TANKOA S701 – 72-meter / 236’ SOLO
STEALED THE SHOW IN MONACO
TANKOA S701 – 72-meter / 236’ SOLO made her international debut at the Monaco Yacht Show
before her official delivery in November.
Sale date: September 2016
Launch date: August 2018
Delivery date: November 2018
Exterior Design: Francesco Paszkowski
Interior Design: Francesco Paszkowski / Margherita Casprini
Naval Architecture: Professor Ruggiero
TANKOA 72-METER/236’ SOLO, KNOWN AS S701, HAS NOW BEEN COMPLETED
Solo was exhibited at the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show where it’s already been announced by numerous
media as the star of the four-day event.
The yachts completed intensive dock trials and sea trials for over six weeks and has proven an
incredible technical achievement that definitely puts Tankoa Shipyard on the map of the world’s best
large, quality yacht builders.
Solo has just been awarded a Yachts Trophy for the most efficient large yacht, proving that Tankoa’s
objective to position itself as an Italian competitor to Northern Europe’s best builders is not a
dream but a fact!
After the Monaco Show, Solo will head back to Genova for its final detailing, fine-tuning and
handover to her owner, which is on schedule for November 15th. She will then make her maiden
voyage across the Atlantic to start her winter season between the Caribbean, Latin America and the
A TRUE TECHNICAL MARVEL
Tankoa 72-meter/236’ Solo is not only a gorgeous looking yacht designed for her exterior lines by
Francesco Paszkowski with interior by Paszkowski’s interior lead designer Margherita Casprini, she is
also one of the most technically advanced yachts in her category with hull design by Professor
A few numbers speak for themselves:
72 meters long and 11.60 meters wide, Solo is 1,600 GT with a displacement of 1,120 tons at half
load and 1,240 tons at full load.
Powered by twin Caterpillar 3516B main engines developing 1,825 kW, she is capable of 17.5 knots
At 10 knots, with one generator running, she burns a total of 195 liters per hour, providing a range
of 7,000 nautical miles.
At 15.7 knots, she burns 570 liters per hour for a range of over 4,000 nautical miles with a 10%
At her full speed of 17.5 knots, she still has over 3,000 nautical miles range with a 10% margin.
Tankoa 72-m/236’ Solo, apart from being one the most efficient yachts in recent history, is high tech,
eco-friendly and an incredibly well-equipped superyacht.
Like all yachts in the Tankoa range, she comes with independent rudder systems, in her case from
Rolls Royce, allowing manoeuvring in the tightest situations supported by a 200-kW Naiad hydraulic
The three Northern Lights generators, two 230 kW and one 155 kW, are equipped with HUG soot
burners to eliminate the usual black smoke stain on the sides of the hull and allow guests to enjoy all
the exterior aft decks as well as the beach club with open terraces with no odours than the sea and
The main engines are equipped with Eco Spray SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction), significantly
At Tankoa we think about the next generation, so the yacht is also equipped with a CO2 monitoring
system allowing the captain to constantly find the sweet spot in terms of speed to reduce emissions to
the minimum. Thus, the yacht is delivered with an Environmental Management Plan (EMP)
Solo has also been built according to the B5th rule requiring on fuel tanks that do not exceed 36-cubic
meters each and build structurally at 1/5th of the maximum beam from the hull sides. As a result, fuel
spillage risk is very limited in case of lateral collision.
As safety and comfort are paramount, she is equipped with lots of redundant equipment, including
two independent stabilizer power packs powering the four zero -peed fins of 3.6 square meters
The construction of Solo has been followed and classed by both Lloyds and RINA who granted a
paperless bridge certificate. The wheelhouse is also equipped with a semi-integrated Boening console.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION AND DESIGN HIGHLIGHTS
Solo has accommodation for 12 guests in six cabins, including the master suite on the gigantic
private owner’s deck, a VIP suite and four doubles (two of them convertible into twins) located on the
main deck to ensure total quietness.
In addition, the hair dressing/massage room and the owner’s study can also be converted into
additional cabins as they are both equipped with an en-suite bathroom.
The VIP and guest cabins offer astonishing sea views, thanks to unusually large windows.
The beach club, a key feature aboard Solo, is a spacious and welcoming area.
Equipped with sofas, bar, TV, bathroom, and an oversized glass-walled gym by Technogym with
fold-out terrace, it is also directly linked to the spa zone. The latter comes with a sauna, also fitted
with its own fold-out terrace, hammam and 5º Celsius chilled water shower.
