Wally announced the sale of a new 101-foot fully custom sailing yacht. The Wally 101 features naval architecture by Judel/ Vrolijk while the exterior and interior design is from Wally’s design team, led by Luca Bassani. Delivery of the new sailing yacht is scheduled for spring 2023, and she will be built in Italy. Discover 3 reasons why we love this sailing superyacht!
Reason 1. High-performance potential
The displacement of the fully-equipped Wally 101 is just 56,4 tons and with 40% of the total weight attributed to the keel. This achievement is accomplished thanks to the latest carbon fiber technology pioneered and developed over the years by the Monegasque brand, using an advanced sandwich composite with pre-preg carbon fiber.
The yacht will also feature the Wally Enhanced Hydraulic System comprising the double low- and high-pressure pump technology to further speed up sail handling. The lifting keel increases the draft from 4.70m to 6.80m. Developed for the Wallycento superyachts 10 years ago to improve performance even further, the retractable propulsion drive shaft reduces the drag by 5% which roughly translates into a 10 second gain per each mile sailed.
As a result, the yacht can easily reach 18/20 knots of speed in full cruising configuration, with only the main and jib sails and all the comfort amenities. When not sailing, the 425hp engine will provide a predicted top speed of 11.5 knots.
Reason 2. The rigging
The advanced High Modulus mast and boom and the EC6 rigging contribute to the new Wally’s sailing potential. With a sail area of 630 square meters upwind, the sailing set-up includes a bowsprit, a 110% jib, and a square-top main sail with twin running backstays and a deflector. As with every Wally, she is equipped with the Magic Trim, the hydraulic ram developed to integrate the Wally push-button sail handling system introduced in 1998, allowing handling of even the largest yachts with a reduced crew. As part of Wally’s innovations for easy sailing, this new 101-foot is also equipped with the Magic Traveler for the main sheet and the jib floating clew system with up/down and in/out clew position adjusted by hydraulic rams.
Reason 3. A family-friendly layout
The new Wally 101 is a high-performance platform that has been arranged with a family-friendly layout for enjoyment both day and night. The yacht’s deck plan features an amidships cockpit with a table seating up to eight and an aft sunbathing area. The owner’s cabin has an ensuite bathroom and TV room, two further ensuite cabins complete the guest accommodation for six, and the saloon includes a living and dining area with seating for up to 10-12. The service area is comprised of a crew mess, laundry, galley and two ensuite cabins for four crew.
The slim deckhouse features the central skylight, introduced in 2004 with the Wally80 design to fill the interiors with natural light while enhancing the Wally inside-outside living.