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Wally has released the first details about its wallywind range, which will include three sailing yachts from 110 feet to 150 feet length overall.
The first hull will be the wallywind110, which is scheduled to launch in May 2024. Features will include a carbon hull along with a simplified sail-handling system. Naval architecture is by judel/vrolijk & co.
“The wallywind110 is the equivalent of the Grand Touring car in the automotive world,” Wally managing director Stefano de Vivo stated in a press release. “It is a very powerful yet smooth long-distance cruising machine but one that could become a serious challenger in a race, if you felt so inclined. The boat is ideal for an experienced sailor, maybe someone who has had boats in the 60- to 80-foot range and is now willing to make the jump to the 100-foot size range to get the extra comforts.”
Those comforts include an 860-square-foot cockpit that, according to Wally, is twice the size of cockpits in other boats of the same length. It can accommodate seating and dining for 15 people, if that’s how owners want to arrange things; the only elements fixed in position are the twin carbon wheels and crew companionway.
The yacht’s tender, which can be about 13 feet long, is hidden beneath the deck, keeping the transom clear for swimmers.
Owners also have a choice for the master stateroom, which can include walk-in closets, his-and-her heads and additional seating. As many as three guest staterooms can be added to the layout, in addition to cabins for crew.
Wally says the 150-foot wallywind flagship breaks new ground: The lightweight carbon-fiber construction means that where other boats need at least 12 knots of wind to hoist the sails, the wallywind150 will be able to do so in 6 or 7 knots of wind.
Take the next step: go to wally.com