If you’ll be attending the Cannes show this week, you’ll get to see the Wally One, a tender/dayboat that bears the familiar styling of the Wally powerboat, sailboat, and megayacht lineup.
The Wally One replaces the Wally Tender, a model that a few megayacht owners and dayboat cruisers alike enjoyed. LOA is 13.12 meters (43 feet), with a beam of 3.525 meters (11’6”). Interesting enough, despite being a bit shorter and narrower than the Wally Tender, the Wally One has more usable deck space and sunning space. How? Because it’s a walkaround design (complete with teak underfoot, of course). This lets you go from the cockpit to the forward sunpads, or from those sunpads to the electrically operated swim ladder, in easier fashion.
Speaking of fashion, this wouldn’t be a Wally if it didn’t emphasize aesthetics. Handles along the sides of the Wally One and in the cockpit, good for when the boat is zooming along in excess of 40 knots, can be finished in leather or steel. There’s a removable forward cocktail table with seating for eight; the aft seats fold away when not in use, and the forward seating is simply a fixed cushion for general relaxation. Additional sunbeds aft mean more people can soak up the sun, and both this area and the forward sunning space can be shaded by biminis. As is Wally tradition, the stanchions for the awning are comprised of carbon fiber. Inside, two people can sleep in a cabin finished with leather soles and leather-adorned closets. It’s accompanied by a full head with a carbon fiber sink.
Construction-wise, the Wally One employs a fiberglass hull, which is available in a variety of solid and metallic paint colors. The bow, bearing the sharp style of all Wallys to date, is designed to penetrate waves and provide good stability even in a chop. Wally says the Wally One can achieve a 40-knot top speed with twin 315-hp Yanmar 6LPA-STZP stern drives. With the alternate engine package, twin 370-hp Yanmar 8VL-Z stern drives, it will reportedly hit 47 knots.
The only thing left to do is select your electronics package, from a variety of Simrad units, to get installed in the carbon fiber and steel-accented dash. Surely you’ll also opt for the iPhone/iPod docking station and Surround Sound package for both outside and inside the boat. Also consider adding underwater lights at the stern, an outside refrigerator, a Nespresso coffee machine, and solar panels for the bimini. The solar panels can power your entertainment and other appliances when the engines are off.
|Pricing: €580,000 for the 315-hp Wally One and €620,000 for the 370-hp Wally One. That’s about $824,200 and $880,960, respectively.