Big boats and superyachts

Wally wallywind130 and wallywind150: details of the innovative sailing yachts unveiled

///

Wally presents renderings of its new sailing yachts wallywind130 and wallywind150, built with pre-preg carbon fibre for exceptional performance.

wallywind130 and wallywind150 expand the Wally family

While building continues on the wallywind110, the Wally shipyard does not stop: the in-house design team headed by Luca Bassani, in fact, has been working hand-in-glove with renowned naval architect firm judel+vrolijk & co and design studio Santa Maria Magnolfi to develop the new wallywind130 and wallywind150 sailing superyachts.

Both models respect the values that characterize the Monaco-based brand, part of the Ferretti Group: a carbon hull highlighting performance potential, clean lines, and an elegant interior combining functionality and hedonism.

Wally is re-affirming its sailing roots with the launch of these designs,” says Wally Managing Director Stefano de Vivo.Alongside the wallywind110, the wallywind130 and wallywind150 represent the pinnacle of carbon composite construction for blissful cruising and exhilarating racing. We liken the boats to the Grand Turismo cars, which is to say powerful and supremely comfortable. I believe these are the best round-the world sailing machines ever created.”

The wallywind150 – adds Wally Founder and Chief Designer Luca Bassani is the natural evolution of the Wally144 Kauris IV launched in 2020. It includes some Wally iconic features, such as the cockpit protected by the high bulwarks, the Terrace-on-the-sea and the raised saloon. On the other hand, it also introduces a few more revolutionary features such as the forward guest area which doubles as a tender garage when not in use, a truly private owner’s terrace aft as well as a new interior layout to enhance flexibility for the owner.”

Exteriors reflect Wally’s DNA

Wally-wallywind130-exteriorsThe main strength of the wallywind130 and the wallywind150 is the clean design, with a huge raised salon that flows smoothly into the cockpit without a single change in levels. No fewer than three social zones occupy more than a third of the boat’s length to create an entertaining space that is unparalleled on yachts of this size. Among them is the famous ‘Terrace-on the sea” that Wally pioneered in 1998 with Tiketitan. Twin helm stations are discretely positioned just inside the raised bulwarks, allowing guests to be as involved in the sailing.

Sail controls and navigation displays are set amidships, but there is barely a rope to be seen. Wally’s Magic Trim system means that the main and self-tacking jib are set and adjusted at the push of a button using hidden hydraulic rams. Just the gigantic, custom-made spinnaker sheet winches on the quarter give the game away.

Beneath the foredeck is hidden a tender well for storing a generously sized tender (4.50m – 14’ 9’’ – on the wallywind130; 5.00+m – 16’ 4’’ – in the wallywind150) completely out of sight. On the wallywind150, this well doubles as a forward guest cockpit that can be converted into a cushion-lined dining area or lounge.

Transom houses an hydraulic passerelle that stows flush and can be angled up to the quayside or down for elegant access to the water.

Technology at the service of performance

The full carbon Wally-wallywind150-interiorconstruction guarantees exceptional hull stiffness, rapid acceleration and great response on the helm. Full pre-preg vacuum lamination with careful post curing at 85°C ensures that lamination is flawless and weight is kept to an absolute minimum.

A retractable keel system allows both superyachts to switch from performance to shallow-waters cruising mode. The twin rudder setup similarly balances fingertip control under way with easy access.

A variable pitch propeller provides optimum thrust under power while folding under sail to offer almost no drag. Bow and stern thrusters round out the manoeuvrability of the new wallywind line, which naturally uses Wally’s underwater anchor launching system to keep the purity of the lines around the bow and move the weight aft to reduce pitching.

Central to both boats’ design is Wally’s smart “double deck” layout, which puts the forward cockpit under the spectacular coachroof. It features an almost dreamlike structure combining carbon ribs with vast curved panes of glass and delicately lit panels. The result is a breath-taking view, a spectacular dining zone and a scenographic open-air lounge.

Endless cruising possibilities aboard wallywind130 and wallywind150

Below deck, the wallywind130 an accommopdate up to 8 guests, giving the owner the choice of a cabin forward or right aft where the broader beam allows facilities including a private TV lounge and a vast head.
The wallywind150, on the other hand, can accommodate up to 10 guests, with the master cabin positioned aft to exploit the private access to the cockpit. The latter can be left open to maximize outdoor living, or closed to separate the interior space of the owner’s accommodation from the outside.

The suite with built-in wardrobes, walk-in wardrobe, private office and various seating areas is equal in comfort and volume to that of a 60-metre yacht.

The TV or games room forward can easily be converted into a fifth cabin to accommodate children or a nanny.

The finishes are at the owner’s discretion and the renderings, although they are for illustrative purposes, show what a refined and elegant ambience can be achieved, preferring an essential and natural style typical of the Monaco brand: teak, precious woods and upholstery in neutral colours that combine to create a sense of space, well-being and sophistication.

