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
The 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 construction 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.