Wally reveals its new 43m Wallyace superyacht design
by Risa Merl
Monaco-based yacht builder Wally reveals the design for its latest superyacht, a 43-metre Wallyace that would be its largest motor yacht yet.
Previously, the largest Wallyace delivered by the yard has been the 26-metre Wallyace – the first Wallyace Kanga was launched in June 2012. And its largest motor yacht overall has been the 36-metre Wally 118. The largest Wally yacht to date is one of its sailing yachts, the 50.5-metre superyacht Better Place.
The 43m Wallyace will be the biggest Wally motor yacht, and according to the yard, she is being developed for a client who requires the same characteristics as the 26-metre but in the 40-metre size range. Design is by Wally and Luca Bassani, and the five-deck superyacht would be built in steel and aluminium. With a wide 9.5-metre beam and high freeboards, the new design amplifies interior volumes and makes good use of the space provided while keeping her gross tonnage under 500 at 450GT.
The upper deck would be entirely dedicated to the yacht's owner, with 140sqm of living space comprising a suite with the bed facing aft for optimal views, office, two walk-in closets, his-and-hers with bath tub, and private deck areas forward and aft. The lower deck is dedicated to guests, with two VIP suites, two double staterooms and one nanny cabin, all with en suite bathrooms. The galley is also at this level, separating the guest area from the 38sqm tender garage amidships, which stows a seven metre tender, jet skis and toys. A sizeable 73sqm spa with a hammam, sauna, massage room, day head and Jacuzzi then opens onto the beach club aft. Crew accommodation for 10 are found on the tank deck level.
With a glass superstructure and full-height windows that open completely, the main deck is designed around open-air living concept. When the windows are open, as pictured above, the main deck living space totals 150 square metres. The aft table can accommodate 12 for al fresco dining, and forward on the main deck is a cinema space, day head and a spacious main saloon.
Wally has a Frers-designed 33.5m Wally 110 sailing superyacht in build, with delivery scheduled for summer 2016. The fourth Wallyace motor yacht is in build in Italy, and the third Wallycento sailing yacht is in build at Green Marine in the UK, with both scheduled to launch in 2015.