Wally developing wallywhy150
The Ferretti Group builder is following up on its pioneering wallywhy200 with a smaller ‘Wally Hybrid Yacht’, set to debut in early 2023.
Wallywhy150 has a similar design to the wallywhy200
Wally has announced that the first wallywhy150 will debut in February 2023 ahead of a world debut in spring.
The model follows the widebody wallywhy200, which debuted at last year’s Cannes Yachting Festival and features an enormous volume of 200GT despite an overall length of 88ft 8in, due in large to a beam of 25ft 2in, a high bow and widebody design. Click here for Review in Yacht Style Issue 63.
Wallywhy150 has an overall length of 78ft 11in
Wally-Ferretti Group Engineering designed the exterior of the wallywhy150, while Studio A. Vallicelli & C penned the interior of the yacht, which has an overall length of 78ft 11in and a beam of 22ft 3in.
Stefano de Vivo, Wally’s Managing Director, said: “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 24m in length and 150GT, adding in some tailored and unique features to give her own identity.
The platform leads directly into the saloon
“The wallywhy150 serves as another example of Wally being ahead of its time, setting new standards in yacht design. As an industry paradigm-shifting project, the wallywhy150 looks set to be seen all around the world, from top Mediterranean ports to remote islands in the Caribbean.”
The wallywhy150 has a top speed of 21 knots with three Volvo Penta D13 IPS1200 engines, reaching 23 knots with the IPS1350 options.
The saloon is on two levels
The yacht features a huge aft platform that leads into the aft part of the saloon, which is on the same level. The interior features a curved ceiling and headroom of up to 2.5m (8ft 2in), which Wally says is the highest headroom in her class.
Internal steps on both sides lead up to the forward part of the saloon, while the forward room is a master cabin and offers a 270-degree view due to the high bow, a signature feature of the wallywhy200.
The master suite is forward on the main deck
The lower deck includes three guest cabins and two crew cabins, while the sun deck has a full dining area and an outdoor galley with grill and refrigeration.
Luca Bassani, Wally’s Founder and Chief Designer, said: “The challenge was to incorporate some of the wallywhy200’s best features into a smaller package, while opening the door to new and innovative solutions in this size range. Most importantly, we have maximised and optimised her exterior spaces as much as possible. They are absolutely enormous and totally unique for her size in the industry.”