27 Jun 2012
Prolific period for Wally demonstrates yard's ability to innovate
Wally has capped a successful period of activity with the launch of its innovative, and typically unique, WallyAce 26m vessel, Kanga. Launched from Marina di Ravenna, Italy, Kanga marks yet another “new route in yacht design”, for Wally, according to the company’s founder Luca Bassani.
And it is indeed a yacht built on innovation, with an 'impressive' interior volume that The Superyacht Group’s chairman, Martin H Redmayne compared to that of many 35m vessels. With a total area of 282sqm, Kanga features over 50sqm of interior social space incorporated into the glass-walled superstructure, with an additional four double cabins accommodating up to 10 guests.
“WallyAce is indeed a performance yacht in the sense that she exceptionally performs the mission to provide more volumes, more comfort, more stability, with super reduced fuel consumption, noise and vibrations,” added Bassani.
“Cruising in comfort at the speed of the fastest maxi racer and racing at the highest level of competition is the dream of every passionate yachtsman…WallyCento is the first and only superyacht [to make] this dream come true and Hamilton truly reflects this concept.”
And because of her performance credentials she can expect a busy summer, with scheduled appearances in the Superyacht Cup in Cowes, the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Porto Cervo and the Voiles de Saint Tropez.
She will soon be joined by the second yacht in the WallyCento class, Magic Carpet Cubed, which will be launched at the end of the year. The two vessels will no doubt do battle on the water in 2013.
And a busy June was preceded by a landmark May, with the launch of the company’s flagship, Better Place. At 50.5m the Bugatti-blue sailing yacht is the world’s largest carbon-fibre sloop and marks a significant leap in the size of Wally’s capabilities. “With Better Place, once again Wally opens a new route in yacht design and innovation,” Bassani said at the scene of the launch. “We’ve succeeded in delivering an environmentally friendly and breakthrough Wally 50m with aggressive and sleek lines of a true performance sailing yacht, rather than the motor sailor look typical of this class of yachts.”
Wally Profile | Wally Website
Add a comment
Other Fleet News
Royal Huisman has launched 43.31m performance sloop 'Blue Papillon,' designed by German Frers and Rhoades Young. More
The 15th in Amels Limited Editions line, the 55m 'Engelberg', has been christened at Amels shipyard in Vlissingen. More
The Perini Navi Group has launched 60m ketch Seahawk (C.2193), the first yacht in their new generation 60m series, from their Viareggio shipyard. Mast stepping has also taken place. More
On 15 May the Horizon RP105 superyacht 'Agora' successfully completed her first sea trial in Kaohsiung Harbour. The Taiwanese superyacht measures 32m. More
Superyacht Intelligence Data
For 40 years Pantaenius has been providing yacht insurance to yacht owners all over the world.
Bond TM is an independent consultancy company for AV, IT, communication, navigation and security systems. We manage new builds and refits projects for the most advanced super yachts and provide to the industry the best 24/7 IT support.
ASEA POWER SYSTEMS
ASEA POWER SYSTEMS is the Marine Industry Leader for Shore Power Conversion equipment ranging in power from 8kVA - 1000kVa.
Helkama Bica Oy
Helkama is specializing in development and production of marine and offshore cables. Our experience in this field goes back more than thirty years. We produce only halogen free cables and the cable range include both flame-retardant and fire resistant cables. Helkama marine cables are approved by all major classification societies.
Reckmann Yacht Equipment GmbH
Reckmann Yacht Equipment GmbH is a specialist company for reefing systems, masts and hydraulics and will celebrate the 120th anniversary in 2012. Today, the company is one of the leading producers and traders of headsail reefing equipment and is a synonym for quality, continuity and innovation.
Nautic Crew International, Inc.
Nautic Crew Intl is a Crew placement company started by yachting professionals that truly care about your future crew because we understand the dynamics of life onboard. When it comes to hiring new crew or looking for a position, Experience the Difference!!