It may seem strange to emphasize that Luca Vallebona took a practical approach in creating the lines for the Tankoa TLV62 concept. However, not every designer does this. In fact, a lot of megayacht concept designs come with excessive, even over-the-top features solely to turn heads. By contrast, this 205-footer (62.5-meter) reflects the casual lifestyle that most buyers and guests enjoy on their yachts. Plus, Vallebona reinterprets interior and exterior areas to lend a fresh, new feel.
In fact, this is exactly why Tankoa Yachts wanted to work with him. “This collaboration means Tankoa can expand its range of superyachts aimed at those customers that are increasingly looking for innovative and unique solutions,” says Giuseppe Mazza, the yard’s sales and business development manager. “In the project he presented, we recognized new and creative solutions that are very different from what we have proposed to date.”
The open transom and expansive main aft deck are the first big differences. For one, they’re far more casual. Plus, the Tankoa TLV62 puts no physical or optical barriers between friends and family enjoying activities off the swim platform and those a bit higher up the terraced levels. It’s especially true for those enjoying the saloon and dining area, as you can see by examining the close-up above.
In fact, these areas reflect how Vallebona reinterpreted traditional arrangements. “Most of the time on superyachts, the main saloon takes up a lot of space, but is rarely used,” he says. “So I brought the living area outside, reduced the size of the dining room, and put a smaller TV lounge with its own AV rack room and the main exterior dining table on the upper deck aft.”
Vallebona additionally reinterpreted the master suite aboard the Tankoa TLV62. Still situated forward on the main deck, it also still has an office at its entry. However, the wardrobe sits between the office and sleeping area. In addition, the master head sits tucked to starboard—large enough to look and feel luxurious without occupying floor space for the sake of space. This, in turn, lends a practical solution for the crew’s needs. It permits creating a garage to port for their tender.
With four guest staterooms below decks and a VIP suite on the upper deck, the Tankoa TLV62 is at her best spoiling outdoor lovers. The sundeck, for instance, stretches about half the hull length. It includes a plentiful lounging and dining space with a combination of shaded and sunny spots. Just forward of the wheelhouse, meanwhile, Vallebona includes a fire pit, still with stowage for PWCs fully forward.
Ensuring a good day on the water means taking care of crew, too. An entire “under deck” contains cold and dry stowage, the laundry, a refrigerated garbage room, and a dedicated crew gym. This is in addition to the crew’s lower-deck cabins and mess.
The Tankoa TLV62 will, of course, have a transatlantic, 4,500-nautical-mile range at 12 knots. Twin Caterpillars should also permit a top speed of 16½ knots at half load.
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