After the sale of the Wally 101 last April and the Wally 100.3 two weeks ago, the largest Wally so far is signed: the Wally 50m, a blue-water sloop combining all the comforts and amenities of a mega yacht with the Wally performance and ease of handling as requested by the owner.
The Wally 50m is the first mega yacht of this size completely built in advanced composites and to improve even further the performance, she will feature PBO rigging, the water tanks will be used as water ballast as well, and the lifting keel increasing the draft to 6 m when sailing, from 4.2 meter when motoring, anchoring and entering ports. As a result, Wally 50m features a light displacement (only 230 tons – 485,017 lbs) combined with the accommodation and comforts of a yacht of this size.
On deck, the Wally 50m is characterized by large lounge areas including the forward cockpit, the flying bridge, the aft deck, and the terrace on the sea. The foredeck features a 7 ft. & 10 in. x 7 ft. & 10 in. (2.4x2.4 m) Jacuzzi tub, and two hidden tender garages. The flying bridge / sun deck feature the navigation and helm stations, and a lounge / dining area for 16 people with sofas and BBQ area.
To enhance the Wally inside-outside living concept, a 360° transparent glass encloses the deckhouse providing the guests with the view and open-air feeling when they are in the salon. The deckhouse encloses the main salon aft and dining area forward; and a twin navigation stations at the forward end.
All the living spaces are characterized by the open space loft and flexibility concept to change configurations according to the use and requirements of different moments. The accommodation is in the lower deck and includes the 700 sq ft (65 sq m) immense owner’s suite aft opening into the vast Terrace on the sea, four double guest cabins (two aft and two forward the engine rooms), all with en-suites.
Wally 50m (owner bedroom)
The crew and service area is forward with pantry, laundry, galley, crew mess and five crew double cabins.
The propulsion system is diesel-electric to reduce consumption, noise and vibration while improving the energy management of the mega yacht and providing a more efficient layout.
Three diesel generators supply the power for the propulsion and for all the services.
Other features of the Wally 50m are the two separate engine rooms for safety and the Wally anchor-system.
The construction of the MCA classified Wally 50m uses the latest advanced composite technology with pre-preg carbon. The yacht is being built at WallyEurope facility in Fano, Italy, and the delivery is scheduled for spring 2010.