Hull turned on first Wally Cento at Green Marine
by Malcolm MacLean
Like a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis, the first 30.48m Wally Cento 100 hull has been completed and released from its female mould at the UK yard, Green Marine.
The black hull was turned upside down and moved into one of the four recently commissioned 38m long build ovens at Green Marine’s new facility. The impressive looking hull, built to a Judel Vrolijk design, uses materials and processes usually applied for Grand Prix racing yachts.
The system and interior fit out will start before Christmas and this high performance racer-cruiser is built under the Wally Cento class rules. As the first boat of its class hitting the water, it promises to be the pace setter for a new generation of exciting and powerful racing sail yachts.
Working to a very tight schedule, the team at Green Marine are aiming for a launch in July 2012.