WORK IN PROGRESS | TANKOA TLV62
By Mary Hegarty and Désirée Sormani
The Tankoa TLV62 is the result of a creative meeting of minds between Giancarlo Mussino, MD of brokers SINOS, which recently sold and delivered the Tankoa 50m hybrid Bintador, and yacht designer Luca Vallebona. They have wrapped expansive and very special informal spaces in a light, elegant package.
The exterior lines are low to the water with a distinctive yet very natural and unforced sailing yacht vibe. Even the near-plumb bow exudes an understated strength rather than open aggression. There is a gradual transition from the open spaces aft (beach platform, asymmetrical pool area) to covered (dinette), covered and side-protected (crew pantry, external stairs) and then the door to the main deck saloon which is further forward and shorter than normally the case. The 90 sqm owner suite on the main deck includes a study, oval dressing room, full-beam saloon/sleeping area and a large bathroom with freestanding tub. A stairs leads to the private deck above with C-shaped dinette and sun pads. A central fireplace creates a cosy ambience during evenings at anchor too. There are also four guest staterooms.
The Tankoa TLV 62 is fitted with two Caterpillar 3512 engines for a top speed of 16.5 knots and range of 4500 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 12 knots.