Tankoa Yachts is certainly well-positioned for that. Strategically located close to Milan, Monte-Carlo, and international airports, it also takes full advantage of the century-old ship building tradition in Genoa Sestri Ponente. The main attraction of a smaller builder, such as this one, is that it offers a so-called “boutique experience” – increased focus on the customer, and on building either one-off or small-series yachts.
Tankoa seems to be doing as well as it gets, even in the highly-competitive Italian superyacht market. It claims to have eight projects in build, to be delivered until 2025, and it also just sold the second unit from its fresh series, the Sportiva 55. The first unit was sold in February 2022, which makes this a remarkable success for the new line – two units sold in less than a year.
The lucky new owner, who will take delivery of his new floating toy by 2024, is described as being “young” and having “a strong passion for yachting.” The T55 does seem perfect for someone like that.
This gorgeous, sleek vessel is the creation of Luca Dini, who succeeded in designing a 55 meter (180.4 feet) superyacht while keeping it below 500 GT. This is noticeable in the yacht’s streamlined, sporty silhouette, perfectly matched by its remarkable speed – the T55 can hit up to 16.5 knots (19 mph/30.5 kph).
A real head-turner and speedy pleasure craft, the T55 doesn’t hold back on luxury either. One of its highlights is the master suite, opening up to a generous indoor/outdoor terrace with a private jacuzzi.
The beach club is another signature feature of this line – it sits under the water line, boasting a huge swimming pool and lounging area. The yacht is also fitted with a Nemo room, a spectacular high-tech media room that combines the experience of a private cinema with projections of underwater CCTV images.
As for the price of a brand-new T55, it’s just as stunning as its design – somewhere around $36 million for this sporty toy.