Four-Engine, 55-Knot Wallytender X To Premiere at Miami Yacht Show
Four 450hp outboards reported to power 48 Wallytender X to 55 knots; fellow Ferretti Group brand CRN building 62m Frank Laupman design.
Following last September’s world premiere of the 48 Wallytender, a new outboard version of the 48ft open cruiser will be unleashed at the Miami Yacht Show (February 13–17).
The first unit of the 48 Wallytender X features four 450hp outboard racing engines and has a reported top speed in excess of 55 knots and a cruising speed of 40 knots, plus a range of 320nm.
Stefano de Vivo, Managing Director of Wally and CCO of Ferretti Group, said: “Primed to unleash astounding speeds, the 48 Wallytender X will turn heads and be the perfect match for anyone who loves high-performance boats.”
Having reviewed a number of propulsion options for its outboard model, Wally selected Mercury’s 450hp Verado R engines, describing them as “the lightest and most fuel-efficient outboards on the market, with the best power-to-weight ratio”.
In a first for this category of boat, Wally has split the four engines into two pairs to create central space for a retractable, hydraulic boarding passerelle/swim ladder, providing access from the shore or water. And with tilting outboards, the effective draft of the 48 Wallytender X can be reduced to 70cm (2ft 4in) at full load when the engines are lifted.
The deck layout is similar to the inboard version – the first yacht developed by Wally since it was bought by Ferretti Group – and also includes fore and aft sunbeds, flexible bench seats either side of a dining table, and a covered galley unit.
The X version also includes the original model’s drop-down wings, user-friendly joystick controls for easy docking, and spacious lower- deck suite featuring carbon-fibre decking, with furniture and panels in teak.
Wally founder Luca Bassani said: “We are very proud of what we have achieved in this new outboard version of the 48 Wallytender.
“We have been able to maintain its strong aesthetic identity and the many practical features found on the inboard model, perfectly packaged to serve the needs of clients who prefer the outboard experience in their boating lifestyle, including top speeds and high levels of performance.”
Meanwhile, CRN, another brand within the Ferretti Group portfolio, is building a one-off 62m design by Frank Laupman, head of Dutch studio Omega Architects, and Italy’s Pulina Exclusive Interiors.
Laupman has given the yacht flowing, sporty lines, while the layout features an interior that starts on the main deck with a large, open living zone, where a comfortable lounge leads to the formal dining area.
All the social areas feature large windows that provide natural light and expansive views, highlighted by the 180-degree glazing in the main-deck owner’s suite.
“The generous living and dining areas, the owner’s suite and the cabins all reflect an enlightened contemporary living concept, where the comfort is enhanced by chic details, premium materials and a colour palette of subtle natural tones,” CRN says.
Part of Italy’s Ferretti Group, CRN is also building the 62m M/Y 137, 70m M/Y 139 and 60m M/Y 141.
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