Tankoa's 69.3-metre S693 is being prepared for launch in June, with delivery anticipated at the end of July.

The steel-and-aluminium Tankoa S693 is the Genoa yard’s debut yacht, and she is pegged to make her public bow at the Monaco Yacht Show in September. She is designed by Francesco Paszkowski, with a warm and inviting interior using – at the owner’s request – only natural materials.

Tankoa S693

The yacht’s bridge deck lounge, with a media area and skylights

Much attention has been paid on board to the suppression of noise and vibration. The forward section of her superstructure is made of high-tensile steel instead of regular aluminum to reduce vibration when running in big swells.

“At Tankoa, we see S693 not only as our first yacht, but as a testament to the capacity of the Italian yachting industry to built the highest-quality global standards. Tankoa’s culture, from workers to top management, has the same values: to produce the best. Our approach is to build yachts with clients, not for clients, as seen in every detail on board our S693. 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 Italian culture,” says Michel Karsenti, president of Yacht-Ology (who brought the client to the yard), and sales and marketing co-ordinator for Tankoa Yachts.