The 49.99-metre motor yacht GREY has been delivered by the Tankoa shipyard in Genoa, Italy, as the latest unit in the yard’s S501 series. The owner signed the new-build contract in July 2021 and appointed TWW Yachts as project managers. GREY has been in private use since her owner took delivery in May. 

Despite being part of the Tankoa S501 series, GREY is substantially different from her sister ships and the three-deck layout, devised by exterior designer Francesco Paszkowski, was heavily customized to meet her owners’ needs. 

The owner added a spectacular outdoor home cinema. The screen is located in front of the swimming pool lounge on the foredeck, along with a top-of-the-range sound system throughout. 

Four open lounging and entertainment spaces are available. With alfresco living a key element of her design, GREY features a large Jacuzzi on the fly deck alongside seating and lounging areas as well as a pool on the foredeck. 

Giorgio Maria Cassetta worked closely with the owner to create a luxurious and sophisticated interior. Together they created a warm and inviting look and feel, making great use of an array of natural materials, such as rich woods and veined marbles. The interior also benefits from enlarged windows on the main deck, glass bulwarks and fold-out balconies to heighten the all-important indoor-outdoor connection. 

The six suites onboard GREY – including two customized suites on the main deck – can accommodate up to 12 overnight guests. There is also space for up to nine crew. 

The conventional propulsion package offered by Tankoa, will deliver a top speed of 18 knots if using both the main diesel engines for propulsion and one diesel generator for the hotel load.