Wallywhy150 debuts at Venice Boat Show
Monaco-based luxury-yacht brand Wally has presented the all-new Wallywhy150 in Venice at the Salone Nautico Venezia (Venice Boat Show), which runs until 4 June 2023.
The Wallywhy150 was created by the Wally-Ferretti Group Engineering team, with Studio Vallicelli Design responsible for the interior design. The designers say they sought to offer ‘unparalleled exterior spaces on a 78-foot yacht’ on the Wallywhy150, which sports a raised pilothouse design.
The initial renderings of the Wallywhy150 were released in 2022, and the vessel is set to make its international debut at Cannes Yachting Festival in September 2023.
“Our goal was to anticipate market demands developing a yacht capable, once again, of being ahead of its time, starting from those innovative features that made the Wallywhy200 successful,” says Stefano de Vivo, Wally’s managing director. “With its 24-metre length and 150 GT, the Wallywhy150 is a flexible yacht, ideal for experienced owners who fully understand and appreciate the skilful use of space, the considerable living areas and its unmistakable personality.”
The exterior areas of the Wallywhy150 feature an upper deck that is completely open, giving a generous amount of protected space on top. On-board owners and guests can enjoy a full dining setting on the sundeck, a sunbathing area, a shaded lounge, and much more – as almost the full length of the boat is outside.
Another important detail of the Wallywhy150 is the floor-to-ceiling glass which dominates the design of the vessel.
Accommodation on board the Wallywhy150 includes a master cabin located forward on the main deck – as on the Wallywhy200 – which showcases 270-degree panoramic views and an unusually high bow.
Additional accommodation is found on the lower deck, which can either be configured in one VIP cabin with one double and one twin guest cabin layout, or in a two-VIP cabin layout.
“It is the simplicity and accessibility of the layout which makes it so appealing to a huge range of clients – it offers the ultimate flexible platform for those looking to expand the horizon of traditional planing-craft usage,” says Luca Bassani, Wally’s founder and chief designer. “This is the first vessel with direct access to the sea at cockpit level with no stairs necessary – it is effectively a floating loft on the water.”
The aft deck of the Wallywhy150 offers a large bathing platform – including both a hydraulic multipurpose ladder and a rising platform. Owners are able to outfit this area as desired, with the capacity to bring all types of water toys on board, as well as a large 3.90-metre (12’8’’) tender.
When powered by three optional IPS1350 engines, the Wallywhy150 can reach a maximum speed of 23 knots, or 21 knots, with the standard propulsion of three IPS1200 engines.