The Why200 is the first fully widebody motoryacht and the first hull in a new Why range of yachts from Wally in Italy. The idea is to combine the comfort and space of a larger displacement yacht with the speed and performance of a semi-displacement yacht. Stefano de Vivo, Wally’s managing director, says the design “essentially provides all the advantages of a catamaran but has none of the limitations, namely the lack of volume linked to the main central hull and mooring problems.”
The master stateroom on the Why200 is just shy of 400 square feet, with three guest staterooms below. There are two garages for tenders and toys. Combined, those garages reportedly hold a 13-foot jet tender, PWC, Seabob, paddleboard and more.
According to Silent-Yachts, 17 orders have been placed for the Silent 60. Nine hulls are under construction, with the first of those—and its kite wing—scheduled to debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival in France. The kite wing and its components, including winches, are stowed in a box at the yacht’s bow. The kite wing deploys to nearly 400 feet above the boat and, according to the builder, adds as much as 5 knots of cruising speed to the standard 6- to 8-knot ride while reducing consumption with e-motors, extending the vessel’s overall range.
Silent-Yachts also says this new build adds more-powerful solar panels, with the Silent 60′s 42 pieces generating 17 kWp. That’s compared to the Silent 55′s 30 panels, which generate 10.8 kWp.
Atlante Mistral 41
France-based Atlante Yachts is building the Mistral 41 at the Mengi Yay Yachts shipyard in Turkey. The Italian design firm VYD penned the yacht, which is expected to have a cruising speed of 15 knots and a top-end speed of 20 knots. Two five-stateroom layouts are available: one with a main-deck owner’s stateroom and one with a “penthouse” owner’s stateroom where the sky lounge would otherwise be.
Additional guest areas include a fitness area on the main deck, as well as a lower-deck beach club with an infinity pool and fold-down balcony terraces. The hull can be constructed in steel or aluminum (with traditional or hybrid power), and the design is intended to cross oceans with an expected range of more than 5,000 nautical miles.