During a private ceremony in Marina di Ravenna, Italy, the new Wally 110 was successfully launched. The event itself was hosted by the sailing yacht’s new enthusiastic owners, gathering all of those involved in the design and construction of the 33.5m superyacht, now christened S/Y Barong D.
Barong D is the third Wally yacht delivered to this faithful repeat client, a truly passionate yachtsman who replaced his Wally 94, Barong C, which in turn in 2005 substituted the owner’s first 80 foot Wally yacht, Barong B of 2000.
The latest generation sailing yacht was designed by Frers Naval Architecture, much like Barong C and Barong B, and maintained the uniquely wide hull and classic lines found amongst the Wally fleet.
“Wally employed all its advanced know-how to produce a fully equipped cruising super yacht displacing only 65 tons: two tons lighter than predicted,” explains Luca Bassani, Wally president and CEO. “We succeeded in delivering a truly exceptional performance cruiser that accommodates in full comfort the owners who spend several months of the year on-board.”
Pre-preg carbon technology has been used throughout the yacht and advanced technologies and materials have also been used for both the electrical system and the hydraulic system, which provides 350 bar max pressure.
The interiors, designed by Wally and Luca Bassani, have been built in blocks in order to achieve maximum quality whilst reducing weight. In terms of styling, Barong D has simplistic interiors, perfectly in keeping with the Monegasque brand’s DNA. A range of light woods have been used to keep the interiors bright with deep blue contrasts.
The layout reflects the owner’s extensive cruising requirements, featuring the forward owner’s suite with two large single beds in favour of the comfort under sail, two double guest cabins and a spacious main saloon amidships.
Barong D is the 44th sailing yacht launched by the brand, 15 of which are over 30m. Her delivery is scheduled at the end of may, after two weeks of sea trials.
Displacement: 65 tons
Sail area: 538m2