Wally’s new sailing superyachts revealed

Luxury superyacht floating in open water.

Monaco-based yacht builder Wally has released the first detailed renderings of its new, bigger yachts.

While building continues on the wallywind110, the in-house design team has been working closely with renowned naval architect firm judel+vrolijk & co and design studio Santa Maria Magnolfi to develop the new wallywind130 and wallywind150.


These new models are built entirely in carbon fibre composite, while teak, fine woods and neutral upholstery combine to ‘create a sense of space, wellbeing and casual sophistication’.

“Wally is re-affirming its sailing roots with the launch of these designs,” says Wally managing director, Stefano de Vivo. “Alongside the wallywind110, the wallywind130 and wallywind150 represent the pinnacle of carbon composite construction for blissful cruising and exhilarating racing. We liken the boats to the Grand Turismo cars, which are to say, powerful and supremely comfortable. I believe these are the best round-the-world sailing machines ever created.”

“The wallywind150 is the natural evolution of the Wally144 Kauris IV launched in 2020,” says Wally founder and chief designer, Luca Bassani. “It includes some Wally iconic features, such as the cockpit protected by the high bulwarks, the terrace-on-the-sea, and the raised saloon. On the other hand, it also introduces a few more revolutionary features, such as the forward guest area, which doubles as a tender garage when not in use, a truly private owner’s terrace aft as well as a new interior layout to enhance flexibility for the owner.”

Both boats’ designs have Wally’s smart “double deck” layout, which puts the key social areas up under the coachroof, which features carbon ribs with vast curved panes of glass and delicately lit panels. A large, raised salon flows smoothly into the cockpit without a single change in levels.

wallywind130 social cockpit

Three social zones occupy more than a third of the boat’s length, to create an entertaining space that the company says is unparalleled on yachts of this size.

Twin helm stations are positioned just inside the raised bulwarks, allowing guests to be as involved in the sailing as they wish. Sail controls and navigation displays are set amidships, but Wally’s Magic Trim system means that most ropes are concealed, and the main and self-tacking jib is set and adjusted at the push of a button using hidden hydraulic rams.

Beneath the foredeck is a hidden well for storing a 4.5m tender on the wallywind130 and a 5m one on the wallywind150. On the larger superyacht, this area doubles as a forward guest cockpit that can be converted into a cushion-lined dining area or lounge. In the transom, the hydraulic passerelle stows flush and can be angled up to the quayside or down for easy access to the water.

A retractable keel system allows both models to switch from performance to shallow-water cruising mode. The twin rudder setup provides fingertip control underway with easy access. A variable pitch propeller gives optimum thrust under power while folding under sail to offer almost no drag, while bow and stern thrusters aid manoeuvrability.

Below decks, the wallywind130 has accommodation for up to eight guests, and the wallywind150 accommodates up to 10. The 130-footer gives the owner the choice of a cabin forward or right aft, where the broader beam allows facilities including a private TV lounge and a vast his and hers bathroom.

wallywind150 owner’s private cockpit

On the wallywind150, the cabin is always aft to provide access to the owner’s private cockpit. It can be left open to maximise al fresco living, or closed off to create an indoor/outdoor space between the owner’s quarters and the exterior. There is room for walk-in wardrobes, a private office, and multiple seating areas. The TV or playroom forward can also be easily converted for kids or a nanny to create a fifth cabin.

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