The upper deck houses the paperless semi-integrated Boëning bridge with radio room, comfortable
captain’s cabin, and a hair dressing/massage room that can be converted into an additional cabin for a
bodyguard or an officer. The aft section of this deck features an enormous observation lounge with
almost floor-to-ceiling windows, 90” 4K QLED TV screen, baby grand piano, bar and bio-ethanol
The owner’s apartment features an owner’s study/media room.
The island bed is surrounded by full-height windows with 180° views, an overhead skylight and
direct access to two intimate outdoor terraces, shaded sun pads and a Bisazza mosaic-tiled, glasswalled
Jacuzzi. The owner will be able to arrive in style using the touch and go helideck aft (with a
4.5-ton certification, sufficient for most twin turbine helicopters, such as an Augusta 109), and has his
own Jacuzzi, bar, saloon, outdoor breakfast corner and day head with shower.
On the same deck, the owner can enjoy his own independent TV room, also convertible in an
additional cabin thanks to an additional bathroom.
The aft deck is equipped with a six-meter transversal swimming pool, sofas and a pop-up TV screen
recessed into the ceiling to turn this entire space into an outdoor cinema “room”.
Forward of the winter garden and reception desk/bar, the main deck houses a cinema lounge/library
that can be enclosed by an electric sliding glass panel, the dining room with its table for 16, and a
stabilized fish tank. The cut-down bulwarks with laminated glass panels allow for sea views while
The under lower deck is devoted to a laundry room, pump room, storage, garbage freezers, AC units
and technical spaces.
The central tender bay houses two custom-made 7.50-meter luxury tenders and extensive diving
equipment while most of the many toys are stored in the forward side garages.
ABOUT THE DESIGN AND DÉCOR
FPD Studio in cooperation with Margherita Casprini was given instructions by the owner, who
wanted interiors offering a strong contrast with the exterior.
He wanted something modern, minimalist and warm at the same time.
Another of his wishes was to the extensive use of natural materials assembled in a way that the décor
would offer great balance and modernity, while also being timeless and understated.
As a result, all the marble used in the yacht, with the exception of the onyx, has a satin finish. Most of
the wood is also satin finished while it is highlighted with high-gloss Macassar ebony.
The carpets are tailor-made for Solo and furniture tops are either satin Cappuccino marble imported
from Jaipur in Rajasthan, or natural hard leather panels with saddle stitching.
Main woods are: high gloss Macassar ebony, “fiammato grigio”, custom tinted grey oak and black
Ceilings are made of brushed aluminium panels, tinted grey oak and nubuck.
Stones are Forest Black Antique marble from France, Cappuccino marble from Rajasthan, Striato
Elegante Honed marble from India, and Pure White Onyx from Mexico.
Interior sofas, chairs and armchairs are from Fendi Casa.
Exterior sofas and seatings are from Kettal and Tribu.
Interior fixed ceiling lights are from Altraluce.
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Exterior fixed ceiling lights are from Palagi.
Loose light fixtures are from O Luce, Penta Light and Fontana Arte.
Bar stools are made in Italy by Cedrimartini.
All faucets are from Dornbracht (Germany).
Stairwell flooring is of white Onyx Cristallino while the walls are made of destressed oak sourced
from a 300-year-old farm in Norway.
Hammam marble is Calacatta from Tuscany.
The sauna wood has been sourced from a medieval castle in Finland.
QUOTE FROM MICHEL KARSENTI,
SALES & MARKETING DIRECTOR TANKOA YACHTS
“Internally, Solo has been a true challenge. Since the inception of the project we clearly expressed
our will to produce and deliver a boat that could compete head-to-head with the world’s best
builders, mostly from Holland and Germany. This ambition was impressed on all our engineers,
craftsmen and project managers almost every single day during the construction. Today, after having
extensively tested the boat, I can say with no doubt that we have achieved this ambition!
Solo is catapulting Tankoa to new heights and all the industry professionals who inspected her during
the construction and over the past few weeks were taken aback when they understood that we truly
deliver our promises.
In my position, facing clients and the brokerage community, it is paramount that my word and
promises to clients are not only delivered but surpassed.
No board meetings ended up without the reminder of how important it was to position Tankoa as the
highest quality builder in Italy. Today, seeing the interiors together with Francesco Paszkowski and
his team, I truly realize we simply have the best team a passionate builder could wish for.
