Plenty of megayachts charter—and while plenty are said to have been designed around charter, not all truly are. Suerte is an exception—and a noteworthy one at that. From room to room, the yacht feels like a swanky vacation home-meets-hotel on the water.
The 227’4” (69.3-meter) Suerte, the first delivery from Tankoa Yachts, was conceived around this very idea. Few things about her arrangement are the same as they are aboard other megayachts. Take the way you enter the interior. Rather than have traditional sliding aft-deck doors, Suerte has two offset entries into a relaxing reception lounge complete with a bar. A central set of stairs leads directly down to the beach club, too. It makes sense. When it comes to vacationing on the water, don’t we all want to get straight to the “business” of unwinding?
That unwinding continues just forward, in Suerte’s TV/family room. “Family room” is more apt a description than “saloon.” The large settee invites everyone to gather together and pass the popcorn while enjoying a movie on the curved 4K TV. There’s also a terrific fish tank mounted within the forward bulkhead.
Surely some of your own best memories of family time take place around the dinner table. Suerte’s formal dining room is sure to be memorable no matter the ages of her guests. The owners wanted a wine cellar aboard and liked the idea of showcasing the various bottles. Francesco Paszkowski Design and Margherita Casprini, the latter a frequent partner of the studio, came up with this creative solution.
Even Suerte’s chef can flex some creative muscles more than the chefs aboard other charter yachts. This area on the upper deck is set up as a sushi bar. It’s open to a terrific lounge area aft, which can also convert into another stateroom via sliding walls.
While no one begrudges a yacht owner reserving ample area for the master suite, this doesn’t mean guest staterooms still all have to be below decks. Suerte’s owners have four guest staterooms on the main deck—underscoring the idea of making the onboard experience as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. They enjoy terrific views, and they’re steps away from the action back aft whenever they want to join in. This particular stateroom, to be used by the owners’ son when Suerte is on private cruises, will bring a smile to the faces of sports fans. As for the owners’ suite, it’s up one deck. The apartment-like arrangement includes a study. The bed is raised two steps to benefit from the views out over the bow. The owners have access to a sunning area outside, too, which can be made private via locking side-deck gates.
Among all the rooms showcased here so far, you likely have noticed a mix of materials and textures. Suerte’s posh interiors are comprised of traditional teak wall paneling, teak overheads in some areas and lacquered overheads in others, leather and stone (both dark and pale in color) lining walls, and additional lacquered surfaces.
With a gross tonnage of 1,467, the steel-hulled Suerte feels as voluminous as she is. Enhancing guests’ comfort is her RINA Green Plus certification. Green Plus is a voluntary notation indicating compliance with strict environmental-oriented conditions. Suerte also employs additional sound-reducing methods for comfort. One example: using steel vs. aluminum forward in her superstructure. When a yacht encounters large swells, she automatically loses some speed, which can cause vibration. Tankoa Yachts determined that steel here, plus the customary method of “floating” floors, bulkheads, and overheads, can greatly quash this. And, crew comfort was equally important to the owners of Suerte. That’s why the two crew messes (yes, two of them) are elbowroom-friendly, why the cabins for 18 hands are nicely sized, and why the dumbwaiter and service pantries are properly planned for small and large parties alike.
Here’s more of Suerte. Click any of the images to launch a slideshow.