As Luck May Have It

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  • Michael Verdon

The personal preferences of Suerte’s owner make the new 228-foot Tankoa yacht ideal for chartering.  

The owner of Suerte had two nonnegotiable requests for its design: The interior had to be modern, comfortable, and welcoming enough for him to feel as though he were coming home whenever he came aboard; and there had to be a separate entrance and set of passageways for the crewmembers, so that he and his guests could enjoy their privacy. Charter clients will appreciate those features—and others—as much as Suerte’s owner does.

The 228-foot trideck, whose name is the Spanish word for “luck,” is the first launch by Italy’s Tankoa Yachts; it debuted at the Monaco Yacht Show in September. It accommodates 12 guests and a crew of 17, including the captain.

The Florence-based designer Francesco Paszkowski included spacious social areas on each of Suerte’s decks. The interior decor, selected by Paszkowski’s partner, Margherita Casprini, includes teak, oak, black slate, Jerusalem stone, and various types of leather, marble, and onyx. Notable amenities include a main saloon that also serves as a 16-person cinema room and a sky-deck swimming pool with a glass bottom that serves as a skylight for the saloon below. Carbon filters limit emissions, and advanced soundproofing reduces engine noise, making Suerte exceptionally green and quiet. 

Social Graces ❖ 
Suerte features numerous indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces, including two interior saloons. The upper-deck saloon (shown below) has a lounge area, an 8-foot fireplace, a 90-inch video screen, a game table, a baby grand piano, and a sushi bar. The eight-panel skylight doubles as the glass bottom of the swimming pool on the deck above. A sliding wall can convert a portion of the saloon into an additional guest cabin.

Understated Entry ❖ 
Suerte’s main entryway is modeled after a winter garden. It features floor-to-ceiling windows with wooden slats, a black-slate floor, and an anodized-aluminum bar in the shape of an airplane wing. It also has separate entrances for guests and crewmembers, and a stairway that leads down to the beach club.

Wine and Dine 
A meal aboard Suerte can be a multisensory experience. The food is prepared in a galley designed by one of Italy’s top restaurateurs, and served in a dining room that features a large tropical fish tank and a custom-made glass wine cabinet. The cabinet can prominently display as many as four dozen bottles from the yacht’s 
climate-controlled pantries, which hold a total of about 600 bottles. 

Movie Nights ❖ 
The focal point of the main saloon, located aft of the dining room, is an 88-inch curved Samsung video screen set into a black-slate wall. The room can comfortably accommodate 16 guests. While the outdoor areas attract guests during the day, the saloon serves as a popular gathering spot in the evening.

Room with a View ❖ 
Guests can enjoy a panoramic view from the master suite, which is located on the forward portion of the upper deck. The suite is furnished with a king-size bed and includes an office and an expansive bathroom. The adjacent private terrace houses a 20-foot-long lounge and a four-person Jacuzzi.

Details, Details ❖ 
The VIP bathroom (below left) features a stand-alone Corian bathtub and a black-granite shower. In an upper-deck lobby (below right), a rustic wooden wall sculpture exemplifies the yacht’s contemporary decor.


Great Outdoors ❖ 
Suerte offers opportunities to enjoy the sun and the ocean breezes on each of its three decks, including the upper deck (above), where the terrace is furnished with a dining table and L-shaped sofas. The 38-foot-wide main deck (below) features a wraparound sofa that seats as many as 20 guests. The deck also provides access from the entry area to the beach club below. 


Catching Rays ❖ 
The sky deck features a 16-foot pool (above) with a swim-up bar. The open space at the rear of the deck can be used for sunbathing or dancing, and it converts into a helipad. Suerte’s beach club (below) is separated from the swim platform by glass doors and is equipped with a sauna, a white-marble Turkish bath, a massage room, and a full bathroom. In front of the beach club is a tender garage housing personal watercraft, underwater sleds, and two 23-foot tenders. 


Chartering Suerte 
BUILDER: Tankoa Yachts, tankoa.com DELIVERED: September 2015  LENGTH: 228 feet  CABINS: 6  GUESTS: 12  CREW: 17 CRUISING AREAS: Caribbean during the winter; Mediterranean during the summer  WEEKLY BASE RATE: Starting at about $611,000  TOYS AND TENDERS: Two custom-made 23-foot tenders with 260 hp engines, four Seabob Cayago F7 underwater sleds, six personal watercraft, snorkeling and diving equipment  HIGHLIGHT: Enjoying the view from the observation platform above the sky deck  CHARTER CONTACT: Yacht-Ology, sales@yacht-ology.com 

 

 

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