Wally has unveiled the brand new wallywind collection of crusing boats, which vary from 110ft to 150ft and “intention to utterly redefine the probabilities for house owners all for blistering efficiency allied to long-range cruising consolation”, in response to 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 easy long-distance cruising machine, however one that might change into a severe challenger in a race.
“The boat is right for an skilled sailor, perhaps somebody who has had boats within the 60-80ft vary and is now prepared to make the bounce to the 100ft measurement 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 affords the volumes and comforts of a deckhouse yacht, however with a flush deck that gives the spirit and the efficiency of a racing boat.
“The raised bulwarks disguise the actual fact this can be a raised saloon yacht, with the engine room beneath the ground. Which means all some great benefits of the format, 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 sorts: a set 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 embrace using light-weight lithium-ion batteries and auxiliary tools, 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 large 80sqm cockpit is on a single degree 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 fastened; in any other case, the format 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. Each seat, sunbed, lounger and desk might be eliminated and stored 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 utterly retract into the hull.
With the engine room tucked away under the saloon, the inside affords 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 gentle and views.
Quite a few 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 a number of 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.
The wallywind150 is in full carbon-fibre, so affords an actual benefit in gentle airs. The place different boats want 12 knots-plus of wind to hoist the sails, the wallywind flagship can accomplish that in simply 6-7 knots because of its exceptionally gentle 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 gives not solely consolation and a excessive diploma of service, but in addition distinctive efficiency. They’re due to this fact keen about crusing and the ocean.
“The boats will even attraction to younger individuals who need efficiency and who actually join with Wally’s model values.”
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