4m beam gives her a spacious interior while remaining under the 500GT mark, including accommodation for up to 12 guests across six cabins, and an owner’s suite with walk-in wardrobe and fold-out balconies. 

Three double cabins and two twin cabins for guests are situated on the lower deck, along with four crew cabins, while the captain’s cabin can be found on bridge deck.  

Additional features on board include a superyacht beach club back aft, a side-loading tender garage and a sundeck Jacuzzi. 

Project Elettra will be powered by diesel-electric powerplant, which comprises a pair of 1,200hp MTU 8V4000 M54 engines and a 292KW battery bank for a transatlantic range of 3,400 nautical miles at 12 knots.  

In full-diesel mode, Project Elettra will be capable of a top speed of 18 knots, while the full-electric mode will allow for silent cruising at eight knots.

Other superyacht projects currently under development at the Italian yard include the 72-metre Tankoa S701, which is due to hit the water next year.

For more information, visit Tankoa Yachts.