Ferretti Group has released new interior shots of the first 27 metre WHY 200 superyacht, which made its debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival earlier this year.
The WHY200 was designed by Wally founder Luca Bassani in collaboration with the Ferretti Group’s in-house engineering department. The first hull was delivered in 2021 and finished in an eye-catching 'Wally Silver'.
"With its widebody design, this 200 GT yacht offers far larger volumes compared to traditional motorboats, plus a living space and stability that are definitely greater than any competitor’s," says Stefano de Vivo, managing director of Wally. "It essentially provides all the advantages of a catamaran but has none of the limitations, namely the lack of volume linked to the main central hull and mooring problems."
Naval architecture meanwhile was penned by Laurent Giles NA while A. Vallicelli & C Studio designed the interior.
Maximising space is at the forefront of the design, which boasts up to 50% more living space than other yachts this size, Ferretti said. This can be seen in the 37 square metre master suite houses within a 4.7 metre-high glazed bow offering owners 270-degree views from the comfort of a central bed.Read More/Wally's WHY200 superyacht to become fully-fledged series
Speaking about the owner’s suite, Bassani previously said: “Imagine the feeling of waking up to uninterrupted views through vast windows in the bow, as if you are floating above the water. It is a genuine marvel to behold, we are especially proud of what has been achieved with this revolutionary layout.”
This particular unit features a four-cabin layout with the master cabin positioned forward on the main deck and a VIP and two guest cabins on the lower deck. The galley and crew accommodation also sits on the lower deck and includes three crew cabins for a staff of five.
More than 200 square metres of living space is found throughout the design, including a 22 square metre upper deck interior and 100 square metres main deck interior. The main saloon itself absorbs 61 square metres of the main deck and is home to a lounge and dining area, a show kitchen and a carbon, glass-wrapped staircase that takes centre stage, connecting all three decks.
The aft portion of the main deck features sunpads to either side with folding bulwarks to create a beach club, or "terrace over the water." Concealed below the sun pads is storage for a four metre jet tender, wave runner, SeaBob, paddleboard and all manner of water toys.
The first WHY200 is powered by four Volvo Penta D-13 IPS 1350 engines delivering a top speed of 23 knots complemented by fin stabilisers that can be used both at anchor and under power.
"Like all Wallys, which for 25 years have been ahead of their time and the setters of new standards in yachting design, the new compact superyacht WHY200 carries the 'wow' factor engraved in its DNA," said Bassani.
Speaking about the model, de Vivo previously said: “Through the WHY200, we are challenging preconceived notions of what a yacht should be and how it can be used. It is a platform that can be enjoyed by the whole family or groups of friends without compromise.”
At the 2021 Monaco Yacht Show, Ferretti Group revealed that the WHY200 was set to become a "fully-fledged series" in the near future.