A 22-foot (6-meter) beam is unheard of for a yacht of nearly 80 feet… unless, of course, we’re talking about a Wally yacht. The builder that has been bucking convention since its founding more than 20 years ago has added the wallywhy 150 yacht to its lineup. With an equally surprising volume of 150 gross tons, she’s for those of you who know you can enjoy spacious, big-yacht experiences without having to actually get a large megayacht.
The idea behind the wallywhy series is extra-voluminous cruising vacations. Therefore, this latest model picks up the same ideas as the wallywhy200, such as surprising space outside and an unexpected layout inside. They come packaged in a geometric, glass-dominated superstructure and strikingly high bow.
The feature inside that buyers cannot stop talking about, with good reason, is the master suite. It’s on the main deck—something just not seen in this size range. Moreover, since it sits fully forward, it has wrap-around glass to make waking up more enjoyable. It’s further tucked essentially right against the edge of the bow, giving the effect of what Wally calls an “amphitheater of the sea.”
Jack Haines, one of the most knowledgeable boat testers globally, takes you methodically through the entire yacht. He was aboard during her premiere at September’s Cannes Yachting Festival. The Wally wallywhy150 yacht made her United States debut at the Fort Lauderdale show in October. You get good looks at the significant amount of alfresco space, for instance, where dining, lounging, sunning, and more are all flexible. You’ll further see how the saloon, with an enormous 8’2” (2.5 meters) of headroom, flows uninterrupted right out to the swim platform (when it’s flush with the aft deck).
Out on the water, the Wally wallywhy150 yacht strives to impress, too. She’s reportedly capable of a 23-knot top speed, with low-consuming Volvo Penta IPS power.
Whether you use her as a day tripper or weekender, the megayacht makes you realize you can enjoy abundant space and comfort in a “small” package.
More About the Wally wallywhy150 Yacht
LOA: 78’8” (23.99 meters)
Beam: 22’3” (6.78 meters)
Draft: 6’7” (2 meters)
Guests: 8 in 4 staterooms
Engines: 2/900-hp Volvo Penta D13 IPS1200s; 2/1,000-hp Volvo Penta D13 IPS 1350s optional
Range: 390 nautical miles at 18 knots
Stylist: Luca Basani
Naval Architect: Wally, Ferretti Group Engineering Department
Interior Designer: A. Vallicelli & C.