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Tankoa Launches 164ft M/Y Olokun Superyacht

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Tankoa Yachts has launched the third hull in the Italian shipyard’s 50 meter All-Aluminium Series – the Darth Vadar looking “M/Y Olokun.
Technical launch of  M/Y Olokun superyacht. Credit: Tankoa Yachts
Technical launch of M/Y Olokun superyacht. Credit: Tankoa Yachts

In a technical launch at their boutique yard in Genoa, Italy, Tankoa Yachts launched the third hull in their 50 meter (164ft) all-aluminum series.

With a layout similar to her predecessors, M/Y Olokun was started on spec before being sold in March 2020 and designed by Francesco Paszkowski with interiors by Casadio Miami/London, a US-based studio with a focus on luxury residential, aviation, and marine design.

Exterior design of the 50m Aluminum Series hull by Francesco Paszkowski. Credit: Tankoa Yachts
Exterior design of the 50m Aluminum Series hull by Francesco Paszkowski. Credit: Tankoa Yachts

Featuring fold-down terraces in the owner’s suite on the forward main deck, the semi-displacement hull also has a side-loading tender garage in the stern and a spacious beach club in the transom.

M/Y Olokun was started on spec before finding an owner earlier this year. Credit: Tankoa Yachts
M/Y Olokun was started on spec before finding an owner earlier this year. Credit: Tankoa Yachts

Where M/Y Olokun differs from the previous two hulls is a change to the design of the main deck aft, which has been dedicated exclusively to an enormous lounge for relaxation, with the dining room moved to the upper deck. Meanwhile, the forward master stateroom features a private study that can be converted into an extra ensuite cabin when needed.

M/Y Olokun is built in lightweight aluminum but the superyacht hull can also be built in steel. Credit: Tankoa Yachts
M/Y Olokun is built in lightweight aluminum but the superyacht hull can also be built in steel. Credit: Tankoa Yachts

“S501 hull number 3 was started on spec and the owner came into the project quite late during construction, but as a boutique shipyard we wanted to offer him maximum flexibility to tailor the yacht to his personal needs,” said Tankoa Yachts CEO Vincenzo Poerio as he shared on the design process of M/Y Olokun. “The second cabin connected to his own suite on the main deck is a good example. It meant cutting a hole in the bulkhead and re-routing all the wiring so his private office could be converted into a cabin.

M/Y Olokun will now undergo systems testing and sea trials before final delivery. Credit: Tankoa Yachts
M/Y Olokun will now undergo systems testing and sea trials before final delivery. Credit: Tankoa Yachts

M/Y Olokun will now undergo full yacht systems testing and have the interior outfitting completed before sea trials and final delivery later this year.

Tankoa Olokun Superyacht Launch Side Hull Front View

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Silent Yachts New 80ft Solar Power Catamaran Designed For Sustainable Yachting

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Silent Yachts is focusing on sustainable yachting and has already received three orders for the new 80ft Tri-Deck Solar Electric Catamaran, with an even larger model currently in the works.
SILENT 80 Tri-Deck Catamaran with "open top" option. Credit: Silent Yachts
SILENT 80 Tri-Deck Catamaran with “open top” option. Credit: Silent Yachts

Austrian-based Silent Yachts is focused on sustainable yachting and with three new orders for the solar powered 80 ft Tri-Deck Catamaran, are glad to see increased interest in a greener future for yachting.

“We are happy that the interest to fully sustainable yachting keeps growing,” said Michael Köhler, founder and CEO of SILENT-YACHTS. “Our latest orders are another confirmation of this trend for a much greener future. The first SILENT 80 Tri-Deck closed version will have a master cabin in the top deck, but a lounge or studio could possibly also be placed here on future units.”

Silent 80 Tri-Deck Catamaran with "closed top" option. Credit: Silent Yachts
Silent 80 Tri-Deck Catamaran with “closed top” option. Credit: Silent Yachts

Referred to as the “Tesla of the Seas,” the SILENT 80 Tri-Deck Catamaran is a self-sufficient ocean-going solar electric catamaran that utilizes silent electric propulsion for unlimited range without noise or fumes.

Powered by solar panels located on the deck roof. Credit: Silent Yachts
Powered by solar panels located on the deck roof. Credit: Silent Yachts

The three-deck catamaran is capable of speeds up to 20 knots with the most powerful e-motor options and can travel up to 100 nautical miles a day at cruising speed without consuming any fuel. It also incorporates lightweight and recyclable materials to support the green and eco-friendly nature of the build.

SILENT 80 Tri-Deck Catamaran Main Saloon. Credit: Silent Yachts
SILENT 80 Tri-Deck Catamaran Main Saloon. Credit: Silent Yachts

Without the need for a standard engine room (as it’s solar-powered, it is fitted with a pair of electric engines) and has one of the largest garages for a catamaran its size and can fit a 17ft meter tender.

The SILENT 80 Tri-Deck Catamaran price begins at 5.51 million euros, and a larger model is currently in design and will be revealed later this year by Silent Yachts.

Silent Yachts 80 Tri Deck Catamaran Saloon
Silent Yachts 80 Tri Deck Catamaran Saloon 1
Silent Yachts 80 Tri Deck Catamaran Galley
Silent Yachts 80 Tri Deck Catamaran Owner Cabin
SILENT 80 Tri-Deck Catamaran Owner Cabin. Credit: Silent Yachts
Silent Yachts 80 Tri Deck Catamaran Master Cabin
SILENT 80 Tri-Deck Catamaran Master Cabin. Credit: Silent Yachts

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Dynamiq Launches New Golden GTT 135 Superyacht “Stefania”

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Dynamiq has launched their first GTT 135 hull, the golden Gran Turismo Transatlantic (GTT) superyacht known as Stefania.
Launch of Dynamiq GTT 135 "Stefania" superyacht at Massa, Tuscany. Credit: Dynamiq
Launch of Dynamiq GTT 135 “Stefania” superyacht at Massa, Tuscany. Credit: Dynamiq

After two years of construction, Italian shipyard Dynamiq have launched their first Gran Turismo Transatlantic GTT 135 hull, known as Stefania, from their shipyard in Massa, Tuscany.

