Fourth 50m Tankoa Hybrid Superyacht Nears Completion
Italian shipyard Tankoa is nearing the completion of its 4th all-aluminium 50m hybrid superyacht, with delivery scheduled for February 2022.
Designed by Francesco Paszkowski, this if the 4th hull in Tankoa’s successful 50-metre series. The superyacht features 6 guest cabins, including a full-beam VIP suite and master stateroom on the main deck forward.
Hull 4 boasts signature design features that have been a hallmark of her predecessors, such as the low-rise, graceful exterior lines. She has the additional benefit of a 5,000-litre capacity pool on the foredeck.
S501 builds on the experience of Bintador’s hybrid propulsion, with this new project developed in collaboration with MAN and Siemens to offer three cruising modes: diesel-mechanical, diesel-electric, and full-electric.
“I am very happy and proud with the relationship that exists between the owner’s family and the shipyard’s technical department,” says Tankoa CEO Vicenzo Poerio. “The enthusiasm with which the owner’s family is tackling this new project is contagious. Working together, we’ve been able to satisfy all the customer’s needs in terms of layout and décor, and I’m confident that when the yacht is delivered he will be fully satisfied.”
Andrea Parodi, head of Tankoa’s technical department, highlighted the distinct advantages of hybrid propulsion, commenting: “In our opinion, the benefits for the owner of a hybrid yacht are mainly relevant to the comfort on boar. In zero-emission or battery mode and diesel-electric mode the yacht is very silent. With the proper amount of battery power, it’s also possible to be at anchor at night with no noise or emissions from the generators.”
The varied cruising modes allow for a reduction in fuel consumption while also extending the servicing time of the machinery. The yacht’s eco credentials also allow the owner to access protected areas that other yachts are not able to.
The fifth hull of the S501 series recently arrived at Tankoa’s facilities in Genoa, halfway through her construction phase. The fifth unit will have a traditional propulsion and is scheduled for delivery in summer 2023.
"I am very happy and proud with the relationship that exists between the owner’s family and the shipyard’s technical department"