The Boundary Breaking wallywhy100

The three-stateroom, 27-knot wallywhy100’s single-level layout eliminates barriers between inside and outside.
A near-plumb bow helps the wallywhy100 carry its beam forward, increasing overall volume. Toni Meneguzzo

When Wally penned the wallywhy100—the smallest of the boatbuilder’s three-model why series, which also includes the wallywhy200 and wallywhy150—the goal was to create a vessel for those who like coupe-style yachts but want more performance and increased onboard comfort.

The wallywhy100 aims to achieve its mission in a few ways, starting with a single-level, main-deck layout. From the yacht’s shaded teak cockpit to the helm station forward, the real estate is open and surrounded by a low-profile glass superstructure, enhancing the airy vibe inside while creating a chic line outside. Wally stated in a press release that the main deck’s design is “about delivering the ultimate flexible open-enclosed space where the confining superstructure of a traditional yacht architecture seems to evaporate.”

Under the hardtop are opposing settees, while a sliding glass door forward retracts to reveal a dining table for eight guests. Toni Meneguzzo

To access the main deck, there are four gently inclined steps up from the full-beam (18-foot-10-inch) foldout swim platform. Between those steps are two angled lounges for guests to catch some rays. Flare out the platform’s teak terraces and add a few loose chairs to form a beach club. This sea-level setup makes it easy to keep an eye on the kids when they’re swimming.

Under the hardtop are opposing settees, while a sliding glass door forward retracts to reveal a dining table for eight guests. With the doors tucked away, the delineation between inside and outside is nonexistent, especially when the side windows flanking the dining area are also retracted. Sliding glass doors forward of the dining space also retract, connecting two more settees as well as the helm station. With all of the doors and windows open, the wallywhy100 should feel like a supersize dayboat.

There are en suite accommodations belowdecks. A full-beam owner’s stateroom is aft, a VIP stateroom is to port, and a second guest stateroom is to starboard.

Power options are Volvo Penta IPS1200 or IPS1350 diesels. With the 1350s, Wally projects a 24-knot cruising speed and a 27-knot top-end speed.

The wallywhy100 will be on display at the Venice Boat Show at the end of May and at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September.  

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