The Ferretti Group has released new renderings of the custom Wally 101 sailing yacht, which has now begun construction in Forlì, Italy.
The 30.8 metre yacht was sold in April 2021 to a European client and was the first sailing yacht project sold by Wally since it was acquired by the Ferretti Group.
Due for delivery in spring 2023, the custom yacht features naval architecture by Judel/ Vrolijk with interior and exterior design penned by the Wally team led by founder Luca Bassani. The lifting keel increases the draft from 4.70m to 6.80m, for increased upwind performance.
While displaying all the “hallmarks’ of an iconic Wally design, the yacht will feature a lifting keel which enables the draft to be extended from 4.7 metre to 6.8 metre for optimal racing performance.
Built entirely from carbon fibre, the Wally 101 is designed with a "family-friendly layout" with an open deck plan, with a dining table big enough for eight guests located in the spacious cockpit. Accommodation is for a total of six guests across an owner's cabin and two further guest cabins. Two ensuite cabins for four crew are found in the service area, which includes a crew mess, laundry and galley.
Stefano de Vivo, Wally managing director, said: “This bespoke project paves the way to a bright future for Wally and its magnificent sailing yacht fleet and Ferretti Group is highly motivated to continue this tradition long into the future.”
De Vivo recently revealed a new series of 30m+ Wally sailing yachts at the Monaco Yacht Show. He confirmed the Ferretti Group is set to build a new facility to house sailing yacht construction as it doubles down on its sail offering.
Wally founder Luca Bassani added: “When a client comes to Wally, they know they can expect the very highest standards as only Wally can deliver. Our yachts are renowned for comfort, quality and performance, and I am sure they will continue to lead the way for yacht design in the future."