The Monaco Yacht Show is one of the largest annual yacht trade shows in the world, hosting over 500 yachts and 30,000 people a year. Founded in 1991, the show is certainly a sight to behold, and this year will be no different. This year’s yacht show will feature Tankoa’s new superyacht, Solo. Solo, which is expected to launch in several weeks. The new superyacht is 236-foot in length and designed to move in a bold, new direction. The design for this yacht was based off of Vertige, a superyacht designed by Tankoa that is ten feet shorter. Rather than using the traditional through-hull system, Solowas designed with underwater exhaust allowing more area across the yacht for interior and exterior design features. As a result, this space will support a larger winter garden, wider aft deck (including a 20-foot transversal pool), and a wider upper deck.
Inside Solo, the luxury continues. The yacht was designed with a warm décor in mind. From the mind of interior designer Margherita Casprini, the superyacht features large glass bulwarks for extended, unobstructed sea views. The exterior of the boat was designed by Francesco Paszkowski. In total, Solo has the capacity to accommodate twelve guests in its six staterooms. The six staterooms include a master suite, with its own private deck; a VIP suite; and four double cabins. Included in the master suite are a fold-out terrace, convenient access to the helipad, and a private Jacuzzi, bar saloon, and breakfast nook on the exterior deck.
One of the most predominant features on the yacht is the beach club. Within the beach club of Solo, is a grand owner’s study which can be converted into two more cabins for staff. The large club includes an oversized glass-walled gym with a fold-out terrace, sauna, and hammam. Extensive space is also laid out for relaxation with a sofa, bar, and television. Lastly, the yacht features a tender garage, which unlike past designs, is located forward on the stern and has space for two 24-foot vessels, personal watercraft, and a rescue boat.
While the Solois a real luxury machine, it is not meant just for the owner’s use. The superyacht itself was actually designed for charter and will likely be placed in the Mediterranean fleet. The Solo, although known for its high-class luxury, also boasts immense power. It is equipped with twin 3516 Caterpillar engines, giving the superyacht a top speed of 17 knots and giving it a range of over 6,000 nautical miles at a speed of 12.5 knots with her 162,000-gallon fuel tank. The hull of the superyacht features an aluminum superstructure and relentless steel hull.
Currently, the yacht is available for season charter at a weekly rate. Current rates for the superyacht start at about $750,000 for a week in the summer and approximately $600,000 for a week in the winter.