Wally just launched their first outboard boat, a Wallypower 58X driven by four 600-hp Mercury Verados that hits a top speed of more than 50 knots.
The new 58 manages to keep all of Wally’s iconic clean lines, and it still has the massive aft deck with fold-down bulwarks and swim platforms that flank the outboards to create a beach-club affect all the way aft.
The original Wallypower 58X made its U.S. debut at the Palm Beach show in March, with twin 600-hp Volvo IPS800 pod drives. That boat had a top speed of 38 knots.
The new outboard-powered version, with its 2,400-hp, not only has a much higher top speed, but it also has a range of 320 nm at its cruising speed of 42 knots. The 58X has a stable, efficient, deep-V hull for offshore performance.
With its clean, elegant, minimalist lines, the latest 58 is unmistakably a Wally, including its plumb bow and stealth-like, wraparound glazing on the windshield. Wally says that the weather-protected, climate-controlled helm deck can hold 16 people, although that might get a bit crowded. It includes a small galley and a dining area on the starboard side.
The sun pad on the aft deck can hold four people, without any crowding, and it can be protected by a semi-rigid shade that lifts up at the touch of a button. The hydraulic passarelle can double as a swim ladder.
The 58’s hull is not marred by any windows that let in light to the accommodations deck below. Instead, the boat has “magic portholes” that rely on external cameras to relay outside views to the lower deck. Extra light comes in from overhead skylights.
The standard layout calls for a full-beam salon below, an en suite master stateroom, plus a day head with a shower. An optional layout moves a smaller salon to the starboard side, making room for a small guest cabin to port.
Wally was founded in Monaco by Luca Bassani in1994, and it quickly won a series of awards for its stunning designs for its sail and power boats. The Ferretti Group bought Wally in 2019.
Specs.: LOA: 57’5″; Beam: 16’5″; Draft: NA; Disp.: 48,02 lbs.; Fuel: 1,110 gals.; Water: 119 gals.; Power: 4×600-hp V12 Mercury Verado outboards. Read more: