Sailboats

Milestone Year for Wally: Countdown to the Launch of wallywind110 and wallyrocket51

Anticipation is mounting at Wally as the completion of two all-new models, the wallywind110 and the wallyrocket51, approaches. Both models will make their debut this summer, promising to attract attention across the Mediterranean.

The wallywind110 project, which commenced in 2022, is nearing fruition. As part of the Ferretti Group since 2019, Wally has steadily advanced this ambitious venture. The first hull is now in the final outfitting phase, featuring an all-carbon structure formed in a female mould, ensuring minimal finishing. The hull is painted in a light metallic blue that subtly shifts with the light. All fittings and interiors uphold Wally’s high standards.

wallywind110 hull#1 Photo February 2024
wallywind110 hull#1 Photo February 2024 – Courtesy Wally

A key upcoming challenge is the 40km transport to the sea by truck, a process familiar to the Wally team and Forlì residents but requiring meticulous planning to navigate obstacles such as overhanging branches and road signs. Upon arrival at the Marina di Ravenna, the wallywind110 will be equipped with a 6.95m telescopic keel, one-piece carbon fibre twin rudders, and a 48m Hall Spars rig. Following successful shipyard testing of technical systems, the yacht will undergo a series of sea trials. Set for delivery in early June, the wallywind110 is designed to excel both as a global cruiser and a racecourse performer, without compromising on luxury.

One of the wallywind110’s standout features is its expansive cockpit area, offering 80 square metres of space unencumbered by sail controls. Guests can relax on various seating options, including sofas, sunbeds, and loungers. Additional lounging areas are available around the “terrace on the sea” and on the foredeck. A second hull is currently in production.

In parallel, the wallyrocket51, designed for high-performance racing, is taking shape in a dedicated shipyard. Despite its smaller size, this vessel is engineered to excel in the racing world, potentially outperforming the TP52. Wally aims to create the fastest race boat on corrected time, leveraging a Botin Partners Naval Architecture hull and precise in-house engineering.

wallyrocket51
wallyrocket51 – Courtesy Wally

The lamination of the wallyrocket51‘s hull began in March, with completion expected in May. The project involved extensive planning by Wally’s technical department, ensuring that every component could be produced consistently, adhering to the one-design racing principle. Weight management is critical, with every design decision and component evaluated for its impact. Collaborations with Harken, Cariboni, and Diverse have optimized deck gear, hydraulic systems, and the water ballast system, respectively. The sails are being developed by North Sails, while Southern Spars is supplying the rigs. The hull’s colour remains undecided, but the distinctive Wally stripes and coveline will feature prominently, aiding recognition on the racecourse and in the harbour.

“The year 2024 is going to be massive for Wally’s sailing history, as we launch our 49th maxi sailing yacht,” said Wally Managing Director Stefano de Vivo. “We’re intensely busy finishing these two very different yachts and starting to build additional hulls of both. The wallywind110 is destined to deliver fast, ambitious cruising wherever in the world her owner wants to take her, while the wallyrocket51 is an all-out racing machine that will revolutionise regattas for passionate owners. What they both share, however, is Wally’s total commitment to innovative solutions, jaw-droppingly attractive looks and a quality that is unmatched. This is our DNA – what Wally has always been about.”

Wally Founder and Chief Designer Luca Bassani said: “We are excited to launch two new sailing models during Wally’s 30th anniversary year. These yachts represent the two extremes of the sailing experience: cruising and racing. Wally has always been able to address both markets by applying the performance principle to every new yacht. Wherever you turn the dial between cruising and racing, a Wally yacht will always be fast and innovative. That is why the brand remains a beacon of light for passionate sailors.”

March 9, 2023

Wally announces the sale of the first hull of the new wallywind110

wallywind110

Wally is proud to announce the sale of the first hull of the new wallywind110 sailing yacht to a passionate loyal client, member of the Wally family for a long time.

“Wally’s sailing heritage is legendary, and under Ferretti Group, the brand is redoubling its efforts on the sail side. With the sale of this new carbon fiber sailing superyacht, Wally continues its remarkable contribution to the advancement of sailing design and technology,” states Stefano de Vivo, Wally Managing Director. “When a client comes to Wally, they know they can expect the very highest standards and we are extremely proud for the confidence this experienced and selective owner is giving us once again. The wallywind110 is the head-turning exception in a crowded field of sailing yachts and I am sure it will impress the audience when it will be sailing in the Mediterranean Sea in summer 2024.”

“Wally owners are like family to us and it makes me extremely proud knowing that they continue to choose us to build their dreams on the water. From the very beginning we have been able to listen to their wishes and transform them into unique characteristics of their yachts, always managing to even exceed their expectations thanks to Wally’s experience and know-how.” Adds Luca Bassani, Wally Founder and Chief Designer.

Displaying all the hallmarks of Wally’s timeless style, the wallywind110 is safe and comfortable, yet boasts a high performing pedigree. The project once again unites judel/vrolijk & co naval architecture with interior and exterior lines penned by Wally team and Santa Maria Magnolfi design firm. This collaboration created a yacht showcasing Wally’s characteristics of simplicity and elegance, while offering beguiling pace and stability.

The wallywind110 is a true hybrid offering the volumes and comforts of a deckhouse yacht, but with a flush-deck that features the spirit and the performance of a racing boat. 

The raised saloon configuration and terrace-on-the-sea concept maximise elegant living space, while the seductive lines will deliver fast, comfortable passages and a turn of speed around the buoys.

The huge 80sqm cockpit is on a single level and fills the full beam of the boat, this alone features the same volume that can be found on board the most innovative 150 feet sailing yachts. 

Layout is completely customisable, with seating and dining for up to 15 people. 

The story continues below. With the engine room tucked away below the saloon, the stage is set for a huge open-plan space that combines dining, lounging and even working in style. A skylight runs the full length of the low-profile coachroof, while coachroof windows and hull windows turn this into a sun-soaked living area.

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