Vitruvius Yachts

Unveiling a 52m Custom Superyacht


We are pleased to welcome newcomer yacht owners, unveiling a 52m custom superyacht in collaboration with Tankoa Yachts.

Here we reveal the first details of a brand new 52-metre custom superyacht collaboration to be built by the Genoa-based shipyard Tankoa Yachts, currently named as ‘Vitruvius N10’.

We were selected by a couple who were looking to move into superyacht ownership following previous experiences of chartering.

This way of working is one of the things that makes us unique as an independent studio. We are able to begin projects with clients directly, without having to wait to be selected by shipyards.

We received an extensive brief four days later which did initially make us scratch our heads and ask: ‘How are we going to achieve all of their requirements for a 52-metre yacht and stay under 500GT? Since then, we have produced 15 versions and developed the project down to the very last centimetre to make it all fit perfectly, finalising the GA with FM Architettura.

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One of the challenges for us was how we were going to achieve all the requirements and stay under 500GT. We were looking to incorporate a large sundeck with ample interior space, and ensure that the yacht maintained excellent stability. We relish these challenges, our experience in both naval architecture and exterior design complement each other to overcome these types of challenges.

This is where naval architecture and exterior design must go hand in hand. As we plan the yacht’s design, we always think about its technical viability; the structure of the vessel and how it will be built by the shipyard. Obviously, this adds an extra layer of complexity, but it guarantees that the client’s plans will be executed once they have been approved.


We enjoyed working closely with FM Architettura and Albert McIllroy / Optimus Navis as project manager.

With an overall length of 51.5 metres, the custom vessel will retain all of the hallmarks of a Vitruvius vessel in her clean and sleek design. She will be powered by hybrid propulsion for an impressive range of 4,000 nautical miles.

Onboard accommodation is provided for 10 guests across six generous staterooms.

Designed with supreme relaxation in mind, standout areas on board Vitruvius N10 include her large sundeck ideal for sunseekers and yoga enthusiasts, as well as her 250+ square metres of terraces which are found spread throughout the vessel.

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