A first look into Tankoa Yachts’ dark and mysterious superyacht OLOKUN — Yacht Charter & Superyacht News

Tankoa Yachts has released images of its latest S501 hull, the imposing all-aluminium luxury yacht OLOKUN.

superyacht OLOKUN running - Photo © Blue iProd

superyacht OLOKUN running – Photo © Blue iProd

M/Y OLOKUN is the third hull produced from the S501 platform and follows swiftly on from the success of the first hull, motor yacht VERTIGE, which was launched in 2017, and motor yacht BINTADOR, launched in 2019, to make the model the shipyard’s best-seller.

aft view while running - Photo © Blue iProd

aft view while running – Photo © Blue iProd

aerial view of the superyacht - Photo © Blue iProd

aerial view of the superyacht – Photo © Blue iProd

OLOKUN immediately distinguishes herself from her sister hulls by her stormy black hull accented minimally with a low silver superstructure. This sultry appearance required a different approach compared to light coloured hulls: Dark hulls have a tendency to overheat in the sunshine and to prevent this the shipyard used special awlgrip coatings that reduce the temperature of the hull by as much as 10°C.

main deck - seating - Photo © Blue iProd

main deck – seating – Photo © Blue iProd

bridge deck dining area - Photo © Blue iProd

bridge deck dining area – Photo © Blue iProd

Superyacht OLOKUN boasts exterior styling and a layout by renowned designer Francesco Paszkowski, while the refined interiors come from prolific design studio Casa Dio Miami|London. True to contemporary trends, the interiors use natural materials and colours for a serene and welcoming environment. The simple and clean lines are inspired by Japanese design, enhanced by top quality fabrics from prestigious Italian brand Loro Piana and unique bespoke furniture by Casa Dio Miami|London that was created just for the interiors of OLOKUN.

sun deck - sun pads - Photo © Blue iProd

sun deck – sun pads – Photo © Blue iProd

bow relaxation area - Photo © Blue iProd

bow relaxation area – Photo © Blue iProd

Brushed oak is used on the ceilings, walls and flooring in three different shades: Natural, Tokyo Black and Bitter Grey. Plush jute and wool carpeting from Loro Piana is found within the bedrooms, while the bathrooms are finished in Calcatta and black marquina marble trims and Compac high-tech quartz.

double cabin - Photo © Blue iProd

double cabin – Photo © Blue iProd

The Owner opted for several changes to the exteriors and interiors, namely the relocation of the formal dining room to the upper deck to dedicate the main deck aft to the main salon, the conversion of the side-loading tender garage in the stern to additional space for the beach club, a private office for the Master suite that can be converted into an extra cabin.

beach club open - Photo © Blue iProd

beach club open – Photo © Blue iProd

Similar to the previous S501 models, OLOKUN has fold-down terraces off the main salon and Master suite on the main deck forward as well as a sundeck Jacuzzi and bar, and a spa within the beach club on the lower deck.

main saloon interiors - Photo © Blue iProd

main saloon interiors – Photo © Blue iProd

Twin MTU 8V4000 M54 engines allow superyacht OLOKUN to travel at a top speed of 17.5 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots while an economical 10 knots grants a transatlantic range of 4,500 nautical miles.

upper saloon dining - Photo © Blue iProd

upper saloon dining – Photo © Blue iProd

Three more units of the S501 platform are currently under construction, two of which have been sold while the third is being built on speculation.

 

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Source: Yacht Charter & Superyacht News

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