February 14, 2015

Project: Tankoa 50m S501

Tankoa Yachts and Yacht-Ology, Michel Karsenti's company are glad to announce the sale of the first S501 to an experienced French client. Construction of this first 50 meter will start early April 2015 for a delivery in mid 2017. S501 will be entirely built in aluminium light alloy 5083. According to Michel Karsenti and Tankoa's CEO, Euro Contenti, this is a true recognition of the "boutique shipyard" values and power that irrevocably consists in building yachts with clients, not for clients.  Tankoa S501 is the new 50 meter project that was officially introduced to the public and press last September on the occasion of the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show.  Project S501 was one of the first initiative resulting of the partnership between Tankoa and Yacht-Ology right after Karsenti contracted S693 that will be delivered this summer. She represents the quintessence of the result between a high quality builder and a marketing and sales organization that is in daily contact with yacht owners, captains and surveyors. Tankoa’s management team and Karsenti worked in close collaboration with Francesco Paszkowski to design the project in order to reach important goals of balance, circulation on board, minus 499 gross tons package, and a visual contact with the sea.  Interiors, as per client's request, will be the work of Francesco Paszkowski Design Studio in cooperation with Margherita Casprini and should reflect a "modern but warm" atmosphere. This first model of project S501 will be in its full displacement version offering a range of 5,000 Nautical Miles at 12 knots and 16 knots top speed. Another variant of S501 is available to the market with a semi-displacement hull shape capable of a 27 knots top speed.

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