Tankoa S693 Yacht to be launched in June 2015

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Tankoa S693 Yacht to be launched in June 2015

April 01, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

TANKOA, the first boutique shipyard with a multi-cultural approach for yacht construction, is delighted to announce that the first Tankoa S693 yacht is due to be launched in June 2015. Measuring impressive 69,3 meters in length, luxury mega yacht Tankoa S693 is scheduled for delivery at the end of July 2015.

Tankoa S693 Yacht - Profile

Tankoa S693 Yacht – Profile

Tankoa Yachts and Yacht-Ology, Michel Karsenti’s company, are pleased to announce that in accordance with the contract signed in March 2014 for the sale of motor yacht Project S693 to one of Karsenti’s loyal clients, construction of this first yacht of 69.30 meters has been carried out on schedule, notwithstanding the numerous upgrades decided by the client in conjunction with the shipyard.

Tankoa Yachts – the “boutique shipyard” based in Genoa – and its global sales and marketing agent, Yacht-Ology, are proud to announce that project S693 yacht is soon to be launched.

Tankoa S693 superyacht - front view

Tankoa S693 superyacht – bow

Work on superyacht S693 is moving ahead, on schedule.

The technical launch will take place in the second half of June, 2015, for a late July delivery. Super yacht S693 will cruise on the Cote d’Azur sometime in late August and will be officially introduced to the public and the yachting industry on the occasion of the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show.

Tankoa’s philosophy of offering knowledgeable buyers an alternative to Dutch and German built high quality yachts is evidenced in this build by the large number of changes to the original plans that were successfully carried out to constantly raise the bar of quality and equipment.

These changes were carried out without Tankoa having to claim any permissible delay in the build: the best demonstration of Tankoa’s commitment to excellence and flexibility.

Tankoa motor yacht S693 - stern

Tankoa motor yacht S693 – stern

Work In Progress

Tankoa S693 yacht construction situation:

As of March 15, 2015, the following works have been completed:

– Crow’s nest, upper deck, foredeck, and main deck in teak decking have been completed.

– Superstructure painting has been completed, in compliance with very strict quality tolerances and to the full satisfaction of the owner’s surveyor, Albert McIlroy, from Optimus Navi.

– The hull has already received two coats, the final coat is to be completed by the end of March.

– Crew deck and lower deck, including galley, cold rooms and crew messes, are 95% completed.

– Main deck guest cabins have been completed, including bathrooms. The next eight weeks will be devoted to final finishing touches and installation of fabric panels, lighting and bathrooms fixtures.

Tankoa superyacht S693 under construction

Tankoa superyacht S693 under construction

– Main saloon and dining room currently are being fitted out with the one ton saltwater fish tank.

– The Beach Club, including Hammam and Sauna, is being fitted out. The Sauna will be equipped with a chilled water system for showers with 3 Celsius water.

– The swimming pool, tiled in Bisazza mosaic, and the waterfall flowing from the superstructure overhang, have been completed.

– Engine room and engineer’s control room are being fitted out. Wiring and piping have been completed, as well as all equipment installation, including emergency battery packs. Engine room flooring and finish are underway.

– The tender garage is also being fitted out, in collaboration with the owner’s son who requested a significant number of changes to be able to work on his competition jet skis.

– The two elevators and the dumb waiter have been installed and successfully tested.

– The upper deck gym will be the last interior section to be fitted out in May.

– The wheelhouse is being equipped with state-of-the-art navigation and communication equipment.

Tankoa luxury yacht S693 in build

Tankoa luxury yacht S693 in build

Design of the wheelhouse will reflect the 27 year experience of Renzo Chelazzi from Tankoa, who has commanded yachts from 40 to 70 meters in addition to his extensive commercial vessel experience.

Silence and Environmental Consciousness

Luxury yacht S693 will not only be an extremely comfortable yacht to cruise onboard, thanks to her volume of close to 1,400 Gross Tons, but she will also be very quiet, due to her up-to-date sound and vibration insulation devices and technologies.

The fore section of her superstructure is made of high tensile steel instead of regular aluminum. This will reduce the propagation of vibrations when the vessel suddenly decelerates when running in big swells.

All of the floors, bulkheads and ceilings are floating, thus eliminating parasitic noise.

Both engine’s dry stack exhausts are equipped with carbon filters to limit emissions, satisfying the RINA Green Plus annotation certificate.

Generators will be equipped with pressurized exhaust mufflers, mixing exhaust gas with water to reduce noise when at anchor or in a marina.

Yacht-Ology’s President Michel Karsenti, as well as sales & marketing coordinator for Tankoa Yachts, comments about this project: “At Tankoa, we see S693 not only as our first yacht, but as a testament of the capacity of the Italian Yachting Industry to build to today’s global highest quality standards. Tankoa’s culture, from workers to top management, share the same values: to produce the best. Our approach is to build yachts with clients, not for clients, as seen in every detail onboard our S693. This philosophy is surely not applicable to mass production shipyards, because at full regime Tankoa will deliver one yacht every six months. The brokerage industry, the driving force behind most new yacht construction deals, understands our commitment to quality. We are competing with North Europeans in terms of quality, because it is our culture. We will never be competing with most of our Italian esteemed colleagues in terms of pure pricing because our approach is very different. After signing two contracts in one year, and having another three under negotiation, we clearly feel these clients understand that Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Ferrari, Gucci and Loro Piana were not born in Holland or Germany, and that style and detail is deeply imbedded in the Italian culture.”

Tankoa’s General Manager, Edoardo Ratto, adds: “From Germany to Holland and Italy, we all use the same suppliers and subcontractors, as well as the equipment and electronics, so there is no secret: time, processes, organization and corporate culture make the difference. At Tankoa, quality processes and quality control are widely enforced, with a minimum of three daily onboard visits for each yacht, by our CEO, Euro Contenti, myself, Andrea Parodi, the head of the technical office, and Renzo Chelazzi, sales representative, who is the interface between the yard and Michel Karsenti. We can’t wait to be at the Monaco Yacht Show for clients, surveyors and brokers to inspect S693 and truly understand what Tankoa is all about. This launch will set new standards in the Italian yacht building sector”.


Length overall: m. 69,30

Length between the perpendiculars:  m. 61,00

Breadth (molded):  m. 11,30

Displacement lightship: ton. 1.010

Displacement at half load: ton. 1.120

Draft at half load: m 3,10

Displacement at full load: ton 1.240

Draft at full load: m 3,30

Diesel tanks capacity: m3 162

Fresh water tanks capacity: m3 37

Grey and black water capacity: m3 40

Clean/dirty and sludge lube oil capacity: m3 12

Propulsion engines: kW 1825@1.600 rpm (CAT 3516 B DITA-SCAC HD)

Maximum design speed at half load: 16,5 knots

Cruise speed at half load: 15,0 knots

Long range speed: 12,5 knots

Electric Power: diesel gen-set: 2x 230 kW + 1X 155 kW

Emergency generator: 1×80 kW


– at 16,5 knots: n.m. 2.500

– at 15 knots: n.m 3.000

– at 12,5 knots: n.m. over 5.000

Tanks capacity

Fuel tanks approx. 162.000 l.

(of which day tanks) approx. 2 x 3.600 l.

Extra fuel tanks approx. 25.000 l.

Lubricating oil approx. 4.000 l.

Waste lubricating oil approx. 4.000 l.

Fresh water approx. 37.600 l.

Grey water approx. 31.600 l.

Galley Grey water approx. 4.200 l.

Sea water ballast approx. 60.000 l.

Date of sale March 2014

Date of launch May 2015

Date of delivery Second half of July 2015

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