M/Y Olokun is the third unit in Tankoa’s 50-metre series of all-aluminum yachts with striking exterior styling and interior layout by Francesco Paszkowski and interior decor by Casa Dio Miami/London. Her layout was crafted to offer a rigorous stylistic harmony with a clean, contemporary look.
Just like her predecessors – Vertige and her hybrid sister-ship Bintador – M/Y Olokun includes fold-down terraces in the master stateroom on the forward main deck, a large sundeck with bar and hot-tub and an ample beach club with spa in the transom. However, it is her shiny, jet-black hull and silver superstructure chosen by the owner that makes her really stand out. Dark hulls easily overheat in the sunshine, so to achieve optimal results Tankoa specified special Awlgrip coatings that reduce the temperature of the metal hull by as much as 10°C.
Black hull wasn’t the only thing the owner of M/Y Olokun wanted to customize. Specific requests include the main deck aft to be dedicated exclusively to a spacious lounge for relaxation with the dining room relocated to the upper deck. The side-loading tender garage in the stern has been transformed into an extension of the beach club as the owner prefers to use a 15mt chase boat. In addition to the four guest suites on the lower deck, the master stateroom features a private office that can be converted into an extra cabin.
The yacht features an exclusive interior decor by the US-based studio Casa Dio Miami/London. Based on the owner’s tastes, the style of the interior is centered around brushed oak in three different shades: natural oak, Tokyo Black and Bitter Grey. All the furniture pieces were custom designed and manufactured by the Casadio craftsmen.
The beach club space within the 499GT volume of the 50-metre yacht was maximized to position a hammam lounge and relaxation area as close as possible to the ocean. Since the owner wanted the main salon to be as large as possible, the dining room was moved to the upper deck that includes two dining tables – one interior and one on the open aft deck.
Olokun has a semi-displacement hull with conventional diesel propulsion (2 x MTU 8V4000 M54 engines) for a top speed of 17.5 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots. At an economical 11 knots she has an oceanic range of 4,500 nautical miles.