Ferretti Group to Debut 43wallytender at Cannes Yachting Festival
Following the premiere of the 48wallytender at last year’s Cannes Yachting Festival, the all-new ‘centre cockpit’ 43wallytender will be unveiled at this year’s edition from September 8-13.
Ferretti Group expects to complete hull one of its new 43wallytender in August before exhibiting the model at this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival from September 8-13. The newcomer will debut a year after the 48wallytender’s premiere at Cannes last September showcased Wally’s first new model since the brand joined Ferretti Group.
The 43wallytender is distinguished from the 48 by its ‘centre cockpit’, featuring a longitudinal table and sofas on each side of the boat. Similarities include drop-down bulwark wings to extend the deck
space, a large foredeck sunpad, teak decking and the classic Wally wraparound fender system
The wraparound glass windshield provides protection on three sides, while the carbon T-top offers both open-air living and shelter, and is laminated with semi-transparent sail cloth to reduce weight.
Below deck is a cabin with bed, plus generous bathroom facilities with standing headroom and separate shower. The yacht has the option of twin Volvo Penta diesel 380hp stern drive engines with
joystick control or 440hp engines for predicted top speeds of over 40 knots.
Stefano de Vivo, Managing Director of Wally and CCO of Ferretti Group, said: “Thanks to Wally’s iconic design heritage and innovation developed over more than 25 years, the team has introduced a
fresh new take on the middle part of the boat and its use, creating the new ‘centre cockpit’ concept.
“Upholding Wally’s customary cool aesthetics and extraordinary performance, this latest addition to the Wally family is sure to be a benchmark of the future.”
Developed by Wally and Ferretti Group’s technical engineering department, the 43wallytender is constructed in advanced composite with carbon-fibre at Wally’s new facilities in Forli, Italy. As with all
the brand’s tenders, the 43wallytender is available in a striking range of colours.
As an example, the first 43wallytender features an iridescent ‘Gator Green’ hull in honour of the colour of the 25m Wallygator sloop (now Wally One), which Luca Bassani built for himself and completed in
1991 before founding Wally in 1994.
When creating the new model, Wally’s design team extensively consulted owners of its existing tender fleet to understand how the vessels’ various features have benefited day-to-day use. The 13m model has the capacity to carry up to 12 people (Category B) and can be used as everything from a family day boat to a superyacht tender, resort shuttle or sailing-yacht support vessel.
Bassani, the brand’s Chief Designer, said: “Our team has worked tirelessly to create a new tender that perfectly meets the multifunctional needs of today’s owners while also staying true to our Wally design philosophy.
“You will not find a single item onboard that does not serve a purpose in its purest, simplest and most beautiful form. I am very proud of what we have achieved with the 43wallytender, which surely deserves its place cruising alongside our wider family of Wally yachts and tenders.”
The deck configurations can change as needs vary, so instead of committing to a single configuration, owners of the 43wallytender have a selection of accessories and features that can be stored when not in use and then changed at a shipyard in a day or two.
The flush, open deck space behind the cockpit coupled with the standard wings accommodates many guests or can be used to transport sails for a racing superyacht. The addition of a fold-out dining table, seating and raised sunbed converts the tender into a perfect family day boat, resort shuttle or yacht tender.
Further storage in an optional aft sunbed creates the ultimate platform for watersports activities, with space to stow SeaBobs, wakeboards, scuba diving tanks and other small watertoys.
The 43wallytender is fitted with a wide range of premium equipment as standard including LED deck lighting, concealed hydraulic push-button anchor system, a fridge and an insulated ice box locker, and a carbon-fibre swimming ladder.
Options include a second, larger fridge and ice maker, diesel generator, air-conditioning both inside and outside in the cockpit area, SeaKeeper stabiliser system and automated retractable swimming ladder/passerelle, as seen on the 48wallytender.