Not only is Solo an astonishing looking yacht, she is the most efficient yacht I’ve ever been on. From
the total absence of vibration to her silence and performance, I am just thrilled and can’t wait to see
the reaction of clients during the show.”
QUOTE FROM ALBERT MCILROY, OWNER’S SURVEYOR AND REPRESENTATIVE
I really feel the shipyard is truly backed up by the experience of Tankoa’s managers and technical
office and the guys are raising the bar of quality and engineering yacht after yacht. Edoardo Ratto,
the General Manager, is also deeply involved in bringing the latest technologies on board and is
really giving me a hand with this.
Even more than Tankoa’s previous projects, I feel that everything is organized and timed to stick to
contractual delivery schedules. Time management and operation processes are paramount for the
team here and there is no room for improvisation, despite the great deal of flexibility they provide
when needed. As I tell my colleagues, working with Tankoa is like being in northern Europe, but you
also have the world’s best cuisine!”
QUOTE FROM FRANCESCO PASZKOWSKI, DESIGNER
Solo’s extra length compared to Suerte, the 69.40-meter yacht delivered three years ago on the same
technical platform, meant that more space could be devoted to the exterior and interior areas,
increasing the already generous volumes of key features such as the beach club, winter garden and
the guest spaces on the upper deck.
Lowering the hull bulwarks on the main deck further meant that the sea views from the main salon
could be improved.
The yacht was designed for both private use and charter purposes as requested by the owner. This
required continuity between the various social spaces, a precise but flexible division according to use,
good communication between the exterior and interior, and the rigorous use of architectural
The lower deck is devoted to crew accommodations and services, including the pro-spec galley. There
are also portside pantries on the main deck and upper decks to provide swift and efficient service on
every deck level. Naturally, the crew circulation is entirely separate from the guest areas.
The interior design was realised in collaboration with Margherita Casprini to perfectly reflect the
wishes of the owner. Dark and light shades have been carefully balanced to complement each other
and the discreet colour palette chosen for the soft furnishings. Both materials and finishes are
combined with painstaking attention to details and Made-in-Italy top brand names.”
SHORT GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
Hull type: Twin Screw Displacement Motor Yacht
Classification: Lloyd’s – RINA (MCA LY3)
Hull material: Steel/Stainless Steel
Project Engineer: Vincenzo Ruggiero / Tankoa Engineering
Exterior Designer: Francesco Paszkowski Design S.r.l. (Firenze)
Interior Designer: Francesco Paszkowski and Margherita Casprini
Length O.A.: 72.00 mt (236.22 foot)
Beam O.A.: 11.60 mt (38 foot 05 inches)
Draft: 3.38 mt (11 foot 08 inches)
Full displacement: 1,250 t Approx.
GRT: 1,600 GRT +.
Max. speed (1/2 load): 17.5 knots
Range at 12.5 knots: >6,000 Nm
Fuel: 162,000 liters
Fresh Water: 37,600 liters
Main engines: 2 x CAT 3516B
Maximum power: 2 x 1.825 kW
Propellers: Fixed Pitch propellers
Generators: 2 x 230 kW Northern Light 1×155 kW North. Light
Bow Thruster: Naiad, 200 kW
Stabilizing System: Naiad, Four 3.54 sq/m fins – Zero Speed
About TANKOA YACHTS
TANKOA Yachts is a project born late in 2008, thanks to a very competent team of managers and investors already involved in the yachting industry, and with a long professional history of successes. Since its inception, TANKOA Yachts’ business plan is based on a new philosophy of yacht construction. “Boutique Shipyard” are the most accurate words to describe TANKOA’s philosophy, a top-quality shipyard focused on yachts ranging mainly from 50 to 90 meters. Limited production, attention to details, use of the latest technologies, precision, rich specifications, ethics and emphasis on Italian building excellence are just a few of TANKOA’s values. TANKOA Yachts has opted for “a multi-cultural approach of yacht construction” by integrating various criteria. At TANKOA, the management team is proud to have successfully merged business ethics, high quality precision engineering, and Italian DNA in design and flexibility.
Two experienced and well-known professionals were deeply involved from the first steps of this fascinating industrial
history: world renowned and respected designer Francesco Paszkowski, and naval architect Professor Vincenzo Ruggiero.
They have been working together on the first two yachts of 70 and 72 meters, following TANKOA’s philosophy guidelines in yacht construction, based on total custom production where quality, exclusivity, precision and reliability are the main
focuses and continue on the next Tankoa Projects.
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