Tankoa Launches New All-Aluminium 50m Olokun

By Jenna Mehdi

The highly anticipated 50m all-aluminium superyacht M/Y Olokun has been launched by Tankoa Yachts.

The third hull of Tankoa’s S501 features exquisite exterior design by Francesco Paszkowsk and interiors by Casadio Miami/London. 

Launched this weekend from the boutique yard in Genoa, the S501 series has been finetuned and perfected to a new standard of technical and aesthetic prowess on M/Y Olokun.

With a semi-displacement hull, Olokun is powered by a conventional diesel propulsion to reach top speeds of 17.5 knots and cruising speeds of 14 knots.

She features a similar layout to the previous launches in the range, including fold-down balconies in the owner’s suite on the forward main deck, a side-loading tender garage in the stern and spacious beach club. 

Olokun’s design does feature two important adaptations though. The main deck aft is dedicated entirely to a large and spacious lounge, with the dining room on the upper deck. Meanwhile, the forward master stateroom comes equipped with a private study which can also be converted into an extra ensuite cabin. 

“S501 hull n.3 was started on spec and the owner came into the project quite late during construction,but as a boutique shipyard we wanted to offer him maximum flexibility to tailor the yacht to his personal needs,” Vincenzo Poerio, CEO of Tankoa Yachts, released in a statement. “The second cabin connected to his own suite on the main deck is a good example. It meant cutting a hole in the bulkhead and re-routing all the wiring so his private office could be converted into a cabin.”

Olokun boasts a distinctive black hull and metallic grey superstructure, on special request of the owner. To circumvent any issues around overheating associated with the darkness of the hull, Tankoa applied high-performance coatings which effectively reduce the temperature of the metal hull by as much as 10°C. 

Now she has hit the water, Olokun will proceed to undergo full testing of her systems and interior outfitting, prior to sea trials and final delivery at the end of November.  

"We wanted to deliver a finished product that surpasses expectations and the end result is spectacular."

Vincenzo Poerio, CEO of Tankoa Yachts

"We wanted to deliver a finished product that surpasses expectations and the end result is spectacular."

Vincenzo Poerio, CEO of Tankoa Yachts
By Jenna Mehdi
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