Wally has unveiled the brand new wallywind collection of crusing boats, which vary from 110ft to 150ft and “goal to fully redefine the chances for house owners keen on blistering efficiency allied to long-range cruising consolation”, based on the Ferretti Group yard.
Constructing has begun on the primary unit of the wallywind110, which is scheduled to be launched in Could 2024. The challenge 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.
Stefano de Vivo, Wally’s Managing Director, mentioned: “The wallywind110 is the equal of the Grand Touring automobile within the automotive world. It’s a very highly effective but clean long-distance cruising machine, however one that might develop into a severe 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 prepared to make the leap to the 100ft dimension vary to get the additional comforts.”
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 actual fact it is a raised saloon yacht, with the engine room beneath the ground. Which means all the benefits of the structure, with out the compromised aesthetics.”
In addition to the total 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.
Different technical highlights embody using 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 principle and jib sheets.
The massive 80sqm cockpit is on a single stage and fills the total beam of the boat, as much as the deep, secure bulwark — there is no such thing as a coaming. The dual 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 folks among the many choices.
The detachable deck furnishings harks again to the heyday of huge yacht racing. Each seat, sunbed, lounger and desk might be eliminated and saved ashore to prepared the wallywind110 for racing.
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 total size of the low-profile coachroof, whereas hatches and hull home windows mixed, provide additional pure mild and views.
Quite a few layouts are doable for the proprietor’s cabin ahead together with walk-in wardrobes, separate his and hers bogs and relaxed seating. There are as much as three additional visitor cabins, plus two extra for crew and an additional captain’s cabin. The proprietor can select the end, with Wally proposing a sporty whitewashed wood inside with plenty of carbon detailing.
The wallywind130 is suited to an proprietor with expertise of boats across the 100ft mark, however who desires slightly more room. It has a deckhouse providing a real raised saloon space that spans the divide between indoors and out.
The wallywind150 is in full carbon-fibre, so provides an actual benefit in mild airs. The place different boats want 12 knots-plus of wind to hoist the sails, the wallywind flagship can achieve this in simply 6-7 knots because of 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 the planet, on a ship that provides not solely consolation and a excessive diploma of service, but in addition distinctive efficiency. They’re due to this fact captivated with crusing and the ocean.
“The boats can even attraction to younger individuals who need efficiency and who actually join with Wally’s model values.”
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