Italian shipyard Tankoa Yachts has announced that sea trials for its new 50-metre M/Y Vertige have "surpassed expectations"

28 April 2017

The Italian boutique shipyard, Tankoa Yachts, has announced that the first sea trails of the new S501 M/Y Vertige have given “truly exceptional results”.

The six-cabin motor yacht was launched in February at Tankoa’s yard in Genoa.

General manager of Tankoa Yachts, Edoardo Ratto, said the trials took place in choppy seas with northerly winds gusting up to 30-knots.

“The first sea trails, which lasted about eight hours, were simply incredible,” he noted.

“Vertige reached a top speed of 16.5 knots at 60% load (about 33,000 litres of fuel and more than 20,000 litres of water). S501 has a range of over 5,000 nautical miles at 12 knots, which really makes a difference when going for Atlantic crossings,” he continued.

A white 50-metre yacht undergoing sea trials

M/Y Vertige on the water

“There were no vibration at all and the decibel readings were inferior to contracted levels – in the owner’s suite and Vip cabin, levels were below 50 decibels,” added Ratto.

Tank said even when Vertige’s stabilisers were not enable, the yacht “demonstrated excellent stability”.

“The S501 project has clearly surpassed even the yard’s most optimistic expectations,” noted the ship builder in a media release.

The Vertige S501 is built entirely in aluminum light alloy 5083.

It has been designed by Francesco Paszkowski, who has also worked for Heesen.

The yacht includes a main deck owner’s suite and master’s suite, two VIP and two guest cabins on the lower deck and a gigantic aft deck and fly bridge.

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The aft deck is equipped with an oversized sun pad, a reversed deck salon looking aft and a lateral three metre long foldout terrace to keep guests in contact with the sea.

Floor to ceiling windows in the main salon with cut down bulwarks provide an excellent view.

There is also a 7-metre tender garage which houses two jet skis and another service tender forward.

The upper deck has a TV salon with bar, and the upper outdoor deck features a dinning table for up to 14 guests and wraparound seating.

There is a beach club/gym in the transom area.

Following the trials, M/Y Vertige will be delivered to its French owner,

1 March 2017

M/Y Vertige has been successfully launched by the Italian shipyard, Tankoa, ahead of its delivery to its French owner in April.

The 50-metre long aluminium vS501 has been designed by Francesco Paszkowski, who has also worked for Baglietto, Heesen and ISA Yachts.

The six cabin yacht includes a main deck full beam owner and VIP suite, two VIP cabins and two guest cabins on the lower deck.

On board, there is also a gym, beach club, home cinema, and a seven-metre tender garage.

A plan of the motor yacht Vertige

Part of the design brief included allowing the owners and guests to have permanent views of the sea.

As a result, there are floor to ceiling windows and hydraulic balconies in the owner’s suite and on the aft deck.

The owner’s cabin also has two lateral foldout terraces.

As per the client’s request, the interiors of M/Y Vertige have been designed by the Francesco Paszkowski Design Studio in cooperation with Margherita Casprini, and reflect a “modern but warm” atmosphere.

The vessel has a range of 5,000 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 12 knots. At top speed it can reach 16 knots.

MY Vertige by Tankoa Yachts

Ready for launch

According to Tankoa’s CEO, Euro Contenti, M/Y Vertige is “a true recognition of the boutique shipyard’s values and power that irrevocably consists in building yachts with clients, not for clients”.

“Despite the impressive background and success track records of the entire Tankoa management, we are extremely proud that the client, his surveyor and broker, Daniel Bussani from Aquila Yachting, decided Tankoa was the most suitable shipyard to built his new yacht after investigating a number of European builders,” commented Contenti.

M/Y Vertige also boasts are large flybridge and aft deck, which is equipped with an oversized sun pad, a reversed deck saloon and lateral three metre long foldout terraces.

The main saloon has floor to ceiling windows with cut down bulwarks allowing guests to enjoy the view.

On the upper deck there is a TV saloon with bar, and an outdoor deck with a dining table for 16 guests and a wrap-around sofa for up to 20 people.