Italian yard Wally has announced the sale of the first hull in its new wallywind series of sailing yachts, which was introduced to the market in July 2022. The first unit sold is the entry-level 33.5-metre wallywind110, which was started on speculation last year.
The carbon fibre yacht was sold to a repeat Wally client, with delivery slated for summer 2024. “Wally owners are like family to us and it makes me extremely proud knowing that they continue to choose us to build their dreams on the water," said Wally founder and chief designer Luca Bassani.
Naval architecture on the 110 comes from German studio judel/vrolijk & co, with interior and exterior lines designed in-house by Wally in collaboration with design studio Santa Maria Magnolfi.Read More/Wallywind: New line of cruiser-racer sailing yachts revealed by Wally
The design ethos behind the 110 focuses on combining the comfort of a cruising yacht with the spirit and performance of a racing boat. The yacht has an 80-square-metre full-beam cockpit with seating and dining for up to 15 people, with customisation options available so that owners can make the most of this waterfront area.
The raised saloon has an open-plan layout, with space for dining, lounging and working. It benefits from natural light thanks to a skylight that runs the full length of the coachroof.
“Wally’s sailing heritage is legendary, and under Ferretti Group, the brand is redoubling its efforts on the sail side. With the sale of this new carbon fibre sailing superyacht, Wally continues its remarkable contribution to the advancement of sailing design and technology,” said Stefano de Vivo, Wally's managing director.
He added that the wallywind110 is "a head-turning exception" in a crowded market. “When a client comes to Wally, they know they can expect the very highest standards and we are extremely proud of the confidence this experienced and selective owner is giving us once again. I am sure it will impress the audience when it will be sailing in the Mediterranean sea in summer 2024," he continued.
There are two other yachts in the wallywind series: a 39.6-metre 130 model and a 45-metre 150 model
The sale comes a day after Ferretti Group announced its revenues had exceeded €1B in 2022.