Superyacht Spotlight: Tankoa Unveils  The Sportiva 55

Superyacht Spotlight: Tankoa Unveils The Sportiva 55

Italian boutique-yacht-builder Tankoa is building on the success of recent models with the launch of their new Luca Dini-designed Sportiva 55.

“At Tankoa we always try to think of new products that can meet the ever-changing needs of customers in our market segment,” says Tankoa CEO, Vincenzo Poerio. “With this in mind, we met various designers to exchange ideas and views on new products. With Luca Dini we found an immediate harmony of ideas that became concrete a few months later with the first concept of the Sportiva 55: it was love at first sight!”


“The sleek, thoroughbred exterior lines of the Sportiva 55 express the yacht’s sporty nature reflected in the ‘tails’ of the upper deck overhangs and the automotive-inspired bow section,” says Dini. “The style is rigorous yet timeless and deliberately contrasts with a layout designed for informal contemporary living.”

While considerable deck space is devoted to the beach club (which is actually more of a main deck that comprises the swimming pool that’s sunk into the terraced aft deck with access to the lower deck gym and sauna, and a side-loading garage for water toys), the large hull window that is partially underwater that can be enjoyed either under way or at anchor is sure to attract attention too.

The guest accommodation on the lower deck consists of four large cabins.  The galley is also on the lower deck, while the main deck layout features a circular dining area connecting the open aft deck and main salon. The large master stateroom features a built-in chaise longue and Jacuzzi as well as a private sauna. There’s also a central staircase leading from the owner’s personal foredeck to the forward bridge deck which is designed to be used as an open-air cinema when at anchor. 

The sky lounge is on the bridgedeck and there’s an extendable table for al fresco dining and lounging space on the aft deck. The sun deck is partially shaded by the hard top and features a wet bar by the forward hot tub and plenty of sun lounging space.

With a steel hull and aluminum superstructure, the Sportiva 55 has a top speed of 16.5 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots. Her range at an economic speed of 12 knots is 3,800nm.

“The Sportiva 55 can also be fitted with hybrid propulsion and in this case the engine room can be moved forward so the four guest cabins on the lower deck have direct access to the spa and beach club,” adds Poerio.

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