Less than a year after the launch of the WallyWhy200, Wally is targeting the entry-level megayacht buyer with an equally voluminous semi-custom series. The first WallyWhy150 isn’t far off from debuting, either, launching in February 2023.
The 79-footer (24.06-meter) picks up the philosophy of her larger sister. Therefore, you’ll find more volume—specifically, 150 gross tons—than similar-size yachts. You’ll also find more usable space, in part due to her extraordinary 22-foot (6.78-meter) beam. Superyachts with that sizable beam are much closer to the 100-foot mark traditionally. Both the volume and space further seem greater due to 270 degrees of wrap-around glass fully forward (below), directly above the water. Yet another common denominator between the two models is more efficient propulsion. Both employ the Volvo Penta IPS system. For the WallyWhy150, the shipyard anticipates a top speed of 21 knots with the standard triple IPS1200 package and 23 knots with the optional triple IPS1350 package.
Subtle differences, however, set the WallyWhy150 apart. For instance, guests returning from a day of watertoy fun can walk directly from the swim platform into the saloon/dining area, without stairs. Luca Basani, Wally’s founder and chief designer, did this to enhance the feeling of seaside living. The full-beam saloon has a curved overhead, too, for extra headroom to 8’2” (2.5 meters).
Customers can outfit the interior of the WallyWhy150 with the A. Vallicelli & C. studio. Keep the dining area aft, for example, and add a bar as well. Request two doubles and a twin for family and friends below deck, too, while you indulge in your main-deck suite. Notably, most yachts in this size range still situate the master below. Four crewmembers get two cabins, too.
You still have sizable alfresco areas to enjoy as well. Basani draws special attention to them, characterizing them as “enormous and totally unique for her size in the industry.” Dining for eight, beneath the hardtop but with open sides, can accompany an ample aft-facing settee on the upper deck, if you wish. The chef can cook the catch of the day up here as well. You still have space left over for loose sun lounges.
Wally will reveal the WallyWhy150 to select guests in person in the springtime.
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