If a big, open, fast tender is on your wishlist, Wally would like to have a conversation with you. The 43 Wallytender is a 12-person boat with cockpit-like seating and promised speeds approaching 40 knots, depending on the engine package you select.
The 43-foot (13.2-meter) tender, with a 14-foot (4.3-meter) beam, has the aggressive, modern styling of the Wally family. Specifically, she most resembles boats like the original Wallytender, and even the 47 Wallypower motoryacht. Suitable for either dayboat or tender usage, this new boat, launching in a few weeks, comes following conversations with existing Wally customers.
Therefore, the 43 Wallytender incorporates benchseating around the perimeter, along with a handy head in the compartment. Additionally, the compartment contains a separate shower and a berth. Back on deck, a wrap-around glass windscreen provides some protection. Note, too, that no mullions interrupt the glass and therefore visibility forward. Borrowed from the 48 Wallytender, fold-down bulwarks make for more usable space. Furthermore, guests can use a foredeck sunpad, easily accessible via side decks.
More than all of this, though, the 43 Wallytender provides flexible arrangements. For example, use the space fully aft for lounging, or to stow sails if this boat will accompany your racing yacht. Extra stowage sits beneath a sunpad (optional) aft as well, for SeaBobs, snorkeling or scuba gear, and the like. A dining table, meanwhile, folds out adjacent to the settees.
The 43 Wallytender has a long list of standard equipment, such as the T top, LEDs on deck, pushbutton hydraulic anchoring, and Wally’s wrap-around fenders. The standard 380-hp Volvo Pentas should allow top speeds around 36 knots, while optional 440-hps should push it upwards of 40 knots.
Plenty of additional options are at your disposal, too. You can request an extra refrigerator and icemaker, for instance, and even air conditioning. Swimmers will appreciate the optional retractable swim ladder, which doubles as a passarelle. Should you decide to stow the 43 Wallytender in a tender garage, you can further opt for no T top.
Your last choice, and perhaps the most fun, is the hull color. Wally has a wide variety available. Hull number one of the 43 Wallytender shows off the aptly named Gator Green. It’s an iridescent green paying homage to Wallygator (now Nariida), Wally’s first sailing yacht.
The global debut is set for the Cannes Yachting Festival in September.