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Tankoa attending 2015 Monaco Yacht Show with superyacht Suerte


TANKOA-693-NAV-364Genoa-based shipyard Tankoa Yachts will show off its newest superyacht at the next Monaco Yacht Show.
Suerte, the 69.30-m superyacht first hit the waters in June and immediately showed a perfect balance with zero-degree lateral inclination and a draft only 1 cm off calculation. From July until the late August, Suerte underwent sea trials, technical tests, stability tests, and Class endurance runs ahead of its final delivery, before sailing to the Cote d’Azur. The yacht was built for a client of Yacht-Ology, Tankoa’s global sales and marketing agent. Billed as project S693 by the Italian yard, she was built through several upgrades, in conjunct efforts of both the shipyard and the client, according to Michel Karsenti, the owner of Yacht-Ology. The yacht’s minimalist interiors and final touch-ups were done by Margherita Casprini, Francesco Paszkowski’s design studio.
“We were really thrilled with the results right off the first sea trials,” commented Karsenti. “According to the contractual specification, the top speed was to be 16.5 knots at half load. Like any other builder, our performances are to be obtained by calm sea with 5 knots wind. A first sea trial always require a lot of organisation and it happened that on the programmed date, we had a solid 2 to 2.5-m swell with winds blowing from 18 up to 35 knots in gusts but we still decided to go. The 7 to 8-hour sea trial was just terrific! We reached a top speed in excess of 18 knots with a load close to 70 per cent”.
He continued: “We will have the 5,500 nm contractual range at 14 knots, which will make a difference when sailing across the Atlantic. Vibrations are inexistent and sound level is already in line with our specs without loose furniture nor decoration having been installed. The project simply exceeded all our wildest expectations and a happy owner will be our best reward! I am very proud of Yacht-Ology’s association with Tankoa as this shipyard has a winning technical team and I admire the rigour, professionalism and expertise of the management team including Euro Contenti, Edoardo Ratto, Renzo Chelazzi and Andrea Parodi. I remain deeply impressed with the work of naval architect Professor Ruggiero, whose experience is second to none and by the commitment of Albert McIlroy, the owner’s surveyor, to build the best boat.”
During the Monaco Yacht Show as well as the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, in Florida, US, Tankoa and Yacht-Ology will introduce two new 53-meter concepts codenamed S531 and S532 and boasting exceptional design by Francesco Paszkowski. The S531 will have an asymmetrical main deck design while the S532 will boast a wide-body main deck with three suites. With GRTs of 740 and 800 respectively, both yachts will offer the amenities usually found on larger yachts.

Suerte technical details
Hull type: Twin Propeller Motor Yacht Classification: Dual class RINA/Lloyd’s (MCA LYC2) Hull material: High tensile steel Superstructure: Aluminum Project Engineer: Ruggiero (Genova) External Designer: Francesco Paszkowski Design (Firenze) Length: 69.40 m  Beam: 11.60 m Draft: 3.38 m Full displacement: 1.220 t approx. GRT: 1.400 GT approx. Max speed (1/2 load): 16.5 knots Range at 12.5 knots: >5.000 nm Fuel: 160,000 litres Fresh Water: 37,000 litres Main engines: Two Caterpillar 3516Bs Maximum power: 2 x 1.825 kW (2 x 2480 HP) Propellers: Fixed pitch propellers Generators: Northern Lights, 2 x 230 kW + 1 x 155 kW + Emergency generator Bow Thruster: VT Naiad, Electric drive 200 kW Stabilising System: VT Naiad, four fins, at anchor


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