While reminiscent of the recently launched 69-meter Suerte, Solo will be 3 meters longer, and will have a larger volume of 1,600+ gross tons. Other notable variances include underwater exhausts allowing for a substantial gain of volume on all decks, including a larger winter garden; a larger aft deck with 6-meter transversal pool; glass bulwarks sections for unobstructed sea views; and a wide-body upper deck allowing for an oversized panoramic salon. The interior is very different with all seats and tables by Fendi Casa. The longer waterline will also permit a higher top speed, which is anticipated to exceed 17 knots.
Solo has accommodations for 12 guests in six cabins, including the master suite on the private owner's deck, a VIP suite, and four doubles—two are convertible into twins. The hair dressing/massage room and the owner’s study can also be converted into additional cabins with ensuite bathrooms. The VIP and guest cabins, situated on the main deck, all offer sweeping sea views thanks to large windows.
Solo’s beach club is said to be a spacious and welcoming space with sofa, bar, TV, oversized glass-walled gym with fold-out terrace, bathroom, sauna (also fitted with its own fold-out terrace) and hammam spa.
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The upper deck houses the operating bridge, which includes a radio room, a captain’s cabin, and a hair dressing/massage room. Aft on the upper deck is an enormous observation lounge/salon with floor-to-ceiling windows, a 90-inch 4K QLED TV screen, a baby grand piano, a bar and a fireplace.
The private owner’s deck has direct access to the aft touch-and-go helipad (rated at 4.5 tons, for an Augusta 109 or most twin turbine helicopters). The exterior deck is also equipped with its own spa tub, bar, salon, breakfast corner and day head with shower. Inside, the owner’s suite features a private study/media room. The island bed is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows for stunning views.
Tender and toy storage is divided between the foredeck and a twin side-loading garage, which provides ample room for two 7.5-meter tenders, a rescue boat and multiple PWC. The lower deck is devoted to laundry room, pump room, storage, fridge and freezer, garbage treatment and technical spaces.
Solo is destined for charter and the owner’s brief called for a circulation plan that allowed the crew to work completely independently from the owner and guest areas for maximum privacy. He further requested a décor that is modern, elegant and warm. Both the GA and décor are the result of a collaborative effort by Francesco Paszkowski and Margherita Casprini.
Acting as build engineer and owner’s representative, Albert McIlroy, who has built a number of yachts in North European shipyards and closely monitored the construction process throughout, said: “I can now really feel the shipyard is truly backed up by the experience of Tankoa’s managers and technical office, and the guys are raising the bar of quality and engineering, yacht after yacht. Edoardo Ratto, the general manager, was also deeply involved in bringing the latest technologies on board. I feel that everything is organized and timed to stick to contractual delivery schedules. Time management and operation processes are paramount for the team [at Tankoa] and there is no room for improvisation, despite the great deal of flexibility they provide when needed. As I tell my colleagues, working with Tankoa is like being in northern Europe, but you also have the world’s best cuisine.”
“The owner is a truly experienced boat lover,” said Michel Karsenti, board member and sales and marketing director of Tankoa. “This is his second build with Tankoa and his wish is now to put Solo on the market for sale and build a new Tankoa, probably larger. It is surely rewarding for all of us at Tankoa to see a client who basically has very little time to enjoy his boat considering his hectic business life, but enjoys the construction and creation process so much. As much as we would like to see the client enjoy his boat, we are truly happy to have developed such a trustful relationship with such a knowledgeable client.”
Solo is scheduled to make her world debut at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show.
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