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Wally Adds Wallywhy100 To High-volume Series

Following the launch of the Wallywhy200 and announcement of the upcoming Wallywhy150, the Ferretti Group builder has revealed the third model in the ‘Wally Hybrid Yacht’ series.

Dec 22, 2022 | By John Higginson

Wally has revealed details of the new model wallywhy100, which follows the 200GT Wallywhy200 that debuted in 2021 and the 150GT Wallywhy150, set to launch in early 2023. 

The Wally-Ferretti Group Engineering team handled the exterior and naval architecture of the three-cabin Wallywhy100, with Studio A. Vallicelli & C. responsible for interior design of the new ‘Wally Hybrid Yacht’ (why). As a crossover product, the 100GT yacht combines the qualities of a 60-70ft coupé boat with the volume of the Wallywhy design, offering a voluminous cruiser in the sub-70ft range.

A twin D13 Volvo IPS configuration offers a cruising speed of 24 knots and a top speed of over 27 knots with the upgraded IPS1350 engines. A tall, slightly reversed bow ensures a dry and safe ride, while a joystick system and Volvo Penta technology offer an easy navigating experience, making her ideal for owner-operators. 

Stefano de Vivo, Wally’s Managing Director, said: “The Wallywhy100 was born from a gap in the market. While beautiful and sleek, traditional coupés do not offer the comfort and liveability that today’s owners expect from their boats, while larger and more voluminous boats generally don’t offer speed or usage flexibility. This leaves owners with a tough choice: do they want to compromise on comfort or performance?

“Through the Wallywhy line, we’ve solved this problem by harnessing all the product and market knowledge we’ve accumulated over the years. Like the Wallywhy200 and Wallywhy150, the Wallywhy100 will be a game changer in many different markets due to its compelling value proposition and infinite usage cases for a wide demographic. In 20 years, the industry will look at the Wallywhy100 as a yacht that dared to be different.” 

The covered main deck area can either be enjoyed closed or fully open to enable relaxed al-fresco dining, while the 14sqm beach area is home to a large hydraulic platform for launching and retrieving tenders and toys up to 3.6m.  A hydraulic passarelle/swim ladder ensures easy access both to and from the dock as well as from the water. The beach area is completed by folding wings that increase the space by almost 50 per cent.

The foredeck features a multi-use lounge that can be transformed into an aperitivo area with an elevated table in the middle or into a sunlounge by lowering the table to seating height. 

On the lower deck, the full-beam master cabin is located aft. The cabin’s en-suite bathroom is made from electrically regulated glass, so it can be fully transparent to enlarge the room or opaque when in use — a first for a sub-70ft yacht. The master also has wide array of closet and storage, and good views through large side windows. The VIP stateroom to port and the twin on starboard also have en-suites and large windows. 

Luca Bassani, Wally’s founder and Chief Designer, said: “The yacht’s appearance is 100 per cent derived from its function. The closed cockpit is pushed far forward to provide space for inside/outside living, which gives the Wallywhy100 an eye-catching, sleek but still aggressive look. This is further emphasised by a large, inviting beach area close to the water. 

“Thanks to its innovative design, the wallywhy100 is a ‘jack of all trades’. It’s a spectacular day or weekend boat for those who want to use it as a support vessel for their larger yacht. At the same time, its ample cabins, generous crew quarters, relaxation areas, and garage and toy storage capacity make it the perfect vacation home away from land. The wallywhy100 is a boat for owners who understand their own needs and aren’t afraid to break the mould.”

This article first appeared on Yacht Style.

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