Tankoa Reveals 45 Metre T450 Giorgio Cassetta-Designed Yacht Concept
by Miranda Blazeby
Tankoa Yachts has revealed the 45 metre T450 superyacht model, its first yacht concept under 50 metres.
Designed by Giorgio M Cassetta, the T450 will be built in steel and aluminium and is part of Tankoa’s drive to branch out into more compact vessels of just over 400GT.
Tankoa sales manager Giuseppe Mazza explained: “Building on the extraordinary success of our 50-metre platform with Bintador and Vertige already delivered and two more in build, the T450 confirms Tankoa’s drive to build yachts below 500GT that are designed with a big boat mentality and quality.”
He added: “This new 45-metre model has been designed to provide maximum flexibility, and in terms of interior and exterior space it feels like a much larger vessel.”
With clean horizontal lines and an exterior characteristic of Tankoa yachts, the T450 boasts “a bold vertical architecture to the superstructure.”
Accommodation on board is for a total of 12 guests in six cabins, including a full beam owner’s stateroom and VIP suite on the main deck forward, as well as four ensuite cabins on the lower deck.
Elsewhere, the yacht features a large open plan dining room/ main saloon with full height windows that overlooks the open aft deck. This area functions as an open-air beach club with a glass fronted pool at its centre and staircases leading down the water-level swim platform.
Owners can opt to place a pool on the sundeck, alongside sunbeds, a shaded dining area, forward bar and sofa seating with a day head. The bridge deck meanwhile offers al fresco dining and a sky lounge, with another al fresco social area on the open foredeck.
Speaking about the design, Cassetta said: “The yacht packs some amazing real estate and amenities, while presenting an elegant styling that is intentionally free of any useless decoration. The interior design enjoys ample uninterrupted spaces, warmed by the usage of marine materials and earthy hues. The construction criteria and rich specification will make the T450 a truly unique offer in this size range.”