on 27 Apr 2023
The fully customised cruiser-racer clocks in at 101 feet and can reach high performance speeds under sail
Wally has launched its new Wally101 Full Custom, in the Marina di Ravenna shipyard in Italy. This new cruiser racer is inspired by the Wallycento ‘box-rule’ design and its maxi racer credentials, along with comfortable cruising.
“Following Baron D, Nahita and the Wally 144 Full Custom of the last few years, this is the 48th full-carbon sailing superyacht built by Wally, continuing the company’s remarkable contribution to the advancement of sailing design and technology,” says Stefano de Vivo, Wally’s managing director. “Launching a fully custom 101-footer is a great milestone for us, which demonstrates once again the ability of Wally and Ferretti Group to always place themselves at the forefront, even in the competitive market of sailing superyachts.”
Judel/vrolijk & co. provided the yacht’s naval architecture alongside exterior and interior design from Wally’s sailing design team led by Luca Bassani and Studio Santa Maria Magnolfi. The new full custom yacht features the Wally Enhanced Hydraulic System comprising multiple hydraulic pumps technology to further speed up sail handling. The lifting keel increases the draft from 4.70m to 6.80m to improve upwind performance.
“I’m extremely proud of the results achieved with the Wally101 Full Custom. The lightship displacement is just 55 tons, almost 15 per cent less than yachts of similar size and configuration, and with 40 per cent of the total weight placed in the keel”, adds Luca Bassani, Wally founder and chief designer. ”This achievement is accomplished thanks to the latest carbon fibre technology pioneered and developed over the years by Wally, using a high-tech sandwich composite with pre-preg carbon fibre.”
Wally says the new Wally101 Full Custom can reach high performance at all speeds and in all configurations. When not sailing, the 425hp engine will provide a top speed of 11.5 knots.
This cruiser racer combines a high-performance platform with a family-friendly exterior and interior layout. The yacht’s deck plan features an amidships cockpit with a table seating up to eight and an aft sunbathing area. The owner’s cabin has an ensuite bathroom and a walk-in wardrobe. Two further ensuite cabins complete the guest accommodation for six, and the saloon includes a living and dining area with seating for up to 10-12. The service area is comprised of a crew mess, laundry, galley and two ensuite cabins for four crew.
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