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Boat of the Week: This 164-Footer Has a Massive Cinema Screen for Watching Movies—While You Swim

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Just one look at Tankoa’s superyacht Grey will get you up to speed on the owner’s entertainment-led design mandate. Not because of the large window profiles and reduced mullions on the upper decks that enhance the view, or the extended flydeck with a large Jacuzzi for soaks and cocktails.

What makes passersby stop and stare at the 164-foot superyacht is the supersized glass-encased pool on the foredeck that faces an attention-grabbing 144-inch retractable cinema screen with speakers.

Transforming the bow into an epic outdoor theater, the giant high-definition TV takes center stage. It’s perhaps the largest screen to feature on a boat of this size, sheltered by a temporary sunshade and flanked by sunpads on either side. And the submerged pool seats keep guests cool when viewing on hot days. In front of the wheelhouse is a bank of sofas and tables for guests who prefer to stay dry, yet still enjoy lines of sight usually reserved for the captain.

Superyacht Tankoa 'Grey' foredeck.

The foredeck swimming pool with outdoor cinema offers the coolest seats in the house.

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For the young European owner with entertaining at the forefront of his mind, Grey is an impressive first yacht. “He wanted something different for his first boat and asked to have the richest materials on board,” Elisa Corti, Tankoa’s PR representative, told Robb Report during a tour of the yacht in Monaco. “He paid a lot of attention to even the smallest of details.”

The entire boat is designed to elevate the onboard fun factor. It’s fitted with state-of-the-art stereo sound by Focal & Naim to bring a cinematic quality to films and sports, enhanced by acoustic leather wallpaper.

The sky lounge on the upper deck is a dedicated media room fitted with a large LG Signature rollable TV. The original layout included a second galley on this level, but in the spirit of socializing, the owner amended the design to include an open bar. A non-negotiable for the owner was the addition of Starlink satellite, which means the yacht has guaranteed connectivity for navigation, technology, and streaming media.

Superyacht Tankoa 'Grey' Salon

Windows, open space and shades of blue define the main salon.

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Grey is the fifth hull in Tankoa’s S501 series, with an exterior penned by Francesco Paszkowski and a contemporary interior by Giorgio Cassetta. However, it is the first of Tankoa’s EVO models, meaning “evolution in design.”

Built on speculation before the owner stepped in, much of the three-deck layout closely echoes the previous four units, except for a few owner customizations.

This includes the sundeck, which was extended by 108 square feet, a second pool, pop-up tables for alfresco dining, and an outdoor galley with a bar made from the largest slab of backlit black agate found on any yacht.

Tankoa Superyacht 'Grey' Main Suite

The main suite has a balcony on the side.

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Other bespoke details include the single-but-significantly larger windows in each of the four light-filled lower deck guest cabins—two doubles and two twins. The owner also requested the use of leather on the interior, rare white Macaubas quartzite in the master suite, and soft carpet on the stairs.

Other materials include natural flamed Indian rosewood, European oak, eucalyptus, and Palissandro Bluette marble. And, of course, a TV in every room. “The client’s instructions were to deliver a result that would be luxurious and rich, a showcase of fine craftsmanship,” said Cassetta in a statement.

The full-beam owner’s suite with a walk-in wardrobe and en suite is on the main deck forward, with two asymmetric fold-down balconies on each side, both with windows that open when the balconies are closed. A VIP is also found on this level, located between the master suite and the main salon, which also has formal dining. With built-in deck spaces, the owner uses both the master and VIP as impromptu offices when needed.

Superyacht 'Grey' by Tankoa

The yacht also has second pool on the flybridge.

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Grey has a top speed of 17.5 knots and a cruising speed of 16 knots. Its range is 4,000 nautical miles at 11 knots.

The best-laid plans of mice, men, and yacht buyers. The owner took delivery of his personalized boat last June, only enjoying a few weeks of cruising in summer before listing Grey for charter and sale. The good news is that it’s a ready-made platform for anyone who likes to party.

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Superyacht 'Grey' in Images

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