Tue, Jul 18, 2017

Vertige to make world debut at Monaco

A 50-m superyacht built by Tankoa Yachts and designed by Francesco Paszkowski will make its world debut at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show in September.

Launched in February and delivered to her French owner in May, the Vertige is the first yacht to be built in Tankoa’s S501 series, and is currently being chartered in the Mediterranean.

In building the Vertige, Tankoa’s team worked in close collaboration with Paszkowski.

The brief was to build a 499-GRT yacht that would have amenities and features commonly found on much larger vessels while achieving a perfectly balanced, fluid and timeless design that will not look like what is currently offered on the market.

The owner also desired perfect circulation flows for owners and guests, providing them with the possibility to move from deck to deck and from inside to outside area without interfering with the crew, while at the same time giving the crew total freedom of movement to carry on with their tasks.

S501 hull N°1 is a six-cabin yacht that includes a main deck full beam Owner’s and VIP suite, two VIP and two guest cabins on the lower deck, gym, home cinema on the upper deck, a 7-m tender garage, two jet skis and rescue tender forward. 

Other amenities include floor-to-ceiling windows, foldout hydraulic terraces in the owner’s suite and on the aft deck increasing the already considerable available space.

Allowing permanent visual contact with the sea was one of the other tasks assigned to Paszkowski’s team. Interiors were designed by Francesco Paszkowski Design Studio in cooperation with Margherita Casprini and reflect a modern but warm atmosphere.

The result is one of the most beautiful 50-m yachts ever built under 500 GRT, according to the Italian boutique yacht builder. 

The level of detailing, both inside and outside, is in line with what everyone usually expects to find on board much larger yachts.

The Vertige is built entirely in aluminum light alloy and the construction process was carefully followed by the project manager and builder engineer Albert McIlroy, the owner’s representative. 

“With S501, Tankoa Yachts greatly improved their time schedule management and operation processes and they truly have a teutonic approach that often left me speechless, for an Italian builder. I can say, after having supervised the construction of many yachts worldwide, not only the work pace and productivity at Tankoa are superior but it is also probably the first time I saw the production schedule fully respected without altering the incredible flexibility that Tankoa is becoming known for,” McIlroy commented.

Tankoa Yachts reported excellent results after the Vertige’s sea trials earlier this year. According to contract specifications, top speed was to be 16 knots at half load. While the performance the yacht was to be measured in calm seas and five knots of wind, actual sea trails took place with over 1-m-high waves and a crossed choppy sea with northerly wind gusts up to 30 knots.

Edoardo Ratto, General Manager of Tankoa Yachts, said: “The first sea trials, which lasted about eight hours, were incredible. Vertige reached a top speed of 16.5 knots at 60 per cent load (about 33,000 litres of fuel and more than 20,000 litres of water). S501 has a range of over 5,000 nautical miles at 12 knots, which really makes a difference when going for Atlantic crossings. There were no vibration at all and the decibel readings were inferior to contracted levels – in the owner’s suite and VIP cabin, levels were below 50 decibels.

During the first trials, the Vertige’s excellent handling was confirmed: even when the stabilizers were not enabled, the yacht demonstrated excellent stability, Tankoa Yachts says. 

The Monaco Yacht Show will be held from September 27 to 30 at Port Hercules.

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