Wally, a brand of Ferretti Group, has revealed the first details of its two new sailing yacht models the wallywind150 and the wallywind130.
Using the occasion of the Monaco Yacht Show, Luca Bassani, founder of Wally, and Stefano de Vivo, managing director of Wally, presented the first renderings of the new performance cruisers. The designs build on the wallywind110, which is currently under construction, and is a continuation of the collaboration between Wally, naval architect firm judel+vrolijk & co and design studio Santa Maria Magnolfi.
"Wally is re-affirming its sailing roots with the launch of these designs,” said de Vivo. “Alongside the wallywind110, the wallywind130 and wallywind150 represent the pinnacle of carbon composite construction for blissful cruising and exhilarating racing. We liken the boats to the Grand Turismo cars, which is to say powerful and supremely comfortable."
At 45.7 metres LOA, the wallywind150 is the largest in the wallywind range and is an evolution of the Wally144 Kauris IV that launched in 2020, according to Bassani. "It includes some Wally iconic features, such as the cockpit protected by the high bulwarks, the terrace-on-the-sea and the raised saloon," he explained. The model also introduces several new features too, such as the tender well on the foredeck that can be transformed into a recessed lounge and a private owner's cockpit at the water's edge.
Meanwhile, the wallywind130 has an LOA of 40 metres and boasts a shaded seating area that seats up to 20 guests. The interior can be configured to suit the requirements of each owner, but the standard model would see the master suite placed aft.Read More/Wallywind: New line of cruiser-racer sailing yachts revealed by Wally
Both models, the wallywind130 and wallywind150, share a low-profile, glass-set coachroof and twin helm stations positioned just inside raised bulwarks with sightlines down the side of the vessel. Sail controls and navigation displays are set amidships but the deck remains free of lines. Wally’s original Magic Trim system allows the main and self-tacking jib to be set and adjusted at the touch of a button using hidden hydraulic rams.
A retractable keel system allows both yachts to switch from performance to shallow-waters cruising mode, while a variable pitch propeller folds to reduce drag while under sail. An underwater anchor launching system keeps the lines of the boat clean and moves the weight aft to prevent pitching.
Central to both wallywind designs is a "double deck” layout that sees the main saloon and interior dining area placed within the coachroof, designed with carbon ribs and curved panes of glass that run along the centreline. Accommodation is offered for eight guests on board.
On the transom, a hydraulic passerelle stows flush and can be angled up to the quayside or down for easy access to the water.
The new models join the line-up of Wally sailing yachts which include the wallynano37 and a custom wally 101 currently in build.