NASA control room? No, control panel of the new 72-metre “Solo”!


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“Maybe we got into a NASA mailing list by mistake,” we thought when we got the picture above. But it’s not a control room for space operations, it’s the dashboard of Tankoa’s all-new 72-metre-long “Solo”.

The megayacht has the external lines designed by Francesco Paszkowski and the interiors by Margherita Casprini, interior lead designer of the FPD studio; according to Tankoa, it is also one of the most technically advanced yachts thanks to its hull, designed by Professor Ruggiero.

With a length of 72 metres and a width of 11.60 metres, Solo has a volume of 1,600 GT with a displacement of 1,120 tonnes at half load and 1,240 tonnes at full load.

Powered by a pair of 3516B Caterpillars, which develop 1,825 kW, it is able to reach a top speed of 17.5 knots. At 10 knots, with a generator running, it consumes a total of 195 litres per hour, ensuring a range of 7,000 nautical miles. At 15.7 knots, it consumes 570 liters per hour with a range of over 4,000 nautical miles and a margin of 10%. At a top speed of 17.5 knots, it has a range of over 3,000 nautical miles with a margin of 10%.

Like all yachts in the Tankoa range, it is equipped with an independent steering system, in this case supplied by Rolls Royce, which allows you to manoeuvre in the tightest spaces with the support of a 200 kW Najad hydraulic bow thruster. The three Northern Lights generators, two 230 kW and one 155 kW, are equipped with a HUG soot burners system to eliminate the classic black smoke stains on the sides and allow guests to enjoy the aft deck as well as the beach club with open terraces without bad smells or dirty waters.

The main engines are equipped with Eco Spray SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) to significantly reduce emissions. The yacht is equipped with a CO2 monitoring system, which allows the captain to always find the optimal speed while minimizing emissions. For this reason, the yacht is delivered with the Environmental Management Plan (EMP) manual. Solo was built in accordance with the B5th rule, according to which fuel tanks do not exceed 36 cubic meters each and structurally constructed at 1/5th of the maximum beam on either side of the hull. The result is to minimise the risk of fuel spillage in the event of a lateral collision.

With safety and comfort as a priority, Solo is equipped to the highest standards, including two independent stabilizing units that energize the four zero-speed fins of 3.6 square meters each. Solo’s construction was followed and classified by both Lloyds and RINA, who certified the paperless bridge. The wheelhouse is equipped with a semi-integrated Boening console.

Solo accommodates 12 guests in six cabins: the master suite on the private master deck, a VIP suite, four doubles (two of which convertible into twins), which are located on the main deck to ensure maximum tranquility. In addition, the hair dressing/massage room and the owner’s studio can be converted into additional cabins, both with private bathrooms.

The VIP and guest cabins offer a “breathtaking” sea view thanks to the large windows. The beach club, a key element on board Solo, is a spacious and welcoming area. Equipped with sofas, bar, TV, bathroom and a huge Technogym gym with glass wall and opening terrace, it is directly connected to the wellness area. Here we find a sauna, also with its own opening terrace, a hammam and a refrigerated shower with water at 5 ° Celsius.

The upper deck houses the semi-integrated paperless Boëning wheelhouse with an independent radio room, a comfortable captain’s cabin and a hair dressing/massage room that can be converted into an additional cabin for a bodyguard or an officer. The aft section houses a huge lounge with full-height windows, the 90-inch television.

The owner’s apartment has a private media room/studio. The central bed is surrounded by full-height windows that provide a 180° view, a glazed skylight and direct access to two outdoor relaxation areas with sheltered sunbeds, a Jacuzzi with Bisazza mosaics and a transparent wall.

The owner can make his arrival on board in style using the helideck touch and go aft (with certification up to 4.5 tons, enough for most helicopters with double turbines, such as a Augusta 109), and enjoys its own private Jacuzzi, bar, lounge, outdoor corner for breakfast and an additional bathroom.

The aft deck is equipped with a transverse six-meter pool, sofas and a pop-up TV screen recessed into the superstructure so as to transform this whole area into a real outdoor cinema.

The main deck overlooks the conservatory and reception desk/bar and houses a cinema/bookcase lounge that can be closed with an electric sliding glass panel, a dining area with a table for 16 and a stabilised aquarium. The walls with glass panels allow you to observe the sea freely even during dinner.

The under lower deck is dedicated to laundry, pump room, storage, waste treatment room, AC units and technical spaces. The central garage for the tender houses two 7.50-metre custom-made luxury tenders and a wealth of diving equipment, while most of the water toys are stored in the side garages at the bow.

FPD Studio, in collaboration with Margherita Casprini, received direct instructions from the owner, who wanted interiors capable of creating a strong contrast with the exteriors. He wanted something modern, minimalist and welcoming at the same time. Another of his desires was the use of natural materials assembled in such a way that the décor offered great balance and modernity and that it was both timeless and refined.

To achieve this, all the marbles used on board, with the exception of onyx, have a satin finish. Most of the woods are also satin-finished and highlighted by the brilliant Macassar ebony. The carpets are made to measure for Solo and the tops of the furniture are covered either with Cappuccino satin marble, imported from Jaipur in Rajasthan, or with natural hard leather with stitched seams.

The main woods are: Macassar polished ebony, “grey flamed”, grey coloured oak or black oak.
The ceilings are made of brushed aluminium panels, grey coloured oak and nubuck.
The stones are Forest Black Antique marble from France, Cappuccino marble from Rajasthan, Striato Elegante Honed marble from India and Onice Pure White marble from Mexico.
Interior sofas, chairs and armchairs are by Fendi Casa.
The external sofas and seats are by Kettal and Tribu.
The interior lights recessed into the ceiling are by Altraluce.
The external lights recessed into the ceiling are by Palagi.
The lamps are by O Luce, Penta Light and Fontana Arte.
The bar stools are made in Italy by Cedrimartini.
All the taps come from Dornbracht (Germany).
The steps of the staircase are in white Crystal Onyx while the walls are made of aged oak from a Norwegian farm. 300 years old.
The marble of the hammam is Calacatta from Tuscany.
The wood of the sauna was discovered in a medieval castle in Finland.





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