Monday, January 18

Wally Building New Wide-Body “Space Ship”

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Wally just announced that it’s building an 88’ 9” cruiser called the WHY200 that doesn’t look like any other Wally; actually, it doesn’t like many other yachts, either.

The WHY200 is designed to provide more space than other boats of that size. Indeed, Wally says it has 50 percent more space than comparable boats. The most eye-catching feature of the new Wally is the owner’s suite in the bow that takes advantage of the massive amount of space there and offers ocean views from 200 degrees of wrap-around windows.

Wally’s legendary designer Luca Bassani created the new look, working with the Ferretti Group’s engineering department and naval architect Laurent Giles. The interior is from the A. Vallicelli & C Studio.

Wally says the WHY200 (it weighs in at 200 gross tons) provides the comfort and space of a displacement yacht but with the speed of a semi-displacement vessel. It has more than 2,153 square feet of interior space, including a 1,076-square-foot main deck. Owners can choose either three or four double guest staterooms below, and there are three cabins for five crew. There’s so much room on board that Wally calls the futuristic-looking boat a new “space ship.”

The new wide-body Wally cruises at 20 knots, with hybrid Volvo propulsion system. We don’t have any other details.

The full-beam salon has a contemporary open plan, with a structural central carbon fiber staircase linking the accommodation deck below and the glass-enclosed sky lounge up top. An extended overhang from the upper deck and glass panels on the sides protect the main deck aft, which flows seamlessly into the salon via full-height glass sliding doors.

The large upper deck aft has room for sun lounges and a shaded dining table. A sliding glass door opens to Wally’s first enclosed bridge, with the wheelhouse and sky lounge.

All the way aft, fold-out wings expand the beach club with water access on three sides. The Wally has two concealed garages, so there’s room for a 13-foot tender and lots of water toys.

For comfort on board, either cruising or on the hook, the Wally has both fin and gyroscopic stabilizers. The new Wally will make its debut at a Ferretti Group private preview in Monaco this September. Read more:



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