Tankoa’s S801 Design and Engineering Approaches Completion

the boutique shipyard with a multicultural approach to yacht construction reveals the latest version of hull S801


The sophisticated design and engineering of S801, destined to become the flagship of the Tankoa fleet, is now approaching completion. Once finalized, it will provide the platform for the brand’s megayacht range from 80 to 88 meters.

The restyled Tankoa S801 is based on an 80-meter technical platform. With a 13.5-meter beam, the yacht also has a volume of approximately 2,600 GT. The first section of the main deck will be full beam, too. This provides the maximum interior volume for a yacht of her size.

The layout has been developed on five deck levels, including the sundeck. The main deck features an enormous salon, plus 5 VIP suites with en suite facilities. All of this suites are forward, to ensure optimal acoustic comfort. The extensive owner’s apartment, meanwhile, occupies the forward section of the upper deck. Here you find the master stateroom with two walk-in wardrobes, a palatial bathroom, massage room, private sauna, and study.

This is just a taste of the general arrangement of the S801. Naturally, the shipyard is at the disposal of individual owners to customize the layout.

Inspiration for the exterior styling, which appears to float between the sea and sky like sails in the wind, came to Francesco Paszkowski after seeing the Amerigo Vespucci, one of the most famous tall ships afloat. In fact, the various deck levels appear suspended, breaking up the superstructure and giving the impression of airiness and lightness rare for a yacht of this size and volume.

With S801’s high-tensile steel hull and superstructure of aluminium and other lightweight alloys, Tankoa Yachts is setting out on a trajectory to develop a yacht that will be among the most innovative projects of its kind in terms of aesthetics, construction, and technology. The engineering design, systems, and other technical specifications are entering the final stages.

“From the early stages of the project, the plan was to introduce a different approach to the market,” says Michel Karsenti, Tankoa sales director. “In recent times, we’ve seen a number of yacht designs that followed popular trends, only to look obsolete after just a couple of years. This project is very different. Our aim is to create something radically new based on the elegant design language of a classic sailing ship. The result will certainly be exciting but also timeless – an important consideration for any discerning owner looking to maximize the resale value of a valuable investment.”

For more information, contact Tankoa Yachts.

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