BY Nick Walton on 25 Apr 2024

Wally dazzles at the Singapore Yachting Festival 2024, displaying both a wallywhy200 featuring decor by Loro Piana Interiors and a versatile wallypower58.

Wally has captivated crowds on the opening day of the Singapore Yachting Festival 2024, presenting both a wallywhy200, which makes its debut in the APAC market and which is distinguished by the elegant décor of Loro Piana Interiors. In addition, the brand showcases its wallypower58.

A second unit, also featuring Loro Piana Interiors décor with a different style, will arrive in Asia in the coming months.

The wallywhy200, flagship of the wallywhy range, which also includes the wallywhy150 and the wallywhy100, carries the ‘Wow’ factor engraved in her Wally DNA as she expresses all her innovative power through architectural elements and represents a break with the typical clichés of a motor yacht.

The model masterfully combines the comfort and space of a larger displacement yacht with the speed and performance of a semi-displacement. She was developed by Wally design team led by Luca Bassani, jointly with the Ferretti Group Engineering Department, working with Laurent Giles NA Ltd for naval architecture and Vallicelli Design Studio for interior design.

Wally dazzles at the Singapore Yachting Festival 2024, displaying both a wallywhy200 featuring decor by Loro Piana Interiors and a versatile wallypower58.

With her widebody design, this 200 GT yacht is the only model within her size range capable of combining large volumes, great living space, stability, comfort and performances, and 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 wallywhy200 showcased at the Singapore Yachting Festival 2024 is the first unit built with the “Main deck entertainment” layout, specifically designed for the APAC market. She features a 4.7-meter-high glazed bow housing a stunning living area that includes a large round table and a bar with wine cellar, offering an uninterrupted 270-degree panoramic view and astonishing natural light.

The eye-catching upper deck has a futuristic glass and a carbon fibre dome, a distinctive Wally feature that is reminiscent of the clean, angular look of the legendary wallypower. Also, on the upper deck, the extended, structural top with no supporting pillars is a masterpiece of design and engineering for her exceptional stability and strength.

Wally dazzles at the Singapore Yachting Festival 2024, displaying both a wallywhy200 featuring decor by Loro Piana Interiors and a versatile wallypower58.

The wallywhy200 displayed in Singapore accommodates the sleeping area on the lower deck where, in addition to the master cabin at the bow that features a transversely positioned bed, there are two dazzling guest cabins. A spectacular one-piece laminated carbon staircase, as well as having a load bearing function, is an extremely light element connecting the three decks and making the bulkheads superfluous in the huge 61 sql open space living area, Open-pore teak was chosen for the furniture as well as the walkways of the two living halls and the lower deck corridor.

Loro Piana Interiors’ interpretation of the wallywhy200 in her “Main Deck Entertainment” version plays on the richness of textures and various materials that alternate on the surfaces to create delicate contrasts, both in terms of sight and touch. Colours remain light and neutral with accents of ginger and sand tones to ensure freshness and elegance. The master cabin features the three coloured jacquard Antalya in cotton and viscose on the bed headbaoard with decorative cushions in undyed cashmere. The sofa is in linen with elegantly printed cushions. Also, the guests cabin plays on jacquard texture reflecting the light. Made to measure blankets and accessories in cashmere complete the décor.

Wally dazzles at the Singapore Yachting Festival 2024, displaying both a wallywhy200 featuring decor by Loro Piana Interiors and a versatile wallypower58.

Berthed beside the wallywhy200, the wallypower58 (below) retains many of the practical features in superstructure design for which Wally’s vessels are known, including pillarless curved glass and carbon dome, wide and deep side walkways linking the bow and aft, and ample shaded guest areas that are open to the surroundings while providing protection from the sun, wind and water.

Versatility is a priority when it comes to guest comfort onboard the wallypower58, making her a dependable all-round performer that is suitable for cruising in all latitudes. The adjustable cockpit top features an electric hatch to allow for increased ventilation as needed, while the covered exterior area can be air conditioned to offer relief from warmer conditions at anchor or in port. When cruising in chillier climates, the cockpit can be fully enclosed by isinglass for protection against the cold.

The aft deck’s large sunpad comes as standard, with lounging space for four adults looking across the stern alongside four adults seated facing forward, with a voluminous toy storage unit located underneath that is accessed via two gullwing doors. This aft deck area also benefits from optional shade provided by an innovative electrical awning overhead.

Wally dazzles at the Singapore Yachting Festival 2024, displaying both a wallywhy200 featuring decor by Loro Piana Interiors and a versatile wallypower58.

A convertible passerelle-bathing ladder is hidden in the stern, and the aft platform lowers into the water at the touch of a button to launch or retrieve the tender and water toys. In addition, the folding bulwark ‘wings’ as standard increase entertaining space by a dramatic 25 sqm of open aft deck space and 12 sqm of covered and air-conditioned open cockpit space.

Throughout the exterior, the wallypower58 delivers flexibility for all manner of guest needs and configurations. In the upper cockpit there is generous seating for 12-16 guests across the two flanking benches and on the forward-facing portion of the sunpad. To the starboard, a large table opens to create a seated dining area while still allowing unobstructed passage from the cabin area on the port side. The galley is split into two sections, allowing for independent configuration of the spaces from a long list of options including fridges, icemakers, cooking tops and storage.

The unit on display in Singapore stands out for her ‘flexi-guest’ layout, with a guest cabin located on the port side amidships with the saloon to starboard. Allowing comfortable overnight accommodation for up to four adult guests onboard, this configuration’s second cabin has direct access to the day head, while there is also overhead access via a hatch in the floor of the galley above. Up front, the master cabin features a queen-size bed and ensuite bathroom with a large, standalone shower.

Wally dazzles at the Singapore Yachting Festival 2024, displaying both a wallywhy200 featuring decor by Loro Piana Interiors and a versatile wallypower58.

Wally has equipped the wallypower58 with the Volvo IPS system, which guarantees a seamless transition for owners upgrading from a smaller vessel with the same propulsion set-up. The intuitive system features Volvo’s proprietary joystick manoeuvring, dynamic positioning and Assisted Docking software.

Wally has also opted for a smaller-block triple IPS configuration in lieu of the larger, conventional double unit, in order to give the yacht a shallower draft, a better-distributed power to weight ratio, and increased redundancy. As a result, owners benefit from a more balanced range of power options, choosing between the triple IPS700 and the IPS800 units, both on the D8 engine block. The wallypower58 on display has installed the most powerful configuration that reaches a top speed of 38 knots, while at the cruising speed of 32 knots has a 320 nautical miles range.

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