Wally101 Full Custom launched
The Wally fleet of sailing yachts has expanded with the launch of the wally101 Full Custom cruiser-racer in Italy.
Wally held the launch of the wally101 Full Custom in Marina di Ravenna on Italy’s Adriatic coast. The cruiser-racer is inspired by the Wallycento box-rule design, its maxi-racer potential and comfortable cruising.
Stefano de Vivo, Managing Director of Wally and CCO of Ferretti Group, said: “Following Baron D, Nahita and the Wally 144 Full Custom of the last few years, this is the 48th full-carbon sailing superyacht built by Wally, continuing the company’s remarkable contribution to the advancement of sailing design and technology.
“Launching a fully custom 101-footer is a great milestone for us, which demonstrates once again the ability of Wally and Ferretti Group to always place themselves at the forefront, even in the competitive market of sailing superyachts.”
Wally’s sailing design team led by Luca Bassani collaborated with Studio Santa Maria Magnolfi on the exterior and interior design, while Judel/Vrolijk & Co handled naval architecture.
The wally101 Full Custom can easily reach high performance at all speeds and in all configurations, and features include the Wally Enhanced Hydraulic System, with multiple hydraulic pumps to assist sail handling. The lifting keel increases the draft from 4.7m to an extraordinary 6.8m for impressive upwind performance. When the yacht is not sailing, the 425hp engine will provide a top speed of 11.5 knots.
Luca Bassani, Wally’s founder and Chief Designer, said: “I’m extremely proud of the results achieved with the wally101 Full Custom. The light ship displacement is just 55 tonnes, almost 15 per cent less than yachts of similar size and configuration, and with 40 per cent of the total weight placed in the keel.
“This achievement is accomplished thanks to the latest carbon-fibre technology pioneered and developed over the years by Wally, using a high-tech sandwich composite with pre-preg carbon fibre.”
The cruiser racer combines a high-performance platform with a family-friendly layout. Social areas include an aft sunbathing area, a midships cockpit with a table for up to eight guests, and a saloon with a living and dining area offering seating for up to 12.
Guest accommodation for six comprises an owner’s cabin with en-suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe plus two further en-suite cabins, while the service area includes a crew mess, laundry, galley and two en-suite cabins for four crew.