Scaling New Heights
The eagerly second project from Italian builder Tankoa Yachts, Vertige, is already delighting her owner. Exceeding all expectations during sea trials, we spoke to the highly experienced team behind both the project and brand that is fast establishing itself amongst the highest quality of European builders.
The second yacht to be delivered by the Italian Tankoa shipyard sails under the name Vertige. From the owner’s mother tongue it translates from French into ‘a fear of heights’ in English. While the magnificence of the 164’ (50m) produced by the Genovese shipyard may well generate about of heady dizziness, it appears to be something of a misnomer for a shipyard that is consistently scaling new heights. Despite this being a new brand, the assemblage of highly experienced players behind Tankoa is achieving their lofty ambitions in terms of controlled quality output.
With increasingly restrictive regulations, the 500GT threshold appears to progressively be an important limit for many owners. Recent vogue has seen shipyards pack the volume into ever-shorter yachts, often 140 to 150’, with the inherent aesthetic sacrifice. When Tankoa approached their longstanding design partner, Francesco Paszkowski, for their new 164’ project they laid down some immovable parameters. Amongst them were: a plumb bow, a gigantic aft deck, five or six cabins, and the most elegant and fuel efficient 50m on the market. They also stipulated the sub-500GT volume should be respected without artifice, ensuring the vessel would be accepted by any flag authority. [To be continued...]
Elegant and Fuel Efficient
With her plumb bow, gigantic aft deck and sub-500GT volume, Vertige is one of the most elegant and fuel efficient 50 metre superyachts on the high seas.
The second superyacht to be built by Tankoa Yachts in Genoa Italy, Vertigeis delighting her owner as he experiences all the attributes of good design and quality build.
The designer Francesco Paszkowski has given this yacht a lean low profile and an impressive high bow, which has been drawn back to the pilothouse windshield, to exaggerate her sporty look.
When at anchor her transom folds out to create a 3.5 metre wide swim platform, enhancing the beach club area where the owner has incorporated a gym with adjacent steam shower facilities. With the 7 metre SACS tender and two watercrafts launched from their transverse garage and foredeck respectively, the area becomes a veritable water sports centre.
Ascending to the cockpit from the swim platform, we find a gigantic sun-pad and an aft facing sofa for 16 guests that provides stunning panoramas–it’s a space that is seldom found even on 60 - 70m yachts. Vertige’s aft deck exceeds anything else in the sub 500gt category, and with two lateral foldout terraces proximity with the water is available in a way that most other 50 metre yachts lack. This deck is also equipped with a Duplex awning system that can remain in place even when the boat is running at full speed.” [To be continued...]