Purposely designed and built for the Wally Class racing circuit, Nahita is nearly ready to test her mettle. Simultaneously, her owner looks forward to fun cruising. A Wally 93, the cruiser-racer splashed just this week.
The owner is a loyal Wally customer, stepping up from a same-named Wally 80. Naval architecture for the Wally 93 series comes from Judel/Vrolijk, which expects Nahita to perform best in light to medium conditions. In fact, the studio’s Rolf Vrolijk says, she’ll take control upwind. “The yacht will have the ability to start surfing in even lower true wind speed than the Wallycentos,” he says. He adds that she’s “easily capable to exceed the true wind speed.”
The 93-foot (28.3-meter) Nahita features composite and carbon fiber construction, customary for fast racers. Similarly for performance, she has a lifting keel. Draft ranges from 14’8” to 20’3” (4.5 to 6.2 meters).
Resembling a flush-deck yacht, the Wally 93 actually does have a central cockpit for cocktails and conversations. The design conceals it as well as the coamings. Also for her social side, Nahita has accommodations for six in the owner’s party, plus two crewmembers. The master stateroom is separate from the two guest cabins, for more privacy. Further for privacy, the stairway connecting the main and lower decks isn’t in the forward saloon. This is a departure from the typical Wally 93 layout. The stairway actually connects to the crew corridor, which connects to the guest staterooms. However, in keeping with the series, Nahita has a nearly 22-foot (6.65-meter) beam.
With sea trials occurring soon, Nahita still has some finishing work to wrap up. But, she’ll hit the racing circuit soon enough. Her debt is the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in September in Porto Cervo.