Wally WHY200 launching soon
The first Wally WHY200 is set to launch in July ahead of its world premiere debut at Cannes Yachting Festival.
Wally expects to launch the first WHY200 in July ahead of the model’s world premiere debut at Cannes Yachting Festivalin September and has released photos of the hull under construction. The 200GT Wally Hybrid Yacht is the first full wide-body by the innovative brand, which is part of Ferretti Group.
Designed to combine the comfort and space of a larger displacement yacht with the speed and performance of a semi-displacement, the yacht has been developed by the Wally design team led by Luca Bassani, the Ferretti Group Engineering Department, Laurent Giles Naval Architects and A. Vallicelli & C for interior design.
Stefano de Vivo, Managing Director of Wally, said: “We are very proud of WHY200, a yacht that was a bit of a gamble but that today rewards us with a result that exceeds our wildest expectation. With its widebody design, this 200GT yacht offers far larger volumes compared to traditional motorboats plus a living space and stability that are definitely greater than any competitor’s.
“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. WHY200 is a yacht that will stand out on the international scene both for the essential design that distinguishes Wally yachts, and for its innovative concept, which can offer a different sailing experience to the owner. It is the ideal yacht to freely and safely regain possession of one’s space with family and friends.”
WHY200 CARRIES ‘WOW’ FACTOR
Luca Bassani, Wally founder and Chief Designer, said: “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. The new WHY200 expresses all its innovative power through new architectural elements, which represent a break with the past and with the typical clichés of a motor yacht.
“Ferretti Group made it possible to realise a concept that had been close to my heart for some time, believing in the success of a bold design that will improve the owner’s experience on board and represent a turning point in the motor yacht market.”
WHY200 features a spectacular 4.7m-high glazed bow housing a stunning 37sqm master suite overlooking the sea, with a 270-degree view of the horizon. The eye-catching upper deck has a futuristic glass and carbon dome, a distinctive Wally feature reminiscent of the clean, angular look of the legendary Wallypower. The upper deck also an extended structural top with no supporting pillars.
The first unit, displaying an exclusive ‘Wally Silver’ colour, will feature a four-cabin layout: the master cabin with two separate bathrooms on the main deck, a VIP and two guest cabins on the lower deck.
Ferretti Group has announced four world premieres for this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival plus the show debut of Ferretti Yachts’ flagship 1000.