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Stunning concept superyacht with world’s first suspended pool is to dive for

Tankoa Apache superyacht rear view with suspended flying pool

Italian superyacht maker Tankoa has unveiled the T760 Apache, a stunning new 76 metre superyacht concept.

Based on an entirely new technical platform, the steel and aluminium Apache features sleek exterior styling, chic interior design and groundbreaking luxury features by designer Alberto Mancini. Tankoa’s Apache is distinguished by an innovative swimming pool suspended in the bow between the upper and main decks.

The Master Stateroom is on the upper deck forward, with direct access to this 9.5 metre long tank. With its glass bottom, guests will feel like they’re swimming suspended in space, while those on the deck below can look up into the pool. Such a foredeck feature has never been attempted before on a superyacht, says the yachtbuilder.

Inspired by modern architecture, with crisp horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines, the look is said to resemble the feathers of an arrow, with minimised bulwarks for uninterrupted views outboard.

“The layered decks had to offer multiple areas for relaxation and social activities, but the balance between the interior and exterior spaces had to be instinctive, bright and blissful,” says designer Mancini.

The Master Stateroom is on the upper deck forward, with direct access to a 9.5 metre long tank. Such a foredeck feature has never been attempted before on a superyacht…

Top down view of the decks of the Tankoa Apache superyacht
When the folding side terraces are deployed, 125 sqm of upscale resort space is offered

Apache’s beach club is another novel attraction. When the folding side terraces are deployed, 125 sqm of upscale resort space is offered, alongside the floodable pool with access via a grand central staircase from the main deck. It’s connected to the garage, which when emptied of tenders and assorted marine toys, offers even more deck space. The folding platforms are fitted with one-way glass the same colour as the hull for homogenous exterior aesthetics.

“I wanted to avoid the typical cave dark effect that today we see in many beach clubs,” says Mancini. “Indeed, Apache’s beach club design is not just an area for accessing the sea to be enjoyed only when anchored during the day; it’s fully integrated with the main deck salon so it can be used day or night as an extension of the outdoor living space.”

The main deck salon and dining room cover 118 sqm. The four guest cabins on the main deck enjoy larger windows than conventional cabins on the lower deck, as well as a semi-open foredeck lounge and gym. There’s a VIP suite in the bow.

  • Looking down at the Tankoa Apache superyacht at anchor

The interior styling will utilise Loro Piana soft fabrics and silk upholstery, oak parquet flooring and nubuck suede. Dark blue ash wood panels and a walkable glass corridor through the owner’s suite create a balance between warm and cool materials, says the designer.

On the open aft deck there’s a second pool.  There’s also a dedicated cinema adjacent to the lobby and elevator.

Tech specs:
The Tankoa Apache is projected to have a displacement of 1,350 tons and a gross tonnage of 1,515GT.

There are two propulsion options: twin CAT C3512E (2 x 1901 kW @ 1,800 rpm) or twin MTU V4000M73 (2 x 1920 kW @ 1,970 rpm) engines for a top speed of 16.5 knots, cruising speed of 15 knots and a range of 5,000nm. 

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