Wally-wallywind150

Wally.com

New Benetti Triumph 65M delivered at the Monaco Yacht Show: here is the classic of the future

/////

An imposing, sleek yacht with sophisticated lines and first-class comfort: this is the new Benetti jewel

Benetti’s masterpiece has become reality.

Presented at the MonacoYacht Show, the newly launched megayacht, the FB270 Triumph 65M, has just been delivered to its owner. A model with an unmistakable white colour, with soft, streamlined external lines created by yacht designer Giorgio Cassetta, completing the naval work designed by Benetti. The magnificent and elegant interiors, on the other hand, are by Benetti’s style office, which collaborated with the Green & Mingarelli Design studio taking care of all the fittings and furnishing details.

Six decks, an aluminium superstructure, a steel 65.40 metre long hull overall, a sauna, a fully equipped gym, a massage room, a Jacuzzi and a 70 square metre beach club, plus a folding platform for the helicopter, positioned at the bow.

Much more than just a boat, Triumph is synonymous with luxury, sophistication and comfort. From the layout and width of the spaces, the privacy guaranteed by the division of the guest areas from those of the crew, to many other details that make a difference… this is the Benetti Triumph 65M.

benetti triumph 65m top viewLet’s take a closer look at this majestic model.

Starting from the bottom, the Lower Deck offers a comfortable space of about 70 square metres, providing immediate access to the sea. Amidships, the sleeping area consists of 4 cabins that can accommodate up to 8 guests, with all the comfort and privacy possible because they are separated from the cabins and areas in the bow, exclusively reserved for the crew.

The Main Deck has a well-protected cockpit, where there are comfortable sofas and tables to enjoy convivial moments on board in maximum comfort. A large saloon has been created amidships, dominated by large windows and modern LEDs on the ceiling, offering a minimal and elegant living/relaxing area for all guests.

Moreover, on the Main Deck Benetti’s designers have reserved a VIP cabin for a special couple of guests that offers a wide sea view.

The Upper Deck, on the other hand, is entirely reserved for the owner, a true custom flat that dominates the entire yacht. The owner’s cabin alone occupies a space of 130 square metres, the Sky Lounge is perfectly consistent with the fittings throughout the yacht and enjoys ample space, with an incredible sea view.

What’s more, triumph-interiorthe Sun Deck is surprising, equipped with a Jacuzzi, sunbathing seats and a table that can seat up to ten people and which, thanks to the wind barriers, can also be used while underway.

The Benetti Triumph is therefore a majestic but sleek custom yacht that conceals the essence of the company behind it: elegance, refined design but above all convenience, usability and comfort for the owner and his guests. The shipyard’s vision has always dominated the creation of these yachts; they are perfectly balanced between large volumes and large windows that open up the rooms, make them bright and almost make you forget you are on a ship.

The classic of the future has arrived, been built and delivered. Made to stand the test of time while maintaining its charm and functionality, it is a classic masterpiece in true Benetti style.

Azimut at the Genoa Boat Show: the success of bold, iconic yachts

/////

Azimut exhibited no less than nine models at the recently concluded Genoa International Boat Show 2022. The brand has six different lines of yachts, ranging from 13 to 38 metres, but with one thing in common: to offer owners avant-garde, designer yachts with great emotional appeal.

At the Italian event Azimut presented the new jewel of the Grande line: the latest Grande 26M. The real flagship of an ambitious project which aims to be the new category benchmark and offer the same opportunities as a megayacht in its size.

Azimut-Grande26M exteriorIt is nothing new that the Azimut brand confronts the future with unprecedented innovative solutions. Think for example of the Pod propulsion: brought into vogue by them and today, it is the most successful technology on the market today.

This is also the basis for the innovations that the shipyard, together with ZF, has introduced on the Grande 26M. Thanks to their experience and continuous research, this yacht has a new Pod 4600 propulsion system, installed here for the first time in the world.

The system, which combines this type of engine with a 30% lighter superstructure, thanks to the extensive use of carbon fibre, makes it possible to reduce consumption by 20% compared to a boat of the same size, at the various speeds most frequently used.

This surprising result allows the Grande 26M to be included in Azimut’s Low Emission Yachts range, which already includes half of their range. This is no small achievement, which once again confirms the innovative and sustainable vision of Azimut, a pioneer in the yachting field and world leader in the megayacht sector.

The new Grande 26 confirms all expectations and even exceeds them: first of all, it arranges the interior spaces as in superyachts, then, it divides the flow of the crew (positioned at the bow) from that of the guests, so as to guarantee total privacy.

The element that really Azimut yachtsmakes you fall in love with Grande 26M is the Deck 2 Deck® Terrace: a dream terrace, above the water.

This particular terrace is obtained thanks to the extension of the transom, which can be raised to transform the cockpit into a large space suspended between the sea and the sky, thus becoming both a lounge area and a dining room, thanks to a large walk-around table.

A sophisticated design, a boat synonymous with simplicity and elegance with maximum comfort and minimum emissions, which undoubtedly respects Azimut’s vision, always.

Welcome aboard the change.