Italian shipyard Tankoa Yachts has launched its 72-metre (236-feet) superyacht Solo from its floating dock in Genoa.
The yacht will make her debut at the Monaco Yacht Show this September before being delivered to her owner in November. Until then, the yacht will remain at the shipyard to complete her fit out.
Almost 10 years in the making, she began life as a sister ship to the 69-metre (226-feet) Suerte, launched in 2015. While she is reminiscent of Suerte, Solo is three metres longer and has a larger volume at over 1,600GT.
Solo was designed inside and out by Francesco Paszkowski. Designed with charter in mind, she boasts a large beach club and winter garden, glass cut-outs in the bulwarks, a fully private owner’s deck, a helipad on the foredeck, a six-metre transverse swimming pool on the main deck aft and an oversized panoramic salon on the upper deck.
Michel Karsenti, sales director at Tankoa, commented, “As our largest build and third launch after Suerte and 50-metre Vertige, Solo represents a significant milestone for the shipyard and its future.”
“We see ourselves as an alternative between the typical Italian superyacht brands and northern European shipyards building to very high-quality specifications,” he added.
“We are above the average price of our Italian competitors, but you also have to consider that Solo’s technical specifications include [many cutting-edge features]. These were not special requests, but our standard specs. It can take years to get a client to commit, but it only takes one failure or wrong move to lose that client forever.”
According to Karsenti, it is possible that like the Suerte, the Solo is a stepping stone to building another larger project with Tankoa, possibly the 80-metre Silver Wings project by Francesco Paszkowski.
For more information, please visit Tankoa Yachts.