Tankoa Yachts unveils the ‘SUV of the seven seas’, the T500 TETHYS luxury explorer yacht — Yacht Charter & Superyacht News

Italian shipyard Tankoa Yachts has revealed its latest superyacht concept: T500 TETHYS, a 50m/164ft go-anywhere expedition yacht which comes in at just
under 500 GT.

Luxury yacht Tankoa T500 Tethys

Luxury yacht Tankoa T500 Tethys

Designed by Milan-based studio Hot Lab, motor explorer yacht T500 TETHYS has hybrid propulsion options available for optimal choice between range and environmental sensitivity.

The concept exterior showcases four decks dedicated to outdoor living, starting from the spacious lower deck swim platform up to a sundeck with forward and aft terraces. Versatility has been integrated into E/Y T500 TETHYS from the start, and the large main deck aft has a stern infinity pool which can be covered for a flush deck area, and a helipad for convenient connections or a bird’s eye view of breath-taking destinations.

Tankoa T500 TEHTHYS | Aft deck pool can be converted to a helipad

Tankoa T500 TEHTHYS | Aft deck pool can be converted to a helipad

Both the upper deck and sundeck have options for dining and lounging, while the foredeck has a dedicated sunbathing spot where guests can enjoy uninterrupted views of the surroundings.

The interiors have also been designed by Hot Lab as refined, calm social spaces connected to the outdoor world through full-height windows along the port and starboard sides. Glass sliding doors can be pulled back to let in the warmth and fresh air of destinations such as the Cote d’Azur and Italian Riviera in their summer splendour, while the ability to cruise in high latitudes makes the majesty of Greenland and Svalbard more than just a dream.

The climate-controlled interior also has two convertible spaces on the lower deck which can be used as a cinema, gym, office, additional guest/staff cabins or other leisure purposes.

T500 TETHYS | Main salon

Tankoa T500 TETHYS | Main salon

When it comes to accommodation, the general layout has 5 en-suite cabins for 10 guests: 1 Master suite on the main deck forward, and 2 double cabin and 2 twin cabins amidships on the lower deck. The Master suite has its own office with lounge area in addition to a walk-in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom, forming a private sanctuary for work and rest while on long journey lasting months or more.

Tankoa T500 TETHYS | Master suite office and lounge

Tankoa T500 TETHYS | Master suite office and lounge

Dubbed the ‘SUV of the seven seas’, E/Y T500 TETHYS fills a gap in the Tankoa range for family adventures with the versatility to tackle remote or populous cruising grounds year after year.

Source: Yacht Charter & Superyacht News

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