Wally Yachts Offers a New Range of Cruiser-racers

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Wally has unveiled the brand new wallywind sequence of crusing boats, which vary from 110ft to 150ft and “intention to fully redefine the probabilities for house owners occupied with blistering efficiency allied to long-range cruising consolation”, in line with the Ferretti Group yard.

Wallywind110 racing. Image: Wally

Building has begun on the primary unit of the wallywind110, which is scheduled to be launched in May 2024. The venture reunites Wally with naval structure by Judel/Vrolijk & Co and can sport a full carbon hull together with the builder’s simplified sail-handling system.

Wallywind110 cruising set-up. Image: Wally

Stefano de Vivo, Wally’s Managing Director, mentioned: “The wallywind110 is the equal of the Grand Touring automobile within the automotive worldIt is a really highly effective but easy long-distance cruising machine, however one that would develop into a critical challenger in a race.

“The boat is good for an skilled sailor, perhaps somebody who has had boats within the 60-80ft vary and is now keen to make the bounce to the 100ft dimension vary to get the additional comforts.”

Social cockpit. Image: Wally

Luca Bassani, Wally’s founder and Chief Designer, mentioned: “The 110 is a real hybrid as a result of it provides the volumes and comforts of a deckhouse yacht, however with a flush deck that provides the spirit and the efficiency of a racing boat.

“The raised bulwarks disguise the very fact this can be a raised saloon yacht, with the engine room beneath the ground. That means all the benefits of the structure, with out the compromised aesthetics.”

Performance deck structure. Image: Wally

Besides the complete carbon lay-up, there’s a high-performance carbon rig and the selection of three keel varieties: a hard and fast 4.5m keel, a 3.95-6.1m telescopic keel or a high-tech 4.5-6.8m lifting keel. The boat has a 40 per cent ballast to weight ratio.

Other technical highlights embody the usage of light-weight lithium-ion batteries and auxiliary gear, a number of high-pressure hydraulic pumps for redundancy, and a low-profile twin rudder set-up. The wallywind110 additionally options Wally’s underwater anchoring system and Magic Trim hydraulic system for the primary and jib sheets.

Cruising deck structure. Image: Wally

The big 80sqm cockpit is on a single degree and fills the complete beam of the boat, as much as the deep, protected bulwark — there isn’t any coaming. The twin carbon wheels and the crew companionway are mounted; in any other case, the structure is totally customisable, with seating and eating for as much as 15 individuals among the many choices.

The detachable deck furnishings harks again to the heyday of huge yacht racing. Every seat, sunbed, lounger and desk may be eliminated and saved ashore to prepared the wallywind110 for racing.

The major saloon. Image: Wally

There’s a big tender compartment beneath the deck, able to housing a ship as much as 4m lengthy. This retains the transom clear for swimmers, the place a hydraulic bathing ladder can fully retract into the hull.

With the engine room tucked away under the saloon, the inside provides an open-plan area that mixes eating, lounging and even working. A single skylight runs the complete size of the low-profile coachroof, whereas hatches and hull home windows mixed, provide additional pure mild and views.

Aft view of the saloon. Image: Wally

Numerous layouts are potential for the proprietor’s cabin ahead together with walk-in wardrobes, separate his and hers loos and relaxed seating. There are as much as three additional visitor cabins, plus two extra for crew and an extra captain’s cabin. The proprietor can select the end, with Wally proposing a sporty whitewashed wood inside with numerous carbon detailing.

The wallywind130 is suited to an proprietor with expertise of boats across the 100ft mark, however who needs a bit more room. It has a deckhouse providing a real raised saloon space that spans the divide between indoors and out.

Potential workplace or studio. Image: Wally

The wallywind150 is in full carbon-fibre, so provides an actual benefit in mild airs. Where different boats want 12 knots-plus of wind to hoist the sails, the wallywind flagship can achieve this in simply 6-7 knots attributable to its exceptionally mild displacement.

De Vivo mentioned: “The 130 and 150 are clearly for house owners who want to take lengthy cruises in any sea on this planet, on a ship that provides not solely consolation and a excessive diploma of service, but in addition distinctive efficiency. They are subsequently keen about crusing and the ocean.

Owner’s cabin ahead. Image: Wally

“The boats will even attraction to younger individuals who need efficiency and who actually join with Wally’s model values.”

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