Plenty of owners consider their yachts floating vacation homes. If there’s any doubt, consider the name some Americans gave to their new motoryacht from Wally: Wally Casa.
Wally Casa will eventually make her way to Baja California, Mexico, following initial cruising in the Med and Caribbean. The 89’7” (27.33-meter) megayacht, part of the wallyace 26 series, is being readied for delivery by the end of this month. (The “26” in “wallyace 26” signifies her waterline length. It’s 26.95 meters, or 88’4”.) Sea trials should confirm a 12-knot cruise speed, with twin 345-hp Caterpillars. Range should be 2,000 nautical miles at that speed.
The all-fiberglass Wally Casa reflects the open-air atmosphere that the rest of the series bears. Sliding glass doors in the master suite lead out onto a terrace-like area aft, as illustrated above. That terrace is more than three feet (one meter) longer than usual, too. The master itself is already spacious, comprising 355 square feet (33 square meters). Up on the main deck aboard Wally Casa, the living areas encompass 538 square feet (50 square meters). It’s one continuous space from the aft-deck doors to the helm. It’s lined all around with large panes of glass as well, with medium-tone walnut wood paneling.
The seven passengers who can stay aboard Wally Casa (attended to by four crew) additionally get 1,400 square feet (130 square meters) of alfresco space to enjoy. It’s abundant space for a megayacht of her LOA, spread across the flying bridge and the main deck. Speaking of the main deck, for the first time aboard a wallyace, there’s a hot tub forward. Should the guests wish to switch from sedate activities, they can ask the crew to launch the tender stowed amidships.