Delivered in 2018 by Italy’s Tankoa shipyard, “Solo” superyacht could be a model for the future of sustainable yacht design. The modern sailing boat was designed with parameters that were very different than most other superyachts in her category. Featuring half of the internal volume of similar 230-ft.-plus yachts, the luxury yacht has one of the most environmentally friendly exhaust systems of any superyacht on the water.
According to Captain Andrew Johnson, who gave Robb Report an exclusive virtual tour of the boat, the contemporary yacht has requested multiple awards for her unique design, but reducing the internal volume accomplished more than creating a sleek profile: “Her naval architecture makes her extremely efficient. We have a higher cruising speed of 14.5 knots without burning too much fuel and at that speed, we have a 3,800-mile range. After a 12-day crossing from Genoa, Italy to Florida, we still had 35 percent of our fuel left.”
The superyacht also includes kid-friendly areas like the three-foot deep, 21-foot pool on the aft deck. Also, according to Captain Andrew Johnson: “The sundeck is the preferred area on board because it’s so private. There’s just one way in and no one can see you from anywhere else on the boat. In front of the owner’s suite, there’s also a wraparound deck with a plunge pool, again affording complete privacy.”
The luxury interior design is more cosmopolitan than most modern yachts, such as the grand piano and contemporary bar in the main salon. The superyacht has a very distinctive look, with a dark-gray hull that makes a bold first impression and a cosmopolitan interior that looks more like a New York City penthouse than a typical superyacht. The interior designers combined all sorts of materials, including white onyx, grained woods, and even leather floors. The luxury yacht Solo also includes the winter garden on the main deck aft, which provides both privacy and views. The large salon on the bridge deck also provides the option of al-fresco dining. The 21-foot aft-deck pool, at three feet deep, is an ideal play area for kids.
Solo has effectively chartered in and around the Mediterranean, as well as in the Caribbean, British Virgin Islands. Thanks to her 11-foot draft, the superyacht has also cruised the Bahamas.
Source: Robb Report