Bolide, from the Latin bolis, is the name given to the falling stars that appear in the sky with a blazing trail, wide and persistent. More commonly, ‘bolide’ is the word used in Italian to define vehicles that stand out by virtue of their speed and power, both in terms of performance and style.
Now, Bolide is also the yacht project arising from a partnership between Tankoa and Exclusiva, two companies specialised in the creation of projects tailor-made especially for their clients.
This concept of luxury yachting focuses on uniqueness, all-round excellence and customization. It is a project-based approach of positivity and great innovation, which turns the tables on traditional yacht design, working on fluidity and dynamism, artistic sensitivity and Futurist evocations, as well as charting new territory with regard to the scope for client interaction. The futuristic Bolide yacht was created just as much from the fusion of extraordinary abilities and skills as from an almost psychological matching process: a ‘family feeling’ that goes well beyond technique and for the first time, putting together two unique realties to unite Italian beauty and expertise: the Tankoa Yachts shipyard and the Exclusiva Design studio.
Bolide is the result of a marriage which is in turn an expression of Tankoa’s greatest evolution: a mix of skills and solidity, but also of innovation – one mindful of its roots, bringing together Italian art and craftsmanship to trace a line between past and future, and to give meaning to the history of both companies.
A project arising from a year of research carried out by these two complementary firms. Tankoa, a shipyard which is structurally young but with a high degree of know-how to its name, and Exclusiva, a design company that has always managed to reflect the exact requests of its clients thanks to an approach revolving around the needs and wishes of the commissioner. A personal and not only technical encounter, designed to provide a carefully crafted interpretation of the client’s dreams in order to turn them into reality.
Nautical design thus becomes the ultimate expression of a tailor-made philosophy.
Bolide arose from the joint desire shared by Tankoa and Exclusiva to take up a challenge: to break the mould of yacht design and trace hitherto unexplored routes. Like on a journey in which one departs for an ever-changing destination. Dynamism is in fact one of the key concepts behind this knowingly ambitious project: while innovation remains a never-ending quest, careful study and painstaking research led to the creation of a concept in which feasibility is paramount, thanks to a series of pool trials guaranteeing the excellent technical performance of the craft.
Thanks to an interdisciplinary approach to yachting, the result of the joint strengths of the team and the know-how of Tankoa and Exclusiva, Bolide features a series of substantial innovations that visually translate into an expression of fluidity and dynamism through its shapes.
From the concept to the aesthetic details, the team of designers that worked on the project let themselves be inspired by the artistic movement that represents the cutting edge of 20th-century Italian art: Futurism. A movement whose goal was to represent the dawn of a new era.
The lines used for Bolide define a dynamic, fluid attitude, mindful of the key concepts of Futurism, meant as a desire to underline a status quo, to look elsewhere and to do so rapidly, with strength, courage and positivity.
An attitude that, in a single concept, sums up the characterizing values of both Tankoa and Exclusiva.
“In Tankoa, we found a very collaborative partner, very much in line with our own vision, something that immediately gave us a sense of trust and freedom right from the initial creation phase.
This is an element of priceless value, most of all when you are setting out on an ambitious project in which you know where you’re starting from but you don’t know where it will take you. It was the strength of the team that won, of the interdisciplinary group that we created, made up of technicians, but also of artists, visionaries, project managers and graphic designers.”
Chairman and Design Director of Exclusiva Design
|Classiﬁcation||Lloyds + RINA + MCA|
|Hull Material||High Tensile Steel|
|Project Engineer||Ruggiero S.r.l. (Genoa)|
|Exterior Design||Fabio Mazzeo – Exclusiva Design|
|Interior Design||Fabio Mazzeo – Exclusiva Design|
|Accommodations||1 Owner’s Suite + 5 VIP Suites|
|Overall Lenght||72 mt (232,9 ft)|
|Overall Beam||12,00 mt (38,05 ft)|
|Draft||3,38 mt (11,08 ft)|
|Full Displacement||~ 1,300 ton|
|Gross Tonnage||~ 1,800 GT|
|Maximum Speed at Half Load||18 knots|
|Range at 12,5 knots||> 6.000 n.m.|
|Fuel||~ 160 m³|
|Fresh Water||~ 37 m³ (Watermakers 2 x 20.000 lt/day – Idromar MC20)|
|Main Engines||Cat 3516 B DITA-SCAC HD|
|Maximum Power||2 x 2.000 kW [2 x 2.720 HP] at 1.600 rpm|
|Propulsion||Twin Fixed Pitch Propellers|
|Generators||2 x 230 kW + 1 x 155 kW + Emerg. Generator|
|Bow thruster||VT Naiad, Electric Drive, 210 kW|
|Stabilizing System||VT Naiad, 4 Fins, at anchor|
|The design criterion is to house the following tenders and jet-skis.|
|Main Tender||7,2 m|
|Secondary Tender||7,2 m|
|Crew Tender||4,2 m + SOLAS Tender|
Tenders and sport equipment to be supplied by the Owner.