For sailors who savor a spot on the podium as much as they enjoy bluewater cruising, Wally is introducing a new series. The maiden model, the wallywind 110, is already in build, too, for cruising and racing come 2024.
True to Wally practice, the yacht has an entirely carbon fiber hull and high-performance carbon rig. Wally’s own anchoring system and its Magic Trim hydraulic system (vs. winches) for the main and jib are aboard as well. Depending on buyers’ needs, they can choose from among three keel types: a fixed keel, a telescopic keel, or a lifting keel. With each, draft is respectively 14’8” (4.5 meters), 12’10” to 20’0” (3.95 to 6.1 meters), or 14’8” to 22’3” (4.5 to 6.8 meters). Additionally impressive, the wallywind 110 has a 40 percent ballast-to-weight ratio.
Ensuring the series will take line honors as easily as global trips, Wally tapped Judel/Vrolijk & Co. for naval architecture. The two companies have collaborated before, such as on the Wally 101. “The 110 is a true hybrid because it offers the volumes and comforts of a deckhouse yacht, but with a flush deck that offers the spirit and the performance of a racing boat,” asserts Luca Bassani, Wally’s founder and chief designer.
Additionally, he points out, “The raised bulwarks do the job of disguising the fact that this is a raised-saloon yacht, with the engine room beneath the floor. That means all the advantages of the layout without the compromised aesthetics.”
Clients need not compromise in cruising with friends and family, either. Up to eight people can relax onboard and explore shorelines together aboard this 110-footer (33.42-meter). Notably, the cockpit offers 861 square feet (80 square meters) of usable space for sunning, lounging, or whatever they wish, for parties of 15. Only the crew companionway and twin wheels are set in stone layout-wise here. That square footage is entirely truly usable, too, much larger than the norm. It’s because the wallywind 110 doesn’t have coamings. Plus, the cockpit spans the full 26-foot (7.6-meter) beam. Since the sunbeds and other deck furniture are removable, switching to racing mode is no issue.
Regardless, for when pure pleasure is on the itinerary, clients can tailor the interior to their liking as well. Wally suggests whitewashed wood (above) and abundant carbon fiber details to enhance the open-plan layout. A full-length coachroof skylight keeps the ambience for the saloon and dining area—with a work station—bright. Situate the master suite and three guest staterooms (or fewer) as you wish, too. Three cabins house the crew and the captain. Even a tender bay houses a boat to 13 feet (4 meters) LOA.
Since as mentioned, the wallywind 110 is part of a series, Wally has two more models in the works. The wallywind 130 and 150 each should appeal to clients who already have sailing-superyacht experience and want more space. Specifically with the 150, Wally says she holds a significant advantage. Her entirely carbon fiber construction should let her hoist her sails in a mere 6 to 7 knots of wind, vs. the 12 knots that similar-size cruiser-racers need.
Judel/Vrolijk & Co. judel-vrolijk.com
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