Wally unveils first details of Wallywhy100 yacht
Monaco-based luxury boat brand Wally has revealed the first details of the new model Wallywhy100, the latest in the Wallywhy range.
The exterior design and naval architecture of the Wallywhy100 has been created by the Wally-Ferretti Group Engineering team, with Studio A. Vallicelli & C. responsible for the interior design.
As a crossover product, the yacht is pitched as a more voluminous cruiser in the sub-70ft (21m) range, combining the qualities of a 60-70 foot coupé boat with the benefits of the Wallywhy volume.
“The Wallywhy100 was born from a gap in the market,” says Stefano de Vivo, Wally’s managing director. “While beautiful and sleek, traditional coupés do not offer the comfort and livability that today’s owners expect from their boats. In the same way, larger and more voluminous boats generally don’t offer speed or usage flexibility. This leaves owners with a tough choice: do they want to compromise on comfort or performance?
“Through the Wallywhy line, we have solved this problem by harnessing all of the product and market knowledge we have accumulated over the years. Like its predecessors, Wallywhy200 and Wallywhy150, the Wallywhy100 will be a game changer in many different markets due to its compelling value proposition and infinite usage cases for a wide demographic. 20 years from now, the industry will look at the Wallywhy100 as a yacht that dared to be different.”
Luca Bassani, Wally’s founder and chief designer, describes the new model as a “jack of all trades” that can make for a day or weekend boat, or be used as a support vessel for a larger yacht.
The designers of the Wallywhy100 have doubled down on a one-level, stern-to-bow approach. This results in a hybrid area on the main deck level, which can either be enjoyed closed or fully open.
Other features on board include the enormous 14sqm beach area, which is home to a large hydraulic platform for launching and retrieving tenders and toys up to 3.6m in length. A hydraulic passarelle/swim ladder ensures easy access both to and from the dock as well as from the water. The Wally beach area offers folding wings that can increase the space by almost 50 per cent when deployed.
The full-beam master cabin is located aft. The cabin’s ensuite is made from electrically regulated glass, meaning it can be either fully transparent to enlarge the room or opaque when in use – said to be a first for a sub-70ft yacht.
The Wallywhy100 can accommodate six people on board. The forward deck features a dedicated, multi-use lounge that can be transformed into an “aperitivo area” with an elevated table in the middle or into a sunlounge by lowering the table to seating height.
The yacht is powered by a twin D13 Volvo IPS configuration with cruising speeds of 24 knots and top speeds of more than 27 knots in the upgraded IPS1350 specs.
The Wallywhy100 is the latest addition to the Wallywhy range, after the release of the shipyard’s first full-wide-body yacht Wallywhy200, in September 2021, and the unveiling of the new Wallywhy150 model in July 2022.
In October, Wally released the first detailed renderings of its new, bigger sailing superyachts.
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