Tankoa Introduces 230-Foot Milano

The Italian yard developed the concept in partnership with Nauta Design.
Tankoa Milano
Tankoa recently announced the 230-foot Milano, a new superyacht project it has developed in collaboration with Nauta Design. Courtesy Tankoa Yachts

Tankoa Yachts in Italy has unveiled plans for the 230-foot Milano, which was developed in partnership with fellow Italian company Nauta Design.

“This project means a further step in the growth and consolidation phase that makes Tankoa one of the top players in the construction of luxury megayachts,” Vincenzo Poerio, CEO of Tankoa Yachts, stated in a press release. “Fusing cutting-edge technology with meticulous attention to details, the 70-meter Milano embodies our vision for excellence.”

The Milano is inspired by the Italian city of Milan, which is where Nauta Design is based. Beam on the vessel is nearly 39 feet, and the draft is 11½ feet. Styling on the exterior is sleek, with a substantial after section for guest relaxation.

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The salon takes full advantage of the yacht’s 39-foot beam. Courtesy Tankoa Yachts

“The stretched horizontal lines establish a seamless connection with the sea’s surface and the horizon, providing an intimate connection with the natural environment,” Mario Pedol, Nauta co-founder, stated in the press release. “It embodies a reinvention of clean forms and harmonious volumes, resulting in a visual effect of lightness, purity and serenity.”

The elongated stern section includes a beach club with a lounge, convertible gymnasium, sauna, massage room and foldout platforms for extra water access. There’s also an outdoor swimming pool with sun lounging. Because the engine room is a single level on the under-lower deck, guests have a direct passage from their accommodations to the beach club.

Those lower-deck accommodations include four guest staterooms that are separate from the crew cabins, crew mess, laundry and water-toy garage. Two VIP staterooms are up on the main deck with foldout terraces. Also on the main deck, forward, is a tender garage.

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The owners’ stateroom is located on the upper deck and has a study, a private pool and more. Courtesy Tankoa Yachts

The upper deck is the owners’ deck, with a stateroom, private pool, study, sky lounge, outdoor dining and helipad.

On the bridge deck is the captain’s cabin along with a cinema, while the sundeck has a lounge area and sunbeds.

The diesel-electric propulsion system on the Tankoa Milano includes four variable-speed Caterpillar C32 generators that supply electrical energy to two 1,640-kilowatt e-motors. According to Tankoa, the setup allows for a top speed of 16.5 knots.

Are there fuel cells in the Tankoa Milano specs? Yes. Tankoa is integrating methanol fuel cells that are expected to provide up to 200 kilowatts of power. (The main advantage of methanol fuel cells, experts say, is the ease of transport of methanol, an energy-dense yet reasonably stable liquid at all environmental conditions.)

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