30m/98ft sailing yacht TANGO has been launched at the Persico Marine facility along the Ligurian Coast. The fourth high performance yacht of the Wallycento line, she is now preparing for sea trials before delivery to her owner at the end of August.
Mark Mills created the naval architecture for S/Y TANGO, while the interiors are from Pininfarina and the construction completed by Persico Marine:
“We developed a radical proposal combining dramatic deck geometry with a novel interior layout for the most efficient result within the Wallycento box-rule, integrated with the structure to a level not yet seen in a yacht of this size,” Mark Mills commented. “That proposal very quickly became Tango, after huge amounts of detail development, but very little deviation from the original vision for a sleek, light, and exciting sailing machine.”
To concentrate the weight over the boat centre of gravity, the salon is situated in the aft with the guest accommodation located forward, with the central section occupied by the engine room and service area.
“The interior design of this Wallycento challenged our team to achieve the perfect balance of performance and comfort.” says Paolo Pininfarina, Pininfarina Group Chairman. “Thanks to the selection of the materials and the innovative solutions of the interior decoration delivering both function and aesthetics, we generated a true thoroughbred of the sea, ultra-light and super performing, perfectly suitable for cruising as well as for racing. We are very proud of this accomplishment further confirming the excellence of our nautical division.”
“We are extremely pleased with our first cruising superyacht: Tango weighs only 47,5 tons thanks to the overall optimisations developed at the beginning of the project. Specifically, we worked hard to lighten the interiors as much as possible, not just using carbon fiber and nomex sandwich in the joinery construction, but also developing different solutions to build, for example, the hinges and veneers,” Marcello Persico, Persico Marine CEO explains.
“TANGO turned out exactly how we envisaged her when we started developing the project: super sleek lines and aggressive overall appeal conveying her high performance DNA,” Wally President Luca Bassani said of the latest hull Wallycento. “Additionally, our form-reflects-function approach is epitomised in TANGO’s sheer flush deck in the like of the iconic ESENSE: besides enhancing the purity of the design, it would facilitate the manoeuvres while racing. We look forward to the sea-trials and test the predicted superior performance of our new superyacht.”
Sailing yacht TANGO will make her debut at the Yacht Club de Monaco on the 26th of September before her public appearance at the Monaco Yacht Show on the 27th. Watch her compete against three other Wallycentos at the Les Voiles de Saint Tropez from the 30th of September.