The custom Wally 101 sailing yachtY3K has been spotted out on the water for the first time since her delivery earlier this year in her debut appearance at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup.
The 30.8-metre was put through its paces and won the Supermaxi class ahead of Swan 115 Moat and the Briand 108 Inoui. The fully custom Wally 101 is owned by Claus-Peter Offen, president of the International Maxi Association, who has owned several yachts under the name Y3K, all built by Wally.
The lightweight sloop is the first sailing yacht to be built by Wally since its acquisition by Ferretti Group. Designed inside and out by Santa Maria Magnolfi as a high-speed racing yacht, Y3K is inspired by the Wallycento with naval architecture courtesy of Judel/ Vrolijk.
Built from a carbon-fibre sandwich, Y3K weighs nearly 15 per cent less than other yachts in her class. A lifting keel increases the draft from 4.7-metres to 6.8-metres for increased upwind performance and is responsible for 40 per cent of the boat's total weight.
Y3K has a "family-friendly layout" design featuring an open deck plan, with a dining table big enough for eight guests located in the spacious cockpit. The dining area inside is found in the saloon and can seat up 12. 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.
Performance-wise, the 30.8-metre features the “Wally Enchanced Hydraulic System” with multiple hydraulic pump technology to ease sail handling. When under power, the 425 HP engine will reach top speeds of 11.5 knots.
"This is the 48th full-carbon sailing superyacht built by Wally, continuing the company’s remarkable contribution to the advancement of sailing design and technology," said Stefano de Vivo, Wally's managing director.
Wally announced the sale of the first hull in its new wallywind series of sailing yachts in March, the 33.5-metre wallywind110, and construction is well underway.