Italian yacht builder Persico has released information on the new 100 WallyCento sailing yacht. Persico, which is famous for building pedigree yachts for races such as the Americas Cup and the Volvo Ocean Race, has once again teamed up with Monegasque brand Wally Yachts to complete the fourth 100 WallyCento.
The 30.4m carbon and composite sloop has been designed by Mark Mills along with the design house Pininfarina for the interiors. Much like the other Wally sailing yachts, the design brief was efficiency and comfort, therefore the design team aimed to create the lightest possible craft wit the optimum resistance needed for a high performance sailing yacht.
Persico began the building process began with the manufacture of the female CNC mould in its Nembro plant. The mould was then transported to the new Persico Savona Facility where there is a 45m oven. The 30m racer-cruiser is now scheduled for delivery in summer 2017.
"Thanks to our high quality production processes, I am confident that we will be able to optimize the yacht’s weight while complying with the box-rule limitations and the Wally spirit," said Marcello Persico, managing director of Persico Marine.
Wally has now been building yachts over 30m since 1994 when 32m sailing yacht Nariida was built at Concordia Custom Yachts in the United States. Gradually, the rate in which Wally have been securing orders has risen, having delivered 25% of the Wally fleet in the last five years.
There are now two projects being built under the Wally brand, the WallyCento and the Wally 110, which is scheduled for delivery this year.