Wally, a brand of the Ferretti Group, has revealed new details about its in-build 24 metre wallywhy150 at the Cannes Yachting Festival.
First unveiled in July, the new model builds on the success of its bigger sister, the wallywhy200, and expands Wally's range of offerings in the motor yacht segment.
The wallywhy150 was masterminded by Luca Bassani and the Wally-Ferretti Group Engineering department, with Studio A. Vallicelli & C creating the interior concept.
The yacht places a heavy focus on alfresco living, with Stefano de Vivo, Wally project manager saying “almost the full length of the boat is outside”.
The yacht features an upper deck that is completely open, creating a huge amount of protected space which de Vivo says is equivalent to the typical volumes on a 40 metre.
Similarly to the wallywhy200, the new model features a forward cabin which enjoys wraparound windows and a 270-degrees view. “Using so much glass obviously presented our engineers with numerous technical challenges, but you have to be brave enough to push the boundaries and shift existing design parameters,” explained de Vivo.Read More/On board the spaceship-style wallywhy200 superyacht from Wally
The high bow of the yacht, together with the glass window, create an impressive “wow factor” effect in the cabin, which is complemented by a generous en suite and ample storage solutions.
Volume is another key cornerstone of the design. The headroom in the saloon is smarty designed with curving segments that reach 2.5 metres, which de Vivo says is comparable to a yacht more than three times the LOA of the wallywhy150. The space spans the full beam of the space and extends down to the sea to create a closer connection with the water.
Luca Bassani, Wally’s founder and chief designer has predicted the simplicity and accessibility of the layout to be hugely appealing to a range of clients. “It offers the ultimate flexible platform for those looking to expand the horizon of traditional planing-craft usage."
He went on: "This is the first vessel with direct access to the sea at cockpit level with no stairs necessary–it is effectively a floating loft on the water. As we all know, owners are increasingly prioritising adventures on the water and exploration more than ever, and we made sure to incorporate this into thewallywhy150’s design.”
Accommodation is for eight guests across four generous staterooms, with four crew members also housed in two large cabins.
Tender storage is found in a huge aft deck platform which includes a multipurpose hydraulic ladder, passerelle and a hydraulic platform. Owners are able to outfit this area as desired, with the capacity to bring all types of water toys on board, as well as a large 3.95-metre tender.
De Vivo added: “After the success of the wallywhy200 we were asked to offer the same characteristics of this breakthrough model in a smaller size. We decided to develop this model to be 24 metres in length and 150 GT and added in some tailored and unique features to give her own identity."
“The challenge was to incorporate some of the 200’s best features into a smaller package," said Luca Bassani, founder and chief designer of Wally, "while opening the door to new and innovative solutions in this size range."
The wallywhy150 offers two propulsion packages: her optional three IPS1350 engines can reach a maximum speed of 23 knots, or 21 knots with the standard propulsion of three IPS1200 engines.
Construction on the first wallywhy150 is already underway and is scheduled to launch in February 2023 with a global debut in spring. "As an industry paradigm-shifting project, the wallywhy150 looks set to be seen around the world, from top Mediterranean ports to remote islands in the Caribbean,” de Vivo added.