Following the successful launch of Galateia in the final days of October, Wally has announced that a contract for the construction of the fourth hull in the wallycento series has been signed.
The Monegasque yacht builder has confirmed that it will be built at Persico Marine in Northern Italy, a yard known for constructing custom racing yachts for the world’s most renowned racing teams and owners.
The owner of the fourth wallycento hull is a passionate racing yachtsman who was attracted to the wally sailing yachts by the contemporary style and performance of the first three units (Galateia, Magic Carpet3, and Open Season).
“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” explains Luca Bassani, Wally President and founder. “I am very happy to see owners who share my view of the development of the maxi racer-cruisers, building up a good wallycento fleet.”
Hull four has been developed by Mark Mills of Mills design, who was asked by the client to produce a refined high performance solution to the box-ruled wallycento race-cruiser. Mills explained that “significant progress has been made to a number of areas, including the optimisation of the layout with the structure to reduce structural weight, improve hull stiffness and centralise the machinery weights to reduce pitching inertias”.
Mills Design was suggested to the client after Luca Bassani was impressed by the performance of the Maxi72 Alegre, which reflected a number of innovations found on Wally vessels.
Wallycento #4 is scheduled for a June 2017 delivery, in time for the second part of the Wally Class racing season.
Sail Area: 640sqm
Naval Architecture : Mills Design