The 135ft ft metallic golden hull design is an evolution of Dynamiq’s GTT concept and is a truly international collaboration with exterior design of the superyacht completed by Monaco-based Dobroserdov Design, interior styling by Miami-based Giuseppina Arena, and engineering completed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects in the Netherlands.

Built at Dynamiq's shipyard in Massa, Tuscany. Credit: Dynamiq
Built at Dynamiq’s shipyard in Massa, Tuscany. Credit: Dynamiq

Designed around the owner’s desire for a superyacht that would fit their active lifestyle, Stefania was created with an oversized pool deck on the main deck and a beach club that adjoins the bar area to maximize the outdoor living space.

The large sundeck area is also divided into multiple spaces with a Jacuzzi, large sun pads, and two 75inch tv screens in one section, and an entertaining bar in the other.

The golden fast displacement hull design of Stefania. Credit: Dynamiq
The golden fast displacement hull design of Stefania. Credit: Dynamiq

Built to accommodate ten guests in five staterooms, Stefania’s Art Deco-inspired master suite and guest bedrooms are located on the lower deck, while the living areas and saloon are found on the main deck.

Art Deco inspired main saloon design of Stefania. Credit: Dynamiq
Art Deco inspired main saloon design of Stefania. Credit: Dynamiq
Art Deco inspired bedroom design of Stefania. Credit: Dynamiq
Art Deco inspired bedroom design of Stefania. Credit: Dynamiq

“We are very proud of this achievement, especially in these challenging COVID-19 times” says Dynamiq founder and CEO Sergei Dobroserdov. “This beautiful 41-metre superyacht looks impressive and fresh and expresses the innovative and chic soul of Dynamiq yachts. Just as importantly, she also performs at the top of her class with the latest technology on board such as the Hull Vane aft foil and a unique torque compensation system by Rubber Design, to name just a few. We’re sure she’ll be a source of exclusivity and pride for her owners, a family that didn’t follow the mainstream path and selected the Dynamiq GTT 135 because it’s the best vessel in her size range, together with her reverse bow, long waterline and master cabin located in the most comfortable place amidships on the lower deck. We are now completing the sea trials where our team and surveyors witnessed how her technical innovations took performance and comfort to the next level.”

Created with a focus on outdoor living areas for the owners family. Credit: Dynamiq
Created with a focus on outdoor living areas for the owners family. Credit: Dynamiq

After Stefania has completed her sea trials, she will be based in Monaco for charter and managed by Arcon Yachts (who also oversaw the build throughout construction).

Dynamiq have noted a second GTT 135 hull will be available for a Summer 2022 delivery with price starting from 16,500,000 € (approx USD$20 million).

Dynamiq Stefania Yacht Shipyard Launch
Another GTT 135 hull will be available for a Summer 2022 delivery. Credit: Dynamiq

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Vripack Expands SUV-Style Explorer Yacht Range with New “ROCK XL”

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Vripack has revealed designs for the new ROCK XL explorer yacht which joins the SUV-style series featuring the smaller ROCK yacht and its larger sibling BIG ROCK.
Vripack Yacht Rock XL Stern
Vripack’s new ROCK XL explorer yacht. Credit: Vripack

The new Vripack ROCK XL explorer yacht is one of three rugged SUV-style designs in the ROCK series and sits between the first ROCK (79ft/24m) and its larger sibling BIG ROCK (138ft/42m), which is yet to be revealed.

Vripack Yacht Rock XL Starboard
Fifty percent increased living area compared to the original ROCK yacht. Credit: Vripack

Designed by Dutch design firm Vripack, ROCK XL expands on the key elements of the original ROCK yacht first created in 2017, making it “bigger and better” in more ways than one.

Vripack Yacht Rock XL Bow
Designed to be an SUV of the seas. Credit: Vripack

“The original ROCK is now owned by a Swiss client who gets heavy use out of the yacht,” shared Vripack designer Robin de Vries. “They are on board for six months of the year and treat it as their home at sea. The bonus for us is that all of the owner’s feedback that we receive is implemented in the subsequent designs and build. At the core of that premise is an evolved owner and guest experience.”

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Vripack ROCK SUV-style explorer yacht range. Credit: Vripack

As part of the evolved experience for all onboard, Vripack’s ROCK XL pays special attention to the living areas, with the master suite doubling in size and the new guest staterooms designed with a 50% increase in size compared to the smaller ROCK.

The guest staterooms have also been given an ergonomic open plan design that affords expansive views from their corner position, while the updated owner’s quarters include the owner’s stateroom, a spa, private office and a dedicated drop-down balcony at water level.

Vripack Yacht Rock XL Deck
ROCK XL’s sky deck lounge and living area. Credit: Vripack

Also new for ROCK XL is an expanded sky lounge for guests to relax away from the day-to-day activities, which features an updated alfresco living area and pool.

Vripack Yacht Rock XL Interior Sketches
Internal living space sketches of ROCK XL. Credit: Vripack
Vripack Yacht Rock XL Sketches
Exterior sketches of Vripack’s ROCK XL explorer yacht. Credit: Vripack

Vripack’s first explorer yacht Rock XL began construction last year at Evadne’s Turkish shipyard and is expected to be finished within 18 months.

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