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Tankoa opts for a vertical bow on its next-gen superyacht

Tankoa opts for a vertical bow...
The Tankoa S702 Next 70 superyacht, with its near-vertical bow
The Tankoa S702 Next 70 superyacht, with its near-vertical bow
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Plenty of glass, plenty of views
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Plenty of glass, plenty of views
Upper deck sun lounge
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Upper deck sun lounge
The Tankoa S702 Next 70 superyacht, with its near-vertical bow
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The Tankoa S702 Next 70 superyacht, with its near-vertical bow
That snub nose is not just a fashion statement, it also increases below-deck storage
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That snub nose is not just a fashion statement, it also increases below-deck storage
Main pool
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Main pool
Circular lounges for social areas
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Circular lounges for social areas
Helipad connects directly to the owner's suite
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Helipad connects directly to the owner's suite
Undercover dining area
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Undercover dining area
The big Tankoa puts on quite a light show
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The big Tankoa puts on quite a light show
Curvaceous lines join the decks
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Curvaceous lines join the decks

Italian yachtmaker Tankoa has signalled the "next step" in its superyacht program with the S702 Next 70, a 70 m (230 ft) beast with a near-vertical bow.

It's a whopping 4-deck beast with its own helipad up front, a two-story master suite and plenty of frameless glass to maximize the views from the interior. Running with a vertical bow offers extra storage area at the front of the ship, room in this case for a crew tender, rescue tender and jet skis. It's also a bit of a fashion statement, with a brutal and somewhat military look to it that might help it stand out from the crowd – not that there's much of a crowd in the 70-meter superyacht market to stand out from.

Powered by a pair of 2,447-horsepower CAT diesels and carrying a little over 42,000 gal (160,000 l) of fuel, the Next 70 will hit 17 knots at full throttle, or cruise long range at 12 knots. There's a 9-m (30-ft) limousine tender for important people like yourself, and a 5.5-m (18.8-ft) smaller tender you can use to show others who's boss.

The big Tankoa puts on quite a light show
The big Tankoa puts on quite a light show

If you're lucky enough to get the big bedroom, it's a 1,600-sq-ft beauty spread over the main and upper deck, with its own private gym, panoramic lounge, dining/meeting area and side terraces, as well as a door leading up to the helipad. Two VIP suites sit where the skydeck might normally be on the upper deck.

There are plenty of social areas, including two pools, spa, sauna, sun decks and circular lounges sprinkled across every level above the waterline. Lighting is integrated, everywhere, and pretty special in its own right. And the overall design is quite striking, not just for its intimidating size, but for the S curves down the side where the decks run back to the stern.

Check out a video below, and jump into the gallery for a range of renders.

Tankoa's S702 Next 70 superyacht

Source: Tankoa

5 comments
paul314
This makes me think of the old fashion articles about where hemlines were going to be this season. Not a lot of new tech here.
guzmanchinky
I've never found that upright bow to be great looking, but this is an amazing boat.
Nelson Hyde Chick
No one should be wealthy enough to own things like this as long as there are homeless and hungry people on this planet, this is an abomination.
holdenmidfield
How many readers of New Atlas own or are considering owning a super yacht? Damn few I suspect. But we can all be reassured that the ultra-wealthy have a little more room in the bow section for their toys. Borderline nauseating.
Fastship
@guzmanchinky A socialist will look at that yacht and say "nobody should have one of those" whereas a capitalist will say "everybody should have one"...